Laptop for Engineering Student (CSE)

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  1. Vasudev

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    That review is plain stupid IMO. All companies do the exact same thing.
    Few stupid points mentioned by reviewer at Flipkart(or other e-tailers):
    1. Che Mei make good panels. He could have searched the monitor name using hwinfo and I am sure notebookcheck.net will have properly calibrated icc files for vendors using the same panel which can be downloaded and installed System-wide.
    2. Intel 600p is really bad NVMe drive so SK Hynix SATA3 SSD can destroy it or run at par when your IO usage is very high. 600p throttles down to SATA3 drive speeds if temps go above 75C. That's the reason Intel released 700p NVMe which is superior than 600p. SK Hynix makes affordable SSDs for OEM be it Dell,MSI, Acer etc... Worthy SSD manufacturers are Crucial/Micron(Mx300,mx500), Samsung(960 evo/pro,970 evo/pro,860 pro/evo),WD Black NVMe,Toshiba XG5(Higher capacity drives).
    3. Micron is parent company of Crucial which makes good RAM chips. Most OEMs provide value RAM aka RAM modules that works and not performance optimised. Even Kinsgton has ValueRAM segment for laptops. If you want performance optimised RAM KIngston HyperX Imapct, Crucial Ballistix, GSkill Ripjaws etc.. are best. If you have locked BIOS w/o XMP then Kingston HyperX has JEDEC specs for lower CAS which is useful on locked Stock BIOS.
    That's the reason I suggested earlier to buy your own aftermarket SSDs,HDDs and RAM sticks to match your preference and save some cash.
     
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  2. Saurav Karmakar

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    You suggest to buy a good laptop without SSD,etc. And upgrade all of it like RAM,SSD. Doesn't my cost goes higher? What about other components?

    Buying a 1050 doesn't make sense. Atleast 1050Ti I should buy and cheap laptop that offers 1050Ti is

    1) Asus FX553
    2) Asus FX504
    3) Acer Nitro (2017)
    4) Acer Nitro (2018)

    Do mention what things I can scrap off and do suggest some laptops according to it.
     
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    Indeed it'll be expensive but you know the components you add will be better than Dell.
    GTX 1050 ti and above is a bare minimum. Have you tried local stores that offer bare minimum specs with 7700HQ,8GB ram,1TB HDD etc..
    What do you plan to do? ML,AI or something else?
     
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    I live near Delhi so I will definitely visit Nehru Place. I want to get into AI (Deep Learning) and ML.
     
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    @Vasudev How about MSI GL63 8RC? It costs around 65k. But it has GTX 1050

    Watch this video for components and all:
     
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    How much is the GPU memory 2GB or 4GB?
    Looked at lot of PCs with GTX 1050ti which was more expensive.
     
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    It comes with 8 GB (4 GB Intel & 4 GB 1050). Also it has M.2 slots for SSDs.
     
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    4GB is good. Don't count Intel GPU memory. If that was the case any PC with huge RAM will have 32GB Intel VRAM and 4GB Nvidia VRAM.
     
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    I feel Lenovo Y520 is a better package than dell at the same price with single 8GB RAM,1TB HDD.
    @Mobius 1 How good is Legion y520?
     
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