Update on the laptop/notebook market

  • Thread starter dRic2
  • Start date
  • #1
dRic2
Gold Member
799
194

Summary:

Do you have any suggestion for a good portable laptop?
I've been with macbook air since 2015 but it died unexpectedly a week ago. I really have no clue about new laptop/notebook brands and power capability. I mainly look for portability (I like light laptops) and smoothness while running day-to-day programs like office suite, chrome, matlab ecc... I don't have particular requests in terms of power/speed. Sometimes I like to record guitar (I have an external audio interface). I need Linux, so I would probably go dual boot with ubuntu if I go for a windows pc. My budget is good but I'd prefer to save up a little bit so I think I won't go for a macbook again. Do you have any model/brands in mind I could check?

Thanks, and sorry if a tread like this pops up a million times.
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
Wrichik Basu
Insights Author
Gold Member
2020 Award
1,624
1,511
Do you have any model/brands in mind I could check?
My HP Probook 450 G6 is working fine, except some disruptions caused by Windows. It came with Windows 10 Professional, Intel Core i7 8th Gen processor (four cores). I had to buy MS Office separately. You can of course dual boot it with Linux. Three USB ports, one HDMI port, one ethernet port, one USB C port (not Thunderbolt), one headphone port, and a 65W charger. Using the BIOS, you can limit the battery maximum charge to 80% so as to extend the battery life. It has two RAM slots and comes preinstalled with an 8GB RAM. I increased that to 16GB. The front camera, however, has very low resolution.

I have MATLAB too, but I use Android Studio more often (on the NVIDIA GPU rather than integrated graphics).

For smooth running of day to day programs, it is recommended to use Linux because Windows Updates are often very irritating.
 
  • Like
Likes dRic2
  • #3
dRic2
Gold Member
799
194
Hi, I looked up your laptop and similar products and I think I got some ideas. Anyways, since I don't really care about graphics and the only relatively heavy programs I run are MATLAB and maybe some recording stuff do you think it's worth to go for a 1000$ laptop ? I mean, what do you think about a laptop like this one
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B085JBXLH7/ ?
 

Related Threads on Update on the laptop/notebook market

  • Last Post
Replies
10
Views
41K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
5
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
6
Views
2K
Replies
13
Views
5K
  • Last Post
Replies
9
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
8
Views
18K
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
22
Views
5K
Replies
4
Views
4K
Top