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#1 wxwxyy

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 02:43 PM

Hello I will be majoring computer science , please check if this computer is good considering its price and specs.

Asus ZenBook 14" UX430UA-77DHDSB1

1 069,90 €

7gen Intel® Core™ i7-7500U Dual-Core, 2.7 GHz base - w/ turbo 3.5 GHz

16GB DDR4 2133MHz onboard

Intel® HD Graphics 620

SSD 512GB M.2 SATA3

1.25 kg

14.0" LED Back-lit, Ultra Slim 300nits, FHD 1920x1080 16:9, Anti-Glare, NTSC:72% WV



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#2 Kilroy

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 03:47 PM

Welcome to Bleeping Computer.

 

Looks good to me, provided you aren't going to be doing anything that needs a powerful video card (gaming and CAD).

 

If you posted your location someone might find you a better machine for the same, or less, money.



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Posted 27 April 2017 - 03:17 AM

If I may post about the same topic. I'm thinking about the same laptop, but about the version with i5 CPU and 8GB of RAM. Doing programming, running virtual machine with Windows.

I have one concern though - is the laptop capable of running at least 10 hours everyday? I guess it could be considered as ultrabook, so isn't it more like take it to the lecture, write notes and when you get back home, work on your desktop PC?

 

Thanks.



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Posted 27 April 2017 - 02:15 PM

denco1, Welcome to Bleeping Computer.

 

If you are going to be running Virtual machines you're going to want more RAM.

 

Ultrabooks are normally thin and light weight, they can be just as powerful as most other computers.  There should be no issue running them 10 hours a day, provided you don't expect to do it on battery.



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Posted 27 April 2017 - 02:37 PM

Yeah, sure. I mean on AC. I have 4GB of RAM now. If keep just one empty browser opened and run Windows in VirtualBox, it's pretty good. So I think that 8GB of RAM should be enough.






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