Thursday, December 1, 2022

Laptops for engineering students: “Elephant in the room”

Laptops, which one to buy? Which one is best? Will it work for the next 4 years? What if I waste my parent’s money on the wrong laptop? Perhaps a harder decision as compared to deciding which college to join. You will listen to many things around the internet, and the number of views you study, the more confused you get. It never matters how many reviews you get. You will end up confused because it is hard to believe anyone, but you need to stop here, read this and finalize this. Remember you are buying this one for college, not for your job, the company you will work in will provide you a good enough laptop.

Laptops for engineering students: “ Elephant in the room.”

  • What do you need?

Broadly speaking, engineers can be qualified broadly into two categories 2D engineers and 3D engineers. 2D engineers are not involved in large-scale 3D modeling like making 3D designs for big machines, supercars, or even a Maruti alto, Burj khalifa, or Mars rover. Yes, Mechanical, Civil, Aerospace, Aeronautical engineers need heavy machines to work on. 2D engineers work on other engineering, and they do not even need a graphics card if they are short on budget, except those who are into deep or transfer learning.

  • RAM: 8GB, NO debate, either you are a 3D engineer or a 2D engineer you need to remember this 8GB ram is must go things without a Lag.
  • CPU: Intel Core i5/AMD ryzen 5 Chips either you are a 3D engineer or a 2D engineer it is very good. 2D engineers can settle for intel i3 or AMD ryzen 3 if you have a short budget
  • SSD: Time is Value; the more time you save, the more time you have to spend with your family or some other activity; SSD is compulsory time-saving units and bonus since they are not mechanical devices they have a longer life compared to HDDs. I suggest you have 512 GB storage, but you can go with 256 GB storage.
  • GPU: If you are a 3D engineer with good cash, then a 4GB graphics card is good. I would suggest deep learning, reinforcement learning, and transfer learning, do something, wait for some time but go for this one. If you are a 3D engineer, then at least go for 2GB of graphics. If you are a 2D engineer, then you can work with no graphics card.
  • Laptop for 3D engineers

Laptop for 3D engineersAttention Mechanical, Civil, Aerospace, Aeronautical, and those computer science engineers or enthusiasts who are going to dig deep into deep learning, transfer learning, or reinforcement learning during their undergraduate lives.

  • Disclaimer

this is not the marketing of any laptop. It was just normal research. If you find something similar, go for it

1. HP Omen

  • Processor: Core i5 10th Gen
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage: 1 TB SSD
  • Graphics: 4 GB Graphics/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti
  • Price: Around 96,000

2. HP Pavilion

  • Processor: i5 10th Gen
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage: 1 TB HDD and 256 GB SSD
  • Graphics: 4 GB Graphics/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti
  • Price: Around 88,000

3. Lenovo Legion

  • Processor: i5 10th Gen
  • Ram: 8 GB
  • Storage: 512 GB SSD
  • Graphics: 4 GB Graphics/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
  • Price: Around 79,000

4. ASUS ROG STRIX

  • Processor: Core i5 10th Gen
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage: 1 TB SSD
  • Graphics: 4 GB Graphics/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti
  • Screen rate: 144hz ( a really good point)
  • price: Around 79,000

5. HP Omen

  • Processor: Ryzen 7 4800H (octa-core and 12 Mb cache )
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage: 1 TB SSD
  • Graphics: 4 GB Graphics/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti
  • Price: Around 86,000

6. Lenovo Ideapad gaming and Lenovo Legion gaming( better cooling system)

  • Processor: Ryzen 5 4600H (hexacore and 12 Mb cache )
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage: 1 TB SSD
  • Graphics: 4 GB Graphics/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti
  • Price: Around 67,000

7. ASUS VivoBook Ultra 14

  • Processor: Core i5 11th Gen( a big improvement)
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage: 512 GB SSD
  • Graphics: 2 GB Graphics MX 330
  • Price: around 62,000

8. Lenovo Ideapad S340

  • Processor: Core i5 10th Gen
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage: 512 GB SSD
  • Graphics:2 GB Graphics MX230
  • Laptop for 2D engineers

Laptop for 2D engineers

1. ASUS VivoBook Ultra 14

  • Processor: Core i5 11th Gen( a big improvement)
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage: 512 GB SSD
  • Graphics: 2 GB Graphics MX 330
  • Price: around 62,000

2. Lenovo Ideapad S340

  • Processor: Core i5 10th Gen
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage: 512 GB SSD
  • Graphics:2 GB Graphics MX230
  • Price: around 56,000

3. Lenovo Ideapad S145

  • Processor: Core i5 10th Gen
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage: 512 GB SSD
  • Price: around 45,000

4. Acer Aspire 3

  • Processor: Core i5 10th Gen
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage: 1 TB HDD
  • Price: around 42,000

5. HP

  • Processor: Ryzen 5 Quad Core
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Processor: 1 TB HDD
  • Price: around 40,000

Note: Apple MacBook, Touch screen laptops are noteworthy mentions while laptops range switch quickly so you may find better options while you are in the market to buy it

Outro

Buying a laptop can be a really messy task, but you do not need to spill hard cash for it, buy a budget laptop, you will get a good one when you join a corporate. Don’t go for elephant tusks. Rather, have your own teeth.

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Akhil Bhadwal
Akhil Bhadwal
Creating and curating content for 7+ years now. I've worked for different organizations on various capacities and dealt with a wide range of content that includes both tech and non-tech.

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