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    £750

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    PhD Aerospace

    Software that will be used
    General MS office etc. Plus Analysis Fluent and ability to run CFD and CAD applications

    Screen size
    17.3 inches

    Operating system preference
    Windows

    Minimum amount of RAM
    8GB

    Minimum battery life
    2 hours

    Minimum storage requirement
    >512GB

    Weight limit
    Doesn’t need to be that portable

    Used for playing games?
    Yes

    If yes, what games?
    Flight Simulator X, X Plane-11

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    Hello all, I am looking to get a new laptop have a budget of around £750-£800 ideally I would like a 17” screen size as I rarely need to carry it around. It needs to have a spec sufficient to run engineering type software that I use for my PhD plus a discrete graphics card to run flight simulation software.


    I have been looking at a Dell Inspiron 17 5000 laptop with the Intel i7-8550U processor. If anyone can think of any other suggestions please let me know?
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    (Original post by Tpd1)
    Hello all, I am looking to get a new laptop have a budget of around £750-£800 ideally I would like a 17” screen size as I rarely need to carry it around. It needs to have a spec sufficient to run engineering type software that I use for my PhD plus a discrete graphics card to run flight simulation software.
    https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/msi-...14/version.asp

    Best I can find right now, deals on 17" laptops seem to be pretty thin on the ground at the moment.


    I have been looking at a Dell Inspiron 17 5000 laptop with the Intel i7-8550U processor. If anyone can think of any other suggestions please let me know?
    What's the full spec?
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/msi-...14/version.asp

    Best I can find right now, deals on 17" laptops seem to be pretty thin on the ground at the moment.




    What's the full spec?

    Yeah 17" doesn’t seem to be a common size but having had one in the past it makes a lot more sense that a smaller one as I just keep it on my desk most of the time. I’m looking at this one:

    http://www.dell.com/en-uk/shop/lapto...laptop/cn77003

    They have a 12% discount at the moment so I’m struggling to find others that offer a better spec without spending £1,000+…
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    (Original post by Tpd1)
    Yeah 17" doesn’t seem to be a common size but having had one in the past it makes a lot more sense that a smaller one as I just keep it on my desk most of the time. I’m looking at this one:

    http://www.dell.com/en-uk/shop/lapto...laptop/cn77003

    They have a 12% discount at the moment so I’m struggling to find others that offer a better spec without spending £1,000+…
    The graphics card in the one I've suggested is noticeably more powerful, and the processor runs faster than the low voltage U variant in the Dell. That would be the one I'd go for.
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    The graphics card in the one I've suggested is noticeably more powerful, and the processor runs faster than the low voltage U variant in the Dell. That would be the one I'd go for.

    Thanks for the advice, I think maybe the AMD Radeon 530 graphics card might be a bit lacking for my needs so probably want to get something like a NVIDIA GeForce 150MX as minimum?



    I’ll either order that MSI one or possibly this HP one as I like the aluminium body and 3 year warranty: http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Pr...t=ABU&sel=NTB&
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    (Original post by Tpd1)
    Thanks for the advice, I think maybe the AMD Radeon 530 graphics card might be a bit lacking for my needs so probably want to get something like a NVIDIA GeForce 150MX as minimum?



    I’ll either order that MSI one or possibly this HP one as I like the aluminium body and 3 year warranty: http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Pr...t=ABU&sel=NTB&
    You'd be paying more money for less power in that laptop, I wouldn't recommend it.
 
 
 
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