Can you guys help me chose a laptop for uni? (2 options)

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I need a laptop for uni and I am going to be doing computer science and maybe a little light gaming like CSGO (and I wanna try overwatch, on super low settings because it looks fun hehe)if I have nothing better to do. (My home PC doesn't even have proper dedicated graphics intel HD 630 lmao)

These are the two laptops:

Lenovo IdeaPad 330
- 15.6"
- i5 8300H, 2.3ghz/4.0ghz, 8md cache (no idea what that means - the cache thing )
- 4 cores
- 8bg ram
- 1TB HDD and 128 SSD
- HD display
- NVIDIA GeForce 1050 4gb
- 6-hour battery life

HP Envy
- 13.3"
- i5 8250U, 1.6ghz/3.4ghz, 8gb cache (no idea what that means - cache thing)
- 8bg ram
- 256 SSD
- HD display
- NVIDIA GeForce MX150 2gb (never heard of it, any good?)
- up to 12-hour battery life

Both are £749.00
I don't mind what screen size it has. I know they have almost the exact same specs and same price, but what do you people think is the better one?
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lenovo would be better for cs, you'd have to cope with the **** battery but its the far better option.
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lenovo would be better for cs, you'd have to cope with the **** battery but its the far better option.
Thanks a lot, i too was leaning more for that


Thanks a lot for the info!
The dell g3 was my first pick, but my friend pointed out it says 2 hours of battery life so i found those two instead
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I understand, thanks for the advice.
I will look for more better ones

I am most probably going to south Wales uni for MComp(or cardiff if i get BBB), dont we need a laptop to code or to use other programmes in labs/lectures? Or do I just write everything down on paper?

This is the course details if it helps:

Year One: MComp Computer Science Degree
C++ Programming
Computer Systems Concepts
Professionalism and Employability
Information Management, Assurance and Security
Mathematical Tools for Computation

Year Two: MComp Computer Science Degree
Data Structures and Algorithms with Object Oriented Programming
Secure Software Development
Operating Systems Concepts
Event Driven and Graphical User Interface Programming
Professional Practice and Employability, Team Based Software Development Workshop
Supervised Work Experience (Computing) (optional)
Study Overseas (Computing) (optional)
Computational Mathematics or Database Development

Year Three: MComp Computer Science Degree
Individual Project
Computer Networks
Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Mobile Systems and Applications
Parallel and Concurrent Programming
Intelligent Systems

Year Four: MComp Computer Science Degree
Major Team Project
Distributed Computing
Robotics and Autonomous Systems or Mobile Application Development
Data Mining Running
Data Structures and Algorithms with Object Oriented Programming
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Oh right.
I didn't know that not having a laptop was possible haha
But thanks again!!
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I see

I am curious, what uni did you go to?

Also, I want to start learning a programming language in the summer after exams, what one would you advise? (Sorry I'm going off topic haha)
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Yea, I have no knowledge of programming so far. So I will try OOP then maybe if I have more time python too.

What exactly do you do on a placement year? As I want to get more experience too.
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I understand.

Thanks so much for the help!
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