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What's better for a potential comp sci student who has a limited budget and just wants to do well at the course, maybe run Linux on a VM or two (but is not a gamer):

standard laptop with an i7 processor, 8GB RAM etc

"gaming" laptop with AMD Ryzen 5 processor, 8GB RAM, better graphics card etc. (and it's a bit heavier to carry than standard laptop)

Thank you for your input in advance
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What's better for a potential comp sci student who has a limited budget and just wants to do well at the course, maybe run Linux on a VM or two (but is not a gamer):

standard laptop with an i7 processor, 8GB RAM etc

"gaming" laptop with AMD Ryzen 5 processor, 8GB RAM, better graphics card etc. (and it's a bit heavier to carry than standard laptop)

Thank you for your input in advance
If you need any heavy duty computational support, the university will be able to give you access to that. You dont need a killer machine for basic student stuff in STEM degrees, just about any i7 laptop is going to be able to handle a fair bit of Python, Matlab etc, along with Word and a graphics package for doing lab reports. If you get to the point where you are doing multiple hour long computational runs in a lab or project, its time to ask for access to a bigger machine or cluster from your supervisor.
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I do computer science and have a £200 Lenovo, you don't need an expensive laptop, the uni has facilities (I don't use those I only use my laptop). You don't need to go broke to work on your mips and Java projects.
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