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Im starting a computer science degree in September and need help finding a good laptop which can handle some moderate/light gaming as well as programming and coding. My budget is around £600 and im not very well versed when it comes to laptop specs which is why i need help

ACER Swift 3 14" Laptop - AMD Ryzen 5, 1 TB SSD, Purple

This is one of the laptops that im considering buying from Currys, please let me know if its good enough or if there is a better alternative! Thanks
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Most universities have computer labs for workshops. personally as a person who is doing software engineering at uni having a laptop is useful however having a home desktop pc is also useful as most laptops you would use for programming would get rather warm quite quickly as you normally see people getting gaming laptops as their programming laptops . Personally i use a razer blade pro late 2019 version
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Personally i got the ThinkPad E14, what is the RAM?
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Personally i got the ThinkPad E14, what is the RAM?
Well the laptop i listed the RAM is 8 GB with 1 TB SSD
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Most universities have computer labs for workshops. personally as a person who is doing software engineering at uni having a laptop is useful however having a home desktop pc is also useful as most laptops you would use for programming would get rather warm quite quickly as you normally see people getting gaming laptops as their programming laptops . Personally i use a razer blade pro late 2019 version
Yeah i understand, Im not heavy gamer but i do enjoy doing my work within my dorm/own space so even tho i'll be using the computer labs i would also like a portable laptop that is good for programming and coding
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Get a laptop with a 5900HX and a RTX 3080 with 32GBs of RAM.
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Well the laptop i listed the RAM is 8 GB with 1 TB SSD
i would recommend having more RAM. I would say that 18 GB RAM would be pretty good. It would certainly run virtual machines smoothly.
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