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HELP Student looking for a laptop

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  • Oct 7th, 2020 9:12 am
Oct 5, 2020
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HELP Student looking for a laptop

Hi everyone, I am new to this forum. Nice to meet you all.


I am looking for a laptop for University :
- Portable (14 in)
- Good battery life
- I don't need touchscreen or 2 in 1
- Windows
- Good keyboard (bilingual is fine)
- I'm not a gamer, I don't do programming. I mostly need a laptop for browsing webs, using microsoft office, ZOOM conferences, etc.

I am willing to spend as much as needed. Right now, with COVID, students like us are always working on our laptops. So I put a lot of importance on purchasing a good laptop.

What do you think of this deal ?
MSI Modern 14 B4MW-013CA 14” Laptop with AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, 512GB SSD, 8GB RAM & Windows 10 Pro ... /108090114

Thank you for your help everyone :) Have a nice day
Last edited by annawong314 on Oct 6th, 2020 2:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Jul 15, 2012
272 posts
Bilingual keyboard is a small bummer. Although it seems to have the full left-shift key which isn't so bad compared to a standard US keyboard layout. Otherwise laptop looks good and I suspect will easily meet your needs in terms of battery life and performance.
Jr. Member
Aug 25, 2018
153 posts
Get a MacBook Pro 16”. I find it to be the best all rounder. If you want you could go for the cheaper MacBook Pro 13, if you can deal with the smaller screen size or use an external monitor
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Nov 4, 2008
6921 posts
Richmond Hill
Thinkpad X/T-series, or a Dell XPS are both solid bets
When given enough time, all threads on RFD can and will go off on a tangent.
Deal Addict
Aug 27, 2003
1833 posts
For the usage you've listed, is there any reason you won't consider a Chromebook or is there something specific you need Windows for?
If you do a lot of typing, I'm going to second aeba7's suggestion for Thinkpad X or T series.
Oct 5, 2020
2 posts
Yes, I type a lot !
My University Faculty demands for a PC Windows or Mac OS.