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  1. Spitfire303

    Spitfire303 Master Guru

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    Hi guys,

    I need a piece of advice here. I am about to buy a 14" laptop for my son. He will go to university next year so he needs a portable device. The usage will be student's so mainly for school, some music, video watching and browsing maybe (but the young prefer their phones nowadays for those tasks). I am able to spent as much as 800 EUR and I hope to get him a Pc that will last 3-4 years in terms of efficiency, fluidity and battery life (very important)

    Main features: always 16GB of Ram, un Ryzen 5 / 7 or Intel 5-7. 16/10 screen with at least 300 nits of brightness (mat display).

    So I spent last week on browsing (it is sale time here in France) and I ended up with... 4 choices:

    799 EUR Lenovo Ideapad 5 pro,
    16 GB of RAM DDR5 6400Mhz, 14" 2.2K (2240 x 1400), IPS, Anti-Glare, Non-Touch, 100%sRGB, 300 nits, 60Hz, SSD 512 GB, biggest battery 75W

    https://www.lenovo.com/fr/fr/p/lapt.../ideapad-pro-5-gen-8-(14-inch-amd)/83an000dfr

    For long time it was my choice but than I found those two HP Pavilion Plus PC...

    HP Pavilion Plus 14-ey0010nf
    a 749 EUR AMD Ryzen™ 5 7540U,
    16 Go RAM 6400Mhz,
    512 GB SSD,
    screen WQXGA (2560 x 1600), 120 Hz, AMD Radeon™ 740M

    https://www.hp.com/fr-fr/shop/product.aspx?id=9Q237EA&opt=ABF&sel=NTB

    and what seems to be the best deal (judging byt the discount of 400 EUR) :
    HP Pavilion Plus 14-eh1032nf
    799 EUR Intel® Core™ i5-13500H,
    16 GB RAM 5200Mhz ,
    512 Go Disque SSD,
    screen 2.2K (2240 x 1400) Intel® Iris® Xᵉ

    https://www.hp.com/fr-fr/shop/product.aspx?id=7Q883EA&opt=ABF&sel=NTB#features

    Out of those two HP the 2nd has worse screen but better (?) CPU. I just think ii could be an overkill (the I5 H CPU). Not sure my son will need this high efficiency. He will be rather look for good battery life where I think the Ryzen from the other HP will do better.

    Lastly I found this Asus

    ASUS Zenbook 14 UM3402YA-KP394W

    AMD Ryzen™ 5 7530U
    AMD Radeon™ Graphics
    14" screen WQXGA (2560 x 1600) ; 16:10 (400 nits)
    16Go de RAM LPDDR4
    512GB M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 3.0 SSD


    https://www.materiel.net/produit/202308160027.html#a_aid=5b0ec18e9e90e

    I am totally lost and really dont know which one would the best... any help appreciated
     
  2. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    Do NOT get an Asus OLED, they drain the battery when switched off.
    The response from their support sucked.
    I dont know about the none OLEDs, I wont be buying another Asus to find out.
     
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  3. tunejunky

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    the most fun he will have.
    perfect balance of battery life and ability to game... oh i mean do homework and be productive;)
     
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    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Ryzen mobile tends to be more frugal on the battery
     
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  5. Spitfire303

    Spitfire303 Master Guru

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    Thx guys any idea about the battery life difference of the Lenovo and HP Pavilion Plus 14-ey0010nf. The HP has smaller battery but better more efficient CPU. I have some difficulties to find reviews of exactly those two builds...
     
  6. tunejunky

    tunejunky Ancient Guru

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    the HP being an R5 uses less power than the Lenovo R7 so the battery life is a tie as the bigger battery is needed for the R7

    however the iGPUs are vastly different with the HP being better/newer/lower power consumption. the HP could be hooked up to a full HD tv/monitor and have strong frames - which speaks to how long your kid will have a useful life out of it
     
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    metagamer Ancient Guru

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    Didn't read the OP but just dump her mate, she's not worth it. :D
     
  8. Spitfire303

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    Yeah buying a new gem will ease the pain:D
     

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