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Hi All,

Looks like the existing posts related to laptops are quite outdated. I would like to know what laptop options are others considering. From what I read I think going with a windows OS is better than Mac. Please let me know your thoughts on the different laptop options and on different specs? I would prefer a windows OS and at least 8GB RAM. Thanks!!
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Surface book 2

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New post 31 Mar 2019, 03:47
Thanks for your reply!!

Can you please tell which other laptops did you consider and how is surface book 2 better. Thanks!!
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New post 31 Mar 2019, 10:25
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Thanks for your reply!!

Can you please tell which other laptops did you consider and how is surface book 2 better. Thanks!!


I am attending a program this fall so I am thinking through the same topic. I currently have Surface Pro 4 that I really like but it is a little dated. I will probably use the Surface Pro 4 until the Surface Book 3 comes out (sometime in late 2019, early 2020) at which point I want to upgrade to that machine. However, if you need to buy one in advance of starting in the fall I would buy the Surface Book 2. Here is my thought process:

- A Windows machine makes the most sense because it is the best platform on which to use Excel and PowerPoint, both of which will be an important part of presentations and data analysis
- I think a 13/14 inch is better fit than a 15 inch machine because it will be lighter and more portable. The ones I considered are the Dell XPS 13, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, Lenovo Yoga C930, Huawei Matebook 13, and Surface Book 2
- I nixed the Huawei because I don't like the press the Company gets and it isn't worth the questions you'll get about it. The Lenovo options are both great machines and get good battery life but I don't love the port options and the design
- The XPS13 is solid but I really like the detachable design of the Surface book 2. I also like the ~17 hour battery life which means you won't have to bring a charger to campus as it will last all day
- This left me with the Surface Book 2. It is expensive but is a great machine and the form factor can't be beat, in my opinion

I hope that is helpful and I am open to any challenges / disagreements!
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New post 03 Apr 2019, 14:05
It also depends on the software the business schools use.

For example, if we need to use Mini-tab, macOS is completely out of the picture.

Any windows laptop with an 8th gen or greater processor should give you 10+ hours of battery unless it is meant for gaming. I hear the AMD zen+/zen2 processors are pretty good too and might be a little cheaper to boot.

For me, I have a windows ultrabook that I got a few years ago that I'll be bringing with me along with an ipad pro. I can leave my windows laptop for the heavy lifting and the ipad pro for everyday notes, team meetings, etc.
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New post 22 May 2019, 02:22
Most likely going with Lenovo X1 Carbon. If you don't mind the hefty price tag I believe it may be the best business laptop on the market.
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New post 25 May 2019, 15:59
Thanks for this - very helpful!
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