A REAL Back to School Laptop Guide.

  • Published on Aug 24, 2019
  • A real video on choosing the best laptop for school.
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Comments • 3 641

  • Dave Lee
    Dave Lee  2 months ago +4206

    This video is for the people who can't afford a $4000 gaming laptop for back to school. Thanks for watching!

    • raju melwani
      raju melwani 22 hours ago

      Dave Lee if anyone wants to know how the zenbook performs i got the core i7 1200 dollar version max specs you need to keep it on a table for cooling on your lap it will feel so hot cooling is an issue even with quite light use.

    • Shantanu Suryawanshi
      Shantanu Suryawanshi Day ago

      Don't you like HP laptop?

    • shahoo nadimpour
      shahoo nadimpour 8 days ago

      what a bout lenovo or razer laptops

    • Vaishnavi Ahuja
      Vaishnavi Ahuja Month ago


    • Rohit Rana
      Rohit Rana Month ago

      hey man
      looking for a laptop good for photoshop and running softwares like avid for video editing
      my picks are
      msi gs65(2300$) .
      razer blade 15(2800$)
      macbook pro 15 32gigs ram (4300$)
      what do you suggest

  • Its Someone
    Its Someone 7 hours ago

    Can the $600 laptops run league of legends?

  • Pranav Rajagopal
    Pranav Rajagopal 16 hours ago

    But is Surface Laptop good in 2019

  • Splash
    Splash Day ago

    Do u think it’s worth getting a MSI GP63 Leopard 8RE-077? I would be getting it brand new for $750 because the person I’m buying it off of got it from Walmart for under $500. I need something with 16gb of ram and preferably a 6 core cpu. I haven’t seen that many reviews of this, but I have heard that it feels kind of cheap. Can u share ur opinions?

  • Dagmar
    Dagmar Day ago

    i really loike the yoga ones for school! especially if you want to write your notes directly on it. Its a bit more expensive but one a bit older or with less power is a good thing

  • Dreamy
    Dreamy 2 days ago

    6:29 That Acer Nitro is awesome

  • JNcustom35
    JNcustom35 2 days ago

    Got the 9560 for $600 used. Included a move mech keyboard and two monitors. It was the 16gb 1080p gtx1050 one so im pretty happy.

  • Toutorial_For_Live _
    Toutorial_For_Live _ 2 days ago +2

    Student loans


  • Anton Kjær
    Anton Kjær 3 days ago +1

    4:16 yeah for 900.000 you should expect a good laptop

  • Diganta Sarkar
    Diganta Sarkar 3 days ago +2

    Best 2 in one device is Microsoft book 2 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 reply

  • imrealizee
    imrealizee 4 days ago

    as a student i cant recommend the xps 15 because its way too heavy. id stick with the 13 inch model

  • Foofy
    Foofy 4 days ago

    I didn't feel like I would need to see a video. I was going to get a MacBook. Not someone who needed a budget option. Then I went online. Didn't realize MacBooks were starting at $2300 nowdays. Jesus Christ

  • María R.
    María R. 4 days ago

    did he just mentioned refurbished or used? Finally a down to earth laptop reviewer! I'll cry 😭 tysm

  • Himanshu Raj
    Himanshu Raj 5 days ago

    4:05 what is that game?

  • Nicolas Eveno
    Nicolas Eveno 8 days ago

    RiP Europe residents

  • Jaime Sanchez
    Jaime Sanchez 8 days ago +1

    Thank god not fucking Austin Evans “budget” 2000$ laptop

  • MidnightStorm
    MidnightStorm 9 days ago +2

    I remember when my house got robbed and they took my broken laptop lmao am considering getting a new one

  • saturn tingz
    saturn tingz 10 days ago

    asus definitely rivals mac in terms of design. they've got some pretty ass laptops

  • Mals Minecraft world
    Mals Minecraft world 10 days ago +4

    Me: *sees 1 laptop in thumbnail*
    Me: *clicks on video*
    Also me: *sees 12 laptops on desk*
    Me: *dies*

  • skn 3
    skn 3 10 days ago

    Of all techy channels this is my favourite one. Kudos 👍

  • 7Write4This9Heart7
    7Write4This9Heart7 12 days ago

    I don't know how you can recommend a Surface when they're so breakable and can't be repaired/upgraded. (Never mind Macs with how $$$ they are and how easily they fail and suck as far as durability/longevity...)

  • Koosha Cheraghi
    Koosha Cheraghi 12 days ago

    Lenovo 330s is a good choice
    Especially Core i5 model

  • Ali Hassan
    Ali Hassan 13 days ago +1

    Dave:If you can somehow trick your parents into buying a gaming laptop...
    Me:Wait how did you know...

  • Leon Mahler
    Leon Mahler 14 days ago

    Hey Dave, I am strongly interested in the xps device, but in germany the model you presented doesnt exist.

    Every Model has:
    8 GB RAM
    GTX 1050

    So your model is 1000$ and it features:
    4k Display (touch)
    i5 7300HQ
    256 GB SSD

    1. German Model (970$):
    FHD Display (non-touch)
    i7 7700HQ
    512 GB SSD

    2. German Model (580$):
    FHD Display (non-touch)
    i5 7300HQ
    1 TB HDD
    128 GB SSD

    So my questions are:
    FHD on 15,6 inches ??? (i have an eye on a nice whq monitor and propably will only use the display when in bed or in school)
    Model 1 or 2 what do you think has the better value?
    Propably the Model 2. But will Amazon scam me? xD

    What would you recommend?

    It will be used for Coding, Casual Gaming (LoL and CS) and School obviously.

    • Leon Mahler
      Leon Mahler 13 days ago

      holy, wtf. now after 8 hours they cost so much more.

    • Leon Mahler
      Leon Mahler 14 days ago

      There is also the 9570 for 660 $ but its unclear if its a 1050 or 1050 ti. but its with the i7 8th gen. its so hard to decide ;(

    • Leon Mahler
      Leon Mahler 14 days ago

      OR is there another option you can recommend with better screen resolution?

    • Leon Mahler
      Leon Mahler 14 days ago

      Cpu userbenchmark says there is only a 5% difference between the 2 processors. So will the cheaper model be the right choice?

  • TheTony 2101
    TheTony 2101 14 days ago

    Just be like me where your college gives everyone a Zbook 15 or Razer blade 15 advanced model

  • Aaron
    Aaron 15 days ago

    Are there any Acer Swift 3 users here? How would you describe your experience with it?

  • IHateSmurfing0
    IHateSmurfing0 15 days ago +3

    I need a laptop with the following specs, somebody please help...

    512 tb of ddr5 ram
    10 GHz cpu at least 69 cores
    1 tb gpu
    Under 100 dollars

    • IHateSmurfing0
      IHateSmurfing0 8 days ago

      @Ciberactro okay thanks, I would have never thought of that, what year would you recommend I travel to.

    • Ciberactro
      Ciberactro 8 days ago

      build a time travel machine and travel to the future

    • Joe
      Joe 10 days ago +2

      soulja laptop

  • nunchukgrl2
    nunchukgrl2 17 days ago

    Best 2 in 1: Lenovo ThinkPad Yogas ;-)
    Perfect for annotating and taking notes. Currently using for medical school.
    Cheaper version: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 (13")
    Expensive version: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga x390 (13")

  • drsupremo88
    drsupremo88 17 days ago

    This nigga had money before he started this channel

  • Summer Normal
    Summer Normal 18 days ago

    Anyone else catch the price 666 dollars at 7:05?

  • Nielsf2704
    Nielsf2704 18 days ago

    Love your videos. I use Asus Zephyrus S GX502GW for school. I work a lot with Solidworks and AutoCAD ‘myself.

  • Lubna Naaz
    Lubna Naaz 19 days ago

    Are you sure the 300 laptop for study is good?

  • Santiago Picco
    Santiago Picco 19 days ago

    Have you tested the MSI GF63 9SC? Weigths 4 pounds and cost $730 in amazon right now.

  • Sterling Archer
    Sterling Archer 22 days ago

    Gods work ma man

  • Roddy349
    Roddy349 22 days ago

    What about the MateBook (D, 13 and Xpro)?
    I am thinking on buying one of them.

  • John Martinez
    John Martinez 22 days ago

    Surface pro x or iPad?

    • Ciberactro
      Ciberactro 8 days ago +1

      Do you need certain programms and do coding -> surface. Otherwise the iPad is a better choice

  • Rocio Valdivieso Aguado

    I’ve just started studying architecture and I’m buying a new laptop but I don’t want to spend more than a 1000€ and I feel that a gaming laptop isn’t the best option for carrying it around. Which one would you recommend?

  • ES VL
    ES VL 24 days ago

    Hi! Thank you for the video!
    Do you think that the Lenovo 730 15.6" is a good option too?

  • Suraj Gupta
    Suraj Gupta 24 days ago

    Please make a video on 'best laptops for software development/programming/machine learning'. It'll be very helpful.

    ABHISHEK G.MATHEW 25 days ago

    Hi,Dave I watched your videos for the past couple of months now.I don’t understand the reason you frequently skips Asus gaming laptops like the ROG Strix series which are in the same price category of the Lenovo Legion lineup.Speaking about value,they offer not that much less than what Lenovo offers;well that might depend on different market,but my point is I/We would like to hear from you what is particularily wrong about Asus entry level machines like Strix series or Vivobook series.You are welcomed to respond.

  • ayna
    ayna 25 days ago

    I bought the surface pro 2017 last year and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. It runs all the programs I use and it's the easiest and cleanest way to take notes in class. The only problem I had was some scaling issues with programs like multisim, labview or SoMachine but I fixed those following a youtube tutorial.

  • Paul lazo
    Paul lazo 25 days ago

    Send laptop

  • estidi
    estidi 26 days ago

    I mean, those pricier laptops with better GPU and processor could be better for graphic design or animation students. I have some friends studying graphic design use cheap laptops with Intel graphics, it's so painful to see.

  • Relax just be more tea
    Relax just be more tea 26 days ago +1

    Nah I'll get a razer tenth grade needs a lot of horse power

  • JMA s
    JMA s 27 days ago

    razer blade?

  • Thakor Shivam
    Thakor Shivam 28 days ago

    now the next for Budget gaming laptop 2019 plzzz

  • Prathamesh Majgaonkar
    Prathamesh Majgaonkar 29 days ago

    IMO, the back to school laptop should be priced between $400 to $600. A laptop below $400 would give a reason to upgrade in an year or so. Hence I feel they are not preferable. As a student or as a Computer Engineering student to be precise, a laptop should be used for development as well as experimenting... Like maybe for dual booting a flavor of linux, opening up for checking the internals, studying them, etc.
    A refurb ThinkPad or any refurbished laptop will also be a great choice

  • You Need to Know
    You Need to Know Month ago

    Now, I want to buy a laptop:
    Hp 15db0002au; AMD dual core e2 9000e; 4GB DDR4; 5000GB HDD.
    Next, I want to replace HDD with 120GB or 240 GB SSD.(Would it be a right decision??)
    Later, I want to add the HDD in place of DVD RW.(Would it be a right decision??)
    Then,can this laptop run MS office and internet **without any problem**??
    Please answer...

    • You Need to Know
      You Need to Know 22 days ago

      If I buy a laptop: Pentium or Celeron processor ; 4GB DDR4; 500 GB HDD ; windows 10 genuine.
      Next, replace HDD with 120GB or 240 GB SSD.
      Later, add this HDD in place of DVD RW through caddy.
      Then,can this laptop run MS office and internet **without any problem(slow,hang)**??

    • cwli1
      cwli1 22 days ago

      That can run office and Internet. Search ebay for “laptop sata dvd adapter”, which lets you put the hard drive where the DVD drive is. Then add an SSD. The Crucial bx500 is good. This assumes it can use 8Gb of RAM. If not then avoid that laptop. The Huawei Kepler Matebook D with Ryzen 2500u is a very good “budget” laptop or Acer aspire 5 with ryzen 3200u.

  • Emil Jose
    Emil Jose Month ago

    Is gaming laptop is better or ordinary laptops is better for programmers???

  • Michael Bascon
    Michael Bascon Month ago +34

    17 years old and I barely play any games. Still can't believe how my 14 years old self managed to convince my parents to buy me a $1300 ROG laptop Lmao

    • Dagmar
      Dagmar Day ago

      congratulations xD you have to be vergy good at "explaining" what you need lmao

  • YTManga_Fox
    YTManga_Fox Month ago +1

    4:16 I thought he said 900,000 Dollars xd

  • spartanshateolives
    spartanshateolives Month ago +1

    Wow it didn't even occur to me that Dave is Canadian until he said "without a doubt" at 4:26.

    • Blackbox BS
      Blackbox BS 13 days ago

      spartanshateolives he is? Lot of Canadians

    FAMOUS AJ Month ago

    Thank you so much Dave Lee. I will go with Dell XPS 15.

    TH1LEEP Month ago +53

    Cheapest laptop in the beginning is $300

    Me: Aight Imma head out

    • TH1LEEP
      TH1LEEP 4 days ago

      Austin Stuff 😂😂

    • Austin Stuff
      Austin Stuff 4 days ago +1

      TH1LEEP Linus: budget laptop starting with 2000

    • TH1LEEP
      TH1LEEP 10 days ago

      I acc found a decent laptop for like 260 and a slightly better one for 3 hundo I’m hoping I get it for Christmas🎄 Yeeyee

    • Tnuh Haon
      Tnuh Haon 16 days ago +1

      Yeah I thought that was kinda weak. I just started uni and got a chromebook for about $175 dollars that works extremely well.

    • Trash But Beautiful trash
      Trash But Beautiful trash 17 days ago +1

      I'm sorry for the number of people that didn't get your joke.

  • non _ ez
    non _ ez Month ago

    I already have a gaming laptop that did cost 1500€ a few years ago but now i need a smaller device and it doesnt feel right to spend a lot of money again on sth i already have in a certain way :(

  • eyang7
    eyang7 Month ago

    Pre-ordered a msi prestige 15, 4k display. Can't wait 😁. Graduate student ✌️😁✌️

  • berrycharm
    berrycharm Month ago

    Currently searching for a good and reasonably priced laptop for school and home. This helped me so much, thank you!

  • Satanskii
    Satanskii Month ago

    Fuck. i bought MSI GL63. i luv msi but FUCK

  • christian sajelan
    christian sajelan Month ago

    i would love to have oneof those laptop

  • MrMattpnk
    MrMattpnk Month ago

    Wait, where is the 'budget' $2000 gaming laptop?