Ok, now it makes more sense. I wasn't nitpicking, I actually was unsure. I'd second @Zavar's Zen APU, if it is possible to wait that long. As for anything else - don't pick anything with less than 8GiB RAM.
I'm so iffy on these types of laptops, kinda afraid of them overheating and such... I guess the best option for me would be indeed to see AMD finally releases their new APUs for the laptop market... gee.
Bloody hell, didn't know that, maybe I should try to find if there is spanish equivalent to that website!
Or maybe let's hope the german overlords, I mean glorious EU have made this website work with any EU student ID.
Not yet, I still do not know to which university I will go, as you only get to know to which colleges you've been accepted round the middle of July and, obviously, only after that I can get matriculated. Thanks for the information!
It did work with an Austrian student ID. But you at least have to be at a University or similar. So have a student- not a school ID. Send them an e-mail with a copy of the front of your ID they sure can tell you if that works. Or ask at your university campus they should know
You know even though most reviews seem to say that the external GPU enclosures are 'pointless' I'd suggest finding a laptop with the new usb type c/thunderbolt port(so as to have the option of docking to a more capable GPU in the future) and then just focus on finding something with a decent processor/"APU" that has a good enough of an integrated graphics chip.
Now I don't know if there's big sales for 'back to school' in Spain but might also be an interesting idea to wait and see if some good Ryzen based APU laptops appear perhaps?
I'll be honest I got an L520 for my birthday. If you get one with a 2520M, that shit rubs great. It has similar performance to my desktop xeon for basic tasks. I do a lot of stuff on the go from video editing to light gaming and its a solid recommend from me.
My current laptop is a T440s (which does have a terrible touchpad, which thankfully can be fixed) is pretty good, is 3 years old and a used one can be picked up just in your price range. a used T450s or T450 should also be in your price range, so check for outlets that sell decomissioned enterprise laptops for a good deal.
I've used one for the last 3 years as a work laptop doing system administration on a 3 screen setup, so it should have plenty of power for the kind of work you want to do.
I would personally stay away from consumer laptops, like ideapad, HP Pavlilion etc. Terrible warranty, prone to overheating and shitty components. also glossy screens.
12GB at 1600MHZ. It will go up to 16 based on the processor but I have seen reports of 24 with some bios hacks. It'll go up to 1866mhz near as I can tell. I would be happy with the 4GB it came with if I didn't need to do a lot of everything with my laptops nowadays.