Best Laptops for Students.. and anyone on a budget

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Komentáře • 6 884

  • dhaibi1
    dhaibi1 Před 3 hodinami

    Might as well but alienware for that price

  • Eduardo Seitz
    Eduardo Seitz Před 5 hodinami

    Where is the budget?
    I have an hp notebook for 6 years now that I paid 500$ brand new and was middle range spec at that time.

    PS: I also could run windows, linux and mac on it (in the same hard drive) and I could easily add more memory or a ssd to the expansion bay.

  • Nahsor
    Nahsor Před 9 hodinami

    I bought a used Thinkpad X201 laptop for £100 and used it for three years through my Computer Science degree. It still works to this day. My dad now uses it for web browsing.

  • Daniel Wang
    Daniel Wang Před 17 hodinami +1

    Should I get Huawei Matebook X Pro, Dell XPS 9570, or Asus Zenbook 15?

  • jam jam
    jam jam Před 2 dny

    Where are the cheap ones?
    Over 500, yeah

  • Jada Mcgriff
    Jada Mcgriff Před 2 dny +2

    Omg I thought I was gonna be satisfied and not as broke 🤦🏽‍♀️ I was this 👌🏾 close to following

  • We’re All Human
    We’re All Human Před 2 dny +1

    “Before school starts” uploads 7 days after school starts

  • Ashley Hassell
    Ashley Hassell Před 3 dny

    buy a Chromebook and a Windows license and then just use the fullrom hack to install Windows

  • Mr BootSquid
    Mr BootSquid Před 3 dny

    When he said “acer nitro five” Siri activated on my phone thinking I said “hey Siri nitro five”

  • Primadonna Queen
    Primadonna Queen Před 3 dny +1

    yeah...I'll just use my typewriter

  • Ant Boogie
    Ant Boogie Před 4 dny

    This guy is terrible

  • Mavrick Faust
    Mavrick Faust Před 4 dny

    I have a Mac pro

  • Cristhian Ortiz
    Cristhian Ortiz Před 4 dny

    Came to comment section to complaint about his "budget" definition... But apparently everyone else has the same issue 🤣

  • Tiffanee Foulger
    Tiffanee Foulger Před 4 dny

    I'm telling the cupid are you want it

  • Akshay Sharma
    Akshay Sharma Před 5 dny

    Either this guys is born rich so he thinks $2000 is student budget or english is not his first language and he doesn't know what "budget" nd "student" means...$2000 is my yearly budget tbh

  • Alice A
    Alice A Před 5 dny

    Whick keyboard do you recommend for i pads? Or would it be better to buy a seperat laptop for college?

  • Destiny Player
    Destiny Player Před 5 dny +1

    You take laptops at school? Why does this not exist in my country?
    Also are you sure this is budget? I mean a MacBook is pretty expensive.

    • Greenkidd
      Greenkidd Před 2 dny

      its almost required in some classes. one of my professors(history) will ONLY allow laptops. not even tablets unless it has a keyboard attached. absolutley no phones and keyboardless tablets allowed.

  • rekssouls 25
    rekssouls 25 Před 5 dny

    paramız olsa alırız
    dolar olmuş 5 tl
    enflasyon zaten aldı başını gidiyor.
    zar zor bir pc aldım bende

  • Mayar Hesham
    Mayar Hesham Před 5 dny

    Can anyone tell a laptop that's not over 600$

  • gio
    gio Před 6 dny

    I'm guessing until 2021, anything with 6+ hours of battery life, 2gb of ram and any dual or quad core above 1.5ghz should suffice any student or office worker. (Storage shouldn't be much of an issue; word, excel and powerpoint documents are relatively small and it's what most people use as a student of office worker.)

  • 중독자4K
    중독자4K Před 6 dny

    budget *NOT FOUND 404*

  • Giraffe Man
    Giraffe Man Před 7 dny +2

    Alienware area 51m must be also a budget laptop then?

  • Weak Fire98
    Weak Fire98 Před 7 dny

    How the hell does $284 jump to $600

  • Mark Jherick Sevillejo

    i think i should buy a 2x4gb ddr3 memory kit instead for my old laptop
    and stop hoping that theres a lightweight low end laptop in the market
    you see, 12-15 inch its freaking heavy :3

  • sheennina pinky
    sheennina pinky Před 8 dny

    I want a big laptop

  • cromwel umali
    cromwel umali Před 9 dny +2

    I didn't know the acer predator helios was a *budget *

  • Christopher Dashwood
    Christopher Dashwood Před 9 dny

    Budget. Definition.


  • アルフィー
    アルフィー Před 10 dny

    Bro i got a big 15+ inch dell with all my emulators and hentai on it. I dont feel like lugging that to class daily. Well all just want a $300 11-13"er that can use word and wikipedia dawg.

  • アルフィー
    アルフィー Před 10 dny +2

    "Student laptop"
    > Dell G3 - 128GB ram, SSD, 1TB...

  • アルフィー
    アルフィー Před 10 dny

    Why 3 mins into the video are we talking about "if you are a hardcore gamer". Fam, is small, and can ir use word+powerpoint without exploding. Thats all.

  • アルフィー
    アルフィー Před 10 dny

    Yeah you DONT want a fucking chromebook man

  • Quách Hêng Tôny
    Quách Hêng Tôny Před 10 dny +2

    Meanwhile I am building a start-up with a 4Gb of RAM baked potato of a laptop

  • Carl Morris
    Carl Morris Před 11 dny

    Linus, why do you hate Chromebooks so much?? Citing Word and Office problems are lazy, sir. Use Google Docs and you can share as a Word file. Windows laptops suck! Good day to you.

  • Joseph Mendez
    Joseph Mendez Před 11 dny


  • Ali Kalkandelen
    Ali Kalkandelen Před 11 dny

    0:49 - Those are the best looking college students in a really good looking place

  • AD
    AD Před 11 dny

    Theres nothing budget friendly about this video..

  • O Go
    O Go Před 11 dny

    5:27 thats true tho

  • Jai Rajin
    Jai Rajin Před 11 dny

    Click here to buy latest brand laptop of your choice in cheap price as Rs. 10000

  • Ethan D
    Ethan D Před 12 dny

    Don't buy a mac I've got a free 2009 thinkpad edge 15 with a dual core 2.3 ghz vs apple while you do get a more thin laptop u get the same performance as a free laptop and you have to pay a minimum of $1300 which is ridiculous for that performance

  • Relaxation World Chill and Enjoy

    I hate ur earings

  • •T!!GER•
    •T!!GER• Před 12 dny

    Bitcc my gaming laptop be $2000. Just need a light one for coding not another rog!!

  • tyler
    tyler Před 13 dny

    You should do an updated version of this vid

  • Chloe Mcholoe
    Chloe Mcholoe Před 13 dny

    Surface go sounds like it's garbage
    With the pen it's like 800$~

    • HackingSpartan
      HackingSpartan Před dnem

      No it isn't, it's great value. Surface pro with keyboard and pen is well over $1000 which is great value anyway. But for basic needs the surface go is perfect at that price point

  • amrita rathore
    amrita rathore Před 13 dny

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  • Ramesh Kumar
    Ramesh Kumar Před 14 dny

    What do you do with all these laptops after this comparison video? Do you sell it?

  • Mega pandas
    Mega pandas Před 14 dny

    My opinion on best school laptop (from a student perspective). First, storage I would say between 8 gigs to 16 gigs, second at least a 10 hour battery life because school usually last that long for some people, third be fast enough to load things and lastly it must, and I repeat it must come with office 360 because you would need PowerPoint, Microsoft word and Microsoft excel for spreadsheets and essays.

  • Life100
    Life100 Před 15 dny

    Can you put a usb drive in a Surface Go?

  • Computer Guy
    Computer Guy Před 16 dny

    Here's your's your budget!LENOVO X1-CARBON LAPTOP 14" TOUCH i5 1.9-4300U 8G 180 SSD Battery w/AC adapter$432/3yr WarrantyEMAIL ME

  • flol
    flol Před 16 dny

    let me tell you as a professional dev, that 16gb ram are not enough in many cases!

  • Andrej Savatikj
    Andrej Savatikj Před 16 dny

    Either students in Canada are fucking loaded somehow, or Linus is horribly detached from reality

  • Hassan Shafqat
    Hassan Shafqat Před 17 dny

    5:54 the ahed changed to behind .
    you're welcome.
    and suck it isheep.

  • Daniel Lind
    Daniel Lind Před 18 dny

    Good thing I'm not a student anymore.

  • heri c
    heri c Před 18 dny

    Is this the 2k budget

  • The Asparagus
    The Asparagus Před 18 dny +2

    Wtf on a budget? Seriously? Helios in the list. Surface in the list. Tf

  • Gabriel peñafiel
    Gabriel peñafiel Před 19 dny

    ryzen 7 2700x vs i5 8600k ? for my dell inspiron 13 7373

  • D. T.
    D. T. Před 19 dny

    You think students can pay 1000 ? come on

  • CompliceBeginings
    CompliceBeginings Před 19 dny

    Im going to say it even though everyone else is too. Linus and Team. What the actual f**k. That Surface Go @ $600 should be the TOP of a budget list as far as price goes. Are you kidding me guys!? I dont know what your college experience is, but after tuition, supplies, and everything else, Im typically LUCKY to have 4 or 5 hundred bucks left (without having looked into a pc) as I start my semester. Please take budget pricing more seriously. I've noticed this a LOT on your videos. You talk about $1,000 machines as if they are dispensable. WE DON'T HAVE THAT KIND OF FREAKING MONEY TO SPARE!

  • Nguyen Van thieu
    Nguyen Van thieu Před 19 dny

    Back to school laptop? More like back to game Laptop I would say

  • Nguyen Van thieu
    Nguyen Van thieu Před 19 dny

    Back to school laptop? More like back to game Laptop I would say

  • Dingus
    Dingus Před 19 dny

    6th graders be like: where is the razer blade stealth??

  • Skippy But Clone
    Skippy But Clone Před 20 dny +2

    I'm also a student ;-;

    But I'm in the Philippines

  • deelip korde
    deelip korde Před 21 dnem

    These laptops are so costly!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • demon ox
    demon ox Před 21 dnem

    Me in the future will hate me but fuck it.
    *gets a loan.

  • witiss lafontaine
    witiss lafontaine Před 21 dnem

    Can i get adobe for all of these?

  • zane wilkins
    zane wilkins Před 21 dnem

    Hate to say this but I have a Lenovo 330 IdeaPad I've only got had it for a semester I took it to the shop to get it fixed at the beginning of this month and it just randomly crash while I was playing MTG Arena luckily I have my papers backed up but still the minor annoyance of my computer crashing for no good reason is still a problem don't know what I'm going to do specially since I have a midterm paper coming up and have no computer to finish it on and it will probably be in the shop all week during spring break so yeah kind of sucks

  • Imani Sekgopa
    Imani Sekgopa Před 21 dnem

    Touch screen laptop nice for students

  • Imani Sekgopa
    Imani Sekgopa Před 21 dnem

    Touch screen laptop nice for students

  • HQhunter
    HQhunter Před 21 dnem +1

    "budget" this fucking nigga doesn't know the definition of a budget. if you guys want an actual budget laptop get Dell Inspiron 15 7567

  • Mark Soriano
    Mark Soriano Před 22 dny


    I think you mean Linus-Budget.

  • 6DOUBLE6
    6DOUBLE6 Před 22 dny

    So much for being on a budget

  • Dragonz gaming
    Dragonz gaming Před 22 dny

    I use a MacBook Pro with touchbar and iPad Pro 11 inch 2018

  • Beatriz Tomé
    Beatriz Tomé Před 22 dny

    Every single laptop was under 1000$ if I'm not mistaken unless it was for hardcore gaming or aomeone that wants apple, so he did 3 things: budget for apple buyers, budget for gammers that won't pay for the absolute best pcs but still want a nice one, and budget for normal user that just need a laptop that does its job and lasts! I don't get how did he not respect the word "budget", if you think properly he did recommend laptops within a reasonable price for different kinds of people...

  • Yooza King420
    Yooza King420 Před 23 dny

    Lol what about the Acer Spin 5 I've had that for 5 years and it is touch screen and foldable

  • Enurzia
    Enurzia Před 23 dny +1

    *sees huge gaming laptop in thumbnail*
    *sees “budget” in the title*
    *runs to comments*

  • Samir thatboss
    Samir thatboss Před 23 dny

    I bought a HP not on this list I love it but despise the weight and thickness

  • abd 962
    abd 962 Před 23 dny

    i study engineering and i need to download alot of stuff on it
    can the surface go handle it?

  • Nicolò Marcolina
    Nicolò Marcolina Před 24 dny +1

    Me ....mmmh maybe a Chromebook....Oh ok Linus

  • The ledgend 27
    The ledgend 27 Před 25 dny +1


  • HUSTLER1346
    HUSTLER1346 Před 26 dny

    Budget my ass

  • Dan Nicholas
    Dan Nicholas Před 26 dny

    What can you say about Lenovo Ideapad 330s i5?

  • Krissy Hamilton
    Krissy Hamilton Před 27 dny

    The second two are not cheap 🤔😒

  • Pat Smash
    Pat Smash Před 27 dny

    What about the Ego for Bentley laptop?

  • ThatTechDude
    ThatTechDude Před 27 dny

    well, my school FORCES us to use chromebooks, so...

  • lil Panda
    lil Panda Před 27 dny

    when 1000 dollars is budget

  • Remy Dufresne
    Remy Dufresne Před 28 dny

    A $2000 laptop is now a student offering?

  • joe ten
    joe ten Před 28 dny +4

    Does this guy know what a budget means?

  • Turfy
    Turfy Před 28 dny +1

    $2000 is not on a budget.

    • Unheimliche
      Unheimliche Před 28 dny

      "allow or provide a particular amount of money in a budget" so it could be a 2k budget, doesnt mean cheap bro

  • KilGrave 09
    KilGrave 09 Před 28 dny

    Fuck you, you call +K laptop a budget laptop? Fuck you again

  • Evelyn Gray
    Evelyn Gray Před 29 dny

    Buy laptops with a 10% off! Choose your style easily!

  • shavingculture
    shavingculture Před 29 dny

    Fuck this I’m in the rich video I was looking for budget laptops but CHclip show me the rich side of CHclip

  • Candy Gobbler
    Candy Gobbler Před 29 dny +3

    "a budget guitar"
    synonyms: cheap, inexpensive, economy, economic, economical, low-cost, low-price, low-budget, reasonable, reasonably priced, cut-price, cut-rate, discount, discounted, bargain, bargain- basement; informal bargainous

  • king spook
    king spook Před 29 dny

    edit: battery life is about 45 minutes on arma 3 or bf1, dont know about fortnite or rocketleague, but i assume its similar.

  • saurabh khandelwal
    saurabh khandelwal Před 29 dny

    I like your videos , great combination of tech and humour !

  • Joshua Bonnett
    Joshua Bonnett Před 29 dny

    Linus you forgot HP chrome book 2014 version

  • oli tesla
    oli tesla Před měsícem

    Is 800 budget

  • Gaurang Upadhye
    Gaurang Upadhye Před měsícem

    128gb storage for 600$ isn't cheap

  • John Dupre
    John Dupre Před měsícem

    Budget? You literally went from 300 to 800 bucks in one step and WT actual F is an XPS 15 doing in a budget line up?. Should rename this video to laptops for spoilt little rich kids.

  • Bruno Tojo
    Bruno Tojo Před měsícem +2

    Defi brilator sent me here, through his COLLABS playlist...
    I have so many questions right now

  • Gamer Wolfy
    Gamer Wolfy Před měsícem +3

    That dell 15 is great i own one and it s the best

  • God
    God Před měsícem

    My school (private) gives us free Acer spin 5 to keep after 3 years then we get another. Is that good?