Best Laptops for Students.. and anyone on a budget

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Komentáře • 6 601

  • SparksFly
    SparksFly Před 2 hodinami

    Yes, it’s only $3000 dollars

  • E-Le Gaming and stuff
    E-Le Gaming and stuff Před 3 hodinami

    That intro was awkward

  • Squash Face
    Squash Face Před 19 hodinami

    Which laptop should I get if I want to use it to learn code??

  • Code Farmer
    Code Farmer Před 19 hodinami

    "But Linus!! The only way to get laid in college is with an Apple logo"

  • Gandharv Garg 4
    Gandharv Garg 4 Před dnem

    Who's budget are you on?

  • zoe x
    zoe x Před dnem


  • Bob Binaeed
    Bob Binaeed Před dnem +1

    *School Laptops Have Windows XP On Them. But Some Have Windows 10. But I Don't Know What Im Talking About, This Is Not What This.. Nevermind.*

  • Alvinder Singh
    Alvinder Singh Před 2 dny

    Am I the only on who skipped the entire Apple section?

  • Psych Films
    Psych Films Před 2 dny


  • ord jk
    ord jk Před 2 dny

    the word "Budget" clearly isn't on his mind in this video

  • cubicl
    cubicl Před 3 dny

    is the Razer also gut I don't know a lot of laptops

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  • drug2
    drug2 Před 4 dny

    I dont know a single student who can easily afford a 1000$ Netbook/Laptop
    You dont need Acer Predator Laptop for around 1600$ for studying.
    You just need a max 400$ Netbook with a a good FHD NOT 4k Dispaly to use Office, Check Mails, good battery life, and watch netflix. Thats all a student needs....

  • Christopher Resch
    Christopher Resch Před 4 dny

    I bought a mint condition used Dell XPS 13 9343 (2015 model) with 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, and Core i5 Processor shipped to my house for $375 off of eBay. That’s a budget computer for students and I love this laptop so much. It’s super quick even with 4 GB RAM.

  • Shafi Muhammad
    Shafi Muhammad Před 4 dny

    Plz gaft free laptop imo 00923073012276 call me ok

  • cooper Smith
    cooper Smith Před 4 dny

    This dudes sweet!

  • Isaac Adam
    Isaac Adam Před 4 dny

    I'll go for the LG Gram.

  • George DuSold
    George DuSold Před 5 dny

    Amazon discount on Surface Go

  • The_unforseen
    The_unforseen Před 5 dny

    Chromebooks aren’t all bad, you can hack it and install various versions of Linux on it, it is even possible to run steam (back plate will heat)

  • Miguel Gabriel
    Miguel Gabriel Před 5 dny

    Any good substitution for LG Gram, preferably a laptop with a stylus? Getting LG gram in Canada is pretty difficult.

  • tanki
    tanki Před 5 dny

    Reee all better than my potato pc xD

  • Oksana Kopanitsyna
    Oksana Kopanitsyna Před 6 dny

    very informative and illustrated, much thanks!

  • BumbleBee Ness
    BumbleBee Ness Před 6 dny

    0:49 Look at the boys arm

  • Austin Kirby
    Austin Kirby Před 6 dny

    I would not have sex with someone with a macbook air

  • Lambada
    Lambada Před 6 dny

    What about the Lenovo Legion Y530 and Y730. I have heard that they should be good too.

    OHHHBOYYY Před 7 dny +1

    Bought a 15.5 inch Asus quadcore Pentium silver with 4gbs of ram and 500GB HDD

    I suffer

  • Rev. Gunn
    Rev. Gunn Před 7 dny

    Surface go is a piece of shit and slow as hell.

  • Cryptoid UK [Music]
    Cryptoid UK [Music] Před 7 dny

    watching on my Predator Helios 300

  • The_3in_ pro
    The_3in_ pro Před 7 dny

    I had to skip half of the video

  • Jill Stingray is precious

    No mention of the MSI GF63 8RC?

  • melt
    melt Před 8 dny

    i bought a refurbished $40 Powerbook G4 12' yesterday

    • melt
      melt Před 8 dny

      had many issues like blurry screen, the battery runs out quickly

  • Fox
    Fox Před 8 dny +1

    Thanks Linus! Dropped a sub!

  • Dominic Ho
    Dominic Ho Před 8 dny +5

    Some schools forces their students to buy MacBooks (mainly because the tech support are full of apple sheeps)

    I bootcamped mine, btw

    • Marwan Amireh
      Marwan Amireh Před dnem +1

      Dominic Ho yeah my school forces us to buy iPads or MacBooks because we’re using ITunes U crap. I bootcamped mine too.

    • Eul Kudota
      Eul Kudota Před 5 dny

      Dominic Ho lol you dumb dumb

  • Niko Zerlik
    Niko Zerlik Před 8 dny

    I'm student. I bought Acer Aspire E 14 that seemed like cheap basic laptop that could run SolidWorks.
    Long story short. 4Gb RAM is not enough... Well, why not just stick another SO-DIMM in on the free slot. NOT THAT SIMPLE!! Looks like the on-board RAM is model specific under clocked 2400 to 2133MHz with no specifications on timings. Thus, I should just swap out the stock, but that would cost me quarter of the total price of the whole laptop.
    WHY does manufactures make model specific RAM? Other than making claims of "expendable" memory, but only with specific components that are double the price of bulk sticks..

  • 10games12 Ever
    10games12 Ever Před 8 dny

    wow heres a great laptop with a great selection here that i just found

  • bulletsponge75
    bulletsponge75 Před 9 dny

    Good value maybe, but far from budget.

  • 1973Washu
    1973Washu Před 9 dny

    Macs are brilliant (for cutting bagels)

  • Chris Kelley
    Chris Kelley Před 9 dny

    Umm, can you repeat that in English please?
    I don't know this tech jargon, so sorry to have to ask.

  • Bambus mann
    Bambus mann Před 9 dny

    Thank you for wasting my time.

  • Paul D
    Paul D Před 10 dny

    Squarespace is shit

  • Premkumar Nair PYN MUSIC

    linus, you are stupid and unprepared, do you know what budget laptop means.

  • tuah cool
    tuah cool Před 10 dny

    help me
    i just want to play old mmorpg game year 2006( very low spec needed)
    i think a tablet windows can handle it? but what?

  • William
    William Před 10 dny

    LG Gram costs $2000 is my country, while Acer Nitro 5 costs $800

  • NotOrdinaryInGames
    NotOrdinaryInGames Před 11 dny

    As a Mac user, I am telling you to not buy a Mac.

  • Mega Deuce
    Mega Deuce Před 11 dny

    That's Apple jk was solid

  • Rose Gold
    Rose Gold Před 11 dny

    Can microsoft surface go run steam and photoshop?

  • Leopold
    Leopold Před 11 dny


  • rishav shrestha
    rishav shrestha Před 11 dny

    A laptop good for programming and gaming (not hardcore). suggestions??

    • Kevin Lee
      Kevin Lee Před 10 dny

      something along the likes of the Razer Blade Stealth. around 3lb, quad core i7, and even near 1050 level graphics if you pay extra. cool little thing. the base model ($1399) got intel UHD620 graphics that should get you by pretty easily. the graphics model ($1599) has NIVIDA MX150 (25W variant) graphics that are far more powerful. it also upgrades the 8gb ram and 250gb SATA storage to 16gb ram and a NVME ssd. the advanced model ($1899) is pretty much the same as the graphics model, but with 500gb of NVME storage and a 4k touch screen monitor if you like that sorta thing. just so you know, im not a Razer salesman. just leading others to a treasure i cannot possess.

  • Thomas Stüfe
    Thomas Stüfe Před 12 dny

    If you really want to save money and have a solid machine, buy a refurbished business laptop like a Thinkpad or a Dell. Nowadays, even three to four year old machines are way good enough to work on (I do all my work on a refurbished T450s), and you are helping the environment by reusing old tech and refusing the "buy new every two years" cycle.

  • Justus Sypierre
    Justus Sypierre Před 12 dny

    next recommended video:Why you shouldn't buy a 400$ laptop XD

  • Ben
    Ben Před 14 dny

    Yesterday I bought a 2013 Asus X200CA for 55.99 to take notes.
    Now I can buy $44.01 worth of Guinness, $200.00 on Ramen noodles and $100.00 on PH premium

  • Nom Cognom
    Nom Cognom Před 14 dny

    Not budget. For me at least.

  • Kat EKit
    Kat EKit Před 14 dny

    When i was thinking budget i meant like 500 or lower :/
    For middle school

  • Jhunel Evangelista
    Jhunel Evangelista Před 14 dny

    iPhone X

  • Luka Weixler
    Luka Weixler Před 14 dny +1

    Where is macbook 😞

  • The Legend
    The Legend Před 14 dny

    If it’s just for school you don’t need this expensive ass shit.

  • eddie wap
    eddie wap Před 15 dny

    Cheap my ass

  • Sam Waterworth
    Sam Waterworth Před 15 dny

    How Much would I expect to pay for a laptop that could run garry's mod at about 50 frames

  • Jacob Aguilar
    Jacob Aguilar Před 16 dny

    The only budget was the first one and that has a 3.4 rating overall . No bueno

  • urizen
    urizen Před 16 dny

    the most expensive machines ever.....

  • Isaac Chaw Zek
    Isaac Chaw Zek Před 17 dny

    I still using my dad 10 year old HP laptop for school

  • Elias Ramos
    Elias Ramos Před 17 dny

    I freaking love my acer predator laptop. Battery life does suck though

  • Guitar Jeffy
    Guitar Jeffy Před 17 dny

    Budget? Where? This a terrible review.

  • Jasmine Lewis
    Jasmine Lewis Před 18 dny

    😳😳🤣🤣lol these are the most expensive ones 😒

  • jared fleming
    jared fleming Před 18 dny

    so this is the best budget laptop pulls out $1400 laptop

  • xV0rt3x
    xV0rt3x Před 18 dny

    *watching this video on a dell xps 15* smh

  • c.sagan
    c.sagan Před 19 dny

    800$ and its budget

  • Studyin’Me
    Studyin’Me Před 19 dny

    A *BUDGET*
    I’m outraged

  • I W
    I W Před 19 dny

    I guess Linus has already made so much money from youtube that he doesn't even know or remember what budget means, so $2000 feels like $20! Lol...

  • Erwin Lay
    Erwin Lay Před 20 dny

    fhd is a must, try working excel on HD, horrible

  • Mr. Creepz
    Mr. Creepz Před 20 dny +1

    $2000.... Nice! That's a little less than my current budget!

  • Stanley Maximillian
    Stanley Maximillian Před 20 dny

    Are you Danish? Are you badminton lover? Noticed the Peter Gade shirt there! hehe

  • Max E
    Max E Před 20 dny

    does LTT know what cheap means

  • Amphicorp47
    Amphicorp47 Před 20 dny +2

    Is the overpowered laptop acceptable at the new 800$ price point?

  • Hamo Black
    Hamo Black Před 20 dny

    All of those laptops are 900€ or over on curry’s pc world

  • A. Kessler
    A. Kessler Před 21 dnem

    If actually on a budget, get yourself a used Lenovo on eBay, not

  • Simon
    Simon Před 21 dnem

    550 for the cheapest laptop isn’t budget imo

  • Harshad Patel
    Harshad Patel Před 21 dnem

    U call it budget

  • SAL_ TEA
    SAL_ TEA Před 22 dny

    People buy MacBook's just for the brand.

  • M T
    M T Před 22 dny

    Linus, how about Lenovo 330s 15 arr for school?

  • Austin Abercrombie
    Austin Abercrombie Před 22 dny +1

    1. Most colleges and High Schools start in August
    2. Do you know the definition of “Affordable”
    3. No one says that about MacBooks, no one. In fact, most people with MacBooks get teased about it, because you can get laptops that work about the same for so much less, and just about everyone know that.

  • Raihan Zahir
    Raihan Zahir Před 22 dny

    Its true. Its really hard to get laid in collage without a apple logo....hahahaha

  • De Soul Lynn
    De Soul Lynn Před 23 dny

    Cheap? What.

  • Victoria Paris
    Victoria Paris Před 23 dny

    Did he forget about the budget part

  • dearDREAM
    dearDREAM Před 23 dny

    lmao way to make me feel poor

  • vtnwesley
    vtnwesley Před 24 dny

    Difference between Acer units?

  • Jericho Perez
    Jericho Perez Před 24 dny

    bUget priked laptup

  • Daniel Ross
    Daniel Ross Před 25 dny

    Budget? 🤣

  • Om Kate
    Om Kate Před 25 dny

    But can they run minecraft?

  • Walkertongdee
    Walkertongdee Před 26 dny

    284 $ is not under 300 $ tax...cheaper on amazon

  • Gaming Beast Shaheer
    Gaming Beast Shaheer Před 26 dny

    In Pakistan Acer predator cause $200

  • Timon
    Timon Před 26 dny


  • Divij Malkani
    Divij Malkani Před 26 dny

    Well said about the chrome book, online matlab is booty 💩

  • Briana Sanders
    Briana Sanders Před 26 dny

    As an astrophysics major, I was required to get a mac to run linux. Sometimes you are stuck trying to buy a specific brand of laptop and, controversial opinion, it's okay to be a year behind if that's all you can afford. Don't break your bank trying to buy a 2k laptop when there is a more affordable option that works fine.

  • Ian
    Ian Před 26 dny

    So Happy to have a MacBook Air 2018.

  • LeoneLLuz
    LeoneLLuz Před 26 dny

    that is a lot of money for a "budget"

  • Its_Jazz
    Its_Jazz Před 27 dny

    Can u make a video testing CHEAP gaming laptop?

  • Notmi Relnam
    Notmi Relnam Před 27 dny

    My desktop is gaming spec. I don't need my laptop to be as well. In fact, it's probably better for my productivity if it's not.

  • Dylan Williams
    Dylan Williams Před 27 dny

    Was hoping you guys would be showing stuff more around $200 rip. Just want a replacement for my bedside laptop I watch youtube on. I've had an HP ProBook 4530s for a few years now and it's held up fine. Pretty cheap laptop now. Probably around $150.

  • YoyoIsPro
    YoyoIsPro Před 28 dny

    50% of comments: This is not budget
    The other 50% of comments: School already started