Best Laptops for Students.. and anyone on a budget

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Komentáře • 6 705

  • Olle Carlsson
    Olle Carlsson Před 3 hodinami

    So is it worth getting the Macbook Air 2018 with 8 gen processor over the Macbook Pro 2017 with a 7 gen processor that is faster, has better graphics, colors, sound, charger, brightness? I don't understand how important it is to have a newer generation CPU, The processors in Macbook Air uses less power...

  • Trollis 23
    Trollis 23 Před 19 hodinami

    I painted my laptop black
    so it can run faster

  • jorge alan
    jorge alan Před dnem

    I need to use fusion 360, nx, matlab and premiere from time to time. What specs should i need on my laptop?

  • Emily Óðinsdóttir

    Holy crap! It would literally be cheaper to pay one of the nerds on my course to carry my tower around for the next 5 years....

  • Božidar Štrbac
    Božidar Štrbac Před 2 dny

    what about Lenovo 330

  • Zersieth
    Zersieth Před 2 dny

    Also Samsung have released new portable SSD’s sooo

  • Zersieth
    Zersieth Před 2 dny

    If your a gammer can’t you just get a console or now with the realest of google stadia get a subscription to that but that’s only if you have parents willing to pay for it

  • Kabir Kumar
    Kabir Kumar Před 2 dny

    What's best for a programmer?

    • goJesusandStarcraft
      goJesusandStarcraft Před 2 dny

      Kabir Kumar
      I study CS
      I did most of my school work on a dual-core Dell Inspiron running Ubuntu 16.04
      You can honestly just look at any computer within your budget as long as it has 8GB of RAM and a 7th gen or newer i5 or i7 processor

  • Al'vin Al'sace
    Al'vin Al'sace Před 2 dny +3

    "You won't get laid without a Mac"
    ~Linus, 2018~

  • Carson Fischer
    Carson Fischer Před 2 dny +1

    This might be the worst budget laptop video I've ever seen. 7 minutes of my life im not getting back

  • L.
    L. Před 3 dny

    Is it just me, or is the LG Gram just nowhere to be seen or sold in my country? No retailer has one?????

  • Michael Gasdick
    Michael Gasdick Před 3 dny +4

    “If you must have an apple laptop, i recommend getting the most expensive one” 🥴

  • Mari Cynthia Pura
    Mari Cynthia Pura Před 3 dny

    A click bait. So you're happy?

  • strawberry_shortcake4life

    guys can you recommend any 13 inch or smaller laptops, for Windows and under $300?

  • GlassTuber Studio's
    GlassTuber Studio's Před 4 dny


  • Rundik
    Rundik Před 5 dny

    Just buy used thinkpad

  • TopNotchPie
    TopNotchPie Před 5 dny

    Buddy I thought you said a budget these things about the amount of my rent 🥴

  • Richie Hyacinth
    Richie Hyacinth Před 6 dny +1

    You jumped from a $500 Surface to a $1000 LG Gram, not cool.

  • Asdf fdsa
    Asdf fdsa Před 6 dny

    Asus Tuf or Acer nitro 5?

  • Knight of Christianity

    sorry but nobody cares of what you think about Apple

  • Naser Rezayi
    Naser Rezayi Před 6 dny +1

    sorry but who buys a gaming laptop for going back to school?!

  • FroztyGaming
    FroztyGaming Před 6 dny +4

    "On a budget" Recommends 1.4k laptop.. click bait what a joke

    • John Wig
      John Wig Před dnem

      Ure the joke dumbass. He literally shown diff laptops for diff budgets of which includes a laptop under 300 bucks. Guess someone couldnt pay attention & doesnt understand budget is relative.

    PAUL.DLL Před 6 dny

    maybe you missclicked few times writing title for this vid called "laptops you never buy on budget"

  • davit gogiberide
    davit gogiberide Před 7 dny

    In my country schools give us some laptops

    NOOB GAMING Před 7 dny

    Please do this for 2019!

  • Gera Garcia
    Gera Garcia Před 7 dny

    those are NOT budget!!!

  • murad miah
    murad miah Před 7 dny

    Misleading title, especially if you're a student lol

  • Noah Engle
    Noah Engle Před 7 dny

    I click on a video titled "Best Laptops for Students.. and anyone on a budget" and already the first item is septuple the amount of money I have. smh

  • That's Not Me
    That's Not Me Před 8 dny

    I kinda can't afford any of these

  • Scooner
    Scooner Před 8 dny

    I like the Acer nitro 5

  • Trouble Breathing
    Trouble Breathing Před 8 dny

    so budget laptops don't exist

  • pancake gaming
    pancake gaming Před 9 dny

    Could the laptop also for gaming

  • Taco Boy
    Taco Boy Před 9 dny


  • allen159i
    allen159i Před 10 dny


  • Phone Camera
    Phone Camera Před 10 dny +2

    You are rich man, you don't have any idea of lack of money or budget

    • Anthony Gomes
      Anthony Gomes Před 7 dny

      Can u buy a 200$ house? 600$ for a laptop category is budget.
      If not, tell me a laptop with 8Gb ram 256Ssd in a laptop below 500$.

  • Manu Preciados
    Manu Preciados Před 10 dny +6

    Student budget is like $600. Wtf are you looking into????

  • DauntingKitty
    DauntingKitty Před 10 dny

    What kind of student can afford a XPS 15

  • Sugocy
    Sugocy Před 10 dny

    just here to get a nice segue...

  • EmJii
    EmJii Před 10 dny +2

    Hm that must be the infamous "daddy-buys-everything-budget"
    But otherwise it depends if those students also need to pay a 25 square metre place to live in or just chill @home

  • CarlitosWayz12
    CarlitosWayz12 Před 11 dny

    The comments here are jokes 😂😂

  • Faris ibrahim Muhammad
    Faris ibrahim Muhammad Před 11 dny

    5:41 so... you can have a macbook and still be an idiot?

  • Antoine Noujaim
    Antoine Noujaim Před 11 dny

    Hi, I’m looking for a laptop within the price range of $1000 to $1200 with these specs basically:
    Windows 10
    15 inches (not bigger)
    Intel core i5
    8GB RAM
    64 bit
    full HD.
    Plus it Must have a Numlock keyboard (the numbers pad on the right). Thanks

  • Chris Renaud
    Chris Renaud Před 12 dny

    Your an idiot for buying a mac.

  • Watrmeln
    Watrmeln Před 12 dny

    Chrome spies, mac lies.
    Getting A Windows

  • Vlad As Blood
    Vlad As Blood Před 13 dny

    Sp4 sucks!!! Buy any products just not microsoft they suck at hardware

  • Noral Asiah
    Noral Asiah Před 13 dny

    an estimate of income and expenditure for a set period of time.
    "keep within the household budget"
    synonyms:financial plan, financial estimate, financial blueprint, prediction of revenue and expenditure, forecast; More
    a quantity of written or printed material.

  • ItsAbbyyy T
    ItsAbbyyy T Před 13 dny

    I want one for my Birthday which is today but my parents gave me a budget

  • Keenan Rowein
    Keenan Rowein Před 14 dny +6

    Linus could you make an updated version of this vid please

  • Cruz Castillo
    Cruz Castillo Před 14 dny

    who the hell uses matlab lol

  • Leopold Tintera
    Leopold Tintera Před 14 dny

    "On a budget" has to be redefined bei Linus.

  • Elsa Sierra
    Elsa Sierra Před 14 dny

    Wasn’t this for people on a budget?!!

  • Omar
    Omar Před 15 dny

    Why the heck slim laptop cost more than full fledged gaming laptop.

  • ItzJizzle
    ItzJizzle Před 15 dny

    $500 + is not cheap my guy

  • Marsin Ka
    Marsin Ka Před 15 dny +42

    this went from "budget" to XPS 15 with i7 really fast

  • Jasmine K
    Jasmine K Před 15 dny

    You’re out of your technical ass mind, if you think I’m spending over $300 let alone $2,000 for some thing just to take to school

  • RAVAGE777841
    RAVAGE777841 Před 16 dny

    are you retarded

  • Robert Xavier
    Robert Xavier Před 16 dny

    @ 0:54 - Linus is RIGHT! I Got an HP 14" Chomebook, to do 3 simple tasks:
    CHclip, but it can't handle 1080p 60fps
    Google Docs, but is very slow on Google Sheets
    At first, my prints came out with white text on black background.
    Fixed that with an Update.
    Then Duplex prints came out upside down on the back side.
    Fixed that win an Update.
    Then I could only print one copy of a Google Document at a time.
    Still not fixed.
    Now Duplex prints are upside down again.
    I only need to watch CHclip, Read Websites, Write Documents & Print them every which way, without error.
    I'm thinking of formatting the drive & installing Windows S or Linux.
    Anyone know which is fast, light & has zero printing issues?

  • Rapidzz
    Rapidzz Před 16 dny +1

    They are all for gaming not school u idiot stick with the title it’s for school u can have a cheap 600 dollar computer u don’t need gaming type performance to make a presentation or do school work

    • bluescluessuperagent
      bluescluessuperagent Před 15 dny

      Lol you aren't exactly in line with the comments either who are mostly saying anything over $500 is too much lol

  • zakria mehmood
    zakria mehmood Před 17 dny

    Talks about laptops for students
    *STARTS FROM 600 DOLLARS* linus thinks we came with a silver spoon.

    • Viva Las Vegas
      Viva Las Vegas Před 13 dny

      zakria mehmood you know that it started at 300

  • 정영희
    정영희 Před 17 dny

    yea my brother is a college student and he used xps 15 but he had to beg to our parents to get it--

  • Shadowhunter
    Shadowhunter Před 17 dny +3

    8 Gigs of RAM and an SSD lol. I worked through a degree in Mathematical physics and CS on a Lenovo Flex 10 with 2GB of RAM running an old Intel Celeron N2807.
    Still use that machine for most of my coding now in grad school.

  • FragArena99
    FragArena99 Před 19 dny

    how TF are thes "BUDGET" laptops ?

  • Tokyo Drift
    Tokyo Drift Před 19 dny

    $2k budget.... LMAO!! no wonder most are in debt... im not. THANK GOD AND MY PARENTS!

  • Dreamer of 1997
    Dreamer of 1997 Před 19 dny

    My school advises us to get a MacBook Pro 13 inch with an i7 Intel core. It is quiet frustrating to me because Apple's 2018 keyboards are terrible. There have been people who have said they have experience their laptop showing two ee's instead of one e. So, I am really annoyed.

  • Mohammad Rahim
    Mohammad Rahim Před 19 dny

    Can u suggest best hybrid laptop for graphics design

    • Aditya Ravi
      Aditya Ravi Před 17 dny

      The current model on sale is the surface pro6 and that's what I'll recommend

    • Aditya Ravi
      Aditya Ravi Před 17 dny

      I'll suggest a surface pro. I currently use a surface pro 4(i7 6650u, 16gb ram 256 GB memory). Its really light and portable and the display is fantastic. Battery life is also incredible. For some graphics design projets I used premier Pro and it worked seamlessly.

  • draag
    draag Před 19 dny

    great review!

  • P.I Pross
    P.I Pross Před 19 dny

    I've had my XPS for 2 years now...why am I here?

  • h and whatever ane
    h and whatever ane Před 20 dny

    It sucks when a 200$ laptop is too expensive for you:-[

  • Raj K
    Raj K Před 20 dny +5

    This video deserves more dislikes for writing "budget"

  • Jazmine Jewels
    Jazmine Jewels Před 22 dny

    This is a students budget??? Lolll the prices just kept getting higher 😂 most students will be looking for laptops in the 500-200 dollar range and if really broke $150. This video screams privilege 😭

  • Stephen Lord
    Stephen Lord Před 23 dny

    Linus is a nasty Harry Potter because he doesn’t know how to restore 16-bit computer or even Ms dos Linus should restore 16-bit computer. Using 9080 technology does not how to use and a bit computer. Not like the LGR Guy not like The 8-bit guy . And not like computerphile these people got more balls then Linus has got start restoring classical computers and games from the 9080 Error rebuild the IBM PC what you destroyed Linus Restore The 16 but computer and what you destroyed. In some programs on classical computers. Linus you behave like a nasty Harry Potter. Don’t go on about everything. The whole time. A bit Lynas doesn’t write In c language Or Java language and all computer languages not like computerphile does Linus doesn’t have the Balls like the other guys have Linus is a nasty Harry Potter. The end

  • StealthKuXz-_-
    StealthKuXz-_- Před 23 dny

    my dad doesnt want to pay a 200$ laptop💔😫😫

  • TheIceWarrior
    TheIceWarrior Před 23 dny +1

    Do you need an actual budget laptop? Buy one of those refurbished ThinkPad (X230 is my personal suggestion, but x220s and x240s are also around the same price) for $200 and you are set, you generally get an i5 mobile and around 4-8 GB for that and those things are definitely built to last.

  • Murat Sarsenov
    Murat Sarsenov Před 24 dny

    What about xiaomi note pro???

  • Lazie
    Lazie Před 24 dny

    I can literally get a laptop for 100 dollars on amazon

  • Onyx Gaming
    Onyx Gaming Před 24 dny

    People got the wrong idea with the title of this video. It should have been "...on every price range" instead of "...on a budget". A budget is a price range but some utilice it as an adjective to assume economical pricing (cheap).
    However, Linus provided laptops for various price ranges (budgets) from 300, 500, 800, 900, 1000, 1200, and 1700.
    The video was just titled wrong. I do agree on every choice Linus did on the laptops as a college student myself. I currently have the Helios 300 and a SP3 with a Surface Go on the way next week. I found that not blowing your money on alcohol and other futile things for a few months can get you some money to buy a new laptop. This obviously excludes people with low income and other economical needs that would impede them from buying a nice laptop. In most cases you can apply for federal studen aid and get some money left over after paying your tuition which is what I did. (This also does not include people who pay their dorms and other daily needs with their federal aid). Those who don't qualify for federal help can PROBABLY afford a decent laptop.

  • apolo50
    apolo50 Před 24 dny

    I got surface go for school it's great

  • jeff mccreamy
    jeff mccreamy Před 24 dny

    I cant afford any of these laptops

  • Kyra Powell
    Kyra Powell Před 25 dny

    This is probably the worst video I've watched on the topic

  • Jacob Flatt
    Jacob Flatt Před 25 dny

    If your going to trade your future self for a identity at college then you should at least use those brains you got by doing something entrepreneurial and make money so you are not a indentured slave. Otherwise your future self, who has less energy, kids, responsibilities, lots of bills, and college debt will be fucking miserable deep down inside like most americans who are on average 3 paychecks away from being broke.

  • Big wang
    Big wang Před 26 dny

    stop complaining about a $2,000 computer being in this video. this video clearly has laptops ranked cheapest to most expensive, there are actual budget laptops at the very beginning which is what most of you came looking for. linus is NOT saying 2000 dollars is budget. that would be ridiculous.

  • Erin Dibley
    Erin Dibley Před 26 dny

    I think I’ll just stick to Apple

  • Erin Dibley
    Erin Dibley Před 26 dny

    His voice really annoys me

  • Cristina Rosario-Perez
    Cristina Rosario-Perez Před 26 dny

    cheap? where?

  • MuzicFreakNumberOne
    MuzicFreakNumberOne Před 27 dny +2

    Linus, I guess you haven't got what budget means....
    Just get a used thinkpad t series, my t420 was about 80 bucks and runs fantastic.

  • Dartian
    Dartian Před 28 dny

    I don’t understand why everyone is going crazy about the budget. Linus started with a $300 laptop and slowly worked his way up to a $2000 laptop. He did include a $2000 laptop because different people have different budgets. He was trying to help everyone and therefore had to include laptops almost none of us would consider budget friendly.

  • Sou Rabh
    Sou Rabh Před 28 dny +1

    buy any medium config laptop install manjaro kde/deepin? you're good to go

  • Stanley Kinzinger
    Stanley Kinzinger Před 28 dny +1

    i love he goes from actual college laptops to gaming real quick lol

  • Stanley Kinzinger
    Stanley Kinzinger Před 28 dny

    heads up, the Surface laptops are garbage. i've had problems with my surface 3 because the software doesn't recognize when the charger is plugged in. AND microsoft refuses to recognize and remedy the issue. Boycott microsoft products.

  • skeleton 35
    skeleton 35 Před 28 dny +1

    title Best laptops for students... and anyone on a *Budget*
    2000$ gaming laptop...
    linus tech tips.exe stopped working

  • Nigel Minor
    Nigel Minor Před 29 dny

    this is bs, how is all that budget friendly?

  • Pedro Flores
    Pedro Flores Před 29 dny

    2000! fuck! Just build a freaking pc

  • Alejandro Zamora
    Alejandro Zamora Před 29 dny

    Ok I feel like I'm a special case here, or maybe not. I'm going to college to major in game design and my budget is $650. I need something that can run Unity, Blender, and the Unreal Engine. I was thinking 500+ SSD or HDD, 12+ RAM, Intel i5 or better. Is that good enough? Honestly, $650 is still a stretch but I'mma have to work for it

    GOSKO Před 29 dny

    Hp envy with i3 is better for gaming and video editing please reply sir😥

  • Moist WeebLord
    Moist WeebLord Před 29 dny

    I don’t speak rich Bitch

  • Alex K.
    Alex K. Před 29 dny

    To much time passed from days when linus was just a poor student guy trying to give all of us a good advice in technology.... Nowday all i can see its greate sponsored video with linus that trying to sell us crap from his sponsors... Bah i dont want even put dislike...

  • Fabian Bebber
    Fabian Bebber Před 29 dny

    What means “budget” for you? $2000? I thought about something like $500-$800 Maximum

  • Rupen Johal
    Rupen Johal Před měsícem +1

    if you think £2000 is budget then reply to this. If not then drop a like on this comment

  • z.Static
    z.Static Před měsícem

    And on a budget!...1000$

  • See Nomore
    See Nomore Před měsícem