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    Durable and cheap recommendation for Laptop?

    Hunting for a durable and affordable Laptop? Our technical experts have the right recommendation for you.

    So I'm hunting for a new laptop, I know my specs decently, but money is tight (college kid) and I don't want to make a mistake.

    Anyways, my current laptop is breaking because it wasn't very sturdy, the paneling started to chip and now the entire thing is falling apart (wear and tear from just carrying it around on my back constantly. I'm looking for some combination of this

    -Some light gaming abilities. I'm not looking for much, but just to run some really easy games when I can (things like Panzer Corp or FTL) the regular Integrated Graphics card is fine. Not the biggest priority, but would like something I can do on the bus etc.

    -Durable, like I said, my current one is breaking apart at the seems and I haven't done too much to it (not to say I couldn't have treated it more gently, but I haven't dropped it or anything)

    -Price range. I don't have a concrete one, but cheaper the better. Like I said, college kid who makes a little above minimum wage.

    -decent battery and not being huge would be a plus. But isn't critical.

    I know these are all the big points that get repeated. So in short I'm looking for a good utilitarian laptop that runs all the generic college applications. Thanks!
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  • New laptop models from popular brands like HP, Dell etc. keep on being introduced in the market with varying specifications and prices that are suitable for different types of people. So, pointing out a specific model would not be of much help to you at this point of time but you may consider the following points while shortlisting a good laptop that suits your requirements and fits your budget.

    Since you are interested in light gaming with average usage that meets all your college level needs, it will be better to sort out the specifications first. We would recommend the following for you based on the requirements you have expressed here.

    1. Processor: Intel Core i5
    2. RAM: Minimum 4GB
    3. Storage: 1TB
    4. Display Size: 15.6 inches
    5. Graphics: Integrated

    Now, if you want a rigid body you may try the Dell or Lenovo which has some great build quality. Acer and HP are also good enough but I personally prefer the Dell and would, therefore, recommend the same.

    Based on these specifications, you can easily visit any online or offline store and find the best deal for you. Since you want a durable product, it is better if you could visit an offline store and see a demo of different models on your own so that you can decide more effectively on which laptop to go for based on your needs.

    The battery backup on most laptops is generally 3 to 6 hours no matter how much is claimed on its product brochure. Battery life also depends on the usage pattern and the different processes that are running in the background which further determines its maximum run time before getting drained out. However, try not to let your laptop battery level go below 25% and try to get a full charge in one attempt rather than in split sessions as it degrades the life of the battery to most extent in that way.

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