Best Laptops for Students.. and anyone on a budget

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  • Lambada
    Lambada 6 hours ago

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

    OHHHBOYYY 16 hours ago

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

    I suffer

  • Rev. Gunn
    Rev. Gunn 22 hours ago

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

  • Cryptoid UK [Music]

    watching on my Predator Helios 300

  • The_3in_ pro
    The_3in_ pro Day ago

    I had to skip half of the video

  • Jill Stingray is precious

    No mention of the MSI GF63 8RC?

  • melt
    melt Day ago

    i bought a refurbished $40 Powerbook G4 12' yesterday

    • melt
      melt Day ago

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

  • Fox
    Fox Day ago +1

    Thanks Linus! Dropped a sub!

  • Dominic Ho
    Dominic Ho Day ago +1

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

    I bootcamped mine, btw

  • Niko Zerlik
    Niko Zerlik 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

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

  • bulletsponge75
    bulletsponge75 2 days ago

    Good value maybe, but far from budget.

  • 1973Washu
    1973Washu 3 days ago

    Macs are brilliant (for cutting bagels)

  • Chris Kelley
    Chris Kelley 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    Thank you for wasting my time.

  • Paul D
    Paul D 3 days ago

    Squarespace is shit

  • Premkumar Nair PYN MUSIC

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

  • tuah cool
    tuah cool 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

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

  • NotOrdinaryInGames
    NotOrdinaryInGames 4 days ago

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

  • Mega Deuce
    Mega Deuce 4 days ago

    That's Apple jk was solid

  • Rose Gold
    Rose Gold 4 days ago

    Can microsoft surface go run steam and photoshop?

  • Leopold
    Leopold 5 days ago


  • rishav shrestha
    rishav shrestha 5 days ago

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

    • Kevin Lee
      Kevin Lee 4 days ago

      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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

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

  • Ben
    Ben 7 days ago

    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 7 days ago

    Not budget. For me at least.

  • Kat EKit
    Kat EKit 7 days ago

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

  • John Doe
    John Doe 7 days ago

    iPhone X

  • Luka Weixler
    Luka Weixler 8 days ago +1

    Where is macbook 😞

  • The Legend
    The Legend 8 days ago

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

  • eddie wap
    eddie wap 9 days ago

    Cheap my ass

  • Sam Waterworth
    Sam Waterworth 9 days ago

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

  • Jacob Aguilar
    Jacob Aguilar 10 days ago

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

  • urizen
    urizen 10 days ago

    the most expensive machines ever.....

  • Isaac Chaw Zek
    Isaac Chaw Zek 10 days ago

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

  • Elias Ramos
    Elias Ramos 11 days ago

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

  • Guitar Jeffy
    Guitar Jeffy 11 days ago

    Budget? Where? This a terrible review.

  • Jasmine Lewis
    Jasmine Lewis 11 days ago

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

  • jared fleming
    jared fleming 12 days ago

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

  • xV0rt3x
    xV0rt3x 12 days ago

    *watching this video on a dell xps 15* smh

  • c.sagan
    c.sagan 13 days ago

    800$ and its budget

  • Studyin’Me
    Studyin’Me 13 days ago

    A *BUDGET*
    I’m outraged

  • I W
    I W 13 days ago

    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 13 days ago

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

  • Mr. Creepz
    Mr. Creepz 13 days ago +1

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

  • Stanley Maximillian
    Stanley Maximillian 14 days ago

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

  • Max E
    Max E 14 days ago

    does LTT know what cheap means

  • Amphicorp47
    Amphicorp47 14 days ago +2

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

  • Hamo Black
    Hamo Black 14 days ago

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

  • A. Kessler
    A. Kessler 14 days ago

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

  • Simon
    Simon 15 days ago

    550 for the cheapest laptop isn’t budget imo

  • Harshad Patel
    Harshad Patel 15 days ago

    U call it budget

  • SAL_ TEA
    SAL_ TEA 15 days ago

    People buy MacBook's just for the brand.

  • M T
    M T 16 days ago

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

  • Austin Abercrombie
    Austin Abercrombie 16 days ago +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 16 days ago

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

  • De Soul Lynn
    De Soul Lynn 16 days ago

    Cheap? What.

  • Victoria Paris
    Victoria Paris 17 days ago

    Did he forget about the budget part

  • dearDREAM
    dearDREAM 17 days ago

    lmao way to make me feel poor

  • vtnwesley
    vtnwesley 17 days ago

    Difference between Acer units?

  • Jericho Perez
    Jericho Perez 18 days ago

    bUget priked laptup

  • Daniel Ross
    Daniel Ross 18 days ago

    Budget? 🤣

  • Om Kate
    Om Kate 19 days ago

    But can they run minecraft?

  • Walkertongdee
    Walkertongdee 19 days ago

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

  • Gaming Beast Shaheer
    Gaming Beast Shaheer 19 days ago

    In Pakistan Acer predator cause $200

  • Timon
    Timon 19 days ago


  • Divij Malkani
    Divij Malkani 19 days ago

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

  • Briana Sanders
    Briana Sanders 20 days ago

    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 20 days ago

    So Happy to have a MacBook Air 2018.

  • LeoneLLuz
    LeoneLLuz 20 days ago

    that is a lot of money for a "budget"

  • Its_Jazz
    Its_Jazz 20 days ago

    Can u make a video testing CHEAP gaming laptop?

  • Notmi Relnam
    Notmi Relnam 21 day ago

    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 21 day ago

    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 21 day ago

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


  • Migara Rodrigo
    Migara Rodrigo 21 day ago

    to everyone saying school started- its pretty obvious that it should vary from place to place

  • Nikolai Lvovich
    Nikolai Lvovich 21 day ago

    What all students need in a computer is a fair browser, an office suite, a video player for playing decent quality youtube videos, say 1080p (Why 4k?), a fair text editor, decent battery life, few tools and utilities, and OS that they are comfortable with etc. But a gaming PC for students is not something I would recommend. There is not even need for SSD, i5, i7 etc. Dude, seriously? Don't buy shit you don't need.

  • El Diablo
    El Diablo 22 days ago

    If a student buys a shit MacBook to get laid he is an idiot. macbooks are crap. either you have game or you don't, save $900 get an excellent pc and forget about shit apple, if you have an argument with them just benchmark them to humiliation. can your MacBook run VR? no. end of story.

  • Leander Herman
    Leander Herman 22 days ago

    Damn i'm gonna buy a surface go

  • A. Ardy Nugraha
    A. Ardy Nugraha 22 days ago

    Your budget definitely different from my budget

  • Chandu CskTM
    Chandu CskTM 22 days ago

    Lol all mentioned are i3/i5 ...I would go for i7-8th gen in 2019 which will obviously become a old processor in 2019 end - early 2020.
    1050 ... Seriously all the AUTOCAD shit needs 16 GB RAM and i5/i7 6th gen chip in there spec recommendation.

  • Giles Guest
    Giles Guest 22 days ago

    "But Linus the only way to get laid is with an Apple logo" No way the Asus Nitro 5 is bound to get me more pussy. Performance over style

  • TheRealBandito
    TheRealBandito 23 days ago

    lmao at the last minute joke.

  • Pithy Gaming Clips
    Pithy Gaming Clips 23 days ago +2

    I want to thank Linus & his team for creating this video guide. 👍
    I bought the Acer Nitro 5 in Malaysia (the specs are slightly different: Nvidia 1050 Ti with Core i7 8750H CPU
    & 16GB Intel Optane memory) for roughly US$915. 💸
    Compared to my previous Samsung & Asus laptops, the Acer Nitro 5 is the best one I've owned thus far. 👌
    Thanks again, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to Linus & his team! 😘

  • Saswat Sarangi
    Saswat Sarangi 24 days ago

    2:53 price of stylus? seriously ??? nobody , correction no common student spending 1000 or 2000 $ for some of it, though you showed it to niche audience

  • Ronard Imperial
    Ronard Imperial 24 days ago

    Respect for the efforts made. Great review!

  • SM Al
    SM Al 24 days ago

    Dude do you know what budget means? Check it out!

  • Kash Iqbal
    Kash Iqbal 25 days ago

    This video is pathetic.

  • Castanho
    Castanho 26 days ago

    LOL Most universities and schools have adapted to the chrome book format (I.E Google Docs, Zoom, PDF).
    In fact, most elementary, middle, and high schools now using exclusively chrome books as both rentals and within their tech-libraries.
    Quit your sponsored bullshit. It's effective, durable and it's price is very reasonable (Floating between $185-$215).

  • -Unknown Gaming-
    -Unknown Gaming- 26 days ago

    I think linus doesnt understand what "B U D G E T" is.

  • Nate S.
    Nate S. 26 days ago

    *Looks for a BUGET laptop* *Finds 800-1000 dollar laptops* WUT! Not looking to spend 500 dollars.....

  • Sreerej Sree
    Sreerej Sree 26 days ago

    Why is he not mentioning Accer swift 3? It has an 256 SSD i5 8250u, 8gb has an option for Linux if you're into that and has a pretty good metallic build and it is available in a wide variety of configs, for all budget price points, at least in India.

  • Morgen Ochin
    Morgen Ochin 26 days ago

    you guys are retarded if you think linus is saying 2000 dollars is budget. read the title

  • Bruce Hargreaves
    Bruce Hargreaves 27 days ago

    A budget is like £500 not £2000😂😩

  • Talgaming Playz
    Talgaming Playz 27 days ago


  • Eric Turner
    Eric Turner 27 days ago

    Linus is a prick headed peace of shit.

  • Roman
    Roman 28 days ago

    Anything Mac is not for a budget..

  • Marcel -//- AdSoleWare

    hmm... I hate SSD's

  • kyrah hunter
    kyrah hunter 28 days ago +3

    Someone missed the memo on “broke college student” 😥