Any laptop suggestions?

Recently my old laptop retires and I'm looking for a new one. I especially want to take into consider what are used by people here. I apologize if you find this off-topic discussion annoying.

Can you guys talk about what laptop you use and why, and what are mostly seen in offline CTF games if you have attend any? Many thanks.

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  • Not really a suggestion but here's what I bought.

    Dell 7490
    i7 8th Gen
    16GB RAM
    512 SSD

    Found it on eBay and managed to get it for roughly 50% of the retail value, so it was actually one of the more decent savings I've had on eBay in a long time. I use it for running multiple VM's mostly, it's light, battery life is decent, performance is fine.

    Like anything, I guess it's going to boil down to what you want to use it for and what your budget is.

  • Thinkpad X230.

    Light, cheap, easy to upgrade, and with some cheap RAM and a SSD has plenty of power to do most of the things I need to do (if not I switch to my desktop).

    I've always loved thinkpads.

  • Type your comment> @hva said:

    Thinkpad X230.

    Light, cheap, easy to upgrade, and with some cheap RAM and a SSD has plenty of power to do most of the things I need to do (if not I switch to my desktop).

    I've always loved thinkpads.

    I think x230 is no longer available?

  • I think x230 is no longer available?

    Not from Lenovo, but there's plenty of them on ebay.

  • I'm using a lenovo yoga2 pro I got used on amazon. I like it pretty well, haven't seen the need to upgrade. I've had my eyes on the Librem 13 though ever since I pre-ordered their phone.

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    I’m using lenovo legion Y530 (i5 8gen 16GB Ram GTX 1060 ) for pentesting and gaming

    Arrexel

  • Type your comment> @hva said:

    I think x230 is no longer available?

    Not from Lenovo, but there's plenty of them on ebay.

    I noticed it is released in 2012. Wouldn't the hardware be outdated? What about its successors like x260 or x270?

  • Type your comment> @sazouki said:

    I’m using lenovo legion Y530 (i5 8gen 16GB Ram GTX 1060 ) for pentesting and gaming

    This gaming book looks really cool... but I believe its not quite portable

  • Type your comment> @n3k0bu573r said:
    > Type your comment> @sazouki said:
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    > I’m using lenovo legion Y530 (i5 8gen 16GB Ram GTX 1060 ) for pentesting and gaming
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    > This gaming book looks really cool... but I believe its not quite portable

    It’s a lightweight laptop ;)

    Arrexel

  • I want one of these:
    https://www.lenovo.com/gb/en/laptops/thinkpad/t-series/T490/p/20N2CTO1WWENGB2/customize

    14" Lenovo, up to 32GB Ram, i7, up to 1TB nVME drive, nVidia graphics along with all the usual Thinkpad stuff.... but it will cost all my quatloos :(

  • Type your comment> @lackofgravitas said:

    I want one of these:
    https://www.lenovo.com/gb/en/laptops/thinkpad/t-series/T490/p/20N2CTO1WWENGB2/customize

    14" Lenovo, up to 32GB Ram, i7, up to 1TB nVME drive, nVidia graphics along with all the usual Thinkpad stuff.... but it will cost all my quatloos :(

    Following this idea I found T480. Is it any good?
    Compared to newer T490, I'm more into those classic rectangles......LOL

  • Not sure. My work machine is a T470s. I've had that for about two years, and it's as solid as a rock. It's traveled a fair bit with me and suffered a couple of knocks and it doesn't show any sign of it. We have a few 480's in the office and they have the same reliability. They biggest difference is they stopped doing the docking ports. You use a USB-C port replicator now.

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  • I'm on a Lenovo X270. Stay away from the X280 though - the RAM is soldered to the board and is NOT upgradeable.

  • I'm using a 2017 Macbook Pro 13" inch. I like it for the portability / power / battery life. It only has a i5 & 8gb ram so struggles once I go past two VMs.


    OSCP | PMP

  • X1 carbon 2015 year edition. Perfect laptop to transport, super light and comfy as well as has juice in it
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