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BANGKOK 26 May 2019 15:55
jvs

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Yes we need to buy a laptop for a 16 year old student.

I have no idea what to get.

Sure there must be more parents with the same issue?

Pro and cons,advice please?

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Set a budget and let him/her to find whats best for him/her. Im sure a 16 year old knows their stuff.

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if "must" buy, then there are requirements? what are they?

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Indeed it may depend on the subjects being studied. Someone doing 3D design may need something different from someone doing Advanced Maths.

 

Find out more and let us know, along with your maximum budget.

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It is going to be her first laptop and she does not really know either.

I think the budget is 15kbaht,i have seen some for that price.

I will try to find out more but she does not not what she wants to study,she still has a while to make up her mind.

 

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My opine is get the tallest monitor possible.  I got a screaming fast laptop at work and at home.  Each has reasonably wide screen, but not tall enough.  The test?? take a standard  8.5 " x 11 " piece of paper and if that doesn't fit standing up in the monitor space, than your monitor is too small.

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If you want to buy a good and reliable notebook look at Lenovo ThinkPad. They do the job and are sturdy.

They are designed for work and not for games.

And they are designed to function and not to have the newest gimmick look.

 

But if the 16 year old student wants something like this that is a different question.

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16 hours ago, jvs said:

I think the budget is 15kbaht,

Any laptop for 15,000 baht is going to be just fine for a student.

It's really just a matter of screen size/portability.

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Posted (edited)
18 minutes ago, killerbeez said:

Any laptop for 15,000 baht is going to be just fine for a student.

It's really just a matter of screen size/portability.

Agree but would add battery life as well and not Lenovo unless a "Thinkpad".  Last year, I helped a friend buy a laptop for her niece, close to the same age as the OP's daughter.  We settled for an Asus WA-402 (Win-10, 14" display 500gb HD, AMD processor) for about B9000 from Lazada.  It has held up well and has had no issues.  This model is no longer listed as available but the Asus models suggested by other posters look pretty good.  The Lenovo Thinkpad line is excellent but not the Lenovo consumer line sold in most stores...they have a poor record and if the same as a few years ago, horrendous service.  I learned that the hard way. (Thikpads are not serviced by the same service as the consumer line) 

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9 hours ago, SheungWan said:

Asus E203

 

 

Absolutely not. She is sixteen, not six.

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9 hours ago, SheungWan said:

or Asus E406.

 

 

 

Cheap and nasty.

1.1GHz processor, an SD card for storage and IPS is noticeably absent from the specification. 

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4 hours ago, killerbeez said:

The Lenovo IdeaPad 330 is less than 15,000 baht.

 

This gets extra attention because it has 8GBs of RAM whereas most laptops in this range have just 4GBs of RAM.

The downside is that it's big and heavy. 

 

https://www.advice.co.th/product/notebook/notebook-lenovo/notebook-lenovo-ideapad-330-81d200j9ta-black-

Youngsters tend to want a laptop which is light enough to carry around and looks at least a little bit stylish. For what most of them are going to to with them as their first laptop, higher spec not really necessary unless they are hard core gamers which hasn't been flagged by the OP.

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