Thoughts on HP Envy 13 as Laptop for University?

I will be looking to get this laptop as for back to school, is on sale for $1169 for students with unidays. Is this laptop a good alternative to devices such as dell xps 13 and surface laptop 2? Worth the money? This will be used to study bachelor of information technology. Thanks for your input!

Specs:
Intel® Core™ i5-8250U Processor (1.6 GHz base frequency, up to 3.4 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, 6 MB cache, 4 cores)
Windows 10 Home 64
13.3" diagonal FHD IPS BrightView micro-edge WLED-backlit edge-to-edge glass (1920 x 1080)
8 GB LPDDR3-2133 SDRAM (onboard)
256 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD

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  • +1 vote

    I have a similarly specced laptop (except it's i5 7th gen) and it's more than enough for what I do at uni (computer science). Granted I have a PC at home which is what I use primarily, I only use the laptop at uni for web browsing, programming, reading documents etc, it can also play LoL fine if you're into that.

    I paid about the same price and honestly I would not spend more than that if you are only after a device to use at uni.

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    Also looking fort a Uni laptop.
    What model number is this one on Unidays??

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