Programming Laptop for Uni Budget $800~
I'm looking for a laptop for programming in Uni, but there are just so many options to choose from I'm just really lost on what to go for.
My budget is around $800 and I'm after the following qualities:
-Long battery life
-Decent enough for programming, no need for heavy graphics cards for any sort of gaming
I'm only going to use this for around 2 years or so whilst I'm studying as most of the time I prefer to use my desktop at home.
Are there any suggestions? I've done a lot of research and there's much to choose from:
-Thinkpad E495 (current deal here https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/459011)
-Acer Swift 3
-Dell Inspiron 15 options
I've also seen the Xiaomi Noteobok Air being recommended from polls but I can't find any that are under $1k.
Can anyone help me narrow down options? Feels like I could go for anything at this point.