Question Buying Laptop, Need Advice!

chumlee231101

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Hey Guys,
I'm a first year computer science engineering student and I am planning to buy a Laptop. I am confused between these three models:

Lenovo Legion Y540:
i5-9300h
8GB DDR4 2666 mhz (2 memory slots, expandable upto 32 GB)
GTX 1650 4GB
1TB HDD, 256 GB SSD

Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3i:
i5-10300h
8GB DDR4 2933 mhz (Only 1 Memory Slot, expandable upto 16 GB)
GTX 1650 4GB
1 TB HDD, 256 GB SSD

Lenovo L340:
i7-9750HF
8GB DDR4 2400 mhz (Only 1 Memory Slot, expandable upto 16 GB)
GTX 1650 4GB
1 TB HDD, 256 GB SSD

I want to use it for atleast 4-5 years. I can't decide if i should give preference to the processor, or expandable memory.
Which would be the best choice?
 
Honestly from the 3, I like the middle option. The i7 you listed has 8 cores but does not have hyperthreading that I'm aware of. Same for the first system which should be a 6 core.

The middle system should be a 6 core and have hyperthreading, so it can basically act like 12 cores. So in my opinion, that system of the ones you listed will probably hold out longer than the others. Double check of course, but that is my 2 cents.
 

Seaweed Monster

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It all depends on what you plan to use your laptop for. If you know you'll be using multiple heavy workload applications that will eat into your RAM, sure, the Y540 does give you that flexibility/upgradeability. Although, the L340's i7-9750h does offer a core count advantage, with it being a six-core, which will aid in performance overall compared to the quad-cores (i5-9300h & 10300h).

16GB's of RAM is still a good amount if you're planning to push some heavy tasks i.e. video and photo-editing, gaming, heavy multitasking etc...
 
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Honestly from the 3, I like the middle option. The i7 you listed has 8 cores but does not have hyperthreading that I'm aware of. Same for the first system which should be a 6 core.

The middle system should be a 6 core and have hyperthreading, so it can basically act like 12 cores. So in my opinion, that system of the ones you listed will probably hold out longer than the others. Double check of course, but that is my 2 cents.
I think you got your order mixed up:
1st system = i5-9300H = 4c/8t
2nd system = i5-10300H = 4c/8t
3rd system = i7-9750H = 6c/12t
 
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tennis2

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I think there are some other tangibles that aren't being talked about though. Namely the chassis that each similar-except-for-the-CPU option comes in:

(these aren't all the exact specs the OP is listing)
And I should re-iterate that we still don't know what the price difference is between these systems.
 

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