Which DSA laptop should I pick?


Feb 3, 2013
1. What is your budget?
See below

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?

3. What screen resolution do you want?

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Portable, but will be my only computer. I do have plenty of options for charging at University but will get moved between there and home everyday.

5. How much battery life do you need?
4 hours min.

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
Yes, only stuff like Sims

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
MATLAB, basic programming

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
See below

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
At least until the end of my degree so 3 years.

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.

13. What country do you live in?

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
I've been approved to get a DSA laptop and have the option to get their standard "workhorse" laptop which the only details I have are that it's: "WKH" i5-7200 2.5Ghz, 8GB, 500GB, 15.6", W10 Notebook

I have also been given an option to upgrade to the following laptops:

Lenovo V330-15IKB Core i7-8550U 8GB 256GB SSD Radeon 530 2GB 15.6 Inch FHD Windows 10 £180.00

Lenovo IdeaPad 330 Core i5-8300H 8GB 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD 15.6 Inch GeForce GTX 1050 Windows 10 £340.00

HP ProBook 455 G6 Ryzen 5-2500U 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6 Inch Radeon Vega 8 Windows 10 £380.00

HP Pavilion 15-DP0003NA Core i7-8750H 8GB 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD 15.6 Inch GeForce GTX 1060 Windows 10 Home £435.00

I'm trying to decide if it's worth upgrading? Any advice would be very much appreciated