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A good laptop for sysadmin RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello

    I am not sure here is right place for this question or not but i am studying mcsa and ccna, and i think i have to buy a laptop but what type ? i need i5 or i3 or a celeron is enough ? pls tell me celeron is enough.

    Friday, February 21, 2020 7:19 PM

Answers

  • No, I misunderstood what the need of the laptop was for. If you are taking a laptop to a job site, you don't need much usually. I still take an old Thinkpad x220 with me and it has never let me down. It also only has 8GB of memory.

    Part of my kit I take to sites is:

    - Trusty old laptop with SSD (with most recent Windows ISOs stored)

    - Spare USB thumbdrives and CD-Rs

    - USB Hard drive adapter

    - Serial/USB console adapter (if I had to console into an old switch)

    My kit is probably under $300 or 13 mil Rials in your home country.


    Seth

    A user just like you

    • Marked as answer by Mehrdad Aria Thursday, March 26, 2020 6:21 AM
    Monday, February 24, 2020 2:32 PM
  • List Of Best Laptops for Network Engineers 2020
    1: Acer Predator Helios 300.
    2: Apple 15 Inch MacBook Pro.
    3: Razer Blade 15: (Best For Cisco Engineers)
    4: MSI GS65 Stealth-002 15.6.
    5: Acer Aspire 7 Casual Gaming Laptop.
    6: ASUS VivoBook S Ultra Thin.
    7: Google Pixelbook i7.
    Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:55 AM

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  • If you don't have a homelab (old servers) to play around with, then I'd get an i5 with  at least 16GB of memory for virtualization

    Seth

    A user just like you

    • Marked as answer by Mehrdad Aria Thursday, March 26, 2020 6:21 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by Mehrdad Aria Thursday, March 26, 2020 6:21 AM
    Friday, February 21, 2020 7:48 PM
  • i have a pc (i5+8gb ram) for test and practice. i mean is for job, for example i have a project and i must go and install windows server for someone/company, for this i need a laptop with i5 + 16gb ram ? 

    problem is cheapest laptop in my country is 30 million Rials and ... is very expensive. 

    Saturday, February 22, 2020 2:45 PM
  • No, I misunderstood what the need of the laptop was for. If you are taking a laptop to a job site, you don't need much usually. I still take an old Thinkpad x220 with me and it has never let me down. It also only has 8GB of memory.

    Part of my kit I take to sites is:

    - Trusty old laptop with SSD (with most recent Windows ISOs stored)

    - Spare USB thumbdrives and CD-Rs

    - USB Hard drive adapter

    - Serial/USB console adapter (if I had to console into an old switch)

    My kit is probably under $300 or 13 mil Rials in your home country.


    Seth

    A user just like you

    • Marked as answer by Mehrdad Aria Thursday, March 26, 2020 6:21 AM
    Monday, February 24, 2020 2:32 PM
  • Very good info, thank you very much. now i go for a i3 or ryzen 3 with 8gb ram.

    :)

    Monday, February 24, 2020 4:18 PM
  • List Of Best Laptops for Network Engineers 2020
    1: Acer Predator Helios 300.
    2: Apple 15 Inch MacBook Pro.
    3: Razer Blade 15: (Best For Cisco Engineers)
    4: MSI GS65 Stealth-002 15.6.
    5: Acer Aspire 7 Casual Gaming Laptop.
    6: ASUS VivoBook S Ultra Thin.
    7: Google Pixelbook i7.
    Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:55 AM
  • List Of Best Laptops for Network Engineers 2020
    1: Acer Predator Helios 300.
    2: Apple 15 Inch MacBook Pro.
    3: Razer Blade 15: (Best For Cisco Engineers)
    4: MSI GS65 Stealth-002 15.6.
    5: Acer Aspire 7 Casual Gaming Laptop.
    6: ASUS VivoBook S Ultra Thin.
    7: Google Pixelbook i7.
    Thank you, but i can have these models only in dream. i live in iran and our economy is almost destroyed. 
    Thursday, March 5, 2020 7:13 AM
  • List Of Best Laptops for Network Engineers 2020
    1: Acer Predator Helios 300.
    2: Apple 15 Inch MacBook Pro.
    3: Razer Blade 15: (Best For Cisco Engineers)
    4: MSI GS65 Stealth-002 15.6.
    5: Acer Aspire 7 Casual Gaming Laptop.
    6: ASUS VivoBook S Ultra Thin.
    7: Google Pixelbook i7.

    Acer???? :D

    For virtualization, 16gb ram is a must. I tried to play with Hyper-V in 8gb laptop, can't do much there.


    MCSE Mobility 2018. Expert on SCCM, Windows 10, ALOVPN, MBAM.

    Sunday, March 8, 2020 8:05 AM
  • my pc have 8 gb ram, can we get help from pagefile ?
    Sunday, March 8, 2020 8:17 AM