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Laptop choosing guide for students!

I know it can be overwhelming to try and pick one laptop from the sea of choices you have, so here’s a guide to make it a little easier!


This is the bare minimum you want to have in your laptop so it doesn’t die halfway through a semester:

Memory: 4GB 

Storage: 500GB HDD

Processor: Intel i3

Display: 1366x786

Screen size: 13.5″

Good for: Surfing, playing videos, typing, data storage. Just a decent consumer laptop will last a few years.

Price point: $250-$500

Examples: ASUS chromebook, Intel premium, HP 15


These are a good idea if you only plan to use your laptop for light notetaking, or if you need a backpack-friendly machine to supplement your bigger one at home. These usually tend to run smaller, and heat up more easily.

$375 Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga

  • Intel Core i5 processor, 4gb ram, 128gb SSD, HD 5000 graphics
  • 720p touchscreen display, 3.5 lbs, 11 hr battery life
  • Heats up easily, but good thinkpad build

$550 Asus Zenbook

  • Intel i3 processor, 8GB of ram, 256 GB SSD, HD 515 graphics
  • 1080p IPS touchscreen, 3.0 lbs, 12 hr battery life
  • Generally good laptop, value for money

$700 - Asus Zenbook UX330

  • Kaby lake i5 processor, 8GB of ram, 256GB SSD, HD 520 graphics
  • 1080p IPS display, 2.6lbs, 12 hour battery
  • Sleek, scratch resistant body

$1000 - Microsoft Surface Book

  • Skylake i5 processor, 8GB of ram, 128GB SSD, Intel HD 520 graphics
  • 4K IPS display, 3.5lbs, up to 16 hours battery life
  • Arguably one of the better 2-in-1s on the market, great build quality and battery life.

$1400 - 2017 Macbook Pro 13" - 13.3"

  • Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB ram, 256GB SSD, Intel Iris plus 640 graphics
  • 1440p IPS retina display, 3.0 lbs, 10 hr battery
  • Good build, trackpad, and battery life. I mean it’s a Macbook xD

$1700 - ASUS UX490 - 14”

  • Specs include Intel Kaby lake i7 processor, 16GB ram, 512GB SSD, Intel HD Graphics
  • 1080p IPS display, 2.4 lbs, 9 hour battery life
  • Comes with a finger print scanner, has a spill proof keyboard, and is virtually indestructible


$350 - Acer E15 - 15.6’’

  • Kaby Lake i3 processor, 4gb of ram, 1TB HDD, HD 620 graphics
  • 1080p display (TN), 5.3 lbs, 12 hr advertised battery
  • Works for light gaming, can handle DOTA/WoW, but the fan will go crazy

$710 - Dell Inspiron 7567 - 15.6’’

  • Core i5-6300HQ processor, 8GB of ram, 256gb SSD, GTX 960M
  • 1080p IPS display, 5.7 lbs, 10 hour battery life
  • Again, prone to overheating but has up gradable RAM to help with the speed

$870 - Asus FX502VM - 15.6’’

  • Quad core i5-6300HQ processor, 16gb of ram, 1TB HDD, GTX 1060 dGPU
  • 1080p TN display, 4.9 lbs, 5 hr battery life
  • Bad TN display, but otherwise incredible at given price point. Upgradable to IPS

$1050 - Acer Predator Helios 300 - 15.6"

  • Kaby Lake i7-7700HQ processor, 16gb ram, 256gb SSD, GTX 1060 dGPU
  • 1080p IPS display, 5.6 lbs, 6 hr advertised battery life
  • Great value for money

$2500 - Alienware AW17Rr - 17.3’’

  • Kaby Lake i7-7820HK processor, 32gb ram, 256gb SSD + 1TB HDD, GTX 1080
  • 120Hz 1440p IPS display, 9.7 lbs, 3 hour battery life
  • Amazing display, great CPU/GPU build quality

$4000 - Razer Blade Pro - 17.3’’

  • Specs include Quad core i7-7820 HQ processor, 32gb ram, 1TB SSD, GTX 1080 dGPU
  • 4k IPS display, 7.7 lbs, 3 hr advertised battery life
  • Extremely well reviewed, extremely high end gaming laptop. Very sleek, very powerful

I hope this helped. If you’d like a more specific recommendation then fill out the following form, and I’ll try to help:

  1. Budget
  2. 2-in-1?
  3. Battery life?
  4. How important is portability/weight?
  5. Gaming? Video editing?
  6. Any other specs you’d be willing to pay extra for?

anonymous asked:

hi! when making stuff in aseprite, what type of image file produces the highest quality? on a piece say 64x64 pixels. png, jpg or jpeg?

Png. I talk a bit about it here:

Also important to know:

And finally:

Ironically Tumblr also interpolates with bicubic or bilinear so these tutorial images look blurry because they were downsampled from 638px original to 540px tumblr width. Here’s the original GIF for pixel perfect viewing, although if you’re on any sort of retina display (or equivalent) the browser will double the resolution (to match the denser pixels) and blur things again. 

To circumvent that you need to see it on a website that has pixel scaling enabled in their CSS (like mine, when you go to the actual site, not on the Tumblr dash), or use an extension for your browser that injects that CSS into any page (like mine, safari only, but you can find similar things for other browsers I suppose).

And that’s the story of pixel art formats and quality and the internet.

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anonymous asked:

This is for the anon with the macbook! :) My game was being really laggy as well, but whenever I checked my settings in the game, I noticed that the Retina Display box was checked. So I'd make sure that's not whats causing the lagging! It has to be unchecked for there to be minimal lag. I don't know why it causes lag, but it unfortunately does. :)

there u go bby ^^

simple graphic tutorial

tutorial for this graphic as request by a lovely anon

what you’ll need:

  • photoshop (i’m using cc)
  • a few basic ps skills like how layer masks work
  • please like/reblog if you use or found this helpful! the notes inspire me to make more things.

Keep reading

Cinder launched up from her chair, nearly toppling over when she forgot about her missing limb. Steadying herself with both hands on the table, she managed an awkward bow. The retina display sank out of sight.

“Your Highness,”she stammered, head lowered, glad that he couldn’t see her empty ankle behind the tablecloth.

The prince flinched and cast a glance over his shoulder before hunching toward her. “Maybe, um…” –he pulled his fingers across his lips –”on the Highness stuff?”

- “Cinder” by Marissa Meyer

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My standard everyday haul for surviving day-to-day. Extra bits like plasters & painkillers are hidden away in the Altoids tin. The cable management on the laptop power cord is 3d printed :)