Computers are a fundamental tool for all engineers these days. If you are a civil engineering student and in search of a laptop that suits your study, this is the right place. Engineering studies have advanced much more than it was at their origin. Being a civil engineering student, you will have to use software like Autocad, Revit, Staad Pro, 3d’s Max, and many more. These all are heavy processing PC applications and need high GPU and fast processing CPU. In this article, we have picked up some laptops which will aid you best in your studies. Let’s have a look at the minimum requirements you will need for your laptop during your engineering studies. Here are the things that student looks at on laptop and here are a few best laptops for Civil Engineering students in 2022.
Minimum Requirements in Laptops for Civil Engineering Students
|Processor||11 Gen Intel/AMD core with at least 4 cores and processing speed > 4GHz|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce, having a GPU is an additional point|
|Storage||1TB hard disk, minimum 8GB RAM, SSD of 256GB having OS installed in it for faster processing|
|Battery life||Greater than 5 hours|
|OS||Windows 10 or Linux (as per choice)|
|Weight||Under 1-1.5 Kgs will be appropriate|
|Display||LED under 15 inches|
These are the features that are most preferable when you buy a laptop for your studies. Some parameters may vary when one reaches the market, so choose wisely. Here is the list of laptops to choose from that are best for any civil engineering student in 2022. You can shop these laptops in Cash and EMI from Online Saathi online shopping.
1. HP Pavilion 15: Gaming Series Laptop
This is purely a gaming laptop with Ryzen Processor and has a nice processing speed. The shell of this laptop is covered with a metal surface decorated with shiny silver color giving it a professional look. It has a slim body design with lightweight. This PC is capable to handle multitasking and multithreading. This feature can be very beneficial to run the software you will be using during your civil engineering studies.
Features of HP Pavilion 15
|Processor||11-Gen 6-core intel-i7 1165 G7 processor|
|Clock Speed||4.70 GHz|
|Storage||16GB DDR4 RAM, 512 GB SSD with additional slot|
|Graphics||AMD Radeon Vega 8 (pre-integrated)|
|Display||15.6” IPS LCD panels|
|Battery||3 cell 41W Li-ion with a battery backup of 8 hours|
|Ports||1x SuperSpeed USB Type-C (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, HP Sleep and Charge), 1x audio combo jack, 2x SuperSpeed USB Type-A, 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x micro SD card reader|
2. Acer Aspire 5
It is one of the latest iterators of Acer Aspire A5 2021with an intel processor launched a few months ago in Nepal. It is a good option for people looking for a PC at an affordable price. It does have a good processing speed ranging from 4.20-4.70GHz. Thus can process heavy 3D modeling tasks and AutoCAD applications during your civil engineering career as a student.
Features of Acer Aspire 5
|Processor||Latest Intel and AMD processor with options i3-1115G4, i5-1135G7, and i7-1165G7, quad-core processor|
|Clock Speed||4.2 to 4.70 GHz|
|Storage||Up to 16GB DDR4 SDRAM(expandable), 256-512 GB SSD with additional slot, empty HDD slot|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce MX350|
|Display||15.6” IPS panels with FHD resolution|
|Battery||3 cell 48W Li-ion with a battery backup of 8 hours|
|Ports||2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1x combo audio jack, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C, 1x RJ45, 1x HDMI|
3. Apple MacBook Air 13 M1
Apple brand is well known by any individual. Apple MacBook Air 13 M1 is its latest laptop series with a sleek, slim, lightweight, and enticing design. Apple’s MacBook laptops are judged completely differently compared to any regular laptops. It has an awesome design, superb display, awesome trackpad, and insane battery life. This laptop is way better than any other company’s laptop insecurity issue.
Features of Apple MacBook Air 13 M1
|Dimension||16-0.63 x 11.97 x 8.36 inches, weighing 1.29kg|
|Display||13.3-inch Retina IPS display True Tone technology, P3 Wide Color with 400 nits|
|Resolution||2560 x 1600 pixels with 16:10 aspect ratio|
|CPU||Apple M1 chip [5nm]|
|Memory||8/16GB Unified Memory, SSD expandable up to 2TB|
|OS||macOS Big Sur (can be upgraded to Monterey)|
|Camera||720p Face Time HD camera|
|Ports||2xUSB-C Thunderbolt 3-ports, 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Connectivity||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0|
|Battery||49.9Whr Li-Po Battery with 30W USB-C power adapter|
|Color availability||Space Grey, Silver, and Gold|
|Price||Rs. 1,48,000 (8/256GB) Rs. 1,85,000(8/512GB) Rs. 2,18,000(16/512GB)|
These are some laptops that can be very efficient and help throughout your civil engineering course. These have good processing speed with good graphics too. They have the latest processors and technology implemented in them with more cool features. You can choose one depending on your budget. Of course, apple laptops are expensive compared to others but can be an excellent choice.