April 4, 2021

Computers for Cybersecurity Major

I’m a sophomore infosec/cybersecurity student with an $1200 budget for either a desktop or laptop to be used for school, ethical hacking, programming, VM, and game design on Unreal. What do you recommend I look for as far as specs and brands go, as well as laptop or desktop? Also, why do $1500 laptops come with Windows 10 Home?

The internet has recommended a mix of make and models like MSI, Alienware, Lenovo Thinkpad and Ideapad, HP Elite Dragonfly, Asus Zenbook, and specs as follows:

i5/i7 or R5… I had decided on Ryzen but am open to other options, 4MB cache, RAM 8GB or higher, SSD storage of at least 512GB, ~~deditated wam~~ dedicated VRAM or graphics card, “fast processor” how fast was not specified.

Would you change anything from this list? I am ready and not ready to drop a grand but it needs to be done. Thank you in advance and happy Easter!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Note: By filling this form and submitting your commen, you acknowledge, agree and comply with our terms of service. In addition you acknowledge that you are willingly sharing your email address with AiOWikis and you might receive notification emails from AiOWikis for comment notifications. AiOWiksi guarantees that your email address WILL NOT be used for advertisement or email marketting purposes.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.