ASUS ROG Zephyrus S Ultra Slim Gaming PC Laptop, 15.6” 144Hz IPS Type, Intel Core i7-8750H CPU, GeForce GTX 1070, 16GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe SSD, Military-Grade Metal Chassis, Win 10 Home - GX531GS-AH76

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Razer Blade 15 Base vs Dell G7 [R]

1 week, 3 days agolook_a_sqwurl posted submission on pcmasterrace.
June 4, 2019

Dell G7 Specs:

- CAD $1699.95

- i7 8750H

- GTX 1060 Max Q

- 16 GB RAM

- 128 SSD + 1 TB HDD

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/dell-g7-15-6-gaming-laptop-intel-core-i7-8750h-1tb-hdd-128gb-ssd-16gb-ram-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060/12619456

Razer Blade 15 Base Specs:

- CAD $1,871.10 (MS Student Discount)

- i7 8750H

- GTX 1060 Max Q

- 16 GB RAM

- 128 SSD + 1 TB HDD

https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/p/razer-blade-15-rz09-02705e75-msu1-laptop/8pg42vxpk4pq/f1sr?activetab=pivot%3aoverviewtab

Obviously spec wise the laptops are the same, but I am more concerned about build quality and longevity of the system. It will mainly be used for school assignments dealing with VMs and other heavy tasks. I also don't want a generic looking gaming laptop. I want a more subtle looking system. I am open to other suggestions. These are the two that I have found that I like the most.

I should mention that I have had many Dells before, and all have failed on me, so that is my only huge concern with the Dell. Razer I have heard nothing but great things but I have 0 experience with them.

Budget is $2000 and below

Thanks.

1 week, 3 days agolook_a_sqwurl posted comment on pcmasterrace.
June 4, 2019

ASUS ROG Zephyrus S Ultra Slim Gaming PC Laptop, 15.6” 144Hz IPS Type, Intel Core i7-8750H CPU, GeForce GTX 1070, 16GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe SSD, Military-Grade Metal Chassis, Win 10 Home - GX531GS-AH76 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G5Z9H8R/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_AEZ9Cb31PKG35

1070 for less

Is a gaming laptop a good idea? [R]

2 weeks, 2 days agoImsquishie posted submission on pcmasterrace.
May 30, 2019

I travel a lot and work seasonal jobs but id like to start pc gaming. Are gaming laptops worth it? What are the known issues with owning one and which would you reccomend? My budget would be $1k-1.5k

Edit: I'd like something that i won't have to upgrade in a year and wont be obsolete in 2. If something below my budget would work out then I'm definitely open to those suggestions as well. Thanks

2 weeks, 2 days agoImsquishie posted comment on pcmasterrace.
May 30, 2019

Need new laptop for web dev! What should I get? [R]

4 months, 1 week agoAtulin posted submission on webdev.
Feb. 6, 2019

I mainly do front end and back end web dev (Django), some SQL database, and web scraping.

I need the laptop to be highly portable: light weight and relatively small.

My budget is under 1.5K USD.

The web scraping can be pretty demanding so I need a laptop that is decently powerful.

I was interested in Google Pixelbook but I heard rumours that it has compatibility issues with programming. Is it true?

No Apple product please

Any suggestion?

4 months, 1 week agoAtulin posted comment on webdev.
Feb. 6, 2019

That's curious, especially after you compare this with, for example, this.

Getting into the PC world [R]

6 months, 1 week agoThatsalotofcalcium posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 7, 2018

Hi everyone, So I've been trying to dive in into the PC world for a while now and since I'm going to be going to school I figured it would be the perfect time to get into the world of PC gaming.

Looking for advice/recommendations on a Gaming laptop ( just something to get me into the world of it until I can actually afford a better gaming desktop) looking for something that's gonna be both good for school work (word docs, presentations maybe more complex stuff.. don't know yet) but as well be a decent gaming rig. price wise looking to spend about $1500-2000$

Recommendations are greatly appreciated and I'm from Canada so if it happens that the recommendations are in Canadian prices it would be greatly appreciated and as well I'd be ok with laptops under 1500$ if people have some other recommendations

Thanks in advance!

[LAPTOP] ASUS Zephyrus S Ultra Slim, 15.6" 144Hz IPS, i7-8750H, GTX 1070, 16gb DDR4, 512gb NVMe SSD - $1,699 ($1,999-$300) Amazon [R]

6 months, 1 week agoButt_Villager posted submission on buildapcsales.
Dec. 3, 2018

1060 MaxQ 6gb laptop or eGPU? [R]

6 months, 2 weeks agoFlatTextOnAScreen posted submission on techsupport.
Nov. 26, 2018

Hey folks, cs student here who is going to buy a new laptop, I want to hear your opinion. I am going by bus to school 60KM everyday and I can't decide... should I buy 1060/70 laptop like Lenovo Legion 530 or something with worse GPU but cheaper with TB3 and buy separated GPU.

I am coding in VS 2017 most of the time (in school) so I don't need so much juice on my school jurney, but I also want the ability to be VR ready and use apps like AutoCAD etc...

My question is... which combo should I buy? Any... why?

Thanks a ton!

6 months, 2 weeks agoFlatTextOnAScreen posted comment on techsupport.
Nov. 26, 2018

Since you're paying for a new laptop that has a thunderbolt3 port (the Y530 doesn't have that, a decent 15" would be around $1000) + eGPU (w/enclosure+gpu can go for ~$500) you're getting close to ASUS Zephyrus range (~$1800). Amazon link

For $300 more you get a 144hz screen, 1070 MaxQ, decent thermals, decent cpu, nvme ssd etc.

It also depends on the games you want to play. If you can do without VR then you'll have cheaper options with 1050/1060 laptops without bothering with the eGPU or something that costs $1300+.

Here's a recent list of laptops with TB3 ports

[Laptop] Gigabyte Aero 15x - i7-8750H - GTX 1070 MaxQ - 144hz - ($1749 ($2299 - $550) [R]

6 months, 3 weeks agoeox08 posted submission on buildapcsales.
Nov. 22, 2018
6 months, 3 weeks agoeox08 posted comment on buildapcsales.
Nov. 23, 2018

I am torn between this laptop and the ASUS ROG Zephyrus S Ultra Slim Gaming PC Laptop, 15.6” 144Hz IPS-Type, Intel i7-8750H Processor, GeForce GTX 1070, 16GB DDR4, 512GB NVMe SSD, Military-grade Metal Chassis, Win 10 Home- GX531GS-AH76 I was set at first on the asus rog zeph but.. this deal is really changing my mind. I am looking to get a gaming laptop as I have yet to own one and I am ready to have something more mobile...

GS65 16gb 1070 512 ssd for $2500? [R]

7 months, 2 weeks agoGerMeza posted submission on MSILaptops.
Oct. 28, 2018

Is it too overpriced? This is the price in my country, how is it compared to your country?

7 months, 2 weeks agoGerMeza posted comment on MSILaptops.
Oct. 28, 2018

Looking to buy a powerful gaming laptop that will last years.. [R]

7 months, 3 weeks agoserz123898 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 25, 2018

HI!

So..as the title sugests, I have been looking all over the net for the best and I have spent a lot of time reading countless tests but I'm just not sure.

I want something that doesn't get too hot and doesnt sound like a plane engine during playtime.

I am planning to buy a 144Hz monitor so I'll need a HDMI 2.0 output

What I have been including in my searches are the following:

- A 1070 nvidia card

- 256SSD +1TB extra HDD

- i7 core, i don't think I need i9, it's just for gaming but i still want something that will last for years as I'm putting quite a bit of money into this.

- 16/32 gigs of ram, what would you sugest? I read that for just gaming 16 will suffice as the DDR4 will be outdated by the time games require more then 16gigs

Keyboard/mousepad doesnt matter as I will be using my own.

The pc's I have looked the most at is the Acer Predator Helios 500 and the AlienWare 17 R5..I see the Razer Laptop score pretty high in alot of tests but I'm not sure what tests I can acctually trust and from experience with Razer products they are pretty decent but they don't last long.

Thanks for help in advance :)

edit: I now run a ASUS that I am very happy with but it's starting to feel it's old age.

Specs on my current one is i7 2.4 GHz not clocked, 12gigs ram and a geforce GTX 770M.

Looking for school/work laptop; also fit for gaming (USA) [R]

7 months, 3 weeks agorealducksquack posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 23, 2018

Hi everyone, basically looking for a laptop for school/work that is also good for gaming/watching videos. I'm mostly looking at either the XPS 15 or the Surface Book (as suggested by my more computer savvy friends), but I am completely lost in the weeds as to what the specs are.

  • Total budget and country of purchase: Prefer something around a $1000, but can go up to around $2000, it's not a big deal. United States.
  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Battery life does not have to be great (don't do much traveling and when I do there is often an outlet nearby). Touch screen and detachability would be nice, but again, not terribly important: nice if it's there, but no problem if it's not.
  • How important is weight and thinness to you? I am used to a 13" Macbook. Thinness is not important, weight would be somewhat since I'd carry it on my commute. But as long as it is not much heavier than a Macbook, it is fine.
  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. I can work with all of them, but prefer Windows and Mac.
  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15".
  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. I'd like to do some gaming. The games I am mostly looking at are Dragon Age: Inquisition and The Witcher III. Other games would be a lot less intensive.
  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? DA: Inquisition, The Witcher series. The settings don't have to be amazing, I don't know exactly how fps works, but as long as it runs smoothly, and I can play it anywhere from low-medium on the graphical quality, it's fine.
  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? I'd like something that lasts for at least a couple years (my Macbook lasted for 6 years, I'm assuming I might not get that out of this one, though). Otherwise, not really.
  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Thanks for any suggestions!
7 months, 3 weeks agorealducksquack posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 24, 2018

If you are going to stretch to $2000, I will recommend you to take a look at this -> ASUS ROG Zephyrus S.It packs a GTX 1070 Max-Q, a 8th gen processor, 16GB DDR4 and 512GB NVMe SSD. Design wise it has a 15.6" 144Hz display in a mil grade metal chassis. Check it out and see if it works for you.

Suggest a laptop for me <2000$ [R]

7 months, 3 weeks agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 23, 2018

I just want it to be durable,good battery life and has a gtx 1060?

7 months, 3 weeks agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 23, 2018

Hey,

How about the ASUS Zephyrus S GX531GS? It has:

  • i7-8750H 6-core processor

  • 16 GB of RAM

  • 512 GB SSD storage

  • 1080p 15.6" 144Hz display

  • GTX 1070 8 GB Max-Q graphics card

  • Weight of 4.6lbs

Sadly, the laptop has a poor battery life (2-3 hours), but I don't know of many gaming devices that have a good battery life in the first place. It has a stronger graphics card than the GTX 1060, which should be useful for gaming. But, what shines the most is the metal chassis, which ASUS says is military-grade.

Gaming laptop, USA, 2000ish$ [R]

7 months, 3 weeks agorealducksquack posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 21, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: 2000$-ish USA
  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Durability and specs
  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not very important
  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. windows
  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15
  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. I have a gaming desktop so this will be something for occasional on the go gaming, but primarily used for just internet/netflix.
  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? As this is sort of a backup gaming machine, lets say overwatch 60fps
  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Reliable build quality is my top priority, I want something that will last for several years. Also a top tier screen and an i7 8750h/1060 (or 1070 if not too far out of budget.)
  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. So many gaming laptops I look at, and there's always someone mentioning cheap plastic builds, hinges breaking, and so on. I want a very well built, solidly constructed gaming laptop, and I've been having a hard time finding something that fits that description.
7 months, 3 weeks agorealducksquack posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 21, 2018

The new ASUS ROG Zephyrus S is pretty awesome. Build quality is top-notch with the mil grade metal chassis. While it packs a GTX 1070 Max-Q, you can overclock it without thermal throttling due to it's excellent thermal design. Performance is very close to a GTX 1070. Best if you can check it out at your local stores and see if it works for you. Good luck!

Gaming laptop, USA, 2000ish$ [R]

7 months, 3 weeks agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 21, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: 2000$-ish USA
  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Durability and specs
  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not very important
  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. windows
  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15
  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. I have a gaming desktop so this will be something for occasional on the go gaming, but primarily used for just internet/netflix.
  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? As this is sort of a backup gaming machine, lets say overwatch 60fps
  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Reliable build quality is my top priority, I want something that will last for several years. Also a top tier screen and an i7 8750h/1060 (or 1070 if not too far out of budget.)
  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. So many gaming laptops I look at, and there's always someone mentioning cheap plastic builds, hinges breaking, and so on. I want a very well built, solidly constructed gaming laptop, and I've been having a hard time finding something that fits that description.
7 months, 3 weeks agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 21, 2018

Hey,

I'd imagine you don't want thermal throttling, so how about the ASUS Zephyrus S GX531GS? It has:

  • i7-8750H 6-core processor

  • 16 GB of RAM

  • 512 GB SSD storage

  • 1080p 15.6" 144Hz display

  • GTX 1070 8 GB Max-Q graphics card

  • Weight of 4.6lbs

The laptop runs Windows 10 Home. It has a full metal chassis. It will run Overwatch excellently. General use won't be a problem.

1900$ budget. "Silent" gaming laptop. [R]

7 months, 3 weeks agoXenoflower7 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 21, 2018

* **Total budget and country of purchase:** 1900$ / 16.000 NOK

* **Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply.** Battery life is not important

* **How important is weight and thinness to you?** Not important

* **Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux.** Windows

* **Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.** 15" or 17"

* **Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.** Gaming. I mostly play strategy games (CK2, EU4, Total War-series) but I also play RPGs and adventure in all forms (everything from Pillars of Eternity and Age of Decadence to Skyrim, GTAV and Assassins Creed - I do have a PS4 for these kind of games, so not that important). Not really a fan of online games.

* **If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?** Look above. Graphics not really that important.

* **Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?** A good cooling system. Me and my GF share an apartment, and I do my gaming in the living room. Loud fan noises is a deal breaker for me.

* **Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.** I have an old ASUS gaming laptop right now. The fan goes crazy even when I'm playing games it should handle fine, and games it used to handle without issues previously. Can't stress the need for a computer that's "silent" when in use.

7 months, 3 weeks agoXenoflower7 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 21, 2018

Try This ASUS ROG Zephyrus S Ultra Slim Gaming Laptop, 15.6” 144Hz Display, Intel i7-8750H CPU, GeForce GTX 1070, 16GB DDR4, 512GB NVMe SSD, Military-Grade Metal Chassis, Customizable RGB Keys, GX531GS-AH76

https://www.amazon.com/Zephyrus-i7-8750H-Military-Grade-Customizable-GX531GS-AH76/dp/B07G5Z9H8R

Price 1.899 usd or 15.615 Nok

Upgrading my scapbooking maniac of a wife. Advice please? [R]

7 months, 4 weeks agostarcherro5000 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 19, 2018

My lovely bride has been using a 2012 Macbook running VMFusion to emulate a PC so she can build her photo scrapbooks. But it's getting to be too slow, and she wants a PC Laptop since the ones her friends have a faster.

She'll be running Photoshop Elements, and "Artisan 5" software. Connecting to a 28" monitor most of the time. System requirements for the Artisan software are found here. And Elements here. Storage doesn't need to be astronomical since we'll probably use an external drive for the 80 zillion pictures she has, and only keep a few hundred on the internal drive.

Can you please suggest or help me figure out a base system, so we know the minimum to spend? We'll probably future proof by spending some more money, but I'm struggling to get a read on what level to start looking at. (She's got an Asus ROG Zephyrus gaming machine from Best Buy up on her screen right now for $2,900 but that just seems excessive.)

Many thanks in advance.

7 months, 3 weeks agostarcherro5000 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 20, 2018

The problem is the xps 15 has loads of issues, just go r/Dell and have a look at them. You are paying too much for the Zephyrus M or the Zephyrus S:

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=asus+gm501

https://www.amazon.com/Zephyrus-i7-8750H-Military-Grade-Customizable-GX531GS-AH76/dp/B07G5Z9H8R/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1540049780&sr=8-2&keywords=asus+gx531

Alternatively you can just get the Asus gl504, it's pretty much the same except the thunderbolt 3 port is exclusive for the Zephyrus M gm501:

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=asus+gl504

So I'm about to spend almost $3000 dollars on this new laptop... am I making good life decisions? [R]

7 months, 3 weeks agostarcherro5000 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 20, 2018

https://www.amazon.com/GT63-TITAN-046-i7-8750H-Windows-Notebook/dp/B07CGL1Q4R

It has practically everything I was looking for, as I stated in this post I made(which sadly got buried). I'm just wondering, are there better available for that price, is there anything you'd recommend, any recommended accessories ?

Just wanted to hear some final opinions before I gouge my bank account make a rather hefty purchase.

7 months, 3 weeks agostarcherro5000 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 20, 2018

The best laptops are the Asus Zephyrus range with the best cooling, the gm501gs, gx531gs and gx501gi:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/s/ref=is_s?k=asus+gm501gs

https://www.amazon.com/Zephyrus-i7-8750H-Military-Grade-Customizable-GX531GS-AH76/dp/B07G5Z9H8R/ref=mpsa11?ie=UTF8&qid=1540044551&sr=8-1&pi=ACSX236SY340_QL65&keywords=asus+gx531&dpPl=1&dpID=41vWnhNYDlL&ref=plSrch

https://www.amazon.com/Zephyrus-8th-Gen-IPS-Type-i7-8750H-processor/dp/B07BP9LSVS/ref=mpsa13?ie=UTF8&qid=1540044582&sr=8-3&pi=ACSX236SY340_QL65&keywords=asus+gx501&dpPl=1&dpID=41VtAM4bTQL&ref=plSrch

Only the gm501 and gx501 have thunderbolt 3 ports.

Gaming Only Laptop [R]

7 months, 4 weeks agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 19, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $2000 US
  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Battery life isn't that important as I will have it plugged in most of the time. I just want to be able to sit on the couch and play games. I have a fan that I sit my current laptop on to make sure there is adequate air flow for cooling.
  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Lighter the better, but not that important. Thinner the better, but not important. Performance is the most important.
  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows
  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. At least 15"
  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. It will be a gaming laptop only. I would like to play FO4, Witcher 3, Doom.
  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? FO3, FO:NV, FO4, Doom, Witcher 3, Destiny 2, and any new games that would come out in the near future. Won't be playing VR games.
  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Not really. A few USB ports and an audio out port would be nice.
  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Wife and I sit on the couch during down time and she controls the TV while I game. Just had a baby and the nursery has taken over my gaming room. Would like to be able to play single player games so I can pause at any moment to take care of real life stuff. I want a great gaming laptop so I can technically be in the same room as my family. A recommendation for a cooling fan so I can game on the couch would be nice. Max budget is $2000 USD, but if there is a cheaper laptop, I wouldn't argue! I know nothing about overclocking, hardware, GPUs, so your help would be greatly appreciated. Ready to go out of the box!
7 months, 4 weeks agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 19, 2018

Hey,

For a lighter option, there is the ASUS Zephyrus S GX531GS, with the i7-8750H 6-core processor and GTX 1070 8 GB Max-Q graphics card. Still, it will be able to run the games you listed just fine. It has the ports you're looking for. It has a 1080p 144Hz display, which is a great option for the games you listed.

How is the cooling for Alienware laptops? [R]

7 months, 4 weeks agoOct. 18, 2018

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7 months, 4 weeks agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 18, 2018

Hey,

Since you want good cooling, the ASUS Zephyrus S GX531GS has a GTX 1070 Max-Q + i7-8750H with good thermals. It runs Windows 10 Home. It does have a bit different of a keyboard/trackpad placement, but its to improve thermals while still having a light device.

Gaming/video editing laptop for under $2000, USA [R]

8 months agoZFLloyd posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 18, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $2000, USA

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best specs, I will be plugged in most of the time

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not very important

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. No preferred number but would prefer a large screen

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Adobe after effects, premiere pro, photoshop, illustrator. Elder scrolls online, escape from tarkov, total war games, as well as support for games coming out within the next few years.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I’m looking for the highest possible settings while at a playable frame rate within my budget

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Good keyboard

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I travel a few times a month for work and I’m looking for a gaming/video editing, size and battery don’t matter as I’ll be using it in hotels and offices. I’m looking to get the most bang for my buck within my budget.

8 months agoZFLloyd posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 18, 2018

Hello! Guess you could be interested in the ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX531

  • 15.6” 144Hz Display
  • Intel i7-8750H CPU
  • GeForce GTX 1070 MAX-Q
  • 16GB DDR4
  • 512GB NVMe SSD

Though if you are left handed the trackpad placement might be quite uncomfortable. This laptop has especially excellent thermals (which is why they moved the keybaord to the bottom, which feels more like a traditionnal desktop one due to placement).

Another choice with excellent battery life would be the Gigabyte Aero 15

Screen Size vs Refresh Rate [R]

8 months agorealducksquack posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 15, 2018

* **Total budget and country of purchase:**

1300 to 1800USD

* **Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply.**

Best Specs for Money

* **How important is weight and thinness to you?**

Not very important. Well constructed is important

* **Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux.**

Windows

* **Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.**

15 or 17in. Currently trying to balance this against Refresh Freq.

* **Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.**

Gaming, but right now only minimally taxing game. Primarily Overwatch.

* **If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?**

Play Overwatch on Ultra at at least 60Hz, but higher might be desired

* **Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?**

Reliable build quality, no touch screen or optical drive

* **Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.**

Really looking to balance screen size and frequency. What is more valuable? I am currently looking at some MSIs, a Dell, and a few Asus ROG computers.

Thanks!

8 months agorealducksquack posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 17, 2018

If you can increase your budget by a little, the new ASUS ROG Zephyrus S is a pretty good option. It packs the latest 8th gen processor, a GTX 1070 Max-Q, 16GB DDR4 and 512GB NVMe SSD. Design wise, it has a metal chassis and packs a fast 15.6" 144hz (3ms response time) display. Cooling is excellent and you can overclock without throttling. Best if you can try it at your local stores and see if it works for you. Good luck!

Deciding between two MSI laptops, USA, 2300$ [R]

8 months agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 13, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: 2300$ USA

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best specs

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? 6/10 Light weight and thinness is really appealing, but I don't travel so much to HAVE to have it.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Primarily gaming and videos

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Newer 3d games, like the Witcher and Monster Hunter

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Reliable build quality

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Right now I'm looking at this msi P65 or this msi gp63 The new egg link just broke for me but it was showing 1499

I like the portability, battery life, style, and form factor of the p65 or a gs65 but none of those are a huge priority, just a nice benefit. I also don't really need a 32 gigs of ram but it just seems like a good value price wise compared to the similar gs65. I was wondering if it had the same hinge problem as well I seem to hear about the gs65

On the other hand is the gp63 which seems to be a really good value I think? I was wonder if the build quality on it was good. It doesn't have the battery life and it has a serious gamer aestheic but could potentially save a fair amount of money.

I would like something that was sturdy enough to last me at least 5 years.

8 months agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 13, 2018

Since you appear to be in the market for a light-weight gaming device, ASUS sells the ASUS Zephyrus S GX503GS which has no throttling (unlike the Aero 15X and GS65, which is slightly effected by thermals). It is still within budget and will give a great gaming performance. Recent games won't be an issue. It runs Windows 10 Home.

No more THERMAL throttling please! What is the best 1070 laptop that actually has decent cooling? [R]

8 months agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 11, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: <$2000 USA

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Performance is king. It should have an i7-8750H (or better), and a GTX 1070.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not concerned with weight or thickness

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows 10

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. N/A

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Purely gaming

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? As long as games run >60 FPS on high, it's fine

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? No other needs

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. After doing research on ~10 different laptops models, I failed to find one that does not thermal throttle. For every single one, the CPU will exceed 90 degrees C in games, and I think that is unacceptable.

8 months agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 11, 2018

Straight from Dave Lee's review on YouTube, the ASUS Zephyrus S GX531GS is a great fit. It has no overheating issues. It has:

  • i7-8750H 6-core processor

  • 16 GB of RAM

  • 512 GB SSD storage

  • 1080p 144Hz 15.6" display

  • GTX 1070 8 GB Max-Q graphics card

  • Weight of 4.6lbs

The laptop runs Windows 10 Home. The laptop will be able to run recent games on high settings to max.

looking for a good gaming laptop [R]

8 months, 1 week agorealducksquack posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 9, 2018

Budgets around $1500-2000 max. Not looking for any other uses than movies and gaming. Size doesn't really matter too much, just looking for the most bang for my buck. Thanks in advance.

8 months, 1 week agorealducksquack posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 11, 2018

Also consider the new -> ASUS ROG Zephyrus S.

It packs the latest 8th gen i7-8750H CPU, a GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 16GB DDR4, 512GB NVMe SSD and a fast 144Hz (3ms response) display. It has a metal chassis and very good thermal design. This is one of the better configuration you can get at this price point. Best if you can check it out at your local stores and see if it works for you. Good luck!

looking for a good gaming laptop [R]

8 months, 1 week agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 9, 2018

Budgets around $1500-2000 max. Not looking for any other uses than movies and gaming. Size doesn't really matter too much, just looking for the most bang for my buck. Thanks in advance.

8 months, 1 week agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 10, 2018

To guarentee good thermal performance while gaming, I know that the ASUS Zephyrus S GX531 has no thermal issues. It has:

  • i7-8750H 6-core processor

  • 16 GB of RAM

  • 512 GB SSD storage

  • 1080p 15.6" 144Hz display

  • GTX 1070 8 GB Max-Q graphics card

  • Weight of 4.6lbs

The laptop runs Windows 10 Home. The display should be excellent, so movies and gaming won't be an issue.

Whats the Best Gaming Laptop with good cooling ? [R]

8 months, 1 week agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 9, 2018

Hi, Im looking for a good laptop with a budget of 3000 for cooling. I already have a desktop station, but im always traveling because of my job. So i tend to stay out in hotels.

I had an alienware 15r4 i7/1070/16gb rams with FHD IPS 60hz.

But after awhile. It over heated. I undervolted the CPU/GPU with msi afterburner. And repasted it. Even went to a computer guy to check the heatsink contact.

But it still throttles after an hour of gaming.

So i need a need a good laptop. Preferably under 8lbs. GPU gtx1070

Any suggestions ?

8 months, 1 week agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 9, 2018

Far below budget, the ASUS Zepphyrus S GX531GS has no issues with overheating as shown in a review by Dave Lee. It has a GTX 1070 8 GB Max-Q graphics card, i7-8750H 6-core processor, 16 GB of RAM, and 512 GB SSD storage. It runs Windows 10 Home and weighs only 4.6lbs, amazing thermal performance for how thin it is.

Looking for a gaming laptop with good cooling capabilities. [R]

8 months, 1 week agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 8, 2018

I am open to just about anything that has a windows OS. I also want to be able to play any game on the market without having to lower any of the settings.

8 months, 1 week agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 8, 2018

According to a review by Dave Lee, the ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX531GS has no overheating issues. It is on the lower side of your budget. It has:

  • i7-8750H 6-core processor

  • 16 GB of RAM

  • 512 GB SSD storage

  • 1080p 144Hz 15.6" display

  • GTX 1070 8 GB Max-Q graphics card

  • Weight of 4.6lbs

The laptop runs Windows 10 Home. The laptop should be able to run recent games on maximum settings just fine.

Moving to Japan for work, looking for something powerful and lightweight to carry everywhere ~$1500-2000 budget [R]

8 months, 1 week agorealducksquack posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 7, 2018

Hello! I'm overwhelmed with laptop choices, so I thought I'd ask here. Thanks!

  • Total budget and country of purchase: Up to $2000 in USA

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best performance vs. weight/thinness/build quality for a Windows machine at this price range.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Very important - I intend to take it everywhere

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Leaning towards a smaller size because of portability, but maybe up to 15".

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. No, but ideally can run mid-tier graphics intensive video games.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Interested in using it mainly simple 2D games like factorio, FTL. But occasionally I'd like to reliably play 3d shooters at medium settings on this laptop hopefully. (PUBG?)

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Most important is portability and build quality, screen quality

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I'm moving to Japan and I intend to take this laptop with me everywhere, so portability, build quality are important. I want to splurge a bit for performance so my budget is up to $2000. I'm bringing my desktop PC with me as well, so I can do heavier gaming on that. I have been interested in checking out Dell XPS 13 or 15...I'm open to people affirming that I should go with one these, or giving other suggestions. I've heard a 4k screen on a 13" might not be worth it. Are there thoughts on this?

8 months, 1 week agorealducksquack posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 8, 2018

The Dell XPS series is well known for good build quality and their amazing InfinityEdge 4K display. So it is really worth it. Just take note that the 13 version packs an integrated gpu that is not ideal for gaming especially PUBG. If you want something more powerful, I will recommend you to take a look at the new -> ASUS ROG Zephyrus S.

It packs the latest 8th gen processor, a GTX 1070 Max-Q, 16GB RAM, 512 NVMe SSD storage and a fast 144Hz display. Best if you can try it out at your local stores and see if it works for you. Good luck!

Laptop for school and gaming [R]

8 months, 1 week agorealducksquack posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 7, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $2000 US

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Specifications Mainly and battery second but not as much

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Ideally no more than 6lbs and 1.25" thick

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Has to be windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15 or 17 but I think I like 15 better

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Running SolidWorks, games, and programming IDEs like Visual Studio, Android Studio, and PyCharm

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I want as high as I can get at this price point but some games I play are ksp, Ark, and battlefield

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? I would prefer an IPS screen with greater than 60Hz or 4k

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Basically just best performance for $2000. I think processor is most important and I'd like an 8th gen i7 or i5 H processor. At least 1TB 7200 rpm hard drive and an ssd or space to install one.

I've been looking and I think the best ones are from MSI (though i can't find the best on their website with all the different models they have), HP OMEN, and ASUS ROG

Also with how much I will be moving it around, I'd like the option of a warranty but I don't know who offers those or if I would have to get it from a store.

8 months, 1 week agorealducksquack posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 8, 2018

Also consider the new -> ASUS ROG Zephyrus S.

It is a ultra slim gaming laptop and features the latest 8th gen processor, a GTX 1070 Max-Q, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD storage, a fast 144Hz display in a metal chassis. Best if you can try it at your local stores and see if it works for you. Good luck!

Looking for the best possible build quality and not in any rush. Should I wait a few months? [R]

8 months, 1 week agorealducksquack posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 7, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: ~$2000 is my max right now but willing to wiggle a little if needed to get the best machine, USA

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. I'm looking for the absolute best build quality, not necessarily the best specs/dollar. Good battery life is important.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not incredibly important but I want something that "feels premium" and thinness is part of that

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. No bigger than 15 inches

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Most intense things are running Adobe Animate and mid-range games.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Overwatch/other Blizzard games on medium/high (not ultra or anything but I really don't want to play on low), Minecraft on high (surprisingly intensive), I'd like to be able to play Elder Scrolls 6 on Medium when it comes out but obviously no one knows any details about it yet.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? I'm looking for something with extremely high build quality and I'm willing to take a hit on the technical specs to achieve this, good keyboard is a must, nice webcam, solid build/feel.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Rather than looking for a specific machine I'm actually looking for advice on whether or not I should wait a few months. I haven't purchased a laptop in nearly 10 years and so I don't know really anything about upcoming models or trends in the industry. I've been lurking here for about a month or so but I'm still a little torn. Essentially I'm looking to replace my 7 year old gaming desktop with something that can handle a few games (listed above) but will mostly be used for typing (good keyboard is my #1 priority), have a good webcam (play D&D online once a week), and can be used for the occasional creative outlets (Adobe Animate as a hobby, touchscreen not required). I know I could get a powerful machine that can handle all that for less than $2000 but I wasn't thrilled with the aesthetics or build quality of many of them and I'm willing to pay more for something that feels like a premium machine all around, not just on the inside. I'm not in a rush to buy anything and I know as with all tech I can always wait longer and get a better machine or the same one for cheaper. Are there any major changes in the next 6 months that I should be looking out for (Black Friday, new line of processors/laptop models coming out in a few months, etc)? Thanks in advance, this is a great community and I've learned a lot just by lurking!

8 months, 1 week agorealducksquack posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 8, 2018

Now that the RTX cards are announced and most laptops are already refreshed with the 8th gen processors, there shouldn't be any more major releases for the rest of the year. If you wait around, you might get a bit of discount on current models. But that should be all.

At the moment, one of the newer system is the -> ASUS ROG Zephyrus. It packs a 8th gen i7 processor, a powerful GTX 1070 Max-Q, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD and a fast 144Hz (3ms response time) display all in a solid metal chassis. Best if you can try it at your local stores and see if it works for you.

Best laptop with no CPU throttling? [R]

8 months, 1 week agorealducksquack posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 6, 2018

Was looking at a few things suggested here, some eluktronics/prostar laptops had me interested, but just about everything seems to have CPU throttling issues especially the 6 core CPUs.

The types of games I tend to play are almost always CPU intensive (some MMOs and older, not so optimized games). Are there any laptops that absolutely don't have any throttling issues? Even if it means I have to overpay a little or settle with a 1050 non ti as opposed to a 1070 or repaste the laptop myself with some quality thermal paste like thermal grizzly.

I don't care about battery life or even the screen, just so long as there is consistent, great single core performance. would prefer 1100 USD or less, but I'd be willing to pay more if it actually has 0 CPU throttle, also I'd be willing to use something that's a bit older as well for the same reason.

8 months, 1 week agorealducksquack posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 7, 2018

The new ASUS ROG Zephyrus S is an example of excellent thermal design. The laptop rises when the lid is open allowing more air flow and there’s a total of 4 heatsink. No throttling under stress and when overclocking the GTX 1070 Max-Q. To do this, the keyboard has to shift down and the trackpad moved to the right which is a bit non traditional. And it fetches a premium so it might not be for everyone. Best to try it out at your local stores and see if it works for you, good luck!

G-Sync, GTX 1070, IPS, 1080p 120hz, under 5 lbs, under $2000. Does it exist? [R]

8 months, 1 week agoZFLloyd posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 6, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $2000 USA

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best value for money

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Must be under 5 lbs

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. N/A

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. All the games and all the porn high settings

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? as high as a GTX 1070 gets me

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? The most important requirements: G-Sync, GTX 1070, IPS, 1080p 120hz, under 5 lbs, under $2000

8 months, 1 week agoZFLloyd posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 6, 2018

The Asus Zephyrus S would fit the bill (1900$ on amazon), I wouldn't recommend other thin and light gaming alptop atm as there are still a lot of thermal issues. So far the Zephyrus S seem to have the best thermals and thus longevity.