GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 15" Ultra Slim Gaming Laptop 144Hz IPS Anti-Glare FHD Display, i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1070, 16G RAM, 512GB PCIE SSD, Metal Chassis, RGB Keys

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

1 year, 8 months agosephar3d posted submission on buildapcsales.
Nov. 22, 2018

$3000 - Beautiful, slim, powerful laptop that can use an eGPU [R]

1 year, 9 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 21, 2018

I'm looking for a new laptop that looks gorgeous and is powerful for $3000. I'm planning to get an eGPU later to play games (Dragon Ball FighterZ and Fortnite) so it also needs a Thunderbolt 3 with 4 PCI-e lanes. Also, since I'm asking questions, any thoughts on the new Nvidia RTX 2070 and 2080 cards? Will they be worth it?

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

$3000 (can go a little above in necessary), 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.**

Just that it looks pretty. For example, I think the Huawei MateBook X Pro is pretty, but I have security concerns with Huawei.

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

Very important. I'd like something thin but powerful. I'm tempted by the Razer Blade 15 (.66 inch) but I've heard horrible things about their QA.

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

Windows

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

15 would be nice, but I can do less if there's something perfect out there aside from screen size

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

Yes, but I will hookup an eGPU to run these:

-Fortnite

-Dragon Ball Fighterz

-Photoshop

-Dolphin (Smash Melee Netplay)

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

60 FPS at the highest setting (with eGPU)

-Dragon Ball Fighterz

-Photoshop

-Dolphin (Smash Melee Netplay)

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

Good build quality - something that will last at least 5 years

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

I'm leaning towards getting the Razer Core X as my eGPU enclosure. Any thoughts? Anything better?

Also, if possible, an 8th gen Intel i7 would be nice.

1 year, 9 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 22, 2018

For school and gaming in this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | ASUS UX550GE Zenbook Pro --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750HK GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1050 Ti Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 15.6"" 4K Multi-Touch IPS" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB | 512 GB | 512 GB HDD | 0 | 0 | 0 Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.2 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 7.5 Hrs. | 7 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 2250~2350$ | 1750~1850$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | A great UHD screen with perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Very light . Pros | Great battery life . | Great battery life . | Great battery life .

You could check my post about Each GPU performance to help you decide what to go for .

As far as the new RTX line I don't think it's worth it to buy them today or even next year,the main thing about those cards is the Ray tracing and not a lot of games take use of it right now .

Reliable laptop for school/work/games <$2600 [R]

1 year, 9 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 21, 2018

I am about to go to college to pursue a CS degree and want a laptop that will last me 5 years of schooling and a little longer. * Total budget and country of purchase: -I want this laptop to be under $2600 USD-

-Weight and thinness are not the most important thing to me but i would prefer for it to look professional for when I need to give presentations-

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. -I feel like 17 inches is too big so preferably 13-16 inches, but if outside these specifications it doesn’t matter that much-

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. -I want to use this laptop to game and do engineering schoolwork-

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? -Better quality preferred but I wont cry if I can’t play every game at Ultra 120fps-

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? -must be reliable (easily last through college) with a good keyboard-

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. -Good battery that can easily last me all day-

1 year, 9 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 21, 2018

For school and gaming in this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | MSI GS65 Stealth | PROSTAR Clevo P955ER --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750h GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 144Hz 15.6"" FHD IPS" "| 15.6"" FHD 120Hz 3ms" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB | 256 GB | 250 GB HDD | 0 | 0 | 1 TB Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.14 Lbs. | 4.73 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 5.5 Hrs. | 3 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 2250~2350$ | 1550~1650$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | Very light . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Decent battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . Pros | Great battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Very light .

You could check my post about Each GPU performance to help you decide what to go for .

Searching for a solid desktop replacement with some portability [R]

1 year, 9 months agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 19, 2018

Hi guys, I'm looking for a desktop replacement laptop. I have the following set of priorities

Portability: medium (needs to fit in a backpack comfortably)
Battery Life + perf/watt: High . Ideally would have a user swappable battery or some sort of add-on. Not sure if thunderbolt can address this
Storage: M.2 SSD, capacity can be mediumish, I have two 2TB SSDs in portable drives.
Screen: IPS please. 100+ Hz nice to have but not required. Variable refresh (freesync/gsync) nice to have.
Graphics: I want to be able to play 5ish year old games flawlessly. Newer games on mediumish at 1080p. I don't need 240FPS. Just "not bad"
CPU: 4+ cores. Reasonable cooling would also be nice.
Price: I make a few hundred thousand a year. I'm also cheap.

Also note that I'll have a macbook air + a "thin/light" company laptop for "other" use. I'll also have a few tablets/phones.
Anticipated use case: I want to see if I can live in the parking lot of a hot tech company in a van, it was a dare. I just got hired. This means I can charge the system during the day at a desk and maybe a smallish battery along with it but (assuming I don't get solar panels and a battery set up), I will REALLY need high performance/watt.

1 year, 9 months agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 20, 2018

Hey,

I think you're best option is charging via USB-C Thunderbolt 3, which the Gigabyte Aero 15X has. Either way, the Aero 15X has one of the longest battery lives of all high end devices. It has a 94W battery, which is really close to the legal limit. It is a great fit for all of the uses you listed. It is far below budget, you have plenty of room for accessories.

My life is Air Travel and Hotel Stays, looking for top level gaming laptop [R]

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 18, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: no budget, 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 for money (just because I don't have a budget doesn't mean I want to spend $3,000 when I can get something comparable for $1,500)

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? The whole point of this is to have a gaming laptop I can take when I travel (planes). So it's not my primary concern but has to be reasonable, as I have 2 other work laptops I need to carry with me too

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15.6-14, personally I think 17" will be to big for my purpose but maybe you'll convince me otherwise

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Gaming, I want at least 1070 Max-Q level performance

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? all the games, nothing really specific. I haven't seen these laptops in person so idk if I prefer 1080p @ 144Hz or 4K @ 60Hz

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? A nice, color accurate display ( doesn't have to be perfect but 95%+). Would prefer >1080p, but will settle for 1080p WITH high refresh/low latency

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

  • My job involves me flying out Monday, staying at hotels during the week, then flying back. So I do want something with relatively good form-factor so I can stick it in my luggage (I have to carry 2 other 13" work laptops with me 🙄).

  • Something that has good thermals and doesn't throttle.

  • 1070 Max-Q level performance

  • Nice, color accurate display thats either 144Hz/low latency 1080p OR higher resolution (where I'll be giving up frame rates)

1 year, 9 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 19, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 MAX- Q GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, and thunderbolt port.

Budget 2000$. Non Gaming. Laptop for developer (Should run server programs) [R]

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 18, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: 2000$ (USD)

  • 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 specifications for the money

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? NA

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

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

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Will plays games on and off. Not regularly. More like once a week or once a month.

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

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

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

Budget 1400$-1900$. Non Gaming. Laptop for developer (Should run server programs)

So I am looking for a high performance laptop which can run server programs. More specifically

RAM: 16 GB

SSD: 256 GB or more

HARD Drive: 1 TB drive needed (at least)

Size: 15 inch or smaller. 17 is ok too. Only if is best spec for money

Refresh Rate: higher than 60 Hz. I was looking for 120 or 144. Will this make a major difference?

Most of the hard ware requirements are not fancy. However I do notice a lag in most of my computers when I run all of these programs.

I have considered the following ones: Let me know if you have any other recommended one

HP OMEN 17t https://shopineer.com/laptops/HP-OMEN-by-HP-17t-Laptop-Best-Value-2-2-GHz-Intel-CPU-1-TB-SSHD-16-4FJ26AV-100018

GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8 https://shopineer.com/laptops/GIGABYTE-Aero-15X-v8-BK4

MSI GT63 TITAN

https://shopineer.com/laptops/EXcaliberPC-MSI-GT63-TITAN-047-B07CS15N7R

https://shopineer.com/laptops/EXcaliberPC-MSI-GT63-TITAN-046

ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II https://shopineer.com/laptops/ASUS-GL504GS-XS76-ROG-Strix-Scar-II-Gaming-Laptop-144Hz-IPS-Type

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 19, 2018

For working in this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 --- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" Ram | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB HDD | 0 Weight | 4.62 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . Pros | Great battery life .

It's on sale right now .

My life is Air Travel and Hotel Stays, looking for top level gaming laptop [R]

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 18, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: no budget, 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 for money (just because I don't have a budget doesn't mean I want to spend $3,000 when I can get something comparable for $1,500)

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? The whole point of this is to have a gaming laptop I can take when I travel (planes). So it's not my primary concern but has to be reasonable, as I have 2 other work laptops I need to carry with me too

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15.6-14, personally I think 17" will be to big for my purpose but maybe you'll convince me otherwise

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Gaming, I want at least 1070 Max-Q level performance

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? all the games, nothing really specific. I haven't seen these laptops in person so idk if I prefer 1080p @ 144Hz or 4K @ 60Hz

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? A nice, color accurate display ( doesn't have to be perfect but 95%+). Would prefer >1080p, but will settle for 1080p WITH high refresh/low latency

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

  • My job involves me flying out Monday, staying at hotels during the week, then flying back. So I do want something with relatively good form-factor so I can stick it in my luggage (I have to carry 2 other 13" work laptops with me 🙄).

  • Something that has good thermals and doesn't throttle.

  • 1070 Max-Q level performance

  • Nice, color accurate display thats either 144Hz/low latency 1080p OR higher resolution (where I'll be giving up frame rates)

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 18, 2018

For gaming at this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4K4P | MSI GS65 Stealth --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite UHD IPS" "| 144Hz 15.6"" FHD IPS" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB | 512 GB | 256 GB HDD | 0 | 0 | 0 Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.14 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 7 Hrs. | 5.5 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 2400~2500$ | 2250~2350$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | A great UHD screen with perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | Very light . Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Decent battery life . Pros | Great battery life . | Great battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince .

You could check my post about Each GPU performance to help you decide what to go for .

The entire Aero line up has a discount right now .

My life is Air Travel and Hotel Stays, looking for top level gaming laptop [R]

1 year, 10 months agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 18, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: no budget, 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 for money (just because I don't have a budget doesn't mean I want to spend $3,000 when I can get something comparable for $1,500)

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? The whole point of this is to have a gaming laptop I can take when I travel (planes). So it's not my primary concern but has to be reasonable, as I have 2 other work laptops I need to carry with me too

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15.6-14, personally I think 17" will be to big for my purpose but maybe you'll convince me otherwise

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Gaming, I want at least 1070 Max-Q level performance

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? all the games, nothing really specific. I haven't seen these laptops in person so idk if I prefer 1080p @ 144Hz or 4K @ 60Hz

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? A nice, color accurate display ( doesn't have to be perfect but 95%+). Would prefer >1080p, but will settle for 1080p WITH high refresh/low latency

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

  • My job involves me flying out Monday, staying at hotels during the week, then flying back. So I do want something with relatively good form-factor so I can stick it in my luggage (I have to carry 2 other 13" work laptops with me 🙄).

  • Something that has good thermals and doesn't throttle.

  • 1070 Max-Q level performance

  • Nice, color accurate display thats either 144Hz/low latency 1080p OR higher resolution (where I'll be giving up frame rates)

1 year, 10 months agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 18, 2018

Hey,

I would consider the Gigabyte Aero 15X, it is both light and has strong components for gaming. It has a decent display, 72% NTSC or 100% sRGB color accuracy. It has a 1080p 144Hz display. It runs Windows 10 Home. It has a very reasonable weight, 4.6lbs.

Gaming Laptops to choose from [R]

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 17, 2018

Hello,

I'm looking at the MSI GS65, Aero 15x, Razer Blade 15 (2018),etc... I have 2200+ to spend. I'm also a student so battery life matters to me. The Razer looks the best IMO. MSI i heard has the best battery life. All have almost bezel-less screens. I don't know what to choose

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 18, 2018

I would go with [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 MAX- Q GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, thunderbolt port, and it’s within your budget

Looking for a thin and powerful gaming laptop [R]

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 17, 2018

Hello, I think I filled the form out right. Please let me know if I should provide more info.

  • Total budget and country of purchase: Budget is $2-3K USD. In the 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. Specs, then battery life.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? thin is very important, don't care about weight as long as it's thin.

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15.6" probably, could go a little smaller or larger.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Maybe some light CAD, working with large Excel files, powerpoint, having many browser tabs open at once. I will probably play top tier games on it.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Nothing specific but I want a great screen and enough graphics power for new games at high FPS.

  • 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 at least; 16GB RAM, 8th gen i7, SSD, great screen, great battery, full keyboard w/numberpad, dedicated graphics, good battery life and thin..

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I want something top-tier and up-gradable.

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 18, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 MAX- Q GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, number pad, thunderbolt port, and it’s within your budget

Gaming Laptops to choose from [R]

1 year, 10 months agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 17, 2018

Hello,

I'm looking at the MSI GS65, Aero 15x, Razer Blade 15 (2018),etc... I have 2200+ to spend. I'm also a student so battery life matters to me. The Razer looks the best IMO. MSI i heard has the best battery life. All have almost bezel-less screens. I don't know what to choose

1 year, 10 months agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 18, 2018

I agree that the Gigabyte Aero 15X has the strongest battery life of the ones you listed, but there is the special MSI P65 Creator model that has 32 GB of RAM if you need it. It still has a fairly decent battery life, MSI says up to 8 hours.

Gaming Laptops to choose from [R]

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 17, 2018

Hello,

I'm looking at the MSI GS65, Aero 15x, Razer Blade 15 (2018),etc... I have 2200+ to spend. I'm also a student so battery life matters to me. The Razer looks the best IMO. MSI i heard has the best battery life. All have almost bezel-less screens. I don't know what to choose

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 18, 2018

For gaming at this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | MSI GS65 Stealth | PROSTAR Clevo P955ER --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750h GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 144Hz 15.6"" FHD IPS" "| 15.6"" FHD 120Hz 3ms" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB | 256 GB | 250 GB HDD | 0 | 0 | 1 TB Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.14 Lbs. | 4.73 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 5.5 Hrs. | 3 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 2250~2350$ | 1550~1650$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | Very light . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Decent battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . Pros | Great battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Very light .

You could check my post about Each GPU performance to help you decide what to go for .

Looking for a thin and powerful gaming laptop [R]

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 17, 2018

Hello, I think I filled the form out right. Please let me know if I should provide more info.

  • Total budget and country of purchase: Budget is $2-3K USD. In the 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. Specs, then battery life.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? thin is very important, don't care about weight as long as it's thin.

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15.6" probably, could go a little smaller or larger.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Maybe some light CAD, working with large Excel files, powerpoint, having many browser tabs open at once. I will probably play top tier games on it.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Nothing specific but I want a great screen and enough graphics power for new games at high FPS.

  • 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 at least; 16GB RAM, 8th gen i7, SSD, great screen, great battery, full keyboard w/numberpad, dedicated graphics, good battery life and thin..

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I want something top-tier and up-gradable.

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 17, 2018

For gaming at this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | Acer Predator Triton 700 | PROSTAR Clevo P955ER --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Quad core 7th Gen I7-7700HQ | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750h GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1080 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 15.6"" FHD 120Hz 3ms" "| 15.6"" FHD 120Hz 3ms" Ram | 16 GB | 32 GB | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB | 512 GB | 250 GB HDD | 0 | 0 | 1 TB Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 5.4 Lbs. | 4.73 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 1.5 Hrs. | 3 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 2650~2750$ | 1550~1650$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | The GTX 1080 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . Pros | Great battery life . | Very light for a GTX 1080 . | Very light .

You could check my post about Each GPU performance to help you decide what to go for .

Best thin and light gaming laptop? [R]

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 16, 2018

I have the original hp omen I bought back on Christmas 2014 and I'm in love with the design. Looks super classy with all the RGB turned off but played very well for it's time. But they changed their design and it just looks over the top gamery.

The 860m is falling behind and i would like to upgrade but everything out looks ugly or has too many drawbacks.

From what I've concluded so far:

The MSI GS65 looks ugly (IMO). The Zephyrus has awful battery life. The Razer Blade 15 has bad thermals. The gigabyte aero has a loud fan noise.

Anything I'm forgetting? Or if anyone here owns these laptops could tell me they're worth getting?

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 16, 2018

For gaming at this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 --- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" Ram | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB HDD | 0 Weight | 4.62 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . Pros | Great battery life .

You could check my post about Each GPU performance to help you decide what to go for .

Where to buy Asus GX531GS-AH76? Amazon? Warranty? [R]

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 16, 2018

I'm trying to figure out the best place to purchase this model of the Asus. It seems like the only place is Amazon but I don't really want to deal with returning something online and would love to buy it at a place like best buy where i can just drop it off with any problems and purchase a warranty through them for 3 years accidental and extended manufacturer's warrenty.

If anyone has some advice i would greatly appreciate it!

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 16, 2018

The MSI GS65 is a great device my only problem with it that the motherboard is upside down did you check the GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 .

College Laptop [R]

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 14, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Less than $2000 USD (Might be able to stretch a bit)

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Definitely good specs. My dad's main argument is to ensure that it won't become obsolete quickly while I'm in college

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? As long as its portable and relatively thin

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows and probably dual boot Linux

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

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Gaming (League, Witcher 3, Overwatch)

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Medium to High 60+ fps would be ideal

  • 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 but I could do with external peripherals. I would like an HDMI port and Ethernet if possible

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Hey so I'm a high school senior looking to go into Computer Engineering. I just recently got a Raspberry Pi and looking to work with that a lot after school since I spend so much time there anyways. This would be my college laptop too so I'd really like good build quality and for it to be future proof for at least until my junior/senior year of college. I was looking at the Aero 15X/15W and really like the professional look to it and it had good specs. I'd really prefer a low key looking laptop as opposed to the over-the-top designs for gaming laptops.

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 15, 2018

For school and gaming in this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | MSI GS65 Stealth | PROSTAR Clevo P955ER --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750h GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 144Hz 15.6"" FHD IPS" "| 15.6"" FHD 120Hz 3ms" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB | 256 GB | 250 GB HDD | 0 | 0 | 1 TB Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.14 Lbs. | 4.73 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 5.5 Hrs. | 3 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 2250~2350$ | 1550~1650$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | Very light . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Decent battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . Pros | Great battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Very light .

You could check my post about Each GPU performance to help you decide what to go for .

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

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 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.

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 14, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 MAX- Q GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, thunderbolt port, and it’s within your budget

Laptop for Games/3D Design and Animation. 32GB of RAM, i7, 1060+ necessary. [R]

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 12, 2018

I am a working professional looking for recommendations on what to get ASAP before the holidays. I'm looking for something to hopefully LAST a long time. That's my main concern. I can sacrifice some power for reliability and warranty.

Budget ~2,000

I do some light simulation, 3D design, and intensive 2D animation in after effects professionally.

I'm also an avid player of WoW, Overwatch, and PC games in general.

Its hard to find the right thing to buy for all of those purposes without getting a TANK to lug around all the time. I'll mostly be using it at home or on a Desk so it's not a huge concern. But i'll be traveling with it in a backpack for portability reference.

After looking around for a few hours it seems like the best bets for me are the Razer 15 (someone said thermals suck and I worry about this one lasting more than 2 years), dell xps-15, and the ASUS ROG Zephyrus M.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Since I'm a power user in every sense (32cores and 128GB of RAM isn't enough for my work sometimes) that is the main priority. However I would like it to be portable and reliable too.

One selling point is I do GPU rendering so external capabilities would be a plus. Thanks for any help!

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 13, 2018

I agree with the other comment this is your best option by far, because it has the almost perfect balance between weight, long battery life and powerful gaming specs, the only issue is that it is about 12% over your budget, if you can push your budget a little then this gets my vote hands down.

Laptop for Games/3D Design and Animation. 32GB of RAM, i7, 1060+ necessary. [R]

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 12, 2018

I am a working professional looking for recommendations on what to get ASAP before the holidays. I'm looking for something to hopefully LAST a long time. That's my main concern. I can sacrifice some power for reliability and warranty.

Budget ~2,000

I do some light simulation, 3D design, and intensive 2D animation in after effects professionally.

I'm also an avid player of WoW, Overwatch, and PC games in general.

Its hard to find the right thing to buy for all of those purposes without getting a TANK to lug around all the time. I'll mostly be using it at home or on a Desk so it's not a huge concern. But i'll be traveling with it in a backpack for portability reference.

After looking around for a few hours it seems like the best bets for me are the Razer 15 (someone said thermals suck and I worry about this one lasting more than 2 years), dell xps-15, and the ASUS ROG Zephyrus M.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Since I'm a power user in every sense (32cores and 128GB of RAM isn't enough for my work sometimes) that is the main priority. However I would like it to be portable and reliable too.

One selling point is I do GPU rendering so external capabilities would be a plus. Thanks for any help!

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 13, 2018

For gaming at this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | MSI GS65 Stealth | PROSTAR Clevo P955ER --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750h GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 144Hz 15.6"" FHD IPS" "| 15.6"" FHD 120Hz 3ms" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB | 256 GB | 250 GB HDD | 0 | 0 | 1 TB Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.14 Lbs. | 4.73 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 5.5 Hrs. | 3 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 2250~2350$ | 1550~1650$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | Very light . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Decent battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . Pros | Great battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Very light .

You could check my post about Each GPU performance to help you decide what to go for .

Looking to replace my clevo (mythlogic P15SM) [R]

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 11, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Was hoping for something under $2500ish, but may go to $3500 from what I was finding. 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.

Want something for gaming. Mostly mmo and rpg, but want to run most stuff decently. Looking for something with decent options for expanding the storage space on. Was hoping to basically go for whatever is the update for what I have, but seems I can't find AMD graphics in mobiles really these days. (currently have a haswell i7 with the 8970m). Also want a flicker free screen.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not really factors for this machine.

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

Will be Windows, with virutalbox for BSD and linux, maybe someday boot BSD when I move to the next gen some years from now.

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

15.6"ish

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

Games. Rift, Entropia, STO, and whatever I pick up from humble typically. Going to be trying warframe, and want to be able to play whatever comes up for the next 2-3 years at least.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? See above, as for settings, I want 1080p, high and ultra at 40-70 fps.

  • 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 and touchpad, yeah, ofc

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

I would probably be happy with what I have for another year, if it did not reboot randomly, and if Shroud of the Avatar did not have some weird glitch where it slows down to 7fps after 10 minutes or so at 40fps. Would prefer AMD graphics, but not seeing them available, what happened to them in the laptop market?

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 12, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 MAX- Q GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, thunderbolt port, and it’s within your budget

Need Help choosing a laptop !! [R]

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 10, 2018

Hello, I'm struggling to pick a laptop. I need one work/gaming. Also one that will do great with editing photos and video editing. My budget is $2500 - $3000.

I recently went to bestbuy and the AW with the i9 core seemed really nice but I've read nothing but bad reviews and tbh it's way to bulky. I also like the razor blade 15 but I'm reall confused and uncertain on which laptop to get.

My mind is kinda set on getting the MacBook Pro 15 in and the razor blade 15. MacBook more for work but since I would like to be gaming I'm leaning towards razor.

Please help give any recommendations on which is a great laptop!!

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 10, 2018

For gaming at this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | MSI GS65 Stealth | PROSTAR Clevo P955ER --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750h GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 144Hz 15.6"" FHD IPS" "| 15.6"" FHD 120Hz 3ms" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB | 256 GB | 250 GB HDD | 0 | 0 | 1 TB Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.14 Lbs. | 4.73 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 5.5 Hrs. | 3 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 2250~2350$ | 1550~1650$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | Very light . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Decent battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . Pros | Great battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Very light .

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

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 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 ?

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 10, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 MAX- Q GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, thunderbolt port, and it’s within your budget

Is the MSI P65 Creator overkill? [R]

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 9, 2018

For some background I’m a 3D artist (in the making) and I play video games lots. I recently was trying a new program and the PC i was using had 20GB of RAM, but the program kept crashing with Memory usage at 97%+. The p65 I want to get is 32gb RAM, 512 SSD (somewhere around there), i7, and 1070 gpu. Budget isn’t quite the issue here as long as all these features are WORTH that huge price tag ($2500~ considering tax). The laptop is rather light for what it is and I move around a lot so portability is very important for me. I do video editing and rendering, 3D modeling and more rendering, and animation with Adobe After Effects and Adobe Animate, gaming, photoshop, and some other stuff.

Do you guys think this is overkill? I know there are other laptops out there with these specs for less, but what about the weight and thinness? I’m not sure if it’s worth. Convince me it’s not worth it maybe??

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 10, 2018

For gaming at this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | MSI GS65 Stealth | PROSTAR Clevo P955ER --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750h GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 144Hz 15.6"" FHD IPS" "| 15.6"" FHD 120Hz 3ms" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB | 256 GB | 250 GB HDD | 0 | 0 | 1 TB Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.14 Lbs. | 4.73 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 5.5 Hrs. | 3 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 2250~2350$ | 1550~1650$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | Very light . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Decent battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . Pros | Great battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Very light .

2600 or less Thin/light performance laptop suggestions? [R]

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 8, 2018

Hello r/SuggestALaptop, I have been scouring the internet for about 2 months in search of thin and light laptops that eventually will replace my current laptop. My current daily driver is Lenovo Y50-70 and I have been having it since November 2015. I really love this laptop but there are times I would leave it in my apartment because it adds quite some weight to my backpack, which can be really painful as I carry notebooks, a file folder, and occasionally a textbook. I know it's pretty light compared to gaming machines the time it was released (2014/2015) but the extra weight sometimes kills me.

What I want:

Performance. I plan on using it to do college work, occasional to frequent CAD (Solidworks), and gaming.

Portability. See opening paragraph as I am looking something light

Good battery life. Looking at something with 5-6hr battery charge (could be a stretch?)

Subtle aesthetics and good build quality. Not into laptops that screams "GAMING!" in aesthetics now.

Hardware performance. I'm not a hardcore gamer anymore but I appreciate having a system that can still keep up couple of years in the future.

I have been looking at options such as the Razer Blade 15, Gigabyte Aero 15X, MSI GS65 Stealth, XPS 15, and Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme. I really love the aesthetics of the RB15 the moment I laid my eyes on it but I worry of its reliability (have been hearing lots of horror stories involving RB15's dodgy charger) and warranty is pretty short (a year from Razer I believe). The XPS 15 wins in terms of value, but I might need to sacrifice portability in couple of years as I might need to invest in eGPU, same thing with the Lenovo as well. I could see myself move in and out and that might add to more things to carry, I am afraid. Thinking of a full-bore solution such as the RB15/Aero 15X/GS65 so I don't have to invest in eGPUs down the road and hopefully it can still hang, but I welcome sleeper laptops such as the XPS15 or Thinkpad X1 Extreme.

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 9, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 MAX- Q GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, thunderbolt port, and it’s within your budget

2600 or less Thin/light performance laptop suggestions? [R]

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 8, 2018

Hello r/SuggestALaptop, I have been scouring the internet for about 2 months in search of thin and light laptops that eventually will replace my current laptop. My current daily driver is Lenovo Y50-70 and I have been having it since November 2015. I really love this laptop but there are times I would leave it in my apartment because it adds quite some weight to my backpack, which can be really painful as I carry notebooks, a file folder, and occasionally a textbook. I know it's pretty light compared to gaming machines the time it was released (2014/2015) but the extra weight sometimes kills me.

What I want:

Performance. I plan on using it to do college work, occasional to frequent CAD (Solidworks), and gaming.

Portability. See opening paragraph as I am looking something light

Good battery life. Looking at something with 5-6hr battery charge (could be a stretch?)

Subtle aesthetics and good build quality. Not into laptops that screams "GAMING!" in aesthetics now.

Hardware performance. I'm not a hardcore gamer anymore but I appreciate having a system that can still keep up couple of years in the future.

I have been looking at options such as the Razer Blade 15, Gigabyte Aero 15X, MSI GS65 Stealth, XPS 15, and Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme. I really love the aesthetics of the RB15 the moment I laid my eyes on it but I worry of its reliability (have been hearing lots of horror stories involving RB15's dodgy charger) and warranty is pretty short (a year from Razer I believe). The XPS 15 wins in terms of value, but I might need to sacrifice portability in couple of years as I might need to invest in eGPU, same thing with the Lenovo as well. I could see myself move in and out and that might add to more things to carry, I am afraid. Thinking of a full-bore solution such as the RB15/Aero 15X/GS65 so I don't have to invest in eGPUs down the road and hopefully it can still hang, but I welcome sleeper laptops such as the XPS15 or Thinkpad X1 Extreme.

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 8, 2018

For school and gaming in this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | MSI GS65 Stealth | PROSTAR Clevo P955ER --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750h GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 144Hz 15.6"" FHD IPS" "| 15.6"" FHD 120Hz 3ms" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB | 256 GB | 250 GB HDD | 0 | 0 | 1 TB Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.14 Lbs. | 4.73 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 5.5 Hrs. | 3 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 2250~2350$ | 1550~1650$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | Very light . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Decent battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . Pros | Great battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Very light .

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

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 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.

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 8, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 MAX- Q GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, thunderbolt port, and it’s within your budget

General Suggestions for a gaming laptop. Not familiar with anything outside of the well-known brands [R]

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 7, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase:

No hard cap on budget. Soft cap of 2500 (willing to push that, if worth it). 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.**

Best specifications for the money

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not that important. It just needs to fit in a backpack (carried primarily in a military-style “assault bag” which is quite a bit larger than a standard backpack)

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

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

No definite preference on screen size, but this will primarily be a gaming laptop.

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

    Gaming

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Currently grand strategy (Paradox titles) and Total War series, with a good amount of RPGs thrown in. However, looking for something with good potential for future titles such as Cyberpunk 2077. Between 50-60 FPS at high-to-very high, preferably. Given the indefinite release date and system reqs of a game like Cyberpunk (for example), I realize this is hard/impossible to judge.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Solid, tactile keyboard. I like keys that feel weighty when pressed (idk if that makes sense, sorry. Idk how to explain it)

Also a backlit keyboard, if possible. I frequently play in a dark room, if the roommate is asleep. (Oh, the joys of living in a barracks)

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I’ll asleep be using this for general purpose work, but I don’t do anything outside of standard MS office-type work.
1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 8, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 MAX- Q GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, thunderbolt port, and it’s within your budget

United States, Budget <= ~$2,800, Data Science and Programming/Development [R]

1 year, 10 months agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 8, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase:

United States, <=~$2,800

Looking to purchase by the end of October 2018

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

Ideally, for the budget I believe that I can have the best of both worlds, however I'd probably say Spec > Battery as I'll be working in offices with power available

  • How important is weight and thinness to you?

Not incredibly important, more important that I have a machine that can perform well

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

Either OS or Windows

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

Screen size >= 15"

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

As of right now, I don't do any photo/video editting, but would like the ability if that's possible. Other programs that I'll be needing to run:

Visual Studio Code

Chrome

Slack

MS Excel

Git Bash

Heroku Toolbelt

Mongo DB

Tableau

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

N/A

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

SSD

Good Keyboard, optional kudos for a 10-digit numeric keypad instead of the 10-digit one provided above Qwerty

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

I'm about to begin a Data Science Boot Camp, and will likely begin learning more webdev programming languages as well. So lots of Databasing, data manipulation, programming, debugging, etc. Other minimum specs that need to be met:

Mac or Windows with 8GB =< Ram

Dual Processor 64-Bit

Second Monitor Compatible with laptop

Webcam, Microphone, Headphones

1 TB <= memory

My price point for budget is set upon purchasing a refurb Macbook Pro that meet these specs, I use Apple devices for all of my mobile computing iPhone, iPads, but my desktop is a Windows machine. I'd rather stick within the OS environment, but if it's possible to purchase a better machine than an Apple for this amount of computing I'm definitely open to it.

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

Hey,

How about the Gigabyte Aero 15X? It has both great components and decent battery life. 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 and battery life up to 10 hours

The laptop runs Windows 10 Home. The minimum specs shouldn't be an issue whatsoever. The programs you listed will be excellent on this device. It is far below budget.

If you want more storage, you can customize it here.

If you want more RAM and storage, you can get the custom CUK Aero 15X.

General Suggestions for a gaming laptop. Not familiar with anything outside of the well-known brands [R]

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 7, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase:

No hard cap on budget. Soft cap of 2500 (willing to push that, if worth it). 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.**

Best specifications for the money

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not that important. It just needs to fit in a backpack (carried primarily in a military-style “assault bag” which is quite a bit larger than a standard backpack)

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

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

No definite preference on screen size, but this will primarily be a gaming laptop.

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

    Gaming

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Currently grand strategy (Paradox titles) and Total War series, with a good amount of RPGs thrown in. However, looking for something with good potential for future titles such as Cyberpunk 2077. Between 50-60 FPS at high-to-very high, preferably. Given the indefinite release date and system reqs of a game like Cyberpunk (for example), I realize this is hard/impossible to judge.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Solid, tactile keyboard. I like keys that feel weighty when pressed (idk if that makes sense, sorry. Idk how to explain it)

Also a backlit keyboard, if possible. I frequently play in a dark room, if the roommate is asleep. (Oh, the joys of living in a barracks)

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I’ll asleep be using this for general purpose work, but I don’t do anything outside of standard MS office-type work.
1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 7, 2018

For gaming at this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | PROSTAR Clevo P955ER | OMEN X HP 17 --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750h | Quad core 7th Gen I7-7850HK GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1080 Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 15.6"" FHD 120Hz 3ms" "| 120Hz 17.3"" FHD IPS" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB | 250 GB | 256 GB HDD | 0 | 1 TB | 1 TB Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.73 Lbs. | 10.7 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 3 Hrs. | 3 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 1550~1650$ | 1950~2150$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | One of the best bang for the money in the market. Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | A full GTX 1080 for a great gaming exprince Pros | Great battery life . | Very light . "| A great 17.3"" screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play ."

FHD vs 4k for coding [R]

1 year, 10 months agoBestBeating posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 6, 2018

I was looking to get the Gigabyte Aero 15x to game and code, and wanted to get the 144hz 1080p panel because it is supposedly much better for gaming, but I also heard that 4K is much better on the eyes for coding. Would it be possible to use the FHD laptop and hook it up to a 4K monitor at home when coding? If so, do you guys have any suggestions for a good monitor?

1 year, 10 months agoBestBeating posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 7, 2018

If you are talking about this version of GIGABYTE Aero 15X, yes its good choice, and you can connect another 4K display via HDMI.

FHD vs 4k for coding [R]

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 6, 2018

I was looking to get the Gigabyte Aero 15x to game and code, and wanted to get the 144hz 1080p panel because it is supposedly much better for gaming, but I also heard that 4K is much better on the eyes for coding. Would it be possible to use the FHD laptop and hook it up to a 4K monitor at home when coding? If so, do you guys have any suggestions for a good monitor?

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 7, 2018

Of course you could connect the GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 to a 4K screen But what screen size are you looking to get ?

Powerful Mobile Workstation or Balanced Laptop Suggestions Please! [R]

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 6, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Under $2000 for a business type laptop, under $4000 for a gaming+business type workstation. Don't bind yourself to the prices, it just means I have to save up more which isn't a big concern.
  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Don't really care about these extra things and 2 in 1 stuff too much. But I prefer no touch screen and the most battery i can get, at the very least 3 hours. Durability would be nice the pricier it is. Wouldn't want to blow $3k on a machine just for it to die on me the next year.
  • How important is weight and thinness to you? not at all important. The contents is whats important.
  • 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. I do heavy/absurd-res photo editing in Photoshop and use A LOT of sampled instruments in Ableton, so I'd like a lot of RAM and processing power. I feel like over 16GB of RAM is a necessity, especially because my desktop can't handle me right now at 16GB.
  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?
    The most intensive game I play without giving away the name uses A LOT of 3D models and animations, otherwise stuff like Fortnite, KOF XIV, The Sims 4. 60 FPS, as I said before, go big or go home. Give me the best card you can give me.
  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? I want a full keyboard, but i NEED the number pad, since I do a lot of excel stuff. I want something that will stay quiet when its not using all of its power and something that won't overheat every 5 minutes. If I'm going to need an external cooling method let me know please. I need more than 1TB overall storage, but give me the largest helping you can give me. Ideally something with 1TB+ SSD and 1TB+ HDD
  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.
    I'll give a hard pass on anything that has a tacky "gamers rise up" design. I wanna keep things tame enough to where I'm not embarrassed to whip the thing out. The more aesthetically pleasing it is the better.
  • tl;dr: Powerful, Reliable, and Decent-looking.
1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 6, 2018

For gaming at this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | OMEN X HP 17 | PROSTAR Clevo P775TM1-G --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Quad core 7th Gen I7-7850HK | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8700K GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1080 | GTX 1080 Max Q Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 120Hz 17.3"" FHD IPS" "| 17.3"" 4K" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB | 256 GB | 256 GB HDD | 0 | 1 TB | 1 TB Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 10.7 Lbs. | 8.6 lbs Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 3 Hrs. | 1.5 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 1950~2150$ | 2850~3050$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | One of the best bang for the money in the market. "| A great 4K 17.3"" screen perfect for photo and video editing ." Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | A full GTX 1080 for a great gaming exprince | The GTX 1080 Max Q should be enough for CAD work, a great gaming exprince and perfect rendering time . Pros | Great battery life . "| A great 17.3"" screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play ." | A desktop level CPU for any CPU intensve tasks .

[2k USD] Laptop for EDC, Video Editing, and Light Gaming. [R]

1 year, 10 months agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 5, 2018

Total budget and country of purchase:

$2000 USD in the 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.

I'm not looking for a 2-in-1 nor anything that look's too gamer-ish. Battery life is very important because I'll be bring this around to my classes and I don't want to lug a charger around. A good processor is also important because of the video editing.

How important is weight and thinness to you?

Very important. I'll be carrying it every day, so being thin and light would be ideal. Nothing over 5 lbs.

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

Windows 10

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

15 inches

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

I'll be working in Adobe Premiere Pro and Photoshop. I'll be working with mostly 4k footage and exporting in 4k too. Maybe a few light games like League of Legends/Overwatch. Also, I like to open a lot of tabs/windows and use multiple virtual desktops.

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

The highest settings with at least a constant 60 fps, although gaming isn't that high of a priority. I would still like a dedicated GPU.

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

I need a good build quality. I want this new laptop to last me for the next 4 years. I also want a comfortable keyboard and upgradeable parts (RAM/SSD). I want a bright color accurate screen. The display doesn't have to be 4k because I'll be buying a 4k monitor in the future. An SD card reader would be very nice.

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

So I've been looking at the XPS 15 9570 and it basically fits everything I need, but I hear some many bad things about the quality control. I just want to consider my options before I make a commitment to buying it.

Thank you!

1 year, 10 months agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 5, 2018

I would go for the Gigabyte Aero 15W, which has:

  • i7-8750H 6-core processor

  • GTX 1070 8 GB Max-Q graphics card

  • 16 GB of RAM

  • 512 GB SSD storage

  • 1080p 15.6" 144Hz display

  • Weight of 4.6lbs and battery life up to 10 hours

The laptop runs Windows 10 Home. The display has decent color accuracy, 100% sRGB. The build quality is excellent. Recent games will run at 60 FPS at high settings or higher. Battery life is decent.

Looking for a unicorn? Portable by day, powerful by night. [R]

1 year, 10 months agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 4, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: USA, $3000+

  • Which OS do you require? Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? N/A

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

    • Stellaris
    • Space Engineers
    • XCom/XCom 2
    • Dual Universe
    • WFTO
    • Shattered Horizon
    • EDF 4.1
  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?

    • Everything Scaled by 200%
    • Medium/Low Textures and Graphics
    • High draw distance
    • Medium Lighting Effects
    • 30 FPS average

What I'm Looking For

I'm looking for a computer to fill 2 very distinct roles in a semi-portable fashion:

  1. I need a light weight, portable note taker. Something with a pen input and basic keyboard. I like tablet form factors as I plan to use this as a presentation aid.
  2. I need a powerful CPU that I can dock to a GPU and Monitor/TV for gaming in my room. Since I'm only going to be there for 2 months, I'll need to be able to fit this bit comfortable and safely in a suitcase.

Having played with the Surface line of tablets, what I really want is a 13" Surface Book with a Type Cover Pro and a 1060 to dock it too. Sadly, Microsoft hates inter-compatibility. And Thunderbolt 3.

Should I just resign myself to reading books and interacting with other human beings?

1 year, 10 months agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 4, 2018

I think there aren't many options for you, but I would consider the Gigabyte Aero 15X if you can give up pen support. Otherwise, ti should be able to run the programs you listed and it has an excellent CPU. It has a Thunderbolt 3 port, so you can connect an eGPU if you want, but it already has a GTX 1070 8 GB graphics card.

High Performance but Light Laptop for College [R]

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 2, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: no particular budget, i.e. can be $2k-3k or more, but prefer at least reasonable value given my requirements, purchasing in 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. 15 inch screen size, touch screen is a plus. 4k if the battery life is still good, but fine with 1080p. Battery life is very very important. The more battery life the better.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Weight is very important. Thinness less important, but it's obviously highly correlated.

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

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

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Gaming, running VMs, potentially running neural nets (so I need NVidia GPU for CUDA support :P), some video editing. In short, should be good 6-core+ CPU, with discrete GPU (but GPU doesn't have to be like GTX 1060 or better, 1050Ti is fine).

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Rainbow Six Siege, PUBG, etc. Something at the level of GTX 1050 ti or 1060 is ideal, but not necessary. (I also have a desktop w/ GTX 1070 for which I will do vast majority of gaming anyways so GPU is not biggest concern.)

  • 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 and trackpad very important. Build quality and clean look also important. Fingerprint reader, thunderbolt 3 both important.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Some note about my use case: I'm currently a CS student, so CPU performance is fairly important. The laptop should also be compatible with Linux. My current laptop is a XPS 15 9550 and it works fine, so I'm mainly just seeing if there's something that is sufficiently better that I'd want to look at it. Battery life and weight are very important, but should also be high performing. I also prefer a professional look, easy accessibility for replaceable RAM or repaste of CPU, NVMe SSD, imperceptible fan noise when idle, and display should have good sRGB coverage and contrast (and low latency!). My timeline is very flexible, I'll be buying earliest ~December but also willing to wait as long as it takes for a laptop to come out that satisfies all my requirements. So far I'm most considering the XPS 15 9570, MacBook Pro 15, and ThinkPad P1. However, I'm not entirely sold on either of these for the following reasons:

The XPS I'm not the biggest fan of the look anymore, and also on the heavier side. I wish Dell had refreshed the design sometime in the last 4 years... Also I much prefer the trackpads from Apple. Also my current XPS with FHD screen has really bad screen ghosting/latency that makes playing competitive FPS games very unpleasant compared to my desktop monitor. Not a fan of that screen latency.

MacBook I really like the trackpad but dislike limited port selection and short key travel. Good battery life is also nice, and the Unix based OS is a plus for lots of work related things, but I'm overall less familiar with macOS.

ThinkPad P1 I have little experience about but I'm primarily worried about the fact that battery life is probably lowest of the three, but weight is a big plus.

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 3, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 MAX- Q GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, thunderbolt port, and it’s within your budget

High Performance but Light Laptop for College [R]

1 year, 10 months agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 2, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: no particular budget, i.e. can be $2k-3k or more, but prefer at least reasonable value given my requirements, purchasing in 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. 15 inch screen size, touch screen is a plus. 4k if the battery life is still good, but fine with 1080p. Battery life is very very important. The more battery life the better.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Weight is very important. Thinness less important, but it's obviously highly correlated.

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

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

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Gaming, running VMs, potentially running neural nets (so I need NVidia GPU for CUDA support :P), some video editing. In short, should be good 6-core+ CPU, with discrete GPU (but GPU doesn't have to be like GTX 1060 or better, 1050Ti is fine).

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Rainbow Six Siege, PUBG, etc. Something at the level of GTX 1050 ti or 1060 is ideal, but not necessary. (I also have a desktop w/ GTX 1070 for which I will do vast majority of gaming anyways so GPU is not biggest concern.)

  • 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 and trackpad very important. Build quality and clean look also important. Fingerprint reader, thunderbolt 3 both important.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Some note about my use case: I'm currently a CS student, so CPU performance is fairly important. The laptop should also be compatible with Linux. My current laptop is a XPS 15 9550 and it works fine, so I'm mainly just seeing if there's something that is sufficiently better that I'd want to look at it. Battery life and weight are very important, but should also be high performing. I also prefer a professional look, easy accessibility for replaceable RAM or repaste of CPU, NVMe SSD, imperceptible fan noise when idle, and display should have good sRGB coverage and contrast (and low latency!). My timeline is very flexible, I'll be buying earliest ~December but also willing to wait as long as it takes for a laptop to come out that satisfies all my requirements. So far I'm most considering the XPS 15 9570, MacBook Pro 15, and ThinkPad P1. However, I'm not entirely sold on either of these for the following reasons:

The XPS I'm not the biggest fan of the look anymore, and also on the heavier side. I wish Dell had refreshed the design sometime in the last 4 years... Also I much prefer the trackpads from Apple. Also my current XPS with FHD screen has really bad screen ghosting/latency that makes playing competitive FPS games very unpleasant compared to my desktop monitor. Not a fan of that screen latency.

MacBook I really like the trackpad but dislike limited port selection and short key travel. Good battery life is also nice, and the Unix based OS is a plus for lots of work related things, but I'm overall less familiar with macOS.

ThinkPad P1 I have little experience about but I'm primarily worried about the fact that battery life is probably lowest of the three, but weight is a big plus.

1 year, 10 months agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 2, 2018

Hey,

How about the Gigabyte Aero 15X? It has:

  • i7-8750H 6-core processor

  • GTX 1070 8 GB Max-Q graphics card

  • 16 GB of RAM

  • 512 GB SSD storage

  • 1080p 15.6" 144Hz display

  • Weight of 4.6lbs and battery life up to 10 hours

The laptop runs Windows 10 Home. It will be fine for gaming/VMs and any other kind of CPU/GPU intensive programs. The build quality should be excellent. It has a Thunderbolt 3 port. The laptop has a professional look, upgradable RAM, NVMe SSD, and great sRGB accuracy.

Desktop Replacement for Gaming at 3000$ [R]

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 1, 2018
* **Total budget and country of purchase:**  
3000$, 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 specifications for the money, and a basic laptop form works just fine.
 * **How important is weight and thinness to you?** 
I don't have any books, so weight is a non-issue, as long as I can get it places.

  * **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.**   
I intend to run several games, including the AAA ones.
  * **If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?**   
I want as close to ultra as I can get, at 120 fps.
  * **Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?**   

120 hz screen
  * **Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.**  
I notice that several laptops at my price point have a gtx 1080 with a 7th gen i7, or a 1070 with an 8th gen. Should I prefer the former?
1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 2, 2018

For gaming at this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | PROSTAR Clevo P955ER | Acer Predator Triton 700 --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750h | Quad core 7th Gen I7-7700HQ GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1080 Max Q Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 15.6"" FHD 120Hz 3ms" "| 15.6"" FHD 120Hz 3ms" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 32 GB SSD | 512 GB | 250 GB | 512 GB HDD | 0 | 1 TB | 0 Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.73 Lbs. | 5.4 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 3 Hrs. | 1.5 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 1550~1650$ | 2650~2750$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | The GTX 1080 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . Pros | Great battery life . | Very light . | Very light for a GTX 1080 .

Looking for PC replacement... sort of [R]

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 1, 2018

Hi. I'm selling my 4790K, 1440p 1080Ti rig because the lack of space ATM. I'm planning to build a brand new system in the next 1-2 years maybe, but meanwhile I need a PC replacement.

I've searched through laptops, and seems like 1440p is not mainstream yet. 4K displays with GTX 1080 and 120Hz sounds nonsense to me, as I was struggling to get 90FPS on some games with Ultra graphics on 1440p and a 1080Ti.

So I'm aiming at a laptop with 1080p display, G-Sync, 120-144Hz, 250-512GB SSD/ NVMe, 1-2TB HDD and a GTX 1070, so I can connect it to my 1440p display to run Windows on 2K and play games at 1080p on Ultra to get those 120 FPS.

Although, if my display has 165Hz, and a laptop 120Hz, the G-Sync feature will be used on the external display, right? By using the internal laptop GPU...?

Also, 17.3" or more would be great, but I'm not too sure if the difference between the 15.7" is that big... Asus Scar looks great and I'm not disappointed by MSI so far. And I'd prefer to avoid very bulky laptops, like the fat MSI VR editions.

Cheers beforehand.

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 1, 2018

For gaming at this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | PROSTAR Clevo P955ER | OMEN X HP 17 --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750h | Quad core 7th Gen I7-7850HK GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1080 Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 15.6"" FHD 120Hz 3ms" "| 120Hz 17.3"" FHD IPS" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB | 250 GB | 256 GB HDD | 0 | 1 TB | 1 TB Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.73 Lbs. | 10.7 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 3 Hrs. | 3 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 1550~1650$ | 1950~2150$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | One of the best bang for the money in the market. Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | A full GTX 1080 for a great gaming exprince Pros | Great battery life . | Very light . "| A great 17.3"" screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play ."

Looking for a laptop, high-performance, programming, low end gaming [R]

1 year, 10 months agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 29, 2018

Hi,Im looking for a laptop to be used for programming and some low end gaming.

preferable specs:
- 7th gen and above intel i7 (vPro will be awesome)
- OR AMD Ryzen CPUs
- GPU (Vega / nvidia)
- 16gb ram and above
- 256gb ssd and above

bonus specs:
- touchscreen
- fingerprint reader
-thunderbolt port

Budget wise, looking for a laptop up to 2400$US.

1 year, 10 months agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 29, 2018

There is the upgraded version of the Gigabyte Aero 15W, the Gigabyte Aero 15X which has a GTX 1070 8 GB Max-Q graphics card instead of GTX 1060. It will be more useful for gaming and programming. It appears to follow your specifications. It doesn't have a touchscreen.

Macbook pro 15in with touchbar vs MSI gs65 15in Budget about $2500 U.S [R]

1 year, 10 months agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 28, 2018

So I am currently enrolled in community college but am going to be transferring to a university in 1 year. I also like to edit videos on the side and dabble a lil bit in photoshop. I wanted to ask Reddit to see what they prefer the Macbook pro 15'with touch bar or the MSI gs65 15'. I have looked at the specs and think these too look the best and will give me the best performance. They are around the same price range and now I will list the specs

Macbook pro -6-core Intel Core i7 processor -Brilliant Retina display with True Tone technology -Touch Bar and Touch ID -Radeon Pro 555X graphics with 4GB of video memory -256gb SSD -Intel UHD Graphics 630 -Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports -Up to 10 hours of battery life² -802.11ac Wi-Fi

MSI gs65 -15.6" Full HD anti-glare 144Hz 7ms 72%NTSC display -8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H mobile processor -16gb of ram -512gb ssd -gtx1070 -8hr of battery life -HDMI output -Thunderbolt port, Mini DisplayPort, headphone/SPDIF combo jack and microphone input. -Next-Gen Intel® Wireless-AC connectivity (2x2, 867 Mbps)

Also is the touchbar really that useful on the macbook pro? I game also nothing to heavy mainly just mobas.

msi link- https://www.bestbuy.com/site/msi-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1070-512gb-solid-state-drive-matte-black-with-gold-diamond-cut/6211741.p?skuId=6211741

Macbook pro link- https://www.bestbuy.com/site/apple-macbook-pro-15-display-with-touch-bar-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-amd-radeon-pro-555x-256gb-ssd-latest-model-space-gray/5998604.p?skuId=5998604

1 year, 10 months agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 28, 2018

Have you also considered the Gigabyte Aero 15X? It has similar specs as the GS65, but it has thinner bezels and and a better battery life, might be useful for school. It will be excellent for any recent game as well as regular use in school. Photoshop shouldn't be an issue.

Looking for recommendations for a School/Gaming Laptop [R]

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 28, 2018

Budget: $1500-$2500 (US)

Im looking for a laptop that fulfills my school needs, but is also capable of fulfilling my gaming wants.

What I’m looking for: -Good Battery (around 5 hours probably) -Light enough to carry around (no more than 6 pounds) -Something with a good build (I’d like for the laptop to last me over 5-6 years) -Decently futureproof (min 1060 GTX)

My priorities are, without a doubt, the battery and weight, I’ve been considering preordering the MSI P65 (GS65 but white) on Amazon for 2299, but was wondering what suggestions this sub had first. I really like Asus, but I’m worried their laptops don’t have a good enough battery for school (it has to last a minimum of 4-5 hours on google docs, gaming battery doesn’t matter).

I think I covered the basics, thanks in advance for the responses, you guys are great!

Edit: Games I’d like to run: Mainly shooters, CoD, FortNite, but also a Fifa fan

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 28, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 MAX- Q GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, thunderbolt port, and it’s within your budget.

Video editing/music production laptop [R]

1 year, 10 months agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 28, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase:

$2,500, 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.

Best specifications

  • How important is weight and thinness to you?

Not important really, but preferred lighter weight

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

Windows

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

Bigger than 13 inches

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

I’m doing video/photo editing and also music production. I desire to run things like FL studio, Abelton, Adobe after effects, and premiere pro

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

    N/A

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

N/A

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

N/A

1 year, 10 months agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 28, 2018

You should go for the stronger graphics card since you're doing video editing.

The Gigabyte Aero 15X has the GTX 1070 Max-Q, which will be even better for video editing than the GTX 1060. All the other components are the same. You can also get the 4K display version if you want, it might be helpful for you.

Looking for recommendations for a School/Gaming Laptop [R]

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 28, 2018

Budget: $1500-$2500 (US)

Im looking for a laptop that fulfills my school needs, but is also capable of fulfilling my gaming wants.

What I’m looking for: -Good Battery (around 5 hours probably) -Light enough to carry around (no more than 6 pounds) -Something with a good build (I’d like for the laptop to last me over 5-6 years) -Decently futureproof (min 1060 GTX)

My priorities are, without a doubt, the battery and weight, I’ve been considering preordering the MSI P65 (GS65 but white) on Amazon for 2299, but was wondering what suggestions this sub had first. I really like Asus, but I’m worried their laptops don’t have a good enough battery for school (it has to last a minimum of 4-5 hours on google docs, gaming battery doesn’t matter).

I think I covered the basics, thanks in advance for the responses, you guys are great!

Edit: Games I’d like to run: Mainly shooters, CoD, FortNite, but also a Fifa fan

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 28, 2018

For gaming at this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | MSI GS65 Stealth | PROSTAR Clevo P955ER --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750h GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 144Hz 15.6"" FHD IPS" "| 15.6"" FHD 120Hz 3ms" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB | 256 GB | 250 GB HDD | 0 | 0 | 1 TB Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.14 Lbs. | 4.73 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 5.5 Hrs. | 3 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 2250~2350$ | 1550~1650$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | Very light . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Decent battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . Pros | Great battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Very light .

If battery life is a must I would go with the Aero .

(USA) (No Budget) Best Laptop for Game Developer/ Software Developer [R]

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 27, 2018

Total budget and country of purchase:

No budget, I'm willing to pay whatever it costs. Send me some overkill if you want. lol

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 guess best specifications. A good battery life would be nice, but it's not necessary.

How important is weight and thinness to you?

If I can carry it around, I'll be fine.

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

Windows

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

>= 17.3" *

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

I need the best laptop for Gaming, Game Development, 3D Modelling, Software Development, Streaming and Digital Art. I'm going to be doing all of that.

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

I've wanted to play Witcher III at max with no lag. I want to be able to run anything at max settings at 60+ FPS.

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

It has to have good build quality with a good keyboard. I'm going to be programming on it (and gaming etc. but programming is painful with a bad keyboard). I would prefer backlit, but it's not too serious. The screen HAS to have perfect color accuracy. I would prefer many USB ports. It must have an ethernet port (job requires a wired connection) and good WiFi. Finger-print reader would be nice, but optional. HDMI port optional. Numpad not needed.*

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

Again, I'm planning on paying whatever it takes. I plan on using this laptop for my work and otherwise, so I'm planning on investing in it just as I would a car. Seeing that I move around a lot, I cannot just get a desktop, so I'm trying to find as good a laptop as I can. I really appreciate your help.

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 27, 2018

For working in this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | ASUS UX550GE Zenbook Pro | OMEN X HP 17 --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750HK | Quad core 7th Gen I7-7850HK GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1050 Ti | GTX 1080 Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 15.6"" 4K Multi-Touch IPS" "| 120Hz 17.3"" FHD IPS" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB | 512 GB | 256 GB HDD | 0 | 0 | 1 TB Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.2 Lbs. | 10.7 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 7 Hrs. | 3 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 1750~1850$ | 1950~2150$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | A great UHD screen with perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | One of the best bang for the money in the market. Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Very light . | A full GTX 1080 for a great gaming exprince Pros | Great battery life . | Great battery life . "| A great 17.3"" screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play ."

Portable, high quality laptop for general use and gaming [R]

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 27, 2018

Total budget and country of purchase: Can spend up to $2500 I fly back from USA to UK tomorrow though so looking to decide and go buy today.

Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Good battery life / best spec makes sense to me.

How important is weight and thinness to you? Very. I'm using a 2012 MBP retina as a reference point, and its been so good to me i've been avoiding replacing. Sadly battery life is pretty much an hour now and i'm ready to upgrade but don't want to get much heavier.

Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Prefer OSX because i'm used to it and it never seems to fail, but equally I know if i want to game i'll need a Windows PC and im fine with that.

Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Anything 13-15, preferably higher rez/refresh/4K

Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. I do like to game, but I have a couple of year old gaming rig I could use primarily for that. However if i was going down the Windows route, i'd want a dedicated GFX card, 1050ti+

If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I play a lot of Blizzard games, so Overwatch, Destiny, Hearthstone etc and i'd ideally have 60-144fps if I could

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

Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I've been looking at Macbook Pro 13 w/ Touch bar, potentially the 15 as well, or a Dell XPS / Razer Blade. I'm partly looking for advice on if one is better than the other or better value. I'll need to buy it today but can go to Bestbuy/Windows Store/Apple store etc

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 27, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 MAX- Q GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, thunderbolt port, and it’s within your budget.

Portable, high quality laptop for general use and gaming [R]

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 27, 2018

Total budget and country of purchase: Can spend up to $2500 I fly back from USA to UK tomorrow though so looking to decide and go buy today.

Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Good battery life / best spec makes sense to me.

How important is weight and thinness to you? Very. I'm using a 2012 MBP retina as a reference point, and its been so good to me i've been avoiding replacing. Sadly battery life is pretty much an hour now and i'm ready to upgrade but don't want to get much heavier.

Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Prefer OSX because i'm used to it and it never seems to fail, but equally I know if i want to game i'll need a Windows PC and im fine with that.

Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Anything 13-15, preferably higher rez/refresh/4K

Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. I do like to game, but I have a couple of year old gaming rig I could use primarily for that. However if i was going down the Windows route, i'd want a dedicated GFX card, 1050ti+

If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I play a lot of Blizzard games, so Overwatch, Destiny, Hearthstone etc and i'd ideally have 60-144fps if I could

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

Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I've been looking at Macbook Pro 13 w/ Touch bar, potentially the 15 as well, or a Dell XPS / Razer Blade. I'm partly looking for advice on if one is better than the other or better value. I'll need to buy it today but can go to Bestbuy/Windows Store/Apple store etc

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 27, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 MAX- Q GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, thunderbolt port, and it’s within your budget.

Need a powerful laptop for college (Bachler of Arts in Game Design) [R]

1 year, 10 months agorealducksquack posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 26, 2018

Total budget and country of purchase: $1500-2500 USD (Higher amounts will take longer for me because of weekly paychecks)

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 small concern, best specs and lifespan needed.

How important is weight and thinness to you? Thin but not paper thin, durable to last up to 5 years currently, 4 of which on campus life

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

Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15.6" preferred, but fine with 17.3" if I find a thin enough factor and big enough bag

Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Any game in today's market comfortably on. Once college begins work on writing/coding and game development

If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I want to be able to run any modern title at 60-144fps (being a 144hrz display), at a reasonable high or medium setting. Highly prefer 1080p for now. I plan on playing Arma 3, Monster Hunter World, and The Witcher 3.

Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Reliable quality, at least 3 USB ports (for headset, mouse and keyboard).

Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I am looking for a major replacement of my old 8 year desktop. Next year I plan on attending Digipen Institute, so a laptop will be essential for me and my life there. But for now this laptop is gaming first until school. I don't want the top specs, and shooting for a GTX 1070 at least. 1060 slightly doesn't fit my needs. I am not that "big" on RGB lighting, but if there is lighting (yes I'm nitpicking), i want it to be a color I enjoy, such as blue, no orange or red please. I have browsed Xotic PC and found I'm interested in either the Sager NP8954, or the Asus Rog Scar II, both within the price range, but not sure about their overall survivability, as I sometimes hear sketchy things about Sager as a whole.

1 year, 10 months agorealducksquack posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 27, 2018

Scar II is pretty decent. Another alternative will be the -> GigaByte Aero 15x.

It packs the latest hexacore processor, a GTX 1070, 16G RAM, 512GB M.2 NVME SSD and a 15.6" thin bezel 144Hz display which is actually pretty common for what you get at this price range. What stands out is the metal chassis build that does not scream gamer and the huge 94Wh battery. Best if you can try it at your local stores and see if it works for you. Good luck!

Need a powerful laptop for college (Bachler of Arts in Game Design) [R]

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 26, 2018

Total budget and country of purchase: $1500-2500 USD (Higher amounts will take longer for me because of weekly paychecks)

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 small concern, best specs and lifespan needed.

How important is weight and thinness to you? Thin but not paper thin, durable to last up to 5 years currently, 4 of which on campus life

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

Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15.6" preferred, but fine with 17.3" if I find a thin enough factor and big enough bag

Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Any game in today's market comfortably on. Once college begins work on writing/coding and game development

If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I want to be able to run any modern title at 60-144fps (being a 144hrz display), at a reasonable high or medium setting. Highly prefer 1080p for now. I plan on playing Arma 3, Monster Hunter World, and The Witcher 3.

Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Reliable quality, at least 3 USB ports (for headset, mouse and keyboard).

Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I am looking for a major replacement of my old 8 year desktop. Next year I plan on attending Digipen Institute, so a laptop will be essential for me and my life there. But for now this laptop is gaming first until school. I don't want the top specs, and shooting for a GTX 1070 at least. 1060 slightly doesn't fit my needs. I am not that "big" on RGB lighting, but if there is lighting (yes I'm nitpicking), i want it to be a color I enjoy, such as blue, no orange or red please. I have browsed Xotic PC and found I'm interested in either the Sager NP8954, or the Asus Rog Scar II, both within the price range, but not sure about their overall survivability, as I sometimes hear sketchy things about Sager as a whole.

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 26, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 MAX- Q GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, thunderbolt port, and it’s within your budget.

Good gaming laptop for school? [R]

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 25, 2018

Hi, I'm looking into buying a decent 15' gaming laptop that is portable, not super flashy, and doesn't have loud fan noises. I'm leaning towards either the Razer Blade 15 (2018), or the msi gs65 stealth thin. Also can someone also recommend a set of reliable/comfortable headsets that doesn't scream GAMER? Thanks.

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 26, 2018

For gaming at this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | PROSTAR Clevo P955ER | MSI GS65 Stealth --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750h | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 15.6"" FHD 120Hz 3ms" "| 144Hz 15.6"" FHD IPS" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB | 250 GB | 256 GB HDD | 0 | 1 TB | 0 Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.73 Lbs. | 4.14 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 3 Hrs. | 5.5 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 1550~1650$ | 2250~2350$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | Very light . Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Decent battery life . Pros | Great battery life . | Very light . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince .

Need a powerful laptop for college (Bachler of Arts in Game Design) [R]

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 26, 2018

Total budget and country of purchase: $1500-2500 USD (Higher amounts will take longer for me because of weekly paychecks)

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 small concern, best specs and lifespan needed.

How important is weight and thinness to you? Thin but not paper thin, durable to last up to 5 years currently, 4 of which on campus life

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

Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15.6" preferred, but fine with 17.3" if I find a thin enough factor and big enough bag

Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Any game in today's market comfortably on. Once college begins work on writing/coding and game development

If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I want to be able to run any modern title at 60-144fps (being a 144hrz display), at a reasonable high or medium setting. Highly prefer 1080p for now. I plan on playing Arma 3, Monster Hunter World, and The Witcher 3.

Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Reliable quality, at least 3 USB ports (for headset, mouse and keyboard).

Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I am looking for a major replacement of my old 8 year desktop. Next year I plan on attending Digipen Institute, so a laptop will be essential for me and my life there. But for now this laptop is gaming first until school. I don't want the top specs, and shooting for a GTX 1070 at least. 1060 slightly doesn't fit my needs. I am not that "big" on RGB lighting, but if there is lighting (yes I'm nitpicking), i want it to be a color I enjoy, such as blue, no orange or red please. I have browsed Xotic PC and found I'm interested in either the Sager NP8954, or the Asus Rog Scar II, both within the price range, but not sure about their overall survivability, as I sometimes hear sketchy things about Sager as a whole.

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 26, 2018

For gaming at this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | MSI GS65 Stealth | PROSTAR Clevo P955ER --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750h GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 144Hz 15.6"" FHD IPS" "| 15.6"" FHD 120Hz 3ms" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB | 256 GB | 250 GB HDD | 0 | 0 | 1 TB Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.14 Lbs. | 4.73 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 5.5 Hrs. | 3 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 2250~2350$ | 1550~1650$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | Very light . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Decent battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . Pros | Great battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Very light .

The best thin & light gaming laptop? [R]

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 25, 2018

Looking to compare the best thin & light gaming and would really appreciate your thoughts & inputs

Criteria:

1) Ability to run games well

2) Portability

3) Aesthetic + build quality

Here are what I think are the best contenders but let me know if you feel others should be considered

1) Asus Zephyrus S GX531

Processor - i7-8750H

GPU - 1070 MaxQ

HDD - 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD

Ram - 16GB

Screen 15.6” High Refresh Rate 144Hz 3ms

Cost $1900

Pros

Nice design, super thin and light, All metal, minimal Bezels

From what I've read the cooling solution is decent and it runs cool, so my bet is it performs better than the others on this list

Cheapest at given spec

Cons

Looks a little gamery - Weird ass keyboard & trackpad placement

Battery is tiny, but with no gsync, the battery life should be considerably better than the previous zephyrus.

Brand new so not enough reviews to tell me whats wrong with it

2) MSI GS65 Stealth

Processor - i7-8750H

GPU - 1070 MaxQ

HDD - 512GB NVMe SSD

Ram - 16GB

Screen 15.6” 144Hz

Cost $2400 at amazon $2000 at best buy

Pros

Looks pretty, solid specs, great battery life, decent reviews all around

Cons

Build quality is apparently shitty

3) Razer Blade 15

Processor - i7-8750H

GPU - 1070 MaxQ

HDD - 256GB NVMe SSD

Ram - 16GB

Screen 15.6” 144Hz

Cost $2400

Pros

Best looking and best build quality.

Cons

It runs hot, which cant be a good thing ( i've owned a blade in the past and now the thing overheats playing any game)

considerably more expensive less under the hood

Reviews indicate the power supply and customer support is booty.

I'm leaning towards the Asus because it seems like it will run the best, with solid build quality, and the cheapest price.

What do you guys think?

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 25, 2018

If you are open to other option, I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 MAX- Q GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, and thunderbolt port.

The best thin & light gaming laptop? [R]

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 25, 2018

Looking to compare the best thin & light gaming and would really appreciate your thoughts & inputs

Criteria:

1) Ability to run games well

2) Portability

3) Aesthetic + build quality

Here are what I think are the best contenders but let me know if you feel others should be considered

1) Asus Zephyrus S GX531

Processor - i7-8750H

GPU - 1070 MaxQ

HDD - 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD

Ram - 16GB

Screen 15.6” High Refresh Rate 144Hz 3ms

Cost $1900

Pros

Nice design, super thin and light, All metal, minimal Bezels

From what I've read the cooling solution is decent and it runs cool, so my bet is it performs better than the others on this list

Cheapest at given spec

Cons

Looks a little gamery - Weird ass keyboard & trackpad placement

Battery is tiny, but with no gsync, the battery life should be considerably better than the previous zephyrus.

Brand new so not enough reviews to tell me whats wrong with it

2) MSI GS65 Stealth

Processor - i7-8750H

GPU - 1070 MaxQ

HDD - 512GB NVMe SSD

Ram - 16GB

Screen 15.6” 144Hz

Cost $2400 at amazon $2000 at best buy

Pros

Looks pretty, solid specs, great battery life, decent reviews all around

Cons

Build quality is apparently shitty

3) Razer Blade 15

Processor - i7-8750H

GPU - 1070 MaxQ

HDD - 256GB NVMe SSD

Ram - 16GB

Screen 15.6” 144Hz

Cost $2400

Pros

Best looking and best build quality.

Cons

It runs hot, which cant be a good thing ( i've owned a blade in the past and now the thing overheats playing any game)

considerably more expensive less under the hood

Reviews indicate the power supply and customer support is booty.

I'm leaning towards the Asus because it seems like it will run the best, with solid build quality, and the cheapest price.

What do you guys think?

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 25, 2018

For gaming at this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | PROSTAR Clevo P955ER | Acer Predator Triton 700 --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750h | Quad core 7th Gen I7-7700HQ GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1080 Max Q Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 15.6"" FHD 120Hz 3ms" "| 15.6"" FHD 120Hz 3ms" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 32 GB SSD | 512 GB | 250 GB | 512 GB HDD | 0 | 1 TB | 0 Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.73 Lbs. | 5.4 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 3 Hrs. | 1.5 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 1550~1650$ | 2650~2750$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | The GTX 1080 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . Pros | Great battery life . | Very light . | Very light for a GTX 1080 .

Laptop for coding and occasional gaming (Fortnite) [R]

1 year, 10 months agoSept. 24, 2018

I’m looking for a laptop to do the programming and also I would like to be able to play some Fortnite on the side. I need to carry the laptop with me so it should be fairly portable. I’d prefer 16 gb of ram. Battery life is also quite important for me. Don’t like plastic laptops so build quality is also a must. Budget 2000-2500 USD. Please suggest something.

Please do NOT advise Aero 15X since it’s not available in Czech Republic. Thanks.

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 25, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 MAX- Q GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, thunderbolt port, and it’s within your budget.

Replacing 2014 Macbook Pro [R]

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 23, 2018

Total budget and country of purchase: $3500 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. Interested in getting and 2 in 1, Want good specs and ~10 hour battery
  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Want light and thin, max 4 lbs
  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows
  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 13 to 17 inches
  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.
    I'd like to run a DICOM viewer to view medical images at high resolution. Mostly run office programs, and process larger datasets with python and some light programming.
  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Not a gamer.
  • 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. Good build quality, interested in book so I can take notes in meetings and convert them to docs
  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Core I7 6 core or core I9 would be good!
1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 24, 2018

Since you prefer a 6 core and if you can be okay with a traditional laptop, I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, lightweight, thunderbolt port, and it’s within your budget.

If you prefer 2 in 1, I would recommend this [Microsoft Surface Book 2] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076J15LKM/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15 inch UHD HD touch screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, supports pen, long battery life, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

Gaming and Slim Laptop ~ $2400 [R]

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 23, 2018

Hi,

I wanna buy one of these laptops but can't decide ... Aero 15 / MSI GS65 / Asus Zephyrus M ... for looks i could go for the Aero15x but it's only a 1070 MAX Q.... what do u guys suggest me to do?

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 23, 2018

For gaming at this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 --- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" Ram | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB HDD | 0 Weight | 4.62 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . Pros | Great battery life .

Photoshop & Music Production Laptop: $2600 [R]

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 23, 2018

Total budget and country of purchase:

$2600 Max, America

How important is weight and thinness to you?

Aesthetic is quite important to me: i.e. I would never buy a ROG series laptop because it's super tacky.

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

Windows & preferably able to run Windows 7 or 8 (I am strongly opposed to windows 10)

Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Between 14 to 16

*Screen quality & display is paramount: I would highly prefer an accurate sRGB and RGB (100% if possible and if not, over 90%).

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

Heavy Photoshop & Music Production.

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

Ideally for the price point it would have reliable build quality & function. However, reliable and laptop seem to be a misnomer (even at high pp)

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

I've been overclocking my mind all day between:

Aero Gigabyte 15x: Beautiful aesthetic and proper specs on paper but tons of negative reports concerning driver issues & QC. Basically it feels like I'll have to tweak it out of box and even then, there are no assurances that it will function properly (gamble).

I should also mention that Gigabyte specifically stated to me that the Aero 15x does not officially support windows 8/8,1 (this was really unfortunate).

However, gentechpc apparently has the option to install Windows 7... not sure how tried-and-true this is.

Sager-np8375: Decent aesthetic and great specs but I'm really not familiar with the Sager/Clevo brand (their support, warranty, QC etc...). Furthermore, I've not seen too much information about them (good or bad).

There was a thread on reddit where someone stated that their son's np8375 was overheating consistently (up to 100C) which is the max apparently and still continued to go above 95C after they purchased a laptop cooling pad/fan. However, this individual also stated that If you disable Intel SpeedStep then temps are not a problem. So, I'm not sure how much of an issue or concern that really is.

XMG PRO 17: Foreign brand that I know little to nothing about except that I enjoy the aesthetic of this particular model. Obviously, I wouldn't purchase on this premise alone but the spec's seem well-rounded too.

With that said, it seems impossible to have shipped to the US.

what do you guys think?

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 23, 2018

For working in this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | ASUS UX550GE Zenbook Pro --- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750HK GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1050 Ti Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 15.6"" 4K Multi-Touch IPS" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB | 512 GB HDD | 0 | 0 Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.2 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 7 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 1750~1850$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | A great UHD screen with perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Very light . Pros | Great battery life . | Great battery life .

Gaming and Slim Laptop ~ $2400 [R]

1 year, 10 months agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 23, 2018

Hi,

I wanna buy one of these laptops but can't decide ... Aero 15 / MSI GS65 / Asus Zephyrus M ... for looks i could go for the Aero15x but it's only a 1070 MAX Q.... what do u guys suggest me to do?

1 year, 10 months agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 23, 2018

Are you talking about this Gigabyte Aero 15X? I think you will be okay with a Max-Q GPU, it will keep the laptop cooler since it is undervolted.

Options for new Laptop - 15" screen for US- Budget 2500 [R]

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 22, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: 2500 total budget US purchase

  • 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, battery. 2in1 not necessary

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? weight/thinness are secondary to the performance/battery

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15 preferred, 14 minimum

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. photo and video editing, business applications, programming, multiple VMs. Programs include Adobe, Vegas Pro, Studio 1, visual studio, eclipse, etc.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? no real gaming

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Build quality, touch screen, keyboard(quality), good selection of ports. Prefer to have expand-ability for Memory and easy upgrade for SSD.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I have a surface pro for travel so I'm looking for a more robust system. I don't want a desktop as I may still bring this new laptop with me on travel depending on need.

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 22, 2018

For photo editting in this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | ASUS UX550GE Zenbook Pro | Lenovo Yoga 720 --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750HK | Quad core 7th Gen I7-7700HQ GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1050 Ti | GTX 1050 Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 15.6"" 4K Multi-Touch IPS" "| 15.6"" 4K Multi-Touch IPS" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB | 512 GB | 512 GB HDD | 0 | 0 | 0 Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.2 Lbs. | 4.41 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 7 Hrs. | 6 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 1750~1850$ | 1300~1400$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | A great UHD screen with perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | light . Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Very light . | The GTX 1050 should be enough for CAD work and good gaming exprince . Pros | Great battery life . | Great battery life . | A great UHD screen with perfect for photo and video editing .

Looking for a gaming laptop for college with a 120+ hz screen in USA with a $2000+ budget [R]

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 22, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Max of 2000 dollars, flexible within 200 dollars. 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. Specs mainly, but still decent battery life.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not important but would be appreciated

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Size doesn't matter too much, but at least 120 hz screen if possible

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. GTA V, LoL, Vegas Pro

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? LoL, GTA V High-Ultra settings, 120+ fps

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

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

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 22, 2018

For school and gaming in this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | MSI GS65 Stealth | PROSTAR Clevo P955ER --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750h GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 144Hz 15.6"" FHD IPS" "| 15.6"" FHD 120Hz 3ms" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB | 256 GB | 250 GB HDD | 0 | 0 | 1 TB Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.14 Lbs. | 4.73 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 5.5 Hrs. | 3 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 2250~2350$ | 1550~1650$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | Very light . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Decent battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . Pros | Great battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Very light .

Options for new Laptop - 15" screen for US- Budget 2500 [R]

1 year, 10 months agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 22, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: 2500 total budget US purchase

  • 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, battery. 2in1 not necessary

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? weight/thinness are secondary to the performance/battery

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15 preferred, 14 minimum

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. photo and video editing, business applications, programming, multiple VMs. Programs include Adobe, Vegas Pro, Studio 1, visual studio, eclipse, etc.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? no real gaming

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Build quality, touch screen, keyboard(quality), good selection of ports. Prefer to have expand-ability for Memory and easy upgrade for SSD.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I have a surface pro for travel so I'm looking for a more robust system. I don't want a desktop as I may still bring this new laptop with me on travel depending on need.

1 year, 10 months agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 22, 2018

You can still get excellent build quality from a non-business grade laptop, you still can make excellent use of a regular laptop.

Since you're looking for touchscreen, how about the Huawei Matebook X Pro? It has:

  • i7-8550U 4-core processor

  • 16 GB of RAM

  • 512 GB SSD storage

  • 3K 13.9" touchscreen display (3000 x 2000)

  • MX150 2 GB graphics card

  • Weight of 2.9lbs and battery life up to 15 hours

The laptop runs Window 10 Home. The i7 processor + MX150 will be excellent for the uses you listed, while maintaining excellent portability.

If you're open to a non-touchscreen laptop, the Gigabyte Aero 15X has much beefier components, still with great build quality. 6-core processor + GTX 1070, which will be able to do everything you listed with ease.

Gaming laptop help $2200 or less. [R]

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 20, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $2200 or less (on amazon preferably) 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. Specifications with a decent battery life
  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Weight is important. I don't want to lug around a brick.
  • 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. Gaming mainly, a tiny bit of video editing.
  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Arma 3 (most important), AC, Witcher 3, Fallout, Hearts of Iron 4, Total War games. FPS near 60 on high-max settings if possible.
  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? SSD a good build quality and a decent keyboard. Most Importantly i want the screen to be well above average. This is the main reason i posted because i don't know what laptops have the best screens.
  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I travel for work (driving 3-10 hours) and spend nights in hotels 4-5 days a week. The screen has to be bright enough to use in a car and the weight is semi important.

Any Help is greatly appreciated.

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 21, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 MAX- Q GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, thunderbolt port, and it’s a little over your budget

Development and Light Gaming on Linux ($2,500 USA) [R]

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 19, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $2,500 max, 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 ideally, battery life as a close second.

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

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Good linux support is necessary

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 14-15in

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Primarily programming (.net, JS, elixir/erlang, rust. Several VMs at any given moment, including 1 Win10 vm.) Light gaming. Some game dev (Unity or Monogame). Photo Editing as well, though I primarily do this on my desktop.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? stardew valley, darkest dungeon, graveyard keeper, civ, etc.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Build Quality and good keyboard are important to me.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Currently somewhat torn between a T480/580, X1 Carbon, or an System76 Oryx Pro. Uncertain about *nix support for nvidia cards (optimus used to be a hurdle if I recall correctly.) Open to suggestions, willing to dual boot Windows for gaming/game dev if needed, but definitely want to stick with linux as my daily driver.

1 year, 10 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 21, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 MAX- Q GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, thunderbolt port, and it’s within your budget

Gaming laptop help $2200 or less. [R]

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 20, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $2200 or less (on amazon preferably) 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. Specifications with a decent battery life
  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Weight is important. I don't want to lug around a brick.
  • 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. Gaming mainly, a tiny bit of video editing.
  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Arma 3 (most important), AC, Witcher 3, Fallout, Hearts of Iron 4, Total War games. FPS near 60 on high-max settings if possible.
  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? SSD a good build quality and a decent keyboard. Most Importantly i want the screen to be well above average. This is the main reason i posted because i don't know what laptops have the best screens.
  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I travel for work (driving 3-10 hours) and spend nights in hotels 4-5 days a week. The screen has to be bright enough to use in a car and the weight is semi important.

Any Help is greatly appreciated.

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 20, 2018

For gaming at this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | MSI GS65 Stealth | PROSTAR Clevo P955ER --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750h GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 144Hz 15.6"" FHD IPS" "| 15.6"" FHD 120Hz 3ms" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB | 256 GB | 250 GB HDD | 0 | 0 | 1 TB Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.14 Lbs. | 4.73 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 5.5 Hrs. | 3 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 2250~2350$ | 1550~1650$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | Very light . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Decent battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . Pros | Great battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Very light .

>$2000 Laptop for university [R]

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 19, 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. good specs over battery life

How important is weight and thinness to you? Max weight around 3-4 kgs and must not take too much space on travel backpacks.

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

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

Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Moderate to some heavy gaming (Escape from Tarkov being the heaviest)

If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Would like to have Escape from Tarkov run on medium at 60 fps

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 and SSD

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

1 year, 10 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 19, 2018

For gaming at this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | MSI GS65 Stealth | PROSTAR Clevo P955ER --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750h GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 144Hz 15.6"" FHD IPS" "| 15.6"" FHD 120Hz 3ms" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB | 256 GB | 250 GB HDD | 0 | 0 | 1 TB Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.14 Lbs. | 4.73 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 5.5 Hrs. | 3 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 2250~2350$ | 1550~1650$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | Very light . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Decent battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . Pros | Great battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Very light .

PC gamer moving to Vietnam. $1500 - $2200 USD [R]

1 year, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 18, 2018
  • I definitely prefer the best specifications for the money. The main reason for making this post is that I'd like some advice re: which processor/graphics card I actually need based on my preferences.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? I don't care! This laptop will spend a lot of time in a backpack though so I am thinking that a 15" display instead of a 17" would make more sense, especially if I'm going to be hooking up a monitor and a keyboard for serious gaming sessions anyway.

    • Which OS do you require? Windows 10
  • Do you have a preferred screen size? 17" would be awesome but gaming laptops are already huge and like I mentoined already, this needs to fit in a backpack easily with the biggest, baddest water resistant case/sleeve I can find for it. If a 15" would make that easier, I can live with a smaller.

  • As the title implies, I will be gaming with this laptop. The question is, what specs do I actually need? I don't care about 4K gaming, just 60 fps on a 1080p screen is fine. The rig this laptop will replace is a little outdated: i5 6600 + a 3 gig 1060, so anything I buy will be an upgrade. The real question is, which card/processor should the laptop have? My thought is that a 1060 6 gb and an i7 should be enough, but maybe something with a 1070 would be worth the extra cash? Although like I said, I am not gaming in 4k. As long as I can hook this up to a 1080p monitor for longer gaming sessions, I'll be happy.

Any specific requirements: I want to proritize efficient cooling over slim size. A nice keyboard is a bonus but I'd be hooking up a mechanical keyboard for longer gaming sessions at my apartment.

While it would be nice to have a desktop and a less expensive laptop, I would rather kill two birds with one stone. I think the slow/cheap laptop would frustrate me and I don't want to build another PC in a developing country/have to deal with moving it around when I change locations, which will happen fairly often. Also, gaming while I am also working on business related stuff would be a lot of fun.

I am leaning towards an MSI raider, which goes for $1800 - $2200 on Newegg depending on the specs.

Thanks!

1 year, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 18, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 MAX- Q GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, thunderbolt port, and it’s a little over your budget.

Looking for suggestions for computing laptop (16g ram, decent gpu, decently fast cpu, decent battery life?, <2000$) [R]

1 year, 11 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 18, 2018

I haven't looked at laptops in a while so I don't even know if this is possible.

I would like something with 16g ram and decently fast cpu (6+ cores?) with a gpu that can run >5 tflops fma with >5g memory with a couple hours battery life (?). I don't really want the fastest gpu since I would like to run stuff that can survive a trip to and from my dorms. Somewhere around the range of a GeForce 1070 is fine, non-Nvidia chips also fine.

Hate carrying heavy things so <5lbs ideally, might be wishful thinking.

Looking at this for now: https://www.amazon.com/Zephyrus-i7-8750H-Military-Grade-Customizable-GX531GS-AH76/dp/B07G5Z9H8R/ref=sr_1_15?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1537284939&sr=1-15&refinements=p_n_feature_seven_browse-bin%3A3012497011

Thanks.

1 year, 11 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 18, 2018

For gaming at this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | MSI GS65 Stealth | PROSTAR Clevo P955ER --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750h GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 144Hz 15.6"" FHD IPS" "| 15.6"" FHD 120Hz 3ms" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB | 256 GB | 250 GB HDD | 0 | 0 | 1 TB Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.14 Lbs. | 4.73 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 5.5 Hrs. | 3 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 2250~2350$ | 1550~1650$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | Very light . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Decent battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . Pros | Great battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Very light .

PC gamer moving to Vietnam. $1500 - $2200 USD [R]

1 year, 11 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 18, 2018
  • I definitely prefer the best specifications for the money. The main reason for making this post is that I'd like some advice re: which processor/graphics card I actually need based on my preferences.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? I don't care! This laptop will spend a lot of time in a backpack though so I am thinking that a 15" display instead of a 17" would make more sense, especially if I'm going to be hooking up a monitor and a keyboard for serious gaming sessions anyway.

    • Which OS do you require? Windows 10
  • Do you have a preferred screen size? 17" would be awesome but gaming laptops are already huge and like I mentoined already, this needs to fit in a backpack easily with the biggest, baddest water resistant case/sleeve I can find for it. If a 15" would make that easier, I can live with a smaller.

  • As the title implies, I will be gaming with this laptop. The question is, what specs do I actually need? I don't care about 4K gaming, just 60 fps on a 1080p screen is fine. The rig this laptop will replace is a little outdated: i5 6600 + a 3 gig 1060, so anything I buy will be an upgrade. The real question is, which card/processor should the laptop have? My thought is that a 1060 6 gb and an i7 should be enough, but maybe something with a 1070 would be worth the extra cash? Although like I said, I am not gaming in 4k. As long as I can hook this up to a 1080p monitor for longer gaming sessions, I'll be happy.

Any specific requirements: I want to proritize efficient cooling over slim size. A nice keyboard is a bonus but I'd be hooking up a mechanical keyboard for longer gaming sessions at my apartment.

While it would be nice to have a desktop and a less expensive laptop, I would rather kill two birds with one stone. I think the slow/cheap laptop would frustrate me and I don't want to build another PC in a developing country/have to deal with moving it around when I change locations, which will happen fairly often. Also, gaming while I am also working on business related stuff would be a lot of fun.

I am leaning towards an MSI raider, which goes for $1800 - $2200 on Newegg depending on the specs.

Thanks!

1 year, 11 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 18, 2018

For gaming at this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | MSI GS65 Stealth | PROSTAR Clevo P955ER --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750h GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 144Hz 15.6"" FHD IPS" "| 15.6"" FHD 120Hz 3ms" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB | 256 GB | 250 GB HDD | 0 | 0 | 1 TB Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.14 Lbs. | 4.73 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 5.5 Hrs. | 3 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 2250~2350$ | 1550~1650$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | Very light . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Decent battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . Pros | Great battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Very light .

Less than savvy, myself - Looking for a damn fine VR Laptop [R]

1 year, 11 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 17, 2018

I'm not a hardware guy at all. I'm pretty new to PCs in general. Anyway, I'm working on a VR-based business venture. When pitching to potential clients, I will often need to be able to demo a standing room VR experience in their offices, while sacrificing as little quality as possible. The desktop is outta the question for this. This means I need a bad bitch of a laptop.. I'm also looking for more obscure brands or gaming brands so some of these clients don't think "oh a dell? you just need a regular computer? I'll just buy and run this myself." The form is filled out below.

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

$2000-$2500 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.**

eh, nothing coming to mind

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

Somewhat important. I will be taking it to other peoples offices

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

windows

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

15 will work, but hoping for 17

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

VR gaming

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

fuggin crysis at 145 - GTX 1080, baby.. (right?)

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

again, its for VR, so all of that stuff I suppose.

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

Thanks for looking out.

1 year, 11 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 18, 2018

For gaming at this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | MSI GS65 Stealth | OMEN X HP 17 --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Quad core 7th Gen I7-7850HK GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1080 Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 144Hz 15.6"" FHD IPS" "| 120Hz 17.3"" FHD IPS" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB | 256 GB | 256 GB HDD | 0 | 0 | 1 TB Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.14 Lbs. | 10.7 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 5.5 Hrs. | 3 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 2250~2350$ | 1950~2150$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | Very light . | One of the best bang for the money in the market. Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Decent battery life . | A full GTX 1080 for a great gaming exprince Pros | Great battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . "| A great 17.3"" screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play ."

USA, around 2.5k. Currently looking at the Sager 8955-S. Looking for any advice or other suggestions. [R]

1 year, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 17, 2018

Total budget and country of purchase: USA. Around $2,500 although if i can get the specs for less that is obviously preferable.

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 the money. Will normally be used plugged in so battery life is not a big deal but it would be nice if it could pull a couple hours on lighter tasks. Classic laptop form factor (not 2 in 1).

How important is weight and thinness to you? I don't care that much about thinness but i will be carrying it around a bit so it can't be a complete brick.

Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows 10 (preferably pro). May dual boot Linux later.

Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Around the 15.6 inch point.

Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Various IDEs and compilers. Blender, Unity, Photoshop, and various other creative software both 2d and 3d. Light CAD use. Occasional Gaming.

If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I don't game very often but would like the option of playing a range of different games. I don't care if i can't play at max settings or the most high end modern games.

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

Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. As stated in the title I am currently interested in the Sager NP8955-S (Clevo P955ER) but would like input from the community on whether this will meet my needs or if there are better options out there. I would like to have a 6 core processor and from what I can tell the 8750H seems to be the one to go with.

1 year, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 17, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 MAX- Q GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, thunderbolt port, and it’s within your budget.

USA, around 2.5k. Currently looking at the Sager 8955-S. Looking for any advice or other suggestions. [R]

1 year, 11 months agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 17, 2018

Total budget and country of purchase: USA. Around $2,500 although if i can get the specs for less that is obviously preferable.

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 the money. Will normally be used plugged in so battery life is not a big deal but it would be nice if it could pull a couple hours on lighter tasks. Classic laptop form factor (not 2 in 1).

How important is weight and thinness to you? I don't care that much about thinness but i will be carrying it around a bit so it can't be a complete brick.

Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows 10 (preferably pro). May dual boot Linux later.

Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Around the 15.6 inch point.

Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Various IDEs and compilers. Blender, Unity, Photoshop, and various other creative software both 2d and 3d. Light CAD use. Occasional Gaming.

If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I don't game very often but would like the option of playing a range of different games. I don't care if i can't play at max settings or the most high end modern games.

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

Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. As stated in the title I am currently interested in the Sager NP8955-S (Clevo P955ER) but would like input from the community on whether this will meet my needs or if there are better options out there. I would like to have a 6 core processor and from what I can tell the 8750H seems to be the one to go with.

1 year, 11 months agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 17, 2018

Since your budget is a bit higher, you should get the Gigabyte Aero 15X which has the same specs as the 15W but has a stronger GPU, the GTX 1070 Max-Q. It is a very strong, portable laptop that also has decent battery life. 3D/2D rendering will be great with the high end graphics card. The build quality is very good. You can buy a cheap copy of Windows 10 Pro if you need it. Linux shouldn't be hard to add as well.

Looking for a new laptop [R]

1 year, 11 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 16, 2018

Well my Alienware 17 has gotten the 8 beeps from hell and it’s pretty old so I’m looking for a new laptop. I’m in an architecture program so I’ll need something that can runs revit cad and do higher end renderings. I also game on the side and have some pretty substantial AAA titles in my library. What are some of your recommendations for a good workhorse/ gaming laptop. Price isn’t an issue to an extent since I see it as an investment for school, work and for gaming as well.

Thanks!

1 year, 11 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 16, 2018

I don't think you get portability with a 17.3" laptop if you want portability I would advise you to check those

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | MSI GS65 Stealth | PROSTAR Clevo P955ER --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750h GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 144Hz 15.6"" FHD IPS" "| 15.6"" FHD 120Hz 3ms" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB | 256 GB | 250 GB HDD | 0 | 0 | 1 TB Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.14 Lbs. | 4.73 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 5.5 Hrs. | 3 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 2250~2350$ | 1550~1650$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | Very light . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Decent battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . Pros | Great battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Very light .

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1 year, 11 months agoSept. 16, 2018

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1 year, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 16, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 MAX- Q GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, thunderbolt port, and it’s within your budget

Looking for a recommendation on a laptop which handles light gaming [R]

1 year, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 14, 2018

Basically, I am moving to Europe and will be computerless for several months while my rig is relocated to my new home. I will be using that in Europe when it arrives, and it plays games great, but I want something which:

  • Travels OK (weight 6 lbs or less)
  • Plays WoW and other less demanding titles decently - looking for discrete graphics.
  • Doesn't sound like a jet
  • Can be a refurbished or cpo style buy, needs to be able to be serviced in EU.

Some examples I've been looking at are the XPS 9570 and the Dell G7 15.

Edit: Form below:

  • Total budget and country of purchase: Buying in the US. Anywhere from $1000-$2500. Looking for 'bang for buck' longterm, as I am anticipating a lot of trips home.

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. 2 in 1 would be nice to have, but more concerned with a decent battery / specs combo.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Preferably under 6 lbs, under 5 would be rockin'.

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15.6 or smaller.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Light gaming: World of Warcraft, Fortnite, Elder Scrolls Online, that sort of thing. No photo editing or CAD

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Medium settings @ 1080p are acceptable to me provided I'm around 60 FPS.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Machine needs to be serviceable in EU though bought in US. The machine will be traveling so build quality is important - I discounted the MSI GS65 Stealth because of how poorly built the palmrest felt. The Blade 15 or XPS 15 is the gold standard, IMO, if that helps.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I'm not against buying a refurbished, recertified, open-box or pre-owned machine if it helps move the dollar along and it remains serviceable in the EU.

Thanks for the advice!

1 year, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 16, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 MAX- Q GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, thunderbolt port, and it’s within your budget.

Looking for a High End Portable Gaming Laptop for College [R]

1 year, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 13, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: US under $2800,

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

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Light weight is prefereble, though not at all 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" would probably be too big since I desire portability

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. I intend to run Shotcut for videos, Dolphin, use streaming services, and play modern games

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? -Cuphead, GMod, Dolphin Netplay @60FPS, perhaps Overwatch

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? quality and durability would be nice, as well as a solid battery life for casual use

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I've had a Lenovo G70 for the past 5 years, and needless to say, it's not really holding up. The main issue with it is the graphics, as it can't reliably handle OpenGL. I want something that I can take from class to class on campus but also have a good video editing, streaming, and gaming experience on. Something that's worth the high amount of money I'm willing to spend on it. Thank you.

1 year, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 15, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 MAX- Q GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, thunderbolt port, and it’s within your budget

Looking for a ultrabook powerhouse. [R]

1 year, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 13, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $2500 USD (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. I'd prefer a great battery, thin & light form factor, and good specs.
  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Very important!
  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Will be mainly using Windows but will need to dual-boot Linux.
  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 14"-15"
  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. I'll be doing some photo editing (no heavy rendering), programming, and will be running games for spectating purposes not playing. (development/server management stuff)
  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (at least 30fps, like I said I'm not actually playing)
  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Would prefer an edge to edge screen, a good keyboard for 12+ hours of typing a day and a larger touchpad.
  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. You guys know more than me when it comes to laptops. But I work in e-sports so I have long days of typing, having games running in the background, and constant use. I would like something that's not going to melt and something that won't die if I need to run from rack to rack running diagnostics.
1 year, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 15, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 MAX- Q GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, thunderbolt port, and it’s within your budget

Looking For Help Finding A Laptop (Details Inside) [R]

1 year, 11 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 14, 2018

Total budget and country of purchase: My budget is $2,500 and my country of purchase is the USA.

Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? A 2-in-1 would be nice, but it is not a requirement. I prefer good battery life, portability, and good specifications. Here's what I'm interested in specification wise:

Screen: 13 inches - 15.6 inches

Resolution: 1080p / 4K with 60+ Hz Refresh Rate

sRGB: 95%+

Adobe RGB: 80%+

Touchscreen: Yes

RAM: 16GB+ (Upgradeable)

Hard Drive: 256GB+ SSD (Upgradeable)

CPU: Intel Core i5 and Above

GPU: Discrete GPU / NVIDIA 1060 or Above

USB 3.0: 2+

USB C: 1+ (Thunderbolt If Possible)

Ethernet: Yes

HDMI: Yes

DisplayPort / Mini DisplayPort: Yes

Wireless: 802.11 ac

Battery Life: 6 Hours+

OS: Windows

How important is weight and thinness to you? I don't mind some weight, but the laptop needs be thin enough to slide into my backpack and bring with me everywhere.

Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? Yes, I do. I plan on running the Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, Audition) and AutoCAD.

If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? Call of Duty, Witcher. Rainbow 6, Fortnite, Xbox Sync. I would like run these games at a comfortable 60 frames per second.

Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Aside from what I mentioned above, reliable build quality would be nice. Also, a decent webcam.

Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I'm not interested in a Surface Product.

Thank you for the help!

1 year, 11 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 15, 2018

For gaming at this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4K4P | MSI GS65 Stealth --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite UHD IPS" "| 144Hz 15.6"" FHD IPS" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB | 512 GB | 256 GB HDD | 0 | 0 | 0 Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.14 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 7 Hrs. | 5.5 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 2400~2500$ | 2250~2350$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | A great UHD screen with perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | Very light . Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Decent battery life . Pros | Great battery life . | Great battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince .

Looking for a High End Portable Gaming Laptop for College [R]

1 year, 11 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 13, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: US under $2800,

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

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Light weight is prefereble, though not at all 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" would probably be too big since I desire portability

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. I intend to run Shotcut for videos, Dolphin, use streaming services, and play modern games

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? -Cuphead, GMod, Dolphin Netplay @60FPS, perhaps Overwatch

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? quality and durability would be nice, as well as a solid battery life for casual use

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I've had a Lenovo G70 for the past 5 years, and needless to say, it's not really holding up. The main issue with it is the graphics, as it can't reliably handle OpenGL. I want something that I can take from class to class on campus but also have a good video editing, streaming, and gaming experience on. Something that's worth the high amount of money I'm willing to spend on it. Thank you.

1 year, 11 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 14, 2018

For school and gaming in this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | MSI GS65 Stealth | Acer Predator Triton 700 --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Quad core 7th Gen I7-7700HQ GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1080 Max Q Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 144Hz 15.6"" FHD IPS" "| 15.6"" FHD 120Hz 3ms" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 32 GB SSD | 512 GB | 256 GB | 512 GB HDD | 0 | 0 | 0 Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.14 Lbs. | 5.4 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 5.5 Hrs. | 1.5 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 2250~2350$ | 2650~2750$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | Very light . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Decent battery life . | The GTX 1080 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . Pros | Great battery life . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | Very light for a GTX 1080 .

Looking for a High End Portable Gaming Laptop for College [R]

1 year, 11 months agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 13, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: US under $2800,

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

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Light weight is prefereble, though not at all 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" would probably be too big since I desire portability

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. I intend to run Shotcut for videos, Dolphin, use streaming services, and play modern games

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? -Cuphead, GMod, Dolphin Netplay @60FPS, perhaps Overwatch

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? quality and durability would be nice, as well as a solid battery life for casual use

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I've had a Lenovo G70 for the past 5 years, and needless to say, it's not really holding up. The main issue with it is the graphics, as it can't reliably handle OpenGL. I want something that I can take from class to class on campus but also have a good video editing, streaming, and gaming experience on. Something that's worth the high amount of money I'm willing to spend on it. Thank you.

1 year, 11 months agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 13, 2018

You can still get a light, portable laptop that is 15.6", for example the Gigabyte Aero 15X which has extremely thin bezels which makes the footprint a lot smaller. The Gigabyte Aero 15X is one of the only laptops that will be great for the uses you listed. It will run modern games easily at high-max settings. It is very well built and durable. General use for college won't be a problem either. It is also very light, only 4.6lbs for a gaming device.

Looking for Best gaming laptop ($7000 budget) [R]

1 year, 11 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 11, 2018

Hello everyone,

Unfortunately I have not been gaming much as my PC I have not touched for 2 years, it's just collecting dust and the specs suck now.

My work laptop is an XPS 13, it cannot run shit.... So I am now looking for a second laptop I can bring with me during business trips so I can game in the Hotel, flight or public places where I do my work.

I have been looking for an Alienware 17 R5, I slapped it with the best specs and it's only around $4000, is there anything better? Thank you!

1 year, 11 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 13, 2018

For gaming at this price range and considering the weight for traveling I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | PROSTAR Clevo P955ER | Acer Predator Triton 700 --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750h | Quad core 7th Gen I7-7700HQ GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1080 Max Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 15.6"" FHD 120Hz 3ms" "| 15.6"" FHD 120Hz 3ms" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 32 GB SSD | 512 GB | 250 GB | 512 GB HDD | 0 | 1 TB | 0 Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.73 Lbs. | 5.4 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 3 Hrs. | 1.5 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 1550~1650$ | 2650~2750$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | The GTX 1080 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . Pros | Great battery life . | Very light . | Very light for a GTX 1080 .

Deciding on a gaming laptop [R]

1 year, 11 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 11, 2018

r/razerSupport Deciding on a laptop-Razer, Triton, Zephyrus, Alienware, etc. u/my1st66mustang I am at a crossroads that go in many directions as far as Laptops go, my current laptop is a Aorus x7 v6 dt and I would like to transition into something better because the hinge on my current one broke and the design looks poor. The list of Laptops that I'm looking at is: -Razer Blade Pro 2017 (gtx 1080 4K version) -Triton 700 -ASUS Zephyrus (gtx 1080 mq) -Alienware 17 r4 (gtx 1080 i7-7820hk) -Aero 15x v8 (FHD 144Hz) -MSI GS65 (i7 8th gen gtx 1070mq)

These are the main ones I'm looking at. The Razer Blade Pro I'm looking at has a 1TB ssd and the seller had it for a year, says that there is no physical damage as well as no issues with it, the price for it is $1800. I've heard bad things about Razer's laptops especially one with these specs and want to know if I'm in the clear since it was used for a year without issues.

I heard that the triton 700 almost matches the RBP's clock speeds and is lighter, also I heard much better things about this laptop.

I heard the zephyrus isn't built that well and has lower clocks than the triton.

I've had a great experience with customer support from alienware and heard that their Laptops have a way better cooling solution compared to Razer, alienware just seems like a older design and is fairly bulky.

Regarding the Aero 15x and GS65, I am contemplating getting a device for battery as I'm in college but this isn't a deal breaker, however their reviews look to be very good compared to the rest.

Thank you for reading this post, I'd appreciate any and all advice.

1 year, 11 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 13, 2018

For gaming at this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | PROSTAR Clevo P955ER | Acer Predator Triton 700 --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750h | Quad core 7th Gen I7-7700HQ GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1080 Max Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 15.6"" FHD 120Hz 3ms" "| 15.6"" FHD 120Hz 3ms" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 32 GB SSD | 512 GB | 250 GB | 512 GB HDD | 0 | 1 TB | 0 Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.73 Lbs. | 5.4 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 3 Hrs. | 1.5 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 1550~1650$ | 2650~2750$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | The GTX 1080 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . Pros | Great battery life . | Very light . | Very light for a GTX 1080 .

[US, $2800, 15"+] IoT developer looking to upgrade [R]

1 year, 11 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 12, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $2800, 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. Prefer good battery life and best specifications.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Weight and thinness not terribly important, but high construction quality is important (will be used heavily and traveled with daily for 4 years minimum.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. No OS required, flexibility a plus. Currently triple boot Mac, Ubuntu, and Windows, and will keep access to all three regardless of laptop choice.

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

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Data visualization and image processing using various development and analysis tools, some off the shelf and some home-built. No intense gaming though.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? No needs for gaming on laptop.

  • 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, fast startup and read/write, and staying fast and responsive during heavy multitasking (for instance, at some point every week I simultaneously have several dozen chrome tabs open alongside your average software/firmware development tools, web development/server hosting, data visualization or analysis tools, and standard office productivity tools.) Inputs should be good enough for a non-picky person to become comfortable with and trust not to break over heavy use. Display quality is important as well as size, as again I am a heavy multitasker and will at many times only have one screen to work on. Would strongly prefer options that have long battery life.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Taking master's level CS courses in data science, machine learning, embedded systems, and IoT. As said, the most important thing is speed and responsivity during multitasking and data analysis and visualization. I can offload tasks which would take more than 10 minutes for a typical laptop to perform, either to AWS or my home desktop. I mainly care about speed when using close-to-real-time development or analysis tools.

1 year, 11 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 12, 2018

For working in this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | PROSTAR Clevo P955ER | Dell Inspiron --- |---- |---- |--- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750h | Hexa core 8th Gen I5-8300H GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1060 Max Q Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 15.6"" FHD 120Hz 3ms" "| IPS 15.6""" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 8 GB SSD | 512 GB | 250 GB | 128 GB HDD | 0 | 1 TB | 1 TB Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.73 Lbs. | 5.7 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 3 Hrs. | 4.5 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 1550~1650$ | 950~1050$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | One of the best bang for the money in the market. Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | The GTX 1060 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and good gaming exprince . Pros | Great battery life . | Very light . | Decent battery life .

Looking for a gaming laptop with a high refresh rate screen and at least a GTX 1060 ($2300 USD, USA) [R]

1 year, 11 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 11, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $2300 USD, 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 and future proof.
  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Thinness isn't so important as weight is as I'll be using one laptop for college as well as gaming.
  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows
  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15.6" is preferable but 17.3" is acceptable
  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Gaming is probably what it would be used for most though I do intend to go into engineering in college so programs like Solidworks and AutoCAD are likely to be used on here as well.
  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I'm a fan of strategy games like the Total War series as well as Paradox's grand strategy games like Stellaris and EU4. I have a few friends who play games like Warframe (which I know nothing about as of right now so I can't say anything about its graphics), ARK survival evolved, and PUBG. I also like World of Tanks and War Thunder. I would like to play these games near high or better. 60 FPS minimum is preferable.
  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? A screen that is at least 120Hz, and I suppose build quality would be nice to have.
  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I'm unlikely to upgrade this laptop for quite a long time as I'm used to gaming on significantly worse computers, which is why I'm okay with spending $2000 with an absolute maximum of $2300. The games as well as the programs listed are generally very CPU intensive so I was thinking that one of the 8th gen i7s would be very nice to have since I won't be replacing this laptop for a long while. I originally decided on the HP Omen 15 (1060 6GB, i7 8750H for 1200 on Amazon) but figured I could probably find a 120Hz laptop with a 1070 though I don't really know where to begin. I guess what I really want at the end of the day is an i7, 1070, and a 120Hz screen and not much else. Any help is appreciated, and I apologize for any ramblings.
1 year, 11 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 12, 2018

For gaming at this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | GIGABYTE Aero 15W v8-BK4 | Acer Predator Helios 300 2018 --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1060 | GTX 1060 Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 144Hz 15.6"" FHD IPS" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB | 512 GB | 256 GB HDD | 0 | 0 | 0 Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.62 Lbs. | 5.5 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 8.5 Hrs. | 3.5 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 1950~2050$ | 1150~1250$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | One of the best bang for the money in the market. Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | The GTX 1060 should be enough for CAD work and good gaming exprince . | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . Pros | Great battery life . | Great battery life . | The GTX 1060 should be enough for CAD work and good gaming exprince .

HP OMEN 15 (2018) or Lenovo X1 Extreme [R]

1 year, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 10, 2018

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

$2000-$2500 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.**

Would prefer if it's not a 2 in 1. Best Specification for the money > good battery.

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

It would be all purpose laptop so will be carrying around with me everywhere. Don't mind weight upto 2.5 - 3.0 kg. Anything more will become difficult to carry everyday.

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

I use linux as my daily driver but use Windows to play games so I will dual boot. Need a laptop that will be able to run linux smoothly.

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

14-15.6

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

Gaming. Witcher3, Assasins Creed Origins, Other AAA titles.

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

Games I mentioned above. Should be able to run around 60 FPS for medium or high settings. Don't really care about ultra settings.

* **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 really important.

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

Looking for a laptop that would last for around 4 years. I should be able to use an eGPU may be after two years to continue to game.

I am considering these two laptops HP Omen 15 (2018 model) and Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme

HP Omen comes with configuration (i7-8750H, GTX 1070 MaxQ, 32GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 512 SSD) and 3 years warranty, Costs $2020 (due to discount by HP)

Lenovo X1 Extreme is released this month hence it's costly and no review is available but with similar configuration and 3 years warranty will go upto $3000.

Should I wait for Lenovo to reduce the price or go with HP?

Thank you in advance for your suggestions.

1 year, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 12, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 MAX- Q GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, thunderbolt port, and it’s within your budget.

Looking for quality gaming laptop, concerned about thermals [R]

1 year, 11 months agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 11, 2018

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

Up to ~$2500 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.**

Best performance (strong gaming laptop)

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

Not very, but I want it to at least fit in my backpack

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

Windows

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

15.6 inch

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

Yes, lots of gaming (MOBA, RTS, some RPG)

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

Starcraft II, Heroes of the Storm, Assassin's Creed, High+ 60+ FPS, but I'd also like to be able to handle future games as well.

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

N/A

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

I've done a decent amount of research on this, and I think I specifically would like:

-15.6'' screen

-8th gen i7 CPU

-GTX 1070 GPU (not Max-Q)

-16GB RAM

-120+hz display

-256GB SSD

There's several options I'm looking at currently with these specs or similar, specifically the ASUS ROG Zephyrus M, ROG Strix Scar II, Aorus x5 v8, and MSI GE63 Raider, among others. My main concern here, which is hard to find concrete facts on, is thermals and throttling. I've ruled out some others, like the Razer Blade and MSI GS65 Stealth, for this reason. My current laptop, a Dell XPS 15, gets very hot under even light loads and throttles heavily, so I've had to undervolt it and keep processes to a minimum just to run games on low settings. I'd like my new machine to be able to handle extended gaming sessions at decent settings without seeing 90+ c temps or throttling, preferably without having to repaste or undervolt it myself. Would a thicker laptop handle this significantly better? I've also considered the MSI Titan, but this one is a little bulky for my tastes. I'll be using this mostly on AC power, so I'd be content with 3-4 hours of battery life. I'd love some more input on the machines I mentioned, and possibly also suggestions for other ones to consider.

Thanks!

1 year, 11 months agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 11, 2018

I think it is a bit too soon to not consider a GTX 1070 Max-Q, it runs cooler and uses less power. According to NotebookCheck, the MSI GS65 should not throttle on regular use, same case with the Gigabyte Aero 15X.

For your use, a GTX 1070 Max-Q will be fine and will still be fine for games in the future. The two laptops I mentioned, the MSI GS65 Stealth Thin and Gigabyte Aero 15X, are great laptops to consider, they are below your budget.

Laptop that runs like a destop (any recommendations?) [R]

1 year, 11 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 10, 2018

I’ll be needing a laptop soon and i cant really decide. I need it to run fast and be able to handle lot of the programs. I’ll be using it for games but also for programs like photoshop, blender etc. so yeah it needs to run like a destop. I can spend max 2300 dollar on it, since I’ll be using it for at least 4-5 years.

1 year, 11 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 10, 2018

For gaming at this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | PROSTAR Clevo P955ER | Acer Predator Helios 300 2018 --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750h | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1060 Screen "| 144Hz 15.6"" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS" "| 15.6"" FHD 120Hz 3ms" "| 144Hz 15.6"" FHD IPS" Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB | 250 GB | 256 GB HDD | 0 | 1 TB | 0 Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.73 Lbs. | 5.5 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 3 Hrs. | 3.5 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 1550~1650$ | 1150~1250$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | One of the best bang for the money in the market. Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . Pros | Great battery life . | Very light . | The GTX 1060 should be enough for CAD work and good gaming exprince .

Looking for advice on buying high end thin gaming laptop (x-post r/LaptopDeals) [R]

1 year, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 9, 2018

Looking to buy a gaming laptop in the near future. Looking for thin, powerful, and will last me 4-5 years. I will mainly be using it with external keyboard and mouse desktop style. But I want to be able to travel with it and not worry too much about damaging it. I would like to know if anyone knows if there will be a new gen of laptops release and if I should wait. I assume laptops with Nvidia's 2080 will release next year at the earliest so I don't want to wait for that.

List of laptops I'm interested in below ranked by how much I like them:

1.ROG Zephyrus GX501

  • Has everything I want. 1080, 144hz screen, 8750h processor. Equipped with a nice heating (nice heating in terms of laptop cooling) and thunderbolt 3 in case I want to run eGPUs in the future. 5lbs and 1 year warranty. 16GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM (top speed out of the 4).

  • Only cons are the thick bezel (not too picky on this one) and a whooping price tag of $2,700.

  1. MSI P65 Creator 8RF-450US (white edition)
  • Great overall. Has 1070, 144hz, and usual 8750h processor. Looks pretty decent at 4lbs and has 1 year MSI warranty. Bezel is very thin and overall the laptop looks clean (only thing screaming gamer is dragon logo in case I brought it in the office). Has great reviews on Amazon after I read through a few. Amazing 32GB DDR4 2400 MHz (double the others but slightly slower speed)

  • Cons are that it is only a 1070 and I worry because I want to hit 144 fps consistently on low-medium settings for games such as CSGO, Destiny 2, and Fortnite. Great price at $2,300 compared to the others though.

  1. Razer Blade 15
  • Beautiful laptop. Honestly, the reason I want it so much is because the laptop looks amazing and the thin bezel makes the screen look so much better imo. 144hz screen and 8750h processor. RAM is 16GB at 2666MHz and 4.5lbs.

  • Cons are that it runs a 1070 max q which is weaker than 1070 and imo doesn't help heating that much.. a gaming laptop like this will usually be hot. The price is insane because of the "razer tax" ($2,600 with only 1070 max q). Terrible reviews on Amazon, from light bleeding to bad power supply. I worry about this especially because Razer's support is doo doo.

  1. GIGABYTE Aero 15X
  • Decent looking laptop with 144hz, 8750h, and 1070 at a good price of $2,200. Good reviews on Amazon weighting at 4.5lbs. Cons comes with bloatware which is only an annoyance to get rid of. 16GB of RAM 2666 MHz. 2 Year warranty!

  • Cons - Laptop looks the worst out of the 4 design wise (imo of course), don't know too much about GIGABYTE but their 2 year warranty is nice. Some complaints about laggy mouse/keyboard

I would like to hear your guy's insights on these laptops as I'm currently learning for the ROG (1080 GTX is beautiful) or more bang for my buck with the MSI. I am also seriously considering other opinions such as waiting for the next releases of laptops and eGPUs for the future. Although I'm not sure how many years I can use a 8750H processor with eGPUs.

Other info - Screen size doesn't matter, 13-17 is fine. From the US (+1) and budget is $2,000+ but looking to get a decent deal. All laptops will need to push 144 fps on a 1440p monitor. I will play games on low-medium for 144fps and games on ultra for 60 fps.

Links to laptops:

(ROG) - https://www.amazon.com/Zephyrus-8th-Gen-IPS-Type-i7-8750H-Processor/dp/B07BP9LSVS/ref=pd_sbs_147_10?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07BP9LSVS&pd_rd_r=d9a65d66-b41d-11e8-8742-1712fd196554&pd_rd_w=OlTzH&pd_rd_wg=x1Mgw&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=0bb14103-7f67-4c21-9b0b-31f42dc047e7&pf_rd_r=YKMEG8ZD09SV97DGPVHJ&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=YKMEG8ZD09SV97DGPVHJ

(MSI) - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GXY31QS/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza

(Razer) - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D37VBVD/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza

(GIGABYTE) - https://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-Aero-15X-v8-BK4-Anti-Glare/dp/B07BSXCCHK/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

1 year, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 10, 2018

Out of those options, I would go with [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 MAX- Q GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, and thunderbolt port.

Looking for advice on buying high end thin gaming laptop (x-post r/LaptopDeals) [R]

1 year, 11 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 9, 2018

Looking to buy a gaming laptop in the near future. Looking for thin, powerful, and will last me 4-5 years. I will mainly be using it with external keyboard and mouse desktop style. But I want to be able to travel with it and not worry too much about damaging it. I would like to know if anyone knows if there will be a new gen of laptops release and if I should wait. I assume laptops with Nvidia's 2080 will release next year at the earliest so I don't want to wait for that.

List of laptops I'm interested in below ranked by how much I like them:

1.ROG Zephyrus GX501

  • Has everything I want. 1080, 144hz screen, 8750h processor. Equipped with a nice heating (nice heating in terms of laptop cooling) and thunderbolt 3 in case I want to run eGPUs in the future. 5lbs and 1 year warranty. 16GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM (top speed out of the 4).

  • Only cons are the thick bezel (not too picky on this one) and a whooping price tag of $2,700.

  1. MSI P65 Creator 8RF-450US (white edition)
  • Great overall. Has 1070, 144hz, and usual 8750h processor. Looks pretty decent at 4lbs and has 1 year MSI warranty. Bezel is very thin and overall the laptop looks clean (only thing screaming gamer is dragon logo in case I brought it in the office). Has great reviews on Amazon after I read through a few. Amazing 32GB DDR4 2400 MHz (double the others but slightly slower speed)

  • Cons are that it is only a 1070 and I worry because I want to hit 144 fps consistently on low-medium settings for games such as CSGO, Destiny 2, and Fortnite. Great price at $2,300 compared to the others though.

  1. Razer Blade 15
  • Beautiful laptop. Honestly, the reason I want it so much is because the laptop looks amazing and the thin bezel makes the screen look so much better imo. 144hz screen and 8750h processor. RAM is 16GB at 2666MHz and 4.5lbs.

  • Cons are that it runs a 1070 max q which is weaker than 1070 and imo doesn't help heating that much.. a gaming laptop like this will usually be hot. The price is insane because of the "razer tax" ($2,600 with only 1070 max q). Terrible reviews on Amazon, from light bleeding to bad power supply. I worry about this especially because Razer's support is doo doo.

  1. GIGABYTE Aero 15X
  • Decent looking laptop with 144hz, 8750h, and 1070 at a good price of $2,200. Good reviews on Amazon weighting at 4.5lbs. Cons comes with bloatware which is only an annoyance to get rid of. 16GB of RAM 2666 MHz. 2 Year warranty!

  • Cons - Laptop looks the worst out of the 4 design wise (imo of course), don't know too much about GIGABYTE but their 2 year warranty is nice. Some complaints about laggy mouse/keyboard

I would like to hear your guy's insights on these laptops as I'm currently learning for the ROG (1080 GTX is beautiful) or more bang for my buck with the MSI. I am also seriously considering other opinions such as waiting for the next releases of laptops and eGPUs for the future. Although I'm not sure how many years I can use a 8750H processor with eGPUs.

Other info - Screen size doesn't matter, 13-17 is fine. From the US (+1) and budget is $2,000+ but looking to get a decent deal. All laptops will need to push 144 fps on a 1440p monitor. I will play games on low-medium for 144fps and games on ultra for 60 fps.

Links to laptops:

(ROG) - https://www.amazon.com/Zephyrus-8th-Gen-IPS-Type-i7-8750H-Processor/dp/B07BP9LSVS/ref=pd_sbs_147_10?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07BP9LSVS&pd_rd_r=d9a65d66-b41d-11e8-8742-1712fd196554&pd_rd_w=OlTzH&pd_rd_wg=x1Mgw&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=0bb14103-7f67-4c21-9b0b-31f42dc047e7&pf_rd_r=YKMEG8ZD09SV97DGPVHJ&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=YKMEG8ZD09SV97DGPVHJ

(MSI) - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GXY31QS/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza

(Razer) - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D37VBVD/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza

(GIGABYTE) - https://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-Aero-15X-v8-BK4-Anti-Glare/dp/B07BSXCCHK/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

1 year, 11 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 9, 2018

For gaming at this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | Acer Predator Triton 700 | PROSTAR Clevo P775TM1-G --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Quad core 7th Gen I7-7700HQ | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8700K GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1080 Max | GTX 1080 Max Screen | 144Hz 15.6" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS | 15.6" FHD 120Hz 3ms | 17.3" 4K Ram | 16 GB | 32 GB | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB | 512 GB | 256 GB HDD | 0 | 0 | 1 TB Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 5.4 Lbs. | 8.6 lbs Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 1.5 Hrs. | 1.5 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 2650~2750$ | 2850~3050$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | A great 4K 17.3" screen perfect for photo and video editing . Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | The GTX 1080 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | The GTX 1080 Max Q should be enough for CAD work, a great gaming exprince and perfect rendering time . Pros | Great battery life . | Very light for a GTX 1080 . | A desktop level CPU for any CPU intensve tasks .

Engineering student looking for a laptop, have qn about what kind of gpu for solidworks and multi monitor [R]

1 year, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 6, 2018

* **Total budget and country of purchase:** Willing to go to S$3000 and above, but hoping closer to S$2000. Note Don't go by exchange rate, they aren't usually accurate. For reference, acer predator helios 300 with 1060, 8750H, 16GB and 144hz is 2689, Nitro 5 with 1060,8750H, 8GB is 1698, Apex-15(ie the eluk mech-15 g2) with 1060, 8750H, 16GB and 144hz is 2500, Gigabyte aero 15W with 1060, 8750H, 16GB and 144hz is 3050. All sale prices

* **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 would prefer a big battery but considering i will be using engineering software the Cpu would probably have to be a H processer and battery life would be affected. Either way definitely not the super small battery

* **How important is weight and thinness to you?** Would greatly prefer a light laptop, Thickness isn't that important if it means better cooling

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

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

* **Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.** Will want to run Solidworks and CAD and photoshop, maybe some causal gaming here and there but nothing intensive

* **If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?** Just casual titles, none of those "benchmark games", mainly smaller indie titles and some mobas

* **Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?** 1980-1080HD screen, preferably >60hz but i will run a external moniter. Min 16gb ram, thinking of i7-8570h since i believe i need the horsepower and U-processer won't cut it.(Correct be if im wrong). GPU will be discussed below. Needs to be well-built and easy to maintain since i plan to use for at least 4+ years

* **Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.** So i don't think i will be gaming much, so no need for super fantastic GPU, and if i did i am willing to just consider a egpu sinc i don't plan to game outside. My question is regarding cad and solidworks, and multimonitor setups. I will be doing 3d modelling with multiple parts. Is a 1050 sufficient for school use? I would consider a egpu with a quadro if necessary but quadro seems like overkill for school. I just need to be able to use SW and CAD in school comfortably. At home, i plan to have a multi-moniter setup with min 1 extra screen. Would i need a powerful GPU for that? And again should i go for a egpu, cause if i understand egpu they are still bottlenecked. Also just double checking do i need a H chip or is U sufficient, cause from what ive read the difference between U and H is night and day regarding performance. I plan to use the laptop for at least 4 years, so a powerful chip and gpu now will be adequate in the future.

1 year, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 8, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 MAX- Q GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, thunderbolt port, and it’s within your budget.

[USA]: Laptop for Video Editing / CPU-intensive Tasks | $2.5-$3K Budget [R]

1 year, 11 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 6, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: I want to keep it at around $2,500, but willing to spend up to $3,000 if the additional $500 is worth it.

  • 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 the money, while maintaining a sleek look.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? The weight has to be reasonable as I'll be traveling around, and will be using this laptop as an everyday carry. Too thin of a laptop feels flimsy to me.

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Minimum of 15 inches. 17 is preferred, but 15 will be doable.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. I'll be using this laptop for video editing and casual gaming. Some notable programs I'll be running are Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, HandBrake, and OBS.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? No video games in particular, but I want to at least be able to run most demanding games in the future.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? The build quality is important to me. I don't want a laptop that feels flimsy.

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

I want a laptop with amazing specs that doesn't look like a pile of junk. A laptop with a sleek design; something that I can carry around in public without feeling awkward.

MSI GS65 Stealth THIN-068: I like the specs and sleekness of the laptop, but the orange colorway puts me off. And it also seems a bit overpriced.

Alienware 17 R5: Build quality is superb, and I actually like the RGB colors. The only downside for me is the inferior CPU & heavy weight.

Dell XPS 15 4K: I like the conservative look. Has a lovely sleek design, but the specs aren't that great. I want the laptop to last without the feeling of needing to upgrade down the line.

Surface Book 2: My friend has this laptop, but he's been experiencing issues technical difficulties (GTX 1060 switching to the integrated graphics).

MacBook Pro: Obviously, this laptop is known for their build quality and branding, but the specs are inferior for the money. I'd only consider buying one if there's a MacBook Pro that can run demanding games.

Please list your recommendations as I'm desperate, and I want to make sure I purchase the perfect laptop for me. In exchange for your help, I'll buy the laptop through your referral link. Thanks!

1 year, 11 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 7, 2018

For CPU intensive work in this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | PROSTAR Clevo P775TM1-G | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4K4P --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8700K | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1080 Max | GTX 1070 Max Q Screen | 144Hz 15.6" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS | 17.3" 4K | 15.6" Pantone X-Rite UHD IPS Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB | 256 GB | 512 GB HDD | 0 | 1 TB | 0 Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 8.6 lbs | 4.62 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 1.5 Hrs. | 7 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 2850~3050$ | 2400~2500$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | A great 4K 17.3" screen perfect for photo and video editing . | A great UHD screen with perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | The GTX 1080 Max Q should be enough for CAD work, a great gaming exprince and perfect rendering time . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . Pros | Great battery life . | A desktop level CPU for any CPU intensve tasks . | Great battery life .

[USA, ~$3,000 Max] Software Dev Looking to leave 2016 Macbook Pro w/touchbar [R]

1 year, 11 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 6, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: No real budget, looking for under or around $3,000

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Likely best specs, I've been used to the performance and style of Macbooks (until recent iterations...) but I'm open to something like a surface book 2 style tablet/laptop.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Pretty important, don't want to be carrying a giant looking gaming laptop with a power brick the same as another laptop.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Done with Mac, loved the OS and the unix access however I'm open to windows/linux

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15 inch is the sweet spot for me

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. I game quite a bit on my desktop pc but gaming on the go would be handy as well.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Just want games to run well, not looking for ultra/epic settings but smooth (something like a GTX 1070 ish level of performance)

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Being used to the macbook track pad and keyboard I'd love a laptop that has an excellent touchpad experience along with a decent feeling (and reliable..) keyboard. I'd like at least a more recent generation i7 and at least 16gb of ram, and a 512gb SSD (smaller here would be fine as long as it's upgradable). I'm also worried about I/O, I use my current MPB closed at my desk with my 3 monitors so I'd like to continue having 3 monitors if possible.

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

I'm a software engineer by day (Go, Nodejs, React, C# to name a few) and am considering switching to windows/Linux for that work, I've not used the WSL much in windows but find the docker integration on windows funky and likely will either run a Linux VM or just dual boot (not sure here just yet.. It's going to be tough).

Also a little concerend moving fully to linux for software dev type stuff as my past experiences (granted over a decade ago) running Linux on a laptop was a wonderful experience of driver incompatibilities and touchpad / screen issues. Ideally I'd like to stick windows possibly since I've always found the UI and general experience of linux distros to be less than smooth/enjoyable. Overall I'm just really really tired of the constant issues I have with Mac OS and the hardware in general (random reboots after sleep, garbage performance for no reason sometimes, no actual USB ports.....)

Looking forward to having a mobile gaming laptop to take to friends house when we have Lan-parties instead of always lugging my desktop and monitor around.


Here are some of the laptops I've considered:

  • Latest 2018 15" Razer Blade 1080p 144hz, gtx 1070
  • Microsoft Surfacebook 2

I want something that has similar build quality to the MBP / Razer.

Appreciate any input, or anyone that's going/gone through the same thing!

1 year, 11 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 7, 2018

For gaming at this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | Acer Predator Triton 700 | PROSTAR Clevo P955ER --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Quad core 7th Gen I7-7700HQ | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750h GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1080 Max | GTX 1070 Max Q Screen | 144Hz 15.6" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS | 15.6" FHD 120Hz 3ms | 15.6" FHD 120Hz 3ms Ram | 16 GB | 32 GB | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB | 512 GB | 250 GB HDD | 0 | 0 | 1 TB Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 5.4 Lbs. | 4.73 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 1.5 Hrs. | 3 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 2650~2750$ | 1550~1650$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | The GTX 1080 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . Pros | Great battery life . | Very light for a GTX 1080 . | Very light .

[USA]: Laptop for Video Editing / CPU-intensive Tasks | $2.5-$3K Budget [R]

1 year, 11 months agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 6, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: I want to keep it at around $2,500, but willing to spend up to $3,000 if the additional $500 is worth it.

  • 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 the money, while maintaining a sleek look.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? The weight has to be reasonable as I'll be traveling around, and will be using this laptop as an everyday carry. Too thin of a laptop feels flimsy to me.

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Minimum of 15 inches. 17 is preferred, but 15 will be doable.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. I'll be using this laptop for video editing and casual gaming. Some notable programs I'll be running are Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, HandBrake, and OBS.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? No video games in particular, but I want to at least be able to run most demanding games in the future.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? The build quality is important to me. I don't want a laptop that feels flimsy.

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

I want a laptop with amazing specs that doesn't look like a pile of junk. A laptop with a sleek design; something that I can carry around in public without feeling awkward.

MSI GS65 Stealth THIN-068: I like the specs and sleekness of the laptop, but the orange colorway puts me off. And it also seems a bit overpriced.

Alienware 17 R5: Build quality is superb, and I actually like the RGB colors. The only downside for me is the inferior CPU & heavy weight.

Dell XPS 15 4K: I like the conservative look. Has a lovely sleek design, but the specs aren't that great. I want the laptop to last without the feeling of needing to upgrade down the line.

Surface Book 2: My friend has this laptop, but he's been experiencing issues technical difficulties (GTX 1060 switching to the integrated graphics).

MacBook Pro: Obviously, this laptop is known for their build quality and branding, but the specs are inferior for the money. I'd only consider buying one if there's a MacBook Pro that can run demanding games.

Please list your recommendations as I'm desperate, and I want to make sure I purchase the perfect laptop for me. In exchange for your help, I'll buy the laptop through your referral link. Thanks!

1 year, 11 months agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 6, 2018

Like star said, you should consider the Gigabyte Aero 15X, its sleek design and low weight while maintaining strong components is a big charm. The laptop runs Windows 10 Home. This laptop will be extremely useful and will not go irrelevant for a long time.

About the MSI GS65; the specs and sleekness is great, but I think you're looking at an overpriced listed. Take this white-style MSI GS65 Stealth Thin, it has very similar components as the $3,000 one you listed, minus SSD space. But it is hundreds of dollars cheaper.

Help me choose a gaming laptop under 2000$, USA [R]

1 year, 11 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 6, 2018

I live in SEA but I'll be going to the USA by the end of sept and was thinking of buying a gaming laptop since there's a huge difference of price here compare to the US. I have googled several laptops and was choosing between all the lowest model of Razer Blade 15, MSI GS65 Stealth Thin, Asus Zephyrus S and GIGABYTE Aero 15x.

  • 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 specification

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Somewhat 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 inches

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

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? N/A

  • 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 and sound quality

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I'll be using the laptop for many years especially in med school. Which of the four is better? And can i upgrade the parts of the laptop?

1 year, 11 months agoThe_Adviser100 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 6, 2018

For programing at this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 | PROSTAR Clevo P955ER | Acer Predator Helios 300 2018 --- |---- |---- |---- CPU | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750h | Hexa core 8th Gen I7-8750H GPU | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1070 Max Q | GTX 1060 Screen | 144Hz 15.6" Pantone X-Rite FHD IPS | 15.6" FHD 120Hz 3ms | 144Hz 15.6" FHD IPS Ram | 16 GB | 16 GB | 16 GB SSD | 512 GB | 250 GB | 256 GB HDD | 0 | 1 TB | 0 Weight | 4.62 Lbs. | 4.73 Lbs. | 5.5 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. | 3 Hrs. | 3.5 Hrs. Price | 2250~2350$ | 1550~1650$ | 1150~1250$ Pros | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | A great screen with 120hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . | One of the best bang for the money in the market. Pros | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | The GTX 1070 Max Q should be enough for CAD work and a great gaming exprince . | A great screen with 144hz perfect for photo and video editing and a nice game play . Pros | Great battery life . | Very light . | The GTX 1060 should be enough for CAD work and good gaming exprince .

Programming/Gaming/VM Host Laptop. Up To $3000 United States. [R]

1 year, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 4, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $3000 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. Best specifications for the money

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not really a factor though thinner would be preference but I'm willing to sacrifice for compiling power and cooling.

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

  • 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 will be running multiple instances of Visual Studio along with VirtualBox. Sometimes running Windows 2016 Server and CentOS at the same time.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I don't plan on gaming, but it would be nice to be able to play Doom or Sniper Elite 4 on it.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? If it has a finger-print reader, that would be good. If I'm going to pay high dollar, I'm going to expect build quality to be the same. Being a coder I am going to need a good keyboard.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I'm not into the multi-colored keyboards or flashy lights. If I could get two SSDs or M2 drives that would be great. Visual Studio loves SSDs.

1 year, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 5, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 MAX- Q GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, thunderbolt port, and it’s within your budget.

Programming/Gaming/VM Host Laptop. Up To $3000 United States. [R]

1 year, 11 months agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 4, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $3000 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. Best specifications for the money

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not really a factor though thinner would be preference but I'm willing to sacrifice for compiling power and cooling.

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

  • 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 will be running multiple instances of Visual Studio along with VirtualBox. Sometimes running Windows 2016 Server and CentOS at the same time.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I don't plan on gaming, but it would be nice to be able to play Doom or Sniper Elite 4 on it.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? If it has a finger-print reader, that would be good. If I'm going to pay high dollar, I'm going to expect build quality to be the same. Being a coder I am going to need a good keyboard.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I'm not into the multi-colored keyboards or flashy lights. If I could get two SSDs or M2 drives that would be great. Visual Studio loves SSDs.

1 year, 11 months agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 4, 2018

For a stronger GPU than the one shopineer listed, how about the Gigabyte Aero 15X? It has the same components but a GTX 1070 8 GB Max-Q graphics card which will be a great improvement in games as well as other graphically intensive software. The build quality is excellent. This laptop has a large NVMe SSD which is the faster SSD.

My poor Lenovo Yoga 720 getting replaced! [R]

1 year, 11 months agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 2, 2018

* **Total budget and country of purchase:** $3k, 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.** Best specification, BUILD QUALITY

* **How important is weight and thinness to you?** Not a big deal honestly, I work in bed, or on a picnic table at the park, when not at my desk

* **Which OS do you require? Linux or MacOS

* **Do you have a preferred screen size? 15 Inches or larger, please no 12's or 13's.

* **Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.** I'm coding, but I'm impatient as hell. I want Atom or VS Code to open instantaneously, I want my react projects to build in seconds. NVMe!

* **If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?** If I game, it's Screeps, not hardcore.

* **Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?** BUILD QUALITY, Raw speed, high resolution. I'll buy a 1080p machine if I have to.

* **Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.** I came to this community, and walked away happy to be buying a Lenovo Yoga 720 15" IKB model. It's dented, and I barely bumped it both times. The aluminum is ruined in both places, sharp on the corner damage. The NVMe DIED 5 days before my warranty ended, and without argument, the 8 minute call to tech support had them sending a tech out to replace it (Nightmare, the guy grabbed the battery cable with metal needlenose pliers and there were sparks!). I'm typing this on the Lenovo, but I'm replacing it in the next few months, I need to dump a laptop into the padded pocket in my backpack, and not worry about it getting destroyed. My old 2012 Macbook Pro took all my beatings with some scratches, but NO DENTS. I'm open to suggestions but strongly feeling either a student discount 2018 Macbook Pro, or a Razer blade 15. I'm going to post similar posts in /r/Linux, /r/razer asking about the Linux compatibility of the Razer Blade 15, and the build quality.

1 year, 11 months agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 2, 2018

Hey,

How about the Gigabyte Aero 15X? There is a 1080p and 4K version. 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 and battery life up to 10 hours

This laptop runs Windows 10 Home, but you can dual boot Linux. The SSD is NVMe. Any games will run great. The laptop is very well built. Any modern game will run well. It has an aluminum chassis.

Here is a link to the 4K model.

Here is a link to a model with more RAM/storage.

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin vs. Razer Blade 15 [R]

1 year, 11 months agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 1, 2018

Hi everyone, I am in the market for a new gaming laptop and I've narrowed it down to the MSI GS65 Stealth Thin or the Razer Blade 15. Any suggestions? What are some advantages and disadvantages of both?

Budget - $3000 Country - USA Usage - Hardcore Gaming Laptop

1 year, 11 months agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 1, 2018

Hey,

In addition to star's comparison, another laptop in this range that is very comparable is the Gigabyte Aero 15X, it has similar specs. 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 and battery life up to 10 hours

This laptop has excellent build quality and thin bezels. Games will run excellently.

Looking for a gaming ultrabook that is sleek and dependable [R]

1 year, 11 months agoAug. 31, 2018

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1 year, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 1, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 MAX- Q GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, and thunderbolt port.

Seeking .net dev partner (laptop) [R]

1 year, 11 months agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 1, 2018

This post coming from student who is just out of post-secondary and has currently limited hardware knowledge so forgive me if I say something straight up dumb 😅. Ultimately I have lined up some nice work building a .net Web app but I'm tired of not being able to work away from the desk.

I need a solid laptop with windows that would ideally last at least 3-4 years. Would love something that's snappy fast and run beasts like visual studios like a dream and not get bogged down by multiple open programs, browser tabs, or virtual desktops. I would like to be able to emulate mobile devices for development as well. I tend to dislike touch pads so i'd likely just bring a mouse around with me so Bluetooth (I guess if that's not standard) would be enjoyable. As I work remotely I usually have a larger headset for discord calls but if the laptop has decent mic it would save me some bag space. Nice screen size is always appreciated; i've been previously building off a large iMac for 6 years so i've been a little spoiled. If I had a workstation at home or work with multiple monitors it'd be nice to beable to hook up into those as well or at least hdmi or something out to one larger monitor. Honestly not super aware what other devs do for their needs. I unfortunately work in a company where I am THE sole dev in a rural non tech town. 😂😂😂

Thanks for reading this and thanks for your interest to help! I'll hoping to travel to the city next weekend and purchase one instore or just order online or what have you. I'll be taking these recommendations very very seriously 😂 budget wise I'm unsure. My thought process is that if it's meant for work and is actually dependable I should be able to spare quite a bit - like 3-4k? If it's more and will last I'll definitely consider splurging harder 😊

1 year, 11 months agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 1, 2018

Hey,

I don't think you need to spend $3000 for a device for programming.

How about the Gigabyte Aero 15X? It has:

  • i7-8750H 6-core processor

  • 16 GB of RAM

  • 512 GB SSD storage

  • GTX 1070 8 GB Max-Q graphics card

  • 1080p 144Hz 15.6" display

  • Weight of 4.6lbs and battery life up to 10 hours

This laptop will be great for creation and gaming. The laptop runs Windows 10 Home. This device will last several years and be relevant for a long time. The strong processor should be great for any heavy processor work. The laptop has Bluetooth. There is a miniDP and HDMI to output into a monitor,

Looking for a gaming ultrabook that is sleek and dependable [R]

1 year, 11 months agoAug. 31, 2018

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1 year, 11 months agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 31, 2018

Hey,

The closest device I could find is the Gigabyte Aero 15X, it has:

  • i7-8750H 6-core processor

  • 16 GB of RAM

  • 512 GB SSD storage

  • GTX 1070 8 GB Max-Q graphics card

  • 1080p 144Hz 15.6" display

  • Weight of 4.6lbs and battery life up to 10 hours

The laptop runs Windows 10 Home. Gaming and development should work well on this device. The games you listed should run at max settings or close. It appears to have all of your extra specifications, but I cannot confirm the type of WiFi.

Laptop for Media Production Program starting this fall [R]

2 years agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 30, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: ~$2500 max; 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 specifications

  • 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

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Adobe Premiere Pro; multiple DAWs

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Fallout 76; 60fps

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

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. The laptops the program recommended were Dell XPS 15, Alienware 17 R4, HP Zbook, Asus Zen Book but I also wanted to reach out here too. I haven't bought a new laptop in years (I work in audio production with a 2012 MBP), but I figure I'd treat myself to a super laptop PC this time and over-prepare. They also specifically recommended a laptop instead of a desktop since a few of our assignments may be mobile.

2 years agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
July 30, 2018

Hey! I would recommend a different laptop than what you already listed.

I recommend this Gigabyte Aero 15X for $2300, which has the i7-8750H 6-core processor, 16 GB of RAM, 512 GB SSD, GTX 1070 graphics card, and 144Hz 1080p panel. This GPU will be able to run Fallout 76 very well. The CPU should be able to run Adobe Premiere Pro very well. This is a very powerful laptop that weighs only 4.6lbs and battery life is up to 10 hours.

Best <$2500 laptop for graduate school [R]

2 years agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 30, 2018

I am a graduate student in biomedical engineering and recently won an academic fellowship that includes a $2500 allowance for a new computer. I am constantly moving around and am certain that I want a laptop. Additionally, I do not keep any of the money remaining after I purchase a laptop, so I am not incentivized to cheap out or go significantly under the $2500 allowance. Therefore, my goal is to buy a laptop for just around $2000 (to cover tax and a warranty) that will best suit my needs. My needs will include analyzing tens of millions of data points and writing programs to perform basic statistical tests and linear/nonlinear regressions while running other programs in parallel. However, most of the laptops I keep seeing in reviews within the ~$2000 price range are gaming laptops with beastly graphics cards (e.g. the Gigabyte Aero 15x, MSI gs65, etc.). While I think it would be awesome to be able to play high-quality graphics games and enjoy gaming, I would find it slightly irresponsible of me to buy a "gaming" laptop for a fellowship intended to fund scientific research. My question, then, is: Are gaming laptops also the best laptops in general for general use? If not, why do I find that the best "business use" laptops in the price range (e.g. Lenovo Thinkpad X1) seem to have comparable to slightly-worse specs (the lenovo thinkpad x1 for example seems to be missing the hexacore processor that the Aero 15x has and does not have a dedicated graphics card). What is being sacrificed in the transition from $2500 "business" laptop to $2500 "gaming" laptop? Thanks in advance!

2 years agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
July 30, 2018

The "business" laptop sacrifices components in order to create a very durable product. But even with a decently built gaming laptop, the components are likely to become irrelevant before the laptop even breaks down.

I'd recommend getting a $2500 "gaming" laptop over a business laptop in this case because you're going to be doing a lot of CPU intensive tasks, which I think the i7-8750H found in high end gaming laptops will be great at. Additionally, the GPU may become useful in the future (engineering may require it!).

Therefore, I recommend the Aero Gigabyte 15X for $2300, which has the i7-8750H 6-core processor I mentioned before, 16 GB of RAM, 512 GB SSD, GTX 1070 Max-Q, and a 144Hz 1080p panel to top it all of. It weighs 4.6lbs and has a battery life of up to 10 hours.

If $2000 is a must, then you can opt for the GTX 1060 version for $2000.

Video Editing/Gaming/College Laptop [R]

2 years agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 28, 2018

* **Total budget and country of purchase:** - Budget is around $2000-2300 USD.

**Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Battery life, don't need a 2 in 1, best specifications.

**How important is weight and thinness to you?**- Does not matter at all.

**Which OS do you require? Window.

**Do you have a preferred screen size? N/A

*Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming?* Video Editing- Premiere and After Effects heavy editing, using as college laptop as well, moderate to heavy gaming(pubg, smite, etc).

**If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Just any general games I would like to run around max graphics or at least reccomended easily. Games include Smite, PUBG, Assassins Creed, Red Dead.*

**Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?** No touch screen, possibly only a wireless mouse

- * **Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.** I would like the build of the laptop to look professional and not a Razer type gaming laptop.

2 years agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
July 29, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 MAX- Q GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, thunderbolt port, and it’s within your budget.

Looking for high performance, not sure if MacBook or high-end Windows is best... [R]

2 years agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 28, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Budget is pretty much anything (open to financing too), in the 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, but build quality is also very important.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Fairly important.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Assuming Windows, open to Mac if it's a smart choice.

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

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. I'm not sure how often I'll game but if I do it'll be high intensity like Final Fantasy XV. Otherwise, music production.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Final Fantasy XV is the big one (if gaming that is). No spec request.

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

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Basically I need a good laptop for myself. I have a work laptop with my new job but I want something that would be fun and usable. Day-to-day tasks should be lightning quick with a convenient form factor and weight.

The main question I'm wondering is if the new MacBook Pro lineup is at all smart. If it is, gaming isn't a concern. If it isn't, then I'd be looking for something that could also game since at the MBP pricepoint I might as well get something that would satisfy that need.

Overall, the software I'd like to run is some work software and Logic X on Mac or FL Studio/Ableton on Windows.

2 years agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
July 29, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 MAX- Q GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, and thunderbolt port.

Looking for a work+ gaming laptop [R]

2 years agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 28, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $2300 and 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. Great battery life. Do not need 2 in 1.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? I travel frequently and would like a laptop on the lighter scale.

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

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

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Work related programs- file maker, Microsoft Office programs, and outlook. Also gaming occasionally.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I play RTS, RPG, and rocket league. I would like to play at highest settings possible.

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

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I currently have a surface book 1 and is starting to run too slow. I would like to connect this laptop to 34" ultra wide at work. I would like thunder bolt connection not sure if it is a must since I'm not sure about how the connection works.

Thanks

2 years agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
July 29, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 MAX- Q GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, thunderbolt port, and it’s within your budget.

Laptop for grad school studying comp engineering [R]

2 years agoJuly 23, 2018

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2 years agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
July 23, 2018

If you want an well rounded laptop (able to game + good performance for school activities), then I recommend the Gigabyte Aero 15X, with the i7-8750H 6-core processor, 16 GB of RAM, 512 GB SSD, 1080p 144Hz display, and GTX 1070 Max-Q. It weighs 4.6lb and has a battery life of 10 hours. Great combination of gaming performance and general college use.

Razer 2018 vs. Macbook 2018 [R]

2 years agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 23, 2018

Mainly looking to just edit/use adobe suite. Maybe light gaming but nothing too intensive. Been with apple for a while but started seeing the bad reviews for the new laptop and wondering if i should make the switch over to a pc. Any feedback si appreciated.

thanks for your time

2 years agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
July 23, 2018

I personally know that the Gigabyte Aero 15X is a major competitor to the Razer Blade. Maybe you would like to consider it. It has the i7-8750H 6-core processor, 16 GB of RAM, 512 GB SSD, 144Hz 1080p display, and GTX 1070 Max-Q graphics card. The display should be very accurate, great for editing. The CPU should be able to handle editing great.

Portable 15.6" laptop for programming occasional gaming to 2.5k$ [R]

2 years agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 22, 2018

Laptop will almost always be plugged to my own peripherals and monitor so I don't need great built-in display or keyboard.

I'm looking for something fairly portable, if possible with at least gtx1060, doesn't need to last a long time on battery and something that doesn't look like alienwares/predators ie. not too hard on the gamer aesthetics.

I was considering MBP and dual boot, but I don't think the radeon is good enough for gaming.

* **Total budget and country of purchase:** 2.5k$ 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, decent battery
* **How important is weight and thinness to you?** fairly important
* **Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux.** Windows/linux
* **Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.** 15.6 or less
* **Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.** occasional gaming
* **If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?** N/A
* **Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?** good build quality, not gamer-y look
* **Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.** N/A

2 years agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
July 22, 2018

First laptop that comes to mind is the Gigabyte Aero 15X, a very popular high end laptop that haves a nice neutral design.

Here is a link on Amazon. It has an i7-8750H 6-core processor, 16 GB of RAM, 512 GB SSD, 1080p 144Hz display, and GTX 1070 Max-Q. You can probably dual boot by adding another drive or partitioning the SSD. It has a 10 hour battery life and it weighs 4.bs.

Need Help In Deciding On What To Spend On A Laptop (Details Inside) [R]

2 years agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 21, 2018

Hey ya'll,

So I need a little advice on purchasing a laptop. Basically I have about 2.2/2.4k to spend (more or less, less is always better but I'll get to that). So as of this month my 10 year old macbook is starting to slow down and die. I recently started studying data analytics and have been doing all my coding from my desktop at home, because the load times on my laptop make it super time prohibitive to do anything (it's old as hell and everything stutters). So basically I need a new laptop. Here's where the advice comes in.

I'm not sure if I should spend more on a better gaming laptop (Razer 15 or similar for high end, MSI GX63 for mid, or Acer nitro for low end, or even lower end if I'm just using it for grad. descent, and more linear computation, etc... and then I can just remote desktop into my PC) and then spend the rest on upgrading my PC (I have a R390, 8350, and a 15 yr old monitor) and getting a better at home rig (waiting on next gen graphics cards, buying a new CPU, switching from AMD>Nvidia, and getting a new monitor).

I'm honestly just not sure which would be a more effective value, and if it's worth getting a gaming laptop if I could instead just get a cheaper laptop for work/study stuff and focus the rest on a PC, or if I should just get a better laptop since I need one anyways and then wait on upgrading the PC until a later date. Financially I'm doing fine, but I'd definitely prefer to min/max my spending since having access money means more for savings/trips etc...

Thanks for the advice, and I appreciate ya'll.

2 years agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
July 21, 2018

I agree, the Gigabyte Aero 15X would be a great laptop that would suit your needs. Here is a link to it on Amazon

Best mid range to top gaming laptop 2018 [R]

2 years agotechstar2000 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 21, 2018

Hi there all! I'm new to this and need advice on which laptop to buy.

So here's my research so far and think I've narrowed it down, but let me know what you guys think. It's between the Asus GL504 Strix Scar, Razer Blade 15, or MSI GS65 w/1070 max-Q.

I need to have a 1070gtx card max-q 0r regular version that Asus offers. Good thermals, decent screen and 120-144 refresh rate IPS panel.

Razer has crappy customer service I heard, and that scares me. Asus hasnt been great either but had them in the past and lasted me a awhile. MSI I have no clue.

Any help would be great and much appreciated. I'm not a fanboy to any company and just need something to game on the go and do my youtube channel with streaming.

2 years agotechstar2000 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
July 21, 2018

The Prostar above will perform similarly to the systems you mentioned above and of course is much lower in price... If great battery life is a necessity, this GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 would be a great pick that provides the perfect balance between a light weighted system, great performance and battery life.

Looking for a laptop for casual gaming and 3D+Video work [U.S. ~$2500] [R]

2 years agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 21, 2018

I'm currently looking for a computer to step up to from a 2014 MacBook Pro. I've been using a decent PC that I built up till a few months ago, but I've moved since, and I'm looking for a laptop that can work as a jack of all trades, in a way, at least for my uses. I've been looking at these laptops: Razer Blade 15, MSI GS65, Aorus X5, Aero X15, and the Asus Zephyrus GM501.

My problem is, they're all very similar, yet they all have different compromises. I'm on mobile, so I can't copy the form, I'll try to fill it out from memory:

Country of purchase: United States, New York

Budget: hoping to stay around $2000, but I'll work harder to save up to $2500-2800 if that's what it'll take to get the best option for me.

Priority of size and weight: I'm looking for a thin and light. In this category, the Razer Blade 15 is my favourite option. Preferably nothing heavier than 6 pounds.

Specific Productive Applications: I will be using the Adobe Creative Suite, Cinema 4D, and possibly more.

Specific Gaming: I'm really fine with a 1070 Max-Q. I don't mind playing at 1080p.

Important features: This is the tricky part. I'm looking for a really good display. I would love it if there was a 1440p display with good colours for graphic work, but I haven't been able to find something like that. 4K feels a bit excessive, but the screen real estate would be awesome at that resolution, although I wouldn't want it to sacrifice other things, or get to $3000. The thing kinda holding me back from the cheaper laptops from the list above is the display colours. I'd really love to not downgrade in that regard from the MacBook.

Importance of battery life: This is the other tricky part. If the laptop could switch to the Intel graphics (Nvidia Optimus) to provide good light-use battery life, that would be great. I'm trying to go for a light laptop so it can be used in a library for school work, and then flex it's muscles when it's work/game time. So a battery that lasts 3 hours when using a browser and Spotify is a bit of a deal breaker.

Thank you!

2 years agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
July 21, 2018

I would think that the Gigabyte Aero 15X would be a good fit. What do you not like about it? It appears that it has the full AdobeRGB colors.

Please Help Me Choose a Laptop for College [R]

2 years agotechstar2000 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 20, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: About $2500, but not a strict cap on budget. 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 don't care about the 2 in 1 form factor. I do want decent battery life and good value for my money.
  • How important is weight and thinness to you? I want it to be portable enough that I can carry it to class and other places without it feeling heavy. The more portable, the better.
  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. I prefer 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. Yes, I am hoping to do some gaming. I'm also going into engineering and I imagine that might involve some work on my laptop as well. I want to be able to play GTA V, Saints Row IV, Far Cry 5, Starcraft 2, Rainbow Six Siege, Fortnite, PUBG, Rocket League, Battlefield 1, The Witcher 3, Watch Dogs 2, Left for Dead 2, Garry's Mod, Crysis 3, Minecraft, and ARK: Survival Evolved.
  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I am gaming. I want to be able play GTA V, Saints Row IV, Far Cry 5, Starcraft 2, Rainbow Six Siege, Fortnite, PUBG, Rocket League, Battlefield 1, The Witcher 3, Watch Dogs 2, Left for Dead 2, Garry's Mod, Crysis 3, Minecraft, and ARK: Survival Evolved. I'm hoping to play them at the very least at medium settings and around 30 fps.
  • 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 like for it to have a good keyboard, good build quality, good cooling and an all metal body if possible.
  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I had a friend of mine tell me that I might be satisfied with a NVIDIA Max-Q laptop, but I'm open to all suggestions. I know that I am looking for a gaming laptop, but I would prefer not to have one of those gaming laptops that's super flashy and over-the-top with its design.

Thanks so much for the help gentlemen.

2 years agotechstar2000 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
July 21, 2018

You could get this model with the GTX 1070 MQ graphics card. It handles heavy load pretty well for a laptop with such slim form factor.

Please Help Me Choose a Laptop for College [R]

2 years agolegos45 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 20, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: About $2500, but not a strict cap on budget. 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 don't care about the 2 in 1 form factor. I do want decent battery life and good value for my money.
  • How important is weight and thinness to you? I want it to be portable enough that I can carry it to class and other places without it feeling heavy. The more portable, the better.
  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. I prefer 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. Yes, I am hoping to do some gaming. I'm also going into engineering and I imagine that might involve some work on my laptop as well. I want to be able to play GTA V, Saints Row IV, Far Cry 5, Starcraft 2, Rainbow Six Siege, Fortnite, PUBG, Rocket League, Battlefield 1, The Witcher 3, Watch Dogs 2, Left for Dead 2, Garry's Mod, Crysis 3, Minecraft, and ARK: Survival Evolved.
  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I am gaming. I want to be able play GTA V, Saints Row IV, Far Cry 5, Starcraft 2, Rainbow Six Siege, Fortnite, PUBG, Rocket League, Battlefield 1, The Witcher 3, Watch Dogs 2, Left for Dead 2, Garry's Mod, Crysis 3, Minecraft, and ARK: Survival Evolved. I'm hoping to play them at the very least at medium settings and around 30 fps.
  • 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 like for it to have a good keyboard, good build quality, good cooling and an all metal body if possible.
  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I had a friend of mine tell me that I might be satisfied with a NVIDIA Max-Q laptop, but I'm open to all suggestions. I know that I am looking for a gaming laptop, but I would prefer not to have one of those gaming laptops that's super flashy and over-the-top with its design.

Thanks so much for the help gentlemen.

2 years agolegos45 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
July 20, 2018

A laptop with really strong specs + good battery life is hard to come by. But the first laptop that comes to mind is the Gigabyte Aero 15X, which has a 6-core i7-8750H processor, 16 GB of RAM, 512 GB SSD, and the GTX 1070 Max-Q. It also has a beautiful 144Hz 1080p panel for smooth gaming. It has a battery life of up to 10 hours according to the Amazon page. It weighs only 4.6lbs. From my searches, this laptop can manage the heat but can get a tad loud, but this is still special today because so many 6-core laptops (not literally) start burning up at max load. This laptop is rather light for the beefy components it has. Lastly, it isn’t too flashy.

Best Laptop for a Gamer Going to College [R]

2 years agotechstar2000 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 17, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Around 1500 USD, 2000 USD is the absolute max.

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

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? It shouldn't be too heavy or thick. I am going to carry it to classes.

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

  • 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. I will be gaming. Bethesda games like Fallout 4 and Skyrim will probably be the most demanding.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Fallout 4 is probably the most demanding game I will play. I don't expect 60 fps ultra but not too low.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? I will be moving around a lot with it so it should be sturdy and have a nice resolution.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Again, this will be for college. It should be mobile but powerful. I will be watching videos a lot so the monitor resolution should be at least FHD. A laptop that I have looked into and meet my requirements would be a XPS 15. Any other laptops like this?

2 years agotechstar2000 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
July 17, 2018

If you could go to your max budget, you could get this Aero 15 which ticks just about all your boxes. It is very powerful ( great for gaming), light weighted, sleek and sexy, solidly built, has a wonderful display and importantly, has an outstanding battery life.

[USA][~$2000]Powerful Developer laptop [R]

2 years agotechstar2000 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 17, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: ~$2000 USA. My company is buying it so the price isn’t a HUGE deal just can’t go crazy

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. It’ll be a developer laptop so something powerful, 500GB+ SSD is a must for virtual machines. It also needs to have a docking station capability like HP and Dell have.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? If I go with a 13 inch I want it thin and light, if I decide on 15 I don’t really mind

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 13 inch option that is lightweight, 15 inch model that is very powerful.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. It’ll be a developer laptop so I’ll need to be able to create multiple virtual machines on it and it not be affected.

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

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Needs a docking station capability. Nice keyboard and screen resolution would be good for working remote without a docking station

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. HP or Dell preferred since that is what most of the office already has. Can’t be used. Just need a powerful developer laptop that’ll last awhile

2 years agotechstar2000 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
July 17, 2018

How about this GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 ? Very slim and light weighted, has an excellent battery life and at the same time, very powerful with a 6 core 8th gen CPU, 16 GB RAM, fast 512 GB SSD and even a dedicated graphics card.

Laptop for College, CAD software, and casual gaming [R]

2 years, 1 month agoJuly 12, 2018

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2 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
July 13, 2018

If you mean this then yessssss.

Best laptop screen apart from XPS [R]

2 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 6, 2018

Hey there, I want to know whats your choice of best laptop screens for photography and video editing (can be 1080p or 4k) that has good color reproduction and wide gamut (sRGB 100% or close).

XPS and Macs are the gold standard, what are the other options on the market?

Thanks!

2 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
July 7, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, thunderbolt port, lightweight, umber pad, and it’s within your budget

US $2500: Fastest Used laptop for the money without extra features [R]

2 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 5, 2018

Total budget and country of purchase: $2500, 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. Best specifications for the money

How important is weight and thinness to you? Not at all.

Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Does not matter

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.

Video Editing, photo editing, music production. FL Studio, Adobe Photoshop, Davinci Resolve

If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? No gaming

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

  • Fastest working laptop for the money without paying extra for screen, weight, battery life, gpu.
  • I don't need 4k or 2k display, faster CPU is preferred over screen resolution
  • Battery life does not matter
  • Don't need DVD or Blu ray drive
  • Not TN screen
  • SSD 128GB or more
  • 8GB RAM or more
  • HDD 500 GB or more
2 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
July 6, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, thunderbolt port, lightweight, umber pad, and it’s within your budget

Interested in buying a new gaming laptop - experts please help me! [R]

2 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 28, 2018

Hey guys I'm interested in getting into this whole computer gaming thing and a desktop is not an option it cost to much and I obsess over having the best components and it just is unrealistic financially. BUT, I have been looking into gaming laptops and I see although they're expensive I can afford the best, won't be able to eat next month but I'll survive off of roman noodles not a problem. Basically what I'm asking is assuming the laptop is around $3,000-$3,500 which I assume would probably be the "best of the best" what should I buy? I've looked into Alienware and there branding seems pretty cool do they utilize all the latest and greatest components? I don't want to buy something outdated, that would be fu**** stupid. Which brand do you guys prefer? Is there any gaming laptops that can outperform the maxed out Alienware? Thanks guys!!

2 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
June 29, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

MSi gs65 vs Razor blade 15 vs ASUS zephyrs [R]

2 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 27, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $3000

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Not a huge computer guy, battery won’t be a problem most of the time.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not at all

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. They all come with Windows, so windows I guess

  • 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. Yes, I plan to run Adobe after effects cc 2018, and possibly one or two games.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Not a huge pc gamer, fortnite and league of legends maybe?

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? No, nothing

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I’m just looking for somebody to help me decide, over heard they all have different problems, and I have some minor problems with each of them, (razor has a bad rep, MSi has some weird font for their keys, ASUS I heard was flimsy. I’m upgrading from a 2014 chrome book, so I’m sure I can get used to all these things.

2 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
June 28, 2018

If you are open to other option, I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, HDMI, number pad, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

Long lasting, all around laptop [R]

2 years, 1 month agotek_thetech_tap posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 28, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $3,000 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. 2-in-1, good battery life, and high specs all valued

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not terribly important (assuming all 15 inch machines are heavy)

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

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

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Yes, CAD, programming, and some gaming as well as lots of web surfing and videos.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? General modern AA games

  • 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 and trackpad appreciated.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I keep my laptops a long time, so I want something built well that will last. That goes for specifications too, I want something that will be usable for several years (including gaming). So far I have looked at the HP Spectre 15 (bought and returned due to poor quality), the Dell XPS 15 2-in-1, the Surface Book 2, the Macbook Pro, the Razor Blade 15 and the Huawei Matebook X Pro. I haven't been able try the Razor or Huawei in person. Reading reviews, it seems like all these systems have major downsides:

  • Surface Book - Initial quality, power supply, thermal throttling, cost

  • XPS 15 2-in-1 - Loud fan, short battery life

  • Huawei - Unproven brand, under-powered compared to others, not in stock anywhere

  • Macbook Pro - Horrible keyboard, expensive, no touch screen, obsolete specs

  • Razor - Thermals, noise, battery life, cost

2 years, 1 month agotek_thetech_tap posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
June 28, 2018

Have you checked out MSI GS65? Best buy has it for $1999 and the specs are actually pretty good https://www.bestbuy.com/site/msi-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1070-512gb-solid-state-drive-matte-black-with-gold-diamond-cut/6211741.p?skuId=6211741 Though it's not so maintenance friendly as the upgradeable components are below the keyboard, meaning you have to flip the motherboard around when you open the laptop from the bottom.

There's also Gigabyte Aero 15X for $300 more with identical specs as the GS65 I've linked ^^. One of the good things from the 15X is the UHS-II SD card reader, which allows you take full speed advantage from the UHS-II memory cards you might have without additional hardware. Battery is also bigger than GS65's (94Wh vs 80Wh) and it's way more maintenance friendly compared to GS65 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/ref=cmswrcpapa_kcknBbTSB2SGV

Looking for a thin/light gaming laptop recommendation. Not sure which brands to consider. [R]

2 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 27, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: USA, $2500 would be my absolute max for the perfect laptop, but that's really pushing it. I would prefer to keep it closer to $2000 or less.

  • 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 the money/size, good battery life a plus, but I'll likely be plugged in most of the time.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Very important, I'm looking for a portable gaming laptop, thinnest possible, under 5lbs.

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15.6" appears to be the best option for me.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Gaming, photo editing, graphics work. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom. Witcher III, Doom, FFXI, indie games, etc.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Would like to be able to run AAA titles at decently high settings, max settings not necessary.

  • 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 like good inputs and a full keyboard (with numpad). I'm reeeeaaally leaning toward a 4k display, and would like support for multiple displays.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I've been doing research on my own and I was leaning toward the Origin EVO15-S. It has all the specs I want and very thin and light for the configuration (0.7" and 4.3 lbs). I also like the low-key style as this would be something I work and game with. It's a bit pricey at $2278 with my configuration. I then read a few negatives about Origin, ranging from poor customer support to poor practices when building the laptops, making me question them as an option. On the other end, I looked at MSI GX63VR. It has similar specs, although quite a bit thicker and slightly heavier (1.08" and 4.85 lbs). It's also WAY cheaper, currently $1549 on newegg with a rebate. I'm not as keen on the style and size but it's over $700 cheaper... I have always been a desktop user, and have built my own PCs for the past 20 years. As such, I don't really know which companies and brands to consider and what to avoid. My current laptop is a MS Surface 3, which has been mostly used for browsing and light computing on the go. Lately I have been doing longer term travelling (I'm in Europe for school for 6 weeks at the moment) and my Surface is really making me hate everything right now. I can hardly do anything more strenuous than use excel and word. Photoshop and Lightroom are such a pain to run that I can barely get anything done there. Forget gaming. So that's why I'm in the market for a laptop. My current desktop is now just over 5 years old, but it's still mostly meeting my needs aside from portability. This laptop would be an upgrade, so I would likely be replacing it with the laptop. Any recommendations on brands and models would be much appreciated!

2 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
June 27, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, lightweight, number pad, and it’s within your budget

If you like 4K screen, I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSWCGJD/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) it has the same specs as the gigabyte aero that mentioned above besides it has 15.6 inch UHD IPS screen and it’s within your budget

[U.S.][$2400] Suggestions for a 15.6-20"+ sized laptop for use in school and gaming. [R]

2 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 26, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: U.S. - $2400

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Good battery life would be nice but Im not picky about either of these things.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? The only thing I'm really looking for weight wise is that I could put it in my backpack and carry it all day without much issue, and doesn't take an abundant amount of space.

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

  • 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. Most modern games, so for instance: DOOM, The Witcher III, Fallout New Vegas, Battlefield 4, Overwatch, etc.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I am looking for a laptop that can play The Witcher III at high settings.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Although I would need to use an optical drive, I already have an external one laying around so it is not a problem. Otherwise, as long as it has at least 1 USB port and a 3.5mm audio port.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. My previous computer:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD - FX-8350 4GHz 8-Core Processor$112.85 @ OutletPC
CPU CoolerCooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler$27.89 @ OutletPC
MotherboardMSI - 970A-G43 Plus ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard-
MemoryCrucial - Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory$74.89 @ OutletPC
MemoryCrucial - Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory$74.89 @ OutletPC
StorageWestern Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$43.90 @ OutletPC
Video CardEVGA - GeForce GTX 960 4GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card$200.00
CaseCorsair - SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case$39.99 @ Newegg
Power SupplyCorsair - CSM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply-
Optical DriveAsus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer$18.19 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network AdapterRosewill - RNX-N250PCe PCI-Express x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter$16.99 @ Amazon
MonitorAsus - VE278H 27.0" 1920x1080 Monitor$171.99 @ Amazon
MouseLogitech - G600 MMO Gaming Mouse Wired Laser Mouse$44.88 @ Amazon
HeadphonesLogitech - G930 7.1 Channel Headset$137.97 @ Newegg Marketplace
OtherBlue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone (Textured White)$69.00 @ Amazon
OtherHAVIT HV-KB366L LED Backlit Wired Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Blue Switches$60.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$1113.43
Mail-in rebates-$20.00
Total$1093.43
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-26 22:46 EDT-0400

Currently looking at MSI GS Series GS65 Stealth and GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4.

2 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
June 27, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, lightweight, and it’s within your budget

All-around solid gaming laptop. [R]

2 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 23, 2018

Looking for a new, powerful but portable gaming laptop, I'm not worried about price as long as it doesn't breach $3k. Any suggestions? I'd like the following specs:

No less than a 1070 max q, 8th gen i7 processor, under 5.5 lbs, good thermals, low fan noise, decent battery life (6-7 hour minimum light activity such as internet browsing/youtube), great display, under .8" thickness, strong build quality.

I thought the Razer Blade 15 would be the slam-dunk answer, but the high thermals I've seen reviews on are very off-putting. I'm also aware that it's a hard compromise for all of these things but would like to know opinions.

Thanks for suggestions guys.

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

$3,000, 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.**

Laptops get the best performance.

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

Somewhat important, I listed above, under .8" thick preferably and under 5.5 lbs.

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

Windows absolutely.

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

15.6"

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

Gaming for sure.

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

144 hz refresh rate is a must for the screen. I'd like to average around 60 fps.

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

Ergonomics is of course a big thing. Keyboards can usually get away with not being TOL, but the touchpad should be solid. I do like separate click-buttons on the touchpad, but it's not a must.

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

I've listed most at the top.

2 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
June 23, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

Engineering student trying to find a laptop in the US for under $3,000 [R]

2 years, 1 month agoJune 21, 2018

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2 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
June 21, 2018

If you can be okay with 4.6 lbs, I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, lightweight, and it’s within your budget

[USA] Budget: $3000 Laptop for college (civil eng/music production) [R]

2 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 21, 2018
  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Good battery life; no preference for form factor, any works.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Important enough so that it doesn’t hinder the portability.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows or MacOS for Logic Pro X.

  • 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. I plan to use FL Studio (Windows) or Logic Pro X (MacOS) for music production. I’m also going to be majoring in Civil Engineering

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Not going to be playing games.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Definitely reliable build quality as I want it to last for at least a few years (I am very careful with my belongings).

I have mostly been looking at the MacBook Pro 2017 or the Surface Book 2.

2 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
June 21, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, thunderbolt port, lightweight, and it’s within your budget

[USA] LOOKING FOR BEEFY GAMING LAPTOP BUDGET: ≤ $2500 [R]

2 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 21, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase:

USA - ≤$2500 (but if an item is highly recommended I can jump up to $2800)

  • 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 an issue for me - I want the best bang for my buck. A good GPU and CPU.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you?

NOT IMPORTANT! If whatever recommended is huge then it's fine by me. As long as I can pack it in a large backpack or duffel bag then we are golden.

Also anything that is sturdy and looks like it could handle a little rough housing. For comparison I currently have an ASUS Rox with a 970m (not sure what model it is).

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

Windows

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

15 inches or higher with 120hz+ refresh rate

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

Mainly used for Gaming!

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

Games that I want to run on Ultra reliably at 70+ FPS - Witcher 3, Monster Hunter (whenever that comes out), Nier Automata, Killing Floor.

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

Reliability is a must and would like to future proof myself for the next 2-3 years+. Would not like a laptop that has cooling problems but I have no issue with fan noise. Would also like something that is easy to upgrade with additional memory and storage/ssds.

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

Not too verse on laptops in general but I figured it was time to upgrade since my current laptop has been lacking in the power department for current games.

Couple questions I have that'll help me decide on buying:

1) What are the odds future gaming laptops will have a gtx 1080 ti installed to it?

2) Possibility of what I'm looking for would become cheaper 2-3 months down the road?

3) Any news on new models coming out with what I'm looking for, specs wise, that I should wait for?

4) Should I wait for a new generation of GPU cards to come out before purchasing?

2 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
June 21, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

How much more computing power would CE/EE require than CS for college? [R]

2 years, 1 month agoaltiarblade posted submission on computerscience.
June 20, 2018

Right now I'm planning on majoring in CS and possibly double in either CE or EE (I haven't decided yet). Between the XPS 13 and 15, would either get the job done? The 13 is much more portable and has better battery life but the 15 has a dGPU that may come in handy for engineering courses. Do CE/EE courses use CAD or any other sort of programs that would require more power from the 15? Or would the 13 be fine? The difference in cost is negligible.

2 years, 1 month agoaltiarblade posted comment on computerscience.
June 20, 2018

The XPS 15 actually has a 1050ti, same as the Inspiron. The 13 just uses onboard graphics, though.

I was considering this for a while but was told it was overkill for CS, although I wasn't really considering the possibility of CE/EE, but now it might make more sense. Thanks for the input.

MSI GS65 stealth or ASUS zephyrus? [R]

2 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 20, 2018

I'm looking for a gaming laptop around 2600$ with a large battery life

2 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
June 20, 2018

If battery life is a priority I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=marina000-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, number pad, lightweight, and it’s within your budget

Could I stick out my first semester of Computer Science in college without a laptop? [R]

2 years, 1 month agoaltiarblade posted submission on computerscience.
June 18, 2018

I want to get the (rumored) 2018 MacBook Pro but I'll have to wait until around October. Is it worth the wait or is CS without a laptop a bad idea? According to my school's website, they are not necessary, but an "overwhelming" majority use them.

2 years, 1 month agoaltiarblade posted comment on computerscience.
June 19, 2018

My other thought was the Gigabyte Aero 15X. I'd save a lot of money (because I wouldn't switch to iPhone) and get absurdly more power out of it. I've never actually had a Mac, would it be smarter just to get this?

Also, if I were to decide between 144hz and 4k for Computer Science, not that either are imperative, which would you recommend? I would have to choose between one or the other for the Aero 15X.

[US][$1000-2700] Long Lasting Workstation for Software Engineering [R]

2 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 16, 2018

Total budget and country of purchase:

  • Country: United States
  • Total Budget: Less than $2700 if possible

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

  • 2 in 1 form factor: Do not care, actually would prefer if not 2 in 1
  • good battery life or best specifications for the money: Both if possible

How important is weight and thinness to you?

  • Relatively important, would like to be able to carry in a backpack while traveling etc. without it being a burden.

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

  • Most of my software development is for *nix systems, so macOS or Linux is preferred. That being said, if the best laptop comes with Windows 10 that's no problem, I can just run Ubuntu in a VM with virtualbox.

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

  • 13-15 inches

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

  • At most some light gaming, League of Legends, DOTA2, Minecraft, runescape, etc.
  • Potentially (do not optimize for): Photoshop
  • Potentially (do not optimize for): Sony Vegas

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

  • League of Legends, DOTA2, Minecraft, runescape, etc.
  • Low settings > 60 FPS

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 thing for me is build quality, with a good keyboard and touchpad.
  • Lack of touch screen, finger-print reader, optical drive, etc. would actually be a bonus for me.

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

I'm looking for a good laptop that can:

  • last me >5 years if possible
  • Has good build quality with a good keyboard and touchpad
  • Is easy to travel with (think carrying in a backpack with other stuff for hours)
  • Is good for software development
    • 16GB+ RAM
    • Fast processor
  • Has fast storage, and a decent amount of it
    • 512GB+ SSD
  • Fast WiFi card
  • Primarily when programming at home (primary use case), I connect and external keyboard, mouse, and monitor, and use the laptop monitor as a secondary screen for misc stuff, or just close the laptop lid altogether.

I'm also not a fan of Apples current Macbook Pros, they seem under powered and the touch bar is just a huge turn off for me.

I hope that provides enough context for what I'm looking for, I'm happy to provide any more details if needed.

Current Situation

I currently have a Macbook Air from 2014, and it's starting to show it's age. I'm willing to spend up to ~$2700 on a new laptop because I want it to last a long time and be of good quality.

I've looked at:

But really want to see what opinions you guys have to make sure I make a good purchase.

2 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
June 17, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, number pad, lightweight, and it’s within your budget

[US][$1000-2700] Long Lasting Workstation for Software Engineering [R]

2 years, 1 month agoAhmadhmedan posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 16, 2018

Total budget and country of purchase:

  • Country: United States
  • Total Budget: Less than $2700 if possible

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

  • 2 in 1 form factor: Do not care, actually would prefer if not 2 in 1
  • good battery life or best specifications for the money: Both if possible

How important is weight and thinness to you?

  • Relatively important, would like to be able to carry in a backpack while traveling etc. without it being a burden.

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

  • Most of my software development is for *nix systems, so macOS or Linux is preferred. That being said, if the best laptop comes with Windows 10 that's no problem, I can just run Ubuntu in a VM with virtualbox.

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

  • 13-15 inches

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

  • At most some light gaming, League of Legends, DOTA2, Minecraft, runescape, etc.
  • Potentially (do not optimize for): Photoshop
  • Potentially (do not optimize for): Sony Vegas

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

  • League of Legends, DOTA2, Minecraft, runescape, etc.
  • Low settings > 60 FPS

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 thing for me is build quality, with a good keyboard and touchpad.
  • Lack of touch screen, finger-print reader, optical drive, etc. would actually be a bonus for me.

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

I'm looking for a good laptop that can:

  • last me >5 years if possible
  • Has good build quality with a good keyboard and touchpad
  • Is easy to travel with (think carrying in a backpack with other stuff for hours)
  • Is good for software development
    • 16GB+ RAM
    • Fast processor
  • Has fast storage, and a decent amount of it
    • 512GB+ SSD
  • Fast WiFi card
  • Primarily when programming at home (primary use case), I connect and external keyboard, mouse, and monitor, and use the laptop monitor as a secondary screen for misc stuff, or just close the laptop lid altogether.

I'm also not a fan of Apples current Macbook Pros, they seem under powered and the touch bar is just a huge turn off for me.

I hope that provides enough context for what I'm looking for, I'm happy to provide any more details if needed.

Current Situation

I currently have a Macbook Air from 2014, and it's starting to show it's age. I'm willing to spend up to ~$2700 on a new laptop because I want it to last a long time and be of good quality.

I've looked at:

But really want to see what opinions you guys have to make sure I make a good purchase.

2 years, 1 month agoAhmadhmedan posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
June 16, 2018

so you don't need workstation grade hardware just a fast device with nice build quality.

will even a quad core cpu will still do but you are right you may need a more powerful cpu for the future and the budget allows it so:

  1. aero 15X ( best option in my opinion and will play the witcher 3 at 60+ fps on high) and with high refresh rate. 6-8 hours of screen on time. there are options also:

    8th gen core i7 6core cpu with either a GTX 1060 OR GTX 1070 gpu and both have a full hd screen or BALLS TO THE WALL VERSION with a gtx 1070 and a 4k 100&#37; srgb screen:

https://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-Aero-15X-v8-BK4-i7-8750H/dp/B07BSXCCHK/ref=pd_sbs_147_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07BSXCCHK&pd_rd_r=6d29d356-71ca-11e8-95e1-c1c4cbe091a6&pd_rd_w=Fv5kc&pd_rd_wg=OHq29&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=5825442648805390339&pf_rd_r=KKRA957NJVE24RNKR3A3&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=KKRA957NJVE24RNKR3A3

  1. xps 15 ( way less powerful gpu with the gtx 1050ti but still great and it has great battery life (99wh) and an amazing infinity edge 60hz 4k screen if you like that).
  2. msi g65 stealth but not that great of a gaming laptop with a gtx 1060 and average battery life.
  3. just "becuase" you can get an i9 cpu in a laptop : zen book pro.

extra points:

1)nvidia under linux is shit but you already know how drivers are in linux ( i had to switch to manjaro becuase of drivers)

2) get your self a big Fire Extinguisher if you really like java vm :) .

Looking for gaming laptop [R]

2 years, 2 months agoJune 15, 2018

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2 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
June 16, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

Looking for an "everything" laptop with no price cap [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 13, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: I've recently come into quite some cash, so you can assume no max budget. Obviously nothing insane (i.e >$10k). 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 is very important, 2 in 1 not so much. Money is not an issue.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? I need something portable, definitely. Thinness is not an issue unless it contributes to weight. I'll be carrying it to and from work every day.

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Not gigantic, anything above 14-15 inches is a little insane. It's a portable work computer.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. At work I'll be carrying out some GPU-heavy machine learning calculations on it, and a lot of programming in Java, Python, Lua (torch), and Obj-C. At home, moderate gaming.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Beseige, Ravenfield, The Crew, Universe Sandbox and Warface all at moderate-high settings. Any FPS above 30 is fine as long as it's constant and not laggy.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? I need a few USB drives, a good keyboard would be nice, especially if it's backlit, but that's not a requirement.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I have no budget, but I don't want to spend money unneccecarily. I want a laptop that can last me a long time and run like a workhorse without unneeded bells and whistles. But it also needs to be somewhat portable.

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
June 14, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, and lightweight.

Help! Buying multiple laptops for Autocad, VR & Interior Design. [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 13, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase:

USA, $2,500 ish

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

Good form Factor & longevity. These laptops will occasionally be used for presentations in front of clients so nothing our designers would be embarrassed to carry around. We tend to keep our computers for 5+ years so longevity is important as well.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you?

Somewhat important. I'm hoping to stay under 6 pounds.

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

Windows 10 Professional

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

15" give or take

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

Lot's of AutoCAD and similar programs:

Autocad 2019 CET Designer & Configura DIRTT ICE, ICEvr and IceEdge

Lots of CAD drawings, 3d renderings and some Virtual Reality applications. 2 of our programs have minimum specs for an Nvidia brand graphics card with a Passmark G3D score of 8664 or higher.

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

no gaming, just work.

  • 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 and low maintenance are very important.

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

I work in I.T. for an interior design company. Some of our software is getting much more graphics intense in order to create lifelike simulations and renderings. Our designers have loved using macs with bootcamp in the past, but that doesn't cut it any more for these new programs.

These computers must have an NVIDIA GTX 980 or better.

I'm intrigued by the MSI stealth & Gigabyte Aero, but I'm worried about things like the durability and complexity. The Gigabyte Aero had me concerned about the settings being overly complicated in a commercial use environment.

I think I would like an 8th gen i7, but I'm flexible.

We already have a healthy mix brands among our existing computers, with the majority being Dells, but I'm not partial to any brand.

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
June 14, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU, thunderbolt port, lightweight, and it’s within your budget

Looking to decide between the Gigabyte Aero 15X, MSI GS65 Stealth Thin, or some RoG competitor on a $2400 budget. [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 13, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $2400, 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. As a computer science major in college I’m going to need at least a 5-7hr battery life when not gaming. I’d like at least a GTX 1070 as well.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Pretty important, as you can tell by my narrowed search.

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15.6”

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Photoshop, AE, and many mainstream titles such as Overwatch, Fallout, R6: Siege, and Destiny 2.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? High with at least 70fps.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Build quality is a plus, and RGB customization while not necessary is a plus.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. See choices above. Any advice on which one to choose?

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
June 13, 2018

Out of those options, I would go with [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, and it’s within your budget

Incoming CompSci/Game Dev/Design wondering what laptop to get [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 13, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $3500, 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. powerful GPU,

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Very Important. On a scale of one to ten, I'd give it an 8.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. It depends. It's either Windows or Mac, I have some essential applications that I use in Mac which aren't available in Windows, but if a Windows laptop's specs prove to be significantly better than Mac's, then I'd likely abandon Mac and its many applications.

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

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Gaming, 3D Models, Shaders, Game Development, Virtual Machines, Photo/Video editing, UI Design, IDEs

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? as long as it's 60 and smooth

  • 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 keyboard and reliable build quality are both needs

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

I currently do web development on a MacBook Retina, 12-inch Early 2015 model, and I use related applications which are only present in the Mac (Sketch, etc.). If possible, I'd really want to not change operating systems. However, there are more powerful laptops on the Windows side, and I would easily look for possible app alternatives just to have a smoother game development experience.

I tried Lenovo and their build is of poor quality.

I also read that Razer Blade laptops are super powerful. https://www.razer.com/gaming-laptops/razer-blade

I wish Apple would fix the hardware in the next release.

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
June 13, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, lightweight, and it’s within your budget

Help with computer engineering laptop (less than $2,500, US) [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 11, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: No more than 2.5k USD

  • 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 want good battery life and specs that are worth what I'm paying for.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Will be going to college, so I don't want a brick, but I don't mind if it's not feather-light.

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

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

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. My school requires us to study multiple concentrations of engineering, so I'll be needing to do 3D CAD work on top of my programming, circuit designs, and moderate photoshopping. Playing games is just an added bonus.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? If it can game, I wont be expecting 90+ fps on every modern title.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Build quality is important to me, I don't really want a plastic feeling laptop. I'm not too picky on keyboards unless they have some wonky layouts.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I really want a Macbook Pro 15 inch but I don't necessarily know what to do in regards for waiting for the new model. I could rely on my desktop for the first couple of weeks (hopefully) of school, forgetting MacOS to go with a windows laptop, or just go with the 2017 model. Doesn't help that everybody is saying Apple will release the new Macs at different times.

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
June 11, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, thunderbolt port, lightweight, and it's within your budget.

Looking for business travel / gaming laptop suggestions. [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 10, 2018

• Total budget and country of purchase: $4,500 USD. Purchased 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 specs. Will rarely use unplugged so 2-3 hr battery life is fine. Do not want 2 in 1. Prefer NVIDIA 1070 or 1080 GPU.

• How important is weight and thinness to you?

Very important. This will be used as a traveling laptop / desktop replacement in hotel rooms. Need this to fit in my carry on bag and fit on a tray table in business class. (17” screens out of the question.) On the road 4 days a week so the lighter the better.

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

Windows 10 preferred, Mac ok.

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

15.6”

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

Primarily playing games.

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

I’m aiming for overkill here. Looking for the lightest 15.6” laptop that I can max out the settings for most games with a decent FPS.

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

Looking for high build quality / sturdy feel. Prefer brushed aluminum over flashy systems w/ lights (i.e. Alienware) as again this will primarily be used for business travel. (Word processing, excel and email on plane, gaming in hotel.)

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

I’ve previously had a MacBook Pro (was ok), Origin EVO 15S (loved it) and the Razer Blade 13” (hated it). I’ve looked at the maxed out Falcon TLX / Origin EVO 15s / ASUS ROG Zephyrus so far. Will be extending the warranty on whichever system I select so comments on services / support are welcome. Open to suggestions on other models.

Appreciate your feedback.

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
June 10, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, HDMI, number pad, lightweight, and it’s within your budget

Portable Gaming Laptop for a student. [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 10, 2018

Hello! This is my first post on reddit, ever, so I hope I'm doing it right.

I am a student from Romania, and I'll go to the US all summer with a Work & Travel programme. My plan is that by the end of the summer, if i have enough money, I'll get myself a new laptop. The thing is, since after I buy the laptop, I won't stay in the States anymore, I wonder if the Warranty will still apply after I leave the country, which is also the reason why I'd like to buy a machine with a low risk of breaking or having any sorts of problems.

Here's the form: * Total budget and country of purchase: I'm mainly aiming towards the 2000$+ budget; somewhere in the GS65, Aero 15x, New Razer Blade category.

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

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Mostly important.

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15.6"

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Only intense thing will be gaming.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? All the new Triple-A titles from now and at least three more years after this one. 1080p, as high as possible settings, at least 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 and bezelless screen. (No Zephyrus.)

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I'm basically looking for the best gaming laptop that can fit my Herschel Pop Quiz backpack and I need it to be able to run every Triple-A title for at least 3 years from now on.

As far as my research goes, I've put my eyes on the MSI GS65, Gigabyte Aero 15X, the New Razer Blade and one of the bigger ones, Asus ROG Strix Scar II GL504; all of them with the GTX 1070.

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
June 10, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, number pad, lightweight, and it’s within your budget

gaming laptop 2700 or less [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 9, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: 2700, 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. Best specs

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Doesn't matter

  • 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. Gameing

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Squad,arma,rust,and alot of RTS at max with good frames.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? I want it to last a while

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Good fps at max settings

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
June 9, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

Need a laptop for Rendering [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 7, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $2500 max and in U.S

  • 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 specification for the money

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not at all

  • 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. -video editing/rendering/SketchUp/ Rhino/photoshop

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? not for gaming tho

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

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I need a laptop for rendering and not for gaming. I like razer,MSI, ASUS brands. Thanks.

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
June 7, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, thunderbolt port, lightweight, 94% sRGB coverage, and it's within your budget.

Work and game on the go laptop, to not feel useless when traveling away from my desktop. [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 6, 2018

Looking for a work and game on the go laptop.

  • Total budget and country of purchase:

$2000-2500ish but flexible, 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.

2 in 1 is a slight plus but I dont really care. Battery however, is very important and I want as much as possible, I dont just want a portable desktop.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you?

    I dont want to lug around a brick, but I dont mind it not being super thin and light, I prefer bigger battery and better thermals.

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

Windows, might dabble in Linux

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Less than 17 is fine

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

Yes, Photo and video editing, light Cad, 3D and pointcloud work, and gaming (doesnt have to be max settings). Work apps in specific: QGIS, Adobe suite, Agisoft Photoscan, Fusion 360.

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

Rocket league, DCS, Squad, etc. At 60FPS even if I have to turn settings down. If the screen is >1080p I dont mind playing at 1080p.

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

Good build is a plus, not terrible keyboard is a must (no macbook zero travel bs shudders) IPS screen or better. And probably 16GB of ram or more.

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

So basically I have been really closely looking at the XPS 15 and the Gigabyte Aero 15w, 15x, and maybe even 14. Something like that, but if there was something comparable that wasnt as "ultra thin" and had better thermals, comparable battery, and maybe even a 1440p-ish screen would be fantastic. Almost pulled the trigger on the 15w/x but wanted to check with you guys first. Thanks for all your help!

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
June 6, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

Gaming and Working Rig [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 6, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Anything less then $2500, 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: good battery life (1), preferably laptop would also be a 2 in 1 form factor (2)

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Will be carrying around a lot, so hopefully not super heavy

  • 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. Hope to use laptop for CAD and Gaming

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I'm playing Overwatch, Skyrim, Fallout 4. I would like to play them on high to ultra at 60 fps

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

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
June 6, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

If you prefer 2 in 1, I would go with [Microsoft Surface Book 2] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076J8H9PF/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 13.5 inch UHD IPS touch screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, GeForce GTX 1050 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, backlit keyboard, supports pen, and it’s within your budget.

Need a new laptop for creative projects/events [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 5, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $2,500-$3,000. 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 specifications for the money

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Scale of 1-10? 6

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

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

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Video editing (including 4K) with Adobe CC. Also running livestream and using Ableton at the same time

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Yes, but it’s secondary since this is my professional computer as well. I’d like it to be at least a midrange gaming computer, but it’s not a need.

  • 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 and plenty of ports (usb, hdmi, audio jack, sd card reader.) I also need something that can handle multitasking pretty heavy programs at the same time.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. This is going to be about 60/40 work/personal use. Also, I plan to reformat my fairly new 1TB SSD for Windows and install that in the new computer. Thanks everyone for your suggestions!

Edit: Thank you guys for the suggestions, it’s really given me a good idea of what I need!

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
June 6, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, lightweight, 94% sRGB coverage, and it's within your budget.

Graphic Design and Gaming [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 5, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $1800-$2400 Out the door. 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. Not a fan of 2 in 1 unless it can be detached like Microsoft books. Mainly focus on battery life. At least 8 hours for Reddit and Netflix browsing.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not bulky and sharp edges like Aliens. Prefer fit and portable like XPS and MBP kind of look.

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

  • 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 am a college student major in Graphic Design. Pretty much from Adobe. I don't know much of deep level of video editing. It doesn't have to 3A gaming. I just want to play LOL and games like cities skyline and Kerbal Space Program.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? It doesn't have to 3A gaming. I just want to play LOL and games like cities skyline and Kerbal Space Program. stable at 60 fps at highest setting if possible.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? I don't have much experience in laptop keyboards. at long as it feels good(currently using brown mechanical keyboard for my desktop). Touch screen is optional. Fingerprint reader is a must.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. It seems like only XPS 15 would fit my needs, but I heard lots of negative reviews on dell's XPS line-bad battery quality, bad speaker position(is 9570's speaker still located at the bottom front of the keyboard?) and bad customer service. MBP is not updating until probably End of September. My school starts at the end of August and I need it by then.

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
June 5, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, HDMI, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

Gaming Laptop for College (U.S., $2,500) [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 3, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: My budget is $2,500 and I live in the U.S.

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

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not very, as long as it's not insanely heavy I have no preference in either direction light or heavy (same with thick and thin as well).

  • 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. High specification games on Steam like Call of Duty Black Ops 3 (and hopefully 4 later this year!), heavily modded versions of Minecraft, Resident Evil 7, Borderlands 2, Dragon Ball FighterZ etc. I might dabble in video editing eventually since it's something I want to try in college, but right now I have no experience or preference of program.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? See the above games. I'd like to be able to play them all at High or Max settings at a stable 60 FPS.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Definitely needs to have at least 512Gb of storage. The optimal laptop would have an SSD ranging from 256Gb-512Gb with an HDD on top of that for cold storage. I have a lot of games, so even though I love some of the laptops I've been seeing, I can't justify spending this much on them when their total storage capacity is 256Gb. I'd also like good build quality, and I hope I could squeeze in a good keyboard in there too, but that last part is not crucial to my enjoyment or purchase.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I left a comment in /r/pcmasterrace (which led me here) that I think sums up my findings so far in the laptop search: "How do I find a good gaming laptop? I'm pulling my hair out because every one I look at is missing a little something that I want. I want a decent GPU, but my budget is $2,500. I'm not really picky on the Hz rating of the screen as long as it looks good when playing games, and I'd prefer not to have G-Sync if possible. Minimum storage I'd be willing to use (if the laptop is really great) is around 512Gb, but I'm that one weirdo who would just prefer to have a HDD instead of being forced to use an SSD. I'm looking at The New Alienware 17, the MSI GE63 Raider, the ASUS ROG Zephyrus M, and the MSI GS65 Stealth THIN. I was seriously head over heels for the GS65, until I realized the model I was looking at (and the only one I could find after digging for a bit) only had 256 GB of storage! I don't know how they expect people to download games like GTA V or Call of Duty on that tiny ass storage and still have room for stuff that isn't games. Anywho, in addition to all that, if you can bring the price down for me I'd probably be ok with dropping a little. I have to get this laptop (since this is a grad gift and that's what the money is being given to me for), but any leftover money I get to keep. Sorry if this isn't such a simple question, but this is stressing me out for no good reason so I thought I'd ask."

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
June 4, 2018

would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

Laptop help Civil Engineering Major [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 3, 2018

I am going to be majoring in civil engineering in college which will have me working with programs like Revit and Civil 3D that involve a lot of rendering, but I would also like a computer that can run games like fortnite and overwatch and do all the other good stuff. I have a scholarship so price is not really that big of an issue. I am currently trying to pick between two laptops and would like any other suggestions. I’d like to keep the laptop around 4 and a half pounds.

First option: New Dell XPS 15 4K screen 32 gb ram 8th gen i9 1tb sss GTX 1050Ti About $2600 before tax about $2800 after tax

Second option: Razer Blade 15 144hz FHD screen 16gb ram 8th gen i7 512gb ssd GTX 1070 max q About $2600 no tax

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
June 3, 2018

would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, and lightweight.

Help me choose! Or recommend something completely different! [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 1, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: 2,500-2,700USD

  • 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

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

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15.6 and below

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Gaming on the side, I will be attending Med School so I doubt I’ll ever need to do any “heavy” video editing but it never hurts

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? AAA titles, both from current gen and past games I might’ve missed. Im big on games with open-world exploration rather than FPS

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

I filled the questions above because I’m open for suggestions however I’m also practically dead set and torn between the Microsoft Surface Book 2 (GTX 1060, 256/512GB) and the New Razer Blade 15 (GTX 1070, 256/512GB).

As I will be heading to Med School away from my hometown in the fall I kind of want my laptop to be both a work station for studying, note taking and whatever else Med School can throw at me while also doubling as my Entertainment Station so I can play some games in whatever short “free” time I might have.

Also I’ve chosen both these computers not just on their specs but on their designs, both of them are conservative looking (except the Razer which has just enough amount of “Flare” I’m looking for) compared to most modern Gaming Laptops I’ve seen and prefer that sort of look.

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
June 1, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

looking for a gtx 1070 laptop with conservative looks. [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 31, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: budget < 2000, can go up to 2500. 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 for the money

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? as long as it is not extremely heavy.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. windows main os, linux secondary.

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 17 at most

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. yes will be doing video encoding 3d modeling and computation heavy programing. games at most will be as demanding as a heavy modded skyrim.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? want the games to be able to run at 1080p/60fps. 4k is not nessary for my gaming needs.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? would like a 4k screen(for watching video, but not gaming, not a deal braker. ) and a Blue ray player would be a plus. i7 processer. 16+ gb of ram.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I would like the laptop not to look out of place in a professional setting. I dont mind multi colored keybord led(actually prefer it) I just dont want the exterior to be gaudy. Going for subtile but powerful.

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 31, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, HDMI, number pad, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

144Hz, FHD Laptop for Overwatch [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 31, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: USA, $2,500

  • 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 matter.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Size/weight does not matter, as long as it can fit in a backpack. Just want a mobile desktop replacement if one exists.

  • 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. Gaming, main desire is Overwatch at a smooth 144Hz with at least mid-ish tier quality settings. Then decent performance for other games like Witcher 3, Farcry 5, other current popular games.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? As long as I can run smooth above 60fps in non-competitive games I am usually happy. Currently playing Wildlands, Witcher 3, Farcry 5, Skyrim, Overwatch.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Good build quality is the only desire really, a decent keyboard is a nice extra but I will probably be using mostly external peripherals.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. My main goal is to see if there is an option to replace my desktop for going to friends' places and such. I play a lot of Overwatch so getting the smooth 144Hz is important to me. I have tried going down to 60fps on a friends rig and took a huge hit in my performance in matches so i would rather not. Currently I am running an i7-7700k with a GTX 1070 Ti and 144Hz FHD BenQ monitor, and able to maintain 144fps at a pretty decent quality. It just is a little bit much to carry around even in a mini-itx case.

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 31, 2018

would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, HDMI, number pad, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

I’m extremely interested in the new MSI GS65-054 (includes GTX 1070 Max-Q), with its sexy black and gold trim. Change my mind! [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 30, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Up to ~$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 for the money

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Thinness is fairly important, but weight is not important to me.

  • 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. Gaming and programming. For programming, I’ll at least be using Visual Studio during my software development course.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Latest titles at high settings in order to future-proof the laptop and make its gaming capabilities last several years.

  • 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 love per-key RGB lighting, but i would sacrifice it for a major performance boost at the same price. A good keyboard is also important, since I’ll be typing a lot.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Like I said in the title, I’ve been considering the MSI GS65-054 (with the GTX 1070 Max-Q). It’s just so damn sexy! But if there is another laptop within the same price range that isn’t a total brick and vastly exceeds the GS65’s performance, change my mind!

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 30, 2018

If you are open to other options, I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, lightweight, RGB keyboard, and it’s within your budget.

Media Creator Needs Mobile Solution Under $2500 [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 30, 2018

Hello! It has been a long time since I went PC shopping, but I've determined I need a laptop now, not a desktop. with that in mind, here is my form.

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

$2500 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 for the money, no contest

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

Not worth sacrificing power.

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

Windows

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

Prefer the 15.6 size, but not super important as it will often be connected to my 4K monitor

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

4K video editing/36mp+ photo editing, occasional gaming. Apps used: Adobe Creative cloud (the whole thing) Games: Borderlands, Tomb Raider 2013 and Rise, Life is Strange, Portal

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

Best settings possible, without sacrificing the media production side

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

Quality touchpad, and good build quality, as I intend to use for tethered capture

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

Replacing a custom-built desktop with a laptop is a huge thing for me. I have not owned a laptop in about 15 years, but it seems to be the best move for power and portability.

Thanks for your help!

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 30, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

Laptop for Computer Engineering Student [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 28, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase:
    Up to around $2300, 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.

Balance between good battery life and specs.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you?

Weight and thinness kind of important, don't want one of those huge and heavy gaming laptops.

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

Windows.

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.
    Around 15.6 inches
  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.

Going to start studying computer engineering next year, so be able to run programs related to that. The most intensive games that I play and want to run well are League of Legends and Fortnite.

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

Fortnite is probably the most graphic intensive game I can play, as long as it can run over 60 FPS on medium to high settings I should be fine.

  • 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, touch-screen, finger-print reader.
  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.
    I got the Dell XPS 15 9560 from Costco a little less than a month ago ( https://www.costco.com/Dell-XPS-15-Touchscreen-Laptop---Intel-Core-i7---4K-Ultra-HD---4GB-NVIDIA-Graphics.product.100336318.html ), but I have been having many problems with it so I'm thining about returning it. The first day I played Fortnite on it I was running well over 200 FPS, but ever since they I'm lucky if I get over 100. Today my Fortnite got extremely laggy, bouncing between 20-40 FPS and was constantly frame skipping. Even my Terraria was lagging with no other applications other than discord open. Although this may be a consequence of connecting my 4k HD laptop to a monitor that does not support that resolution, even little things that I run on my laptop such as google chrome and Discord can get really laggy. Also the fan is extremely loud. I've found that many problems that I've been having have happened to others with this laptop, but so far I can't find a solution. For a 2k+ laptop, I didn't expect for it to have so many problems.
2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 29, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

LF Essentially an All-in One Laptop (Gaming + College Life) [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 27, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Don't have a specific budget really

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Decent graphics card - (thinking of playing BF5) Good enough battery life - (basically just to last long enough for a class lecture so I can take notes)

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? pref. light/thin Not super important

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15.6 in

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

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Overwatch BF5 Fortnite Medium/High settings works w/ decent frames

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

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

Basically looking for a main-use laptop where I can do college work (notes in classes, etc.) and where I can game. 1060/1070 for graphics is probably fine.

Kinda looking at Razer Blade 15 (2018), but I want alternatives and second opinions

Thanks, feel free to comment if you want me to provide additional info

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 28, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, and lightweight.

Looking for a Gaming/Video Editing Laptop [R]

2 years, 2 months agoMay 27, 2018

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2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 28, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, 94% sRGB coverage, thunderbolt port, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

Laptop for VR and elite dangerous [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 27, 2018

I’m looking for a laptop that can handle both VR on the oculus rift and elite dangerous.

I’ve found these two options which I think will fit my needs, and would like feedback from you all.

http://www.microcenter.com/product/501584/omen_x_17-ap020nr_173_gaming_laptop_computer_-_black

http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/new-alienware-17/spd/alienware-17-laptop/dkcwcflg033?selectionState=eyJGUHJpY2UiOjIyOTkuOTksIk9DIjoiZGtjd2NmbGcwMzMiLCJRdHkiOjEsIk1vZHMiOlt7IklkIjoxNDYsIk9wdHMiOlt7IklkIjoiRzJYNVE5MyJ9XX0seyJJZCI6NzQ5LCJPcHRzIjpbeyJJZCI6IkdMNVMxUUIifV19XX0%253D (With or without the hk processor?)

  • 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 specifications

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? not that important

  • 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. Oculus rift Elite dangerous Other games

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Elite dangerous Fort night this is secondary to a desktop so FPS is not all that important. The ability to last for several years is more important.

  • 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, longevity in terms of specs and game support.

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

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 27, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

Hmmmm, I’m thinking of either getting the Razer Blade 15’6 or the Asus GM502 Zephyrus M. [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 27, 2018

Hmmmm, I’m thinking of either getting the Razer Blade 15’6 or the Asus GM502 Zephyrus M. I’m a gamer who wants the flair of the Razer, but has a 2,300 price range. I know the Asus is better in quality, but is the Razer still a better choice? What do you guys recommend?

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 27, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

Hey, I need help deciding on a laptop for college. (CS/CSE) [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 25, 2018

* **Total budget and country of purchase:** Not really sure yet, hopefully around 1-2k, absolute max is 3k * **Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply.** Good battery life is most important, and a 2 in 1 + touchscreen might be nice. * **How important is weight and thinness to you?** It's not that important. * **Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux.** Windows 10 and hopefully a dual boot/vm of Kali Linux. * **Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.** 13-15.6 in. * **Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.** Yes, I will probably be using at least some CAD/Inventor, and I game profusely. * **If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?** 60-120 are good framerates, I'm not that picky. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to use my tower recently, and I've been gaming at like 30 frames using nVidia Geforce Now. I'd love an upgrade * **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 a nice keyboard and build quality, I guess. * **Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.** I've been researching laptops for a couple days now, and I am pretty much torn between 3. Because I want portability, good looks, gaming, and most importantly battery life, I've been looking at the xps 13 9370 w/ 1070 egpu, xps 15 9570 (on its own? (no egpu)), or the new Razer Blade 15 (also standalone). Are there other options that could help me? Any help is much appreciated! Thanks!

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 26, 2018

If you prefer a traditional laptop, I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

If you prefer 2 in 1 laptop, I would recommend this [Lenovo Yoga 720] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072M22XK8/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 7th generation, i7 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch 4K UHD IPS touch screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, GeForce GTX 1050 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, backlit keyboard, supports pen, thunderbolt port, and it’s within your budget. I thought I would give you a little more in-depth review, so here it goes:

  • It’s equipped with Intel Core i7-7700HQ which is commonly used in gaming laptops, most convertibles use low powered dual core processors. The processor of capable of delivering enough power for most of work’s intensive tasks and gaming.

  • Full HD (IPS) 15.6 4K Touchscreen, which is very rare for this budget range and great for watching movies/videos. With color range of 90 % sRGB and 59% Adobe RGB it’s one of the best for this price and it’s suitable for average/mid content creators. Viewing angles are great with the IPS panel but with its glossy finish it’s not the best choice for outside usage.

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 2 G is one of the most common GPUs for mid prices gaming laptops. It will run most Games with variant settings depending on the game requirements with good FPS

  • Heat management isn’t the best as the device heats up under load and CPU throttles to maintain reasonable temperatures, but it doesn’t reach the point of hurting the internal components

  • Good upgrades available, can go to 32 GB of ram, and even change the SSD. It’s relatively easily upgradable which isn’t the case for most convertibles.

  • It’s good on connectivity with 2 X USB 3.0 ports and a Thunderbolt 3.

  • Battery life is from 7 to 8 hours of normal non-gaming usage.

  • Minimal bloat-ware, speakers have excellent quality but not so loud, Keyboard is excellent as you would expect from Lenovo keyboards, Trackpad aren’t much different with windows precision driver, It has fingerprint scanner which is fast and accurate, The body is sturdy and feels premium as it’s all aluminum.

Laptop for VR, thunderbolt? [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 25, 2018

So I'm planning to buy a laptop to run a rift or vive and recently been overwhelmed with the options now available for laptops. It seems amazing. I may even sell my desktop depending how it goes. But I need help with choices.

Some info on my scenario : I currently have desktop setup in living room for normal PC gaming. I have nice monitor and keyboard setup I plan to keep there. ( +Modem and steam link/Chromecast etc ). However any VR needing space I'll have to use the basement.

So I was thinking just get a decent gaming laptop with gtx 1070 or something. Then I saw the thunderbolt and eGPU stuff. And what I'm wondering is, perhaps I can keep an eGPU in living room connected to current mouse/keyboard/Monitor/Ethernet. And use thunderbolt to plug in to that station whenever I'm there. And then take laptop downstairs whenever I want to play beat saber or something needing room. ( And not have to worry about people or animals around me ).

Does this sound like a reasonable setup? If the laptop already has a internal 1070 will an eGPU of another 1070 even help much? Or maybe I go for good CPU laptop but not worry about internal gpu and put a external gpu upstairs and downstairs. One for each setup? I'm willing to spend in the 2k-3k range for something optimal here. Really appreciate any help specifics have been hard to find in a way I can digest the info.

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 26, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

15+inch, USA, large budget recommendation [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 25, 2018

I've been looking for a laptop for college.

I won a contest where the prize is a laptop of my choosing, so there really is no budget

I plan to major in Computer Science and I hope this laptop is as futureproof as possible + a little gaming.

My requirements:

Screen size: >=15 in; Screen Resolution: >=1080p; Weight: <=6lbs; Battery life: >=6 hrs;

I'm impartial to Mac or Windows; I've used both extensively.

Main purpose of laptop: Coding, gaming, and general use.

I'm trying to find the most powerful laptop that will last me the longest amount of time given the parameters above. Any help would be appreciated.

UPDATE: So I recently found out that the prize was just $500 towards the laptop, so I decided to go with the Dell XPS 15, since its got good specs, and it is heavily discounted through my college. Thanks especially to shopineer, whose website has a great comparison tool.

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 26, 2018

Congrats for winning the competition, I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, and lightweight.

3000, Looking for an easily "upgradeable" gaming laptop, long lasting [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 26, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $3000, 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. Best specs, hopefully easily able to improve specs over time as they become outdated

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Don't care as long as I can fit in a backpack

  • 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. Gaming, want to be able to run as many games as possible along with screen recorder to produce videos. Gaming video editing for youtube, maybe streaming.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Want to be able to play anything that comes out at 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 over time, built to last.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. My main goal is to be able to keep this laptop for as long as I can, and to keep it relevant by upgrading specs as they become necessary. I would prefer not to get trapped into having to buy new computers to keep up for awhile.

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 26, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, HDMI, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

gaming laptop needed [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 25, 2018

Hello,

I would like to buy a gaming laptop.

  • Total budget and country of purchase: Flexible budget; 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. Best specifications > good battery life > 2 in 1 factor
  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not as important as performance. Hopefully not too bulky or heavy, 7-8 pound is not acceptable.
  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows 10 (Pro is preferred)
  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 14 to 15.6".
  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Gaming and CADD: AutoCAD, MicroStation, Revit
  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Mostly GTA V and other games as well. Need to be at least medium settings running smooth.
  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Build quality, okay-ish resolution screen. Good cooling.
  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Better than average customer service needed. Laptop needs to be good build quality, reliable and durable. Was looking at two brands: ASUS ROG and Razer.. the latter one is more pricy, but I'm not sure if it worth it. I had only bought an ASUS before. ASUS's price/performance is usually high, but build quality is not very good. I guess my needs do not require a i9 CPU, so 8th i7 will do? For GPU, I don't mind investing more into a 1070 and up. I will need a total of 512 + gb (ssd or hdd or mix) storage. RAM: 16gb is minimum for me. If possible, I hope the laptop has some degree of freedom in future upgrade, i.e. I can upgrade storage and ram (CPU is not applicable).
  • Thanks
2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 25, 2018

If you prefer a traditional laptop, I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, and lightweight.

If you prefer 2 in 1 laptop, I would recommend this [Lenovo Yoga 720] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072M22XK8/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 7th generation, i7 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch 4K UHD IPS touch screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, GeForce GTX 1050 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, backlit keyboard, supports pen, and thunderbolt port. I thought I would give you a little more in-depth review, so here it goes:

  • It’s equipped with Intel Core i7-7700HQ which is commonly used in gaming laptops, most convertibles use low powered dual core processors. The processor of capable of delivering enough power for most of work’s intensive tasks and gaming.

  • Full HD (IPS) 15.6 4K Touchscreen, which is very rare for this budget range and great for watching movies/videos. With color range of 90 % sRGB and 59% Adobe RGB it’s one of the best for this price and it’s suitable for average/mid content creators. Viewing angles are great with the IPS panel but with its glossy finish it’s not the best choice for outside usage.

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 2 G is one of the most common GPUs for mid prices gaming laptops. It will run most Games with variant settings depending on the game requirements with good FPS

  • Heat management isn’t the best as the device heats up under load and CPU throttles to maintain reasonable temperatures, but it doesn’t reach the point of hurting the internal components

  • Good upgrades available, can go to 32 GB of ram, and even change the SSD. It’s relatively easily upgradable which isn’t the case for most convertibles.

  • It’s good on connectivity with 2 X USB 3.0 ports and a Thunderbolt 3.

    • Battery life is from 7 to 8 hours of normal non-gaming usage.
  • Minimal bloat-ware, speakers have excellent quality but not so loud, Keyboard is excellent as you would expect from Lenovo keyboards, Trackpad aren’t much different with windows precision driver, It has fingerprint scanner which is fast and accurate, The body is sturdy and feels premium as it’s all aluminum.

Incoming CS Student [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 24, 2018

Incoming CS student from the US willing to drop big bucks for something that'll last me a while. Screen size is 14-15 inches.

  • Total budget and country of purchase: Budget is whatever lasts me 4+ years of college. Will be working as software engineer. 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. Prefer a battery that'll last me the whole day, not a big deal though. Often run many programs concurrently, RAM is important.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? I don't actually care about that as long as it isn't extremely heavy. I would prefer a larger battery life or screen over thinness aspect

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. I've been a diehard Windows user, but it's really starting to annoy me with its search, updates, and awful UI. I'm looking for change with MacOS and I feel that might be better with a Unix environment, but it severely limits my options.

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. I prefer 14-15" or higher

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. I do a lot of photo editing and video editing on the side. That means Adobe Suite. Gaming might be a plus, if I can hook up an external GPU that would be cool but just an afterthought.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Honestly, just some quick games of PUBG at minimal settings or Fortnite.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Keyboard and touchpad are really important to me. Might want to be able to connect to a monitor or gpu.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I feel like the play is to get the new Macbook Pro, but the awful keyboard and dongle life is very unappealing. I'm waiting out for WWDC, but I highly doubt anything new is going to come out. I'm still interested in Windows if there is anything comparable to the Macbook Pro.

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 25, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, HDMI, thunderbolt port, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

Msi Vs Asus Vs Clevo? [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 23, 2018

Currently looking for a new laptop and am looking for some opinions on Msi vs Asus Vs Clevo.

Looking to have the laptop for hopefully 4-5 years therefore have been looking at some of what I would consider some higher end rigs with 1070's and 8th gen i7's 17" screens..

MSI GE73 Raider 8RF Vs Asus ROG Strix GL703GS Vs Clevo PA71ES-G (EVOC)

May consider the GS as well if I could find some reliable reviews...

Looking for opinions on each of these or if you have another suggestion.

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 24, 2018

I would go with [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, and lightweight.

Gaming Laptop [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 24, 2018

Looking to buy a top-notch gaming laptop. I don't really care about the price, as long as it's a good piece of tech. I don't have enough space for a desktop setup, so I want a laptop that can run games at high settings.

What would you recommend?

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 24, 2018

I would go with [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, and lightweight.

Looking for a laptop to help start my life away from home. [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 24, 2018

Hi, I'm a young guy and I'm joining the Army in a few months. So I'm looking for a laptop to buy with my sign on bonus. I want a laptop that I can game on and also write and do research on. I can't really decide if I want a dedicated gaming laptop and then just deal with lesser performance in other areas or if i should go with an ultra-book. Right now I'm looking at the MSI G65 Stealth, the Dell XPS 13, and the Microsoft Surface Book 2.

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

Around $3,000, USA (can dip above or below a reasonable amount)

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

Ranking these in order: 1. best specifications, 2. battery life, 3. cool gimmicks like 2 in 1 (though they would be appreciated)

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

I'm looking for a thinner more portable laptop

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

I prefer windows

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

About 15 inches, but I'm open to a 13 inch

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

I play a lot of different games, so I would prefer something with a lot of range (I don't need to run at maximum settings, but I would prefer higher settings)

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

I play a lot of older games, but I partially think that's because I'm young and don't buy a lot of new games. Ideally I would like to be able to play newer games at high settings with 60+ fps

* **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 like a windows precision touch pad (or an acceptably comparable one), I would also like a finger print sensor or a camera with capacity for facial recognition (windows hello)

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

I'm also looking for a wireless headset and wireless mouse, so if you happen to know anything about that any suggestions would be appreciated!

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 24, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

New Laptop for Architecture [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 24, 2018

So i'm looking to buy a new laptop that has a beefy gpu. I've had my eye on the surface book 2 15 inch with the GTX 1060 and the quad core eighth gen i7. I have a good budget because this laptop should last quite a bit of time. I really like the touch screen and pen support and i have an iPad pro so im not really concerned with the little things that the pen has problems with like the jagged lines. The other option is the new Razer 15.6 inch laptop. It has a GTX 1070 and the 6 core processor from the new 8th gen i7 design. The price is a little higher, but it has a 4k screen. I've heard good things from both, but i'm not sure which to get. THe other problem with the surface book is that is doesn't have a thunderbolt 3 port.

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 24, 2018

If you prefer a traditional laptop, I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, and lightweight.

If you prefer 2 in 1 laptop, I would recommend this [Lenovo Yoga 720] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072M22XK8/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 7th generation, i7 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch 4K UHD IPS touch screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, GeForce GTX 1050 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, backlit keyboard, supports pen, and thunderbolt port. I thought I would give you a little more in-depth review, so here it goes:

  • It’s equipped with Intel Core i7-7700HQ which is commonly used in gaming laptops, most convertibles use low powered dual core processors. The processor of capable of delivering enough power for most of work’s intensive tasks and gaming.

  • Full HD (IPS) 15.6 4K Touchscreen, which is very rare for this budget range and great for watching movies/videos. With color range of 90 % sRGB and 59% Adobe RGB it’s one of the best for this price and it’s suitable for average/mid content creators. Viewing angles are great with the IPS panel but with its glossy finish it’s not the best choice for outside usage.

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 2 G is one of the most common GPUs for mid prices gaming laptops. It will run most Games with variant settings depending on the game requirements with good FPS

  • Heat management isn’t the best as the device heats up under load and CPU throttles to maintain reasonable temperatures, but it doesn’t reach the point of hurting the internal components

  • Good upgrades available, can go to 32 GB of ram, and even change the SSD. It’s relatively easily upgradable which isn’t the case for most convertibles.

  • It’s good on connectivity with 2 X USB 3.0 ports and a Thunderbolt 3.

  • Battery life is from 7 to 8 hours of normal non-gaming usage.

  • Minimal bloat-ware, speakers have excellent quality but not so loud, Keyboard is excellent as you would expect from Lenovo keyboards, Trackpad aren’t much different with windows precision driver, It has fingerprint scanner which is fast and accurate, The body is sturdy and feels premium as it’s all aluminum.

Need a Laptop for Cybersecurity/Computer Forensics classes [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 23, 2018
  1. Total budget and country of purchase: Just under 3K, USA
  2. Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? I want performance and good cooling, I’m willing to trade thinness for this.
  3. How important is weight and thinness to you? Not too important, up to an 1.5 of thickness is acceptable.
  4. Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux.**Windows 10 Pro (64 bit) I need capability for running virtual machines.
  5. Do you have a preferred screen size? 15 or 17 inches
  6. Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? I will be gaming, running virtual machines in VMWare Workstation 12 Pro via external drives, and performing computer forensics for school. This machine will be hooked up to a 2560 x 1080 29 inch ultra wide monitor
  7. If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? GTA V at 60fps minimum 1080p-1440p resolution or greater 4k is not a must have
  8. Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Good build quality overall and needs to have a GTX 1070 or greater, needs more than one USB 3.1 ports, an HDMI 2.0 port, and DisplayPort

I would appreciate any recommendations the board might have, thank you!

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 24, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, HDMI, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

Should I buy a laptop now? [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 22, 2018

Managed to get a full ride to college, so I'm getting a basically unlimited budget to buy a laptop. I'm in the US, and I'm looking at the Razer Blade 15... or is it a better idea to wait for CPU and GPU refreshes? I don't plan to get another laptop, so I want whatever one I do get to be good for at least 4 years. N.B. This will be my daily driver, so it needs to be be fast and portable (CAD, graphics design, photo editing, gaming and just normal web browsing).

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 23, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

Laptop for school, video editing, and light gaming [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 22, 2018

I need to get a new laptop for school next year, and am using this as an opportunity to upgrade to something that will last me for a while. I will be doing video editing and some gaming. I currently have a Lenovo W530, which is a very thick laptop (mobile work station). I would like something thinner, but would be open to other options if they aren't too bulky, and are more lightweight than my current laptop. My budget is also flexible, so I'm open to more expensive options. The minimum requirements from my school are as follows:

-Must have Windows Based Professional Edition OS (7, 8.1, or 10)

-Intel or AMD i5, 6th generation dual or quad core processor chip (i7 chip is recommended)

-128 GB SSD Drive (I will want more memory than this)

-Needs to have at least 8 GB of memory (I would prefer 16 or 32 if possible)

-Intel brand dual band wireless card capable of 802.11ac 2.3/5.0GHz

-Bluetooth 4.0

I have been looking at the Dell XPS 15, and think it might suit my needs. It doesn't have an Intel brand wireless card, but I could buy one online for relatively cheap and replace it myself. If anyone has any other suggestions or could give me their opinion on the XPS 15, it would be heavily appreciated!

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 23, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

Razer Blade VS Gigabyte Aero 15x v8 [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 22, 2018

Would like some assistance on deciding on a new daily driver: The newly announced Razer blade or Gigabytes Aero 15x v8

Spec wise, they are nearly identical. Pricing is very similar as well.

There are hundreds of horror stories of hardware issues with the Aero 15x v8. And of course the horror stories of Razers customer service and poor hardware experiences as well.

In a perfect dream like scenario where both laptops are in peak condition, which would be the recommended laptop for me?

Recently raged quit working at AWS to return to being a Computer Science student, casual gamer (everything from Stardew Valley to FFXV and soon Monster Hunter), video and photo editing, and problematic netflix binger.

Any and all thoughts are appreciated!

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 22, 2018

Out of those two, I would go with [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, and lightweight.

I need a laptop suggestion [R]

2 years, 2 months agoMay 21, 2018

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2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 22, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

Razer Blade Stealth vs. Asus Zenbook [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 20, 2018

Hey guys!

I'm based in the U.S. looking for something to replace my i5 SP4 as I have no use for the note taking features, or s-pen or anything like that. I love the portability of it but just really want a laptop.

I'm looking to get into some PC gaming. No I don't want to build a desktop as I just want to have one computer, and I don't want a gaming laptop because they are too bulky.

I am looking for something with the 8th gen i7 (quad core) for under $1500. I will be docking it when at home to the arous gaming box (1070 or 1080).

Anybody have any experience with either laptop? Also can you swap the graphics card that is in the gaming box?

Thanks!

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 21, 2018

How much are you planning to spend total between the laptop and the eGPU ? because you can always go for this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

Please help me find a laptop [R]

2 years, 2 months agoMay 20, 2018

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2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 20, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

Looking for a good laptop for deeplearning [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 20, 2018

I've joined a course for deep learning and AI at the University and my beat up old HP laptop just isn't cutting it. Need something that can run small-scale neural nets and is ideal for learning. Budget is 2500 USD

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 20, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

Coffeelake and GeForce 1080 for under 2600$? [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 19, 2018

Budget: $2000-$2600 Location: USA I'm going into Electrical Engineering, and would like to buy a future-proofed laptop that will work well with CAD programs (mainly CPU). Furthermore, I'd like to keep the option of gaming open on the side, so a GPU would also be important. Are there any laptops available that have both the latest i7 CPU and the Nvidia 1080 GPU, for under $2600? From what I've found so far, most laptops in that range either have one or the other, but not both (with the exception of $3000+ laptops, which I think may be the only way I can get both). Assuming I have to compromise, for my particular situation, should I get a laptop with an i7 coffeelake and a 1070, or an i7 7th gen with a 1080?

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 19, 2018

If you can accept GTX 1070 within this price range, I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

Looking for a MacBook Pro replacement that isn’t the Surface Book (using for Adobe Suite, mostly Lightroom & Photoshop) Budget: $2500 [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 18, 2018

Title. I currently use a 2014 MacBook Pro and it is unbearably slow in Lightroom. I did a few days worth of research and the Surface Book 2 looked amazing. Sleek, had gaming laptop specs without a tacky ugly body, not super cheap but more affordable and a better bang for your buck than the 2016 model MacBook Pro, touch screen, etc.

Then I did more research. The Surface Book CPU thermal situation is awful. It throttles 50% or higher because all the internals that matter are in the screen. It’s a cooling mess.

Basically, I don’t need a tablet or hybrid laptop. I just need a sleek, professional PC laptop for top tier design work and photo editing in the Adobe suite, and possibly occasional gaming.

What I’m looking for:

  1. High resolution display with accurate Adobe colors (or P3) with equivalent or higher resolution than the newest flagship Macbook Retina Display.

  2. Intel 8th gen CPU.

  3. Fast SDD/HDD for quick Adobe Lightroom export/import.

  4. At least 16GB Ram.

  5. Equivalent 1060 GPU from the Surface Book 2 or greater.

  6. Design that doesn’t look like a gaming laptop (No weird colors, gimmicks, or over abundance of lights)

  7. Decent I/O

  8. Trackpad that is close to the Macbook Pro’s usability.

Budget: $2500

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 19, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, HDMI, number pad, lightweight, 94% sRGB coverage, and it’s within your budget

Looking for a new easily portable Gaming Laptop, preferably something that can run Final Fantasy XV comfortably, does it exist? [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 18, 2018

Yeah, yeah, yeah: go get a Desktop, but I REALLY don't want to. So with that in mind, assuming money is no issue, are there any gaming laptops out there that are relatively portable, preferably 13 or 15 inches, that can play something like Final Fantasy XV at relatively high settings? Not looking for Ultra or anything insane, but something particularly beefy that is portable enough to replace my ROG and my MacBook Pro all in one.

Again, I realize I'm basically asking for a golden-plated unicorn, but again: money isn't an issue here.

Edit: And I'm dumb and didn't read your rules. My apologies.

* **Total budget and country of purchase:** <3000, but that's flexible; 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.** Looking for a powerful gaming laptop, specifically something that can run Final Fantasy XV at high settings, but can also be a daily driver

* **How important is weight and thinness to you?** Thiness I can live without, but mainly looking at this as an ROG and MacBook replacement, preferably 13-15 inches

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

* **Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.** 13, 15 if necessary

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

* **If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?** Final Fantasy XV, 4K High

* **Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?** Not especially picky, but something comfortable would be nice. Decent screen quality would be good too, but don't need anything overly exceptional

* **Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.** Like I said before, trying to remove the need for an ROG and MacBook Pro all in one. Going in for a really big guy that's still comfortable to lug around and I don't have to 20 minutes just to see if it will want to do anything.

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 19, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

Which MacBook can play the upcoming expansion Battle for Azeroth? [R]

2 years, 2 months agoCrummosh posted submission on wow.
May 17, 2018

I’m thinking of getting a MacBook for college but I also want to play WoW. According to the requirements on Wowhead for the upcoming expansion it’s recommended that I should get one with Intel Core i7-4700 and up. I checked the Apple website for certain specs and I still don’t know what to get. Please help!

2 years, 2 months agoCrummosh posted comment on wow.
May 18, 2018

If you really want a MacBook Pro, the only decent option is to get a 15" which is the only one with a discrete GPU. The basic model is $2,399 https://www.apple.com/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro?product=MPTR2LL/A&step=config# For the same price you can get a better Windows gaming laptop, something like https://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-Aero-15X-v8-BK4-i7-8750H/dp/B07BSXCCHK/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1526634851&sr=1-2&keywords=gigabyte+aero+15x

I need a laptop that is good for studying and also good for gaming [R]

2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 14, 2018

I am a high school student and I need a laptop that is good for school but can play games like fortnite or PUBG at good settings with a stable FPS.

2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 15, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, number pad, and it’s within your budget.

Best gaming laptop for around $2,000? [R]

2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 13, 2018

Hi,

I have another laptop that I use for work and school, so I plan on using this one for gaming. I want it to last a long time.

  • Total budget and country of purchase: I can do $2,000 up to $2,500. I will purchase from USA, Singapore, or anywhere in Southeast Asia.
  • 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 specifications for the money. Battery life is secondary.
  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not very.
  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows
  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15"+, preferably high.
  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. I play singleplayer games only, like Witcher 3, Divinity Original Sin 2, Far Cry 5, and Deus Ex Mankind Divided. I'd love to up the immersion by having them run smoothly.
  • **If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?**Speed is more important to me than graphics, but of course I love graphics as well.
  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? My last gaming laptop collected a lot of dust and was extremely hard to clean, requiring me to take it totally apart to clean the fans. Avoiding this in the future would be ideal, but isn't necessary. Lasting a long time would be awesome.
  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion

I want this to last a long time, have high quality graphics and smooth performance, and be incredibly reliable. I move every year to a different country, mostly hot ones, but I won't move it around much in between.

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but how helpful will a cooling pad be? Any recommended ones?

Usage requirements: gaming, video watching, video chats, hot countries.

2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 14, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, HDMI, number pad, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

Reliable and future-proof laptop, low $2,000 range [R]

2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 12, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Budget up to $2,400, living in USA (Guam).

  • 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 do not require anything other than a traditional laptop form factor.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not tremendously. My current laptop is 1.4" and 5 pounds, would like it to be a little thinner if possible.

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15.6", but I definitely want a full keyboard with numpad.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. The highest-spec game I'd like to be able to run is Black Mesa, and that came out half a decade ago.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Backlighting on the keyboard would be nice, build quality is important, touch-screen isn't. I definitely don't need a display resolution higher than 1080p, I don't need an optical drive. The laptop does need to be able to output 4K - its primary use will be being hooked to a TV. I do have a tendency to use a billion browser tabs, so RAM is important, both what it ships with and the capacity. Also, as much as I like gaming laptops, I don't like that they look like spaceships. Really want a 1TB SSD, but I can pull the one out of my current laptop (SATA3) if need be.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I've kept my previous laptop for five years. I'd like this laptop to last at least that long, and I'd like it to be able to run the odd game that comes out between now and then. Was looking at Lenovos, love the specs, but some of those are pretty spendy even for me.

2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 14, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, number pad, and it’s within your budget.

I’m looking for a laptop for animation and art [R]

2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 12, 2018

I’ve had the lucky straw for being hired at McDonald’s (high school student) and now I can finally work towards getting a pricy laptop for building up my art skills.

I’m going to be doing 2d art and animation, along with 3D modeling and animation, and maybe also making games and music. So based on my calculations I should make a little over 3000 over the summer taking weekends off and working one shift. So and considering I’ll have to factor in software and a new graphics tablet, it’s going to be pretty pricy to start up.

I was looking at the Gigabyte Aero 15x v8 on Amazon, which is worth $2,399.

It has a 1080p screen with 144hz, 16gb of ram and a 512gb SSD, an Intel core i7-8750H with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070, and a 94WH battery.

It seems like it’s a really good laptop, but I probably won’t make enough during the summer to cover that along with software (thinking about getting ToonBoom) and a graphics tablet so I was wondering if anyone has any advice for anything cheaper, and preferably not refurbished?

2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 14, 2018

I would go with this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

15" - USA - $2,000-$2,500 - Animation, video editing, VFX laptop suggestion [R]

2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 12, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $2,000-$2,500 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 for the money.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Performance is more important, but I am going to use this while traveling, so weight and size is a consideration.

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 14" or 15"

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. ToonBoom Harmony Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premier, Cinema 4d Lite, Blender, and maybe Maya

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Being able to do some gaming would be nice, but it is not a make or brake for this.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Good screen color. USB 3 type A, Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2+, Ethernet. 10-Key pad is a HUGE bonus.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Looking for a laptop to be able to do animation, video editing, and VFX on while away from a desktop workstation. It won't just live it's life on a desk, so it needs to be ready to take some light abuse on the road. I liked the marketing wank about the Gigabyte Pantone certified screens, but I don't know if that is anything more than marketing. Of course, I'd also like to see if we can find a laptop that does not spend all of my budget. Thanks in advance!

2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 14, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, thunderbolt port, HDMI, number pad, lightweight, 94% sRGB coverage, and it’s within your budget.

15" - USA - $2,000-$2,500 - Animation, video editing, VFX laptop suggestion [R]

2 years, 3 months agotechstar2000 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 12, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $2,000-$2,500 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 for the money.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Performance is more important, but I am going to use this while traveling, so weight and size is a consideration.

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 14" or 15"

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. ToonBoom Harmony Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premier, Cinema 4d Lite, Blender, and maybe Maya

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Being able to do some gaming would be nice, but it is not a make or brake for this.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Good screen color. USB 3 type A, Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2+, Ethernet. 10-Key pad is a HUGE bonus.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Looking for a laptop to be able to do animation, video editing, and VFX on while away from a desktop workstation. It won't just live it's life on a desk, so it needs to be ready to take some light abuse on the road. I liked the marketing wank about the Gigabyte Pantone certified screens, but I don't know if that is anything more than marketing. Of course, I'd also like to see if we can find a laptop that does not spend all of my budget. Thanks in advance!

2 years, 3 months agotechstar2000 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 13, 2018

Since weight and size are important and I am assuming you might need a decent battery life, in that budget , I would say definitely go for this Aero 15x with the new and powerful 6 cores i7 processor and the GTX 1070 graphics card for gaming., It is very light weighted, has an excellent battery life and with it's performance power, it will complete all the tasks you have to do very well.

Durable, Long Battery life, gaming laptop USA/UK [R]

2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 10, 2018

UK/USA (pref. UK but can do either if necessary)

I travel a lot and I am looking for a laptop that will be able to play games on decent(ish) settings as well as use Matlab.

The games I play are: Stellaris, Dota, KSProgam, and CSGO

I need a battery life of 5 to 6 hours minimum for non-intensive tasks as I will only be using matlab/gaming while plugged in.

I am rather clumsy and have a poor track record with not breaking things. I would like the laptop to last as long as possible really, hence durable and futureproofed (is that even still a thing).

I am happy to spend what is necessary to get a laptop which fits the requirements so any input would be nice but absolute maximum (would really rather be far below this) is $2500/£2000, but the more suggestions the merrier!

Thanks and have a nice day!

2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 12, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

Help me Help my friend Choose a laptop 2500$ USD [R]

2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 10, 2018

I have a friend who is a gamer but he is constantly on the move due to work. So we're basically trying to find the best possible laptop for gaming for 2500 $, Even though he's constantly on the move screen size and thickness are irrelevant, he just needs it to be a laptop. So basically most highest spec gpu,cpu,and ram 2500$ can buy with no regard to screen size, thickness battery or weight. Edit: Forgot to mention country is not an issue, he travels a lot

2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 11, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

2300$ USA gtx 1080 10ms or under 120hz requirement cant find a laptop [R]

2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 10, 2018

havent found a laptop that fits under that category with the exception of one (the msi titan which is HUGE and seems extremely uncomfortable)

2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 11, 2018

If you can be okay with GTX 1070, I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

School/Djing/Online business/Gaming $2500 USA [R]

2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 9, 2018

Total budget and country of purchase: $2500 MAX, 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: Battery life is important. Don't need touch screen or pen.

How important is weight and thinness to you?: Would like it to be lightweight and thin but thinness isn't super important: It's primarily for class, and an online business that I will be running while traveling.

Which OS do you require?: Windows or MAC could kinda go either way on this.

Do you have a preferred screen size?: 15-18 inch

Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run: FL studio/Traktor for music. Potentially photo/video editing in amateur software. MS Office/ I would like to play games but the business side is more important so not a deal breaker game wise

If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play?: At what settings and FPS do you want?: Overwatch and some steam games I would just like to be able to run them well enough to play high would suitable and some games might not be supported by a MAC but the games aren't as important as the other needs listed above.

Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?: Durability is important since it will be used on the go and in some outdoor/club settings. Optical drive would be very useful and a good number of USB ports.

So I am looking for a durable, reliable laptop that I can use on the go for music production/mixing, school work, and running an online business. Something I can use for years. I would like to also game part time on it but its the last thing on the list of importance.

Thank you for reading and your help ahead of time it is greatly appreciated and I am sorry if I didn't provide enough info in the format.

2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 10, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

Laptop [R]

2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 8, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Around $4,000/ U.S.A.
  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Both battery life and specifications matter.
  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Very important, my school requires my laptop to be portable.
  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows or MacOS
  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/here, remove dashes-A. 15.6
  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. I'm getting into video editing, music creation, and programming. Also, gaming would be a nice touch for me, as I do play some Fortnite occasionally. However, I'm playing games less and less now as I get busier with school and sports, so keep that in mind.
  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Fortnite at least 60 FPS on medium
  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Build quality and a good mouse pad would probably be important to me as a student.
  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I've narrowed down my two main laptops as the Aero 15X v8 and the Macbook Pro, though I am open to new suggestions. I'll definitely wait until the 2018 version of Macbook Pro but I'm predicting that it'll be similar with some spec bumps (ex. 4 core to 6). I really do love how a Macbook looks and feels, but I'm very hesitant about the specs. I was thinking about getting a Macbook Pro right now and then an eGPU as that would allow me to enjoy gaming and portability.
2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 10, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

Looking for a jack of all trades sort of laptop [R]

2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 7, 2018

I travel a LOT for work. Sometimes I am gone from home for over a month and I would like to play some harder games on my laptop. Since I travel so much I would also like my laptop lighter and not nearly as cumbersome as some of the gaming powerhouses that exist out there are.

I have looked at the ASUS Zephyrus M which does look really nice, however I want to know what other sort of laptops I can compare it to? I don't really have a lot of time to search this stuff on my own so if someone can help me out with a few laptops from multiple laptop brands that would be a massive help to me..

Thank you.

  • Total budget and country of purchase: -United States and budget is loose-

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

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? -Moderately-

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. -W10-

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. -15.6"-

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

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? -depends but I want to play single player at 100+ at the least-

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? -I like a nice keyboard but can always use an external-

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. -not super picky, I want a light laptop with great specs that won't throttle more than anything-

2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 7, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

Less than or 15 inches 2500$ budget laptop [R]

2 years, 3 months agoMay 7, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: 2500$ USD

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

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Very important. It needs to be something small that can be carried inside a purse.

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

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

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Main game to run is League of Legends and maybe Portal 2.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? As mentioned above, mainly League of Legends and Portal 2. At least 60FPS.

  • 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 keyboard would be nice, but it's not really necessary.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Just need a laptop that I can play League of Legends and Portal 2 on while still being able to talk to friends on discord in the background and do things for school, or watch videos on youtube and Netflix.

2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 7, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

Looking for a gaming laptop in the U.S. with a max budget of $2200 [R]

2 years, 3 months agoMay 5, 2018

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2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 7, 2018

I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

$2200 budget, 144hz Coffee Lake Laptop request [R]

2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 1, 2018

Hey,

I tried to follow the rules for this sub. Any help is appreciated! I'm beating my head against the wall to find a reputable company to purchase the laptop from (reseller or manufacturer). I've dealt with the major custom builders in the past and had some good/bad experiences with them. I'd ideally like to avoid some of the more Exotic of them.

  • Total budget and country of purchase: $2200, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

  • 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 specifications for the money. I'll likely very rarely have it unplugged.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? It's higher up on the importance factor to me. I had an Alienware 18 several years ago which was a $3600 dual GPU concrete block. I'd like to stick with 15.6" and portable.

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

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I can't even play PUBG on Ultra with a 1080TI in my desktop. I'd like to play all games out currently on a respectable graphics setting and >80 fps.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Coffee lake processor, 144hz, SSD, 15.6", Ndivida Gefore 1070/1080

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.* I'd like to also have a warranty covering accidental spills and the such. This is a laptop that I can put slightly out of reach of my two year old daughter.

TL;dr- I'd like 144hz, SSD, Coffee Lake, Nvidia 1070/1080, 15.6" screen, portable for around 2k with a warranty.

2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
May 3, 2018

If you can push your budget a little higher, I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

Laptop for College and Gaming |15.6" ~2k budget [R]

2 years, 3 months agoMasonecv posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 28, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Around 2000 dollars, could push it up a bit if it's worth it

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Don't care for 2 in 1. Battery Life should be good but not the best. Best specifications if possible.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Kinda a lot, would like it if doesn't look like a spacheship with red lines and heavy. I dont mind a bit heavy or a bit thick, but would appreciate if i could put it in my backpack and it doesn't kill my back.

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15.6 inches

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Yes, CAD and would like high setting on games and that it lasts a few years.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? XCOM 2, GTA V ,Rainbow Six, Guild Wars 2, PUBG, Fortnite.. All on more or equal to 60 fps

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Good build quality, going to have it on my backpack, and good keyboard as it will be the main keyboard that i use.

2 years, 3 months agoMasonecv posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
April 28, 2018

I was looking at that one and comparing it to this aero 15x and its a little cheaper and easier on the eyes (imo) but it has half the storage and I heard the aero15x screen is supposed to be better..

Gaming Laptop - 1500-2500$ [R]

2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 24, 2018

Total budget and country of purchase: 1500-2500$, Country of purchase will be USA or India

Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. good battery life is optimal but not compulsory. should be a good gaming laptop

How important is weight and thinness to you?** not much... like the laptop doesn't need to be the ultralight one. I would be going to college soon so i cannot work with a very heavy laptop

Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux.** windows only as my main purpose would be gaming

Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.** anything above 15 inches works i guess

Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.** As previously stated my main purpose would be gaming

If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?** The game i play the most is counter strike which doesn't require it to have too heavy specifications but i also tend to play single player games often so the laptop should be able to run the latest games at high if not ultra while giving good fps

Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?** i don't want touch screen and don't care about its vr capability(though i know that any laptop that runs game on high/ultra would be vr ready). The keyboard should me mechanical as i play lots of FPS games.( i am also okay with buying an extra keyboard if the keyboard on the laptop itself isnt mechanical). Also the screen must have a refresh rate of 144 Hz or more

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

1- Regarding the country of purchase, I live in India but will be going to the states soon on a vacation so i can buy it from any of the two

2- I also wanted to ask about the international warranty if i do buy it from USA( I don't know if this subreddit allows such discussion

2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
April 25, 2018

I would recommend this [GIGABYTE Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that should be able to handle the games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, lightweight, and it’s within your budget. FYI: if you are on the new version of Reddit sorry about the link

Are there any alternatives to XPS 9570? [R]

2 years, 3 months agoBag3l posted submission on Dell.
April 19, 2018

I’m in the market to buying a new laptop that’s future proof and reliable. I found all these different laptops. Are there any options I’m missing that are already out or are coming out soon? It looks like the XPS 15 is the winner if you don’t care about the 2-in-1. I didn’t include colors or anything because IDK what they mean.

Dell XPS 15 9570 May 2018 - 8750h GTX 1050ti Ram upgradable to 32gb ddr 4 2666 (possibly?)

HP Spectre x360 15t March 2018 - 8705g RX Vega M GL (GTX 1050 equivalent?) Ram upgradable to 32gb ddr4 2400 Comes with pen (not as good as sb2 or xps15 2-1) 2 in 1 Number pad

Surface Book 2 November 2017 - 8650u GTX 1060 Ram integrated with 16gb ddr3 1866 No pen included 2 in 1 detachable No known refresh

MacBook Pro 2017 - 7th gen Quad i7 2.9 ghz 16gb ram integrated ddr3 2133 Radeon Pro 560 Refresh possibly in June 2018, unexpected to have huge hardware upgrades

2 years, 3 months agoBag3l posted comment on Dell.
April 19, 2018

https://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-Aero-15X-v8-BK4-i7-8750H/dp/B07BSXCCHK/ref=sr15?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1524189291&sr=1-5&keywords=8750H&dpID=41mttozPtPL&preST=SY300QL70_&dpSrc=srch

8 in stock on amazon

I'm finding conflicting information about the Aero 15x Release Date... [R]

2 years, 3 months agoevilblackdog posted submission on laptops.
April 18, 2018

Amazon shows May 11th but a google search says it was supposed to be released on April 16th. (USA)

2 years, 3 months agoevilblackdog posted comment on laptops.
April 18, 2018

Maybe Amazon is just out of stock... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSXCCHK/ref=sxtssxwds-puwylorv1?pfrdm=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pfrdp=3534076942&pdrdwg=g0rCh&pfrdr=2WBRKHZ9QE2NCS0YNSXK&pfrds=desktop-sx-top-slot&pfrdt=301&pdrdi=B07141QMKD&pdrdw=6F3yw&pfrdi=aero%2B15&pdrd_r=a92fbbfa-b09f-4298-94e9-ee111a5821cb&ie=UTF8&qid=1524011207&sr=1&th=1

Where did you get yours from?

Looking for a laptop with a 1050 or 1050 Ti for photo and video editing at about €1200-1500, any suggestions? [R]

2 years, 4 months agoLapNerd posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 15, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Around €1200, but my budget is flexible, I'm buying in Sweden.

  • 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, screen and build quality for the money, don't care about the battery life or weight as long as it doesn't weigh like 10 pounds and have a 30 minute battery life, since it will be plugged in a majority of the time.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not important at all as long as the extra weight and thickness means I get good thermal performance.

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 14-15 inches

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Adobe Lightroom, Premiere, Ableton Live and rarely Photoshop.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I don't mind running games at lower settings

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Good screen is the most important part, I'm fine with 1080p as long as the brightness is good and the colors are accurate.

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

There's been a whole sea of new gaming laptops hitting the market lately, but most of them have crappy screens which is the most important factor for me. I would love something similar to the Gigabyte Aero 15 but it seems like they only come with the GTX 1060 which is out of my budget and the Sabre 15 cuts too many corners on the build quality to keep the price low, judging from the reviews I've seen.

Are there any laptops that are similar to the Gigabyte Aero 15, but with a GTX 1050 or 1050 Ti? Or are there any mobile workstations like the Thinkpad P series I should look at?

2 years, 4 months agoLapNerd posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
April 15, 2018

Did you have a look on theGigabyte Aero 14Wv7 I think it's great option for you as it comes with: -

CPU: i7-7700HQ

GPU: GeForce GTX 1060

RAM: 16 GB

Display: QHD 14 IPS screen with high color ranges.

Storage: 512 SSD,- HDD

Long battery life

It is a great choice because of its great heat management system and high build quality, along with its specifications makes it the best option for your usage and it is within your budget. If you could pump your budget a little the new Aero 15 X might be a good idea as it comes with the more powerful hexa core i7 processor.

Fairly simple requirements (I'll order from anywhere) [R]

2 years, 4 months agotechstar2000 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 15, 2018

Sorry if this is not detailed enough, I know next to nothing about hardware.

What does matter to me:

  • Silent fans (quiet cooling)

  • Does not get hot

  • Good and well placed speakers

  • Reliable build quality (rubberized protection wouldn't be bad)

  • Screen doesn't wobble

  • Pretty small & lightweight

  • Preferred screen size: 14" or 15.6" (both are fine)

What doesn't matter to me:

  • Price

  • Resolution (I can settle with 1920x1080)

  • Efficiency of touchpad

  • Battery life

  • LED lighting features

I'll be playing games that include, Far Cry, Skyrim, Minecraft and Counter-Strike. I would like to play them while still avoiding the risk of low framerate.

Thanks in advance.

2 years, 4 months agotechstar2000 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
April 15, 2018

For a laptop with a good performance , excellent build quality, solid and crunchy keyboard and importantly, with a good battery life, this new GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK would be your best bet and of course, a very good pick.

It has the new and powerful i7-8750H 6 cores processor, 16 GB RAM, a fast 512 GB SSD and a powerful GTX 1070 MQ graphics card. In addition, it has a beautiful 144Hz Pantone X-Rite 1920x1080 IPS display that supports the GTX 1070 graphics card and high Frame rates in games etc...

In addition to performance, it has a huge 94.24Wh battery that drives laptop approximately 10 hrs and a Gigabyte Fusion Per Key RGB Keyboard .

You will more than likely like its slim metal chassis and overall aesthetics as well.

Computer Science Student New Laptop [R]

2 years, 4 months agotechstar2000 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 15, 2018
  • Total budget and country of purchase: 2000-2500$, 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. Good battery life and best spec for the money

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Very; I need a light-weight and thin computer

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Linux and Windows, Mac is not necessary but would be better

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 13"

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Some light gaming and computer science programming

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? League of Legends; high settings and 120-140FPS

  • 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, reliable build quality, fingerprint reader

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

2 years, 4 months agotechstar2000 posted comment on SuggestALaptop.
April 15, 2018

Within that budget and range and based on the fact that you are looking for high performance laptop with a good build quality, solid and crunchy keyboard and importantly, with a good battery life, this new GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK would be your best bet and of course, a very good pick.

It has the new and powerful i7-8750H 6 cores processor, 16 GB RAM, a fast 512 GB SSD and a powerful GTX 1070 MQ graphics card. In addition, it has a beautiful 144Hz Pantone X-Rite 1920x1080 IPS display that supports the GTX 1070 graphics card and high Frame rates in games etc...

In addition to performance, it has a huge 94.24Wh battery that drives laptop approximately 10 hrs and a Gigabyte Fusion Per Key RGB Keyboard .

You will more than likely like its slim metal chassis and overall aesthetics as well