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Posted on 07-08-19 04:02 PM (rev. 2 of 07-08-19 04:04 PM by Thieppy) Link | ID: 149486
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So, I'm finally getting to replace this old laptop I'm using right now. I remembered Robbie's thread in his search of one, and you guys gave pretty solid suggestions.
unfortunately, I don't have a reference to go from. I can't just choose blindly, so I'm looking for help. recommendations are most welcome.

I do not have the luxury to go for a desktop, I've grown accostumed to the mobility of laptop to the point it's become a requirement. I might switch to desktop at some point, however it will be when I own a place to live and can afford to setup an installation.
I do believe I can find something just fine for a lappy. I mean, the PC I'm using right now has held strong for all these years despite a completely borked ventilation and a 4GB RAM.

my needs are rather simple:

-a gaming laptop that can support most games. I'm not looking for the most high-end stuff, just something that can run average games smoothly.

-my budget is not set in stone, but it amounts to roughly 1500 euros. I can bump it up to 1800 if direly needed, but I'd rather not.
as I said, I'm not looking for the best there is out there, but rather the best bargain I can get for a decent price. I'd like to keep it under 1500, but would feel dicey going below the 1000's.

-as far as specs go, it's pretty much carte blanche. I'm looking to buy an already built PC, so I'm not too demanding.

-I'm hoping for something that can last. I use my PC all the time, and the one I'm posting from has put up with more abuse than should've been tolerated.
I'd love it if it's not too bulky.. or ugly. I'm gonna be staring at the thing on a daily basis.

-optionally might go for SSD. I hear about how they live longer and run smoother, so it's an opportunity to try it out. however, if newer models are questionnable in perfomance I might be better off with HDD.

I put this thread together in a rush, sorry if it's disorganized. we're going on vacation in a week, so my parents are bugging me because they'd like to know what I plan to do by then. so I'm a bit in a bind here. any input is welcome!

Posted on 07-08-19 04:33 PM Link | ID: 149487
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Not too much sure about gaming laptops in general; I will say that Mary has the Razer Blade Stealth Quartz Pink and is very happy with it (though I've heard questionable things about Razer in general); at the very least it seems to play Overwatch, Star Wars: Empire at War, and Age of Empires II pretty well from what I've seen her do with it.

Posted on 07-08-19 05:13 PM (rev. 2 of 07-08-19 05:34 PM by Epele) Link | ID: 149488
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I'm going to back up the Razer being questionable thing. I generally wouldn't recommend them for anything as they're pretty shady.

Just doing a little bit of a search, I could suggest the Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC. It packs either a Ryzen 5 1600 or Ryzen 7 1700 CPU - So there's no worries that any cpu performance will be hit by exploit patches like meltdown, spectre or zombieload like Intel CPUs have. The integrated GPU is a Radeon RX 580, which is pretty decent.
Google informs me it can be found for £999 (€1114). So it leaves spare capacity into your budget too.

A slightly more expensive option would be the ASUS TUF FX705. There's a few variations, the ideal one is the AMD Ryzen 3750H & Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660Ti model. I found this one priced at £1199 (€1337).

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Posted on 07-08-19 08:16 PM Link | ID: 149499
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the latter seems interesting, it targets my budget well. I found a Asus TUF FX705DD, specifically with the 3750H processor. thanks to Epele's help, we figured out this corresponds to the model with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 GPU. this fits my needs nicely.

the site I'm buying from offers 1022€ for it, which's surprisingly cheap. I figure it has to do with the GPU, which I can change later no biggie.

this is such a good deal, I'm having a hard time believing it. I'll think about it some more, and probably go for it within the evening. the faster I get it, the faster I can port important stuff to it.

thanks for the help!

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