I mainly need the laptop for work (i'm a developer), which involves a lot of travelling. But I'd also like to be able to play GTA 5 on ultra. A lot of the time i'll be using the laptop with an external monitor, keyboard and mouse, but i will also use as a laptop on planes etc when i travel so portability is important.
My main requirements in order of importance:
8750H or better CPU
Cooling - i want the laptop to be quite while the CPU loaded and i don't want any throttling. I don't care if it gets loud or hot during gaming as long as it can run games smoothly
32GB of RAM (it's ok if it comes with 16GB as long as i can add another stick)
Battery - at least 80 Wh
Weight - the lighter the better
15" 1080p screen (1440p would be nice but i don't want 4k), backlit keyboard and a good touchpad
Design - i don't like RGB, cleaner looks are preferred
My budget is 4000USD, i'll buy from amazon or the manufacturer's website.
A tall screen (4:3) or similar would be awesome, but from what i know a workstation/gaming laptop like that doesn't exist.
Storage isn't important, a 512GB SSD would be sufficient
You may have noticed that although i am looking for a gaming laptop, gaming performance isn't in my list of requirements - I game rarely, but when i do i'd like to be able to play in high settings. I'm currently using an XPS 15 and i don't like that it throttles the CPU. I can get a workstation laptop with a 8750H, but they come with Quadros, which i won't be able to utilise. The only graphics heavy tasks the laptop would do is gaming, no video editting or 3D modelling or whatever. I don't care about RTX, but it seems non RTX 20 series cards aren't available in laptops yet.
From the reasearch i've done so far the Razer Blade 15 with the RTX2070 seems to be the best option.
The Gigabyte Aero 15 with the RTX2070 is a close second, i like the bigger battery, but i don't like it's design as much as the Razer and i also doesn't have any biometrics.
I also looked at the MSI GS65 Stealth, but it's just too ugly for me
Are there other options i'm missing. Are there any laptops that will launch in the coming months that might beat the Razer?