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Need Help From Down Under (Australia)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey Guys,

 

I just joined this site and I need some help :c. I'm starting university and I plan to buy a new laptop to study/game. I had my eye on Wall mart's overpowered laptop however, I'm in Australia so buying it would be impossible (and its sold out :c). Do you guys have any suggestions on a gaming laptop that a student can afford? 

 

Please leave any suggestions as I will check them out !!

 

Thanks c:

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2 minutes ago, D_Rust said:

 

What budget? Does it have to do gaming?


I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

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What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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1 minute ago, Streetguru said:

What budget? Does it have to do gaming?

Um preferably between $1000 to $2000 aud (screw our dollar) and I would want it to be able to run games for 2 year ish (plan on building a desktop at uni) 

 

Thanks!!

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Acer Nitro 5 would be a competitor I suppose. It's priced quite reasonably, I bought one as a work laptop with a full spec and it's quite good. The IPS panel could be a little brighter but overall for that price it's a nice machine.

I have the AMD-based variant that's equipped with a Ryzen 5 2500U and a Radeon RX 560X. If you can afford it though, I suggest you try to grab a laptop that has a GTX 1060 in it as the performance uplift will be very significant. The RX 560X that I have in my Nitro 5 is between the GTX 1050 and the 1050Ti in terms of performance so it's not the fastest mobile GPU. You can play most games on it though.

EDIT: This should be good for your money, although I'd check reviews first to see if the cooling system is good-enough:
https://www.newegg.com/global/au-en/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834235064&ignorebbr=1


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Displays: AORUS AD27QD, DELL UltraSharp U2711 Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 120GB, ADATA SP550 240GB M.2, Kingston UV400 240GB, WD Red 2TB & 1TB
Laptop: Acer Nitro 5 CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2500U GPU: AMD Radeon RX 560X 4GB RAM: 16GB Storage: 240GB M.2 SSD, 1TB HDD Display: 15.6" IPS

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Any preference on weight and battery life? Mind low sRGB display? What games do you play?


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2 minutes ago, D_Rust said:

Um preferably between $1000 to $2000 aud (screw our dollar) and I would want it to be able to run games for 2 year ish (plan on building a desktop at uni) 

 

Thanks!!

Just find a laptop with an i5 8300H and GTX 1050 at least, not sure on build quality for this one, but there's an example.
https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Nitro-AN515-Laptop-i5-8300H/dp/B07C715KNT

Or live with a Ryzen 5 2500U APU, which in theory should be cheaper, and can still do some lighter games just fine, that would be more portable and whatever.

Or you might be able to find barebones laptops like this one
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA8S16KG4073&Description=barebones laptops&cm_re=barebones_laptops-_-9SIA8S16KG4073-_-Product


I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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