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Adreyu

Looking to pull the trigger on a laptop with dedicated GPU for work and gaming

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey everyone!

 

Been a while since I posted anything, but I know that if any community can help me its this one :)
SO I have been teetering on the the precipice of buying a gaming/work laptop for a while, but obviously the price has always been a bit daunting, 
not to mention the rate at which they are left in the dust by the growth of technology. But I think now is a good time to go for it.
For the last little while I have been working off of an HP Elitebook 8470p with and SSD. I love it and its a good old gal, but shes a little under powered and under featured

for my needs these days, as I am doing a decent amount of international travelling to expand my horizons and going off to visit family/friends who are not close to me.
So I am giving this one to my cousin for school and making the jump.

Some info about my wants/needs

 

- Num pad is a must, I use it constantly for my web administration work
- 1080p plus if you please

- backlit keys would be nice as sometimes I work in the dark with other people trying to sleep in the room
- reasonable gaming performance as I must feed my addiction fairly often (you understand I'm sure), I would like around 1050 ti to 1060 level if possible
and I do tend to play AAA games among lesser titles as well. 
- A comfortable typing experience would be nice, but is not necessary
- IPS screen would be beneficial, as I have grown accustomed to it on my desktop
- SSD is definitely a plus but I can probably upgrade to one later if needed
- 15" or larger if possible 
- 16gb of ram or the ability to upgrade to that
- 4 cores 8 threads or higher would be ideal for obvious reasons
- I am willing to compromise on looks but it doesn't hurt to have a nice sleek aesthetic that appeals to both gaming and business
- Will sacrifice thinness for performance

A few more things:
- I am Canadian so I will be purchasing in CAD
- You don't have to find me the exact perfect model, but pointing me in the right direction would be helpful
- I don't mind going used if the price is right
- I am hoping to keep it under 1200 CAD but that is flexible if I am like 50 away from a great deal

Thanks in advance to all who answer, I believe in you guys!

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No preference on weight and battery life? Mind low sRGB IPS?


PMs only for laptop recommendations (for now)

 

My daily driver: Lenovo Legion Y530 [REVIEW]

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Intel Core i5-8300H Nvidia GTX1050Ti 2GB LP156WFG-SPB2 144Hz IPS 16GB 2666MHz DDR4 RAM (2x8GB) Samsung PM981 256GB+Seagate 1TB 5400RPM

Check out my blog here

Check out my older laptop reviews here

 

ODMs: Clevo, Tongfang, Quanta

 

My Phone: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Snapdragon 625, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, GeneXiS_X said:

No preference on weight and battery life? Mind low sRGB IPS?

I don't mind weight too much as I work out pretty consistently and it wouldn't really bother me.

Battery life would be nice but I am not usually too far away from an outlet, so whatever you can find that is reasonable in that area.
The one I have does about 3 hours of text based work on battery. If I could be around that I would be happy. 


Low sRGB IPS is fine, I am not doing any work that requires me to be super color accurate, I just like to have a nice color palette that is relatively accurate to look at in games and not give me a headache after prolonged use. Honestly I wouldn't mind a TN as long as it has decent colors, I just tend to stay a way from them because its a bit of a toss up.

 

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How’s this @Adreyu

https://www.newegg.ca/black-msi-gf-series-gf63-9sc-060ca-thin-gaming-entertainment/p/N82E16834155210

 

edit: oh no! I forgot to look for a numpad. This one doesn’t have one I don’t think! 


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Main Rig: 

AMD Athlon II X4 650 at 3.1GHz [4 cores, 4 threads] 

Foxconn Alvorix RS-880-uATX

Radeon HD 4200 iGPU

2x4GB Generic 1600MHz DDR3

Seagate Firecuda 2TB 

Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Corsair CX500 (move along...)

HP Pavilion Case

Windows 10 Home, Pop! OS and Linux Mint 64-Bit

32 Inch Samsung TV 1366 by 768 60Hz

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Laptop #1

HP G56

Celeron 900 at 2.2GHz

Intel 4500MHD 

2x2GB Generic 800MHz DDR2

120GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD

Linux Mint 64-Bit 

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Consoles:

Nintendo Switch 32GB Red/Blue Joy-Cons HAC 001-01 (The revision with better battery life) 

Original PS4 500GB Matte Black (With 2TB WD Elements External Hard Drive) 

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Mobile Devices:

iPad Air 2 64GB Space Grey [running iPadOS 13.1]

iPhone 11 64GB (Product) Red [iOS 13.1]

 

ok, maybe I use night theme a little

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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 minutes ago, star_pilot475 said:

How’s this @Adreyu

https://www.newegg.ca/black-msi-gf-series-gf63-9sc-060ca-thin-gaming-entertainment/p/N82E16834155210

 

edit: oh no! I forgot to look for a numpad. This one doesn’t have one I don’t think! 

Thats okay! If it really comes down to it I am sure I could get a usb numpad. Thanks for your input! I will keep this one in mind and look at some reviews :)

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Sorry for the late reply

 

Lenovo Legion Y540

Clevo NH58RAQ

Dell G5 5590

Lenovo Legion Y545

 

Let me know if you have other options in mind


PMs only for laptop recommendations (for now)

 

My daily driver: Lenovo Legion Y530 [REVIEW]

Spoiler

Intel Core i5-8300H Nvidia GTX1050Ti 2GB LP156WFG-SPB2 144Hz IPS 16GB 2666MHz DDR4 RAM (2x8GB) Samsung PM981 256GB+Seagate 1TB 5400RPM

Check out my blog here

Check out my older laptop reviews here

 

ODMs: Clevo, Tongfang, Quanta

 

My Phone: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Snapdragon 625, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM)

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