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Looking for opinions about my choice

The reason of why I ignored your spreadsheet is because you're only comparing specs - one of the main thing to look at when buying gaming laptop is cooling performance / thermals

 

Avoid Asus FX and GU502 - mediocre cooling. Also Asus laptops have poor QC+QA and warranty service in general so I tend to not choose them, even though some of their models are good (I would still recommend them but buy at your own risk)

 

G531 is decent but only i5-9300H for your budget

 

Suggest increasing budget for more options unless you're fine with lower end GPU

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi

 

My old laptop (Lenovo Y700-17ISK) died so I have to buy a new one.

I think 1050, 1060 are not strong enought compared to a 1660ti and 2060 isn't that much stronger than more expensive.

So I made an excel with the main points. Do anybody know a better price/performance laptop than what I choosed?

Or just drop your opinion :)

 

Thanks

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I am at uni and every weekend bring it home. I use some 3D modelling software such as Inventor or Catia.

I gaming on it from minecraft to Battlefield V. But Apex my main dish for now :P Later I want to play Anno 1800 but it is too expensive now.

 

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33 minutes ago, elevengyerek said:

Or just drop your opinion :)

Look into Gigabyte’s Aero series of laptops. They are light and thin, decent battery life and awesome performance. 


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55 minutes ago, star_pilot475 said:

Look into Gigabyte’s Aero series of laptops. They are light and thin, decent battery life and awesome performance. 

Unfortunately they are not available in Hungary :(

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Where are you from? Budget? Usage? Any preference on weight and battery life? Need 17 inch?


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1 hour ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Where are you from? Budget? Usage? Any preference on weight and battery life? Need 17 inch?

I am from Hungary. Around 1000€. What do you mean by usage?

I prefer light laptop with big battery because sometime I need to carry it and I want to watch films without the powercord.

I don't need 17" because it is heavy. But if there is one with a light weight I don't mind.

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Any links of online stores? What will you do with the laptop?

3 minutes ago, elevengyerek said:

I prefer light laptop with big battery

Preferred max weight in kg/lbs and min battery life in hours?


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58 minutes ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Any links of online stores? What will you do with the laptop?

Preferred max weight in kg/lbs and min battery life in hours?

Sorry I don't want to be ungrateful because you help me but can you read the previous 2 message and my xls?

But https://www.digiprime.hu/ http://radium.hu/ https://www.pcland.hu/ 

I am at uni and every weekend bring it home. I use some 3D modelling software such as Inventor or Catia.

I gaming on it from minecraft to Battlefield V. But Apex my main dish for now :P Later I want to play Anno 1800 but it is too expensive now.

I don't have exact numbers for weight and battery.

My Lenovo was heavy to carry around and that's why I want a lighter one. Also I want be able to watch a movie without go under 50% so at least 5 hours maybe. But you know These are not written on a stone.

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The reason of why I ignored your spreadsheet is because you're only comparing specs - one of the main thing to look at when buying gaming laptop is cooling performance / thermals

 

Avoid Asus FX and GU502 - mediocre cooling. Also Asus laptops have poor QC+QA and warranty service in general so I tend to not choose them, even though some of their models are good (I would still recommend them but buy at your own risk)

 

G531 is decent but only i5-9300H for your budget

 

Suggest increasing budget for more options unless you're fine with lower end GPU


Check out my laptop reviews here

 

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

Laptop ODMsClevo, Tongfang, Quanta

 

My Phone: Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite [REVIEW] (Blue, with XUNDD hard case)

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SDM710 6GB RAM 128GB ROM 6.39" AMOLED 48MP Sony IMX586 rear (AI triple camera)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
11 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

The reason of why I ignored your spreadsheet is because you're only comparing specs - one of the main thing to look at when buying gaming laptop is cooling performance / thermals

 

Avoid Asus FX and GU502 - mediocre cooling. Also Asus laptops have poor QC+QA and warranty service in general so I tend to not choose them, even though some of their models are good (I would still recommend them but buy at your own risk)

 

G531 is decent but only i5-9300H for your budget

 

Suggest increasing budget for more options unless you're fine with lower end GPU

Than what do you suggest? In the GU502 76Wh battery and less than 2 kg? Some laptop with similar or better spec for 1100 euro? As I read they said it isn't that bad in thermals.

But I would gladly take anything that perform well light and big battery

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6 hours ago, elevengyerek said:

As I read they said it isn't that bad in thermals

It is mediocre

6 hours ago, elevengyerek said:

1100 euro

So you're fine with this budget increase?


Check out my laptop reviews here

 

My daily driver: Lenovo Legion Y530 [REVIEW]

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Laptop ODMsClevo, Tongfang, Quanta

 

My Phone: Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite [REVIEW] (Blue, with XUNDD hard case)

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1 hour ago, GeneXiS_X said:

It is mediocre

So you're fine with this budget increase?

Yes :) I see Lenovo Y540 just dropped the price with almost 200 euro so I consider that too.

Also I would buy Asus but now the sale ended and I don't get 300 euro worth of extras so if they can't give me that GU502 dropped.

So what are your suggestions?

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9 minutes ago, elevengyerek said:

So what are your suggestions?

Y540 then. Just make sure the BIOS isn't 28WW or newer, otherwise roll back to older version


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Laptop ODMsClevo, Tongfang, Quanta

 

My Phone: Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite [REVIEW] (Blue, with XUNDD hard case)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
13 minutes ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Y540 then. Just make sure the BIOS isn't 28WW or newer, otherwise roll back to older version

Y540 is well built and better in thermals?

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16 minutes ago, elevengyerek said:

Y540 is well built and better in thermals?

Yes (assuming that you didn't get a lemon)


Check out my laptop reviews here

 

My daily driver: Lenovo Legion Y530 [REVIEW]

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Laptop ODMsClevo, Tongfang, Quanta

 

My Phone: Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite [REVIEW] (Blue, with XUNDD hard case)

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11 minutes ago, elevengyerek said:

what's the problem with the new bios?

Lower fan speed causing high temps, no more max fan feature


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My daily driver: Lenovo Legion Y530 [REVIEW]

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Laptop ODMsClevo, Tongfang, Quanta

 

My Phone: Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite [REVIEW] (Blue, with XUNDD hard case)

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4 hours ago, elevengyerek said:

Omg what a shit move. Thanks ?

Yeah it's a BS...you're welcome


Check out my laptop reviews here

 

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

Laptop ODMsClevo, Tongfang, Quanta

 

My Phone: Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite [REVIEW] (Blue, with XUNDD hard case)

Spoiler

SDM710 6GB RAM 128GB ROM 6.39" AMOLED 48MP Sony IMX586 rear (AI triple camera)

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