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Looking for laptop recommendations in the UK

37 minutes ago, Undergrid said:

Do you happen to know what their keyboard and trackpad are like?

Keyboard is the upgraded keyboard which can also be found in NH58 - very good I would say, however I suggest that you to try it out yourself. Trackpad is the same with P960/P970 - glass trackpad, very smooth, probably one of the best I've ever used. With built in fingerprint scanner also

 

Overall PB51 is a solid machine, only downside is the airflow issue I've mentioned. Also need to set the correct CPU power limits while GPU is under load (default is set too high I believe)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi All,

 

It's been a while since I've bought a new laptop so I'm hoping someone can point my in the direction of something decent.  I'm mainly going to be using it for gaming so a good graphics card and screen is a must, but also development (windows and Android Apps), watching movies, some light transcoding and video editing and the general stuff you'd expect to do on a laptop.

 

Location: UK

Budget: 2,500 GBP Including VAT (I could add a little bit more for the perfect unit)

Weight: 3.5kg max (again I'm a little flexable for the right unit)

Battery Life: 3hrs min (non-gaming), the more the better (I won't be flying with this laptop, so battery limitations there do not apply).  A big plus if I can get additional batteries and something to charge them outside of the laptop (price of which does not need to be included in budget).

 

Needs to have:

  • 120Hz+ 1080p screen, at least 15inch with g-sync (or freesync depending on video card, if they do that for laptops)
  • At least one USB 3.1 Gen 1 (or 2) Type C (the more the merrier)
  • 2x M.2 NVME Slots (only one needs to be populated at purchase)

 

Nice to have:

  • 1440p (do they do those in laptops?) or 4k screen at 120Hz+
  • Thunderbolt 3
  • Free RAM slots
  • Free 2.5 inch HDD bay

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks

 

UG.

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12 hours ago, Undergrid said:

Weight: 3.5kg max (again I'm a little flexable for the right unit)

Battery Life: 3hrs min (non-gaming), the more the better

Since your budget is high, may I know what's your desired max weight and min battery life?


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2 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Since your budget is high, may I know what's your desired max weight and min battery life?

Hi GeneXiS_X,

 

For weight lets say 4.5kg max, I'm not too picky but I don't want one of those massive machines with desktop processors etc.  Batteru life wise, 6 hours (again non-gaming) would be good, though as I said, I could live with less with swappable batteries.

 

Thanks

 

UG.

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2 hours ago, Undergrid said:

For weight lets say 4.5kg max, I'm not too picky but I don't want one of those massive machines with desktop processors etc

How about thickness? Any preference on that? FYI most gaming laptops are under 3kg

 

Fine with 2060/1660Ti GPU? You probably don't need to spend so much

 

Also, is TB3 preferred?


Feel free to ask for recommendations if you're looking for a new lappy!

 

My daily driver: Lenovo Legion Y530 [REVIEW]

Spoiler

Intel Core i5-8300H Nvidia GTX1050TI 2GB LP156WFG-SPB2 144Hz IPS 16GB 2666MHZ DDR4 RAM (2x8GB) PM981 256GB+ST1000LM035 1TB

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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52 minutes ago, GeneXiS_X said:

How about thickness? Any preference on that? FYI most gaming laptops are under 3kg

 

Fine with 2060/1660Ti GPU? You probably don't need to spend so much

 

Also, is TB3 preferred?

No real preference on thickness other than as I noted above, but I don't want something that sacrifices cooling for thinness.

 

I'd prefer a 2070 (or something of that class) mainly because I have the budget :) But if everything else was perfect, a 2060 would be acceptable.

 

And as I said, TB3 would be nice, but it wouldn't be a problem if it didn't have it.

 

Thanks.

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Clevo PB51RF-G (aka PCSpecialist Vortex IX 15.6). Not too heavy (~2.5kg), with MUX (can turn on Optimus), swapable battery, 15 inch 144Hz GSYNC, 2070 GPU, x2 M.2 slots, with TB3+2.5 inch bay+free RAM slots. Priced not too high

 

Note that it starves for airflow so make sure the bottom is slightly raised up for more fresh air


Feel free to ask for recommendations if you're looking for a new lappy!

 

My daily driver: Lenovo Legion Y530 [REVIEW]

Spoiler

Intel Core i5-8300H Nvidia GTX1050TI 2GB LP156WFG-SPB2 144Hz IPS 16GB 2666MHZ DDR4 RAM (2x8GB) PM981 256GB+ST1000LM035 1TB

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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17 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Clevo PB51RF-G (aka PCSpecialist Vortex IX 15.6). Not too heavy (~2.5kg), with MUX (can turn on Optimus), swapable battery, 15 inch 144Hz GSYNC, 2070 GPU, x2 M.2 slots, with TB3+2.5 inch bay+free RAM slots. Priced not too high

 

Note that it starves for airflow so make sure the bottom is slightly raised up for more fresh air

Interesting, I didn;t know you could get sort of customised laptops like that.

 

Do you happen to know what their keyboard and trackpad are like?

 

Thanks GeneXiS_X

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37 minutes ago, Undergrid said:

Do you happen to know what their keyboard and trackpad are like?

Keyboard is the upgraded keyboard which can also be found in NH58 - very good I would say, however I suggest that you to try it out yourself. Trackpad is the same with P960/P970 - glass trackpad, very smooth, probably one of the best I've ever used. With built in fingerprint scanner also

 

Overall PB51 is a solid machine, only downside is the airflow issue I've mentioned. Also need to set the correct CPU power limits while GPU is under load (default is set too high I believe)


Feel free to ask for recommendations if you're looking for a new lappy!

 

My daily driver: Lenovo Legion Y530 [REVIEW]

Spoiler

Intel Core i5-8300H Nvidia GTX1050TI 2GB LP156WFG-SPB2 144Hz IPS 16GB 2666MHZ DDR4 RAM (2x8GB) PM981 256GB+ST1000LM035 1TB

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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