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Plural Paul

Looking for a laptop that hits most/all of my needs

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm looking for a mid- to high-range laptop that can run Ableton and Musescore smoothly. I would like it to be able to run Doom and other games (my current laptop can't) for casual gaming. I absolutely need it to have accurate, if not near accurate, colors for mild photo and video editing, as well as sketching and graphic design. The refresh rate should be at least 90. I don't need to have a large display or 4k, and it shouldn't have a weird resolution/aspect ratio that warps application windows. If someone could please help me decide on the best purchase for my needs, I'd be very grateful.

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I would recommend getting a laptop with a intel core i7 or higher cpu. I would also make sure it has a good dedicated graphics processor.

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56 minutes ago, stx55 said:

Runs hot

1 hour ago, Plural Paul said:

I'm looking for a mid- to high-range laptop that can run Ableton and Musescore smoothly

Where are you from?? Budget? Any preference on weight and battery life?


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

 

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) PM981 256GB+ST1000LM035 1TB

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ODMs: Clevo, Tongfang, Quanta

 

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

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Posted · Original PosterOP
17 minutes ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Runs hot

Where are you from?? Budget? Any preference on weight and battery life?

I'm from the US. I'd like to stay below $1'800 if possible, but am willing to work up funds if a higher price is necessary. I would like it to be lightweight, but obviously, build quality would be more of a concern. I'd like good battery life so I don't always have to have it plugged in, but I can manage with the battery life being okay.

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1 minute ago, Plural Paul said:

lightweight

Max weight in kg/lbs?

1 minute ago, Plural Paul said:

I'd like good battery life

Min how many hours?

1 minute ago, Plural Paul said:

but I can manage with the battery life being okay.

So you're fine with lower battery life?


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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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Max weight in kg/lbs?

Min how many hours?

So you're fine with lower battery life?

6 lbs (I dunno how heavy 13"-15" laptops can get) is probably my max, as I'm a commuter. My preferred minimum amount of battery life would be 3-4 hours, but yes, lower battery life is okay if/when necessary.

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All under 2.5kg, under $1500

 

Lenovo Legion Y740 15 customize / 81UF0000US / 81UH0000US

Lenovo Legion Y540 15 customize / 81SX000LUS / 81SX000MUS

MSI GP65 9SD: expensive

 

Clevo/Tongfang

Tongfang GK7-S: short battery life

aka Eluktronics Mech-17 G1R, CyberpowerPC Tracer III 17R Slim / 17S Slim VR, EVOC 17GK7

 

Tongfang GK7-R: short battery life

aka CyberpowerPC Tracer III 17 Turbo VR

 

Clevo NH58RDQ, NH58RCQ 240Hz

 

Clevo P960RD: thin and light

 

Tongfang GK5-Z: thin and light, short battery life

aka Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 (optional 62Wh battery upgrade - no 2.5 inch), CyberpowerPC Tracer III 15R Slim / 15Z Slim VR, EVOC 16GK5


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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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thank you! I will end up going with either the Y740 or the GP65. These two feel better to me both performance-wise and aesthetically. I'm glad you provided numerous options so that I can decide further between minor details. Cheers!

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