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Help me pick my next laptop

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm in the market for a new laptop. I just graduated with a CS degree and want something that can do some programming work.

 

What I need:

8th/9th gen i7/i9 CPU or Ryzen equivalent

16gb Ram

A dedicated gpu strong enough to play esports titles (siege, LoL)

1080p or higher resolution

13-15 inch display

 

What I'd like:

SSD or Optane (I can also just put these in myself)

High refresh rate

IPS display

The less expensive the better

 

 

 

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17 minutes ago, MKeefeus said:

The less expensive the better

Ok, but what’s your total budget?


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Main Rig: 

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

Foxconn Alvorix RS-880-uATX

MSI Radeon R9 380 Gaming 4G

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 1080P 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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REALLY Old (and unusable) Laptop

Intel Pentium M at a whopping 1.93GHz🔥

1x2GB Generic 800MHz DDR2

Nvidia GeForce GO 128 something or other

40GB 5400RPM IDE drive

Linux Mint 32-Bit (I’ve found its snappy on old systems. It works really well with both of my old laptops.)

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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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4 minutes ago, MKeefeus said:

Under $2000

 

Ok, I can work with that. This laptop has a 9th gen i7, 15 inch 4K AMOLED display, 1660ti, and a 512gb ssd and all this priced well below budget.

 

 

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16834233267?Item=N82E16834233267&Description=Gigabyte Aero&cm_re=Gigabyte_Aero-_-34-233-267-_-Product


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Main Rig: 

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

Foxconn Alvorix RS-880-uATX

MSI Radeon R9 380 Gaming 4G

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 1080P 60Hz

Spoiler

Laptop #1

HP G56

Celeron 900 at 2.2GHz

Intel 4500MHD 

2x2GB Generic 800MHz DDR2

120GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD

Linux Mint 64-Bit 

Spoiler

REALLY Old (and unusable) Laptop

Intel Pentium M at a whopping 1.93GHz🔥

1x2GB Generic 800MHz DDR2

Nvidia GeForce GO 128 something or other

40GB 5400RPM IDE drive

Linux Mint 32-Bit (I’ve found its snappy on old systems. It works really well with both of my old laptops.)

Spoiler

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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Apple MacBook Pro 15" 2019 | 2.4GHz 8‑core 9th‑generation Intel Core i9 processor, Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz | 32GB 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM | Radeon Pro Vega 20 with 4GB of HBM2 memory | Retina display with True Tone | Touch Bar and Touch ID | 4TB SSD storage | Apple Magic Mouse 2 | macOS Catalina
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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 hours ago, MKeefeus said:

I'm in the market for a new laptop. I just graduated with a CS degree and want something that can do some programming work.

 

What I need:

8th/9th gen i7/i9 CPU or Ryzen equivalent

16gb Ram

A dedicated gpu strong enough to play esports titles (siege, LoL)

1080p or higher resolution

13-15 inch display

 

What I'd like:

SSD or Optane (I can also just put these in myself)

High refresh rate

IPS display

The less expensive the better

 

 

 

Follow up: while looking at the suggestions I stumbled on this one which I think fits perfectly what I'm looking for AORUS 5 NA-7US1121SH 15" Thin Bezel LG 144Hz FHD IPS LCD, i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, Samsung 16GB RAM, Intel M.2 PCIe NVMe 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD, RGB Keyboard, Win10, Ultra Slim Gaming Laptop https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RJ3C64R/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_A7.GDb2C0MD3P

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