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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have 1500$ to spend on a gaming laptop that I would also like to use for college. I'm looking at the MSI GS65, Lenovo Legion Y540, and the Eluktronics MAG 15. Any suggestions?

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I'd get a smaller portable laptop and a desktop (if you don't have one)

 

Carrying a gaming laptop everyday will make your time on campus hell 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, PCPartPickerPro9171787 said:

I would figure out what GPU you want first and then work from their. I personally have a acer predictor with a gtx 1060 that i'm satisfied with 

I'm probably looking for a 16 series card

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4 minutes ago, Slottr said:

I'd get a smaller portable laptop and a desktop (if you don't have one)

 

Carrying a gaming laptop everyday will make your time on campus hell 

That's not really true anymore, they weigh around 5lbs (2.3 Kilos) usually.

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-moved to laptops subforum-

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2 minutes ago, Ehmc130 said:

That's not really true anymore, they weigh around 5lbs (2.3 Kilos) usually.

Eh. Even with the weight- a 15" laptop Or bigger will take so much bag space that it'll be a lot to manage. And that a lot of lecture halls are super old and the desks aren't meant for a laptop, especially of that size  


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1 minute ago, Jackite said:

I'm probably looking for a 16 series card

Here are things to consider.

1- Do you plan on hooking the laptop to a monitor when gaming. If so, then the display is not a big deal.

2- Batteries are pretty bad on gaming laptops. Depending on how long you going in between charges that might be a big deal.

3- Make sure the cooling not an issue on whatever laptop you choose

4- Sometimes you can find gaming laptops with no SSDs. If so, then that mean you need to put one in yourself and migrate the OS to it. It also can be a pain if it is only 120 GB or even 250 GB when games are regularly 50 GB plus. That usually means that you will have to shuffle games around your hard drive and SSD. But that depends on how many games and how big of games you plan on putting on their.

5- Make sure the CPU is not going to bottle neck you GPU. You should be able to find youtube videos of the laptop you are looking at to find that out.  

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1 minute ago, Slottr said:

Eh. Even with the weight- a 15" laptop Or bigger will take so much bag space that it'll be a lot to manage. And that a lot of lecture halls are super old and the desks aren't meant for a laptop, especially of that size  

Well if OP goes with the laptop I linked he has plenty left over in his budget for a tablet. 😁

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Posted · Original PosterOP
14 minutes ago, Slottr said:

I'd get a smaller portable laptop and a desktop (if you don't have one)

 

Carrying a gaming laptop everyday will make your time on campus hell 

Even with a (relatively) thin and light? I'm not looking for the Alienware 51m

 

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https://www.amazon.com/Zephyrus-i7-8750H-GeForce-Military-Grade-Chassis/dp/B07G5Z9H8R/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=rog+gtx+1070+laptop&qid=1573606786&sr=8-6 I've got this one and I find it quite nice, I got mine on prime day for about $1200.

Not very light but very thin.

P.S. it doesn't have the best battery life.


Gaming Laptop (currently main PC:

Spoiler

Cpu : I-8750H 2.2ghz ,

Gpu : GTX1070 Max Q ,

Psu : laptop b r i c k ,

Ram : 16gb 2666Mhz ,

Storage : 512Gb PCIe SSD ,

Motherboard : it's a laptop.....

 

 

Desktop PC (really crap)

Spoiler

Cpu : I-6400

Gpu : Asus RX580 8gb

Psu : EVGA 500 watt 80 plus

Ram : 16gb DDR3 (very slow)

Storage : 1tb ????? HDD

Motherboard : Asus motherboard of some sort

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, Ehmc130 said:

Well if OP goes with the laptop I linked he has plenty left over in his budget for a tablet. 😁

Thx man that actually looks freaking awesome!!!

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I strongly discourage you from buying a gaming laptop as they usually have shorter lifespans then normal laptops. You should build a desktop at your dorm/apartment/wherever college students live these days to use for gaming and whatever else you use your computers for at home, and buy a normal laptop to use for portability (i reccomend the dell xps 13)


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1 minute ago, Jackite said:

Thx man that actually looks freaking awesome!!!

No problem! 😀

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25 minutes ago, Jackite said:

Even with a (relatively) thin and light? I'm not looking for the Alienware 51m

 

If it's a thin and light gaming laptop, I can only assume it will be hot and it will be loud. Which probably means shorter battery life.

 

Just as a current student, I would not want a gaming laptop as my school laptop


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