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Posted · Original PosterOP

When you work in IT the question gets asked What Laptop should I buy. with a budget of around  $1000 I think I found a laptop that fits the bill. The question is there something with more bang for the buck out there? 

 

 https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/gaming-and-games/dell-g5-15-gaming-laptop/spd/g-series-15-5590-laptop/gn5590dmqus?fbclid=IwAR3s-7ZRmB3eZddppG-lo1Vsebyhflpg8dv6xQGAfAfsFastT2bVw-i9cQo

 

 

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The G5 from Dell is often a really good value for gaming, this model is no exception. However, 8GB of ram for gaming in AAA titles is not great, I'd recommend a 16GB model if possible.


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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081JDXQTK?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1

$989

https://xoticpc.com/products/msi-gf65-thin-9sd-004

15.6" FHD (1920*1080), IPS-Level 120Hz thin Bezel

Processor: Core i7-9750h 2.6 - 4.5GHz

Graphics : NVIDIA GeForce GTX1660Ti 6G GDDR6

Memory: 16GB (8G*2) DDR4 2666MHz 2 Sockets; Max Memory 64GB

Storage: 512GB NVMe SSD


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Posted · Original PosterOP

See I thought so too but I figured if Ram ever bacame an Issue I could Just help upgrade it for him. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, DoctorNick said:

 

GF65_THIN_2_2000x.png?v=1569449424

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081JDXQTK?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1

https://xoticpc.com/products/msi-gf65-thin-9sd-004

15.6" FHD (1920*1080), IPS-Level 120Hz thin Bezel

Processor: Core i7-9750h 2.6 - 4.5GHz

Graphics : NVIDIA GeForce GTX1660Ti 6G GDDR6

Memory: 16GB (8G*2) DDR4 2666MHz 2 Sockets; Max Memory 64GB

Storage: 512GB NVMe SSD

Thats a great find! now i jst need to see if he likes the "gamer" look 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 minutes ago, Fasauceome said:

The G5 from Dell is often a really good value for gaming, this model is no exception. However, 8GB of ram for gaming in AAA titles is not great, I'd recommend a 16GB model if possible.

See I thought so too but I figured if Ram ever bacame an Issue I could Just help upgrade it for him. 

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3 minutes ago, Moreay said:

Thats a great find! now i jst need to see if he likes the "gamer" look 

Yeah it's a little tacky. The Dell may also have better thermals and overall better build quality:)


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PSU: EVGA SuperNova 750 G3 | Mon: Samsung C27HG70 27" 144Hz Freesync - G-Sync compatible(ish) | GPU: EVGA 1080ti SC Black Edition w/ G12 bracket | Sound: Odac + Fiio E09K | 

Case: Fractal Design R6 TG Blackout | Storage: Corsair MP510 960gb | Cooling: CPU: Kraken X62 - GPU: Kraken X42 - both with Noctua NF-A14's |

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, DoctorNick said:

Yeah it's a little tacky. The Dell may also have better thermals and overall better build quality:)

Yea it is just up to him. He is in Gradschool and needs to run some stat program. So I was just trying to max what I could for the money.

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Avoid G5 5590 and MSI GF

 

Are you from US? Any preferences on weight and battery life?


Feel free to PM for laptop recommendations

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, genexis_x said:

Avoid G5 5590 and MSI GF

 

Are you from US? Any preferences on weight and battery life?

Not that I know of and i am from the US.

 

Why avoid those two brands?

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43 minutes ago, Moreay said:

Why avoid those two brands?

Not avoid brands, but models:

Dell G5 5590: runs hot

MSI GF: mediocre build quality and cooling

 

For $1000 consider these, with 1660Ti:

Lenovo Legion Y540 15

Thin and light: EVOO Gaming 15 (Tongfang GK5-X)


Feel free to PM for laptop recommendations

 

My daily driver: Lenovo Legion Y530 [REVIEW]

Spoiler

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

Check out my older laptop reviews 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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4 hours ago, Moreay said:

When you work in IT the question gets asked What Laptop should I buy. with a budget of around  $1000 I think I found a laptop that fits the bill. The question is there something with more bang for the buck out there? 

 

 https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/gaming-and-games/dell-g5-15-gaming-laptop/spd/g-series-15-5590-laptop/gn5590dmqus?fbclid=IwAR3s-7ZRmB3eZddppG-lo1Vsebyhflpg8dv6xQGAfAfsFastT2bVw-i9cQo

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Ultra-Slim-NanoEdge-Processor-Numberpad/dp/B07QLBDMG4/ref=sr_1_18?crid=14G0EX605HV3L&keywords=gaming+laptop&qid=1579025285&refinements=p_36%3A-100000&rnid=386442011&s=electronics&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&sprefix=gaming%2Celectronics%2C327&sr=1-18

This Asus looks goof for US$1000. It's got an 8565U and an MX150 with 16GBs of ram. Plenty for gaming. Although if you dont mind the wait it'd be worth waiting for Ryzen 4000.


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