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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi yall!

I need a laptop mainly for productivity/office work but I also want to play games occasionally.

Most important aspects for me:

  • Good keyboard!!
  • Large battery 
  • Reliability and good support (specifically for business customers. -> Dell is not an option. They only treat you as as business if you buy a LOT, and I can't afford to get normal consumer support on my main work machine. I won't buy Acer, or gaming brands either; too many bad experiences. => I like Lenovo and Microsoft.)
  • No gaming design. (That includes the aggressive designs of HP spectre machines.)
  • Decent Screen
  • Decent GPU
  • I REALLY want Microsoft Precision Drivers
  • No larger than 15"

Budget is ~3000

I was thinking new Surface Book 15" i7; 32gb; 1TB; 1660 Ti

Really like the 3x2 display for office work, but idc about the tablet mode. The battery is great though.

 

So I can't get the XPS cause of Dell, don't like Hps design and the current Lenovo X1 Extreme has thermal issues, a weaker GPU and less RAM.

Any other Options I am missing?

 

Thank you in advance.

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asus g14


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, GDRRiley said:

asus g14

The design is too angular/gamery.
Especially that ROG badge and gamer-font on the keyboard are too much for me.

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Aorus 15g? It has a mechanical keyboard

 

have you watched the new ltt video on the surface book 3?


I am far from an expert in this so please correct me if I’m wrong.

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5 minutes ago, Jishaku said:

The design is too angular/gamery.
Especially that ROG badge and gamer-font on the keyboard are too much for me.

your wish list isn't going to come in a probook or something. it is a fairly plain metal in black or silver.

that surface book is over double the cost of a top end G14


Good luck, Have fun, Build PC, and have a last gen console for use once a year. I should answer most of the time between 9 to 3 PST

NightHawk 2.0: R7 2700 @4.0ghz, B450m Steel Legends, H105, 4x8gb Gell EVO 2866, XFX RX 580 8GB, Corsair RM750X, 500 gb 850 evo, 500gb 850 pro and 5tb Toshiba x300

Skunkworks: R5 3500U, 16gb, 250 intel 730, 500gb Adata XPG 6000 lite, Vega 8. HP probook G455R G6

Condor (MC server): 6600K, z170m plus, 16gb corsair vengeance LPX, samsung 750 evo, EVGA BR 450.

Bearcat (F@H box) core 2 duo, 1x4gb EEC DDR2, 250gb WD blue, 9800GTX+, STRIX 660ti, supermicro PSU, dell T3400.

Rappter(unfinished compute server) HP DL380G6 2xE5520 24GB ram with 4x146gb 10k drives and 4x300gb 10K drives, running NOTHING can't get anything to work

Spirt  (unfinished NAS) Cisco Security Multiservices Platform server e5420 12gb ram, 1x6 1tb raid 6 for plex + Need funding 16+1 2tb raid 6 for mass storage.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, zeusthemoose said:

Aorus 15g? It has a mechanical keyboard

 

have you watched the new ltt video on the surface book 3?

Gigabyte is not really on the my list of people who make reliable products, along with msi and razer.

The design is a little less in your face gamer than the asus, but I don't really like it either. And the bottom mounted webcam sucks especially in quarantine.

 

I saw the video. I was pretty sure I would get it before, but since the review was not exceedingly positive, I thought I would ask here.
Though it seems, the only comparable products are the XPS and Spectre lineup, which I already discussed.

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14 minutes ago, GDRRiley said:

your wish list isn't going to come in a probook or something. it is a fairly plain metal in black or silver.

that surface book is over double the cost of a top end G14

I know, that I wont get a probook with those specs, but the design just won't work. I have regular client meetings and conferences, where stuff like that just looks too unprofessional and is not acceptable.

The price does not really matter in my case. 

 

Edit: Also the G14 does not come with 32 GB RAM for multitasking and I do not have particularly CPU heavy tasks.

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Just now, Jishaku said:

I know, that I wont get a probook with those specs, but the design just won't work. I have regular client meetings and conferences, where stuff like that just looks too unprofessional and is not acceptable.

The price does not really matter in my case. 

How do you feel about the msi gs66 stealth?


I am far from an expert in this so please correct me if I’m wrong.

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4 minutes ago, zeusthemoose said:

How do you feel about the msi gs66 stealth?

That one looks ok. But it still has the gamer keyboard font and the dragon on the lid. I just don't get why they keep doing that...

I wouldn't want that on a pure gaming keyboard either.

 

Do you know anything about  msi and gagabytes build quality and support? I would not expect advanced support packages to be available for gaming notebooks. (Like the business versions of the Microsoft products)

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1 minute ago, Jishaku said:

Do you know anything about  msi and gagabytes build quality and support? I would not expect advanced support packages to be available for gaming notebooks. (Like the business versions of the Microsoft products)

I dont know about first party support, but i have squaretrade. It is from allstate (you can get it on amazon) and covers pretty much everything (including water damage and drops).


I am far from an expert in this so please correct me if I’m wrong.

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30 minutes ago, Jishaku said:

I have regular client meetings and conferences, where stuff like that just looks too unprofessional and is not acceptable.

The price does not really matter in my case. 

 

Edit: Also the G14 does not come with 32 GB RAM for multitasking and I do not have particularly CPU heavy tasks.

it doesn't from factor but can be easily upgraded.

who the hell are you clients that a silver laptop with a small badge and a non standard font get called unprofessional.

 


Good luck, Have fun, Build PC, and have a last gen console for use once a year. I should answer most of the time between 9 to 3 PST

NightHawk 2.0: R7 2700 @4.0ghz, B450m Steel Legends, H105, 4x8gb Gell EVO 2866, XFX RX 580 8GB, Corsair RM750X, 500 gb 850 evo, 500gb 850 pro and 5tb Toshiba x300

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, GDRRiley said:

it doesn't from factor but can be easily upgraded.

who the hell are you clients that a silver laptop with a small badge and a non standard font get called unprofessional.

 

We do web dev for the local branches of all kinds of brands.
Everything contributes to a first impression, and even loosing a single contract would cost immeasurably more than a laptop. 

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7 minutes ago, Jishaku said:

We do web dev for the local branches of all kinds of brands.
Everything contributes to a first impression, and even loosing a single contract would cost immeasurably more than a laptop. 

then buy a mac if you need that amazing first sight

they aren't going to care what you come in with. I do freelance video work and I've had meetings with macs, probooks, msi gaming laptops with dragons no one cares.

 


Good luck, Have fun, Build PC, and have a last gen console for use once a year. I should answer most of the time between 9 to 3 PST

NightHawk 2.0: R7 2700 @4.0ghz, B450m Steel Legends, H105, 4x8gb Gell EVO 2866, XFX RX 580 8GB, Corsair RM750X, 500 gb 850 evo, 500gb 850 pro and 5tb Toshiba x300

Skunkworks: R5 3500U, 16gb, 250 intel 730, 500gb Adata XPG 6000 lite, Vega 8. HP probook G455R G6

Condor (MC server): 6600K, z170m plus, 16gb corsair vengeance LPX, samsung 750 evo, EVGA BR 450.

Bearcat (F@H box) core 2 duo, 1x4gb EEC DDR2, 250gb WD blue, 9800GTX+, STRIX 660ti, supermicro PSU, dell T3400.

Rappter(unfinished compute server) HP DL380G6 2xE5520 24GB ram with 4x146gb 10k drives and 4x300gb 10K drives, running NOTHING can't get anything to work

Spirt  (unfinished NAS) Cisco Security Multiservices Platform server e5420 12gb ram, 1x6 1tb raid 6 for plex + Need funding 16+1 2tb raid 6 for mass storage.

PSU Tier List      Motherboard Tier List      How to get PC parts cheap    HP probook 445R G6 review

 

"Stupidity is like trying to find a limit of a constant. You are never truly smart in something, just less stupid."  @CircleTech

 

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