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Update for first new Gaming Laptop

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Budget (including currency): $3500-$4000(max)

Country: United States

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Digital Art Studios, Extensive VR experiences, Hardcore FPS Gaming

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): https://www.newegg.com/matte-black-msi-gs75-stealth-10sgs-027-gaming-entertainment/p/2WC-000C-01894

 

From my last post, people have suggested that I go through MSI for a compatible laptop for my needs.

I've looked through everything they have, and I've decided on the specs provided by the MSI GS75 Stealth laptop. However the reviews keep saying that the casing is very flimsy, so I wanted to get a laptop with all of the specs provided, but in a different laptop. Like the MSI Raider. However the MSI Raider apparently doesn't have access to a 2080 Super Max-Q graphics card.

I really want this laptop to be future proofed for the next 5-8 years. So a 10th gen i9 processor, and a 2080 Super Max-Q or the latest equivalent of said Graphics card/CPU are a must.

I really like the look of the gemstone-esq/candy-like RGB keys on the keyboard provided for these 2 laptops.

I don't want to purchase a tower, as I plan on taking my VR rig(s) with me when I go camping, or to festivals. So I need to be as mobile as possible.

Thanks for the help!

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I'd look at something like the Asus Zephrus G14 with the new AMD 4900HS CPU. 

 


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https://www.razer.com/gaming-laptops/razer-blade/shop#gtx1660--fhd-144hz-10thgen--256gb-black

This razer one is great - I have a friend who has one and she has had no problems with it. You can configure it up to a 2080 Max Q and a 10th gen i7 which should be enough. It can only have up to 16GB ram though so if thats a dealbreaker then it probably isnt for you

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Posted · Original PosterOP
14 minutes ago, Avocheeseado said:

https://www.razer.com/gaming-laptops/razer-blade/shop#gtx1660--fhd-144hz-10thgen--256gb-black

This razer one is great - I have a friend who has one and she has had no problems with it. You can configure it up to a 2080 Max Q and a 10th gen i7 which should be enough. It can only have up to 16GB ram though so if thats a dealbreaker then it probably isnt for you

I appreciate the builds shown on Razer's website. However the i7 cpu doesn't seem to fit my needs for what I plan to do with the laptop. 16gb ram is probably also the bare minimum I would need, but it's still a bit too little. 

Is there a way to maybe increase the durability of a laptop's casing, so as to take care of some of the downfalls of a couple of certain builds?

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18 minutes ago, TheDailyProcrastinator said:

I'd look at something like the Asus Zephrus G14 with the new AMD 4900HS CPU. 

 

Yeah, that looks nice.

I'm just a complete noob when it comes to computer/laptop specs though.

I don't know the differences between AMD, and Intel chip sets. So pretty much everything I know/have looked up for my potential laptop build included Intel's 10th gen i9 cpu. Since it seemed to be the easiest to look up/find.

Is there a possibility of finding a laptop that has the highest specs that I can get, while also not being too flimsy?

I don't mind if the laptop is a little chunky. I just don't want it to be like a jet engine.

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5 hours ago, Baseal13 said:

Yeah, that looks nice.

I'm just a complete noob when it comes to computer/laptop specs though.

I don't know the differences between AMD, and Intel chip sets. So pretty much everything I know/have looked up for my potential laptop build included Intel's 10th gen i9 cpu. Since it seemed to be the easiest to look up/find.

Is there a possibility of finding a laptop that has the highest specs that I can get, while also not being too flimsy?

I don't mind if the laptop is a little chunky. I just don't want it to be like a jet engine.

Doesn't need to be a zephrus but the R9 4900HS is the CPU I would go for within your budget. 

 

Models with this CPU are just releasing you may need to wait a bit but I would say it is worth it. 


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NOTE TO NEWCOMERS Remember to 'Reply' to comments in order for people to see them, this can be done by clicking the arrow icon at the bottom of a comment (Quote).

My Builds:

MEGA Desk Build

 

Blueberry Pi  R9 3900XT  Asus X470 ROG Crosshair VII Hero Wi-Fi ATX  Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 2x16GB OC@3466MHz CL15  EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC Black Edition 11GB  EVGA 850W P2 W/ Blue Sleeved Cables  Cryorig R1 Universal (Blue)  Corsair ML Pro Blue LED Fans  Fractal Design Meshify C TG ATX Mid Tower  

Asus ROG SWIFT PG348Q 100Hz IPS G-Sync UW  Dell UltraSharp U3419W 60Hz IPS UW  Corsair K70 LUX Cherry MX Brown RGB  Corsair SCIMITAR PRO RGB 

 

Torrent  R7 3800X  Asus B550-I ROG STRIX Wi-Fi ITX  Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro (White) 2x8GB 3200MHz CL16  EVGA GTX 1080 SC2 iCX 8GB  EVGA 750W P2 W/ Black/White Sleeved Cables  Corsair H100i Pro AIO  Corsair ML RGB Fans  NZXT H210 TG ITX Case  

LG 75UM8070PUA 4K UHD 120Hz IPS HDR TV  Corsair K63 Cherry MX Red Special Edition Wireless  Corsair Ironclaw RGB Wireless

 

Gaming PC  i7 6700k  Asus Z270-G Gaming Wi-Fi mATX  Corsair Vengeance LPX (White) 2x8GB 3200MHz CL16  Asus RX5700 Dual Evo OC 8GB  Corsair TXm 550W W/ White Sleeved Cables  Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML120L RGB AIO  DeepCool RF120 RGB Fans  Thermaltake Versa H18 TG mATX Case  

ViewSonic Elite XG240R 1ms 144Hz TN FreeSync  Logitech G610 Cherry MX Brown  UtechSmart Venus MMO w/ Omron Switches

 

Mini Work PC  R7 1700  Asus B450-I ROG STRIX Wi-Fi ITX  Corsair Vengeance LED 2x16GB 3200MHz CL15 (Blue)  Asus RX 580 Dual Series 8GB  Corsair SF 450W  Corsair H60 AIO  Noctua NF-F12 Chromax Fans  Silverstone Sugo SG13WB Mini ITX Case  

LG 32MU99-W 60Hz IPS  Logitech MK710 Wireless Combo

 

SFF ITX Home PC  i5-7500  MSI B250I Gaming Pro Wi-Fi AC ITX  G.Skill Ripjaws V 2x8GB 2800MHz  Intel Integrated Graphics  Seasonic SSP Flex ATX 300W PSU  Cryorig C7  Velka 3 rev 1.2 Mini ITX Case (Grey) 

 

Laptop  Dell XPS13 (2017)  i7-7550U  16GB DDR3 RAM  Intel Integrated Graphics  1TB NVME M.2  QHD+ (4K) InfinityEdge Touch Display 

 

Keyboard Collection ‖ KBD67v2 MKII 65% Hot Swap-able ‖ Drop Carina 60% RGB Hot Swap-able ‖ GMMK Full Size Hot Swap-able   Keycool KC84 75% Wireless RGB Hot Swap-able ‖ Cospad 20% RGB Numpad

 

Mechanical Key Switch Collection  Invyr Holy Panda  Zealios V2 65g  Gateron Black  Gateron Brown ‖ Kailh Purple

 

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