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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello all.

 

I have a friend who may need a new laptop soon and asked me for recommendations.  She asked for a gaming laptop around $1K.
I know she plays a lot of League of Legends, but try's other game's from time to time.  She will need it for work as well.  I was thinking a 1080p machine would suffice.

Does anyone have any good recommendations?

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1 minute ago, uncanny_mac said:

I know she plays a lot of League of Legends, but try's other game's from time to time.  She will need it for work as well.  I was thinking a 1080p machine would suffice.

 

Why doesn't she just build herself a PC? 

I suggest an Asus ROG laptop for her

or a Lenovo Legion is also pretty good

I suggest her to get an Asus ROG laptop

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Depends how portable she would like it to be. Over ~2cm height there are loads of options. Lenovo Legion, Asus Tuf(have some notable issues), Acer Nitro/Helios are all worth looking into.

If you want a slimmer more professional machine, it gets harder at this price point. Can settle for integrated graphics in the new Ryzen 4000 U series, or an mx250/350 or look for a 1650, like in the Asus G14 and MSI Prestige (these two are a bit pricier but will perform better)

 

General advice when buying;

-Try and look for a ryzen 4th gen CPU - offers great performance, battery life and well priced

-Look up independent reviews on areas such as the display. The display is often where cheaper laptops cut corners

-Watch out for Max-Q GPU variants and GPU power limits. A Max-Q GPU is not necessarily bad, but will perform worse than a non-maxq model. For example, a 1660ti with a high power limit may out perform a 2060 maxq. This is also often not listed by manufacturers, so again, look up reviews

-I recommend sites like Notebookcheck, Jarrod's Tech and Dave Lee for reviews


PC

Ryzen 5 2600 Stock

Sapphire Nitro+ Special Edition Radeon RX580 8GB (Would Recommend)

Gigabyte B450M DS3H (Don't recommend)

Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition

Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB DDR4 3000MHz CL15 

Phanteks P300 (Would Recommend)

Kingston A400 240GB SSD

Seagate BarraCuda 1TB HDD

Corsair CX550M 550W  80+ Bronze

Deepcool FH-10 Fan Hub

3x BeQuiet Pure Wings 2

 

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/marmour/saved/QTY3ZL

 

Peripherals

LG 24MK400H

Logitech G413 Carbon

Logitech G305 (AAA Adaptor - 10g reduction) (Would recommend)

Logitech Z150

HyperX Cloud II (Would recommend)

Moto G5 Plus (Webcam)

 

Phone

Pixel 3A XL (Would recommend)

 

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I have a ROG Zephryus G15 (4800HS, 1660Ti, 1080p 144hz), and I believe it runs around $1,000 USD. Overall great laptop, not flashy/gamery, very lowkey/portable, and great performance.


Gaming Build:

CPU: Ryzen 7 3800x   |  GPU: Asus ROG STRIX 2080 SUPER Advanced (2115Mhz Core | 9251Mhz Memory) |  Motherboard: Asus X570 TUF GAMING-PLUS  |  RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4 3600MHz 16GB  |  PSU: Corsair RM850x  |  Storage: 1TB ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro, 250GB Samsung 840 Evo, 500GB Samsung 840 Evo  |  Cooler: CM ML240R  |  Case: Lian Li PC-O11

 

Peripherals:

Monitor: LG 34GK950F  |  Sound: Sennheiser HD 598  |  Mic: Blue Yeti  |  Keyboard: Corsair K95 RGB Platinum  |  Mouse: Logitech G502

 

Laptop:

Asus ROG Zephryus G15

Ryzen 7 4800HS, GTX1660Ti, 16GB DDR4 3200Mhz, 512GB nVME, 144hz

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, Intel Fanboy said:

Why doesn't she just build herself a PC? 

I suggest an Asus ROG laptop for her

or a Lenovo Legion is also pretty good

I suggest her to get an Asus ROG laptop

It's what she asked for.  She likes to travel a lot, and has jobs that require her to be all over.

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8 hours ago, uncanny_mac said:

around $1K

Buying in US? No preferences on weight and battery life?


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