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Arc trooper

First Laptop

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Greetings,

I'm new at the forum, but I think this is the right place to ask for help, so if possible, share your knowledge with me, pleaseeee. :)
At  September of 2020, I will get into university and start studying English and North American Study's, so... I imagine that I will have to spend entire days at school studying.

For that to happen, I will require a laptop enough for my needs and at max budget of €1000.

I'm a gamer, but I sold my desktop (tired of spending money in videocards) and now I use a PS4. So the laptop, will be mainly for work and to connect to my Lg TV 4k to watch anime, but it doesn't hurt if I can manage to play my old command and conquer game's on it.

So, to summarise:

  • Buying laptop between August and September
  • Budget €1000
  • Preferably 15" (if possible)
  • Resolution 1080p
  • Able to connect to an Lg TV 4k by HDMI
  • Able to run command and conquer Red Alert 3
  • SSD at least 500gb
  • Possible durability of 3 years at least
  • Good battery life
  • at least 3 USB ports (if possible)

Also, if possible, I also need a good external SSD disk of 250gb, middle range, to storage additional data.


Thank you for your time and I wait with great enthusiasm for your replys.

Arc trooper... out. B|

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The Lenovo Legion 5 with a Ryzen 5 4600H and 1650 is by far the best option.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thank you for your reply, kind sir. Hmmm ryzen, never had one.

Will I notice any difference from an intel?

Not that I haven’t preference, but I’m eager to try.

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Just now, Arc trooper said:

Thank you for your reply, kind sir. Hmmm ryzen, never had one.

Will I notice any difference from an intel?

Not that I haven’t preference, but I’m eager to try.

Yes. The current landscape is such that Ryzen is a LOT faster while also running a lot cooler and having better battery life due to the far more advanced 7nm design of Zen 2. Intel is still stuck on an ancient design from 2015 that is really struggling to compete with AMDs CPUs in 2020. If you want intel, you'll r waiting till 2021 or 2020 when they release their first actually new design since Skylake

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thank you once again.

I was always interested in changing to AMD, but prices vs quality of desktop videocard was always a down, making me opting for nvidia + intel.

I also have been reading a lot post’s that suporte your statement.

Maibe this is it! Finally I will return to Amd! :D

 

I will check your laptop.

And about the SSD 250Gb external disk? Any tought about it?

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17 hours ago, Arc trooper said:

Thank you once again.

I was always interested in changing to AMD, but prices vs quality of desktop videocard was always a down, making me opting for nvidia + intel.

I also have been reading a lot post’s that suporte your statement.

Maibe this is it! Finally I will return to Amd! :D

 

I will check your laptop.

And about the SSD 250Gb external disk? Any tought about it?

You can use external drives with any laptop that has a USB 3.0+ port or USB-C port

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Hi. Will Ryzen 5 4600H and GTX 1650 have bottleneck?

I've checked with bottleneck calculator and it does say it will have bottleneck. I want to buy HP Pavilion series which comes with this combo and fits in my budget.Here's the link to the bottleneck calculator.

It says "Your graphic card is too weak for this processor on 1080p resolution."

I'm now confused whether to go with this or not.

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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

Greetings,

I have bought Legion 5 (Ryzen 5 4600H, GTX1650, 8GB RAM and 1TB SSD) at Lenovo online shop and it's a good machine depending your need's.


What I can say about the machine Is that you can forget playing games in Ultra Graphics. I installed Command and Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars and Dragon Age Inquisition (2007 and 2014 games) and was ok at max graphics for C&C 3 but not for DA Inquisition, because at max I could play it in Hight Graphics; in Ultra I would get a realy low framerates (a game of 2014!).
So yes, "Your graphic card is too weak for this processor on 1080p resolution."  The series GTX1600 were announced at 23.04.2019 so it's already an old video card.


But well, the issue wasn't that, because the laptop was mainly for work. The real problem is Lenovo support in Portugal... They work very bad!
I had to request the Pope permission, to talk with someone in Lenovo, because I wanted an detailed Invoice to confirm what I bought ( I wanted 16GB RAM version and they sent me 8GB RAM version) and was only by email, because not only they don't have a Portuguese commercial support to speak with the client, both Spanish and English phone services were offline ( I was within the time schedule).

So if you want to buy, they are fast to answer but if you want help my as well call the pope because it's easier...
The I tough, if have a problem in the Future with the laptop It's going to be a pain in the ass too... By the end, I requested a return and full refund.

So I'm back to zero again... It's almost time for University to start and don't have a laptop. :S

 

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