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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey

I need some laptop suggestions, my budget is around 1100$

I need a device which I can occasionally game on but I'll be joining a college soon so I would like it to be well built and reliable for general coding and stuff

Thank You

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Depends what "occasional gaming" means but I'd say a used Thinkpad.


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Highly suggest thinkpad I’ve been looking into it a lot recently and am going to college soon so ill hopefully get it 

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asus tuf A15/17 are in that price range if you don't need a color accurate panel, other great ryzen 4800h laptops in that range too


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Posted · Original PosterOP
19 minutes ago, Cyracus said:

asus tuf A15/17 are in that price range if you don't need a color accurate panel, other great ryzen 4800h laptops in that range too

I looked into it, it has thermal issues apparently 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
25 minutes ago, omar0o said:

Highly suggest thinkpad I’ve been looking into it a lot recently and am going to college soon so ill hopefully get it 

Ideapad 5 15? Or any other? 

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12 minutes ago, Whitefang03 said:

I looked into it, it has thermal issues apparently 

The A17 manages to stay decent even with the cpu and gpu running power viruses https://www.notebookcheck.net/Asus-TUF-A17-FA706IU-Ryzen-7-Laptop-Review-Core-i9-Performance-for-1100-USD.466299.0.html

If running power virus loads on the cpu and gpu the A15 gets quite hot https://www.notebookcheck.net/Asus-TUF-A15-with-AMD-Renoir-and-Nvidia-Graphics-in-Review.469570.0.html

with reasonable loads temps don't get that high though. Well, hope you find something good for you.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, Cyracus said:

The A17 manages to stay decent even with the cpu and gpu running power viruses https://www.notebookcheck.net/Asus-TUF-A17-FA706IU-Ryzen-7-Laptop-Review-Core-i9-Performance-for-1100-USD.466299.0.html

If running power virus loads on the cpu and gpu the A15 gets quite hot https://www.notebookcheck.net/Asus-TUF-A15-with-AMD-Renoir-and-Nvidia-Graphics-in-Review.469570.0.html

with reasonable loads temps don't get that high though. Well, hope you find something good for you.

Thank you, what do you think of the base model zephyrus g14? 

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5 minutes ago, Whitefang03 said:

Thank you, what do you think of the base model zephyrus g14? 

It's a solid machine, good reviews, completely slipped my mind (was recently shopping 15"+ only 😅)


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5 hours ago, Whitefang03 said:

Hey

I need some laptop suggestions, my budget is around 1100$

I need a device which I can occasionally game on but I'll be joining a college soon so I would like it to be well built and reliable for general coding and stuff

Thank You

Why not a desktop? 


Dirty Windows Peasants :P ?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 8/11/2020 at 9:34 AM, kelvinhall05 said:

Depends what "occasional gaming" means but I'd say a used Thinkpad.

Occasional means I don't grind games, I am not crazy about em, I play them once every few weeks 

Which thinkpad? 

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35 minutes ago, Whitefang03 said:

Occasional means I don't grind games, I am not crazy about em, I play them once every few weeks 

Which thinkpad? 

Probably the newest T-series or X1/X1 Carbon you can find for your budget (or a slightly older one with better specs). You can probably find something from 2017 or 2018, so a T470 or maybe T480, or X1 Carbon gen 5.

 

If you want a smaller laptop, get an X-series.

 

(this is all assuming the few games you will play will run on an igpu)


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i use arch btw

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 8/11/2020 at 2:52 PM, Lord Vile said:

Why not a desktop? 

Because I will take it to my college, I don't wanna have a hassle of setting up a pc in my dorm

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1 hour ago, Whitefang03 said:

Because I will take it to my college, I don't wanna have a hassle of setting up a pc in my dorm

*puts down PC*

*plugs in*

 

= Hassle? 


Dirty Windows Peasants :P ?

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