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Posted · Original PosterOP

I am trading my desktop in my description away on craigslist tomorrow for a 2017** HP Omen Laptop. 

I Put *** since I'm not 100% sure about some of the specs of the laptop since the guys is not very good with computers (some of it is guessing based on hp website and the pictures he sent)

They got ryzen 1600, 8GB ram, 1TB hdd, 120SSD,r9 290 (watercooled)

I Got** i7 7700hq,8GB,1TB hdd,Optane drive?, gtx 1050

 

I plan to add atleast a 120 NVMe drive, bigger hdd, and at least 8 GB more RAM

 

I kept my rx480 and I was going to eGPU thunderbolt dock it. with ether a razer core or HPs own OMEN dock  (cuz its way cheaper)  

 

Does this seem like a good idea?


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3 minutes ago, ITheSpazI said:

I am trading my desktop in my description away on craigslist tomorrow for a 2017** HP Omen Laptop. 

I Put *** since I'm not 100% sure about some of the specs of the laptop since the guys is not very good with computers (some of it is guessing based on hp website and the pictures he sent)

They got ryzen 1600, 8GB ram, 1TB hdd, 120SSD,r9 290 (watercooled)

I Got** i7 7700hq,8GB,1TB hdd,Optane drive?, gtx 1050

 

I plan to add atleast a 120 NVMe drive, bigger hdd, and at least 8 GB more RAM

 

I kept my rx480 and I was going to eGPU thunderbolt dock it. with ether a razer core or HPs own OMEN dock  (cuz its way cheaper)  

 

Does this seem like a good idea?

No. Keep the desktop lmao. You have so much more room for upgrading in the future


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You did trade or your planning to trade... Your title and comment don't coincide.

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, AskTJ said:

Why not just keep your build?

I dont really have a laptop to take with me on trips (i do but its a 2009 macbook with a shot battery) and I don't have the money to just straight up buy a new laptop, so I thought this would be a good compromise 

 

2 minutes ago, SansVarnic said:

You did trade or your planning to trade... Your title and comment don't coincide.

 

Its basically not mine anymore, I just haven't physically gotten rid of it yet.


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You’re going to get less performance due to the thermal throttling the CPU will eventually hit. You essentially just downgraded overall. 


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Cancel the trade and buy a laptop. 

 

Tell him sorry & no. 


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Yeah agree with everyone in the thread, hit the brakes and back out. Keep your desktop.


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32 minutes ago, ITheSpazI said:

I dont really have a laptop to take with me on trips (i do but its a 2009 macbook with a shot battery) and I don't have the money to just straight up buy a new laptop, so I thought this would be a good compromise 

 

Its basically not mine anymore, I just haven't physically gotten rid of it yet.

So replace the battery of the MacBook.

If you want to play games on the go, then get a Switch.

 

That is my advice. Keep the desktop.

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I'm with all of the previous comments as well. Keep the desktop and replace the MacBook's battery!

The only thing you'll gain is portability, but for the hefty price of a decreased performance. Don't get me wrong, the 2017 HP Omen is a very decent laptop, but it is not worth it to trade in your desktop for this.

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