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Buying a laptop for a colleague

Thanks for your suggestions people, 

He went for this in the end : https://www.scan.co.uk/products/156-asus-tuf-gaming-fx504ge-e4031t-fhd-i5-8300h-8gb-ddr4-128gb-m2-pcie-nvme-ssdplus1tb-hdd-4gb-gtx-1

 

but got it for £729 and next day delivery. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Trying to help a colleague but a laptop. Has only two specifications for it. 

 

1. wants to do casual photo editing on it with Photoshop. (sometimes raw images)

2. it has to be able to run the Sims 4. 

 

Can go upto £1000 , and we live in the UK. 

 

He is also just as impatient as me, so he wants it as soon as possible. And I need to stress this he is very impatient. I mean If i dont help him buy somethign this weekend, he might just go and buy a Mac on Monday. 


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7 minutes ago, JSind11 said:

He is also just as impatient as me, so he wants it as soon as possible. And I need to stress this he is very impatient. I mean If i dont help him buy somethign this weekend, he might just go and buy a Mac on Monday. 

Let him buy a Mac. Decent machines. For that budget, though, you won't be running the Sims on one :P 

 

Now, without my Apple hat on:

 

Something like this would be sweet:

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dell-Inspiron-15-6-Inch-Gaming-Notebook/dp/B01NAW8DX0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1532082133&sr=8-3&keywords=dell+inspiron+15+7000


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Does he need macOS


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lol these are terrible suggestions... 

get him a machine with a nice ips screen (important for photo editing)

Something like a Zenbook or new HP-Pavillion 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, NelizMastr said:

Let him buy a Mac. Decent machines. For that budget, though, you won't be running the Sims on one :P 

 

Now, without my Apple hat on:

 

Something like this would be sweet:

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dell-Inspiron-15-6-Inch-Gaming-Notebook/dp/B01NAW8DX0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1532082133&sr=8-3&keywords=dell+inspiron+15+7000

Really? Sims wouldn't run on on a £1000 laptop? Is it even that intensive a game? Im asking as I have no Idea having never played one.

 

6 minutes ago, CaptainKieseI said:

lol these are terrible suggestions... 

get him a machine with a nice ips screen (important for photo editing)

Something like a Zenbook or new HP-Pavillion 

I was thinking IPS too , I was just unsure of the availability of IPS in this price range.


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Preferred display size, weight and battery life? Also, does he need macOS?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, ZM Fong said:

Preferred display size, weight and battery life? Also, does he need macOS?

Preferred display size - 15 +

weight and battery life - doesn't matter 

need macOS - nope. 


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All with CFL-H CPUs and good quality display:

 

HP Omen 15 DC with 144Hz IPS (1050/1050TI)

PCSpecialist Recoil II with optional 144Hz panel - thin and light, slim bezels

Dell G3 17 - OKish cooling

MSI GF72 - OK-good cooling, OKish build quality

PCSpecialist Optimus IX 15/17 with optional 144Hz panel - OKish build quality, OK-mediocre cooling (needs repaste)

 

Slightly over budget:

Asus GL503GE with 120Hz panel - needs repaste

HP Omen 17 AN - OK-good cooling and build quality


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Posted · Original PosterOP · Best Answer

Thanks for your suggestions people, 

He went for this in the end : https://www.scan.co.uk/products/156-asus-tuf-gaming-fx504ge-e4031t-fhd-i5-8300h-8gb-ddr4-128gb-m2-pcie-nvme-ssdplus1tb-hdd-4gb-gtx-1

 

but got it for £729 and next day delivery. 


Cpu : AMD Ryzen 3 1200 (3.8Ghz), Motherboard : Gigabyte AB350 Gaming 3 - RAM : 8GB DDR4 2933 Team (Vulkan) memory, GPU : MSI GTX 980 4GB Case : Antec P50, Storage : 120GB Samsung SSD, 3TB WD Blue, PSU : 530w Thermaltake SPS-530MPC, Cooling : Artic freezer Pro 7, OS : Windows 10. 

 

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FX504 has cooling issue. Build quality also OKish


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, ZM Fong said:

FX504 has cooling issue. Build quality also OKish

Sorry, have you got any info on the cooling issues? I have not been able to find anything to say so? Also what is wrong with the build quality? Reviews I have seen do not seem to have have bashed the quality at all.


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21 minutes ago, JSind11 said:

Sorry, have you got any info on the cooling issues? I have not been able to find anything to say so? Also what is wrong with the build quality? Reviews I have seen do not seem to have have bashed the quality at all.

See Ultrabookreview and Notebookcheck. Also many users are complaining this issue in forums (LTT, KBR etc).


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My Phone: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Snapdragon 625, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM)

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