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Laptop for Productivity / Gaming

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi All, 

 

I am currently looking into getting a new laptop with a screen no bigger than 15'. 

 

I was hoping you all would be kind enough to recommend different laptops for a price range of up to $2000. 

 

I would like to meet the following requirements.

  • Photoshop / Lightroom CC
  • Gaming (Runescape, Path of Exile and Fortnite)
  • 3D Modelling / Design
  • 1080p + Screen (Preferably 4K)
  • 2 in 1 OR can rotate the screen to use in tablet mode

 

I have been looking at the Dell XPS 15 with 512GB SSD 7th Gen i7 and 16GB RAM with a 1050 or alternatively the Huawei Matebook X Pro. 

 

Thank you for your time. 

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I would get a dell inspiron 15 7000 as it has a dedicated gpu and a i7 8th gen and a UHD screen

This one also looks nice.

https://www.amazon.com/HP-Spectre-i7-8550U-3840x2160-Convertible/dp/B076QQRWZF/ref=sr_1_5?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1532612145&sr=1-5&refinements=p_n_feature_seven_browse-bin%3A3012497011


Beta!  X570 VRM + Features list (PM me if you want to help) 

 

Will prob be making an X570 "tier" list when that is completed.

Some Custom Loop Questions, please help answer them.

 

PC (Main)

 

CPU: i5-8400 CPU Cooler: Cryorig M9 Plus   Motherboard: Gigabyte B360M DS3H | RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x8 DDR4-2400

 Boot/OS SSD: Inland 480GB SSD | Video Card: RX 570 4GB Strix OC | Case: Fractal Design Meshify C White TG (11/10) PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750

Monitor: Sceptre 24" 1080p 75hz Webcam: Logitech C920s

 

NAS:

Synology DS418J w/ 4x WD Red Pro 6TB RAID 10 (used 7.3/12TB)

 

Phone/Tablet:

iPhone XR 64GB iPad Mini 4 128GB

 

Laptops:

Dell XPS 15 9570 i7-8750H + 1050 ti + 20GB ram (16+4) + 1TB EX920 SSD

 

My old computers:

Athlon XP + 2GB DDR1 (!) + R9600 Pro 256MB Core 2 Quad Q8400 @ 3.4ghz + GTX 275 | i5-3570k @ 4.4ghz + GTX 

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Where are you from? Preferred weight and battery life?


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

Where are you from? Preferred weight and battery life?

I would ideally like it to be thin and Light (Around 3-4 pounds). Battery life doesn't matter that much to me as long as it can go around 4 hours on the battery that's good enough for me. :) and I'm from the UK.

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1 hour ago, JamDoughnut said:

Around 3-4 pounds

Then you have to sacrifice performance (cannot get CFL-H CPU). You sure?


Feel free to ask for recommendations if you're looking for a new lappy!

 

My daily driver: Lenovo Legion Y530 [REVIEW]

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Intel Core i5-8300H Nvidia GTX1050TI 2GB LP156WFG-SPB2 144Hz IPS 16GB 2666MHZ DDR4 RAM (2x8GB) PM981 256GB+ST1000LM035 1TB

Laptop reviews: Check them out here

 

Who is Clevo, Tongfang, Quanta?

 

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

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, ZM Fong said:

Then you have to sacrifice performance (cannot get CFL-H CPU). You sure?

If you could provide a few examples of some heavier laptops with better performance and some with less performance but lightweight that would be great. 

I can then research and look at reviews and see which one I think will be best. 

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2 hours ago, Firewrath9 said:

I would get a dell inspiron 15 7000 as it has a dedicated gpu and a i7 8th gen and a UHD screen

This one also looks nice.

https://www.amazon.com/HP-Spectre-i7-8550U-3840x2160-Convertible/dp/B076QQRWZF/ref=sr_1_5?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1532612145&sr=1-5&refinements=p_n_feature_seven_browse-bin%3A3012497011

What would be comparable without the touchscreen? I have similar needs but don't need a touchscreen and can transfer that to performance or reduced cost. 

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6 hours ago, mick14731 said:

What would be comparable without the touchscreen? I have similar needs but don't need a touchscreen and can transfer that to performance or reduced cost. 

idk, i think it comes as touchscreen with it being a 2-in-1, most 2-in 1s have a touchscreen


Beta!  X570 VRM + Features list (PM me if you want to help) 

 

Will prob be making an X570 "tier" list when that is completed.

Some Custom Loop Questions, please help answer them.

 

PC (Main)

 

CPU: i5-8400 CPU Cooler: Cryorig M9 Plus   Motherboard: Gigabyte B360M DS3H | RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x8 DDR4-2400

 Boot/OS SSD: Inland 480GB SSD | Video Card: RX 570 4GB Strix OC | Case: Fractal Design Meshify C White TG (11/10) PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750

Monitor: Sceptre 24" 1080p 75hz Webcam: Logitech C920s

 

NAS:

Synology DS418J w/ 4x WD Red Pro 6TB RAID 10 (used 7.3/12TB)

 

Phone/Tablet:

iPhone XR 64GB iPad Mini 4 128GB

 

Laptops:

Dell XPS 15 9570 i7-8750H + 1050 ti + 20GB ram (16+4) + 1TB EX920 SSD

 

My old computers:

Athlon XP + 2GB DDR1 (!) + R9600 Pro 256MB Core 2 Quad Q8400 @ 3.4ghz + GTX 275 | i5-3570k @ 4.4ghz + GTX 

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10 hours ago, JamDoughnut said:

If you could provide a few examples of some heavier laptops with better performance and some with less performance but lightweight that would be great. 

I can then research and look at reviews and see which one I think will be best. 

Zephyrus M or Ultrabooks?


Feel free to ask for recommendations if you're looking for a new lappy!

 

My daily driver: Lenovo Legion Y530 [REVIEW]

Spoiler

Intel Core i5-8300H Nvidia GTX1050TI 2GB LP156WFG-SPB2 144Hz IPS 16GB 2666MHZ DDR4 RAM (2x8GB) PM981 256GB+ST1000LM035 1TB

Laptop reviews: Check them out here

 

Who is Clevo, Tongfang, Quanta?

 

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

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

Zephyrus M or Ultrabooks?

The Zephyrus M specs look great! However, what would it be like for Photoshop / Lightroom in terms of the display?

 

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1 hour ago, JamDoughnut said:

However, what would it be like for Photoshop / Lightroom in terms of the display?

The display quality is excellent


Feel free to ask for recommendations if you're looking for a new lappy!

 

My daily driver: Lenovo Legion Y530 [REVIEW]

Spoiler

Intel Core i5-8300H Nvidia GTX1050TI 2GB LP156WFG-SPB2 144Hz IPS 16GB 2666MHZ DDR4 RAM (2x8GB) PM981 256GB+ST1000LM035 1TB

Laptop reviews: Check them out here

 

Who is Clevo, Tongfang, Quanta?

 

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

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