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Looking for a gaming laptop in Germany for around 2.6k EUR

Pretty much what the title says. 

 

I recently relocated to Germany for work and had to leave my gaming desktop behind and since I'll likely be moving a couple more times before settling in a more permanent situation I'm entertaining the idea of getting a high end gaming laptop instead. 

 

Budget is around EUR$2600 but can stretch it a bit more if necessary. I will be buying it in Germany and ideally I'd like to be able to pay through PayPal so that rules Amazon out. 

 

Now, for what I'm looking for:

  • 15 or 17 inches. 
  • Good screen with high refresh rate + G-Sync. 
  • 2070/2080. 
  • One of the new 8-core Intel processors and 32GBs or RAM would be awesome as I do a lot of development stuff with VMs, containers and stuff running in the background. 
  • I won't be carrying it around with me all day long so can be on the thicker and heavier side of things. 
  • I will likely be using it with Linux most of the time with dual boot to Windows for games that I can't get to run and for a VR headset. 
  • I'd love for the battery life to last a decent amount but I know I can't expect miracles with the rest of the hardware I'm looking for. 

 

Intended use:

  • Software development. 
  • Gaming (esport stuff like Overwatch but also 'pretty' games like Witcher, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, etc). 
  • Writing, movies, and other media consumption. 

 

One of the options I was looking at is this ASUS Zephyrus but I'm open to ideas. 

 

I know the best option would be a thin and light for work and a beefy desktop computer but that will not be a possibility in the near future without running into a logistic nightmare when moving around. I thought about a good thin/light with thunderbolt for an external GPU+Monitor but I'll end up paying more to land on the same situation as if I tried to move a gaming desktop. 

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15 hours ago, Laucien said:

can be on the thicker and heavier side

even up to 5kg?

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4 hours ago, genexis_x said:

even up to 5kg?

Admittedly that might be pushing it a bit but I'm willing to entertain the idea haha. 

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Mmm I'm checking out this one -> https://www.dell.com/de-de/shop/laptops-2-in-1-pcs/alienware-area-51m-gaming-laptop/spd/alienware-17-area51m-laptop 

 

The thing is huge and worse specs than the ASUS Zephyrus for more money though with the 15% off for Black Friday it ends up costing around the same. The user upgradability is great but I'm not sure how useful that would be in real life seeing how it already has a pretty beefy CPU and the GPU is a proprietary format you have to buy from Dell. 

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1 hour ago, Laucien said:

Mmm I'm checking out this one -> https://www.dell.com/de-de/shop/laptops-2-in-1-pcs/alienware-area-51m-gaming-laptop/spd/alienware-17-area51m-laptop 

 

The thing is huge and worse specs than the ASUS Zephyrus for more money though with the 15% off for Black Friday it ends up costing around the same. The user upgradability is great but I'm not sure how useful that would be in real life seeing how it already has a pretty beefy CPU and the GPU is a proprietary format you have to buy from Dell. 

I trust Alienware with build quality more. 

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33 minutes ago, kokakolia said:

I trust Alienware with build quality more. 

Only comparison point I have with Dell is that I bought one of their old XPS laptops ten years ago and that thing is still working. Build quality aside what I definitely trust is Dell's warranty/post-sale service. 

 

The more I look at it the more I'm kinda leaning for the alienware... its just on the limit of heavy/bulky I was thinking haha. 

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17 hours ago, Laucien said:

Admittedly that might be pushing it a bit but I'm willing to entertain the idea haha. 

Why not laptop+desktop?

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7 hours ago, genexis_x said:

Why not laptop+desktop?

Because this year (as in, 2020) I will likely be moving around regularly. I just relocated for work to Germany so I'll be staying in temporary apartments for a while until I can find some permanent accommodations. Then there's the whole situation on whether we're gonna stay here long time or not so I'd rather avoid anything that would add more of a logistic nightmare when moving haha. That's also the main reason why I didn't bring my gaming desktop with me. 

 

A laptop, even a heavy one, I can just stash into a bag as a single unit. 

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Maybe a Clevo P750/P775 with delided+LM CPU, though there is no German reseller that offers that. Might want to consider buying from ObsidianPC (Portugal) Edit: apparently Dreammachines accept shipping to Germany. And they offer delid+LM and Prema BIOS

 

Or a 2080 laptop. Any links of online stores?

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