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  Welcome to the post, need help picking a laptop pls

 

I live in Indonesia, if you need grasp of my currency value then im gonna compare a price of this laptop in US (Acer Predator Helios 300) to my region's price (also USD's value to my currency just got up from usual) 

 

Acer Predator Helios 300 i7-9750H 6c/12t GTX 1660 Ti 144Hz 1080p 16GB DDR4 512GB SSD in Amazon US

$1129

 

The same frikin laptop here convert to USD

$1396

 

Adding insult to injury, this acer would be called hard for the average people here to afford, for scale i've heard my fellow Indonesian (an average Senior High School Student) waiting and saving money for 2 months to buy a $160-180 phone (Realme, meh)

 

while in the US people with some 10USD savings can afford it in a time of around 100 days

 

Ok now, as title suggests, how much power is it required to play, say Assetto Corsa on a laptop?

 

I've got my only candidate to this date, Lenovo Ideapad S340 with Ryzen 5 3500U, 60Hz 1080p IPS display, 512GB SSD and 8GB dual channel RAM roughly at $470 USD (currency converted). From performance analogy, last gen's Laptop APU the R5 2500U is about as close to R3 2200G and the R5 3500U is about substantially better, correct me if there are mistakes please.

 

I could also look for help if there are any similar spec laptops or better at the $450-500 price range to add in to my research, also could I be getting away with decent performance in video production demands as well (Ai, Blender, Vegas Pro line) with the current candidate?

 

Thanks for every answer and attention  

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short story don't do it, too lazy to type out why so reply if you really want to know

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7 hours ago, Jumballi said:

short story don't do it, too lazy to type out why so reply if you really want to know

umm Im guessing because it's far from minimum spec furthermore the recommended spec...?

 

it's fine tho if you're not vibing to type the reason yet, I kinda understand what it feels like to explain a long reason so once again im ok

 

Does the Acer Predator above, meets the optimal experience? If yes I could step up (need some time as well..) to those Ryzen H series mobile Processors with GTX 1650s like the Asus TUF series, and a decent SSD as most of those Laps doesnt have HDD at it's base models

 

Thanks for the reply

"Make it future proof for some years at least, don't buy "only slightly better" stuff that gets outdated 1 year, that's throwing money away" @pipoawas

 

-Frequencies DON'T represent everything and in many cases that is true (referring to Individual CPU Clocks).

 

Mention me if you want to summon me sooner or later

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Note 10, S10, Samsung becomes Apple, Zen 2, 3700X, Renegade X lol

 

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14 hours ago, Ordinarily_Greater said:

umm Im guessing because it's far from minimum spec furthermore the recommended spec...?

It's "playable", but not enjoyable with 3500u.

14 hours ago, Ordinarily_Greater said:

Does the Acer Predator above, meets the optimal experience? If yes I could step up (need some time as well..) to those Ryzen H series mobile Processors with GTX 1650s like the Asus TUF series, and a decent SSD as most of those Laps doesnt have HDD at it's base models

Yeah that Predator is more than enough for Assetto Corsa, even good enough for Assetto Corsa Competizione or any sim racing games available. 

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11 hours ago, xAcid9 said:

It's "playable", but not enjoyable with 3500u.

Yeah that Predator is more than enough for Assetto Corsa, even good enough for Assetto Corsa Competizione or any sim racing games available. 

oo, the R5 laptop could play some heavy mod 1080p Most Wanted05 i guess. i can't get my head off from the value that it has, a full fledged 512GB SSD not a SSHD bs here, and that 1080p IPS at the price..

 

What about a 1650 laptop? it's not that far off from the price of this Lenovo and what SSD (M.2 and 2.5" form) to get then?

"Make it future proof for some years at least, don't buy "only slightly better" stuff that gets outdated 1 year, that's throwing money away" @pipoawas

 

-Frequencies DON'T represent everything and in many cases that is true (referring to Individual CPU Clocks).

 

Mention me if you want to summon me sooner or later

Spoiler

My head on 2019 :

Note 10, S10, Samsung becomes Apple, Zen 2, 3700X, Renegade X lol

 

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21 hours ago, Ordinarily_Greater said:

oo, the R5 laptop could play some heavy mod 1080p Most Wanted05 i guess. i can't get my head off from the value that it has, a full fledged 512GB SSD not a SSHD bs here, and that 1080p IPS at the price..

 

What about a 1650 laptop? it's not that far off from the price of this Lenovo and what SSD (M.2 and 2.5" form) to get then?

How much more cheaper compare to the Predator? GTX1650s is good enough for AC but 4GB VRAM is little bit concerning in 2020. 

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