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Looking For School/Light Gaming Laptop

So I'm looking for a laptop for school, that can also do some light gaming (games like FFXIV, WoW, some gamecube/wii emulation, other light games).

My course is "Cyber Defense and Cloud Administration", a 2 year course for a diploma and relevant cisco/comptia certs.


My budget is $5000 CDN

The laptop needs a 256gb SSD minimum, and either USB type A or type C ports for both an external SSD and a flash drive.

Some nice-to-haves but not required: 4k, decent contrast ratio and colour grading (OLED would be nice), touch screen, HDMI port

I'd like to get something that'll last a few years. My course is 2 years, but I'd like to transition the laptop for use in work afterwards.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Edited by Krond
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A Hi-spec Razer Blade 15in, would be good. You can get a well built laptop, with everything you need. You can get an OLED 4k or a high refresh rate panel, and good hardware in the laptop.

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I've heard negative things regarding the Razer Blade 15's build quality, is there any merit to that?

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The build quality is high, similar to a XPS or surface. But some people have problems with it failing after a year or so, it's more of a chance. You might want to get the extended warranty especially since you're spending so much on it.

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Speaking of the XPS, do we know if the 2020 XPS systems will be available with an OLED screen?

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I also had my eye on a Zenbook Pro Duo; any thoughts on that device?

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