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Laptop for college?

So, I wanna buy a laptop with good to great specs for college. My budget is around 1-2.5k dollars (mainly depends on how much i save up, really). I do want to play games as well, so great specs will be highly appreciated. Also, I don't really have any laptops in mind, maybe a Razor? But most people here don't seem to like them, so I'll probably stay away from them, unless someone can change my mind 

 

If you have any recommendations then please tell me, thanks

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The gaming laptop to go for right now seems to be a Zephyrus G14 w/ Ryzen.

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10 minutes ago, PoopDeOop said:

So, I wanna buy a laptop with good to great specs for college. My budget is around 1-2.5k dollars (mainly depends on how much i save up, really). I do want to play games as well, so great specs will be highly appreciated. Also, I don't really have any laptops in mind, maybe a Razor? But most people here don't seem to like them, so I'll probably stay away from them, unless someone can change my mind 

 

If you have any recommendations then please tell me, thanks

TL;DR: The Surface Book 3 and/Or the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 are really solid, the Surface book 3 because of how flexable it is (But for $2500 for a high-spec), while still being powerful while the G14 is great because it's professional-looking, powerful, and sleak for about $1500

 

The surface book3 could be suitable. $2500 gets you a 13.5 inch powerhouse, basically. GTX 1660 (I Think at least lol), some i7, probably a 10th gen, 32gb of ram, In case you're going to be editing or smnth, and 512gb of nvme storage. Also, You can detach the screen from the keyboard (which contains a battery, obviously the keyboard/backlight, and the graphics card), and It can function fine like a Ipad on it's own. Theres really only two downsides, one being that the design is nice, but still 5 years old, and that it's really expensive for the components that you get, without looking at how premium it is, or it's features. If you don't need the Functionality of the surface book 3, you could go with the ASUS ROG Zephyrus  G14- With a Ryzen 9 4800hs which basically stomps on Intels offerings, 16gb of ram, and a 2060 Max-q all around $1500 or so. It's a very premium device with a high-refresh display, and looks professional, but still pakcs a 2060. It's a pretty decent device at the slight lower end of your price range, that can perform very well. Don't expect it to do 1080P 144fps gaming on high for Triple aaa games, but It will get you decent performance for most games at medium settings.

I am NOT a professional and a lot of the time what I'm saying is based on limited knowledge and experience. I'm going to be incorrect at times. 
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CPU: 10700k Oc'd to 5.0 ghz                            GPU: RTX 3070 ventus 2x
Motherboard: Asus z490-v                                Cooler: Deepcool castle ex 120mm
Ram: Team tforce delta 32gb 3200mhz cl16     Case: Phanteks p418r (p360a ripoff) 
PSU: Apevia Prestige 800w

Notes:
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To me the 10700k seems pretty underrated. It's a very solid cpu. at 5.0ghz it draws 175-185w under full load. the Asus z490-v is a sh*t teir motherboard, I wouldn't recommend it for anything past a 10600k for light oc's only. Tforce ram is pretty but cpu cooler clearance can be an issue on them, so beware. the RTX 3070 is obviously a great card, but the ventus 2x is just horrible. Don't buy it, not now, not ever. It's flimsy af, you can't increase the stock power limit, the cooler is worse than the one on the 3070FE. If it's a choice between this and nothing, choose nothing. The deepcool castle ex 120mm isn't really on sale outside of prebuilts, but it's a nice pretty cooler, gets my 10700k up to 96c after a prime95 cpu test for 15 minutes. The p418r is basically what it looks like. P360a, slap a few cyberpowerpc logos on it, and you're golden. The Apevia Prestige 800w is bad, but not terrible. Runs respectably quiet and isn't a bomb. More than a lot of PSU's in prebuilts can claim.

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G14/g15 with ryzen 4000 is the way to go. until there are more out like it, the only one to get sub 1.8k

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Laptops that are somewhat decent for Gaming, are thick and heavy. Idk who would like to carry that shit around all day ;)

If your Budget is up to 2,5k...

Why don't you just build a Desktop-PC for around 1000-1300~, 

and get a 1000-1200 Notebook, that is only there for Working/studying?  Slim, Light, long battery live etc.

 

 

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8 hours ago, PoopDeOop said:

So, I wanna buy a laptop with good to great specs for college. My budget is around 1-2.5k dollars (mainly depends on how much i save up, really). I do want to play games as well, so great specs will be highly appreciated. Also, I don't really have any laptops in mind, maybe a Razor? But most people here don't seem to like them, so I'll probably stay away from them, unless someone can change my mind 

 

If you have any recommendations then please tell me, thanks

With a 2.5K budget you could get a laptop for college and a desktop for games

Dirty Windows Peasants :P ?

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