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What processor should I look for in a laptop?

I really want to buy a 2 in 1 laptop, but I really don't know where to look, what brand to go with, or anything like that. My budget is anything under $2000 USD, but more preferably under $1500. I know I want at least the modern basics: 1080p 60Hz, 15 inches, backlit keyboard, SSD, decent screen quality, and so on. I've heard Linus rave about the new Ryzen 4000 laptop CPUs being really great for both performance and battery life. Anyway, i have a few questions.

First, how do I know what CPU I should buy in a laptop?

Second, how do I know if I'll ever need a dedicated gpu in my laptop?

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Yeh like @jaslion said. What things are you going to be using this laptop to do. What size SSD would you like. Do you want to game or just do the average stuff, browse the web etc?

 

To know if you need a dedicated GPU, we need to know what your use is.

System

 

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600

Case: Phanteks eclipse P400A

Motherboard: MSI B550 Gaming Carbon WiFi

GPU: MSI RTX 3060 TI Gaming X Trio

RAM: 16GB XPG D60G CL16 3200MHZ

PSU: Sharkoon SilentStorm Cool Zero 650W

Storage: Crucial P2 1TB

 

 

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On 9/6/2020 at 2:25 PM, jaslion said:

What are you even going to do on it?

 

On 9/6/2020 at 2:52 PM, CloudPC said:

Yeh like @jaslion said. What things are you going to be using this laptop to do. What size SSD would you like. Do you want to game or just do the average stuff, browse the web etc?

 

To know if you need a dedicated GPU, we need to know what your use is.

I'll be doing school work, photo editing, programming/coding, and some light gaming. Probably nothing intensive, I have a nice desktop for hardcore gaming.

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Ah ok, anything that Quad Core should be fine. If you can find one with dedicated graphics like a Nvidia MX, would be nicer. But not a must

System

 

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600

Case: Phanteks eclipse P400A

Motherboard: MSI B550 Gaming Carbon WiFi

GPU: MSI RTX 3060 TI Gaming X Trio

RAM: 16GB XPG D60G CL16 3200MHZ

PSU: Sharkoon SilentStorm Cool Zero 650W

Storage: Crucial P2 1TB

 

 

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5 hours ago, Aaralli said:

 

I'll be doing school work, photo editing, programming/coding, and some light gaming. Probably nothing intensive, I have a nice desktop for hardcore gaming.

Just get the enxy x360 with the an amd ryzen 4000 cpu then. Would do the trick for you. It's 800$ for the base model.

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