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Xbox series X VS Laptop

I'm trying to decide between getting a Xbox series X and a cheaper laptop purely for school/productivity or to just go for a gaming laptop. If i went with a gaming laptop I would have around £1300 budget so could get RTX 2060 mobile with an I7 10th gen and 16gb of ram. Would i get better performance out of the xbox or a laptop with that kind of specs. 

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The former sounds significantly better

Gaming laptops are heavier, have worse batteries and are usually much louder on an idle level

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2 minutes ago, Slottr said:

The former sounds significantly better

Gaming laptops are heavier, have worse batteries and are usually much louder on an idle level

When buying a gaming laptop, pick two:

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Cheap

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5 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

 

Fast

Cheap

In my experience, you cannot mix these two.

Fast and portable

Cheep and portable

These are your options, in my experience.

 

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Get the xbox series x and an affordable laptop. The Xbox will put even most desktop gaming computers to shame and gaming laptops are usually a far cry from what their desktop equivalents can do.

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10 minutes ago, YsGrandi said:

do you already own a monitor ? or you will use the xbox with a tv ?

I will use with a 24 inch 144hz 1080p monitor some of the time and the rest of the time on a 50 inch 4k tv

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3 minutes ago, DutchGuyTom said:

Get the xbox series x and an affordable laptop. The Xbox will put even most desktop gaming computers to shame and gaming laptops are usually a far cry from what their desktop equivalents can do.

Thanks, will probably go for something like a£700-800 Inspiron, envy or zenbook

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On 9/21/2020 at 3:04 AM, _lucalink said:

Thanks, will probably go for something like a£700-800 Inspiron, envy or zenbook

Wait for the ARM MacBook to drop, that's supposedly gonna be £800 and they'll have an education discount.

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I too would recommend the lighter laptop over a gaming one for school. A little weight savings doesn't sound like much but it is very noticeable over the day.

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Just go with the XSX and a decent laptop solely for school. My experience with any gaming laptops has just been that they are loud, hot and bulkier than all hell. Also XSX will be future proof outside of 2-3 years unlike the laptop.

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10 hours ago, Lord Vile said:

Wait for the ARM MacBook to drop, that's supposedly gonna be £800 and they'll have an education discount.

I really don't like Mac so will definitely not go for that. Should've said that I want a Windows laptop

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16 minutes ago, _lucalink said:

I really don't like Mac so will definitely not go for that. Should've said that I want a Windows laptop

Because a stable OS is a bad thing... For productivity MacOS buries windows

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Just now, Lord Vile said:

Because a stable OS is a bad thing... For productivity MacOS buries windows

I am just really not a fan and much prefer windows. Also I currently don't have any computer so need to get ASAP so can't really wait do that macbook

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11 minutes ago, _lucalink said:

I am just really not a fan and much prefer windows. Also I currently don't have any computer so need to get ASAP so can't really wait do that macbook

Fair enough but the best ones you can get are the AMD 4000 series and they're never in stock

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Can’t say for sure, since I buy games rarely, but with a constant stream of steam/gog discounts and availability of games (including xbox game pass), a gaming laptop might be a cheaper purchase in a longterm.

Unless you are planning on buying/selling xbox discs all time of course.

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