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I was wondering if I should get a new laptop. The one that I have is the Acer Predator helios 500 (1070 + i7 8750h). The one that I was thinking of getting is:https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKASU506084/ASUS-TUF-TUF506IV-HN254T-RTX-2060-Gaming-Laptop-15
 
Main concerns are thermals and gaming performance. The 2060 laptop is a great deal for NZ prices but I want a second opinion.

Acer Predator Helios 500

 

8th Gen Intel Core i7 8750H

Nvidia Geforce GTX 1070 8GB (Mobile)

16GB DDR4 SDRAM

1TB Hard Drive

256 GB Solid State Drive

Processor Speed 2.20 GHz

Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11ac

Screen Resolution 1920 × 1080

Operating System: Windows 10 Home

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Heads up, the screen on that is garbage for colors

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My personal move if I was in the market for a gaming laptop would be to wait for mobile versions of the new GPUs to come out.  It does put kind of a long wait on things.  Might be why it’s so cheap.  

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6 hours ago, gravdestroyer said:
I was wondering if I should get a new laptop. The one that I have is the Acer Predator helios 500 (1070 + i7 8750h). The one that I was thinking of getting is:https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKASU506084/ASUS-TUF-TUF506IV-HN254T-RTX-2060-Gaming-Laptop-15
 
Main concerns are thermals and gaming performance. The 2060 laptop is a great deal for NZ prices but I want a second opinion.

If your current one is working fine and playing your games to your satisfaction, I'd say save your money. You might get a few frames from a 2060 versus a 1070 but not worth spending money on. And the TUF series has garbage panels, there's a dude called Jarrod on Youtube that reviewed them and showed how terrible their colors and response times were, despite being 144Hz panels.

 

Q2 of 2021 the 3000 series mobile GPUs should out, and that'd be a decent upgrade from your current setup if you were so inclined.

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7 hours ago, gravdestroyer said:

avoid TUF

 

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