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First thing's first: 

  • This laptop is for my sister
  • This laptop is for a light gamer. GTX 1050 would be fine.
  • $2000 is about as much as I think I could convince my mother to do.
  • She needs it for school (lightweight)
  • She wants to be able to smoothly photoshop without issue.
  • GOOD DISPLAY. She don't need no shitty whitewashed IPS or poor-angle-TN display.

 

Okay, here's my two cents. I'm looking for a laptop for my sister, she likes to use photoshop, but our 'family' laptop is some $400 laptop from 3 years ago. (it's bad. mmkay?) It'd be great if it weren't some giant fucking brick, she needs to be able to take it to school and use it on the go and such. I would love for it to have a 1050 and 500GB SSD, also an IPS panel with good contrast is a must. I was looking at the surface book 2, but the only 500 GB ssd variant they have also comes with 16 GB RAM and is $500 more expensive than the version with 256GB and 8GB of RAM... A huge spike.

I don't know laptops. Please link laptops that would work well for her use case. 

CPU: i7-7700K | GPU: ASUS RTX 2080 Super | RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance | Motherboard: MSI M5 Gaming | SSDs: 1TB Samsung 970 Evo + 1TB Samsung 850 Evo + 120GB Kingston SSDNow + 500GB SK hynix SL308 500GB  | HDD: WD Caviar Blue 1 TB 

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Depending on her definition of gaming, this would work great for all of those:

https://www.apple.com/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro?product=MPXW2LL/A&step=config# 

 

When school is concerned in you need battery life and portability so a beefy GPU is going to have to take the back seat. 

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6 minutes ago, DrMacintosh said:

Depending on her definition of gaming, this would work great for all of those:

https://www.apple.com/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro?product=MPXW2LL/A&step=config# 

 

When school is concerned in you need battery life and portability so a beefy GPU is going to have to take the back seat. 

Light gaming as in she will play AAA titles, she just doesn't care so much about 'DAT 144FPS' or 'da best graph1cs!' like I would

CPU: i7-7700K | GPU: ASUS RTX 2080 Super | RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance | Motherboard: MSI M5 Gaming | SSDs: 1TB Samsung 970 Evo + 1TB Samsung 850 Evo + 120GB Kingston SSDNow + 500GB SK hynix SL308 500GB  | HDD: WD Caviar Blue 1 TB 

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Just now, Swiftfeather said:

Light gaming as in she will play AAA titles, she just doesn't care so much about 'DAT 144FPS' or 'da best graph1cs!' like I would

AAA gaming is not "light" lol 

Laptop: 2019 16" MacBook Pro i7, 512GB, 5300M 4GB, 16GB DDR4 | Phone: iPhone 13 Pro Max 128GB | Wearables: Apple Watch SE | CPU: R5 2600 | Mobo: ASRock B450M Pro4 | RAM: 16GB 2666 | GPU: ASRock RX 5700 8GB | Case: Apple PowerMac G5 | OS: Win 10 | Storage: 480GB PNY SSD & 2TB WD Green HDD | PSU: Corsair CX600M | Display: Dell 27 Gaming Monitor S2719DGF 1440p @155Hz, Dell UZ2215H 21.5" 1080p, ViewSonic VX2450wm-LED 23.6" 1080p | Cooling: Wraith Prism | Keyboard: G610 Orion Cherry MX Brown | Mouse: G303 | Audio: Audio Technica ATH-M50X & Blue Snowball
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2 minutes ago, DrMacintosh said:

AAA gaming is not "light" lol 

She's not gonna be playing all the time, it'll be a once in a while kind of thing. I want to introduce her to the land of limitless possibilities AKA PC gaming

CPU: i7-7700K | GPU: ASUS RTX 2080 Super | RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance | Motherboard: MSI M5 Gaming | SSDs: 1TB Samsung 970 Evo + 1TB Samsung 850 Evo + 120GB Kingston SSDNow + 500GB SK hynix SL308 500GB  | HDD: WD Caviar Blue 1 TB 

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