Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Laptop Suggestion?

 Share

Hey guys,

 

Been looking for a new laptop for a while now. I was able to narrow my list down to GS65 and the Razer Blade 15. I really like the blade design (and that trackpad!) but Razer's QC and CS really terrify me. I'm not exactly sure I want to spend a ton of money only to have the thing break after two days and have to deal with bad CS for the next three months... GS65's build quality is the only thing that's been stopping me from pulling the trigger. The hinge just looks weak and vulnerable; too many posts on the interweb with GS65 owners having cracked hinges...

 

Aside from these two, is there another laptop I should consider? Not a fan of the Aero 15x...

 

My budget is about 2500 and I'll be doing rendering and I'd like to game a bit also.

 

Thanks!

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Why not the Dell XPS 15, has a 1050Ti and a quad-core i7

AMD Motherboard Tier List  GPU Cooling Tier List  PSU Tier List  A Dive Into Custom Keyboards & Mechanical Switches

NEWCOMERS Remember to ' Reply ' to comments in order for people to see them, this is done by clicking the arrow icon at the bottom of a comment (Quote).

My Builds:

MEGA Desk Build

 

Blueberry Pi  R9 3950X  Asus X470 ROG Crosshair VII Hero Wi-Fi ATX  Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 4x16GB 3200MHz CL16  EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC Black Edition 11GB  EVGA P2 850W w/ Blue Sleeved Cables  Cryorig R1 Universal (Blue)  2x Corsair Force MP510 4TB w/ Asus Hyper m.2 V2  Corsair ML Pro Blue LED Fans  Fractal Design Meshify C TG ATX Mid Tower  

Asus ROG SWIFT PG348Q 100Hz IPS G-Sync UW  Dell UltraSharp U3419W 60Hz IPS UW  Custom TOFU96  Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB 

 

Work Rig  ThreadRipper 3970X  Asus Prime TRX40 Pro ATX  G.Skill RipjawsV 8x32GB 3200Mhz CL16  Nvidia Quadro RTX 6000 24GB  Corsair HXi 1000W  EVGA CLC 360 AIO  8x Sabrent Rocket 2TB w/ 2x Asus Hyper m.2 V2   Arctic P12 Fans  Phanteks P400A ATX Mid Tower 

 

Plotting Machine 1  ThreadRipper 2990WX  AsRock X399 Taichi ATX  Kingston HyperX Fury 8x16GB 2666Mhz CL18   Nvidia Quadro K600 1GB  Corsair RMx 850W  EVGA CLC 360 AIO ‖ 2x Sabrent Rocket 2TB & 2x Sabrent Rocket 4TB w/ Asus Hyper m.2 V2  Arctic P12 Fans  Rosewill RSV-L4500 4U  5x Dell DS60 60-bay JBOD w/ 1.2PB of HDD Storage  HP 22U Half Rack

 

Plotting Machine 2  R9 3950X  Asus TUF X570-Plus Wi-Fi ATX  G.Skill RipjawsV 4x16GB 3200Mhz CL16   Nvidia Quadro K600 1GB  Corsair RM 650W  Noctua NH-D15s Chormax ‖ 4x Corsair MP600 Force 1TB W/ Asus Hyper m.2 Gen4  Arctic P14 & P12 Fans  Silverstone FARA R1 ATX Mid Tower

 

J.A.R.V.I.S.  R9 3900XT  Asus B550-I ROG STRIX Wi-Fi ITX  G.Skill Ripjaws V 2x16GB 3600MHz CL16  EVGA GTX 1080 SC2 iCX 8GB  Corsair SF 750W Platinum  Corsair H100i Pro AIO  Noctua NF-A12x15 Chromax Fans  FormD T1 SFF ITX Case  

LG 75UM8070PUA 4K UHD 120Hz IPS HDR TV  Corsair K63 Cherry MX Red Special Edition Wireless  Corsair Ironclaw RGB Wireless

 

Archive Server  R3 2200G  Asus B450-I ROG STRIX Wi-Fi ITX  Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 2x8GB 3200MHz CL16 White  Vega Integrated Graphics  EVGA P2 750W  Prism Wraith Cooler  ITX Open Bench  2x HP SAS Expander  LSI-SAS9211  220TB of HDD Storage

 

SFF ITX Home PC  i5-7500  MSI B250I Gaming Pro Wi-Fi AC ITX  G.Skill Ripjaws V 2x8GB 2800MHz  Intel Integrated Graphics  Seasonic SSP Flex ATX 300W PSU  Cryorig C7  Velka 3 rev 1.2 SFF ITX Case (Grey)  

 

Laptop  Dell XPS13 2-in-1 7390 (2020)  i7-1065G7  32GB 3733MHz LPDDR4x  Intel Integrated Graphics  1TB NVME M.2  UHD+ (3840 x 2400) InfinityEdge Touch Display 

 

Keyboard Collection  GMMK Full Size  TOFU96 90%  ‖ KBD8x MKII TKL ‖ Drop CTRL High Profile TKL ‖ KBD Bella 75% ‖ GMMK Pro 75% ‖ XD84 Pro 75%  KBD67 V2 MKII 65%  KBD67Lite 65%  TOFU65 65%  KBD Blade 60%  Drop Carina 60%  Southpaw75 60% w/ Left Numpad  OLKB Preonic V3 Ortholinear ‖ CosPad XD24  ‖ KBDPad MKII

 

Key Cap Collection  GMK Boba Fett  GMK Red Samurai  GMK Laser CyberDeck +Novalties  GMK Arch  MaxKey B&W  Drop MT3 Camillo ‖ Matt3o MT3 /dev/tty  KBDfans Biip Torii Ext-2048  ePBT Less But Better +Novalties  EnjoyPBT Dolch  WinMix Mustard  Drop Skylight Horizon & Slate ‖ Glorious Black Aura  

 

Mechanical Key Switch Collection  Zealios V2 65g  Zealios V2 78g ‖ Zilents V2 67g  Tealios V2 67g  C³ Kiwi ‖ C³ Tangerine  Invyr Holy Panda  Durock T1 67g  Kailh Box Thick Jades ‖ Kailh Box Royal ‖ Kailh Box Heavy Dark Yellow ‖ Kailh Box Heavy Burnt Orange  Kailh Box White  Kailh Box Red  Kailh Pro Purple  Kailh Pro Burgandy  Gateron Ink Black V2  Gateron Black  Gateron Yellow  Gateron Brown  Gateron Green  Gateron Blue ‖ Cherry MX Black ‖ Cherry MX Brown ‖ Cherry MX Red

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

What about the ASUS ROG Zephyrus S? It has an 8750H and a 1070 max Q, the main downside is the fact that it only has ~2 hours of effective battery life.

In search of the future, new tech, and exploring the universe! All under the cover of anonymity!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Where are you from? Any preference on weight and battery life?

My Desktop specs:

Spoiler

AMD Ryzen 5 5600 Nvidia RTX3060Ti 8GB PNY XLR8 Gaming Epic-X RGB 16GB (8X2) 3200MHz CL16 Team Group MP33 Pro 1TB
ID-Cooling SE-224-XT White Gigabyte B550M DS3H mATX Tecware Forge M2 mATX White Case Montech Century 650W Gold

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm from the states. Battery life is important to me, 2 hours really won't cut it. I think the main thing for me will be a thin and light. Not a fan of the massive machines like Alienware...

 

Been looking at the XPS15 also!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

11 hours ago, KingsJoy said:

Battery life is important to me, 2 hours really won't cut it. I think the main thing for me will be a thin and light

Give me a range. eg min how many hours, max kg/pound

My Desktop specs:

Spoiler

AMD Ryzen 5 5600 Nvidia RTX3060Ti 8GB PNY XLR8 Gaming Epic-X RGB 16GB (8X2) 3200MHz CL16 Team Group MP33 Pro 1TB
ID-Cooling SE-224-XT White Gigabyte B550M DS3H mATX Tecware Forge M2 mATX White Case Montech Century 650W Gold

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

If you want a thin and light laptop that you can game on the options are limmited to dell xps 15 and maybe razer stealth or something like that. 

Im with you on this, actual gaming laptops look horrible ?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

On 10/25/2018 at 2:43 AM, GeneXiS_X said:

Give me a range. eg min how many hours, max kg/pound

My current non-gaming laptop only gets me about 2.5 hours, so if I can get double that, that would be awesome. And max 3 kg.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

On 10/26/2018 at 9:46 AM, daanneek said:

If you want a thin and light laptop that you can game on the options are limmited to dell xps 15 and maybe razer stealth or something like that. 

Im with you on this, actual gaming laptops look horrible ?

Yeah I figured as much... XPS 15’s webcam position got me while razer’s QC and CS are the reasons why I haven’t pulled the trigger on it. Went to Best Buy the other day and the GS65 doesn’t look awful, but it doesn’t feel like it’s worth 2000. Like just from it’s build quality.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

9 hours ago, KingsJoy said:

My current non-gaming laptop only gets me about 2.5 hours, so if I can get double that, that would be awesome. And max 3 kg.

You don't have to go for thin and light gaming laptops, go for bulkier laptops (under 3kg) with better cooling. 5 hrs of battery life in normal use can be achieved in gaming/power laptops with some tweaks. Also, your budget is overkill.

 

Here are some good options:

Spoiler

With 1060 GPU:

HP Omen 15 dc - non GSync, 144Hz or UHD panel, 70Wh battery

Asus GL704GM/GL504GM - 144Hz IPS

 

If you're fine with 1050TI:

Lenovo Legion Y730 17

Eluktronics NB50TK1

 

Options like Dell G5/G7 with UHD panel, Legion Y730 15, Legion Y530 (300nits, 72% NTSC), MSI GE63/GE73, Asus GL703GM/GE and Asus GL503GE might need some stretch to get ~5 hrs battery life

Alternatively, you can go for 'true' mobile workstations. They have highest build quality in general:

Spoiler

1. Lenovo Thinkpad P52

8850H, P3200 (slightly slower than 1060N), FHD 72% NTSC, 8GB, 500GB. Manual upgrade RAM+storage

 

2. Dell Precision 7530

8750H, P3200, FHD 72% NTSC Cam/Mic, 8GB, 256GB SSD, backlit keyboard, Intel 9260, 97Wh battery

 

3. HP Zbook 15 G5 - over budget

 

Choose the specs you wanted, these are just recommended specs

My Desktop specs:

Spoiler

AMD Ryzen 5 5600 Nvidia RTX3060Ti 8GB PNY XLR8 Gaming Epic-X RGB 16GB (8X2) 3200MHz CL16 Team Group MP33 Pro 1TB
ID-Cooling SE-224-XT White Gigabyte B550M DS3H mATX Tecware Forge M2 mATX White Case Montech Century 650W Gold

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share


×