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2018 Blade or Other College Laptops

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Hey Guys,

 

I want a laptop for college that can (hopefully) last me the 4 years, I'm not looking for a "future proof" laptop, just one that can handle being carried around for 4 years and put under heavy load without breaking. I prefer OS X but HATE the new keyboards they have on their laptops and their soldered SSDs. I want something stylish and thin, and I was looking at the blade 2018. I currently have a surface book i5 dGPU that's getting a bit long in the tooth. Ideally, I would get a surface book 2, but they don't offer 6 core CPUs and I want to be able to render projects overnight and a 6 core would be ideal. 

 

So, what I want:

Display:

Good enough, preferably over 1080p

touchscreen doesn't matter unless I could replace my surface book with it for note-taking. 

CPU:

Most power I can get

Size:

Thin as possible while not sacrificing too much

Battery: 

Minimum 4hr usage

OS:

Doesn't matter

GPU:

Ideally over a 1050, but it's for light gaming, I don't need something crazy

 

Overall, I think a 2018 blade would be nearly perfect, but I have firsthand experience with their extreme RMA rate. Are there any suggestions for laptops that fit the bill here?

Also: Anyone have a 2018 MacBook pro 15"? I would like one, but the keyboard and the high failure rate of the pro, in general, has kept me wary. 

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first off do you have a budget.

you want a thin and light laptop with an i7 (no way to get i9 without overheating in thin&light) and a better gpu than a 1050

my recommendations are:

xps 15   (i7 + 1050ti) (go for 16gs of ram instead of the 8gs)

aero 15x  (i7 + 1060/1070)

alienware m15  (i7 + 1060/1070)

razer blade 2018 (i7 + 1060/1070)

msi g65 stealth   (i7 + 1060/1070)

asus zephyrus (i7 + 1060/1070)  there is also a 1080 option but it as weird keyboard placement and stuff

 

 

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Where are you from? Budget? Preferred max weight in kg?

My Desktop specs:

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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

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6 hours ago, Happycowdance said:

no way to get i9 without overheating in thin&light

Most thin and light gaming/performance laptops will throttle even in medium load like games (some with less throtlting like AWm15 and Zephyrus M - not to be confused with Zephyrus and Zephyrus S)

My Desktop specs:

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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

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