Help me to choose a gaming laptop

  • DELL

    Votes: 1 11.1%
  • HP

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • ASUS

    Votes: 6 66.7%
  • MSI

    Votes: 2 22.2%
  • Total voters
    9
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JB007

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Hello,
Currently I'm using an home desktop for my private tasks, accounting, bank accounts, internet shopping, personal memories (photos, videos ...), watching movies, listening music and also for gaming.
Due to changes in my privacy I need a laptop to be able to enjoy these same functions wherever I go.
What I search is a laptop with great gaming abilities because the other tasks are usual for almost all the laptops.
Till today I never use this kind of laptop, only laptops for my work.
I would like to choose from the following brands: DELL, HP, ASUS, MSI
The important criteria for me are at least 16 Go of Memory, processor speed, audio quality, silence during intensive gaming, reliability, guarantee and after sale service.
My budget is 3 K € or a little more; of course less is better ;)
Thanks in advance for your help.
 
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plat1098

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Intel's Ice Lake processors are just out now, but if not, a Coffee Lake i7 with mobile NVIDIA RTX 2060/2070 and 500 GB or 1 TB NVM-e drive with a 15.6 screen is awesome. Did you see this link already for the various combinations?
Your budget says you can even consider a custom laptop. Cooling pad is suggested and an external drive enclosure for offline storage are recommended. That's what I have so that the hard drives are not inside the machine, taking up room and possibly trapping heat.



Choices for graphics: let's say: mobile NVIDIA 2070 RTX versus 1660ti for example. You can see here the quality:


AMD--don't know much of anything about its counterparts to Intel, only that it's less costly, sometimes way less.
 

Vasudev

Level 29
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I'd suggest Legion Y740 whichever fits your budget with RTX 2060 non MAX Q.
Do keep in mind that gaming laptops has shorter lifespan in terms of SW and driver support say 2 years. So, spend less on RAM,SSD and look at GPU and screen which will help in giving more resale value.
If you want reliability, look at Business grade laptop with TB3 port which can take eGPU like Thinkpad,Dell Precision or HP Probook(Even 7th gen, 8th gen CPU will do for gaming at 120-144Hz gaming).
 

JB007

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I'd suggest Legion Y740 whichever fits your budget with RTX 2060 non MAX Q.
Do keep in mind that gaming laptops has shorter lifespan in terms of SW and driver support say 2 years. So, spend less on RAM,SSD and look at GPU and screen which will help in giving more resale value.
If you want reliability, look at Business grade laptop with TB3 port which can take eGPU like Thinkpad,Dell Precision or HP Probook(Even 7th gen, 8th gen CPU will do for gaming at 120-144Hz gaming).
Thanks @Vasudev
Nice laptop but what are the last news of Lenovo « Superfish » ?
 

Vasudev

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Thanks @Vasudev
Nice laptop but what are the last news of Lenovo « Superfish » ?
I think its not used anymore and lenovo shipped a tool to disable it completely!
I think you were confused by Intel MEI minix module, correct? It has much more precise control over entire hardware for easy spying for govts.
 
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JB007

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Hello,
I found this "Dell Alienware area 51M" (Ordinateur portable de gaming Alienware Area-51m 17 pouces avec processeur graphique NVIDIA | Dell France) and it is very interesting for me with his Processor Intel® Core™ i9-9900K (2nd classified here UserBenchmark: Intel Core i9-9900K BX80684I99900K).
What do you think about it ?
Actually there is a 14% discount till 28 August.
I don't know what is the difference between every hard drive ? Can you help me to choose the fastest ?
Thanks in advance.

SINGLE DRIVE
Disque SSD M.2 PCIe de 1 To
+ 300,00 €
DUAL DRIVE
236Go RAID0 (2 disques SSD M.2 Optane 118Go)
+ 150,00 €
Disque SSD Intel Optane 118 Go + disque hybride 1 To (+ disque SSD hybride 8 Go)
Inclus dans le prix
Disque SSD PCIe M.2 512 Go + disque hybride 1 To (+ disque SSD hybride 8 Go)
+ 50,01 €
1To RAID0 (2 disques SSD PCIe M.2 512Go)
+ 200,01 €
2To RAID0 (2 disques SSD PCIe M.2 1To)
+ 750,00 €
TRIPLE DRIVE
2To RAID0 (2 disques SSD PCIe M.2 1To) + disque hybride 1To (+ disque SSD hybride 8Go)
+ 800,01 €
236Go RAID0 (2 disques SSD M.2 Optane 118Go) + disque hybride 1To (+ disque SSD hybride 8Go)
+ 200,01 €
1To RAID0 (2 disques SSD PCIe M.2 512Go) + disque hybride 1To (+ disque SSD hybride 8Go)

+ 250,01 €
 
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Gandalf_The_Grey

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I suggest you read this review and see if you can live with the + and - points:
 

Vasudev

Level 29
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Hello,
I found this "Dell Alienware area 51M" (Ordinateur portable de gaming Alienware Area-51m 17 pouces avec processeur graphique NVIDIA | Dell France) and it is very interesting for me with his Processor Intel® Core™ i9-9900K (2nd classified here UserBenchmark: Intel Core i9-9900K BX80684I99900K).
What do you think about it ?
Actually there is a 14% discount till 28 August.
I don't know what is the difference between every hard drive ? Can you help me to choose the fastest ?
Thanks in advance.

SINGLE DRIVE
Disque SSD M.2 PCIe de 1 To
+ INR 23,936
DUAL DRIVE
236Go RAID0 (2 disques SSD M.2 Optane 118Go)
+ INR 11,968
Disque SSD Intel Optane 118 Go + disque hybride 1 To (+ disque SSD hybride 8 Go)
Inclus dans le prix
Disque SSD PCIe M.2 512 Go + disque hybride 1 To (+ disque SSD hybride 8 Go)
+ INR 3,990
1To RAID0 (2 disques SSD PCIe M.2 512Go)
+ INR 15,958
2To RAID0 (2 disques SSD PCIe M.2 1To)
+ INR 59,839
TRIPLE DRIVE
2To RAID0 (2 disques SSD PCIe M.2 1To) + disque hybride 1To (+ disque SSD hybride 8Go)
+ INR 63,829
236Go RAID0 (2 disques SSD M.2 Optane 118Go) + disque hybride 1To (+ disque SSD hybride 8Go)
+ INR 15,958
1To RAID0 (2 disques SSD PCIe M.2 512Go) + disque hybride 1To (+ disque SSD hybride 8Go)

+ INR 19,947
I'd be honest with you. Don't buy that because its a ticking bomb and inventory may have faulty mobo or dGPU.
Even mine which is nearly 4 y.o is a ticking bomb after a guy or two had same issues say White smoke coming from bottom vents and mobo was fried even though it was idle. That's the reason I don't take it with me and rely on my old broken laptop from lenovo.
They've issues with FW, hardware and what not!
Follow this thread closely! *OFFICIAL* Alienware Area-51M Owner's Lounge
You can tag Papusan using @. Don't be fooled by superior hardware because its restricted via SW to under-perform. Its not a rant!
 

JB007

Level 17
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I suggest you read this review and see if you can live with the + and - points:
Thanks @Gandalf_The_Grey.
This review is awesome and shows a lot of flaws.

I'd be honest with you. Don't buy that because its a ticking bomb and inventory may have faulty mobo or dGPU.
Even mine which is nearly 4 y.o is a ticking bomb after a guy or two had same issues say White smoke coming from bottom vents and mobo was fried even though it was idle. That's the reason I don't take it with me and rely on my old broken laptop from lenovo.
They've issues with FW, hardware and what not!
Follow this thread closely! *OFFICIAL* Alienware Area-51M Owner's Lounge
You can tag Papusan using @. Don't be fooled by superior hardware because its restricted via SW to under-perform. Its not a rant!
Thanks @Vasudev
I think you are right and also thanks for the link.