Budget ($)
800

SUPRA

Level 3
As my current laptop is pretty outdated so I decided to buy a new one at first I selected an ASUS rog series laptop which was coming with I5 9th gen processor but I never play games on my laptop so I thought it will be a waste of power now I checked the famous thinkpad series luckily I found one within my budget but it has an AMD 3500u processor so how will it be to buy the Thinkpad one.
Here are the links to those laptops.

My budget is around 800$

Asus ROG
Thinkpad E495
 

SUPRA

Level 3
Both are good in my opinion. The ROG one would be more suited for gaming, whereas the Thinkpad would do less well with gaming, but would be more of a productivity machine. In the end, it really comes down to what you'll mostly be using it for
I mainly watch online contents and do some photo editing work as well as web development....but in future I want to do some 1080p video editing so which one will be better....
 

jogs

Level 18
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Thinkpad series too?
Yes

My friends who's into pc repairing business also says the same, Lenovoes have been giving too much trouble.
You should actually ask some people around you who are using Lenovo products to make things sure.
Also its good to know how's the after sales service of the particular product. You can actually visit some local shops and ask them.
 
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Vasudev

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As my current laptop is pretty outdated so I decided to buy a new one at first I selected an ASUS rog series laptop which was coming with I5 9th gen processor but I never play games on my laptop so I thought it will be a waste of power now I checked the famous thinkpad series luckily I found one within my budget but it has an AMD 3500u processor so how will it be to buy the Thinkpad one.
Here are the links to those laptops.

My budget is around INR 56,816

Asus ROG
Thinkpad E495
I'd choose Thinkpad over Asus ROG in terms of reliability. Ryzen APU or CPU is not that slow when you have sustained CPU or GPU usage.
Anyway, I'd also suggest upgrading to SATA/NVMe SSD 250GB-500GB and dual channel RAM for improved performance.
AMD CPU and GPU works out of the box in Linux and you get access to undervolting tools etc.. on Linux and Windows.
Then again, most gaming laptop SW and driver supports end after 2 years or less and switch to security only release when there's a major exploit or bug while Thinkpad series are guaranteed to have atleast 3-4 yrs of SW and driver support and may even give drivers for older Windows and have great Linux support out of the box.
Taming a gaming laptop on Linux needs a little work though.
 

SUPRA

Level 3
I'd choose Thinkpad over Asus ROG in terms of reliability. Ryzen APU or CPU is not that slow when you have sustained CPU or GPU usage.
Anyway, I'd also suggest upgrading to SATA/NVMe SSD 250GB-500GB and dual channel RAM for improved performance.
AMD CPU and GPU works out of the box in Linux and you get access to undervolting tools etc.. on Linux and Windows.
Then again, most gaming laptop SW and driver supports end after 2 years or less and switch to security only release when there's a major exploit or bug while Thinkpad series are guaranteed to have atleast 3-4 yrs of SW and driver support and may even give drivers for older Windows and have great Linux support out of the box.
Taming a gaming laptop on Linux needs a little work though.
So what about it's longevity. Will it last for 5 years?
 

Vasudev

Level 29
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So what about it's longevity. Will it last for 5 years?
Even the oldest Thinkpad from Ivybridge did get Spectre BIOS updates and latest MEI FW whereas my Ideapad didn't get it eventhough the CPU is upgradeable. Even I tried copying uCode and other stuffs to no avail. I simply recommend Business laptops if you want to last more than 5 yrs.
Its not that non-business laptops doesn't last but reliability and endurance wise they can take much more abuse in the bag during airplane security check etc...