15.6 VR ready gaming laptop

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  1. firefdr

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    Hello, I'm looking for a reasonable powerful laptop able to play the most recent games (Half-Life Alyx included).

    General Questions

    1) What is your budget?
    around €1500-2000

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    d. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen

    3) Which country will you buying this notebook?
    Spain (preferably) or UK

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Like:
    b. Dislike: Dell

    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Gaming + home/personal computer

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?
    Desk mainly

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?)
    Yes, planning on playing HL:Alyx and Cyberpunk on it

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    Dont care

    10) Would you prefer to see the notebooks you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK?
    Online is ok

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc.

    Screen Specifics

    12) What screen resolution(s) would you prefer? (See further below for explanations.)
    1920x1080 144Hz (or possibly 2560x1440)

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (See further below for explanations.)
    Prefer matte but dont really care

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you need?
    200+GB SSD + 1TB HDD

    Timing, Warranty and Longevity

    16) When are you buying this laptop?

    17) How long do you expect to use this laptop?
    around 10 years (don't expect to keep gaming in high settings for that long, just for everyday use)

    18) How long could you afford to do without your laptop if it were to fail?
    Some days/weeks

    19) Would you be willing to pay significantly extra for on-site warranty, or would it be acceptable to you to have to ship the laptop to the vendor for repair with perhaps a week or more outage?
    Ok to ship the laptop

    Have a MSI GT60 since 2013 that still works pretty well (battery is busted), but looking to take the opportunity to replace it. I'm open to pretty much all suggestions.

    I prefer a UK English keyboard layout (or US English as second option) and full keyboard with a numpad. Backlit is nice but non-essential.

    And I'd like something reliable that won't give me trouble with drivers, configuration, etc (No integrated+dedicated graphics card please)
    32GB RAM would be a nice bonus.

    Thanks all. :)
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