15' Portable High-End Laptop.

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  1. Novocus

    Novocus Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello! I'm here because i need some help and advice. Sadly i know a desktop is way better in cooling and performance but I don't have enough space in my desk for a desktop. Therefore, I started my long journey to find the best gaming laptop(for me, because that is subjective) I found the Aorus X5 V8, awesome specs, not gamer looking, macro keys, good color accuracy, it was looking the perfect laptop on paper. But then I found Aorus/Gigabyte doesnt have good support and the laptop doesn't have good thermals, so now im a bit lost because I don't have a clue what type of laptop I want. The reason that i want a portable is because im going to college(studying media, focused in tv/film) and i would like to go and do everything from my laptop. Thank you very much in advance for taking the time to read and help me.

    1) What is your budget?
    Around 2000£-2500£. (Around 2500$/3000$)

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?

    Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen

    3) Where will you buying this notebook? You can select the flag of your country as an indicator.
    UK
    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Like: N/A
    b. Dislike: Apple.

    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?
    No

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Primarly gaming, but i will do light video editing, photoshop, ae, and i want to try 3D design.

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?
    Yes, from my house to college.
    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? If so, please state which games or types of games?
    FPS, MMORPG, AAA, almost anything i would say.
    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    Around 2-5 hours. I can be a bit flexible with this.
    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?
    I would like to see some reviews, thats enough for me.
    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows (Windows 7 / 8), Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc.
    w10.
    Screen Specifics

    12) From the choices below, what screen resolution(s) would you prefer? Keep in mind screen size in conjunction with resolution will play a large role in overall viewing comfort level. Everyone is different. Some like really small text, while others like their text big and easy to read. (Scroll down to see screen resolution information.)
    1080p or 1440p. With 120hz minimum. No more than that and with good colour accuracy
    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (Scroll down to see explanations.)
    I dont mind any.
    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    I dont want a gamer looking laptop (For example, i dont like Asus-MSI laptops).
    15) When are you buying this laptop?
    Couple of months maybe.
    16) How long do you want this laptop to last?
    5years aprox.
    Notebook Components

    17) How much hard drive space do you need? Do you want a SSD drive?
    1 TB HDD. Yes, i want a SSD.
    18) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a DVD Burner, Blu-ray Reader or Blu-Ray Burner?
    No.

    Thanks again,

    Novocus.
     
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  2. Calipha

    Calipha Notebook Enthusiast

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    This seems like the perfect choice for you, build quality and battery life are questionable though:

    http://www.sagernotebook.com/Notebook-NP8953.html
    • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H Processor
    • 15.6" Full HD, 144Hz 5ms, 72% NTSC IPS Matte Display
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5
    • 16GB DDR4 at 2400MHz
    • 120GB Western Digital Green M.2 SSD + 1TB 7200rpm HDD
    • Intel Wireless-AC 9560 + Bluetooth
    • Color illuminated keyboard
    • Windows 10 Home 64-Bit Edition
    • 0.73 inches thin Ultra-slim design
     
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  3. RampantGorilla

    RampantGorilla Notebook Deity

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    Either get the Gigabyte Aero 15X (gtx 1070 max q), the Aero 15 (gtx 1060) or the ASUS GM501.

    Reviews of each machine can be found below:
    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Gigab...070-Max-Q-Full-HD-Laptop-Review.296594.0.html

    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Asus-...-GTX-1070-Full-HD-Laptop-Review.293956.0.html

    You could also look at these two laptops from PCSpecialist:
    https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/recoil-II-15/

    https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/defianceXS-II-15/

    You can call PCSpecialist to find out more about how colour accurate the screens are and what specification you should pick.
     
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    B0B B.O.A.T.

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    All of these thin chassis laptops will run HOT especially on their cpu. Specifically the 8750h.

    The Zephyrus had the best chance with its bottom panel lift away design. Even after undervolting and repasting, temps while in check, has fan acoustics at 70db.

    On top of that 120+ hz will ultimately require even more from your cpu and push heat even further.

    Also, for best performance on high refresh rate displays make
    sure your laptop is configured with dual channel RAM.

    Don’t let that steer you away from laptops. But perhaps consider thicker alternatives.
     
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    Porter Notebook Virtuoso

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    I would say the P751TM-G would fit this. It is thicker but will last a while with the desktop CPU and replaceable CPU/GPU/memory/quad storage options. It does not look gamer to me, very plain and business like. 2-3 hrs on battery should be obtainable for office tasks. It's right at the top end of your budget with an 8700K and 1080 gpu. You could drop both a model or two and save money and still be very capable.
     
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    Novocus Notebook Enthusiast

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    Sadly, this is too thick for me :( I WOULD love to have the upgrade and replaceable CPU/GPU, but this is not that portable to me because I will use it for college. I was looking at the clevo page and they dont have a Non MQ 1070 for a 15.6 I know MQ are really thin, and high temperature, which Im trying to avoid like B0B.
    Thank you kindly to both of you, really. I Think I will try the Aorus x5 v8 but from a reseller like HIDevolution if something goes wrong. Probably I spend a little bit with more RAM and a complete repaste. I know how a good paste can increase thermals in a amazing way. When I did this post I didnt know about HIDevolution and I was going to buy it directly from the page, thats why I was scared about the support from Gigabyte/Aorus. With HIDEvo I know Im more safe right know.
    Again, Thanks.

    Novocus
     
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    Novocus Notebook Enthusiast

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    The Zephyrus is amazing, not gonna lie. The thing I dont like about is the ASUS aesthetics with those red flashy accents and general looking of the laptop. I`ve heard some good stuff about the Gigabyte 15 so I will take the risk. Thank you kindly for the help.
     
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    Chuck Burhanna Newbie

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    I recently received an Aero 15x as a birthday gift and couldn't be happier. It is very light, lasts forever on a battery and can play all of my games at high detail. I would recommend this PC to anyone looking for a fast, light gaming laptop. I would give it 5 stars
     
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    Glad you like it and WOW, that's a nice B-Day gift :)
     
  10. Chuck Burhanna

    Chuck Burhanna Newbie

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    Yep...My wife is the BEST !
     
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