Acer Predator Helios 500 (Ryzen+Vega) $1299

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  1. win32asmguy

    win32asmguy Moderator Moderator

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    Maybe you can consider a mobile workstation if its in your budget? The Precision / Thinkpad / Zbook lines are pretty durable and can have accidental damage added on to their support plans. My friend carted his Precision between multiple oil rig sites each day for 3 years and it held up just fine.

    I own the Helios and its a full plastic build - certainly fine if you are using at home or an office as a stationary DTR but if you are moving it around a lot it will definitely wear out faster than others. Certain things like the power jack are soldered to the mainboard, so if it breaks it means shipping the machine in to their service center and about a three week turn around time.

    Oh and feel free to post your own thread to the WNSIB forum for more suggestions. Everyone's situation is a little different and its easier to offer help with the full picture.
     
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    John239 Newbie

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    Thanks a lot I truly appreciate the response. I guess for now I'm going to look into getting a sturdy or laptop suggested by an individual above and perhaps one for gaming
     
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    alexhawker Spent Gladiator

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    +1 for a mobile workstation type machine.

    I have an eight year old Precision that's traveled to Europe and a bunch of other places, and to work and home with me daily. I ended up choosing this over the comparable Lenovo at the time because it had two cooling fans as opposed to just one.
     
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    I appreciate the feedback are you able to provide a link to one that you recommend
     
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    alexhawker Spent Gladiator

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    It's going to come down to your priorities. It's always a tradeoff in terms of price/size/weight/serviceability/etc.

    I would say start by taking a look at the Dell Precision line, or the ThinkPad W series.
     
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