Can't decide on school/lan laptop

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  1. ArchCel

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    General Questions

    1) What is your budget?
    max 1800 euro

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    e. Desktop Replacement; 17"+ screen, I reject to using anything below a 17" if I am to play games on it.
    3) Where will you buying this notebook? You can select the flag of your country as an indicator.
    Denmark, so within the EU

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?
    not likely due to needed reliabilty.

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Daily school machine, with the odd gaming session here and there.

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?
    I'll be moving atleast every 2nd day currently and probably more in the future.

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? If so, please state which games or types of games?
    I'll primarily play LOL, Overwatch, DotA, Quake Champions, MMO's every now and again.

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    atleast 3 hours of low intensity work (office, mathCad, webbrowsing, etc) Preferably above 4.

    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?
    perfectly fine with online shopping

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows (Windows 7 / 8), Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc.
    will be using windows, but will prefer not paying for it due to having student license available to me.

    Screen Specifics

    12) From the choices below, what screen resolution(s) would you prefer?
    between 1080p and QHD. preferably with either 120Hz or Gsync enabled panel, as I have grown very fond of freesyncon my desktop.

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (Scroll down to see explanations.)
    Prefer Glossy, but in the end I'm not willing to pay extra for it.

    Also don't care that much for IPS panels unless it's a glossy IPS.

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    Prefer a clean not to gamery look, but not really of importance.

    15) When are you buying this laptop?
    ASAP, my current has developed issues with booting, and i need a laptop for school work.

    16) How long do you want this laptop to last?
    3-5 years.

    Notebook Components

    17) How much hard drive space do you need? Do you want a SSD drive?
    Going to use the one from my old pc, so any harddrive below a fast m.2 with 500(ish) gb isn't of interest.

    18) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a DVD Burner, Blu-ray Reader or Blu-Ray Burner?

    I have a tendency to like my PC's to be above the specs i realistically need, thus essentially assuring a good first experience with it, as i tend to grow to either hate or love my machines. I have experience with computers and laptops.

    Generally i have sat my eyes upon a couple of options, however i am aware that i tend to want the best, despite it perhaps not really making any sense given the usecase.

    There is the one local to my country which is the cheapest of the bunch with a 1050 ti, however unsure as i can't identify what Clevo they are using.

    Then I looked at the PC specialist and their Defiance IV with a GTX 1070, which is out of stock sadly, but still an option that just requires me to wait till it's exam time, but i do have a back up laptop in the case my poor Lenovo gives up on me.

    Finally the most extreme and the one i sorta hinge towards due to the MXM GPU and the rule of cool with a desktop grade CPU, however I'm afraid of the battery life on it given the powerhungry cpu, while it might see some more use given the fact i get to play with the cpu.

    Might very well be overdoing it, for the primary purpose since it is going to be used mostly at uni, and then at best it might get to be used on my desk at home for watching something on. However I spend about 3 months at my parents during vacations a year, where it has to be able to run everything at 60 fps+ at high settings. This is also generally the time in which I am most likely to play a new AAA title or a demanding MMO.

    However generally i don't care too much about the weight of the beast, as long as I am getting something in return for the bulk. I'm also rather anal about temps, which is why i have issue with not knowing the chassis of the first option.

    Would love some input or other ideas for possible laptops :)

    Also moving my desktop to my parents during vacation is out of the question as It's too heavy and big to move, and I like my chassis to much to not use it :p
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