Gaming laptop under 2000$

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  1. drerd

    drerd Newbie

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    Hello guys , can you recommend me a gaming laptop under 2000$ ?

    What i would like to have on it :

    ~ new generation of processors , CoffeeLake ,to avoid Meltdown , Spectre patches

    ~a graphic card suited for VR , so minimum 1060 .

    ~ the screen needs to be very good quality with very good viewing angles, to avoid distortion of the colors /brightness when i move 10-15 cm up or down on the chair .

    ~I would like to have at least one nvme M2 slot for SSD and 1 thunderbolt 3 port for hooking up better video cards in the future after the one in it is obsolete .

    ~Good cooling system

    ~Decent speakers



    1) What is your budget?
    2000$

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    e. Desktop Replacement; 17"+ screen
    3) Which country will you buying this notebook?
    Europe

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Like: Clevo , MSI ,Asus
    b. Dislike: Acer

    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?
    Not second hand , only redistributed

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    VR , light - medium gaming , multimedia

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?
    I will also travel with it .

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?)
    Newer games and Dota 2 .

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    I don`t use it much on battery.

    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 them but at a good price i can order it online.

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

    Screen Specifics
    12) What screen resolution(s) would you prefer? (See further below for explanations.)
    1080p with very good viewing angles and colours

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (See further below for explanations.)
    Matte

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    Not too much

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you need?
    At least 1 TB.

    Timing, Warranty and Longevity


    16) When are you buying this laptop?
    Online
    17) How long do you expect to use this laptop?
    4-5 Years
    18) How long could you afford to do without your laptop if it were to fail?
    1 month

    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?
    I will not pay for extra warranty.
     
  2. BrightSmith

    BrightSmith Notebook Guru

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    Clevo PA71ES-G - 17.3" FHD IPS/3K - nVidia GTX 1070 - Intel UHD Graphics 630 - i7 8750H - TBT 3
    - Screen (Our laptops are delivered with screens that have no bright and dead pixels): 17.3" FHD IPS (1920x1080), 144Hz 9ms, 72% NTSC, non-glare LED (G-Sync)
    - GPU: nVidia GTX 1070 8.0Gb GDDR5
    - Processor: Intel Hexa Core i7-8750H (2.20-4.10Ghz) 9Mb cache 45W
    - Thermal Paste: TGC Liquid Metal (CPU and GPU)
    - Memory: Kingston HyperX 16Gb DDR4 2400Mhz (2x 8Gb)
    - HDD/SSD: Crucial MX500 1Tb SSD
    - M.2 SSD: No M.2 module
    - Intel Optane Memory: No Intel Optane Module
    - Wireless: Intel AC-9260 M.2 (1.73Gbps, 802.11AC) + BT 5.0
    - Keyboard: US International White Backlit Keyboard
    - Operating System: Windows 10 Pro NL 64-bit + Installation
    - Battery: 60Wh battery
    - Powerpack: 230W Powerpack
    - Warranty: 2 year carry-in warranty
    - USB-Stick: No USB-Stick
    - Bag: No bag
    - Antivirus: No Antivirus

    $1,937.39

    https://laptopparts4less.frl/17.3in...1ES-G-TBT-3-GTX-1070-game-laptop-samenstellen

    The Clevo model is PA71ES-G. When ordering in Europe also check out XMG, obsidian, dreammachines...
     
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  3. praetorianx

    praetorianx Notebook Evangelist

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    Go for MSI GE73 8RF and call it a day.
     
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  4. drerd

    drerd Newbie

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    I read that there are some overheating problems with the Clevo PA71 , due to processor being under WASD keyboards .

    The MSI looks ok , except one problem , the price which is over my budget. I will see if i can get some discount on black friday ...
    Thank you and you`re welcome to post any new ideas :)
     
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    BrightSmith Notebook Guru

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    Repaste + undervolt and the PA71 remains cool enough - but that's good advice for any 8750H. Power throttling is a bigger issue than temperature throttling for the chipset.
     
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    I will repaste it with Grizzly Cryonaut and undervolt, but i didn`t found anywhere what are the temperatures after this procedure , especially on the exterior . From what i understood people were complaining that the keyboard was getting damaged due to that heat. Before i had Asus G74sx and G750 , didn`t have any problem with excessive heat . Not i`m looking for something similar , i prefer to be more bulky and cool than to be slim and hot ..
     
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