Getting Back in Gaming - Gaming Laptop

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by Dynamite201, Oct 16, 2019.


Which of these two do you feel is better for gaming

  1. Eluktronics MECH-17 G1R - 17.3" 144Hz (no gsync) I79750H - 32 GB Ram - RTX 2080 Max-Q - 1TB SSHD

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  2. ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701GX-XH76 - 240 Hz Gsync - I79750H - 32GBRam - RTX2080 Max-Q - 1TB SSHD

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  3. Other - Please comment below your other choice and reasons.

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  1. Dynamite201

    Dynamite201 Newbie

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    General Questions

    1) What is your budget?

    2-3K USD

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?

    Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen
    Desktop Replacement; 17"+ screen
    3) Which country will you buying this notebook?


    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Like: Asus, Eluktronics, MSI
    b. Dislike: Razor, Acer
    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?


    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?


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

    It will be moved around in the house from 1-3 floors. Likely to not leave the home.

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

    Yes. APEX Legends, GTA V, Final Fantasy (online and RPG)

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

    1-2 (of course higher the better but battery life is not critical as its a gaming laptop... it WILL be plugged in

    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?

    No preference, hard to see top gaming laptops in store.

    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.)

    1920 X 1080 (dont want oled)

    Trying to figure out if g-sync is really worth it considering the laptop I want will like push HIGH FPS. Unsure if g-sync is a factor when pushing 100+ fps.

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


    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?

    1 TB at least. I can add later as I am somewhat tech savy.

    Timing, Warranty and Longevity

    16) When are you buying this laptop?

    Soon (contemplating waiting till blackfriday for deals but unsure if at level of laptop i am buying there would be any deals.

    17) How long do you expect to use this laptop?

    As long as possible.

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

    no timeframe, I have everyday MacBook Pro.

    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?

    Acceptable to ship

    Price difference in poll is 2600 vs 3200 after putting in thermal applications, warranty's, boot usb devices, etc. The Eluktronics also have the Eluktroboost capability.
  2. RhyStar

    RhyStar Notebook Consultant

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    Honestly, you don’t need to spend more than 1500 usd to get a laptop that will play all of the games out there.

    I have the Lenovo Y540 with Rtx 2060, 16 Gb of ram and 1tb SSD. I even added another 2gb SSD (although 2nd drive is slower SATA).

    CPU is i7 9750h.

    Good luck,
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