Laptop for gaming + graphic design work (Canada)

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by carol_sama, Mar 1, 2021.

  1. carol_sama

    carol_sama Notebook Enthusiast

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    1) What is your budget?
    2k cad

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    d. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen but I can consider 17 inch too
    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: nop
    b. Dislike: nop
    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Image manipulation and Illustration + gaming

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?
    99% of time in my desk

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?)
    Civilization, Rocket League, Dragon Quest, Counter Strike, Horizon Zero, Tekken, FTL...

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    It will stay plugged for the majority of time

    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?
    Its ok!

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc.
    Windows, but I am going to try dual boot with Linux

    Screen Specifics

    12) What screen resolution(s) would you prefer? (See further below for explanations.)
    1080p minimum, 99% Adobe RGB / 72% NTSC minimum, 144hz

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

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    Not really as long as they arent ugly af

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you need?
    1TB HD and 512gb SSD would be nice.

    Timing, Warranty and Longevity

    16) When are you buying this laptop?
    In the next 2 months or so

    17) How long do you expect to use this laptop?
    For at least 3 years

    18) How long could you afford to do without your laptop if it were to fail?
    I have a bkp laptop (the one I am using)

    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 wouldnt pay extra, but I dont mind shipping for repair

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