Laptop Suggestions Needed

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by Mr. Sinister, Sep 18, 2018.

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  1. Mr. Sinister

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    Looking to replace an old Sager laptop (former gamer). Used primarily for work so a professional looking laptop is needed. Must have's: numeric keypad, ultra thin

    1) What is your budget?
    $2000-$3000 (CDN)

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    15"

    3) Which country will you buying this notebook?
    Canada

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    Open to all brands - no mac

    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?
    Yes

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Websurfing, MS Office, light gaming

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

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?)
    No

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    5+

    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?
    Will buy without seeing in person

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

    Screen Specifics

    12) What screen resolution(s) would you prefer? (See further below for explanations.)
    4K, however HD will be considered

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

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    To a degree yes but want to ensure it has top notch components

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you need?
    520 SSD or more

    Timing, Warranty and Longevity


    16) When are you buying this laptop?
    2-3 months from now

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

    18) How long could you afford to do without your laptop if it were to fail?
    I'd be in trouble w/out the PC
     
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    What do you mean by Ultra Thin? Like can you tell us the size and weight that you have in mind?
     
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    Ideally less than 0.70 inches thick Not too concerned about weight with that thickness
     
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    The Gigabyte Aero 15X v8 4K is 0.78, but is the only laptop I know of that will give you the biggest battery allowed in a laptop (94.24Wh), with a 4K screen and numeric keypad. http://www.hidevolution.com/gigabyte-aero-15x-8v-bk4k4p-1070.html

    I suggest you configure it with the following cooling upgrades, apart from the awesome build quality of HIDevolution, their cooling mods are second to none and give you that extra bit of peace of mind knowing your laptop won't overheat and last longer. They also have lifetime tech support which is superb:

    Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut on CPU + GPU, and Fujipoly Extreme Thermal Pads on heat sensitive surfaces

    Email donald@hidevoluion.com to get the NBR Discount
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply and suggestion.
    If I were to forgo the 4k, would the 15x still be the best choice? Also, would there be a significant different with a 1060 VS 1070 GPU?
     
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    Yes, but this one. For your uses, an nVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 will be more than enough video card.

    http://www.hidevolution.com/gigabyte-aero-15w-8v-bk4-1060.html
     
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    I'm not the best person to ask about monitors as I never use one. Feel free to ask here for others' recommendations:

    Desktop Hardware
     
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    I like the Acer K272HUL, especially when it is on sale for less than $250. It's sRGB, 60hz, IPS, 2560x1440, 4ms. Really good for general web browsing and productivity, and ok for light gaming.
     
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