Looking for a (gaming) laptop to buy from Australia or intl shipping

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by vesayreve, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. vesayreve

    vesayreve Notebook Evangelist

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    Hey, I currently have a 970m + 6700hq asus gl702vt. Planning to replace it coming months.

    1) What is your budget?
    Around 2000 AUD =~ 1400 USD

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

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Like: None
    b. Dislike: None
    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?
    Possibly

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

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

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?)
    Yes, nearly all and any kind of games but especially strategy.

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    6 hours of light task(no gaming)

    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?
    it is OK

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc.
    Windows. (I have W10 keys lying around so no-OS is fine)

    Screen Specifics

    12) What screen resolution(s) would you prefer? (See further below for explanations.)
    FHD

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

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    As long as its not ugly its fine. Looking cool is a plus though.

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you need?
    Not a constraint. I currently have 500gb samsung m.2 ssd and 1tb internal hdd and 4tb external hdd. So it may literally have no space.

    Timing, Warranty and Longevity


    16) When are you buying this laptop?
    Next 6 months. (During black friday/new year/boxing day etc etc)

    17) How long do you expect to use this laptop?
    4 years, at least.

    18) How long could you afford to do without your laptop if it were to fail?
    None, but will have to make do somehow.

    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?
    Nope.

    So far I have been considering:

    Dell G7 17 with 2070 maxQ, 2380 AUD
    Dell G7 17 with 2060, 2100 AUD
    Lenovo y540 17 with 2060, 1910 AUD
    Lenovo y740 17 with 2060, 2200 AUD
    Lenovo y740 17 with 2070 maxQ, 2450 AUD

    So 2070 maxQ doesnt seem to be much better than 2060 hence not worth the price.
    1660 ti is alright as it seems to have similar performance of 2060. I cant afford ray tracing on 2060 anyway.
    y740 is 300 aud more expensive than y540 with similar specs, doesnt seem worth the price.
     
  2. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    2070 MQ is pretty much a waste of money. Gaming performance with 1660 Ti and 2060 is almost the same and a greatly reduced cost. Something based on a Tongfang GK7CN6S (17 inch) is probably going to offer the best bang for the buck in your price range and is better than the items you are entertaining. You can count on thermal management problems and throttling with one of the Dell models.

     
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  3. vesayreve

    vesayreve Notebook Evangelist

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    Thank you mate, that's what I was thinking. But I found out lenovo y740 has the 90w version of 2070 MAX Q instead of 80w. Wouldnt that worth the price then?
     
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    I am pretty sure that @B0B and/or @OWNORDISOWN have tested multiple systems with the same specs and the Tongfang machines (especially with Eluktroboost) outperform all other brands with the same specs. If I remember correctly, an Eluktroboosted 2060 (which is not Max Q) beats the 2070 MQ the competitors offer in terms of performance. If they do not reply here, I think you will find a video or two where this is mentioned.
     
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    B0B Notebook Deity

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    An Eluktroboosted 2060 on the G2 is how they should have been at launch.
     
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    vesayreve Notebook Evangelist

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    Ok I just watched those vids and WOW that laptop seems really awesome. Who cares about speakers anyway? I would love to buy it buuut......they dont ship to Australia :| Goddamnit, that laptop looked really sweet and has the price of what they want for a lappy with 2060 here.
     
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    Reach out to @Donald@HIDevolution and they might be able to help with selling you one even though you are in Australia.
     
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