Looking for laptop for Twitch/AdobePremiere-AE/Gaming

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    General Questions

    1) What is your budget?
    2000-3000 CAD

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    a. Ultraportable; 10" - 12" screen
    c. Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen
    d. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen
    e. Desktop Replacement; 17"+ screen

    I would prefer somewhere between a 13" to 15" screen. Anything smaller gets too tiny for my hands and anything bigger gets to clunky for my bags and day to day carry.
    3) Which country will you buying this notebook?
    US or Canada

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Like: Razer, Mag15, consider Aero15
    b. Dislike: Anything that screams gaming laptop. I'm also not the biggest fan of number pads on my laptops.

    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?
    I'd prefer to buy new just for peace of mind.

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Twitch streaming while I'm out of the house with SLOBS. Editing with the Adobe Creative Cloud, mainly Premiere, PS, AE, and Audition. Gaming, usually non-AAA titles. I also what to start to learn how to 3D design (ex. Blender) and learn how to code to potentially make games.

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?
    I have a designated PC at home which I do all this normally on, but I'm out of the house fairly often and would like to be able to continue work and keep productive.

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?)
    These days it's between FFXIV, LoL(TFT really), DOTA2, Hearthstone, Jackbox games, Nox Android Simulator, and other smaller indie titles. Nothing super heavy graphically.

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    I would prefer as much as I can get, but I can usually be near a plug.

    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?
    As long as there's enough credible reviews about it, I'd be fine with buying it. Keyboard is a bit of a bigger deciding factor 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.)
    Don't need 4k or OLED (though OLED would be nice). 144hz+ with decent colour accuracy.

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (See further below for explanations.)
    Matte/non-glossy preferably, as I may have heavier lighting due to streaming and don't want reflections.

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    I definitely want a notebook that is aesthetically pleasing. I've contemplated the Razer Blade's so many times, but still going over the bad quality control stories from so many people. I'd only buy from Microsoft store if it's the winner. Something solidly built, doesn't feel like it's gonna fall apart, and doesn't scream GAMING LAPTOP.

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you need?
    I'd prefer 1T SSD, but I can live with 512. Can always use external storage or expand it later.

    Timing, Warranty and Longevity


    16) When are you buying this laptop?
    Preferably within the next 2 months.

    17) How long do you expect to use this laptop?
    At least 3 years.

    18) How long could you afford to do without your laptop if it were to fail?
    At any point technically due to my home PC, but would like something that's trust worthy.

    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?
    Not ideal, like I've looked into the Microsoft stores warranty and that's appealing because there's an actual store 10min drive from me. Having to ship away seems like quite the pain.

    If you guys got anything I haven't thought of I'm all ears. I've seen which games can edit, which can game, but haven't found anyone talking about a streaming PC on the go too much.
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2019
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