My son's laptop W355SS fried its GPU , he needs a new laptop

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  1. Krieg**

    Krieg** Notebook Enthusiast

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    General Questions

    1) What is your budget?
    2K ish

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    d. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen
    e. Desktop Replacement; 17"+ screen
    d: Would prefer a 15”, but anything 15-17 is fine

    3) Which country will you buying this notebook?
    USA

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Like: want Clevo/Sager

    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?
    No preference

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Gaming and maybe some school work

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

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?)
    Shooters, especially ones that can tend to be a bit-graphics intensive

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    No preference

    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?
    either, Purchase without seeing is fine


    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.)
    High Resolution: 1080p (1920x1080)

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (See further below for explanations.)
    Glossy/Reflective but either would work

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    No

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you need?
    2TB 'ish

    Timing, Warranty and Longevity

    16) When are you buying this laptop?
    ASAP

    17) How long do you expect to use this laptop?
    Until it dies.

    18) How long could you afford to do without your laptop if it were to fail?
    Most recent one fried its own GPU, very inconvenient. Would rather not be without one for too long.

    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?

    We are local to California Sager/Prostar/HIDevolution, should not be an issue


    His Previous System was purchased in 2015
    SPECS:
    Clevo W355SS I7-4710MQ CPU
    8GB Ram, GeForce GTX 860M 2GB GDDR5 with Optimus
    256GB mSATA and 2x 256GB SSD’s
    Internal DVD drive
    Windows 7

    Anything clevo and as good as or better than above will be fine.
     
  2. Ed. Yang

    Ed. Yang Notebook Evangelist

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    Clevo/Sager based laptop with AMD Ryzen CPU currently only limits to the NH5#A variants with RTX2070 which is good on FPS gaming performance. California based CyberPower PC do not have this Clevo built laptop yet.

    Hence, you're left with INTEL based Clevos which i don't think can be found from their list...
    https://www.cyberpowerpc.com/category/gaming-laptops/
    ...the laptops listed in the link seems to be built by TongFang.
     
  3. Charles P. Jefferies

    Charles P. Jefferies Lead Moderator Super Moderator

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    The Sager NP8358F2-S should work great. I'd suggest upping it to 32GB of memory for some future-proofing.

    Charles
     
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