Need a laptop for designing/light gaming that doesn't weigh like a brick

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  1. xerxes3117

    xerxes3117 Notebook Enthusiast

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    1) What is your budget? (INR or USD) 1 lakh INR (~1400-1500$)


    2) What size & weight consideration (if any) would you prefer?
    • Thin and Light; 14" screen
    • Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen (preferred)


    3) What are the primary tasks you will be performing with this notebook?
    Programming:
    1) Development (visual studio)
    2) Design (Photoshop, adobe illustrator)

    Gaming:
    1) Arcade fighting games like street fighter/soul caliber
    2) MMOs like Dota 2, Tera online etc

    Casual:
    1) Browsing and watching FHD/4K videos

    5) Any typical configuration in your mind you're eying for ?
    - Display - Good color coverage and brightness with at least 1080p
    - CPU - At least i7-8550U (preferably i7-8750H)
    - GPU - At least 1050 ti Max Q GPU (preferably 1060 6gb, 1070 might overkill for me)
    - Weight - At most 2.4 kg
    - Storage - At least 128 GB SSD (preferably NVMe) and up gradable
    - RAM - At least 8 GB and up gradable to 32 GB
    - Battery backup - 6-7 hours on normal usage, 2-3 hrs on gaming

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    no

    6) Anything else you would like to say?
    Good display, CPU and weight are my priority however i also want to be able to do some gaming with it. Also i would prefer a laptop without any keyboard issue (as i'm gonna be programming on it). Might be able to order from outside India but not before December so would prefer to buy from India.

    Shortlisted :
    Here's a list I made with pros and cons (in my opinion) :
    Laptop list

    From the above list i'm inclined towards buying these 3 laptops:
    1) MSI GF63 (but not sure about this as there are not much reviews about this laptop. Also MSI support in India doesn't seem to be trustworthy)
    2) Dell XPS 15 9570 (looks awesome despite heating issues but is this worth the money? Also why is this laptop imported from USA?)
    3) Asus TUF FX504 GM-en017t (Great laptop all around but something seems wrong here. The model i shortlisted in above list is only available on paytmall which seems weird considering such the specs and the price)

    Also this is not very urgent requirement for me. Should i wait another 1-2 months to get a better deal or a better laptop being released? (Asus Strix scar 2/hero 2 have just been released and Asus TUF FX-505 got announced )

    Please help!
     
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    What's a lakh? [​IMG] Talk to us in US Dollars
     
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    sry .. updated the post
     
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    Ányone?
     
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    RampantGorilla Notebook Deity

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    Avoid the FX504, because it has very poor cooling and it throttles a lot. Either get the MSI GP63 with the 120 Hz screen (100% sRGB, 75% AdobeRGB) or get the Dell XPS 15.

     
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    Lenovo Thinkpad P52 through corporate perk site.
     
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    Sorry, I mean the latest Lenovo Thinkpad P1 or X1 Extreme. They are clones with different GPUs. Very light (1.7 kg) and powerful with 8th 6-core CPUs.
     
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    Are they available in US? Whats the price?
    Sry i couldn't find it anywhere online.
     
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