New "Gaming" laptop - budget

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by PevlCr, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. PevlCr

    PevlCr Newbie

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    Hi, I am picking a new laptop. I was told waiting for Ryzen / Vega isn't smart, so currently deciding between

    NH.GM4EC.004
    (Acer VX15, i5 7300 HQ, 1050 Ti, 8 GB RAM, 128 SSD, 1 TB HDD)
    80WK00MBCK (Lenovo Y520, i5 7300HQ, 1050 Ti, 16 GB RAM, 256 SSD, 1 TB HDD)
    80WK004HCK (Lenovo Y520, i5 7300HQ, 1060 / 6GB, 8 GB RAM, 256 SSD, 2 TB HDD)
    GE62VR 6RF (MSI GE62vr, i7 6700HQ, 1060 / 3GB, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD (7200))

    My thoughts:
    Acer - I heard only the best about this one, but I dont like its keyboard. 130 - 150 dollars cheaper than the next Lenovo
    Lenovo - I heard CPU overheats a lot, at 100 degrees Celsius
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    Over budget ones, so dont wanna go that way, but...
    Lenovo - I think the GPU would be bottlenecked by the CPU and RAM quite a bit, overheating issue
    MSI - Currently unavaialbe, many reviews say the build quality of the pannel is quite bad, even though colors and everything are okay... and that it overheats.

    I cant get Clevos here. I understand the 1060 is much more powerful than 1050Ti, but I wouldnt use much of it I think...

    General Questions

    1) What is your budget?
    Around 1000 dollars. I dont wanna go higher, but I can... if there are reasons.

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen
    Desktop Replacement; 17"+ screen

    3) Where will you buying this notebook? You can select the flag of your country as an indicator.
    Slovakia

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

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Daily use and some gaming

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?
    I ll be leaving it at the desk, moving it couple times a year

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? If so, please state which games or types of games?
    I play LoL and mainly WoW, which any NTB should handle. The upcoming titles I would like to play at least at medium details would be Middle-Earth: Shadow of War and Elder Scrolls VI

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    N/A

    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?
    I would like to see them, preferably

    11) What OS do you prefer?
    Windows 10

    Screen Specifics

    12) From the choices below, what screen resolution(s) would you prefer?
    1080p (I wont do VR gaming)

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (Scroll down to see explanations.)
    Matte prefered

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    I dont like Dell's style :) Important a bit.

    15) When are you buying this laptop?
    Soon, July - August

    16) How long do you want this laptop to last?
    2-3 years

    Notebook Components

    17) How much hard drive space do you need? Do you want a SSD drive?
    I would prefer 128 SSD + 1000 HDD, or at least 1000 HD (7200 rpm)

    18) Do you need an optical drive?
    No
     
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    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    Dell Inspiron 7567 - better than those.
     
  3. PevlCr

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    I can't find one with 1050 Ti, 1080p and IPS pannel. Perhaps unavailable here? A lot of them seem to have SSHD, instead of SDD + HDD. I hear it's useless.
     
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    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    Yeah, SSHDs are crappy. Also, the Y520 doesn't have a 1060 model, you sure you aren't looking at the Y720?
     
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    PevlCr Newbie

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    Oh, sorry.
    It was 80YY000BCK.
    Seems it's very new. And somehow only here.....

    Regardless... wouldn't it be the best bet? Now I'm thinking of it, comparing the prices.... it's either the super cheap Acer, or this Lenovo. It's extra 300 dollars. I wish there would be an option to remove those huge harddisks.
     
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    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    The 1060 model will likely have heat issues - the Y520 is designed with a 1050 Ti in mind, not a power-hungry 1060.

    I personally dislike the keyboard and chassis on the VX15 - but that's my own personal opinion. In any case, what are the prices of the Asus GL553 and GL502?
     
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    I dislike the keyboard only.

    The prices are on pair with the Y520 1060 model one. A bit too high for 1050 Ti model.
     
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    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    If you put a 1060 in the Y520 - chances are it will overheat. Again, that one is designed to cool a 75W 1050 Ti, not a 100W 1060
     
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    I get that. I am saying the prices for those two you wanted are off the budget at the moment :)

    I think the consumption is 70 watt for 1050 Ti and 80 watt for 1060
     
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    80W is a LOT less than most 1060s. Hell, even 970Ms are 85-90W cards. Some 1050 Ti cards can actually go past 80W if OCed. Normal 1060 cards are 100W.
     
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