Searching for a new laptop for Flight Simming/Work

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  1. AndresHdz

    AndresHdz Notebook Guru

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    Hi all, I am searching for a new laptop and would like some assesment and recommendations :)

    1) What is your budget?
    Preferably up to 2400, although I could strech it to 2900
    2) What size notebook would you prefer? More than 15"
    a. Ultraportable; 10" - 12" screen
    c. Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen
    d. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen
    e. Desktop Replacement; 17"+ screen
    3) Which country will you buying this notebook? Mexico

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like? No
    a. Like:
    b. Dislike:
    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed? Yes

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    -Flight Simming (MFS2020 AND XP11) at 1080p Max settings
    -Gaming at 1080p Max settings

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    Solidworks Simulations
    -Programming
    -Game Development (Unreal Engine)
    -Rendering (Images and videos)
    -3D Modelling


    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?
    -Only at a desk, I will carry it from home to work and vice versa.
    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?)
    -Yes
    -Flight Simulations (MFS2020 AND XP11)
    -Some AAA titles
    -KSP
    -HOI 4
    -And other Indie games

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    I don't need a battery life at all as I will have it most of the time connected.
    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?
    If it is refurbished I would like to know its condition is good.
    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.)
    1080p
    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (See further below for explanations.)
    I don't care much but I prefer non-reflective
    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?
    1TB or more (better)
    Timing, Warranty and Longevity


    16) When are you buying this laptop?
    Next month
    17) How long do you expect to use this laptop?
    3 years
    18) How long could you afford to do without your laptop if it were to fail?
    Not much, a week
    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?
    No, preferably ship

    EXTRA THINGS AND ANNOTATIONS
    -32g RAM

    I have 2 laptops on my watchlist.

    One is a custom Xotic Pc with:
    I7-10875H(8C/16T), 32G RAM, 2070 Super and 2t SSD. For $2300
    My Issue with this one is if the processor will be able to do the tasks I want fo 3 years.

    Or if it is worth it to spend an extra $500 for an I9-10980HK?


    My other watchlist item is the ASUS G14 with:
    R9 4900HS, 40G Ram, 2tb SSD and a 2060 Max Q for $2200
    My issue with this one is that I don't know if the 2060 will be enough for maxxed out 1080p gaming for the next 3 years.
     
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  2. Charles P. Jefferies

    Charles P. Jefferies Lead Moderator Super Moderator

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    It's hard to say if any piece of technology will remain futureproof. A 15" laptop (as opposed to a 14") will open up your performance options. I'd skip the RTX 2060 regardless because it has 6GB of video memory, and many modern games will use more than that.

    The Sager NP7958F1 has a powerful AMD processor and an RTX 2070. The only thing I'm not sure about is shipping to Mexico. But that's a Clevo-based notebook and thus, more places sell it than Sager. Check our Sager and Clevo forum.

    Charles
     
  3. AndresHdz

    AndresHdz Notebook Guru

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    That is very nice option! It does shop to Mexico!
    Just a doubt, is the 2070 a card that can get me good frames at 1080p max settings in the near future?
     
  4. Charles P. Jefferies

    Charles P. Jefferies Lead Moderator Super Moderator

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    The RTX 2080 is faster but for 1080p you wouldn’t need more than an RTX 2070 for very smooth gaming. I’d imagine (although I have no crystal ball) it would be good for 2-3 years as a gaming card.
    Charles
     
  5. AndresHdz

    AndresHdz Notebook Guru

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    So a 2070S is not a must have for 1080p at max settings?
     
  6. Charles P. Jefferies

    Charles P. Jefferies Lead Moderator Super Moderator

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    For specific game performance questions I'd suggest asking in our Gaming forum. Feel free to start a thread if you don't see one for your topic.

    Sager offers other notebooks with the RTX 2070 Super and the RTX 2080-class GPUs. Just use the menus at the top of their site to search by GPU. Their notebooks are all of similar quality so you can't go wrong.

    Charles
     
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