Sleek casual gaming PC

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  1. Alex55

    Alex55 Newbie

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    Hi there!
    I'm looking to buy a new laptop. I'm currently the owner of a Lenovo Legion Y520. Though I've been quite happy with it, I'm ready to invest in something new.
    What I'm looking for is some kind of multipurpose laptop that can be used for casual gaming as well as movies, sound design, but also to work on. When I'm talking gaming, I'm referring to games such as World of Warcraft, League of Legends and CS:GO. Hence, I don't need an extremely powerful gaming PC. I'd rather lose a bit of gaming performance and get a quality built PC, with a sleeker design, less loud, less hot and perhaps a better screen. I've been looking at the HP Omen 15 (mainly due to the sleek design), but it might be too powerful for my purposes. I'd rather downgrade the graphics here for some more RAM/better CPU.

    General Questions

    1) What is your budget?
    ~1500$.


    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen
    3) Which country will you buying this notebook?
    Denmark

    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?
    Yes

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

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    Not important

    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?
    Not seeing it 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.)
    Not important

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (See further below for explanations.)
    Not important

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    Yes, very.

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you need?
    Minimum 500GB

    Timing, Warranty and Longevity


    16) When are you buying this laptop?
    ASAP

    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?
    I have a backup

    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?
    Shipping to vendor is fine

    I usually have a lot going on simultaneously and have a lot of tabs open, so a fair amount of RAM would be nice.
    As I'm frequently running large scripts, a decent CPU is also a priority.
    I'm indifferent regarding speakers.

    All suggestions are welcomed!

    Thank you!
     
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    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Thanks, its done,
     
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    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    If the Dell Outlet is available in Europe, you may want to check out a refurbished XPS 15. A 6-core 10th-gen model with the GTX 1650 Ti would suit your needs, plus it would carry the same warranty as new.
     
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    buddy1065 Notebook Evangelist

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    Although the more expensive i7 editions of the VAIO Z are out I am waiting on a review of the pre-order i5 version for less than $2400. I had the phenomenal Z11 10 years ago with the dedicated nVidia GPU when no other laptop had that weight/size form factor with a dedicated GPU. Paid $2400 back then with no regrets. Check it out if interested.
    https://us.vaio.com/products/vaio-z?variant=39253271707723

     
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