Thin/light gaming laptop

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by TSamee, Mar 29, 2020.

  1. TSamee

    TSamee Notebook Consultant

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    Well, my faithful old Clevo just crapped out. Here's what I'm looking for:

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    General Questions

    1) What is your budget?
    $2000-2500

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    c. Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen
    d. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen
    3) Which country will you buying this notebook?
    USA

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

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Gaming, web development

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?
    Taking it different places (once quarantine is over)

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?)
    Yes, recent shooters (Doom Eternal, Apex) and large open-world games.

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    5-6+

    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?
    Online 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?
    1080p

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?

    Yes

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you need?

    512gb+ SSD space

    Timing, Warranty and Longevity


    16) When are you buying this laptop?
    As soon as possible

    17) How long do you expect to use this laptop?
    4-5 years
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    At the moment I'm pretty much just considering the Gigabyte Aero 15 and the Blade 15, but interested in other recommendations too.
     
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  2. Spartan

    Spartan Super Tweaker

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    I recommend you the MSI GS65 or if you can wait, get the MSI GS66
     
  3. kojack

    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    Razer is my choice. Classic styling with some power under the hood. I do not like the flashy looking gaming systems.
     
  4. Ed. Yang

    Ed. Yang Notebook Evangelist

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    In today's term, light, on gaming laptops can mean games that can still be playable with integrated GPUs(especially those Ryzen makes) which doesn't need dedicated GPUs Inclusion that may add a certain weight to the system...
    It'll be much more helpful for other folks reference if TS can state the "light" on which side...
     
  5. JRE84

    JRE84 Notebook Deity

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    igpu laptops are not gaming laptops...
    gaming laptops have a gpu.....intel 620 is not a dedicated gpu..
    I recommend he get a ultrabook that has thunderbolt port ,and get a external gpu when its on the desk and when he wants portability he simply unplugs gpu...as I know of no one who games on their lap. as it can get toasty
     
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    244ever Newbie

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  7. TSamee

    TSamee Notebook Consultant

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    I wound up getting the 1080p/144hz version of the Aero. Was prepared to return if I didn't like it, but with some tweaking it's great. Booting fast, holding up to stress tests and benching higher than reviews. But after all that I didn't have time to play any games today.
     
  8. Jupiter0401

    Jupiter0401 Notebook Enthusiast

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    That's a great deal on Amazon. If you have enough budget, there have anther good deal on Newegg. AERO 15 FHD 144Hz with RTX 2080 Max-Q
    https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16834233287?Item=N82E16834233287&Tpk=34-233-287
     
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    244ever Newbie

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    Awesome, let me know how's your experience, I am also considering getting an AERO.
     
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