Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by elbartoc, Feb 24, 2019.

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  1. elbartoc

    elbartoc Newbie

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    Hi everyone, first of all, thanks for reading my question.

    I need to buy a new notebook for work, but I also want to use the laptop for gaming purposes.

    I also need 32GB Ram.

    I have been researching and the best option I could find was Recoil II RTX from PCSpecialist. It is by far the best laptop I can buy with 2000€ but maybe you know some negative things or some alternatives.

    Thanks again.

    General Questions

    1) What is your budget?

    Around 2000€

    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?

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    b. Dislike: Alienware, HP,
    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Workstation, virtual machines, compilation. Also going to play games sometimes.

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?
    Yes, notebook will travel.

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?)
    Yes, I don't need to be always on max settings but I like to play all new games.

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    Don't need a big battery.

    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?
    Buying it online is fine.

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc.

    Screen Specifics

    12) What screen resolution(s) would you prefer? (See further below for explanations.)
    1920x1080 is fine.

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (See further below for explanations.)

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    Yes, I like Razer Blade Stealth or Macbook styling.

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you need?

    Timing, Warranty and Longevity

    16) When are you buying this laptop?
    March 2019

    17) How long do you expect to use this laptop?
    4 Years
  2. Installed64

    Installed64 Notebook Consultant

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    The Tongfang comes highly recommended. But there are many other options also, given your relatively large budget. Too many to list, really. And you need not limit your search to models with 32GB of RAM since that is often upgradable. 1x16GB would be fine, for example.

    It seems like a GTX 1060, GTX 1070, or RTX 2060 would be more than adequate for your needs. Even a 1050 TI should suffice if you don't mind playing on lower settings. This gives you more of your budget to spend on a nicer screen or better chassis.

    I happen to like the aesthetics of the Lenovo Legion Y530 in addition to the Tongfang 15"... both double well as a business laptop. Dell G5/G7 may be a decent option for you also, depending on availability. If you can abide with the NVIDIA MX150, the Huawei models are pretty slick (looks like a Macbook). Xiaomi also makes similar computers, but you won't find gaming graphics cards.

    Finally, I recommend MSI laptops to most who want a solid chassis with excellent cooling and high performance specs. These are expensive, yet still cheaper than Razer. Look at GS63 or GS65 models for thinness, and GE63 or GE65 for thicker chassis with better cooling.
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