What laptop should I buy? (i dont think it exists)

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by accar, Mar 7, 2021.

  1. accar

    accar Notebook Guru

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    1) What is your budget?

    $3500-4k

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?

    17"

    3) Which country will you buying this notebook?

    USA

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?

    Any are ok: MSI, ASUS, Alienware, Lenovo, Gigabyte, Acer, whoever can meet the specs.

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

    No.

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?

    Content creation, heavy Premiere Pro and AE, Photoshop, and games.

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

    Both.

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?)

    I would finally get to try more mainstream games like Cyberpunk. Also WoW.

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

    Battery life doesn't matter.

    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?

    Don't need to see it.

    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.)

    4k, 100% DCI-P3 or 100% Adobe RBG, 120hz preferred, will settle for 60. 3ms response. 500 nits minimum.
    Will possibly settle for 2k with the rest of the specs still the same. I know MSI's Creator had 1100 nits on the mini-led screen.

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

    Doesn't matter.

    Build Quality and Design

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

    No. Function over form.

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you need?

    Xoticpc offers 2TB Seagate Firecuda 520 4th gen which I would use for main drive (massive endurance). And a 1TB Samsung Evo 980 Pro 4th gen for fast cache.

    Timing, Warranty and Longevity


    16) When are you buying this laptop?

    Within the next few months.

    17) How long do you expect to use this laptop?

    8 years+

    18) How long could you afford to do without your laptop if it were to fail?

    I couldn't.

    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?

    Good question. I don't think I could handle my laptop gone for a week or longer.

    SINCE THIS WASN'T ASKED:

    20) What graphics card?

    RTX 3080 150+15 watt. 16gb.

    21) What processor?
    AMD 5900hx 5950hx, 5980hx. NO INTEL.
     
  2. ERROR_404

    ERROR_404 Notebook Enthusiast

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  3. hertzian56

    hertzian56 Notebook Deity

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    I would say get a business class laptop for the durability if you plan to keep it that long but I'm not sure any of them offer 3080m performance currently. Clevo, Sager, Eurocom should have what you're looking for, eventually. Eurocom has almost everything except currently no amd cpu's or 3080m. You may be able to contact them and have them quote you on your specs for future delivery, I didn't see your exact requirements on their website.
     
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  4. accar

    accar Notebook Guru

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    Yea, I think the perfect laptop that I'm imagining (which totally could exist, not like its under any physical limitations) doesn't exist in 2021.
     
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    Casowen Notebook Evangelist

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    jamzkangster Notebook Enthusiast

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    Ya unfortunately a lot of these OEM's aren't incorporating AMD Ryzen processors in their HIGH END lines. Otherwise, an Alienware Mx17R4 would be perfect for you.

    Since an AMD CPU is one of your requirements...I'd definitely look into the 17 inch Asus ROG's or even the ACER Predators. Those are attached with the RTX 3070+
     
  7. rockelino

    rockelino Notebook Consultant

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    I recommend Alienware, Sager, or MSI (in that order). I'm not a Dell fanboy, but looks like they've really upped the ante this year with amazing options and hardware specs.
     
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