What should I buy?

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by Wonkyfinger, May 7, 2019.


Which laptop?

  1. ASUS Scar 2 2070

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  2. Clevo P950EF 2070MQ

    0 vote(s)
  3. Other

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  1. Wonkyfinger

    Wonkyfinger Notebook Consultant

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    General Questions

    1) What is your budget? $2,000 max

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    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? USA

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Like: Clevo, MSI, ASUS
    b. Dislike: Razer, Alienware
    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed? NO

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

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both? A little bit of both, but mostly playing games on a lapdesk at home

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?) Yes, Destiny 2, WoW, FF14, Witcher 3,

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need? Normal expectations for a gaming machine. I will mostly keep it plugged in

    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 okay

    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.) 1080

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

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you? Not really, but I would like decent build quality

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you need? 512 m.2 , 1 TB HDD

    Timing, Warranty and Longevity

    16) When are you buying this laptop? Immediately

    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? Week or two

    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 is acceptable

    Additional info: I recently sold my Clevo P650RS-G with i7 6700hq and GTX 1070. I bought a Razer Blade with 2070MQ, and the build quality and performance was just right; however, the exhaust system pushes air downwards and concentrates heat around the laptop, which isn't pleasant while using it on my lapdesk. Additionally, the chassis essentially acts as a heatsink. I need something with fans that exhaust air away from me. Also, I would prefer that the palmrests and keyboard remain comfortable during 1-2 hour gaming sessions and prefer low fan noise. Doesn't need to be super portable or have great battery life, but I need it to be in the 5-6 pound range. I'm considering the following, but I am open additional suggestions:

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16834235123 (ASUS Scar 2 2070)
    https://www.gentechpc.com/product-p/sager-np8956.htm (Clevo P950EF 2070MQ)
  2. JRE84

    JRE84 Notebook Deity

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    The scar is the better buy...although I never recommend Acer or Asus...the scar wins by a landslide
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