Which laptop out of these

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by deanovip, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. deanovip

    deanovip Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi all,

    I need help I'm ready to get a new laptop to use for the following, but can't decide which one and why?

    - Gaming - BF4, Killing Floor 2, Football Manager, CS;GO, Overwatch,Cities Skylines, Ghost Recon
    - Photoshop
    - Web Design
    - Light Video Editing
    - Coding - Python, HTML, CSS

    My max budget is around £1000, no smaller than a15" screen, I do need some storage so atleast 1tb and an SSD. I'm mainly confused do I go i5 or i7, 1050, 1050ti or 1060 graphics?

    So far this is what I have narrowed down to:


    Lenovo Legion Y520 - £900
    http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/comput...20-15-6-gaming-laptop-black-10156931-pdt.html

    MSI GP62MVR
    https://www.scan.co.uk/products/156...ushm175-gtx-1060-3gb-8gb-256gb-ssd-1tb-win-10

    MSI GE62 7RE
    https://www.scan.co.uk/products/156...m-128gb-ssd-plus1tb-hdd-geforce-4gb-gtx-1050t

    Asus ROG FX502VM
    http://www.ebuyer.com/757276-asus-rog-fx502vm-gaming-laptop-fx502vm-dm125t

    Gigabyte Savre 15K CF1
    http://www.ebuyer.com/801525-gigabyte-sabre-15k-cf1-gaming-laptop-sabre15k-cf1


    Please let me know which one you choose and why, many thanks.
     
  2. Danishblunt

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    For gaming you will want at least a 1060 GPU. Unfortunately those that you posted have 3GB vRAM. It should be fine, but you may gimp the performance a bit unless you can find one with 6GB vRAM.

    For video editing a faster CPU with more cores is better but since you say "light video editing" the i5 should be fine with the four cores without hyperthreading.

    Out of those that you posted, I'd opt for the ASUS FX502VM.

    If you can find a Sager or Clevo (or other Clevo rebrand) shop near you look at the Sager NP7850 / Clevo N850HP6. You should be able to get an i7 CPU, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD, GTX 1060 6GB for around your £1000 budget.
     
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    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    Y520, FX502, Sabre and GP62 are all unsuitable for Photoshop due to poor screens. Avoid if you want colour accuracy.
     
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    deanovip Notebook Enthusiast

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    Would the older skylake cpu be an issue?

    Also with the colour accuracy they are IPS panels some of the ones i listed what should i be looking for?
     
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    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    You need a high-end IPS screen. A low-end IPS screen is only good for viewing angles, colours are still shiet.
     
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    Lenovo has 55% sRGB, 35% AdobeRGB, average brightness and contrast, nothing to write home about.
    MSI GP62MVR, 73% sRGB, 47.8% AdobeRGB, below average brightness and contrast, rather meh, also TN panel.
    MSI GE62 7RE, 100% sRGB, 76% AdobeRGB, average brightness, very good blacks and contrasts, 120hz as well, good panel.
    Asus, 56.6% sRGB, 36.2AdobeRGB, below average contrats and brightness, very meh.
    Gigabyte, basicially same display as the Lenovo.
    The Clevo, 83% sRGB, 55% AdobeRGB, very good kontrast, above average brightnes, IPS screen.
     
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    deanovip Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks Danish, very useful indeed. I do have an external 4k monitor I can use as well, in terms of hardware and performance which one would you pick?
     
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    pick the clevo, end of story.

    You need the 8 threads for efficient and non time consuming editing, but the GTX 1060 is way, way, way more powerful than the GTX 1050ti, I really don't see any reason to settle for any of those.



    GTX 1060 vs GTX 1050ti
     
  10. deanovip

    deanovip Notebook Enthusiast

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    I dont think they ship to the UK, when looking at their shipping
     
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