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Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by Toshi001, Oct 16, 2021.

  1. Toshi001

    Toshi001 Notebook Guru

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    Hi All,

    Back again here, one of the trusted website for PC advices.
    Was last here sometime in 2017 / 2018. Time flies.

    My EVGA SC17 screen died (Screen Artifacts) but too big anyway to carry all the time.
    This time I need a smaller one but hopefully still somewhat powerful, and cheap.

    General Questions

    1) What is your budget?
    Around $1,000.-

    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?
    Indonesia (Unfortunately cant travel atm, Covid)

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    None
    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?
    No

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Usual office Work & Game

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

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

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    Not too important, Can plug to charge anyway (4-5 hours would be great tho)

    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 OK

    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

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen?
    Any

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    Not really

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you need?
    512 ssd is fine

    Timing, Warranty and Longevity


    16) When are you buying this laptop?
    Soon

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

    18) How long could you afford to do without your laptop if it were to fail?
    Long time, have old laptops lying around

    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?
    No
     
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  2. Toshi001

    Toshi001 Notebook Guru

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    Considering the following so far:
    - MSI GF65: i5, 16gb ram, 512 ssd & GTX 3060, 1.86kg (1st choice coz of weight but I heard it can get really hot, etc)
    - HP Victus: i7, 16gb ram, 512 ssd & GTX 3060, 2.56kg
    - Acer Nitro 5, similar specs

    My current is EVGA SC17, GTX 1070. My previous was Toshiba Qosmio, GTX 560M.
    Would love to finally use a smaller laptop but still somewhat powerful, hence aiming at 3060.

    Not all brands are available in Indonesia, so my option is limited.
    And Ryzen laptops are also limited or quite expensive here.
    1650ti, 3050ti and other older ones seems weaker than 3060. Then again depends on the watt, which I will need to make sure for each laptops.

    Appreciate all the inputs, thanks guys.
     
  3. saturnotaku

    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Of the three options you posted, I would go with the GF65. If it runs hot, repasting should be relatively easy.
     
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  4. Toshi001

    Toshi001 Notebook Guru

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    Yeah, I'm leaning towards it because of the Performance and Weight.
    If only the design is more minimalistic, not gaming red.

    By the way, do you know if there will be a bunch of new Ryzen gaming laptops with better everything coming in the near future?
    I'm wondering if its better to wait. But then again, I heard about the material / components shortage for PCs and that price might go up again due to this.
     
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    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Ryzen 6000 will probably launch some time in the first half of 2022. The biggest features to be added are likely Thunderbolt and PCI-Express 4.0. If you need something now, though, get it now.


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  6. Toshi001

    Toshi001 Notebook Guru

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    One more question saturnotaku.

    I read some people mentioned that the i5-10200H would bottleneck the 3060 in this laptop.
    Any thoughts on that?
     
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