Best Gaming Laptop to buy

Discussion in 'Laptops & Notebooks' started by squidward, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. Hyvry1

    Hyvry1 Maha Guru

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    I’ve had great experience with my Alienware 17. I did by it from the Dell Outlet store to get it cheaper.
     
  2. CalculuS

    CalculuS Ancient Guru

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    Currently using a Lenovo Legion y540 with an i7 9750H and GTX 1660 ti.
    144hz screen
    16GB DDR4 RAM.

    Can't complain. Solid machine, only minor flaw is the battery but then again this thing comes very close to the temp limit of 100c on the cpu in extreme workloads.
     
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  3. Loophole35

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    Just switched to a GU502GV. It's a nice laptop, got it for $1300 which ain't bad for a Zephyrus model.

    Not a winner with undervolting looks like -50mV will be my stable however the cooler on this laptop works really well.
     
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  4. Gomez Addams

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    I am a big fan of MSI laptops. We use them at the office and have about twenty of them and we have had no failures that I am aware of. We use them because they have good (big) displays, decent GPUs, and are light. They also have lighted keyboards and that is a very nice bonus for us. We spend a lot of time in darkened rooms (operator cabs) so they help a lot. I got my stimulus bucks the other day so I decided to get a new MSI GL75 for myself and I am really glad I did. This thing just rocks. It has a 17" 144Hz display, an RTX 2070, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and a 1TB HD.

    I just ran IndigoBench on it and it got 17.5M SPS. That puts it ahead of a 1080Ti and this is a laptop that weighs five pounds. Its Superposition score was 34.7 FPS and max temp was 73C. I am into raytracing so I compiled the ProceduralGeometry sample program and it ran at 145 FPS in debug mode. The CPU hit 4.5GHz while it was compiling and that just amazes me for a laptop.

    To round it out, this thing costs $1500 at newegg. That is a swingin deal I think. I am not surprised it's been on backorder for several weeks now.

    One last thing - it weighs 5 pounds.
     
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  5. squidward

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    There's a new option now in 2020. I found that Gigabyte is out with a new Aorus 17: AORUS 17X YB-8UK2450MH
    It costs £3000 & has the 2080 super (not the MaxQ one, which is a powered down variant for slim notebooks).

    Here are some specs:

    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super: 8GB, GDDR6, 3072 GPU Cores, Core Clock 1365 MHz, Boost Clock 1560 MHz, Memory Clock 14000 MHz, 256 Bit Memory Bus, Super Non-Max-Q design, 55T RTX-OPS , 7 Giga Rays/s Rays Cast

    Memory: 32GB (2x16GB), DDR4, 2666MHz

    Display: 17.3", 1920x1080 (Full HD), 240 Hz screen, but no G-Sync

    Processor: Intel i7 10875, 8 Cores, 16 Threads, Speed 2.3 GHz, Boost 5.1 GH, Not Unlocked or Overclockable

    Storage: 1 TB SSD (M.2 PCIe NVMe) with another 2 slots: an M.2, 22-80, PCIe/SATA slot & an 2.5" Internal SATA Bay available

    Has Omron mechanical keyboard, comes with 2x330W power bricks & DC inputs

    Ports:
    • 1 x HDMI 2.0
    • 1 x Headphone / Mic
    • 1 x RJ-45
    • 1 x SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Reader (UHS-II)
    • 1 x Thunderbolt 3
    • 3 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
    • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C
    • 1 x USB Type-C with DisplayPort 1.4 Support
    This is over my current budget, but I thought if I'm spending so much, might as well go all the way & get the best one which should be future proof. How is this laptop? Are the Gigabyte laptops good? How reliable will it be, how is the build quality, & is it better than the ASUS ROG Zephyrus S17 GX701LXS-HG032T?
     
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  6. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    Keep in mind most Max-Q 2080's are still 115W GPU's. the Max-P is like 150W+.
     
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    But the the one I mentioned is not MaxQ. I don't know what Max-P is (have not seen any laptop in the UK which says it is Max-P) The Gigabyte Aorus is a 2080 SUPER non-max Q variant (could the Max-P be an RTX SUPER card which is non-MaxQ by design?)
     
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    Max-P means not crippled, just to distinguish from Max-Q.
     
  9. Loophole35

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    Oh sorry. Yes Max-P is not an official spec just something the internet calls them. The 2080 is a od on as 115W is it's MaxQ spec (that is the Max-p spec for most 2070's and now the new 2060's). It is usualy like this
    2060 Q 60W P 80-90W (I have a 90W) Eluktronics has a 110W 2060 BTW
    2070 Q 70-90W P 115W
    2080 Q 90-115W P 150W+

    Now with the supers this crap is even more confusing.
     
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    Heh! True. From what I understand, the regular cards are no more now (i.e 2060, 2070, 2080). They have all been replaced with their newer variants, the super ones. Apparently they are like the next versions of their respective cards (consider the 2060 super to be like 2065). The Max-Q versions are made for slimmer laptops & to reduce space/conserve battery, they have been limited in their power & thus their performance. So they are like stripped down versions of the original cards.

    To summarise, in order of power/performance (from powerful to weak):
    20XX super (these might be the Max-P ones)
    20XX (not being used anymore in newer laptops)
    20XX Max-Q (for slim notebooks)

    This much I had understood. Now there are also laptops which are super Max-Q! o_O
    That is now confusing! Are they powered-up or powered-down versions or have they been powered up & down to come back to square 1 lol
     
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  11. CPC_RedDawn

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    Its nowhere near the spec you wanted but for the price this is an awesome buy.



    I think the lower base tier model would actually be better though as it looks like its using the same cooling solution as the high tier model in the video so cooling for it would be better, leading to higher boost clocks and lower noise.
     
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  12. Loophole35

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    Just check laptop reviews from guys that do a lot of laptop reviews. They will tend to have all teh info on whether the laptop has a MUX switch, what TDP the GPU is and all the thermal testing.
     
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  13. squidward

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    Thanks for all your input guys. After a long time, I got the GigaByte Aorux 17X. I'm happy wth it so fat. On some remaster games (Mafa 2 defnitive editon) i get some low FPS in some cases (as low as 35-40). But on games like FarCry New Dawn I get an average FPS of 100, with occasional drops to 50-60
     

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