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Whats a decent gaming laptop?

!kGydCRC8c2 - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:38:40 EST GySsjwSi No.741614
File: 1565962720685.jpg -(69559B / 67.93KB, 823x971) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Whats a decent gaming laptop?

I have 1000-1500$ in student loans to buy a "school" computer so I was wondering what a good gaming laptop for around 600-800$ ideally would be? Was thinking of getting this one my gf recommended me and I was wondering if it was any good or if you guys had any recommendations?

I mean really I don't game much but I want to be able to Twitch stream some stuff to promote my entertainment and Discord server design work. So a decent rig is essential. Thanks in advanced!~
Alec Mason - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:55:58 EST gVZzDdDi No.741615 Reply

Streaming requires high inter et speeds from what I understand and maybe slightly more power I don't know. But I just got a 2019 dell g5 special edition for around $1,000 and this thing is awesome. Coming from always crappy computers and laptops. It has an Intel i7-8750 (pretty sure) and a GTX1660Ti. I don't stream so I can't talk about that, but I've been playing mass effect 2, knights of Amalur, borderlands 1 and 2, star wars force unleashed (played for 5 minutes and Uninstalled), fallout new Vegas, and more on high quality settings with no lag or issues. Yes it gets hot during play but not overly so I use it on my lap and it's not too hot to use.

Did a lot of research on competition, was also looking at a couple of ASUS and MSI options but chose Dell as it was comparable at the price with newer CPU and GPU and I feel like Dell is more reliable. It has not let me down so far. I'm a smart computer user though, have all background apps turned off, Uninstalled everything that came with, only have 1 or 2 windows/programs open at once, run CCleaner and shut down every night, and try to give it a break when it's running too hot. Not sure what your usage is like or if streaming would be a problem for this laptop. I know Asus and MSI seemed to be the top recommended for gaming laptops at a slightly lower price range though. Check out ASUS zephyrus series too they looked really nice that's what I was going to choose before I saw the Dell on special.
Alec Mason - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 10:02:11 EST gVZzDdDi No.741616 Reply

My main things I was looking for were 120hz screen, 3ms response time, 1080p, ateast 4 core xpu for gaming (i-5 should suffice, might need more for streaming), a good video card (1070,1650, 1660ti, Ray tracing does not seem to be taking off), a good size SSD and HDD (easy to upgrade) and I wanted 16gb of ram but got 8 (also easy to upgrade). Cooling is also important on a laptop but harder to research. Look up lots of reviews of whatever model you're looking at and listen for what they say about the screen, the CPU and GPU, the heat management, and overall build quality. The Dell is also very well made and has a great hinge which is what I've broken on all previous laptops so I love it. Not sure if you'll get as good quality for under $1,000
Alec Mason - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 10:04:48 EST gVZzDdDi No.741617 Reply

Sound, inputs, and keyboard were also considerations but that's more personal choice and harder to find all good at a lower price point.
Sarah Morrison - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 10:40:22 EST I2VMxpys No.741618 Reply
For that small amount of money you're better off building a decent gaming desktop and buying a simple laptop for word processing.

Also, buying used helps.
Waddle Dee - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:10:09 EST RJ+z6ASz No.741619 Reply
gaming laptops are massive ripoff, not to dissuade you from getting a good laptop to play games on but they just are
the one you linked in the OP there you would be able to buy the parts individually and build a desktop out of them for under 400 dollars, they were high end new so they'll still get performance but they're quite out of date and stocks are being cleared out

also what this guy said, go for a used one, literally the exact same laptop as the one you linked is available on Amazon for 250 dollars less refurbished
Sweet Tooth - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:21:27 EST yeJCTOiM No.741623 Reply
>t I want to be able to Twitch stream some stuff to promote my entertainment and Discord server design work
What a fag
Kid Ying - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 20:31:44 EST gVZzDdDi No.741626 Reply

You pay a little bit more for portability and versatility. My laptop can run semi modern games at high settings perfectly fine. Gaming laptops were stupid a few years ago, they're starting to become pretty decent now.
Zangief - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 21:57:53 EST BrS4+5cw No.741628 Reply
If I had the cash I'd get one of the new Razer models. I'm still kind of waiting for them to get a decent rig into a 2-in-1 format though.
Gordon Freeman - Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:20:14 EST hPVN04rV No.741642 Reply
>student loans
>gaming laptop
>furry artwork
I'd recommend you start making some better decisions first, because from this very small window into your life it's obvious you're on a really fucked up path.
Jill Valentine - Sat, 17 Aug 2019 10:32:41 EST i3jFLSX1 No.741650 Reply
This. Put that money towards a cheap laptop, food and housing and spend your time learning and partying like youre supposed to. Play some retro gems if you absolutely have to, theres millions of hours of quality entertainment you can get with integrated graphics.
Mallow - Sat, 17 Aug 2019 14:46:56 EST TGTouO2E No.741659 Reply
"Gaming laptop"

heh.. you're going to get a piece of crap that will be outdated within a couple of years. build your own desktop, you have a smartphone you don't need to bring a computer around with you.
Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Sat, 17 Aug 2019 14:53:38 EST k3imiCaG No.741660 Reply
I've found gaming laptops to be great for music production and shit for gaming.
Lu Bu - Sun, 18 Aug 2019 00:54:48 EST GGjTDUnU No.741686 Reply
Anything with a processor is great for music production. Even if youre using complex synths with multiple heavy effects, you can always export the track and use it as a single audio channel. No idea what youd need a graphics card for.
Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Sun, 18 Aug 2019 01:32:25 EST k3imiCaG No.741689 Reply
You don't really but personally I record videos for music as well, so it's a nice plus for that aspect of it.
Vaan - Sun, 18 Aug 2019 03:39:18 EST 4ro0bqyQ No.741700 Reply
Sounds like an elaborate excuse to play Minecraft when nobody is looking.
Capt. Falcon - Sun, 18 Aug 2019 15:00:01 EST UP6zdrx4 No.741710 Reply
I'd like to shit on you OP, but to be honest, I bought a gaming laptop in 2010 for college too (also used the processing power for some music software for classes).

Just take $420 and build desktop of equal quality. Gaming laptops can't cool down for shit.
Yorda - Sun, 18 Aug 2019 15:37:47 EST 1PRipo9X No.741711 Reply
Maybe if you already have a desktop with parts to salvage, but I'd be interested to see your part list for a $420 desktop with comparable specs to a $800 laptop, especially one including a monitor that isn't just a CRT you found in a dumpster somewhere *not to mention case/psu/etc). Not saying a laptop won't be more expensive than an equivalent desktop, but like you aren't gonna pay double for a refurbished MSI or w/e
Dr. Ivo Robotnik - Sun, 18 Aug 2019 16:22:07 EST ibYdpFJc No.741712 Reply
But a laptop is cooler. It makes you look important when you use it in public places.

That said, from ebay auctions and having already had a video card, I was able to build a monster for about $400 (used parts)
Glacius - Sun, 18 Aug 2019 16:58:11 EST Mz5DvYKJ No.741713 Reply
No, a laptop is good just because some of us either travel or are incredibly lazy and you can play games on it and use it for the internet while lying in bed or taking a bus or flight or whatever somewhere.

That being stated OP dude I'd strongly advise you against considering gaming while you are in uni. You're simply not going to have the time. Go out and get laid or first real relationship for first time. Do extracurricular activities. Get into an internship and work study program. For the love of all that is holy do not even think to waste your fucking time on video games in college. Granted, it was during a very shit time period for gaming anyway, but I literally stopped playing any video games at all pretty much throughout my entire time as an undergrad. I did not even pick up vidya again until a few years afterward.

This is not just because of not having enough time to game, which you certainly won't, but also because it's literally one of the most special times of your entire life you do not get back and won't ever have another chance to experience again. If you even think you're going to waste your time gaming you're doing college wrong and you're going to regret it.

I repeat
If you spend a pot of time playing video games in college you are going to regret it. The absolute most you can possibly do is use consoles to chill out as a bonding moment, or sit in the same wrong playing some games over LAN with a laptop with your college friends. Under no circumstances should you ever be gaming by yourself alone in your dorm room. And if by some strange miracle you somehow actually have the time for it, it simply means you have too much free time to fill at which point you should be considering either taking another class, getting involved in some club or extracurricular activities, and or finding a girl to go steady with if you haven't already. If you still have some free time lect over, go do more extracurriculars/classes/gf and if you still have some free time left go and get a job so you can spend it on fun college things like going out to eat or partying supplies or more books.

Anyone who spends time alone in their room playing vidya in college is a fucking idiot.
Dr. Ivo Robotnik - Sun, 18 Aug 2019 17:05:55 EST ibYdpFJc No.741715 Reply
I can agree with that. I started putting off studying and homework, cutting my sleep time to make up for it, skipping class.. plus I could've gained so much if I went to clubs, etc, but I was getting high and playing video games. Still got laid, still worked, still partied.. but could've done so much better. Discipline is important in life in order to feel good about what you did later on.
Gutsman - Sun, 18 Aug 2019 19:26:01 EST aFwjgwfY No.741719 Reply
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Frankie MacDonald really loves MSI Titan GT76 Laptop
Akuma - Tue, 20 Aug 2019 15:23:20 EST VGyy4orQ No.741777 Reply
You think you missed out on gaining something from going to clubs? Lol
Mr. X - Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:29:53 EST o20Ch2bK No.741785 Reply
He missed out on all those headaches, hearing damage and wasted money.
Lucy Stillman - Wed, 21 Aug 2019 04:31:21 EST rpBggl8Y No.741820 Reply
Yeah, much better to grow your neckbeard and play vidya on your own

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