Windows 10: Buying new laptop, need suggestions :D
Buying new laptop, need suggestions :D
I am looking to purchase a new laptop. I was originally looking at models with an i7-4720hq, But the cheap ones (750-900$) weren't really up to my standards. Then I came into more money, and I looked at some of the higher end models (1100-1250$). Little bit better, but most of them still come with a gtx 960m or 965m, and now I figure if I can get a i7-6700hq/gtx 1060 6 GB model for another ~200$ (1350-1500$), why the hell would I even look at an older model :P My concern though is finding a model with halfway decent cooling. I have sort of looked for reviews on certain models but the information out there atm is slim. Here are a few I looked at so far.
GIGABYTE 17.3 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 16 GB Memory 256 GB SSD 1 TB HDD Windows 10 Home 64-Bit Gaming Laptop - Newegg.com
GIGABYTE 15.6 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 16 GB Memory 256 GB SSD 1 TB HDD Windows 10 Home 64-Bit Gaming Laptop - Newegg.com
ASUS 17.3 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 16 GB Memory 1 TB HDD Windows 10 Home 64-Bit Gaming Laptop - Newegg.com
ASUS ROG STRIX 15.6 G-sync GL502VM-DB71 Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GTX 1060 6 GB, 16 GB Memory, 1 TB HDD, Windows 10 Gaming Laptop VR Ready-Newegg.com
So far from what I have read those ASUS models have horrid cooling, and if I could get a 17.3 inch for the price of the 15.6 inch i'd go with the big one :P But I would love feedback on these and other models also Probably going to make the purchase on black friday, see if I can save a few more dollars that way!
lol your going to start a flaming troll war on what manufacture is best.
Buy the one that has the most bang for what you want to spend.
What do you want to use it for.
Do you want to run a couple of VM's and game at the same time - then buy one that has a lot of Cores and capable of using 100's of gigabytes Ram
Do you want to browse the web and open a thousand web pages from YouTube and play a game at the same time - then buy one that has a lot of cores and capable of using 100's of gigabytes Ram
Do you -----------BLAAA BLAAAA BLAAAA
Bottom line is buy what you can afford and don't believe what people tell you on the internet.
My personal theory is
---- Quote from a smart dude called Edgar Allen Poe (circa 1800's)
believe half of what you see and nothing that you hear
Lots of Cores
Lots of Ram
More than enough space for more than one hard drive (got to have at least 2 drives or go home)
As for the Video card your going to need one that runs at least with 4 gig ram and another that comes with at least 8 gig ( 8 gig just in case you get interested in bitcoin or cracking 1024 bit encryption in a thousand years)
Last edited by sml156; 01 Nov 2016 at 00:42.
I just got the HP Envy 17 laptop below that has been great so far. You might take a look at it to see if it may meet your needs.
HP ENVY Laptop -17t touch Best Value | HP® Official Store
I sort of already said what I intend on buying, and I honestly sort of am looking to start a manufacturer troll war :P I'm looking for a model with good cooling. It will have a 6700hq/gtx 1060 (the 6820hk models are a bit too pricey for me) so I'm looking for people to throw specific makes/models at me. The acers I was looking at have horrible cooling. A lot of the asus models suffered from busted lcds. etc etc. find me a good one :P
Brink I used to swear by HP. Their products are very well built. That being said, I find they are horribly overpriced compared to the competition. For the price of the one you mentioned I could get a quad core i7 and at least a 965m with 2GB of DDR5 etc etc. I am actually looking to replace my current kick me around laptop which is an hp... :P
I have a few Notebooks, most saved from the recycle bin [bad HDDs or cracked screens], and find the HP fan to be a bit noisier than the Dell and Toshiba. The only HP I've bought new I actually ordered 4 years ago from HP on a special offer [6GB RAM, larger HDD and Bluetooth], got E-Mail 2 days later that it had been shipped and 5 days after that I had it, came directly from the assembly plant in China.
Add Macrium Reflect [free or pay-for] or anything similar, two usb external platter-driven hard-drives, for making weekly or bi-monthly full images of your OS and data partitions.
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