Recommend a laptop! Page 3

  • Deleted user 26 November 2016 14:34:55
    1500 will get you a very nice one. I did have a beast of an msi but situations changed and I built my own and now it's changed again so need a gaming laptop. I've got the 2 mentioned coming and the Asus I'm favouring. I also posted this deal on hotukdeals

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-omen-gtx-1060-gaming-laptop-1146-hp-2559429?p=29299601
  • FWB 26 Nov 2016 15:32:00 56,195 posts
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    Cheers. I am tempted by that Asus you mentioned.
  • Deleted user 26 November 2016 16:36:00
    FWB wrote:
    Cheers. I am tempted by that Asus you mentioned.
    Yeah it's the best I've seen for the money.
  • Barrel_Trollz 26 Nov 2016 20:44:00 774 posts
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    I'd swear by Asus' 17.3" ROG line, they're always top quality with excellent cooling.
  • mal 26 Nov 2016 21:40:17 29,326 posts
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    17.3"?!? I think my first LCD monitor was smaller than that.
  • FWB 27 Nov 2016 09:49:50 56,195 posts
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    Think I will go for thr Asus. Now is there any way to get a discount for a teacher?
  • Deleted user 27 November 2016 10:56:15
    I'm going to get the Asus I think.
  • FWB 27 Nov 2016 15:35:31 56,195 posts
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    After further research I ordered it. Ta very much for the advice. Not cheap but seems like the best deal going for a laptop atm. First new computer in 10 years. First Windows product in 15...
  • Deleted user 27 November 2016 15:51:37
    FWB wrote:
    After further research I ordered it. Ta very much for the advice. Not cheap but seems like the best deal going for a laptop atm. First new computer in 10 years. First Windows product in 15...

    No latest and greatest gaming laptops aren't cheap. Normally at least 1k for a half decent one. You have got one now that will last you sometime and I'm sure the games will blow you away.
  • FWB 27 Nov 2016 16:07:32 56,195 posts
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    Also need it for work and do some contract stuff so will hopefully get 40% of it off :) .
  • SilentTristero 27 Nov 2016 16:18:47 443 posts
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    At the opposite end of the market... I was planning to buy a Linx 1010 laptop/tablet, as they're regarded as the best option in the £130-ish range and can even run a few games (obviously lower end stuff, which is fine) -

    Intel® Atom™ Z3735F
    Intel® HD Graphics (Generation 7), 2MB Cache

    But now I've spotted this on sale, which has the benefit of being a recognised brand. There's a newer Cherry Trail Atom Z8350 in there, but I can't find much on whether the integrated GPU will still perform as well (relatively speaking of course) as the Linx.

    Long shot, but if anyone can shed some light on what to expect...

    Alternatively, is there anything close to that price range (£200-250) that is particularly recommended?

    Edited by SilentTristero at 16:22:15 27-11-2016
  • ibenam 27 Nov 2016 16:22:21 3,234 posts
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    Aren't you better off buying 2nd hand from eBay at that price point.

    I remember getting an i3 with a targus case not long ago for £150

    Edited by ibenam at 16:22:50 27-11-2016
  • SilentTristero 27 Nov 2016 16:40:52 443 posts
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    Potentially - the Linx goes for around 100 on eBay though, and is currently available new for £130.

    I haven't seen any other models/brands with the detachable screen under 200 with anything close to an i3. I kept an eye on Surface 3 prices, but an older model means a big chance of Windows 8.1 instead of 10, and they're still closer to £300.
  • Deleted user 29 November 2016 12:39:46
    I'm still undecided on laptop. Sending the Medion back. I'm still swaying towards the Asus rog.
  • ibenam 29 Nov 2016 13:19:00 3,234 posts
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    @SilentTristero if you want detachable take a look at the hp pavilion x2
  • convz 29 Nov 2016 14:03:05 1,127 posts
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    I don't have a laptop myself, but I genuinely think the MacBooks are absolutely miles ahead in terms of how nice they are to use (build quality, trackpad, keyboard, display etc). However, the cat decided to chew my girlfriend's charger - £80 for a replacement, WTF!
  • Deleted user 29 November 2016 19:55:54
    Mmmm so it's the Asus Rog a gigabyte or msi lappy.

    Tough decisions.
  • Deleted user 29 November 2016 20:02:28
    I think overall the Asus gets the better reviews.
  • THFourteen 29 Nov 2016 20:16:32 53,012 posts
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    That's the problem with laptops. You spend a tonne of money on them but there is always one or two things that you don't like and can't do anything about, keyboard, screen, trackpad, battery life...
  • Deleted user 29 November 2016 20:22:47
    This is true. Wish I could still have a desktop but alas it's not to be. I think I'll go Asus.
  • MMMarmite 29 Nov 2016 20:27:17 1,602 posts
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    I have a MSI GS60 for work and it's decent enough (cost £1300 a couple of years ago). Spec-wise it was up their at the top-end for thin and light laptops, the only downsides are that it's quite flexible (not in a good way) because of the plastic parts and the fans make a terrible amount of noise when you do anything that uses more than 30% of the CPU or GPU.
  • Deleted user 29 November 2016 20:42:45
    My last laptop was an msi gt72 dominator pro. I have had an Alienware 13 as well which I found to be excellent.
  • FWB 29 Nov 2016 23:50:36 56,195 posts
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    So with that 17.3 Asus ordered, anyone recommend a decent bag? Also, reckon I will need a fan mat/mini lap-table? I want to sit in bed and use it so what would be best?
  • Deleted user 1 December 2016 10:21:39
    Ordered the Asus. Need a new laptop bag myself now.
  • THFourteen 1 Dec 2016 10:48:35 53,012 posts
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    @FWB

    This will probably just fit a 17" laptop

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Aerolite-Lightweight-Luggage-Suitcase-Charcoal/dp/B019IGCFW2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480589289&sr=8-1&keywords=extra+large+suitcase
  • Deleted user 1 December 2016 11:07:57
    Lol oh dear the jokes just don't get better do they?
  • FWB 1 Dec 2016 11:38:00 56,195 posts
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    :p

    I managed to get it for 1250. Day after I ordered it the price dropped for a few hours so re-ordered. Gone back up though.
  • Deleted user 1 December 2016 11:49:56
    I was waiting myself but really need to get it now as my pc is now ready for being sent to its new owner.

    Did you sort a bag out?
  • FWB 1 Dec 2016 13:39:46 56,195 posts
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    Nope. Was waiting to see what the EG hive thought? Reckon I'll need one of thise fan tables?
  • Deleted user 1 December 2016 13:42:08
    Sent you a pm mate.
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