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Mon, Nov 26, 2018 at 3:19:02 AM | cheap gaming laptop suggestions pls




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Hi guys!I do not know if this is the right topic to put my subject in, if not, please move it for me SmileAnyways I'm in need for a laptop upgrade. I'm currently running an hp probook 4525s Triple-core... (Its old, probably abt 4 yrs now) I'm running programs like AutoDesk inventor, AutoCad, Sonyvegas, on this laptop which is fine (not great) as for gaming it sucks!I'm looking for a decent gaming laptop as well as something that can handle modeling and simulations (I'm an engineering student)-Price range. I don't have a concrete one, but cheaper the better. Like I said, college kid who makes a little above minimum wage.#ive been searching around but couldn't make a sold decisionThanks for any help/assistance.Any suggestions on PC Gaming Laptops?

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Mon, Nov 26, 2018 at 2:22:54 PM | cheap gaming laptop suggestions pls



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As a student, you might think of getting PC as you will get more processing power for your buck (even cheaper if you build ur own). PC is far better for 3D software like Revit and 3D games. A laptop is priced higher as the makers are cramming hardware into smaller spaces.I've no idea what games you are talking about so you will need to go onto the maker's website and see what their minimum specifications are and try to meet them. For Revit however, we use the following 2 laptops which seem to operate well for us.

Asus ROG Strix GL502 (I7-7700HQ /16gb RAM / 512gb SSD /GTX 1070 8gb GPU)

Gigabyte Aero 14-W6 (I7-6700HQ/16gb RAM/ 512gb SSD/GTX 1060 6gb graphics)


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Fri, Feb 5, 2021 at 5:54:54 PM | cheap gaming laptop suggestions pls



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I am a content creator and work with 3D models. I need a lot of horse power. So when I had to return my (3 yr) work issued Dell "workstation" laptop, I looked at getting a comparable model and nothing was cheaper than $5K! So I focused on "gaming" style laptops. They give you a lot more bang for your buck compared to "workstation" laptops. I shopped around for some time and found a lot of good choices from MSI, Asus, Gigabyte etc. But all had varying levels of a "plasticky" feel to me. The fit and finish was good but not great. Alienware was great but just as pricey as Dell. Now the Razer Blade to me is on-par with Apple quality. Everything about it is top notch including the packaging. I have two MBP and it was an experience to open up that cool white box. The Razer doesn't disappoint in that department. It's body is made from one solid piece of aluminum. As soon as you pick it up, you feel the quality in your hands. BUT, it is a finger print magnet! I am wiping it down almost everyday. The other thing I like about this laptop is that it has a more professional appearance. The others (MSI, Asus etc.) have a ton of RGB lighting everywhere and look like a fighter jet taking off. The Razer Blade keyboard does have RGB with Razer Chroma to control of colors, patterns etc. The keyboard is probably its' weakest link. It's ok. Not as good as MBP but close. If you do a lot of typing (which I don't), then you may want to try before you buy. I like the port configuration with USB-C and Thunderbolt 3. Keep in mind that the Advanced model does not have an ethernet connection but does have a full SD card reader. The Base model is the opposite (no SD reader but does have ethernet). My current setup has Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino, SketchUp, Blender, Lumion, Twinmotion, Gimp, and Davinci Resolve. All programs run great with out any issues. Overall, very happy with my purchase. In the PC gaming laptop world Razer is leading the pack.

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