1. smileyhead

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    Up until now I've had an ASUS X555L, but it died yesterday. Do you have any recommendations for a new laptop?
    • Resolution is not a problem (although it'd be nice if it wasn't less than 720p), since I'll be using a dual monitor setup and the built-in one will be the secondary.
    • It should run modern games well (stable 60 fps on normal or high settings). My old one couldn't even run Overwatch with the absolute minimum settings at a stable 30.
    • I would appreciate if the battery would be removable and if the laptop would run well without it. I'll be using it mainly as a desktop, but I want to take it with me if I want. My old laptop died because it couldn't handle running without a battery and the regulator got killed.
    • Price shouldn't be more than €750-800. I know that's probably a stretch, but I can't afford anything more right now and I need a new computer asap.
     
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    I use a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming laptop. Here are the specs:
    • Intel i5-7300HQ @ 3.5GHz
    • 8 GB of DDR4 RAM
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile / Intel Integrated Graphics
    • 1920x1080 IPS Display
    • 1 TB Hybrid Hard Drive
    I've heard from others that the color retention isn't all that great, however, I haven't seemed to have noticed. The GPU is serviceable, and it should probably be enough to run most modern games. It cost $800 when I got it, however, there are also models that ship with an SSD and 1050 Ti if you're willing to pay a little extra.

    I got the laptop about a year ago, however and it looks like Dell's released this G series to replace the Inspiron Gaming line. Going over the specs, though, they're more or less the same, just with updated CPUs and a slight bump in RAM speed.

    If you can stomach Linus, here's an LTT review that covers the G3 that you may find somewhat useful.

    I also know a friend who uses an Acer Nitro IIRC, however, he had heating problems with it, and had to buy a cooling pad for the laptop. Truth be told, though, he did have the thing in high-performance mode the entire time, and changing the settings fixed the issue. Looking at the price of the Acer Nitro 5, it may also be a viable option. Here's a review on PCMag if you're interested.
     
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  3. Originality

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    I’ll probably fish up some proper suggestions tomorrow when it’s not 2am, but until then... I’ll be that guy.

    For good gaming, get a desktop. For portability and casual gaming, get a laptop and pay double for it.
     
  4. tbb043

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    I don't have anything to add, but want to read the advice, as the laptop I had just bought had to be returned almost immediately... :(
    Complained of a fan error on boot, pre-os loading. Only advice online was "clean the dust out of the vents". What dust, this was brand new, just turned on.... Oh well, I don't think I liked it anyway, I didn't realize it didn't even have an optical drive...
     
  5. Originality

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    I don’t know of any modern laptop that includes an optical drive. USB Blu-ray drives are so cheap now that there’s no point wasting valuable space with an optical drive.
     
  6. rustinrj

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    Check out the MSI GV62 8RD also. It features Intel Core i5-8300H quad core processor, 8GB RAM and 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU.
     
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