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What gaming laptop to get?

Hey,
I would like a gaming laptop to mostly use at home to play Indie's or games like Rainbow Six Siege with my friends. I've done a bit of research on what I'm looking for but there are so many options I'm still unsure what laptop to buy. If anyone could help advise me or suggest any laptops that would help a lot. I want a decent sized laptop used almost exclusively for gaming (R6S, GTA and other shooters). Please suggest laptops under $2000. I'm looking for performance mostly! Thanks in advance!

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At 2000

In reply to: What gaming laptop to get?

You should find the Dell Alienware, XPS, Asus ROGs, Acer Predators and more with the 1070 GPU and better than 60Hz displays.

Since this is for gaming I'd even entertain the 17 inch models. There are a lot of models that fit this price range.

Let me comment about https://www.cnet.com/topics/laptops/best-laptops/gaming-laptops/ models.
My son has a Razor and it's slim build comes with a price. Not dollars but heat buildup and it will throttle. Not badly and if you put it on a cooling pad you have to really stress it to get it to throttle but not everyone knows this.

For me, HP is not an option as they bailed on warranty to a 3 month old model.

Asus is listed but you can find models at your price point. Just pick out a nice 1070 or 1060 based model.
The Acer Predator is there and I am on the 17 inch model. Would buy again.
MSI is not seen often but folk do like them,.
Digital Storm is to me a new player. I'd pass.
I've had Lenovo's and as long as Lenovo uses PWM and the LCD's flicker I'd steer clear.
The Dell Inspiron is a good value but for you, you have set the sights higher.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&N=100006740%20601206490%204814%204085%20601205664 narrows it down to a few pages.

Post was last edited on September 18, 2018 2:54 PM PDT

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Thanks for the suggestion

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I've looked at the likes of MSI, Razer or Asus but am new to buying gaming laptops, if I was buying solely for gaming what would be the wisest thing to look for in a laptop or what would be the base specs I should be looking for to be able to run the games I mentioned without a problem? So far in my research I've been looking at models with 16-32GB of RAM, GTX 1070 or 1060's and 512SSD, what would you say are most the important things I should be looking out for when buying gaming laptops? Any flat out recommendations would help a lot, but thanks for your answer!

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I'd debate if over 16GB gets you even one more FPS.

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Now if you had written you were coding "machine learning" I would not question that. But you wrote gaming which seems great at the 8 to 16GB RAM level.

I went with the 17 inch Acer Predator with the 250GB SSD and 1TB HDD which works well for me.
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ND01X1Y/ but is out of stock so you can look at others like it.
Would buy again or see what I could find with the 1070.

1080p LCDs at 15 and 17 inch is fine for me.

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