Better laptop for £1300?

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Found 7th JunEdited by:"Rhoobarb"
Hoping someone can improve my results. I have been scouring the internet for the best spec laptop for <£1300, the best I could come up with is the new Dell G range (specifically the G5) which have been getting great reviews, featuring a new coffee lake i7 8750h, 16GB ram, gtx 1060 6GB and 256GB SSD/1TB HDD.

The screen and build quality is meant to be on the meh side, but they have to cut corners somewhere I guess. Other than that, the reviews are glowing for the Dell G range machines.

Anyone able to find a better laptop for the money?

Will be using it for gaming and work, mainly Adobe CC suite.

Dell G5 (cn55805 variant)

dell.com/en-…805

  • 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8750H Processor (6-Core, 9MB Cache, up to 4.1GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
  • Windows 10 Home 64bit English, Dutch, French, German, Italian
  • 16GB, 2x8GB, DDR4, 2666MHz
  • 256GB Solid State Drive (Boot) + 1TB 5400RPM Hard Drive (Storage)
  • GTX 1060 Max-Q 6GB
  • 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display

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Without it absolutely has to be portable your better with a deskop for office/home use then a ultralight laptop or even chromebook for out and about.
15" is tiny for any serious gaming or graphical work and it's about 3kg which means its a pain if your travelling with it a lot.
joedastudd6 h, 44 m ago

Without it absolutely has to be portable your better with a deskop for …Without it absolutely has to be portable your better with a deskop for office/home use then a ultralight laptop or even chromebook for out and about.15" is tiny for any serious gaming or graphical work and it's about 3kg which means its a pain if your travelling with it a lot.


The idea is to replace 2 old machines, an i7 920 (OC to 3.8) & GTX 770 at home, and an old i5 with a crappy 1GB ATI passive cooling card (I forget which one, HD54xx or something) at work. I seem to spend so much time twiddling my thumbs while rendering and processing in Illustrator/AE/Premiere, etc. And my gaming i7 is a little long in the tooth now. I need something with a lot of raw processing and gfx power, for the budget of around 1300. Having a single portable machine is the best option (for various reasons). The G5 with Coffee Lake i7-8750, 16GB of 2666 RAM and GTX1060 6GB is the most powerful I have seen for that money.

Weight/size is the bottom of the pile of requirements as it will literally 90% of the time be on my desk at home or desk at work. And as for screen size, most of the time I would be using external screens so the screen size is second bottom on priorities really.

I would prefer a chunky, heavy laptop with lots of power, over a smaller, lighter, energy efficient notebook type.
Edited by: "Rhoobarb" 8th Jun
Cisco0606065 h, 48 m ago

Similar spec from Pcspecialist is about £1150, (not IPS …Similar spec from Pcspecialist is about £1150, (not IPS screen)https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/vyper-15/


I had looked at the PC specialist ones, but have not really heard anything from them about build quality, reliability, aftercare, etc.
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