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Posted 8th Aug 2020
I’m looking to buy a gaming laptop just over or under £1000 but it’s a minefield seems that they all have some kind of draw backs. Any recommendations would be a great help thanks.
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I've spent some time looking at gaming laptops over the last few months - settled on the HP Omen 17 with 2070 Super Max-P for £1407.

There are draw backs at any price with gaming laptops. Low end has poor graphics & thermals (i.e. Dell G5 with 5600M £700, and high end has two power supplies (Alienware 51M - £3000)

One option is to go for the 4800H & 2060 combo, which is available from a few manufacturers now. One of the cheapest is PCSpecialist, but you can also go with the HP Omen pre-order which is listed somewhere on here.

I had a slightly higher budget at around £1400 - which left me deciding between the Tongfang 17" chassis (PCS Vyper / Eluktronics MAX 17) or the HP Omen. The only real downside to the Omen is the weight at 3.3kg, but that doesn't really bother me. It was the cheapest option with the Max-P 2070 Super, and 3 year warranty included.

Warranty is another factor. Dell is the most expensive for extended warranty. Acer is possibly the cheapest, along with Lenovo, and HP are throwing in free 3 year warranty on some gaming laptops.

Lenovo is overpriced, Acer hasn't got any reasonably priced Max-P options, and Dell have some thermal issues on the G5 range.
MSI, Razer and Asus only offered Max-Q which is not what I'm after
Edited by: "drasim" 8th Aug
drasim08/08/2020 20:08

I've spent some time looking at gaming laptops over the last few months - …I've spent some time looking at gaming laptops over the last few months - settled on the HP Omen 17 with 2070 Super Max-P for £1407. There are draw backs at any price with gaming laptops. Low end has poor graphics & thermals (i.e. Dell G5 with 5600M £700, and high end has two power supplies (Alienware 51M - £3000)One option is to go for the 4800H & 2060 combo, which is available from a few manufacturers now. One of the cheapest is PCSpecialist, but you can also go with the HP Omen pre-order which is listed somewhere on here.I had a slightly higher budget at around £1400 - which left me deciding between the Tongfang 17" chassis (PCS Vyper / Eluktronics MAX 17) or the HP Omen. The only real downside to the Omen is the weight at 3.3kg, but that doesn't really bother me. It was the cheapest option with the Max-P 2070 Super, and 3 year warranty included.Warranty is another factor. Dell is the most expensive for extended warranty. Acer is possibly the cheapest, along with Lenovo, and HP are throwing in free 3 year warranty on some gaming laptops.Lenovo is overpriced, Acer hasn't got any reasonably priced Max-P options, and Dell have some thermal issues on the G5 range.MSI, Razer and Asus only offered Max-Q which is not what I'm after


Thanks I like the look of this one ASUS TUF A15 15” AMD Ryzen 9 RTX 2060
Dazzla877808/08/2020 21:23

Thanks I like the look of this one ASUS TUF A15 15” AMD Ryzen 9 RTX 2060


last year i went for asus tuf fx505dv, i got it for £930 its still selling for around +£1000 in some places now, happy enough with it plays anything i shot at it. i've even hooked it up to 4k tv and get steady 60fps at medium settings. i easily get 85-90 fps on high to ultra on games.

you can get the ryzen 4800 now with a rtx2060 for about £1000 which is the next series cpu to what i'm using. i would suggest getting 16gb ram minimum, the hp for pre order is only 8gb..
Cheers. Cheapest I can find the amd 16gb version for is £1400 it’s sold out everywhere
I'm currently looking at the Asus Rog Zephyrus G15 (4800H + 2060) because i can't stand any laptop that has touchpad to the left side.

For anyone else i would say the HP Omen 15 (4800H + 2060) looks like a good choice and i've heard the cooling is pretty good on it as well.
I'm abit late to this room but the Lenovo Y540 seams like a great fit for you, you want to prioritize frame rate and a great package go for it
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Harvey_Leedham22/08/2020 14:35

[Image] I just posted this deal on my profile! £900 144hz gtx 1660ti can …[Image] I just posted this deal on my profile! £900 144hz gtx 1660ti can handle most games max high settings high frame rates, improved cooling over most over laptops


Thanks but I went with the msi gf65 thin GTX2060 from Currys for £1040 with £50 off if you do click and collect through eBay cause they were doing 5% off. I’ve ordered an extra 8gb of ram and 1tb ssd to give it a boost, hopefully I won’t muck it up installing it.
Edited by: "Dazzla8778" 22nd Aug
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