Minimum Specs for for gaming laptop (+3D and design work)

Posted 24th May
Hi everyone, I'm in the market for a laptop that can primarily game and do some light 3D and design work.

I want this to deliver solid performance for at least 3 years and I don't need to play the newest AAA games in 4K. I'm content with 1080p to 2k graphics for things like GTAV, Forza Horizon and Witcher 3.

I've been following a few deals (the MSI, Acer Nitro and ASUS TUF) but was wondering if you think the following should be the minimum specs I look for:

Minimum 8gb (as long as it can be upgraded in the future to 16gb or 32gb)

GTX 1660ti and anything above such as an RTX2060

Ryzen 5 4500U
Intel i7 9750


Nice to Have
Efficient cooling / doesn't overheat too much
Good colour representation and brightness

Not Important
Battery life

If anyone has recommendations for laptops or deals, regardless of whether they're on offer or not, feel free to share! I'm mainly trying to see if my above specs are good enough or too good for what I'm looking for.

Thanks for your help!
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