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New Laptop Advice

  • 06-07-2021 11:49am
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,205 ✭✭✭ Gyan84


    Looking for a laptop for general use along with movies,coding and some light gaming ( skyrim, gta v etc) at decent framrate at medium graphic settings.


    Looking for 14-17 inch screen size and preferably a m.2. ssd to make it run as fast as possible. Main prority is build quality as I don't want to upgrade for another 5 or 6 years.


    My budget is 850ish and I've found this for 880 on Lenovo's site but not sure if it's overkill since gaming isn't my main focus: https://www.lenovo.com/ie/en/ieeducation/laptops/legion-laptops/legion-5-series/Legion-5i-17/p/82B3006BUK



    Any more knowledgable opinions would be greatly appreciated.


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,795 ✭✭✭✭ glasso


    the acer nitro 5 here is a better value option at either the 4600h + 1650 or the i7 10750h + 1660ti configs
    680£ or £799

    4600h is a lot more powerful than the i5 h cpu and the 1660ti is a step up from the 1650 gpu

    screen is good on either option

    if you are really after only older games like you say then the acer swift 3 with 11th gen i5 in other threads is a good bet
    you will find the details if you look in recent threads - 680 euro it comes out at

    www.buymeacoffee.com/glassopy



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,205 ✭✭✭ Gyan84


    glasso wrote: »
    the acer nitro 5 here is a better value option at either the 4600h + 1650 or the i7 10750h + 1660ti configs
    680£ or £799

    4600h is a lot more powerful than the i5 h cpu and the 1660ti is a step up from the 1650 gpu

    screen is good on either option

    if you are really after only older games like you say then the acer swift 3 with 11th gen i5 in other threads is a good bet
    you will find the details if you look in recent threads - 680 euro it comes out at


    Yeah the games will played will be old as it'll only be used gaming while traveling which isn't often.


    Do you think it would be worth it to go for this one due to the higher resolution ?


    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-Swift-SF313-53-13-5-Laptop/dp/B08NCKYDSR/ref=sr_1_12?dchild=1&keywords=qhd%2Blaptop&qid=1625585825&sr=8-12&th=1


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,795 ✭✭✭✭ glasso


    Gyan84 wrote: »
    Yeah the games will played will be old as it'll only be used gaming while traveling which isn't often.


    Do you think it would be worth it to go for this one due to the higher resolution ?


    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-Swift-SF313-53-13-5-Laptop/dp/B08NCKYDSR/ref=sr_1_12?dchild=1&keywords=qhd%2Blaptop&qid=1625585825&sr=8-12&th=1

    That's more about the aspect ratio 3:2

    It's better for productivity tasks due to extra vertical space

    www.buymeacoffee.com/glassopy



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,205 ✭✭✭ Gyan84


    glasso wrote: »
    That's more about the aspect ratio 3:2

    It's better for productivity tasks due to extra vertical space


    Yeah that acer swift 3 would be perfect but 13.5 inch is too small for me.


    Since gaming would be more of an afterthought would it make sense to invenst in a laptop with a better screen for movies/productivity at the expense of gaming ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,795 ✭✭✭✭ glasso


    the non 3:2 verrsion is 14 inch

    links for acer.ie in other threads

    get a discount via unidays or studentbeans (anyone with a 2nd-level or 3rd-level email address)

    www.buymeacoffee.com/glassopy



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