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Old 01-03-2019, 11:38 AM   #1
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General Usage Laptop vs Gaming PC performance

I mainly want a laptop (i7) to do my general work in office. Abit of python learning, watch movies, Microsoft Office, remoting to citrix. My kids likes to do some basic video editing (not advance), play games like PUBG, Fortnight, Growopia kind so I want to make sure I get something that it's fast enough for all of those. My kids complained when they use my desktop Acer Aspire XC-780, those games lag like hell. As I have to move around now, so a laptop is preferred.

I always have the perception that gaming PC even the basic ones will be superior in terms of performance than the normal laptop that cost abt the same price. My budget is abt $1,400 - $1,500.

I saw 3 basic gaming laptops:

1) HP Gaming Pavilion 15 CX0113TX [BRAND NEW] [DYNACORE] for S$1,379 https://sg.carousell.com/p/192589852

2) FX504GD-E4335T
i7-8750H/ GTX 1050/8GB RAM/1TB SATA HDD + 128GB PCIe SSD
$1,598

3) Acer Nitro: https://sg.carousell.com/p/acer-aspi...ics-183101207/

Any recommendations?

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Old 01-03-2019, 02:21 PM   #2
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Err.. Best to get two seperate device.
One for work and a desktop for your kids.
Gaming laptop are not light, at least 2.5kg.
Portable laptop which are generally for work and etc. Weigh about 1.6kg.
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Old 01-03-2019, 02:36 PM   #3
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Err.. Best to get two seperate device.
One for work and a desktop for your kids.
Gaming laptop are not light, at least 2.5kg.
Portable laptop which are generally for work and etc. Weigh about 1.6kg.

Weight wise is fine thats why I dont mind. HP Gaming Pavilion 15-cx0113tx seems to be the lightest at 2.17

Getting 2 provided I have deep pockets but too bad I dont

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Old 01-03-2019, 03:49 PM   #4
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For me I would recommend Dell G3 over those option especially
Asus.
Nothing against Asus but their after sales support isn't that great.

Next Week there is PC show maybe you can hunt
for Dell G3 with this configuration.
Intel Core i7 8750H (6 Core)
Nvidia Geforce 1050
8GB RAM
128GB SSD + 1 TB HDD
1 year Dell premium support (Onsite) *Warranty is extendable through Dell.

Take note that there are SKU with
Intel Optane memory and 1 TB HDD which I won't recommend.
As Intel Optane memory is just a cache, SSD will always be
faster than that.
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Old 01-03-2019, 03:54 PM   #5
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perfect. Thank you so much!! I did see quite a few mentions abt DELL G3

is this the one? https://sg.carousell.com/p/dell-gami...ore-181848401/

am thinking of increasing the RAM to 16GB for additional $80 cum installation. Does it makes alot of difference? I hope to use this laptop for at least 5 years like my iMAC

I am a noob in laptop. Will it state if it has SKU etc?

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Old 01-03-2019, 06:31 PM   #6
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perfect. Thank you so much!! I did see quite a few mentions abt DELL G3

is this the one? https://sg.carousell.com/p/dell-gami...ore-181848401/

am thinking of increasing the RAM to 16GB for additional $80 cum installation. Does it makes alot of difference? I hope to use this laptop for at least 5 years like my iMAC

I am a noob in laptop. Will it state if it has SKU etc?
Dell G3 will fit you but if you intend to use for 5 years.
Rather invest in the new Dell G5 than extend the warranty
up to three years.

Usually these days laptop comes with 1 stick of RAM.
For G3/G5 unless you intend to do heavy computing than
add another DDR4 8GB ram.

Take note recommended to get DDR4-2666 SODIMM as the included
ram is at that speed but not DDR4-2400.
FYI I am using Dell G3, so far so good but soon be selling it away
as I don't have time to game.
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Dell G3 will fit you but if you intend to use for 5 years.
Rather invest in the new Dell G5 than extend the warranty
up to three years.

Usually these days laptop comes with 1 stick of RAM.
For G3/G5 unless you intend to do heavy computing than
add another DDR4 8GB ram.

Take note recommended to get DDR4-2666 SODIMM as the included
ram is at that speed but not DDR4-2400.
FYI I am using Dell G3, so far so good but soon be selling it away
as I don't have time to game.
I think G3 is good enough for now due to budget and the price quoted via carousel seems like a super good deal even if its for 3 years usage

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Old 01-03-2019, 07:07 PM   #8
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I think G3 is good enough for now due to budget and the price quoted via carousel seems like a super good deal even if its for 3 years usage
Down the road, you can choose to either upgrade the ram
or the warranty.
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Down the road, you can choose to either upgrade the ram
or the warranty.
Cheers.
thks for your advice. Much appreciated
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Old 01-03-2019, 10:36 PM   #10
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Weight wise is fine thats why I dont mind. HP Gaming Pavilion 15-cx0113tx seems to be the lightest at 2.17

Getting 2 provided I have deep pockets but too bad I dont
I am not sure if you also factored in bringing around the power brick for the laptop. Most people just think that they only need to bring the laptop around, but the power brick may be quite heavy to power a gaming laptop.
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I am not sure if you also factored in bringing around the power brick for the laptop. Most people just think that they only need to bring the laptop around, but the power brick may be quite heavy to power a gaming laptop.
True, even for Dell G3 the power adapter is 130 watt and it is a brick to
carry around.
Model like G5/G7 with GTX1060/2060 the power adapter is 180 watt
and it is even more bigger to carry around.

Mainly due to the fact Intel H series need more power.
If compare with Intel u series, minimum is 65 watt adapter
which is rather small to carry around.
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I think likely I will not be carrying it around that often (once a blue moon type) and yet I Don't want t take up space at home hence a laptop instead of a desktop.
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The price I found seems like a steal
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I'm actually selling a GTX 1070 laptop rn. Used though. You might be interested.

https://sg.carousell.com/p/217544555

Price can nego.
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Old 03-03-2019, 10:51 PM   #15
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Lenovo y530

If u are looking at 1050, y530 having good deal.. Use shop back to get upsize 12% cash back

https://www.lenovo.com/sg/en/laptops...0301_hero_Y530

Or u can like me, wait for y540.. Either 2060 rtx or 1660 or 1650 for best bang for buck

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