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Thought I'd share as some of you have kids and probably are wondering what to get them computer wise. I have a full desktop gaming setup, water cooled, 2080ti, blah blah... but I wanted something for when Im on the go. I also have a work laptop, a 16" macbook pro i9, basically a $5k laptop if you spec it out on apple.com... obviously I didnt pay for it. Its super ballin, but graphics wise... it only has a radeon 5500m, which ehhh isnt that best for playing games. Not to mention its a mac and theres few games specifically made to run on OSX... now I could bootcamp it and run windows, but again... work laptop. Enough nerd stuff I probably lost about 99% of you already...

I also didnt want to spend a ton of money... so I found this:


At the time I purchased it was $1099. But its a Ryzen 9 3.0ghz decent cpu, 16gb of ram, and best of all... a geforce 2060 video card. Which crammed into a little laptop that feels as solid as my $5k macbook pro is a GREAT deal for that price. If you have a kid that needs to do homework AND wants to play some games this is a hard guy to beat for the price. Its got some pretty good reviews as well. Again, it aint a top of the line laptop or gaming setup... but at the $1k price point its a LOT in a little package.

(careful looking on amazon theres a few out there for like $949 but they only have the ryzen 7 and 8gb of ram... basically an old/lower model)

 

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what is the display resolution? I've been looking for something with at least a 1200, but really 1536/1600 vertical. Most laptops are only 1080 nowadays

Found it, 1080, I should have looked harder the first time around 🤦‍♂️
 

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The real questions RDPr's want answers to, how is it for "boating related pics"?

You know, boats, boobs and beer kind of stuff? You know damn well an inmate may upgade and do the hand me down thing😁
 

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what is the display resolution? I've been looking for something with at least a 1200, but really 1536/1600 vertical. Most laptops are only 1080 nowadays

Found it, 1080, I should have looked harder the first time around 🤦‍♂️
yeah more screen = more money. work laptop is 3072x1920...
 
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The real questions RDPr's want answers to, how is it for "boating related pics"?

You know, boats, boobs and beer kind of stuff? You know damn well an inmate may upgade and do the hand me down thing😁
unless they're 3d boobs, it'll load as fast as a $299 chromebook.
 

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The real questions RDPr's want answers to, how is it for "boating related pics"?

You know, boats, boobs and beer kind of stuff? You know damn well an inmate may upgade and do the hand me down thing😁
If you're asking if Pornhub will look good on this machine, you'll be just fine 🤣
 

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How does PornHub 4k look on it?
 

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Thought I'd share as some of you have kids and probably are wondering what to get them computer wise. I have a full desktop gaming setup, water cooled, 2080ti, blah blah... but I wanted something for when Im on the go. I also have a work laptop, a 16" macbook pro i9, basically a $5k laptop if you spec it out on apple.com... obviously I didnt pay for it. Its super ballin, but graphics wise... it only has a radeon 5500m, which ehhh isnt that best for playing games. Not to mention its a mac and theres few games specifically made to run on OSX... now I could bootcamp it and run windows, but again... work laptop. Enough nerd stuff I probably lost about 99% of you already...

I also didnt want to spend a ton of money... so I found this:


At the time I purchased it was $1099. But its a Ryzen 9 3.0ghz decent cpu, 16gb of ram, and best of all... a geforce 2060 video card. Which crammed into a little laptop that feels as solid as my $5k macbook pro is a GREAT deal for that price. If you have a kid that needs to do homework AND wants to play some games this is a hard guy to beat for the price. Its got some pretty good reviews as well. Again, it aint a top of the line laptop or gaming setup... but at the $1k price point its a LOT in a little package.

(careful looking on amazon theres a few out there for like $949 but they only have the ryzen 7 and 8gb of ram... basically an old/lower model)

That's a pretty bad azz video card for a laptop!

@Racey

I buy all my computer stuff here...


The staff is super knowledgeable. 👍
 

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Does it feel like a box of hot coals when it's all spun up?

Congrats, sounds like that's a stout little package, thanks for sharing.
 

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Does it feel like a box of hot coals when it's all spun up?

Congrats, sounds like that's a stout little package, thanks for sharing.
I can’t imagine you’d want to have it in your lap while the main gpu is on. It gets toasty. I do like the design of the lid though, when you open it, it lifts the back of the laptop up off the surface for airflow.
 
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