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Hi all,

 

Old PR veteran here, looking to buy a new machine and would be looking at playing Squad towards the fully maxed out side. Caveat is that it needs to be a laptop, can I please have thoughts on the below.

 

Re branded Clevo machine

- Intel Quad Core i7-7700HQ 2.8GHz up to 3.8GHz 6MB L3 Cache
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050Ti 4GB GDDR5 
- 15.6" FHD 1920x1080 IPS WVA Matte 60Hz LED
- 16GB RAM DDR4 2400mhz

- 1TB 5400RPM Slim Line HDD (can go SSD though)

 

Costs around $1080 USD ($1400 AUD)

 

Any feedback would be appreciated.

TIA

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Laptops are such a pain for future upgradability that you are best to buy a slightly higher spec than is required currently so you don't get left behind quite so quickly.

 

Looking at that machine it's a nice spec but I personally would try to push for the GTX1060 if it's not that much more money. The 10 series Nvidia chips are pretty much the same as their desktop equivilent so if you compare the 1050ti vs 1060 the later has so much more gpu power.

 

http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-1060-3GB-vs-Nvidia-GTX-1050-Ti/3646vs3649

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27 minutes ago, [email protected] said:

Thanks, I agree hard in terms of upgrading.

 

Just to jump to a 1060 is an additional $300 USD.

 

 

Ouch. That's a little pricey. You don't have to go Clevo though.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/msi-gs-series-stealth-pro-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-1tb-hdd-256gb-ssd-aluminum-black/5712735.p?skuId=5712735

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With the right settings I'd expect around 50-60 fps. The new animation system is coming with v10 which should help but as it's only just on public test it's hard to say what impact it has at the moment.

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1 hour ago, Major Trouble said:

With the right settings I'd expect around 50-60 fps. The new animation system is coming with v10 which should help but as it's only just on public test it's hard to say what impact it has at the moment.

What sort of settings?

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I'd probably go for 16gb ram now on the premise that it'll only have 2x ram slots. You'd end up buying 2 x 4gb which you would end up virtually throwing away should you decide to upgrade later. I guess the machine either comes with the 128gb SSD or not. You would still be able to add one later and not be restricted to the rather small 128gb either. 

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First of all, a big salute to you as you have served your country as a soldier. Secondly, if you have more budget then you must go with Razer Blade Pro because of its great specifications and large screen. Honestly speaking, I always prefer large screen laptops for gaming. My personal experience says, upgradation is a very painful thing and you should buy a good product in advance as compared to facing issues later. Sharing a review of the best gaming laptops with you may be any of them could be in your budget range.

 

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I have been using Hp laptop for 4 years ,  and i use it as a gaming laptop , so cool ,Because its performance is very stable, plus it can provide users with some effective methods to solve some problems,

One of them is to help users unlock Hp laptop's password  

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On 22-12-2017 at 4:00 AM, Major Trouble said:

Probably mostly high, shadows medium @ 1080p

 

Ehhh my 1050Ti can't get more then 45-85fps on low 1080p, all special options off.

And i'm only bottlenecked by gpu. (i7 4790 @ 3.6ghz, 12gb DDR3 1600)

 

1050Ti is basicly the bare minimum for squad, suggested minimum is gtx770/HD7870. 1050Ti beats the amd card barely but loses to the 770.

I would push for a 1060 man.

 

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Thanks for the input all.

 

I've decided to up my budget, yet to commit but looking at.

Clevo/Metabox Alpha-X N850EP

15.6" FHD IPS WVA Matte 60Hz
NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5
Intel Hexa Core i7-8750H
16GB DDR4 2400MHZ (1 x 16GB)
MX500 250GB SATA 3 M.2 SSD
1TB 5400RPM HDD Slim
Intel 8265 AC Dual Band WIFI/BT

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On 11-5-2018 at 7:52 AM, [email protected] said:

Thanks for the input all.

 

I've decided to up my budget, yet to commit but looking at.

Clevo/Metabox Alpha-X N850EP

15.6" FHD IPS WVA Matte 60Hz
NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5
Intel Hexa Core i7-8750H
16GB DDR4 2400MHZ (1 x 16GB)
MX500 250GB SATA 3 M.2 SSD
1TB 5400RPM HDD Slim
Intel 8265 AC Dual Band WIFI/BT

 

Looks solid.

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I've decided to change again

Metabox/Clevo N950TP
15.6" FHD IPS WVA Matte 60Hz
NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5
Intel Hexa Core i7-8700 
16GB DDR4 2400MHZ (1 x 16GB)
MX500 250GB SATA 3 M.2 SSD
1TB 5400RPM HDD Slim
Intel 9462 AC Dual Band WIFI/BT

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5 hours ago, [email protected] said:

I've decided to change again

Metabox/Clevo N950TP
15.6" FHD IPS WVA Matte 60Hz
NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5
Intel Hexa Core i7-8700 
16GB DDR4 2400MHZ (1 x 16GB)
MX500 250GB SATA 3 M.2 SSD
1TB 5400RPM HDD Slim
Intel 9462 AC Dual Band WIFI/BT

Even better. But we're talking about a 2000 dollar laptop now if i'm not mistaken?

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2 hours ago, oTec said:

Even better. But we're talking about a 2000 dollar laptop now if i'm not mistaken?

$2000aud, $1500usd. Only slightly more than the 8750h build.

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5 minutes ago, [email protected] said:

$2000aud, $1500usd. Only slightly more than the 8750h build.

 

Alright, 8700 is worth it. 20-21% better then the 8750h.

 

Btw,  was there no i5 8th gen possibility?

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17 hours ago, oTec said:

 

Alright, 8700 is worth it. 20-21% better then the 8750h.

 

Btw,  was there no i5 8th gen possibility?

There was for an i5-8400, just opting for the i7-8700.

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4 hours ago, [email protected] said:

There was for an i5-8400, just opting for the i7-8700.

Alright, was just asking since i5 are generally used for gaming. I got an i7 too though,  4years old and still going strong.

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