Old laptop dying and in need of a new one!

Discussion in 'Which Laptop should I buy?' started by gmoog87, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. gmoog87


    Nov 19, 2018
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    Hi all,

    I'm in the process of trying to get a new laptop. My current one is ancient and no matter what I do it just seems to get slower and slower.

    So, here is what I usually use my laptop for:
    - browsing
    - gaming (not a hardcore gamer but looking to play more)
    - videos
    - general processing (word, excel)

    These are the things I know I'm after:
    - dedicated graphics card
    - quick start up and speedy processing
    - enough RAM to support a game (pref 16GB)
    - good internal memory (enough to save programs - can use an external HDD if necessary)
    - preferably a SDD

    I don't know what else is important to consider when looking.

    If possible can any of you either suggest a good laptop that will be good for playing games, quick, has good graphics and isn't built like a house (like the gaming laptops - not into those)?

    Also, if you have any advice on other htings I should be looking for in the specs that would help.

    As for budget - around the $1,000 CAD mark is what I would prefer but willing to go up if its absolutely necessary.

    Also, not into doing a build as don't want a desktop.

    As for types of games, I have played these in the past 6 months:
    - Cities Skylines
    - GTA V
    - Civilization
    - Tycoon Games

    gmoog87, Nov 19, 2018
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  2. gmoog87


    Dec 28, 2018
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    Here are the two options to match your requirements:

    Acer Nitro 5
    • Intel Core i5-7300HQ
    • 15.6-Inch Full HD
    • 8GB DDR4 RAM
    • 256GB SSD
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
    ASUS VivoBook Pro (Price higher than $1000 CAD)
    • Intel Core i7-8550U
    • 16 GB RAM
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
    • 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD (meets both your desire)
    • 17 " FHD display
    ajaymehra, Jan 5, 2019
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