Im looking to buy a decent laptop. BUT the laptop's gpu can be updradable

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depending on how much i save up till 1.5years (rn i have 200$) and let say i save up 700$.
My budget is how much i save up x2 Because ill pay 50% of the laptop and 50% will pay my parents!
 

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Question from aleksandar.mladenoski123 : "Im looking to buy a decent laptop. BUT the laptop's gpu can be updradable"



You will never find a laptop with an upgradable CPU.
The CPU in a laptop is tightly integrated with the laptop's cooling mechanism.
The same is true of its GPU.
However you might be able to find a high end laptop with a slot for an external GPU.
You can usually change the hard drive in most mid to high end laptops to a bigger one or SSD.
Dell has some good ones as well as HP and Lenovo.
 

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The reason why laptops with user replaceable GPUs are expensive is because only higher end mobile GPUs are manufactured in the MXM format. MXM is basically like a mini PCIe card for laptops. Including such an interface in a laptop increases the cost to manufacture the laptop. Putting a mobile GPU on a MXM card also adds more costs. That is why MXM GPUs are limited to higher end GPU chips like the GTX 1060.

MXM GPUs are not sold in the retail market. You basically need to go to a site like ebay to purchase these GPUs. Here's a MXM format GTX 1060 which sells for $730.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nvidia-GTX1060-MXM-Video-Graphics-GPU-Card-N17E-G1-A1-6Gb-gddr-5-/263522971034


However, older MXM format GPUs are a bit cheaper like the following GTX 980m for $468.

https://www.ebay.com/p/NVIDIA-Gtx980m-8g-MXM-SLI-N16e-gx-a1-Video-Graphics-Card-for-Notebook-Laptop/2096621532?iid=222851932999


If you are on a limited budget, then do not bother with laptops that have a MXM interface port.
 
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So its basicly cheaper getting a normal laptop and then if something brakes just change the whole motherboard with what gpu you want (the laptop service has that) and the integrated gpu has a simular price to a normal gpu. Or just buy a pc. Thats a bummer !!
 
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