Laptop for art and some gaming?

oONNOo

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Hi I'm planning to get a laptop around the 1000 usd budget. I wouldn't mind to go a little over that.
Primary uses would be for

2d art - planning to buy a wacom tablet afterwards. I'm thinking the Cintiq 13HD would be the best one for me

3d stuff - I'd like to teach myself some 3d animation/modelling stuff online

gaming - not necessary the highest quality but I would like the game to run smooth and look good. I'm actually very ok with 1080p gaming. Mostly mmorpgs and not so much offline games. So yah, medium-high settings.

movies and some online coding tutorials too.



Preferred screen size is 17" or more - because big screen. I can hook it in a bigger screen anytime but I prefer a big screen when outdoors.
at least 1920x1080 screen resolution.
at least 4-8gb RAM (or more if you think I need more)
not sure about the processor and GPU
don't care about battery life - lol can I remove the battery and just plug the laptop all day? I'm worried about damaging the battery if overcharged
with or without SSD, and at least 1TB HDD
preferred brands - Asus or MSI
definitely want my laptop to be future-proofed


If it says the screen has anti-glare coating, does it mean the screen is not glossy? Because I prefer a glossy screen tbh (but I wouldn't mind switching to matte if I'm convinced it's better)


I've made a quick research and found these. What do you think? Feel free to suggest better ones!

1. MSI GL72-6QE
2. Dell Inspiron i7559-5012GRY - although it's not 17"
3. Asus K501UX - another 15.6"
4. Asus ROG GL552VW-DH71 - the RAM is good on this one but screen size is only 15.6"

Thank you guys!

 

strizlow800

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Sep 30, 2016
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You can get something even better for that amount of money in my opinion. Anyway, about the battery, you can not overcharge it because the laptops are set to turn off charging once the battery reaches 100%.
 

natcha12

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MSI and Asus might have slightly better quality, but there's a premium they add for it. This HP looks great all-rounder
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01LCT460M/ref=pd_aw_sbs_147_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=MSMXZCH734V0NQ365FY8&th=1

This for touchscreen
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01H40LC64/ref=psdcmw_13896615011_t1_B01HB2NWVI

And this for a 4k monitor at the next price tier up(~$1300) beware the slower-but-bigger HDD though
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01J6ISXXW/ref=psdcmw_13896615011_t1_B01HB2NWVI?th=1&psc=1

All 3 have a 128gb ssd
 

oONNOo

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Sep 17, 2014
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Those are some nice specs for HP. However, I think I might have a use for bigger arrow keys particularly in games in the future.
And I have trust issues with HP -_-
 

Jester Maroc

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Apr 30, 2013
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I would recommend this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KB0W4R0/ref=psdc_13896615011_t1_B01LMZ1MYO

Although it is a little above the $1000 you did say you are willing to go up a little. The performance gain from the better GPU GTX1060 over the GTX960 is massive. Performance is almost double.

It will be able to handle all your 2d and 3d art programs without any problems.

Although future proofing is almost impossible, this is a lot closer to future proof than any of the above options.

EDIT: Here is a similar offering from MSI: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IS33JNK
 

oONNOo

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Do we still have choices if we limit the budget to 1000-1100usd?(those were a bit high for me) If possible, I'd like to see what other brands has to offer too. Also, do you think gaming laptops are more suitable for me rather than finding something else like an AIO PC and or mini PC with the same budget?
 

GreyCatz

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...aaand here's another one, at $1,200:
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/y700-series/y700-17-inch/?menu-id=y700-17-inch

Scroll down and locate 'Part Number: 80Q00011US'. This has a 17.3" 2K IPS display, i7 Skylake CPU, a 4GB GTX960M GPU, 16GBs of RAM and a 512GB SSD.

Cheers,
GreyCatz.
 

Jester Maroc

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Why do you want a mini PC instead of a full desktop? The reality is that they are not more mobile than a normal desktop.

So a laptop basically provides you with mobility. If you do not need mobility then a desktop is generally a better option as you can get more for less.
 

natcha12

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Yeah, you pay more for.the luxury of a small portable laptop or sff small form factor pc/AIO. (edit: for a full desktop) The savings might not be that great because the cpu will be a ton better than its laptop cousin, same for ram speed. You'll be using the saved $$ for a monitor, on the other hand..
 

oONNOo

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Pretty much just for mobility. We do have a desktop at home but we still have to buy a GPU for it. (any suggestions?)
IIRC,
i5 processor I forgot the exact model
4gb of ram
pretty standard gaming build

I'd like to see what you can build with the same budget for a desktop. Just the main desktop itself no OS and monitor, keyboard, etc
 

Jester Maroc

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For under $900 you can get something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($190.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($17.88 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus H110M-E/M.2 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($37.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card ($244.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Carbide SPEC-M2 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit ($98.99 @ My Choice Software)
Monitor: AOC E2476VWM6 23.6" 60Hz Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $898.67
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-17 15:19 EST-0500

It will outperform any laptop within the same price range and it is upgradeable. I included a monitor and OS just for fun as those are included in a laptop. The monitor is a lot bigger than the 17" on the laptop.
 

oONNOo

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Bruh, I wish I could go for a desktop. For something less than 1000usd, I get a really powerful machine and that's with OS and monitor included too.
If it's not much of a bother, do you know a laptop that's cheaper than the two you suggested above but not less than 1000usd? Thanks bro.

 
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