Looking for a good gaming laptop under $3000

magmaniac

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I'm looking for a good gaming laptop under $3000, and was thinking about the Razer Blade but need some confirmation.

Also, could i get suggestions for an ultra-portable laptop under $1500.
 

JackNaylorPE

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As for the "ultra-portable", I find them ultra-unusable for my needs, so will limit my comments to workstation / gaming laptops. We need workstation capable lappies in the field on construction sites and they make great gaming laptops. We have each one custom built to our specifications awhich also saves us money.

http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/clevo-guide-v2-0-faq-and-reseller-info.91510/

CLEVO is a large Taiwanese computer company specializing in laptops. While the Clevo brand name is perhaps not widely known, their products are re-branded and sold by known boutique brand OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers)… notably Sager, VoodooPC, Falcon Northwest, Eurocom, etc. They are also considered (by whoever knows about notebooks) to design and manufacturer the best of the best notebooks in terms of superior build quality and innovative designs.
We have been getting ours here for about 8 years.... b aware that all Clevo distributors are prohibited from advertising prices below a certain price floor ... once on the hone, they can negotiate any deal they want.

Also recommend paying by business check rather than credit card to save another 3% or so.

When custom built, the sky is the limit as the saying goes and you can even do SLI.

Here's a hi end 17"

https://lpc-digital.com/product/sager-np9876-clevo-p870km1-g-2/
17.3" 3K QHD (2560x1440) AUO 120Hz 5ms Matte G-SYNC™ Technology Display
NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 1080 GPU 8GB GDDR5X
7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700K (8M Cache, up to 4.50 GHz)
Windows® 10 Home 64-Bit Edition Preinstalled, (without Recovery Media)
16GB Dual Channel DDR4 2400MHz (PC4 19200) Memory (2 x 8GB)
Samsung® 850 EVO™ M.2 250GB SSD - (Primary Drive C)
TB HGST 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive
Intel® Dual Band Ultra Wireless - AC 8265 M.2 AC + Bluetooth 4.2
Full Range AC-in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, 330W AC autoswitch Adapter
Removable 8 cell Smart Lithium-Ion battery pack 89WH
FREE UPS Ground (CONUS Only)

$2807 before discounts

 

JackNaylorPE

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As for the "ultra-portable", I find them ultra-unusable for my needs, so will limit my comments to workstation / gaming laptops. We need workstation capable lappies in the field on construction sites and they make great gaming laptops. We have each one custom built to our specifications awhich also saves us money.

http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/clevo-guide-v2-0-faq-and-reseller-info.91510/

CLEVO is a large Taiwanese computer company specializing in laptops. While the Clevo brand name is perhaps not widely known, their products are re-branded and sold by known boutique brand OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers)… notably Sager, VoodooPC, Falcon Northwest, Eurocom, etc. They are also considered (by whoever knows about notebooks) to design and manufacturer the best of the best notebooks in terms of superior build quality and innovative designs.
We have been getting ours here for about 8 years.... b aware that all Clevo distributors are prohibited from advertising prices below a certain price floor ... once on the hone, they can negotiate any deal they want.

Also recommend paying by business check rather than credit card to save another 3% or so.

When custom built, the sky is the limit as the saying goes and you can even do SLI.

Here's a hi end 17"

https://lpc-digital.com/product/sager-np9876-clevo-p870km1-g-2/
17.3" 3K QHD (2560x1440) AUO 120Hz 5ms Matte G-SYNC™ Technology Display
NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 1080 GPU 8GB GDDR5X
7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700K (8M Cache, up to 4.50 GHz)
Windows® 10 Home 64-Bit Edition Preinstalled, (without Recovery Media)
16GB Dual Channel DDR4 2400MHz (PC4 19200) Memory (2 x 8GB)
Samsung® 850 EVO™ M.2 250GB SSD - (Primary Drive C)
TB HGST 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive
Intel® Dual Band Ultra Wireless - AC 8265 M.2 AC + Bluetooth 4.2
Full Range AC-in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, 330W AC autoswitch Adapter
Removable 8 cell Smart Lithium-Ion battery pack 89WH
FREE UPS Ground (CONUS Only)

$2807 before discounts

 

magmaniac

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Wow, I have never seen or heard of this company before. Certainly looks interesting - i'll look into it!
 

starscream27

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hello,

this is the cheapest gtx 1080 laptop i've found

http://www.microcenter.com/product/475582/Predator_17_GX-792-7448_173_Gaming_Laptop_Computer_-_Black
Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor
NVIDIA GeForce GTX1080 8GB GDDR5X VR Ready
16GB DDR4-2400 RAM
256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Secure Digital Card Reader
Killer Ethernet E2400
Killer Double Shot Pro Wireless-AC 1535
Bluetooth 4.1
17.3" Full HD Widescreen LED-bakclit IPS Display with NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology
$1,999.99

here's another option
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834154325&cm_re=gtx_1080_laptop-_-34-154-325-_-Product
Latest GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X
Unlocked Quad Core Intel Core i7 6th Gen 6820HK (2.70 GHz)
16 GB Memory 1 TB HDD 128 GB SSD
17.3" Full HD 1920 x 1080 Anti-Glare 120 Hz 5 ms screen
$2,199.00

gtx1080 benchmarks
https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1080-Laptop.171212.0.html

cheers
 

JackNaylorPE

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Heard of Alienware ? They made Alienware laptops until the company got so big Dell bought them and now they
"just Dell" ... who farms the actual building out to companies you never heard of. The brands you have "heard of" actually don't even make a single laptop.

The vast majority of laptops on the market are manufactured by a small handful of Taiwan-based Original Design Manufacturers (ODM), although their production bases are located mostly in mainland China.

Major relationships include:

Quanta sells to (among others) HP, Lenovo, Apple, Acer, Toshiba, Dell, Sony, Fujitsu and NEC
Compal sells to (among others) Acer, Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo and HP/Compaq
Wistron (former manufacturing & design division of Acer) sells to Dell, Acer, Lenovo and HP
Inventec sells to Toshiba, HP, Dell and Lenovo
Pegatron sells to Asus, Toshiba, Apple, Dell and Acer
Foxconn sells to Asus, Dell, HP and Apple
Flextronics (former Arima Computer Corporation notebook division) sells to HP

 
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