Looking for a non-gaming laptop but I play witcher 3

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I am completely non-techy so I am sorry if I don't use correct terms.

I currently have a very old Toshiba Satellite that I bought to play games (it has i5 and 2 graphics cards or something?) it was not super expensive and was not for gaming. However, it can play Witcher 3 on low settings.

I need to replace it but have no interest in a gaming machine as I don't spend hours a day gaming, they are expensive and ugly. However I would still like to be able to play games and the witcher 3. Do you know of a laptop that could fit? Or perhaps the specs that I should be looking for - a tick list!

I travel a lot so I have to have a laptop.
 

jaguarskx

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I recommend the 2017 Dell XPS 15 (9560) which has an Intel Core i5-7300HQ and GTX 1050 for $1,250. The base $1,000 model only has a dual core i3-7100H and integrated graphics.

http://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/productdetails/xps-15-9560-laptop


See link below for game benchmarks of the GTX 1050. The Dell XPS 15 scored 34.6 FPS in the Witcher 3 at 1080p resolution and high graphic settings. You can click on the benchmark #'s to see the specs of the laptop that got the benchmark. The Witcher 3 is a pretty demanding game.

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Notebook.178614.0.html


Here's a written review. There are video reviews of the Dell XPS 15 9560 on Youtube, but they all seem to for the more expensive version with the 4k resolution screen.

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Dell-XPS-15-2017-9560-7300HQ-Full-HD-Notebook-Review.195668.0.html
 

jaguarskx

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I recommend the 2017 Dell XPS 15 (9560) which has an Intel Core i5-7300HQ and GTX 1050 for $1,250. The base $1,000 model only has a dual core i3-7100H and integrated graphics.

http://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/productdetails/xps-15-9560-laptop


See link below for game benchmarks of the GTX 1050. The Dell XPS 15 scored 34.6 FPS in the Witcher 3 at 1080p resolution and high graphic settings. You can click on the benchmark #'s to see the specs of the laptop that got the benchmark. The Witcher 3 is a pretty demanding game.

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Notebook.178614.0.html


Here's a written review. There are video reviews of the Dell XPS 15 9560 on Youtube, but they all seem to for the more expensive version with the 4k resolution screen.

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Dell-XPS-15-2017-9560-7300HQ-Full-HD-Notebook-Review.195668.0.html
 

starscream27

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What's your budget?

don't know about ugliness as beauty is in the eye of the beholder :) but this definitely features some nice specs for the asking price
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=1TS-001A-00487&cm_re=1060_laptop-_-1TS-001A-00487-_-Product
GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB GDDR5
Intel Core i5 6th Gen 6300HQ (2.30 GHz)
16 GB Memory 1 TB HDD
15.6" Full HD 1920 x 1080
15.35" x 10.47" x 0.93" 4.94 lbs.
1 x Mini DisplayPort 1 x HDMI
3 x USB 3.0
$899.00

approx. performance benchmarks:
https://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1060-Laptop-Benchmarks-and-Specs.169547.0.html
 
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