Solved! Need help in buying a laptop

Syed Kumail

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Hey guys,

I am looking for some recommendations on what to buy. Below is the filled questionnaire from the guide. Looking forward to your responses :)

1. What is your budget?
A. $1,000 maximum

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
A. 15 inches

3. What screen resolution do you want?
A. 1080p

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
A. Can consider both, since I won't be travelling alot with the laptop.

5. How much battery life do you need?
A. Should be average. I need the laptop for use at home mainly. Not going to take it everywhere I go.

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
A. Witcher 3 (High), Shadow of Mordor (High), Assassin's Creed Odyssey (High), Farcry 5 (High), Shadow of the Tomb Raider (High) and other AAA titles.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
A. I do some casual programming thats it.

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
A. 128 GB SSD would be enough. Atleast 1 TB HDD

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
A. Amazon International (Qatar), souq (Qatar), jarir (Qatar)

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
A. Atleast 2 years

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
A. None

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
A. I would prefer to buy from established brands like Dell, Acer, HP, Lenovo etc.

13. What country do you live in?
A. Qatar

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
A. Good laptop design would be a plus just for aesthetics!
 

zoltan.boese

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1080x1920 pixels and AAA games with high settings require a 1060. Of course, if it is out of your budget, the next best thing you can get is a 1050ti.
My friends had reliability problems with Acer products, do not buy any with only one year warranty. The Nitro 5 serie has great price performance ratio, based on the reviews I read the only negativ point can be the low display brightness. Aspire 7 also has weak display and cooling constraints.
The Vivobook is loud with cooling constraints, has a weaker GPU.
The MSi has poor battery, but seems fine otherwise. And the Dell weights 2.65kg, but again is a good laptop for the price.
Considering the small differences in the specs, my vote is on Dell, followed close by MSI and Acer NH.Q2QAA.012 Nitro 5. Take warranty in consideration, in my region MSI gives 2 years.
 

Syed Kumail

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Thanks zoltan !
What about Helios 300, ASUS and MSI laptops with similiar configurations? I think a GTX 1060 laptop would be expensive in my country and would cross my limit (when converted in local currency). What are good laptops with a GTX 1050/ GTX 1050 Ti or Max-Q versions.

And how about these, are they good?
https://www.amazon.com/Acer-i5-7300HQ-GeForce-Windows-AN515-51-56U0/dp/B071JLXGCW/ref=sr_1_18?s=computers-intl-ship&ie=UTF8&qid=1541689073&sr=1-18&refinements=p_72%3A1248879011%2Cp_n_intended_use_browse-bin%3A9647497011

https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GV62-8RD-200-Performance-Steelseries/dp/B07D4ZML7M/ref=sr_1_19?s=computers-intl-ship&ie=UTF8&qid=1541689073&sr=1-19&refinements=p_72%3A1248879011%2Cp_n_intended_use_browse-bin%3A9647497011

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-NH-Q2QAA-012-i5-7300HQ-GeForce-AN515-51-53W5/dp/B073PXNPG7/ref=sr_1_22?s=computers-intl-ship&ie=UTF8&qid=1541689073&sr=1-22&refinements=p_72%3A1248879011%2Cp_n_intended_use_browse-bin%3A9647497011

https://www.amazon.com/K570UD-DS74-VivoBook-Laptop-i7-8550U-802-11ac/dp/B07B22NSPG/ref=sr_1_27?s=computers-intl-ship&ie=UTF8&qid=1541689147&sr=1-27&refinements=p_72%3A1248879011%2Cp_n_intended_use_browse-bin%3A9647497011

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-i5577-7700BLK-PUS-Gaming-Laptop-NVIDIA/dp/B06XVQF486/ref=sr_1_28?s=computers-intl-ship&ie=UTF8&qid=1541689147&sr=1-28&refinements=p_72%3A1248879011%2Cp_n_intended_use_browse-bin%3A9647497011

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Display-i7-8750H-Fingerprint-A715-72G-71CT/dp/B07CZC81F6/ref=sr_1_32?s=computers-intl-ship&ie=UTF8&qid=1541689147&sr=1-32&refinements=p_72%3A1248879011%2Cp_n_intended_use_browse-bin%3A9647497011
 

zoltan.boese

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1080x1920 pixels and AAA games with high settings require a 1060. Of course, if it is out of your budget, the next best thing you can get is a 1050ti.
My friends had reliability problems with Acer products, do not buy any with only one year warranty. The Nitro 5 serie has great price performance ratio, based on the reviews I read the only negativ point can be the low display brightness. Aspire 7 also has weak display and cooling constraints.
The Vivobook is loud with cooling constraints, has a weaker GPU.
The MSi has poor battery, but seems fine otherwise. And the Dell weights 2.65kg, but again is a good laptop for the price.
Considering the small differences in the specs, my vote is on Dell, followed close by MSI and Acer NH.Q2QAA.012 Nitro 5. Take warranty in consideration, in my region MSI gives 2 years.
 
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