New Gaming Laptop for College

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cman0219

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I can't take my gaming tower with me to college so I want to get a nice gaming laptop that will last. Are Alienware 15 laptops reliable and good? The price cap is around 3,000 US dollars.
 

ArchitSahu

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They are decent.

Why not build a PC for the dorm, and use something like a chromebook for classes?

Here are laptops within $3000 which are good for gaming:
https://www.amazon.com/Razer-Blade-Smallest-i7-8750H-GeForce/dp/B07D37VBVD/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1527837549&sr=1-1&keywords=Gaming+Laptop&refinements=p_36%3A250000-300000

https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GT75-TITAN-055-Extreme-i7-8750H/dp/B07BBJK1SL/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1527837549&sr=1-2&keywords=Gaming+Laptop&refinements=p_36%3A250000-300000

https://www.amazon.com/Zephyrus-8th-Gen-IPS-Type-i7-8750H-processor/dp/B07BP9LSVS/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1527837549&sr=1-3&keywords=Gaming+Laptop&refinements=p_36%3A250000-300000

https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-NVIDIA-Keyboard-GeForce-768-55-2633-T1/dp/B075MVPNKG/ref=sr_1_6?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1527837549&sr=1-6&keywords=Gaming+Laptop&refinements=p_36%3A250000-300000

https://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Max-MD-KL4K3M-i7-7820HK-chassis/dp/B07522SMW4/ref=sr_1_14?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1527837549&sr=1-14&keywords=Gaming+Laptop&refinements=p_36%3A250000-300000

https://www.amazon.com/GS73-STEALTH-014-i7-8750H-NVIDIA-Windows/dp/B07CPJP12Q/ref=sr_1_15?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1527837549&sr=1-15&keywords=Gaming+Laptop&refinements=p_36%3A250000-300000

Here is the alternative, $2200 for PC (with monitor, peripherals and OS) and $800 for laptop for class:

PC -
PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/XKR7RJ
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/XKR7RJ/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor ($347.00 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($86.20 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus - TUF Z370 Plus Gaming ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($112.89 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: SanDisk - SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($68.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($43.90 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SC Black Edition Video Card ($749.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design - Focus G (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($95.89 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ - XL2411 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor ($249.00 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Corsair - STRAFE Wired Gaming Keyboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Corsair - Sabre RGB Wired Optical Mouse ($38.39 @ OutletPC)
Headphones: Logitech - G430 7.1 Channel Headset ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2171.20
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-01 03:26 EDT-0400

GTX 1080Ti and 8700k blow any of those laptops out of the water. Very good monitor, pretty good peripherals. Quality PSU and Case. OS included.

Here is a laptop:
https://www.amazon.com/Dell-9360-Anti-Glare-InfinityEdge-Touchscreen/dp/B074G5DQ5M/ref=sr_1_10?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1527838129&sr=1-10&keywords=Microsoft+Surface

Dell XPS laptop. Pretty good for school.
 

ArchitSahu

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Where did HIDevolution come into this?
 
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My bad. I thought I read someone mentioning ordering through HID

Edit: I saw one of the amazon links was an HIDevolution build. That’s what it was.
 

ArchitSahu

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Ah okay. As per your experience, I am removing that from the list.
 

ArchitSahu

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What is the point of doing that? That is literally a waste of money and you are better off spending the entire $3k on the laptop itself because that will give you much better performance than a $500 PC.

If you allocate $500 to laptop and rest to PC you are making better use of your money. Heck, taking the laptop budget to $800 or even $1000 and using the rest for the PC will still give you VERY good builds.
 
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