What gaming laptop should I buy for under $2800

Psychicb

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I live in the US and have a 13 inch 2012 MacBook Pro right now, so as long as the laptop would cost $2800 max(not including taxes) I'm not particular about the screen size as long as the laptop would weigh less than 5 pounds.

Since I'd love to be able to watch 4k videos, shows and movies I'd love a 4k screen, but it wouldn't be the end of the world for me if I could get a better laptop closer to a 1080p screen resolution.

The games that I would want to play are DC Universe Online, Marvel Heroes, Sims 4, Minecraft and Ark Survival, each at the highest overall quality I can afford.

Based on that information, are there any laptops/customizations you think I should look into?
 

sicily428

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gigabyte aero 15

msi gs63vr 7rf

msi gs43vr 7re

aorus x3 v7

clevo p950hp6

If you would like a very desktop replacement there are these clevo with a desktop cpu and a mxm gpu (upgradable)

msi 16L13


clevo p750dm2-g
http://www.hidevolution.com/evoc-clevo-p750dm3-g-custom-built-gaming-desktop-replacement-laptop.html
[video="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx4RKZyeXes"][/video]
[video="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EolHpgiYgi0"][/video]
clevo p775dm3-g
http://www.hidevolution.com/evoc-clevo-p775dm3-g-custom-built-gaming-desktop-replacement-laptop.html
[video="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG1tpirIGCw"][/video]
[video="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YovjkS03UU"][/video]

clevo p870km-g
http://www.hidevolution.com/evoc-p870km-dual-gtx-1070.html
clevo p870km1-g
http://www.hidevolution.com/evoc-p870km1-dual-gtx-1080.html
[video="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkHj5ian7VA"][/video]
[video="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6Ianjb_euw"][/video]
 

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I notice the laptops you recommend have the 1060 GTX - since that seems to be the weakest GTX, what would you recommend with a 1080, that would weigh less than 5 pounds?
 

sicily428

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you need to consider that gtx1070 is really hot (120W TDP) so that card needs a good cooling system. thermodynamic Laws are still valid and a thin laptop with a 5pound weight could have overheat/ throtteling issues with a gtx1070 or with the hottest gtx1080 (150w TDP).

If your must is for a lightweight laptop, my suggestion is for waiting new Max-Q Gpus. they are underclocked card but they should have less TDP values
 

velo3100

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For that high price I would recommend a small form factor pc as drts become outdated very fast. I would wait for the max q laptop like the sicily428 said. Do you need the portability of a laptop?
 
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