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    Default Most suitable/affordable gaming laptop for TRS19?

    I'm currently looking for a gaming laptop as the title says as I could possibly be getting a job soon so I want to take the chance to upgrade to TRS19, Any suggestions/recommendations for laptops? I don't want to spend over 2000 Australian dollars though so I want something reasonable and with lots of disk space (Though if that's not really an option I can sort that out with a workaround)

    Any pointers would be much appreciated.

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    Dell G15 with RTX 3060 would work at just under $2,000 aus with a 15 inch display.

    play around with https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_list.php Normally a score of 10,000 is reasonable so look at 3050 and 3050ti they might be better on the price performance side but the 3060 has 16 gigs of main memory and 6 gigs of video memory which would tempt me.

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    CentreCom has a sale on
    Acer Nitro 5 15.6" 144Hz i5-11400H RTX 3060 Laptop

    • 39.6 cm (15.6") In-plane Switching (IPS) Technology ComfyView 16:9 144 Hz
    • Core™ i5 11th Gen i5-11400H Hexa-core (6 Core™2.70 GHz)
    • 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM, 512 GB PCI Express
    • GeForce® RTX™ 3060 GDDR6
    • Windows 10 Home, 1 Year Warranty $1699 normally $1799


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    I'll look into the Dell G15 since someone on twitter also suggested a similar model., I don't really trust the acer brand due to some bad history with faulty/bad quality control.

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    The following was the first result from a quick google search: https://www.dell.com/en-au/shop/dell...b-6b0d58a71c73 It looks like it has everything I want though no mention of a disc tray since I own both TS12 and TANE on disc so I'd have to go digital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWaluigiKing View Post
    no mention of a disc tray since I own both TS12 and TANE on disc so I'd have to go digital.
    Get an external DVD drive. DVD drives built in are a thing of the past.
    Whichever one you buy, make sure you remove ALL of the preinstalled bloatware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWaluigiKing View Post
    The following was the first result from a quick google search: https://www.dell.com/en-au/shop/dell...b-6b0d58a71c73 It looks like it has everything I want though no mention of a disc tray since I own both TS12 and TANE on disc so I'd have to go digital.

    3050 ti is 9,693, 3060 is 12,316 3D score.

    The difficulty is knowing how much 3D score you need. Normally 10,000 is accepted as being a good basic number. Mine scores 16,000 which works fine but the sliders are not set too high. However I can run TS19 on integrated graphics but you have to choose the content very carefully and set the sliders way down.

    If you have too much processing power no big deal, if you have slightly less than you'd like there is no quick fix.

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    I've got an Asus TUF with RTX2060 and AMD Ryzen 9 which runs TS19 and Blender pretty well. I certainly recommend looking at options with AMD CPUs, as you will often be able to get more bang for your buck compared to Intel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnwhelan View Post
    3050 ti is 9,693, 3060 is 12,316 3D score.

    The difficulty is knowing how much 3D score you need. Normally 10,000 is accepted as being a good basic number. Mine scores 16,000 which works fine but the sliders are not set too high. However I can run TS19 on integrated graphics but you have to choose the content very carefully and set the sliders way down.

    If you have too much processing power no big deal, if you have slightly less than you'd like there is no quick fix.

    Cheerio John
    So something like this one? https://www.dell.com/en-au/shop/gami.../smhng551507au

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    Quote Originally Posted by edh6 View Post
    I've got an Asus TUF with RTX2060 and AMD Ryzen 9 which runs TS19 and Blender pretty well. I certainly recommend looking at options with AMD CPUs, as you will often be able to get more bang for your buck compared to Intel.
    The closest I could find to that was this: https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/a...bjectID=525582

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    Or this one: https://www.dell.com/en-au/shop/gami.../smhng551105au which at the moment is slightly cheaper.

    prices on Dell vary by the hour sometimes. The CPU isn't quite so important so either Intel or AMD are fine.

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    Asus TUF Gaming A15 15.6" Full HD 144Hz Gaming Laptop (512GB) [RTX 3060] | JB Hi-Fi (jbhifi.com.au) probably works as well.

    Alienware M15 R5 15.6" Full HD 165Hz Gaming Laptop (Ryzen 7) [RTX 3060] | JB Hi-Fi (jbhifi.com.au) but that is just Dell under a different name. Double check the price though as Alienware tend to be a more expensive build. It looks like it is 2,899 on Dell and 2,239 on JB.

    Cheerio John

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    There was also this that I found but was unsure about it: https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/h...bjectID=470492
    I think in the end I might as well go for the Asus TUF as it seems the most reasonable in price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWaluigiKing View Post
    There was also this that I found but was unsure about it: https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/h...bjectID=470492
    I think in the end I might as well go for the Asus TUF as it seems the most reasonable in price.

    RTX 2060 older tech but still a respectable 3D score 11,354

    I think I like the ASUS with the RTX 3060 as well.

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    Yeah I'll go for ASUS.
    I appreciate the pointers.

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