So I’m looking for a laptop that I’ll be bringing around for the next few years. I’m mostly after the weight. Preferably toned. Flashy gamery style is definitely a no go. My budget is $900 (inc. tax). Europe.
So far my picks are:
- Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH:
- GTX 1050Ti 4GB
- 16GB DDR4 2666MHz
- 240GB NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD
- ASUS ZenBook UX430UN
- MX150 2GB
- 8GB DDR3 1866 MHz (soldered!)
- 512GB M.2 SATA (prolly soldered too)
- 1mm , unnoticable dent (sold by shop, so full warranty)
Legion is definitely outperforming Zenbook (not only the i5 is slightly faster than the i7, but the DDR3 is also going to bottleneck the i7 by like 15% - more on that here). However it comes at a cost. Legion is 1kg heavier. I have somewhat powerful PC, which I plan to have full remote access to (including game streaming). Another thing is that Legion doesn’t have that “premium Starbucks” look, but imo it’s well toned. Another problem is that a 15,6" laptop might not fit backpack I’m planning to buy (considering PacSafe LX300). Different backpack suggestions are welcome too.
I really like the Thinkpad lineup, but well equipped Thinkpads are outside of my reach right now, especially with dedicated graphics.