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Buying a laptop, needing help choosing

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Hello everyone

Last Tuesday a power overload blew out my computer loosing everything I had there. 

Since I am beginning the University next year I am thinking on moving to a laptop which can render video, run Photoshop, some games, web browsing, and run FSX with PMDG's 737, 747, and 777, Aerosoft's Airbus, REX, and some add on scenery (FlyTampa Saint Marteen, LatinVFR Guatemala, Costa Rica, Tegucigalpa) 

So I have 4 options:

Asus VivoBook S15:

Core i5 7200u 

GT 940MX

8GB DDR4 RAM

1TB HDD

DELL Inspiron 15 5565:

AMD A12-9700P

Integrated Radeon R7 graphics

8GB DDR4 RAM

1TB HDD

ASUS X556UA:

Core i5 7200U

Intel HD620 graphics

8GB DDR4 RAM

1TB HDD

8GB DDR4 RAM

HP Pavilion 14-al001la

Core i5 6200U

Intel HD 520 graphics

8GB DDR4 RAM

1TB HDD

8GB DDR4 RAM

So which do you think will be a good decision?

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None of them for sure. Look to all the options offered by MSI Gaming Series Laptops and you' won't believe your eyes!.

Cheers, Ed

 


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14 minutes ago, edpatino said:

None of them for sure. Look to all the options offered by MSI Gaming Series Laptops and you' won't believe your eyes!.

Cheers, Ed

 

I've seen them, but they are too expensive for what I've planned to spend on my laptop

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1 hour ago, luismol1999 said:

Since I am beginning the University next year I am thinking on moving to a laptop which can render video, run Photoshop, some games, web browsing, and run FSX with PMDG's 737, 747, and 777, Aerosoft's Airbus, REX, and some add on scenery (FlyTampa Saint Marteen, LatinVFR Guatemala, Costa Rica, Tegucigalpa)

I think you'd find that any of them would struggle to render video unless you have a lot of spare time to leave it running. Running FSX with those particular add-ons really needs a decent desktop or a dedicated gaming laptop unless you have all of the setup sliders fully to the left and even then...

1 hour ago, luismol1999 said:

So which do you think will be a good decision?

Can't help but to agree with Ed. You'll probably spend most of your time trying to tweak things to get barely acceptable performance (and wishing that you'd gone for something better). If the screen resolution is 1920x1080 or less, you'd probably get most modern games to run at lower settings but FSX needs CPU (and to a lesser extent, GPU) grunt to run well.

Have you looked at the possibility of having your old system repaired?


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25 minutes ago, vortex681 said:

I think you'd find that any of them would struggle to render video unless you have a lot of spare time to leave it running. Running FSX with those particular add-ons really needs a decent desktop or a dedicated gaming laptop unless you have all of the setup sliders fully to the left and even then...

Can't help but to agree with Ed. You'll probably spend most of your time trying to tweak things to get barely acceptable performance (and wishing that you'd gone for something better). If the screen resolution is 1920x1080 or less, you'd probably get most modern games to run at lower settings but FSX needs CPU (and to a lesser extent, GPU) grunt to run well.

Have you looked at the possibility of having your old system repaired?

The problem with the old system is that received the overload blew up so repairing it would mean to buy it again and the price is practically the same as  the VivoBook I mentioned

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You have my sympathies but I still think you'd be unhappy with the systems you've listed.


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I got a two year old Alienware 17 laptop with i7 4710,  16GB ram and a GTX 970m and it runs P3Dv4 nice.  And its two years old.  Check Alienware out. The current models you can have a GTX 1080 and i7 7700 if you like.


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I wouldn't look at anything less than this as a spec:

https://www.ebuyer.com/791996-msi-gl62m-7rd-gaming-laptop-and-free-backpack-9s7-16j962-632

Even with this, it would probably be an underwheming experience


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2 hours ago, vortex681 said:

You have my sympathies but I still think you'd be unhappy with the systems you've listed.

Thanks and thanks for the advice

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3 hours ago, vortex681 said:

You have my sympathies but I still think you'd be unhappy with the systems you've listed.

Thanks and thanks for the advice

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Consider...as a minimum.....

I7-7700,  nvidia 1060 preferably 1070, 16 gigs ram.

I've been using laptops for flight sim since approx 2002 and one thing I've learned is buy as much horsepower as you can as hardware upgrades are usually not possible in most cases except for ram and disk drives. You'll future proof your purchase and in the long run it'll be less expensive.

Dave

 

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