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I have just retired my 8 year old computer, following a bit of a motherboard meltdown and am obviously looking for a replacement but would like, if possible, the flexibility of a laptop. I've got on the order of £2k / $2½k available and wondered if there's anyone out there who regularly runs P3D v4.5 on a laptop and whether it would be a wise move or not.

Looking forward to some interesting answers.

RJ

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You could get one for about that price from Sager. The NP8770N2 notebook would work - be sure to specify upgrading the ram to 32g and you'll want to spec a bigger SSD than the 500g it comes with standard, especially if you ever plan on getting 3rd party stuff, or installing anything other than the OS and MSFS.

Sagers are good, solid gaming laptops. But if you really want to do it right, get a desktop, or better yet build your own desktop. More power per dollar, more flexible, better cooling, easier to replace parts if they die, etc. If you need a mobile computing solution for reasons other than simming, Chromebooks are cheap. 

BTW a system that's optimized for p3d may not be optimized for FS2020 -- p3d is very processor-heavy and very much less-so graphics card heavy. 2020 is going to be much more graphics card heavy than p3d is (and probably processor-heavy as well!). 

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1 hour ago, Highflyer48 said:

I have just retired my 8 year old computer, following a bit of a motherboard meltdown and am obviously looking for a replacement but would like, if possible, the flexibility of a laptop. I've got on the order of £2k / $2½k available and wondered if there's anyone out there who regularly runs P3D v4.5 on a laptop and whether it would be a wise move or not.

Looking forward to some interesting answers.

RJ

It's very wise if you're on the move often and have some spare time available for flight simming. Look at the specs below of my gaming laptop, which I'm very happy with. Works very fluid with P3Dv4.5 hf2.

CUK stands for Computer Upgrade King. Look for them, for example, in Amazon.

Cheers, Ed


Ed Patino

P3Dv4.5 hf3 - Win 10 Home x64 // Rig: Corsair Graphite 760T Full Tower - ASUS MBoard Maximus XI Hero Z390 - CPU Intel i7-8086k 6-cores - 32GB RAM - MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX1080Ti 11GB - 3 x SSD x 1TB Crucial/Samsung + 1 x SSD 2TB Crucial + 1 HDD Seagate 2TB + 1 HDD External Seagate 2TB - Monitor LG 29UC97C UWHD Curved - PSU Corsair RM1000x - VR Oculus Rift // P3Dv4.5 hf3 - Win 10 Home x64 - Gaming Laptop CUK ASUS Strix - CPU Intel i7-8750H - 32GB RAM - Nvidia RTX 2070 - 2TB SSD - 2TB HDD // Thrustmaster FCS & MS XBOX Controllers

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I run P3D V4 on a laptop. Not even a very flashy one either and it runs very well.


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