4-lane TB3 laptop with good CPU and cooling

TedowsGomesTedowsGomes Member Posts: 3 New User

$1,400 range. USA. I've got a fairly simple request. Described below is the specifications I'm looking for, written in order of priority.

I currently own an external GPU, an Aorus 1080. A laptop capable of utilizing it to its fullest extent with a 4-lane Thunderbolt 3 port is a must.

This laptop will be at home 80% of the time as a desktop replacement. At home, I'll use it primarily for gaming with the eGPU doing the bulk of the work, but I still need it to have good built-in cooling, and ideally a CPU that can last a few years.

For the 20% of the time I'm lugging it, in no particular order, I'd like it to be chargeable with a USB-C, one-hand openable, an 8-hour (non-gaming) battery life, on the lighter side (but not necessarily an ultraportable) and 13-15 inch of screen size.

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  • SedowsGomesSedowsGomes Member Posts: 3 New User
    edited November 2019

    For the 20% of the time I'm lugging it, in no particular order, I'd like it to be chargeable with a USB-C, one-hand openable, an 8-hour (non-gaming) battery life, on the lighter side (but not necessarily an ultraportable) and 13-15 inch of screen size. 

    agreed!

  • TedowsGomesTedowsGomes Member Posts: 3 New User
    edited November 2019

    $1,400 range. USA. I've got a fairly simple request. Described below is the specifications I'm looking for, written in order of priority.

    I currently own an external GPU, an Aorus 1080. A laptop capable of utilizing it to its fullest extent with a 4-lane Thunderbolt 3 port is a must. 

    This laptop will be at home 80% of the time as a desktop replacement. At home, I'll use it primarily for gaming with the eGPU doing the bulk of the work, but I still need it to have good built-in cooling, and ideally a CPU that can last a few years.

    For the 20% of the time I'm lugging it, in no particular order, I'd like it to be chargeable with a USB-C, one-hand openable, an 8-hour (non-gaming) battery life, on the lighter side (but not necessarily an ultraportable) and 13-15 inch of screen size


    issue got solved!!

  • TedowsGomesTedowsGomes Member Posts: 3 New User

    For the 20% of the time I'm lugging it, in no particular order https://pnrstatus.vip/, I'd like it to be chargeable with a USB-C, one-hand openable, an 8-hour (non-gaming) battery life, on the lighter side (but not necessarily an ultraportable) and 13-15 inch of screen size.  https://sarkariresult.onl/


    thankyou so much!!
  • StevenGenStevenGen ACE Posts: 2,184 Pathfinder
    edited December 2019

    Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop - PH315-52-72RG reduced from $1,449.99 to $1,249.99 (when I looked there was 1 left, be quick lol) or the Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop - PH317-53-77HB  for $1,399.99, these are pretty much the best you will get for your budget, have a look here at the Acer gaming laptops: https://store.acer.com/en-us/laptops/gaming 

    These are some of the Specs: Windows 10 Home, Intel® Core™ i7-9750H, Hexa-core 2.60 GHz, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660Ti with 6 GB dedicated memory, 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 IPS, DDR4 SDRAM 8 to 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, 

    Interfaces/Ports - HDMI®, DisplayPort, USB 2.0 Ports x1, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C Ports x1, Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB 3.1) Ports x2,  Network (RJ-45), Audio Line Out, Headphone Jack, Number of HDMI® Ports x1


  • bhaiterabhaibhaiterabhai Member Posts: 1 New User
    edited October 2020
    Thunderbolt connection allows at most 4 PCI Express lanes between the host and the device. In an ULV CPU ultrabook, this means allocating 4 out of a maximum 16 PCIe lanes. There are several peripheral components inside a laptop that make use of these high-speed interconnect lanes. For a typical ultrabook the NVMe flash storage drive gets a x4 PCIe connection. The Wireless card and other components may use a few x1 PCIe connections. If there’s a discrete graphics card, it will consume another x4 PCIe connection. Resource allocation conflicts arise when PC manufacturers decide how best to use these 16 lanes. Due to Thunderbolt 3 connectivity being a relatively new standard, Thunderbolt 3 ports are often not top priority.

    Edited the content to hide 3rd party link
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