I will be doing programming and Photoshop on the laptop. I was thinking once I sell my computers I could afford one of these :
Acer Aspire VX 15 Gaming Laptop, 7th Gen Intel Core i7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 15.6 Full HD, 16GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, VX5-591G-75RM https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N12YZ7B/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_MGbqzbDNRHVAA
Looks nice…have u already bought it…
You can even play recent games on that.
Why would you want a gaming laptop for non-gaming purposes?
The IPS screen is mediocreand the other stuff is the usual “gaming laptop” quality
Better getting a good “business” laptop, like the Dell Precision
my unprofessional assumption was that a good graphics card would make rendering large Camtasia Studio projects much faster;
Rendering is usually heavily cpu dependent.
oh ok. so do u think a gaming laptop is unneccesary for my purposes?
I will be using Android Studio and other pretty heavy apps. i might go for an i7 version of the one i gave a link to in the OP
I just have to ask why you’d want a laptop over a desktop for graphics rendering? I’m somewhat sure that will do the trick though
i really want just one computer, and i need something semi-portable. I could get a jacked up Mac Mini or build my own powerhouse PC desktop. But, I like laptops usability wise.
It is a good and balanced laptop; furthermore it is hard to find a non-gaming laptop with a good cpu.
BTW, “gaming laptop” is just a marketing thing. It has no real meaning. You could get a non-gaming laptop with better specs for gaming, for the same price.
I’d probably consider a good business class laptop with some GPU, like the Dell Precision 5510 or 5520, but you have to know what to pick
Is there any machine you are currently using and you are content with?
It is more expansive and it is slower.
@nomad I’d stay away from acer as a brand and go with asus.
I like Lenovo for business laptops
im using a 2011 lenovo t520 which im trying to sell, and a late 2012 iMac which i am trying to sell as well.
I want one computer, total. All my files at one place.