Laptop for non AAA-gaming and software development
* **Total budget and country of purchase:** $1500-$2000
* **Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply.** Good battery life for me is more than 6 hours. NOT 2 IN 1
* **How important is weight and thinness to you?** Thinner is better
* **Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux.** Windows 10 Pro or Home is also fine
* **Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.** 13-15"
* **Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.**
Will be running video games such as shadow of mordor. We are getting two of these my wife will be playing the sims
We also will be running blender, visual studio, Eclipse or netbeans depending on the semester
* **If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?**
High FPS 60FPS or more if possible
* **Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?**
Thunderbolt 3 and USB C ports if possible but C ports are not required I7 would be nice but could always do a higher end I5
* **Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.**
we will be using these laptops for the next 3-5 years for software development and occasional gaming but usually not AAA games.
You might want to check out the new ZenBook 15. It packs a 8th-Gen i7 processor, a good GTX 1050 Max-Q dedicated graphics card, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD storage and a stunning 15" Full HD with NanoEdge bezel at all 4 sides. Because of the bezel less design, the laptop only looks like a 14" machine looking from the outside (If you notice, most advertised thin and light laptops still have at least one thick bezel at one side). Build wise it has a mil-grade 810G chassis and weighs only 3.7lbs. I am getting about 6 to 8 hours battery life depending on load. The only problem is the trackpad can be buggy at times. But this does not affect me at all since I use a wireless mouse to improve my productivity. Check it out and see if it works for you!
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