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Shrinqe
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Also, If you are okay with an internet purchase. In the past I have found some good deals with Newegg
Metis
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Newegg is a site? O_o
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i'd look for a used laptop with a gtx 1060/1070 plenty of power to run the game smoothly.
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Quote (Metis @ Dec 28 2021 02:33pm)
Newegg is a site? O_o


yes really good deals on eletronics and computers ect. Also great return policy. had a 1k+ gaming laptop that started having excessive fan noise after about a week. Got it returned for full refund no problem.
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Quote (Winded_Whiskey @ Dec 28 2021 03:36pm)
yes really good deals on eletronics and computers ect. Also great return policy. had a 1k+ gaming laptop that started having excessive fan noise after about a week. Got it returned for full refund no problem.


Thank you for the info
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sign up for rakuten for 9-15% cash back,
go to lenovo.ca through rakuten
they usually have some holiday sales goin on, roughly 20-30% off
get another 5-8% off if you're a student/military/health care worker
recently bought a legion with 3070 for 1.8k CAD

here's the rough ballpark for the configs
Legion 7 AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, RTX 3060, 16 GB, 512GB SSD - $1,6k
Legion 7 AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, RTX 3070, 16 GB, 1TB SSD - $1,8k
Legion 7 AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, RTX 3080, 16 GB, 1TB SSD - $2,4k
Legion 7i Intel Core i7-11800H, RTX 3060, 16GB, 512GB SSD - $1,6k
Legion 7i Intel Core i7-11800H, RTX 3070, 16GB, 1TB SSD - $1,9k
Legion 7i Intel Core i7-11800H, RTX 3080, 16GB, 1TB SSD - $2,5k

go for amd cpu if you care more about battery life, it's about 4hrs+ compared to intel
go intel if Thunderbolt matter to you or if you want a slight performance advantage, cooler CPU temperatures / PCIe v4 storage support etc.

pretty much beats any junk bestbuy offers, newegg soemtimes have decent laptops but their shipping is trash for canada

This post was edited by Secksii on Dec 29 2021 03:11pm
Metis
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Quote (Secksii @ Dec 29 2021 04:04pm)
sign up for rakuten for 9-15% cash back,
go to lenovo.ca through rakuten
they usually have some holiday sales goin on, roughly 20-30% off
get another 5-8% off if you're a student/military/health care worker
recently bought a legion with 3070 for 1.8k CAD

here's the rough ballpark for the configs
Legion 7 AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, RTX 3060, 16 GB, 512GB SSD - $1,6k
Legion 7 AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, RTX 3070, 16 GB, 1TB SSD - $1,8k
Legion 7 AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, RTX 3080, 16 GB, 1TB SSD - $2,4k
Legion 7i Intel Core i7-11800H, RTX 3060, 16GB, 512GB SSD - $1,6k
Legion 7i Intel Core i7-11800H, RTX 3070, 16GB, 1TB SSD - $1,9k
Legion 7i Intel Core i7-11800H, RTX 3080, 16GB, 1TB SSD - $2,5k

go for amd cpu if you care more about battery life, it's about 4hrs+ compared to intel
go intel if Thunderbolt matter to you or if you want a slight performance advantage, cooler CPU temperatures / PCIe v4 storage support etc.

pretty much beats any junk bestbuy offers, newegg soemtimes have decent laptops but their shipping is trash for canada


all very useful information, and a lot to take in/consider. Thank you very much for your insight
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Quote (Secksii @ Dec 29 2021 02:04pm)
sign up for rakuten for 9-15% cash back,
go to lenovo.ca through rakuten
they usually have some holiday sales goin on, roughly 20-30% off
get another 5-8% off if you're a student/military/health care worker
recently bought a legion with 3070 for 1.8k CAD

here's the rough ballpark for the configs
Legion 7 AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, RTX 3060, 16 GB, 512GB SSD - $1,6k
Legion 7 AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, RTX 3070, 16 GB, 1TB SSD - $1,8k
Legion 7 AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, RTX 3080, 16 GB, 1TB SSD - $2,4k
Legion 7i Intel Core i7-11800H, RTX 3060, 16GB, 512GB SSD - $1,6k
Legion 7i Intel Core i7-11800H, RTX 3070, 16GB, 1TB SSD - $1,9k
Legion 7i Intel Core i7-11800H, RTX 3080, 16GB, 1TB SSD - $2,5k

go for amd cpu if you care more about battery life, it's about 4hrs+ compared to intel
go intel if Thunderbolt matter to you or if you want a slight performance advantage, cooler CPU temperatures / PCIe v4 storage support etc.

pretty much beats any junk bestbuy offers, newegg soemtimes have decent laptops but their shipping is trash for canada




I believe Intel is higher cpu temps? it takes more voltage to power, thus runs hotter and hence the shorter battery life
performance almost the same, very marginal intel>amd in this case
pcie v4 extremely marginal improvement as well
IMO i'd get whatever was cheaper out of the two, but from experience with intel laptops burning my hand when gaming i generally go amd these days :P

when you're ready to buy post again w/ a region and i'm sure we can find the best bang for your buck for ya
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One month ago, in order to be able to play D2R, i bought a Legion 5 - Ryzen 5 5600h - RTX3060 for around $1k; it's perfect for Diablo, i just plan to upgrade ram in future to set it at 16 or 32 GB instead of 8.
Legion's are cheap, stable, robust, you hear the noise of double ventirad but temps are kept low when gaming.

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