Hi all, I've been trying to choose a good gaming laptop that will run SL on Ultra settings with advanced lighting and shaders and could really use some help. I'm not the most computer savvy (or SL savvy for that matter), and I've never owned a gaming computer, so I'm still a bit confused after a lot of research. Unfortunately, it does have to be a laptop, as I travel weekly for work and like to take SL with me.
My budget is around $1,200, and I've been looking at the i7 9th gen with the 1660 Ti. Honestly, I think the Acer Predator Helios 300 (2019) would be a no-brainer if I didn't need it for work, but its gaming aesthetics aren't a good fit for me. I've been looking at the new Dell G3 and G5 with similar specs and pricing, but it seems like the thermals are a big issue on the G5, and I haven't found any in-depth reviews of the new G3. From what I've read, lots of people think that Dell is overpriced, but it seemed like the G series might be a good gaming/work hybrid option. I'm open to any suggestions, as I didn't know anything about the subject a few weeks ago, and have been trying to learn about gaming CPU,s GPUs, Nvidia, AMD, Intel, cores, threads, M.2, thunderbolt, overclocking, undervolting, etc. Whew! lol It's a lot to take in, and I still don't feel confident.