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July 12, 2017 6:59:46 PM

Hello, I was looking for a laptop can run most games on atleast high settings, (so gtx 1050ti, 1060?), but can also handle in development games, and one that I can code/program on, I am not planning to spend more than $1400 on this, and preferably an Intel processor

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July 12, 2017 7:58:19 PM

I recommend either a Macbook Pro 15" 2017 model, though it might be a bit over your budget. macOS is great for development in C++, Swift, Python, and basically any language, though it mostly has an edge in C/C++ programming because it has a native compiler and doesn't have to run in an emulator like in Windows. Linux is also a great alternative for development because it is also Unix based like macOS, if you don't choose a Mac. In either case, I recommend getting a laptop with a large hard drive so you can dual boot into both Windows and a Unix/Unix-like OS of your choice. Here's what to look for:

A dual core Intel processor (preferably i5 or i7, though the performance difference between the two in dual core configuration is very minimal).

8-16GB of RAM (Anything more is overkill, anything less is too little)

512GB-1TB of Storage (preferably an SSD, as it's faster and potentially more reliable, but an HDD is fine too)

Discrete Graphics, Preferably a Geforce GTX 1050 Ti or AMD Radeon 540 or AMD Radeon Pro 540 or AMD Radeon Pro 550 (You could go 1060, but you'd be hard pressed to find a laptop with it in the $1400 price range, because most come with quad core i7 CPUs)

1080p, 1440p (2560*1440) or higher resolution display, Preferably glossy, because it's much nicer to stare at font on a higher DPI display for long hours than a grainy matte display

These are my two cents.
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July 13, 2017 2:27:46 AM

http://www.microcenter.com/product/478220/Predator_15_G...
Intel Core i7-6700HQ Processor 2.6GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5
16GB DDR4-2133 RAM
256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
Microsoft Windows 10 Home
8x DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive
Secure Digital Card Reader
Killer Gigabit Ethernet E2400
Killer Wireless-AC 1535
15.6" Full HD LED-backlit IPS Display with NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology
$1,199.99

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October 14, 2017 8:17:19 AM

FauxisFox said:
I recommend either a Macbook Pro 15" 2017 model, though it might be a bit over your budget. macOS is great for development in C++, Swift, Python, and basically any language, though it mostly has an edge in C/C++ programming because it has a native compiler and doesn't have to run in an emulator like in Windows. Linux is also a great alternative for development because it is also Unix based like macOS, if you don't choose a Mac. In either case, I recommend getting a laptop with a large hard drive so you can dual boot into both Windows and a Unix/Unix-like OS of your choice. Here's what to look for:

A dual core Intel processor (preferably i5 or i7, though the performance difference between the two in dual core configuration is very minimal).

8-16GB of RAM (Anything more is overkill, anything less is too little)

512GB-1TB of Storage (preferably an SSD, as it's faster and potentially more reliable, but an HDD is fine too)

Discrete Graphics, Preferably a Geforce GTX 1050 Ti or AMD Radeon 540 or AMD Radeon Pro 540 or AMD Radeon Pro 550 (You could go 1060, but you'd be hard pressed to find a laptop with it in the $1400 price range, because most come with quad core i7 CPUs)

1080p, 1440p (2560*1440) or higher resolution display, Preferably glossy, because it's much nicer to stare at font on a higher DPI display for long hours than a grainy matte display

These are my two cents.


A macbook? no...
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