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Tips and Suggestions for Buying a Gaming/Content Creation Laptop


Nov 2, 2010
Looking to buy a new laptop. The last one I bought was 4.5 years ago. I learned a lot back then and got a great gaming laptop for $2500. I want a new one now though. And I have honestly forgotten a lot that I learned.
What I would like (not sure if this is possible with my budget):
-6 cores (this should help with rendering), Open to any quality CPU
-Dual Storage 512 SSD and 1 TB HDD
-Open to any quality GPU but would like at least 6 gigs of DDR6 RAM on the video card
- 17-inch monitor size

Alienware and Asus have been cool brands that I liked in the past. But again I am open here.

My premier focus will be gaming and content creation.

For gaming I mostly play
Tekken 7
Mortal Kombat 11
Apex Legends
Dead By Daylight
Total War Warhammer 2
Civilization 6

For Content creation, the software I use is
OBS (video recording)
Da’Vinici Resolve (video and audio creation)
OpenShot (video creation)
Adobe Premiere Elements (video, photo/thumbnail and audio creation)
Audacity (Audio creation)
My PC struggles with the rendering of Premiere and Resolve in some cases.
Adobe Spark (photo/thumbnail creation)
Adobe Phobia (photo/thumbnail creation)

The games I create Content for are fighting games mostly.
My budget is around 2800 (including taxes).


Senior member
Sep 8, 2011
The Eluktronics RP-17 and Asus TUF A17 seem to mostly fit what you are looking for, except the RP-17 has 2 NVMe SSD slots. The RP-17 has a GTX 2060 while the RUF A17 has a 1660 Ti. The Eluktronics display is 144 Hz 72% NTSC/99% sRGB, while the A17 display is either 60 Hz or 120 Hz 45% NTSC/~65% sRGB?

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