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King Elvis

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Hi All,

Buying a new laptop, have narrowed it down to two options, and don't know whether I'm better going the stronger CPU with integrated GFX, or the weaker CPU with better GFX card.

Can someone who knows what they're talking about provide some guidance? ;)

R7 4800h with integrated GFX

OR

R7 3700u with Vega 10 GFX

Cheers,


 
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Are you aware of the supposed privacy/data issues supposedly surrounding Huawei products? If that possibility doesn’t bother you, then I can recommend them as they make solid PCs.

If you’re not keen on a Macbook, then a Thinkpad is what I’d personally go with. I don’t trust other retail laptops in terms of medium-long term performance.

Otherwise, look at enterprise/ex-Government models if you’re after something reliable.
 

King Elvis

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Yeah, aware of it, but doesn't bother me too much - I figure we're all screwed in that regard, anyway ;)

Can't go with Apple - use Windows specific software for work, and don't want to mess around with BootCamp etc.
 

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Hi All,

Buying a new laptop, have narrowed it down to two options, and don't know whether I'm better going the stronger CPU with integrated GFX, or the weaker CPU with better GFX card.

Can someone who knows what they're talking about provide some guidance? ;)

R7 4800h with integrated GFX

OR

R7 3700u with Vega 10 GFX

Cheers,


but surely you have to give some info about the work required to be done on this laptop because if it is
- CPU intensive then lean towards beefy CPU
- while if it's graphics intensive then naturally an integrated GFX is not advisable (in other words lean towards discrete beefy GPU)
(when i say graphics intensive, I don't necessarily mean high frame rate in CoD...it could be a pyro simulation in Houdini that's taking advantage of thousands of cuda cores on the GTX card)
 

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70% just general usage; emails, excel, word processing, etc.

20% CAD work, but mostly 2D and nothing too intense.

10% gaming - but again, nothing too intensive.

Based on that, either will eat up the basic usage, but separate video card probably better for the last 30%, right?

It's a work PC, and I prefer to purchase for 3-5 year lifespan, so keen to get something good.
 
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70% just general usage; emails, excel, word processing, etc.

20% CAD work, but mostly 2D and nothing too intense.

10% gaming - but again, nothing too intensive.

Based on that, either will eat up the basic usage, but separate video card probably better for the last 30%, right?

It's a work PC, and I prefer to purchase for 3-5 year lifespan, so keen to get something good.
the 70% I think anything will do

the CAD work I'd def lean towards a discrete GFX card.

So if you make sure you can do the work and earn money then budget should be less of a problem later on
 

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