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13" Laptop Recommendations  


New Member
Joined: 4 years ago

It seems that I've grown tired of my 2018 16" Zenbook Pro, largely due to size. Thus I am on the hunt for a new laptop to replace it. I usually only use my laptop for development and occasional gaming.

Ideally I am searching for a laptop with the following properties:

- Professional/minimalist look.
- 13" size / portable.
- USB-C charging.
- No dedicated graphics card. (Makes Linux easier :D)

I will of course be wanting to hook it up to my eGPU.

I was briefly infatuated with the new 13" M1 Macbook Pro, until I realised the consequences of the ARM architecthure. (No eGPUs right?).

Budget is not really a concern, however, I see no need for excessive expenditure. Any suggestions?

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.


Eminent Member
Joined: 2 years ago

@kuno, there are 2 that come to my mind.

ThinkPad X1 Nano (or Carbon if you don't mind it is slightly larger)

XPS 13 (not as durable as ThinkPad, but hey, it looks sexy)


Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
Gigabyte AORUS RTX 3080 Gaming Box