8550u plus egpu or 7700hq 1070.  


Active Member
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November 15, 2018 12:52 am  

Been given the two options for around the same price! 

Alienware r3 15 with 16gb ram and 1070 gtx for around £1000 with a possible addition of the alienware graphics adapter 

Razer stealth / xps 13 8550u 8gb for around a £1000 and a egpu setup further down the line (970 gtx I have already) 

Can I get some user info on people that have had this dilemma before? 


Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts

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November 16, 2018 3:31 am  

It depends on how you use your laptop, mostly at home, go for Alienware, a lot bringing it outside unless you’re Superman :mrgreen:  go with stealth/xps13 and egpu setting.
CPU power 7700Hq is slightly better, Ram on egpu setting isn’t so important btw.

Razer Blade 15 2018, i7 8750H 16gb ddr4 2666mhz 1tb 970Evo
Razer Blade Stealth 12,5 2016 i7 7500U 8gb ddr3 1866mhz 500gb 970Evo
MacBook Pro 13 mid 2012 i5 3210M 12gb ddr3 1600mhz 500GB HDD
Razer Core V2 rtx 2070 Black 2040mhz Boost clock
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November 16, 2018 9:19 am  

Like all things in life, only you can decide.

Forget the specs. Which laptop do you like using more?

Answer: A ThinkPad

ThinkPad X230t, i7-3520M @ 2.9 GHz, Windows 7
EVGA GTX 1070 Hybrid, 2113 MHz @ 1043 mV
x1.2Opt, PE4C V3.0, 4Gbps-EC2