Laptop rec for my situation
I have been absorbing eGPU info over the last days and finally am ready for first post.
I am a 3d modeler who uses CAD software, Blender, Adobe suite (Video primarily), Rendering software, etc for my daily work and an Avid gamer after hours (latest titles at 2560x1440 resolution)
I currently run a 12 core ryzen, 32gb ram and a 2080 Super in a tower.
I now have an office and will be traveling there daily, hence the need for a technology change.
My challenge is finding a powerful enough laptop to handle the day to day and one that I can plug in to my eGPU at nights to satisfy my gaming. I believe the current 11th gen intel laptops dont have enough horsepower with 4 cores and often 16gb of ram to handle my day to day. Higher end 10th gen chips (potentially i9) shouldnt have a problem. Are there any laptop models I may be missing that exist in 10th gen range that may be a solution (Powerful, 32gb ram, ability to run full x4 on their TB3 so minimum loss vs TB4 on 11th gen)? Thank you for any help in brainstorming.
If I was in your situation, I would seriously consider the Asus rogflow x13 with the full bandwidth 3080 egpu.
@dave_lawson, I understand, but if your product is under warranty, you have nothing to be afraid of. This is an option that will cover your gaming needs for the next 3 years. The only real concern about this one, is the lack of upgradability.