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Egpuftw
(@egpuftw)
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Hi all,

First time here and looking for some advice on what hardware to buy for my requirements please. Current thoughts are as follows:

  • 13inch Laptop perhaps Razer Blade Stealth or MacBook Pro?
  • Thinking I don’t need a discrete GPU as I won’t be playing demanding games when out and prefer battery life. Any thoughts on that?
  • Want to be able to dock and connect to dual monitors.
  • Unsure on the best eGPU enclosure/GPU, preferably a hassle free setup.
  • Want support for latest games when using eGPU. These will be played on Windows as I suspect that will be easier.

Hopefully that gives a bit of an idea and may match a lot of other people’s requirements.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Cheers 🙂 

 

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itsage
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Joined: 3 years ago
 

@egpuftw I’d recommend an ultrabook with i7-1065g7 CPU. It has on-die Thunderbolt 3 controller. The RTX 2070 Gaming Box is a good pairing.

 

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Egpuftw
(@egpuftw)
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Joined: 4 months ago
 

@itsage thanks so much for the response!

Do you know of any laptops with this CPU at the moment please? I think the Razer blade stealth has it and possibly the Lenovo thinkpad X1 carbon?

 

Cheers

 

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Eparlanax
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Joined: 1 year ago
 

if you go the Mac route, be aware that you would need an AMD graphics card for a hassle less setup in MacOS, but it makes the windows setup more difficult.

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itsage
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@egpuftw Lenovo Yoga C940 should have i7-1065g7 CPU and it’s a good value. Dell XPS 7390 2-in-1 and HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 are some other laptops with this Ice Lake processor.

 

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