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post May 4 2021, 11:36 AM

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QUOTE(ZM Fong @ May 4 2021, 11:29 AM)
can get RTX 3070 for the price...
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i thought strix scar15 is to be compared with legion7?
JinYin
post May 4 2021, 04:07 PM

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Hi sifu, I'm considering to get a new laptop/desktop to replace or working along with my current ux330.

My use cases for the new laptop/desktop are data science stuff / mining, support multiple monitors (at least 3), and maybe gaming in the futures.

My budget for laptop is around 5k (as low as possible) but willing increase it to around 6k for desktop.

My first question is there any better recommendation compared to the "Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55-79VX" at this price point? If I bought this laptop, I probably will increase the ram to 32gb on first day.

Second question, how is the thermal management (fan/ average temp) for this laptop?

And, because I'm worry about the system's longevity, so is it expected to change the thermal paste every 4 years in gaming laptop? Should I just get a desktop and use it along with my current laptop?

*I just changed the battery and thermal paste in my zenbook ux330 but it's still a bit hot and performing underwhelmingly with 2 external monitors.

Thanks in advance.
TSZM Fong
post May 4 2021, 04:27 PM

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QUOTE(JinYin @ May 4 2021, 04:07 PM)
My first question is there any better recommendation compared to the "Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55-79VX" at this price point? If I bought this laptop, I probably will increase the ram to 32gb on first day.

And, because I'm worry about the system's longevity, so is it expected to change the thermal paste every 4 years in gaming laptop? Should I just get a desktop and use it along with my current laptop?
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Legion 5 Pro is much better, but wait time is long

if you plan to use high performance paste, prepare to repaste every 1-2 yrs

if you don't need the portability of a laptop, get desktop - however they are also not cheap now especially DIYs
Xflkekw
post May 6 2021, 01:43 PM

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Just wondering, how do you get RM5028+ for the Legion 5 Pro with 3060 and RM5812+ with 3070? Is it with R7 5800H and 1TB SSD?
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post May 6 2021, 02:01 PM

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QUOTE(JinYin @ May 4 2021, 04:07 PM)
Hi sifu, I'm considering to get a new laptop/desktop to replace or working along with my current ux330.

My use cases for the new laptop/desktop are data science stuff / mining, support multiple monitors (at least 3), and maybe gaming in the futures.

My budget for laptop is around 5k (as low as possible) but willing increase it to around 6k for desktop.

My first question is there any better recommendation compared to the "Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55-79VX" at this price point? If I bought this laptop, I probably will increase the ram to 32gb on first day.

Second question, how is the thermal management (fan/ average temp) for this laptop?

And, because I'm worry about the system's longevity, so is it expected to change the thermal paste every 4 years in gaming laptop? Should I just get a desktop and use it along with my current laptop?

*I just changed the battery and thermal paste in my zenbook ux330 but it's still a bit hot and performing underwhelmingly with 2 external monitors.

Thanks in advance.
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32 GB memory is an overkill. Have been using this for many months and my usage hardly goes over 8 GB! 16 GB is more than sufficient for daily use. Unless you are connected to more than 2 external monitors and many apps opening and running concurrently, then min. 32 GB is the way to go. 32 GB is good to have, but not necessary. RAM is not cheap nowadays. Price hike!
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post May 6 2021, 02:24 PM

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QUOTE(Xflkekw @ May 6 2021, 01:43 PM)
Just wondering, how do you get RM5028+ for the Legion 5 Pro with 3060 and RM5812+ with 3070? Is it with R7 5800H and 1TB SSD?
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Promo code and maybe some tweaking of the warranty from Premium to regular Onsite?
TSZM Fong
post May 6 2021, 03:49 PM

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QUOTE(Xflkekw @ May 6 2021, 01:43 PM)
Just wondering, how do you get RM5028+ for the Legion 5 Pro with 3060 and RM5812+ with 3070? Is it with R7 5800H and 1TB SSD?
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base spec, 16GB+512GB
QUOTE(chkwong @ May 6 2021, 02:01 PM)
32 GB memory is an overkill
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Reason to go for 32GB is bcoz 16GB RAM stick is confirmed 4BG (bank group) memory. (If go for 16GB) Most 8GB sticks now are 2BG which has slightly lower memory bandwidth, slightly lower FPS in some games also.
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post May 8 2021, 12:42 AM

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Acer nitro 5 ryzen 7 5800h 3060 rm4650 or Helios i5-10500h 3060 rm4.8k?

Prefer below 5k as I wouldn't know whether I'll be able to game often and my kid is only 7.

Mostly fps like apex or pubg, maybe warzone if it can run on 8gb.
Old timer that last game played on PC is quake 3. Lol

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TSZM Fong
post May 8 2021, 11:12 AM

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QUOTE(n0thing @ May 8 2021, 12:42 AM)
Acer nitro 5 ryzen 7 5800h 3060 rm4650 or Helios i5-10500h 3060 rm4.8k?

Prefer below 5k as I wouldn't know whether I'll be able to game often and my kid is only 7.

Mostly fps like apex or pubg, maybe warzone if it can run on 8gb.
Old timer that last game played on PC is quake 3. Lol
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max wait time?
n0thing
post May 8 2021, 01:19 PM

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QUOTE(ZM Fong @ May 8 2021, 11:12 AM)
max wait time?
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Preferably as soon as possible as I can use it for google meet classroom for my son instead of a tablet
TSZM Fong
post May 8 2021, 02:04 PM

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QUOTE(n0thing @ May 8 2021, 01:19 PM)
Preferably as soon as possible as I can use it for google meet classroom for my son instead of a tablet
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if need slightly more GPU perf: Helios 300
if need better CPU perf: Nitro 5
Xflkekw
post May 10 2021, 07:05 PM

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Legion Pro 5 price increased by RM100 already
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post Yesterday, 10:36 PM

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RTX 3050 and 3050 Ti are officially announced
https://www.tech-critter.com/nvidia-geforce...i-announcement/
JinYin
post Today, 12:02 AM

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QUOTE(ZM Fong @ May 4 2021, 04:27 PM)
Legion 5 Pro is much better, but wait time is long

if you plan to use high performance paste, prepare to repaste every 1-2 yrs

if you don't need the portability of a laptop, get desktop - however they are also not cheap now especially DIYs
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I'm thinking to get a ryzen 5800 + 3060 laptop, and is this a good deal with LENXCIMB voucher for legion 5? Or should I wait longer for better deal?

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TSZM Fong
post Today, 12:06 AM

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QUOTE(JinYin @ May 12 2021, 12:02 AM)
I'm thinking to get a ryzen 5800 + 3060 laptop, and is this a good deal with LENXCIMB voucher for legion 5? Or should I wait longer for better deal?

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if have budget left, go for 3070 - mayb can get 16GB RAM to save some cost

if you can wait for delivery, better buy now since price and availability might change later

 

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