Gaming Laptop Configuration Advise

Jtpm

Member
Hey everyone,

It has been 5 years since i last looked into buying a PC/Laptop

I need your help to help me configure a gaming laptop with the best available gear.

There is no specific budget for this.

Looking forward to receiving your advises.

Thx.
 

barlew

MOST VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Hey everyone,

It has been 5 years since i last looked into buying a PC/Laptop

I need your help to help me configure a gaming laptop with the best available gear.

There is no specific budget for this.

Looking forward to receiving your advises.

Thx.
What sort of games will you be playing?
Does size matter? I.e. does it need to be portable? Do you have a preference between 15" and 17"?
 

Vergaro98

Bright Spark
This one is pretty good:
Chassis & Display
Ionico Series: 17.3" Matte QHD 240Hz sRGB 100% LED Widescreen (2560x1440)
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i7 14 Core Processor 12700H (2.3GHz, 4.7GHz Turbo)
Memory (RAM)
64GB Corsair 4800MHz SODIMM DDR5 (2 x 32GB)
Graphics Card
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3080 Ti - 16.0GB GDDR6 Video RAM - DirectX® 12.1
1st M.2 SSD Drive
250GB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 2300MB/W)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
2TB SAMSUNG 980 PRO M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 7000MB/R, 5000MB/W)
Memory Card Reader
Integrated Micro-SD Memory Card Reader
AC Adaptor
1 x 230W AC Adaptor
Power Cable
1 x 1.5 Metre European Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Battery
Ionico Series Integrated 91WH Lithium Ion Battery
Thermal Paste
ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
Sound Card
2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
Wireless Network Card
GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 + BT 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options
1 x USB 3.2 PORT (Type C) + 3 x USB 3.2 PORTS
Keyboard Language
IONICO 17 SERIES RGB BACKLIT ITALIAN KEYBOARD
Operating System
Windows 11 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00003]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10/11 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Microsoft® Edge
Keyboard & Mouse
INTEGRATED 2 BUTTON TOUCHPAD MOUSE
Webcam
INTEGRATED 2.0 MP FULL HD WEBCAM
Warranty
3 Year Gold Warranty (2 Year Collect & Return, 2 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Dead Pixel Guarantee
30 Day Dead Pixel Guarantee Inc. Labour & Carriage Costs
Chassis
TongFang GM7AG8P (16GB RTX-3080 Ti, i7-12700H, 240Hz QHD, Blank KB)
Delivery
3 DAY DELIVERY TO ITALY
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 2 to 4 working days
Price: €3.086,07 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/ionico-iii-17/9cy4Jz5Pen/

But I’ll wait a little more, at the moment some model aren’t avaible (like Recoil, Valeon, etc.) and they could be better than above.
 

Bhuna50

MOST VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Can I confirm you really want a laptop? and not a desktop with that budget?

Ionico is a good one, but I would tweak @Vergaro98 suggestion slightly. You dont need 64gig ram unless you are stitching together about 8 photos in Lightroom / Photoshop - trust me (look at my spec LOL)...32gig is plenty 2 x 16. Most games would probably only need 2 x 8 (16) but hey you have the budget.

I would change the 250gig drive for the 500gb faster one and then make sure you ask for the OS to be put on the 500gig drive, not the large 2tb one.

@Vergaro98 - has that defaulted to Italy because of where you are from or do you know that the OP is from Italy?

Personally, I am not sure you will see £500 worth of difference between selecting the 3070 TI or the 3080TI on the laptop screen itself for the games you play. Will this be attached to a monitor? What resolution etc? I know they always say go for the best you can afford when it comes to laptop GPUs, but I will defer to someone else here re the GPU and the cost difference for the performance difference on these two GPUs - @barlew - what are your thoughts?

OP - you will need to adjust kettle lead and delivery and definitely stick with GOLD warranty and up the Pixel gtee to the 12 month (its only £7 more than the 30 day).
 

Vergaro98

Bright Spark
Can I confirm you really want a laptop? and not a desktop with that budget?

Ionico is a good one, but I would tweak @Vergaro98 suggestion slightly. You dont need 64gig ram unless you are stitching together about 8 photos in Lightroom / Photoshop - trust me (look at my spec LOL)...32gig is plenty 2 x 16. Most games would probably only need 2 x 8 (16) but hey you have the budget.

I would change the 250gig drive for the 500gb faster one and then make sure you ask for the OS to be put on the 500gig drive, not the large 2tb one.

@Vergaro98 - has that defaulted to Italy because of where you are from or do you know that the OP is from Italy?

Personally, I am not sure you will see £500 worth of difference between selecting the 3070 TI or the 3080TI on the laptop screen itself for the games you play. Will this be attached to a monitor? What resolution etc? I know they always say go for the best you can afford when it comes to laptop GPUs, but I will defer to someone else here re the GPU and the cost difference for the performance difference on these two GPUs - @barlew - what are your thoughts?

OP - you will need to adjust kettle lead and delivery and definitely stick with GOLD warranty and up the Pixel gtee to the 12 month (its only £7 more than the 30 day).
I know that 64Gb are overkill but if I had unlimited budget I will take 64 instead of 32 for better future proof.
For the storage I don't think that change the 250Gb for 500Gb is a good trade. In the 250Gb or 500Gb I install only the OS, so I don't think it needs more than 250Gb, also because the speed of the M2 doesn't mean a lot for the OS (I doubt it will need more speed than the 970 Evo).
For the delivery I'm in Italy and I didn't change it, my fault 😅.
For the GPU I will always pick the best available, because it's stuck with the MOBO and you can't change it (unless some model, like the Recoil 17.3").
 

Vergaro98

Bright Spark
But I repeat, I will wait because I think there are some better model that isn't available right now.
 

Jtpm

Member
Can I confirm you really want a laptop? and not a desktop with that budget?

Ionico is a good one, but I would tweak @Vergaro98 suggestion slightly. You dont need 64gig ram unless you are stitching together about 8 photos in Lightroom / Photoshop - trust me (look at my spec LOL)...32gig is plenty 2 x 16. Most games would probably only need 2 x 8 (16) but hey you have the budget.

I would change the 250gig drive for the 500gb faster one and then make sure you ask for the OS to be put on the 500gig drive, not the large 2tb one.

@Vergaro98 - has that defaulted to Italy because of where you are from or do you know that the OP is from Italy?

Personally, I am not sure you will see £500 worth of difference between selecting the 3070 TI or the 3080TI on the laptop screen itself for the games you play. Will this be attached to a monitor? What resolution etc? I know they always say go for the best you can afford when it comes to laptop GPUs, but I will defer to someone else here re the GPU and the cost difference for the performance difference on these two GPUs - @barlew - what are your thoughts?

OP - you will need to adjust kettle lead and delivery and definitely stick with GOLD warranty and up the Pixel gtee to the 12 month (its only £7 more than the 30 day).
Thx for your detailed reply.

The only reason i have chosen a Laptop and not a Desktop is because i live in Egypt. So i need to fly all the way to UK to pick it up from there. And a desktop will be too much hassle to take with me.

If there would have been a way to get it here, I would definitely go for the Desktop hands down.
 

Jtpm

Member
This one is pretty good:
Chassis & Display
Ionico Series: 17.3" Matte QHD 240Hz sRGB 100% LED Widescreen (2560x1440)
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i7 14 Core Processor 12700H (2.3GHz, 4.7GHz Turbo)
Memory (RAM)
64GB Corsair 4800MHz SODIMM DDR5 (2 x 32GB)
Graphics Card
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3080 Ti - 16.0GB GDDR6 Video RAM - DirectX® 12.1
1st M.2 SSD Drive
250GB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 2300MB/W)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
2TB SAMSUNG 980 PRO M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 7000MB/R, 5000MB/W)
Memory Card Reader
Integrated Micro-SD Memory Card Reader
AC Adaptor
1 x 230W AC Adaptor
Power Cable
1 x 1.5 Metre European Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Battery
Ionico Series Integrated 91WH Lithium Ion Battery
Thermal Paste
ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
Sound Card
2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
Wireless Network Card
GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 + BT 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options
1 x USB 3.2 PORT (Type C) + 3 x USB 3.2 PORTS
Keyboard Language
IONICO 17 SERIES RGB BACKLIT ITALIAN KEYBOARD
Operating System
Windows 11 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00003]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10/11 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Microsoft® Edge
Keyboard & Mouse
INTEGRATED 2 BUTTON TOUCHPAD MOUSE
Webcam
INTEGRATED 2.0 MP FULL HD WEBCAM
Warranty
3 Year Gold Warranty (2 Year Collect & Return, 2 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Dead Pixel Guarantee
30 Day Dead Pixel Guarantee Inc. Labour & Carriage Costs
Chassis
TongFang GM7AG8P (16GB RTX-3080 Ti, i7-12700H, 240Hz QHD, Blank KB)
Delivery
3 DAY DELIVERY TO ITALY
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 2 to 4 working days
Price: €3.086,07 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/ionico-iii-17/9cy4Jz5Pen/

But I’ll wait a little more, at the moment some model aren’t avaible (like Recoil, Valeon, etc.) and they could be better than above.
Thank you Vergaro98. I have assembled exactly the same one but with small little differences such as I have used both SSD Drives to be 2 TB 980 PRO 😁
The only issue is that the RAMS are not available at the moment.
 

barlew

MOST VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Can I confirm you really want a laptop? and not a desktop with that budget?

Ionico is a good one, but I would tweak @Vergaro98 suggestion slightly. You dont need 64gig ram unless you are stitching together about 8 photos in Lightroom / Photoshop - trust me (look at my spec LOL)...32gig is plenty 2 x 16. Most games would probably only need 2 x 8 (16) but hey you have the budget.

I would change the 250gig drive for the 500gb faster one and then make sure you ask for the OS to be put on the 500gig drive, not the large 2tb one.

@Vergaro98 - has that defaulted to Italy because of where you are from or do you know that the OP is from Italy?

Personally, I am not sure you will see £500 worth of difference between selecting the 3070 TI or the 3080TI on the laptop screen itself for the games you play. Will this be attached to a monitor? What resolution etc? I know they always say go for the best you can afford when it comes to laptop GPUs, but I will defer to someone else here re the GPU and the cost difference for the performance difference on these two GPUs - @barlew - what are your thoughts?

OP - you will need to adjust kettle lead and delivery and definitely stick with GOLD warranty and up the Pixel gtee to the 12 month (its only £7 more than the 30 day).
Personally If I had the budget that the @Jtpm has I would definitely take a 3080TI for a 2k screen as specs wise it sits just below the desktop 3080. That being said If you look at the list of games the OP plays it probably isn't worth it unless they are going to start playing the latest AAA ray traced games.

Judging by those games it would have been much more economical to go for a R9 5900HX and a 3070.

Or if you wanted to stick with intel just change to a 3060. That saves 1k.

This would have been my recommendation if the OP wasn't about to start playing the latest AAA games.

Chassis & Display
Ionico Series: 17.3" Matte QHD 165Hz sRGB 100% LED Widescreen (2560x1440)
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen™ 9 Eight Core Processor 5900HX (3.3GHz, 4.6GHz Turbo)
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair 3200MHz SODIMM DDR4 (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3070 - 8.0GB GDDR6 Video RAM - DirectX® 12.1
1st M.2 SSD Drive
500GB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3200MB/W)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3300MB/W)
Memory Card Reader
Integrated Micro-SD Memory Card Reader
AC Adaptor
1 x 230W AC Adaptor
Power Cable
1 x 1.5 Metre European Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Battery
Ionico Series Integrated 91WH Lithium Ion Battery
Thermal Paste
ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
Sound Card
2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
Wireless Network Card
GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (2.4 Gbps) + BT 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options
1 x USB 3.2 PORT (Type C) + 3 x USB 3.2 PORTS
Keyboard Language
IONICO 17 SERIES RGB BACKLIT UK KEYBOARD
Operating System
Windows 11 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00003]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10/11 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Microsoft® Edge
Keyboard & Mouse
INTEGRATED 2 BUTTON TOUCHPAD MOUSE
Webcam
INTEGRATED 1MP HD WEBCAM
Warranty
3 Year Gold Warranty (2 Year Collect & Return, 2 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Dead Pixel Guarantee
1 Year Dead Pixel Guarantee Inc. Labour & Carriage Costs
Chassis
TongFang GM7ZG7P (8GB RTX-3070, R9-5900HX, 165Hz QHD, Blank KB)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 2 to 4 working days
Price: £1,790.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/ionico-II-17/x4hZZ5AN2z/
 
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