- 14 months ago
I'll be attending graduate school soon, and I wanted to upgrade from my old Toshiba Satellite. I've never had a "gaming" laptop before, but I've built my share of PCs, so I know what I want.
CPU: Intel 8th gen. Core i7
GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 6GB
RAM: 16GB (I believe I can swap out the stock ram for my own correct? If so, then I guess only 8GB would be fine.)
Storage: At least 250GB SSD (can be sata or m.2)
Screen Size: I'd prefer a screen of 15.6", as I don't want anything too big. I'll be using it for school work as well as gaming.
Keyboard: This is important to me, as I find laptop keyboards to be very difficult to type on. I prefer keyboards that have a more traditional key style instead of the chiclet/island style that's on more current laptops. For the best example of what I'm talking about, Alienware actually has the keyboard style I prefer.
I've done research, and I've found these laptops for under $1200:
OMEN by HP 15.6 Inch Gaming Laptop - I like this one, but I'm unsure of the keyboard. It looks like it'll be chiclet.
Any advice on these or other recommendations is appreciated.