Getting a new laptop (primarily for work) but trying to decide if I just want some cheap-o thing for Word and casual games or a lower end gaming machine like this if I want to fork out another $500. Anyone have some first hand experience/bought something similar or in this range?
Desktop-wise I'm waiting for the next gen of Nvidia cards at which time I'll get an entirely new system. Also since when did Microsoft start scamming people with this Office 365 crap?
I have an Acer Nitro Gaming Laptop (i7 Haswell 4720HQ; 16 GB RAM; 4GB 960m; W10) and I love it.
Runs most games at 900p-1080p at somewhere b/t 30-60fps at Medium. I usually lock it down somewhere w/ NVidia Inspector or MSI Afterburner - i.e. 35 fps; 40 fps; 45 fps; 60fps. Depends per game. Also use my HDMI cable and have that connected to a 23'' 1080p HP monitor, when not travelling (i.e. when at home).
For games I can't run on my main W7 desktop for some reason (i.e. Dead Rising 1 PC) or require W10 (i.e. Gears of War 4 PC Demo) - yup, this laptop handles things just fine to suit me.
I'm sure w/ a 1050 Ti mobile equipped, you'd be fine and that would flat-out run much cooler and perform better than my 4GB 960m does (my 960M 4GB is similar to a 700 desktop series card) - NVidia 1000 mobile series supposedly got much closer to the desktop versions, this go around.
My Nitro's great for when I travel somewhere or need a 2nd PC going for some reason.