Be Careful Buying a Gaming Laptop...

2021. 01. 24.
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The best gaming laptops in 2021 will have RTX 3060, 3070 and 3080 GPUs inside. But the naming is shady this year. Be informed.
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  • I REALLY don't like how Nvidia is naming their laptop GPUs this year. It's going to be a much more complex purchase decision. What do you think is the solution? How do you think should they name their laptop GPUs?

    Dave2DDave2D2 개월 전
    • You have to learn mobile versions are weaker than desktop versions. Notebooks consume less energy, and it's challenging for cooling the system. Sometimes a desktop gpu has more and bigger fans than the whole system of a notebook. Notebook makers are playing with watts too. 60, 85, 115, 130, 140... Older chip with higher watt could be better than a newer chip with low watt. There are on the market some notebooks with new rtx 3600 which are bottlenecked by i5 cpus. This isn't the fail of nvidia. Don't be a wannabe pioneer if it is too risky and/or you don't gain any advantage! Before you buy a product search for reviews and tests, and look for the official details from the manufacturers, because vendors and marketing management often don't show important details of the products. Main components aren't everything! Poor thermal handling will slow down the system before it kills the gpu/cpu/battery/memory/ssd even the screen or the keyboard. "cpu/gpu boost" is a great marketing word, but if you don't want the melting down of your notebook, you must slow down your processors. It costs performance for stability. Rtx, i5, i7 ... mobile chips aren't like desktop chips with same names. I agree, naming conventions should be totally different. rtx 3060, rtx 3060 and rtx 3060 isn't enough while one of them is a desktop version with 170 watts, other one is a mobile chip with 115w, third one has 130w.

      Mind meghalunkMind meghalunk일 전
    • Buy me a pc before I decide

      Neo yusufNeo yusuf7 일 전
    • ARM is the solution

      NCGNCG10 일 전
    • Name them after how good they perform, I'm mean by that (a name that represent a working computer and a name that represent a gaming computer) it's not hard just make it easier for the people who buy laptops

      antonyantony11 일 전
    • Yeah.... Dave like your videos but make sure you point out the strong points and say oh what this is trying to be. Case and point your Alienware m15R2/3 review. You complain about Alienware thermals but they runs their cpu/ gpu at a higher clock and watts. But when you look at the performance it’s some of the best. So it makes it important to have good cooling or not run it in a hot room . Then again Alienware has the best warranty. I have gotten my laptop replaced 2 times due to the heatsink not installed properly.

      Joseph NeubauerJoseph Neubauer13 일 전
  • Thinking of getting a black alienware 17 r4 with the 3060 with a 4k screen.

    RdawgRdawg5 시간 전
  • MSI GF65 Thin 10UE 9S7-16W212-025 Notebook ?

    Flash yFlash y9 시간 전
  • im about to purchase a msi ge66 raider with 3070. is it a good bet or?

    rayproductions backup channelrayproductions backup channel12 시간 전
  • I was on the fence for building my own computer to now just buying a nice laptop. It’s so conflicting. :(

    KandenKanden13 시간 전
  • I think a similar thing is happening to CPUs for the ultrabook market. Companies are flexing Core i7 10th Gen everywhere, but people don't realise it's super weak compared to even desktop i5s and potentially i3s. It hurts me to see this rhetoric passed around everywhere.

    Shaun SR WongShaun SR Wong19 시간 전
  • Is Acer nitro 5 2019 good? I want to use it for school and gaming

    Rio PutraRio Putra일 전
  • Hey can anyone give some good recommends for Powerful Gaming at a good price? Pc & Laptop. 1st time buyer, doing research but also welcoming to hear others thoughts. Ty.

    LightBurnLightBurn일 전
  • is razor blade advance 3080 wattage still unknown?

    RubenDandrea87RubenDandrea87일 전
  • what is the best laptop so far this year?????

    Steven FrancisSteven Francis일 전
  • A very fair video. Thanks for the clarification.

    yarusxyarusx일 전
  • I learned hard way when I went cheap and know have serious overheating issues

    Mr ClarkMr Clark2 일 전
  • which laptop gaming should i buy for £1000 pound ? pls help

    Victor ویکتورVictor ویکتور2 일 전
  • Hey! I am planning to buy a Lenovo Legion 5 (2021) with rtx 3060. Does any1 know it's Tgp? Thanks, from Hungary

    Mr. IceMr. Ice2 일 전
  • wow dave u aged a bit here

    Li m Sing YiuLi m Sing Yiu3 일 전
  • I came here looking for vanlife roast videos. When did Dave2D go from being a scrubby hipster guy to a clean cut Asian guy?

    Michael BoltonMichael Bolton3 일 전
  • But how do we know?

    Y. Al NayalY. Al Nayal3 일 전
  • Hi Dave . Do you update the list of laptop rtx3’ gpus voltage you had in google docs?

    Lexander TerresLexander Terres3 일 전
  • Yep, it's fucked up.

    NIKOvbnNIKOvbn3 일 전
  • At least now they are making them specific wattage

    j Steezj Steez4 일 전
  • Well if a powerfull gpu that use 130 wtt use 75 instead wont it last longer because of the lack of usage ?

    Yassine AbdelmaksoudYassine Abdelmaksoud4 일 전
  • How much Watts take the 3060 of an Legion 5 pro 2021. got one ... 😦

    average sort of personaverage sort of person4 일 전
  • For programer, Which one is good intel 11th gen or ADM ryzen 5000 series.

    Minute MotivationMinute Motivation4 일 전
  • Which wattage should I consider? Is it the battery's or wattage of the gpu itself should I consider?

    wildan raafiwildan raafi5 일 전
  • what gaming laptop would you recommend costing around $2500

    Justice Toure-ElJustice Toure-El5 일 전
  • People shouldn't listen to these people. None of the tech review channels actually know what the hell they are talking about. Dave recommended a legion y540 a while back, I purchased 1 a few days later. Had decent specs at the time, i5, gtx 1660ti, 1tb hdd, 256gb m.2, and 16 gigs of ram. I got it 2 days after ordering which was approximately a week after Dave uploaded that video only to be disappointed. Ubnboxed, powered on, repeated bsod during windows setup. Reflashed fresh windows, got through setup, immediately started getting bsods again, updated all drivers, same problem, updated bios, same problem, ran tests and scans nothing was failing but decided to try things anyway, replaced the m.2 with a 1tb samsung evo870, replaced the ram and after that I could use it for a few hours before another bsod restart and repeat. Lenovo released a bios update, installed and back to repeated bsods, usually within minutes of starting the system. Then the hdd just died. The entire system maybe ran for a collective 50 hours, most of which was me troubleshooting and testing fixes. Ordered a crucial 1tb ssd and replaced the hdd, was able to run about an hour at a time before getting bsods. Finally said screw it and decided to go with linux mint cinnamon. No more bsods though once in a while I swap the m.2 and try windows again and always get the same problems. A few months ago I purchased an Asus rog m15 i7 rtx2070 16gigs ram and 1tb m.2, only thing I've had to do with the rog is add a second m.2 for additional storage and it runs perfectly since purchase. Long story short they have no idea what they are talking about, they appear to get talking points from manufacturers and then tell people things are so much better than they are

    Grayson CarterGrayson Carter5 일 전
  • what about capability of 3060 in scores Vs other brands 3070s when pumping 115+15 wats in 3060s?

    Mohammad GMohammad G5 일 전
  • id like to the diffrence XMG neo 15 with 3080 which the watts is 135+15 Vs.Aleinwarm17's 3080 which is 150 +15 in scores.... i just want to now 135 +15 is near to its limit or the score's diffrence is noticeable.TNX bro

    Mohammad GMohammad G5 일 전
  • I'm looking to buy new gaming laptop and there's one in my mind please give ur opinion on it. ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 Ryzen 7 Octa Core 5800H - (16 GB/1 TB SSD/Windows 10 Home/8 GB Graphics/NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070/300 Hz)

    KanhaKanha5 일 전
  • Dave please make a video about best content creator laptops

    aziza elghaliaziza elghali6 일 전
  • Should I buy Acer Nitro 5?

    Tom MatthewTom Matthew6 일 전
  • Does anyone know the wattage of razer blade 15 with RTX 3080?

    Xueqi LiXueqi Li6 일 전
  • Dave it's been a long time, you need to update this.

    Andrew SAndrew S7 일 전
  • well put.

    Matt SmithMatt Smith7 일 전
  • Good thing im poor not my problem

    yep nopeyep nope7 일 전
    • ^^

      ken ZeroFiveEightken ZeroFiveEight6 일 전
  • I honestly don't care

    Shane SheppardShane Sheppard8 일 전
  • is like buying nintendo switch og vs cfw, cfw version you do whatever tdp pump to system and coreclock can raise to 3x faster than og, i'm aware when buying msi gf65 rtx 3060 and for noob user got ripped of from series above like 3070/3080 series

    white fataliswhite fatalis8 일 전
  • Thank you for being the guy that really helps normal people be informed.

    Alek MladenovAlek Mladenov8 일 전
  • What about the new omenRyzen 7 with rtx 3060? Should I just get the 1660 TI?

    Tommy SturgisTommy Sturgis8 일 전
  • I've also noticed the recent rtx 3000 laptops perform almost as well as the rtx 2000 laptops that have been out for a long time based on the videos I've seen.

    CykocryptikCykocryptik9 일 전
  • My parents bought me a gaming laptop cuz I told them it was for "school" but I would rather have a pc since it has way better performance than a laptop

    DelicatedSquidDelicatedSquid10 일 전
  • Hey Dave ! I have a question on a laptop purchase. I have two options the Dell - G5 15.6" Gaming Laptop - 144Hz - AMD Ryzen 9 4900H - 16GB Memory - AMD Radeon RX 5600M - 1TB SSD or HP Omen 17.3” i7-10750H Gaming Laptop (RTX 2070/16GB DDR4/1TB HDD/256GB SSD/Win 10) The SSD in the omen can always be upgraded. I know there’s other computers out there but this is my two choices I don’t do a whole lot of gaming but when I do I would like to be able to play stuff like call of duty or other AAA titles at the highest settings not sure if this one would work but I really like it as well but I’m unsure if it would be able to play call of duty , Jedi fallen order etc. HP OMEN - 15.6” Gaming Laptop - AMD Ryzen 7 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti - 1TB SSD - Mica Silver. Mostly would be for stuff like photo/video editing web surfing other types of productive work and watching Netflix KOworld etc. I like the look of the omen and the ips screen along with the graphics card but I’m still having a difficult time deciding. Which is the better choice based on specs and performance not pricing? Thanks

    Tommy SturgisTommy Sturgis11 일 전
  • thanks for the database, i´m an alienware fan but since i notice the cooling and wattage factor i keep watching other brands, even in my first gaming laptop (m14xr2 with a gt650m), a custom cooling base give -10° = to automatic mhz gain, without overclock.

    Ramon EspinozaRamon Espinoza11 일 전
  • I have been looking at gaming laptops for years since I purchased my first one 3 years ago. It is interesting to see these power differences for high performing/top-of-the-line RTX GPUs per TDP performance. Much appreciated and now I have a renewed perspective on looking deeper into the individual specs of all gaming laptops components. Cheers!

    Michael OrtegaMichael Ortega11 일 전
  • I am watching this video with integrated graphics card laptop ...

    Sammie TamSammie Tam12 일 전
  • Is asus ROG G15 (ryzen 7 5800h rtx 3070 ) better than RTX 3060 i5 10300h? Former is 130W and latter is 85w Price difference of 1k $

    Kanishk MewalKanishk Mewal12 일 전
  • Damn dude! Thank you very much! I've seen the difference since i'm in a kind of "hot" country (in the caribean) and getting a lot of problems with cooling my gaming laptop even if i can play sometimes with airconditionning. I've bought the first ROG wich were like 1.34 inch and after i get a CLEVO at 1.75inch with a 300W for the alimentation. They both got te get used to heat in here. But the ROG Hero II with his 0.98 inch suffer a lot of heat. It's hard to push it on performance. I love ASUS but hard to buy a Griffin ( i love the style) or another CLEVO (kids are a budget) so no other solution than an Helios 700 that you covered well! And Thank you very much for the drawbacks on this laptop that not so many youtubers mentionned! Keep it on and Thank you again !

    Teddy DELERAYTeddy DELERAY12 일 전
  • I just look for price point anymore, world of tanks and skyrim don't require the latest and greatest gpu

    Darkhorse 2021Darkhorse 202112 일 전
  • What is better higher wattage or low wattage?

    mark angelo muanmark angelo muan14 일 전
  • So basically laptops' gpu with higher TGP wattage runs faster?

    Tony CaineTony Caine14 일 전
  • 25W RTX3080 vs 70W RTX3060 Pls

    Steven XuSteven Xu14 일 전
  • I don’t have space in my room for a PC does anyone have a gaming laptop? Which one should I get cause I’m trying to save money

    Yusuke _AnimeYusuke _Anime16 일 전
  • Hi Dave 2D I'm trying to find the link to the spreadsheet but I can't, can you please pin it so we can find it easily

    lacta101lacta10116 일 전
  • remember Jesus and God loves you ❤ 🙏 💖

    pablo Hernandezpablo Hernandez17 일 전
  • Good thing I went for a laptop with just the exprctation that it should run my fav games "pretty well" because I'm kinda poor and don't wanna stress about getting the very best

    mia_papayamia_papaya17 일 전
  • Which is best 2070 8gb graphics card or the 3060 6gb graphics card ??

    Nirbhay VachhaniNirbhay Vachhani18 일 전
  • Whatever happened to Eluktronics being one of your favorite gaming laptops. I can't find a thing about them now. Did they just start blowing up or what?

    XWolvenXWolven18 일 전
  • Dave, what do you do with all these laptops? Fancy giving any away? hehe

    Aurora NightAurora Night18 일 전
  • When speaking of laptops it depends if the design can cool the extra wattage. How is it on Nvidia? They don't design the laptops of MSI, Dell, HP, Omen, Asus, etc. This shit makes no sense. It is well known that thermals are a big issue when keeping things small and compact. Wtf does names have to do with it?

    Chinh PhanChinh Phan19 일 전
  • any suggestions as to which laptop I should buy around 1k$?

    CluxXxCluxXx19 일 전
  • People want desktop performance in a laptop and it is impossible. In a race for sales the laptop makers are giving us specs and not good functional machines. I would love it if the reviews would include the noise level these things produce, the cooling is SO LOUD on some laptops, the noise level is louder than the speakers. They are just totally not gratifying to use on a plane, in the living room, or a meeting room, or really anywhere. With the noise they produce they dominate the space in a bad way. Gaming laptops as a whole are borderline unsafe. I mean they rival a hair dryer; they are hot and loud. 1 They should not produce so much noise as to cause hearing loss. My Gigabyte Aorus 7 produced a noise level of 87dB. The EPA states that an hour over 70dB can cause hearing loss. 2 They should not produce so much heat or exhaust heat that can cause burns. That Aorus blew 108 degree air with in a minute of being under a load. The CPSC states that that is not good. So, I have finally gotten rid of that horrible Ggiabyte Auros 7 and I am looking for another laptop to replace my aging Asus GL552.

    Cyrus MCyrus M19 일 전
  • He is right but according to other sides the difference is marginal (+/- 15%)

    Jesper Kronborg JensenJesper Kronborg Jensen19 일 전
  • Can you update it with asus rog strix scar g15 and other like A15

    accidental proaccidental pro20 일 전
  • If you want tu update the file i tested Asus tuf f15 with 3060 on hwmonitor i reach max 83watt i suppose Is the same of 3070, the Power supply Is also the same 200watt

    matteo avesanimatteo avesani20 일 전
  • Bought a gaming laptop and now I’m watching this..

    Black SamuraiBlack Samurai21 일 전
  • I noticed there was a good one that hasn’t been added yet. MSI GE76 Raider 3080

    SmurfSevenDeuceSmurfSevenDeuce22 일 전
  • Nope, 3070/3060 are garbage. Don't buy anything lower than rtx 3080.

    Pedro SanchezPedro Sanchez22 일 전
  • Everybod: Just bought gaming laptop. Me: About to buy. YT: We like you and hate everybody else.

    Gabriel TobingGabriel Tobing22 일 전
  • Nvidia and Intel's naming schemes are like Tik Tokers getting high on clout.

    Gabriel TobingGabriel Tobing22 일 전
  • The good news is, we are nearly at the end of "Morse's Law". We have reached the point where quantum mechanics makes smaller circuits impossible.

    pcuimacpcuimac22 일 전
  • hey should i invest in rtx 1650 in 2021?

    parth rajputparth rajput23 일 전
  • i just want to buy a gaming that doesnt look like an alien ship

    trashifytrashify23 일 전
    • Go for the msi gs65/gs66 looks like an ultrabook

      Prizel PiresPrizel Pires7 일 전
  • He thinks I can afford a Laptop with 30 series GPU..... Lol🙄

    pragun gpragun g23 일 전
  • @Dave2D should I buy an HP Omen 15 its good and best hp laptop for gaming. I like how it has a very good performance and its power.

    ilias7145ilias714524 일 전
  • You’re good man.

    Piep BoomPiep Boom25 일 전
  • Imagine if grapich card and fan and processor was outside the gaming laptop like in a small box. And send all data thrue the laptop thru wifi or Bluetooth. All heat issue would be gone. And weight would be Max 1/4 of what it is now. Maybe some clever heads make one day 🙂

    Bare BeaBare Bea25 일 전
  • A laptop is more than the sum of its parts. Always gotta be careful of who you buy from, especially now since the better built and better cooling is so important with the bigger and more powerful cpus and gpus we have these days

    Bobby HinnerBobby Hinner25 일 전
  • I'm just getting into computers and just got a MSI GE76 RTX 3070. Really powerful and really loud, but what I don't understand why thermals are so important as in why can't they make these GPUs and CPUs more efficient. Im an electrician and heat means inefficiencies. Why do computers pump out so much heat, I just was using my laptop on my lap, it was warm for web browsing, I hit render to process a photo and almost instantly it started burning my legs, it produced heat instantly no delay. That's a lot of power, I know of 1000w heaters on 240volts that don't even get that hot that quick

    KurtisKurtis25 일 전
  • Hey Dave my dad is going to buy me a gaming laptop he says you can go all out on the money but I dont wanna spend much money so need one under 1k. I mainly play roblox but I want to try other games too with like high fps. What should I buy?

    ToXiq NxBToXiq NxB26 일 전
  • What watch are you wearing?

    please leaveplease leave26 일 전
  • I feel like they are focusing on the wrong thing. I wouldn't mind having a small briefcase-sized laptop. There is too much compromise for space with laptops competing to look like each other

    Aaron GentryAaron Gentry27 일 전
  • The amount of stuttering is amazing

    ChinnyGamingYTChinnyGamingYT27 일 전
  • 3:18 how is that gpu on with out power?

    readmyusernamecauseitsso superduperreallyohsolongreadmyusernamecauseitsso superduperreallyohsolong27 일 전
  • Guys should I buy the MSI GE75 , core i7 10th gen , 8gb RTX 2070 , 1TB hard drive 512gb ssd . Please respond I don’t have any knowledge on laptops

  • For the people that’re worried, just take good care of ur laptop. Look up things to keep ur gaming laptop like new.

    ももsincerelyももsincerely28 일 전
  • Please What should I choose?? Lenovo Legion 5 Processor AMD Ryzen 5 4600H (6C / 12T, 3.0 / 4.0GHz, 3MB L2 / 8MB L3) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB GDDR6 2x 8GB SO-DIMM DDR4-3200 128GB SSD M.2 2242 PCIe NVMe 3.0×4 + 1TB HDD 5400rpm 2.5 ″Screen 15.6″ FHD (1920×1080) IPS 300nits Anti-glare, 144Hz, 100% sRGB, Dolby Vision 1400$ tax included Or Lenovo IdeaPad gaming 3 AMD Ryzen 7 4800H (8C / 16T, 2.9 / 4.2GHz, 4MB L2 / 8MB L3) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB GDDR6 2x 8GB SO-DIMM DDR4-3200 512 GB SSD PCIe M.2 ″Screen 15.6″ FHD (1920×1080) IPS 250nits 120Hz Free Dos 1200$ tax included

    Pegasus 777Pegasus 77728 일 전
    • Get the 4800 model as you get a better CPU, and bigger ssd storage, and you’re still getting a 120 hz panel as the other model has slower CPU, smaller ssd, and the only real advantage is a better display with 144hz but honestly you’re not gonna be gaming 144 FPS anyways on a gtx 1650 so if I was you I’d definitely take the bottom model you listed !

      Technology LordTechnology Lord28 일 전
  • Any data on Asus Rog Strix G17, R7 5800H, RTX 3060 in watts ?

    Marko PanicMarko Panic28 일 전
  • GREAT video !! MANY THANKS !!!

    Ion AmygdalonIon Amygdalon28 일 전
  • Great vid...extremely helpful and informative.

    David BeardDavid Beard28 일 전
  • tks Dave, i dont understand why my minecraft game still just boxes and not like other AAA games event using this high end laptop rtx on, dlss on...

    Mr. Danny WaysMr. Danny Ways28 일 전
  • Thanks dude. Very informative.

    logan brownlogan brown28 일 전
  • Thanks Dave for the tip.

    AJBAAJBA28 일 전
  • Thanks for looking out for us, Dave

    Borna FiolicBorna Fiolic28 일 전
  • thk for the video

    apepchokoapepchoko29 일 전
  • Is it just me who likes his videos in the first 6 seconds?

    Alwateen ToTo TotoAlwateen ToTo Toto29 일 전
  • Not many updates yet for the list. Please and thanks!

    Dennis McdonnellDennis Mcdonnell29 일 전
  • Could you recommend a laptop to play flight sim 2020 on max settings please? Kind regards Pete.

    Pete MoseleyPete Moseley개월 전
  • Me * watches video about RTX 30 series Also Me *Barely has the money to buy a laptop with RTX 1050

    Lucid VibezLucid Vibez개월 전
  • After watching many laptop review s This seems to be the Case with 20 series GPU s too along with CPU /wattage/ heat equation . Keeping it simple nets better results overall ie: i5/4800 paired with 1660ti/2060 is the best deal for the money!!

    richard carrrichard carr개월 전
  • Hello sir . In 2021 which gaming laptop is best to buy in every aspect , like price and performance.

    Harsh KapseHarsh Kapse개월 전