Looking for input on laptop for game development

Hello I’m looking for input for game design laptop. Trying to decide on a laptop that is good for Level Designing/building, basic coding (Unreal, C++), 3d modeling (Maya/Blender), and art and music (Krita, Audacity). I been looking through website and industry veteran recommendations on Model, specs etc… and I think I’ve having fairly decent make/model for the price and was looking just some more opinions whether or not you all think its good or bad. (Note if you have better examples feel free to list but it MUST be a laptop and between $2000-$3000.)

The website I was looking at was xoticpc, and the model was an ASUS ROG Strix G17 G713QM-ES94

Specs: 17.3" FHD (1920X1080), 144HZ, MATTE display. A NVIDIA® GEFORCE RTX™ 3060 LAPTOP GPU 6GB GDDR6. AMD® RYZEN™ 9 5900HX (16MB CACHE, 3.3GHZ - 4.6GHZ, 8 CORE | 16 THREAD) 45W. A 512GB M.2 NVME SSD Operating system drive. A 1TB SAMSUNG 980 SSD GEN 3 storage drive. The OS is an MICROSOFT® WINDOWS® 10 PROFESSIONAL 64 BIT. Couldn’t tell if it was an aluminum case, also weight and battery life is to big an issue since it will plugged in most of the time. Also on the website things such as the ram storage and Operating system drive had different upgrades and I just picked the ones I thought were based on my research.

If I missed/overlooked something important let me know, or as I said if you can recommend something else that fits leave a link or model (Did look at MSI, Dell, and Razer brands/models) but this seemed to be a reliable brand with good reviews from both critics and customers. But as I said let me know what you guys think.


I’d definitely recommend the asus tuf dash f15 it has the latest specs and an rtx graphics card as well it definitely will suit your needs

…has a 4 core CPU… & 8GB RAM unless you upgrade. Why would you ever recommend it for game dev?

@RedStorm916 The 144MHz is a bit of an unnecessary gimmick for game development - but that’s not often something you can actively opt out of. While a 17 inch screen is nicer than a 15 one, the 1080p resolution is limiting and will make you crave a second screen very quickly. If you decide to go for this model, do ensure you’ve got min 16GB RAM, 32GB is nicer to have - it’s not listed in your spec.

It’s actually a decent price for the base unit. If it was possible to trade the 144Mhz for 1440p, I wouldn’t hesitate.

Bot? The net is a fun playground for autonomous bots. I can’t recommend Asus at all. Try Acer or anything else instead. I would also try and save money for now until its very clear what hardware UE5 actually needs, as most hardware is totally overpriced right now… :wink:

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Not again. o_O Am I talking to bots again? Am I a bot?!

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Was also looking at a Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6 - 16" - Ryzen 9 5900HX - 32 GB RAM - 1 TB (2x) SSD - 82N6008AUS - Laptops & 2-in-1s - CDW.com, and an MSI GE66 Raider 10UH-210 - 15.6" 300 Hz - Intel Core i7-10870H - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU 16 GB GDDR6 - 32 GB Memory - 1 TB NVMe SSD - Windows 10 Home - Gaming Laptop - Newegg.com also some others were Razer Blade 15 Advanced which looked really nice and offered a lot but seemed a bit too expensive, and the Acer Predator Helios 300 series which seemed good but I thought Asus was better for its price and had decent reviews, but if you say its been unreliable I’ll consider something else

1st one (lenovo legion 7) looks pretty good. Well, if you actually find one in stock, that is.

You do realize they released an update that fires all cores up not just 4 right so it’s definitely usable for game development

You suggested a 4 core machine with 8GB of RAM for development, mate. That’s the base model. And it’s not even a good value…

they released an update that fires all cores up not just 4

What does it even mean? Who released an update to what? Huh.

So basically asus released an update for the tuf dash f15 and it unlocks all the cores not just the 4 it comes with plus don’t forget you can also update the ram up to if I remember correctly 32 gigs if you need to

i don’t recommend asus eaither. not just laptop, all of their products are overpriced with no value.

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This makes absolutely no sense whatsoever…

laptop suks even if it has a RTX 3090 ti is a low voltage laptop GPU CPU RAM which overheat hard go hot and runs with ridiculous low performances and it also costs more as if that weren’t enough

but with the price of electricity today and tomorrow the laptop wins

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