I saw that lately there has been some discussion about laptops, and since I’m searching for a new one I thought I’d just create a new topic asking for your suggestions based on my specific needs.
So right now I’m using a HP Omen 15 (AMD). It has a Ryzen 5 4600H, 16GB (upgradable) RAM, 512GB nvme + 1TB nvme and a nVidia GTX 1660 Ti.
It’s a beast that I bought some years ago because I was working as a video editor, so I needed that power daily.
But now some things are changed and I’m not really making use of all of this. Particularly I don’t need an nVidia GPU anymore and by not using it I got just the usual headaches, without any real advantage. Plus the fans are really noisy and it overheats constantly. It’s annoying.
So I’m thinking about replacing it with a laptop with a non-nVidia and not-hybrid, GPU. Note that I still need something powerful, I don’t want it to be a big downgrade, so the new laptop should have:
- A good AMD Ryzen processor, at least 5 (ideally 7), or Intel’s equivalent
- At least 16gb RAM (better if expandable to 32 or more)
- Two SSD slots (I might give up on this one, so it’s okay even if there are only one)
- A good monitor (100% sRGB)
- Should stay reasonably silent and cool, at least when idle
- Obviously, a great Linux compatibility
I don’t care about battery and SSD size since I’d replace it with mine anyway.
I saw Asus VivoBook series which seemed to tick all boxes, but I read mixed opinions about Linux compatibility, so I’m not sure honestly.
The budget is <900€ if possible, I don’t mind buying used or renewed items and one last thing: I’m in Europe (Italy), so unfortunately great laptops like the HP Dev One, the System76’s and similar are not an option for me.
Well, thank you so much if you have read all of this and are willing to suggest me something!