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#272332 20-Jun-2020 08:12
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Good CPU(9750h or above) and gpu that is about 2kg or under with decent battery life. Also at least 2yr warranty.

Should be able to run Davinci Resolve which is a power hungry editing app and occasional gaming. I use more video and photo editing than gaming but good to have when needed. Reason for laptop instead of desktop is I go to library with my partner to give her company when she's studying.

Closest I can find is Razer blade stealth but it cost the same as MacBook with worse battery life and only 1yr warranty.

GS66 or G14 maybe? Gigabyte Aero 15x is my current daily driver which is perfect with 8750h + 1070 8gb and 7h+ battery but looking for a change and upgrade.

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  #2508563 20-Jun-2020 08:22
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What’s wrong with an actual MacBook Pro 16”?


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  #2508565 20-Jun-2020 08:33
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What’s wrong with an actual MacBook Pro 16”?

Nothing really. Just preference. If I have to nitpick:

-I prefer to have my working folder on a separate nvme drive which I swap out when replacing laptops. MacBook pro has basically 0 flexibility with that where stuff is soldered on.
-Prefer not to have dongles for everything.
-Generally better value for money for Windows.
-Memory card reader as I use SD cards extensively
-I kinda want to support the good work of Bill and Melinda lol


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  #2508585 20-Jun-2020 09:52
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XPS 15? I think you'll be hard pressed to match the battery of MBP16 with a powerful machine, beauty of making the hardware and the software.

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  #2508590 20-Jun-2020 10:03
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I have worked on MacBook Pros before and I do agree with your point however recently with the coming of DaVinci resolve editing app I don't feel like I need to use Final cut anywhere as much as I needed to in the past.

Only catch being this app which is becoming slowly popular and more robust than premiere Pro is quite power-hungry and currently it messes out my GTX 1070 graphics card while editing.

I just think that for the cost of a decent MacBook Pro 16-in which is $4,500 I should be able to find a very high-end Windows product. Or that is my hypothesis.

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  #2508592 20-Jun-2020 10:04
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Xps 15 reviews say that it suffers from a wee bit of throttling. Oherwise Yes not a bad option.

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