Be Careful Buying a Gaming Laptop... 

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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.
Gaming Laptop Power Database - docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Hd8gyF3d7Y2p4d2_b5cQ2KJ2DQ2eXtVN8INcdXbeuT8/
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Dave2D Month ago
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?
Reyansh gamer
Rtx mobile
Kaleb 3 days ago
They just need to name the gpu mtx or mrtx
M.H 11 days ago
Thanks for the spreadsheet. It really help.
Doctor RPG
Doctor RPG 15 days ago
Quick question but on the spreadsheet, can you also put CPU's and Max RAM?
joey's bananas
joey's bananas 18 days ago
@our Channel DEll/Alienware has sick deals right now
Dance Beats
Dance Beats 3 hours ago
Just check the benchmarks in google of each laptop with your desire Gpu
Sharp Tongue
Sharp Tongue 14 hours ago
Saw 3070 RTX max q Omen laptops going for ~1325 on Slickdeals - didn't pull the trigger, because they were shady af about the wattage. Will definitely be very careful about pulling the trigger this year.
Alan Roll
Alan Roll 16 hours ago
Lower wattage or higher wattage? Great video
Andy P Arson
Andy P Arson 19 hours ago
I'm going to wait until October until I buy a new gaming laptop. Lots of things can change in 7 months....plus I want to see rather or not I'm interested in BF6.
dotails Day ago
I know this is generally true, but I'm more concerned with unlocking RTX walled off features in applications even if they don't run as high resolution won't the app will let you use Ray tracing whereas if you don't have an RTX card it just plain won't allow you?
RKLS_Hyper Day ago
you ca make a company and try to make a laptop and fix this problem
shakur shaqiri
is that it just like that cmon i expected more
Sam Peters
Sam Peters Day ago
Just as infuriating with the Max Q stuff. The fact a standard 2060 can perform at the same as a 2070 Max Q is a joke.
No Name
No Name Day ago
Solution? Don't buy a gaming laptop in 2021 - for your own respect and to make them understand they are turning evil.
granturismo 591
granturismo 591 2 days ago
i play on laptops since 2011 and i use heavy programs on them and i never come across any problems of any sort... i like laptops because its build as one piece and you dont have to plug speaker keyboard screen and all that stuff
nigelo92 2 days ago
I don't understand why they removed the 'm' for mobile suffix.
JBishop29 3 days ago
That desktop GPU was huge. Lol.
rivall 3 days ago
is the asus zephyrus g15 good? you didn't put it in the list
jasonjjj27 4 days ago
lower wattage = better cooling? Am I right?
BLAITE MASK 4 days ago
I just got a rog zypherus g15 don't scare me pls
Steven Pineda
Steven Pineda 4 days ago
I am looking to buy a gaming laptop! Just tell me what brand is better? Alienware 2080 or Razor 3080? Thank you!!!!
joshua gilmet
joshua gilmet 4 days ago
Any updates on Asus laptop wattage?
Paulina _Grubyte
Paulina _Grubyte 5 days ago
I have a question, I am going to study game design for university. Would you say MacBook Pro with i5 16GB Ram and 500+ GB storage? Do you think this choice is good ?
Kevin Lahens
Kevin Lahens 5 days ago
I’m joining the navy this summer so I’m looking for a gaming laptop. Does anybody know which ones have upgradable storage. I would like to have a m.2 primary and a secondary 2.5
Vesselin Krastev
Vesselin Krastev 5 days ago
Well, that kinda sucks... I'm planning on maybe getting a new laptop later this year so I'd thought I'd just quickly check how things stand currently. Thanks for making this video!
Aj Rego
Aj Rego 5 days ago
Damm!! still upgradable GPU laptop not booming.
Christopher Toledo
Laptop really gust said alak bar
Alex Tech
Alex Tech 5 days ago
THE WHOLE Naming system is a deceit
Azure-Adler 6 days ago
My latest gaming laptop had 1.5 GHz processor, seller said its new in 2020 lmao
Parth Rajkondawar
Me who is deciding on a 1650 laptop, yea this vid is rly helpful
McTrippy 6 days ago
Was really wanting to buy the new g15 rog zephyrus with the amd ryzen 9 5900hs and rtx 3070... but the gpu is a max-Q... WHY CAN'T WE GET A DAMN MAX - P VARIANT.... IN ANY LAPTOP??
Harry Poter
Harry Poter 6 days ago
I prefer getting a power gaming desktop, and a less powerful but energy efficient laptop. Asking for power in a laptop just means worse battery life, and idk about you but a laptop needs to be mobile.
Anirudh Subramanian
I watch this thinking that the day I have the money to even consider a gaming laptop this will help me out a lot
Kunle Laguda
Kunle Laguda 6 days ago
Loved it. Subscribed...
That One Nobody
That One Nobody 7 days ago
My birthday is coming up and I was thinking of switching from a console to a pc, but I don't have enough money for it so I went for a laptop. This video helped a lot since I dont know anything about laptops.
Jonathan Wright
Jonathan Wright 7 days ago
Dont worry im safe i wont buy a laptop
Omar Gomez
Omar Gomez 7 days ago
Thanks for making this video. I’m thinking of upgrading my current laptop and this puts a new perspective to make the choice
N. E.G
N. E.G 8 days ago
RTX outside of budget had to go with GTX 1650TI
llVIU 9 days ago
I didn't realize this scam but it makes sense
LEARN PLEX edu 9 days ago
can you really place such heavy laptop on each other one on one
0 1
0 1 9 days ago
I know 😊. Burnt with milk , I even blow on water when I drink it now. 🙃
Fabrizio Roscini
Fabrizio Roscini 11 days ago
How did you spin the 3090 fans with the power unplugged?!
Tigran T.
Tigran T. 11 days ago
Big thank you!!!
Itz_Dave 12 days ago
:((( And They Will Make Cheaper Legion y540 Then R.I.P My Money Bruhhhh .... And They Will Stop Making It And No more legion y540
xAMINEx GaMeR 12 days ago
Idk why i am watching this video while i have been looking for a year for a GTX1650 laptop with a budget of 1300$.
CCSconnor 11 days ago
Rog zephyrus RTX 2060, ryzen 4k, 16gbram, around $1100
HCWZ_- OVERDOSE 12 days ago
i got a gtx 1660 ti laptop for 900 and i love it ultra 60+ fps 1080p or 1440p in most games. it definitely does better than ps4 or xbox 1
Benjamin Chojnowski
Hello, I just bought a MSI GP66 10UG-028BE if you want to get the values for your Database, the 3070 TGP is 115W (Source MSI, I dont know how to confirm this but let me know if you want me to make some test)
TheHydroGamez 13 days ago
Bought an Asus rog strix g15 nvidia 1650ti
Andy 13 days ago
I gamed on the HP specter x360 and it lasted for three years (was playing Minecraft and world of tanks blitz).
Bruhtdda 13 days ago
thanks for recommending this to me US-first, the day after i bought a laptop
Alex Radu
Alex Radu 14 days ago
Would be nice if you would recommend some buget laptops too.. Like some of ~800-1000 $
Johannes 14 days ago
i don't really care what gaming laptop i get as long as it is better than my potato windows 7 -_-
Brian Roddam
Brian Roddam 14 days ago
Maybe a dumb question, but when lookng at laptops on certain sites, how do I know how much wattage is being pushed to the GPU? I cant find that spec.
loul lol
loul lol 14 days ago
Hello I have an Aorus 15g wb: I7 10875H CPU and an RTX 2070, I thought it was a GPU heat issue but not it was the Intel CPU, OMG I never thought this generation of Intel CPU was so bad... RMA done today #pray
RS Siya
RS Siya 14 days ago
i'm waiting for a good budget 3060 ti laptop - 1080p small factor ... can't wait
Jordy Highroller
Jordy Highroller 15 days ago
Can i have a laptop
Peter Parkour
Peter Parkour 15 days ago
Sounds like GPU engineers need to prioritize energy efficiency over performance for next gen hardware.
Louis Laupheimer
Louis Laupheimer 15 days ago
Looking to buy a gaming laptop, any suggestions?
Danyal Elia
Danyal Elia 15 days ago
I am still thinking whether to buy a 2k laptop or a 2K pc....
Andro dibox
Andro dibox 16 days ago
Basically last year gaming laptops peaked and now it's scams to sell more laptops. Be smart and buy a model from last year. It'll perform more consistently better as the new laptops hardware is moving beyond science limitations. Thanks
Cee 16 days ago
Ive been holding off because with the lack of CES and early warning signs, It made sense not to rush if you already have a working machine. I'm also glad I didnt because most sellers seem to have mixed spec for the same machines which made me suspicious, plus why would you pre order a 2-4K£/$ high end laptop without seeing a single review. Pure stupidity
Ed Paul
Ed Paul 16 days ago
Thanks for the extra effort to inform consumers 👏
Matthew Watson
Matthew Watson 16 days ago
Good video, why didn't I check yt for vids before I bought an Asus A15 15.5? Was looking for better specs for music software, could sacrifice a bit on the graphics side and not get the RTX3060
manaf.kab 17 days ago
Well that is why we watch your videos
Kapil Kalra
Kapil Kalra 17 days ago
Dave: rtx 3070 laptops Me: aight imma head out
Amzxar 9 days ago
Aight, peace out
The Haeggarr
The Haeggarr 17 days ago
i'm a bit disappointed, that he doesn't update the sheet anymore. There's a lot of info available by now..notebookcheck has a better list online
Filip Ivanovic
Filip Ivanovic 17 days ago
3:22 What kind of Voodoo is this? The fans are taking energy from the space?
sawtoothscream 1
sawtoothscream 1 17 days ago
I'm done with them anyways. My g751 rarely leaves my desk, might as well just have a desktop setup. Not to mention the fact I have to tear the thing apart to do a battery replace or upgrade ram is stupid as hell. First and last gaming laptop for me.
Chillo RxJs
Chillo RxJs 17 days ago
you REALY should update the spreadsheet man :)
Leandro Gerardo
Leandro Gerardo 18 days ago
is there a way to test or check the wattage and confirm it on a GPU
Ray Turkhan
Ray Turkhan 18 days ago
When manufacturers aren't making specs readily available, that would suggest they are intentionally being ambiguous.
Tombs98 18 days ago
Not too good at the PC stuff yet.. Was looking at buying a gigabyte laptop, but because of the wattage, does that mean buying an alienware, XMG, or Eluktonics would be a better option? Budget is looking towards getting a 3070 or 3080
NylaTheWolf 18 days ago
You are a saint for covering this stuff! I have a gaming laptop right now, and I want to use it for gaming but I don’t know a lot about this stuff haha
Thatbeluis 18 days ago
What’s the best gaming laptop under $700?
yungeen_boiツ 18 days ago
me watching this on a gaming laptop
Brandon Hu
Brandon Hu 18 days ago
They're making some progress by trying to get laptop OEMs to provide TDP and other numbers.
TsunamiFPS 18 days ago
Too late since I got a MSI laptop in 2019 with a GTX 1070 Max-Q (around the same performance as rx 590 which I sold to my friend), i7 8750h, 1tb ssd, and 32 gb ddr4 ram just under $2k without tax.
Daniel Sujay
Daniel Sujay 19 days ago
For the people who still haven't subbed 😕 What are y'all even doing ?
Aryan Ghn
Aryan Ghn 19 days ago
Bassem Yasser
Bassem Yasser 20 days ago
you didn't talk about lenovo laptops in the database
Abhay Gupta
Abhay Gupta 20 days ago
I am very confused , i am using a macbook right now but i am planning to buy a windows gaming laptop that can be used for both work n gaming in the future.
Jordan McGettigan
Jordan McGettigan 20 days ago
anyone know the laptop at 2:50?
agaragar21 20 days ago
Talking Head !!!!!!!...............thumbs down !
Teio 21 day ago
Same goes for the new 11th gen Intel processors. For example i7-1165G7 is between 15-28w.
Kevin Adams
Kevin Adams 21 day ago
This is one of the reasons I've had difficulty trying to decide on a new laptop.
Francisco Santos
Francisco Santos 16 days ago
Same I'm waiting for them to use 11gen the new ones right n0w or the minority are using 10gen from 2020.
Cee 16 days ago
Same here, I'm also considering waiting for mid year refreshes as I have a working (but old) machine
Shamari Ezenekwe
Shamari Ezenekwe 21 day ago
I think people reviewing gaming laptops should inform viewers that the have to be plugged in to play games on.
shing kai chia
shing kai chia 21 day ago
HI Dave, can u also include Aftershock latest range of 3x laptops in your list please?
Juan Carlos Torres
I bought my gaming laptop because of the portability. It hasn't left my desk since I bought it two years ago...
atom fink
atom fink 21 day ago
What's the best dell gaming laptop
Penny Geno
Penny Geno 21 day ago
why the laptop version and desktop version is called the same? rtx 3080 both for laptop and desktop. so are there any difference between the two?
Unknown Nomad
Unknown Nomad 22 days ago
Instructions unclear, bought a truck full of Asus TUF Dash 15.
Ronald Ong
Ronald Ong 22 days ago
REQUEST: Add thermals if you could, one deal breaker for me was how hot the M15 runs...
Send me a free gaming laptop plz...
OG 22 days ago
being honest I would rather spend my money on a pc then a gaming laptop
nemure 22 days ago
I'd rather a 3070 with lower wattage than a 3060 with higher. Will perform similar and last healthy much longer with lower thermals as well Most of you, "youtubers" forget what matter most at laptops, thermals!
NCG 23 days ago
Arm is the way for anything mobile, it just needs time and a good platform
6ixGoon 93
6ixGoon 93 23 days ago
So what laptop do I buy
Shady Mango
Shady Mango 23 days ago
Hi, is a 80W i7-10750 w/ gtx2060 good for a gaming laptop?
Bruce Slusser
Bruce Slusser 23 days ago
Great public service. Thanks!
Jack Vegas
Jack Vegas 23 days ago
Why can’t they make laptop thicker with more room and better cooling system ?. It still will be way smaller than desktop 🤷🏻‍♂️
Lame Jackson 03
Lame Jackson 03 22 days ago
Buy a desktop mate, laptops are designed to be portable and convenient compared to desktops
hernimaniak 24 days ago
gaming laptops are stupid
HTBLuVA 24 days ago
Hey, i got a question. It's not about 30 series GPUs but it's about gaming laptops. I am a DJ and need to have a backlit keyboard so I always go for a more budget gaming laptop because I don't need any GPU, just CPU horsepower. I bought a Lenovo Legion 5 but I had to send it back because the "Precision Touchpad" always went to a "sleep-mode" when there is no input for about 2 minutes. As a DJ there is always no input for several mins in my usecase while a track is playing. To "wake" the touchpad up again it was neceassary to do "something" ...just wiggle around to be able to move the cursor. Is this the case with ALL precision touchpads?? Lenovo did not offer me a driver and their support was worthless.
loudogggy 24 days ago
i dont understand 🍌🍌
Ruffe 24 days ago
I dont understand☹️