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Portable laptops with Nvidia GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti graphics – the complete list

By Andrei Girbea , last updated on September 13, 2018

After testing most of the all-round multimedia and mid-range gaming laptops available in stores these days, we consider that if you have a budget of around $700 – $1000, your money would be best spent on one of the available options built on Intel Coffee Lake H hardware platforms and Nvidia 1050/1050Ti graphics.

These computers get 15 or 17-inch IPS screens and enough power to handle daily activities (browsing, movies, text-editing, music), as well as demanding work loads and most games.

However, if you’re primarily interested in gaming, you should rather consider increasing your budget by around $200 and going for a notebook with Nvidia 1060 graphics instead. That’s because while the 1050/1050 Ti chips will allow you to run smoothly almost any modern game at FHD resolution, you’ll have to trim down the details to about Medium with the recent launches. Gaming on QHD or UHD resolutions is out of their league, and they are not VR Ready either.

This article explains what to expect from the GTX 1050/1050 Ti mobile chips, where they shine and where they come short, but also gathers all the important laptops equipped with Nvidia 1050/1050Ti graphics, with details on each one’s particularities and links towards more detailed reviews.

There are three main different versions of the Nvidia GTX 1050 mobile chip, as you can see from the specs sheets below, where I also added the GTX 960 and 1060 chips for comparison:

GTX 1050 2GBGTX 1050 4GBGTX 1050 Ti 4GB**GTX 1060M 4GBGTX 960M 4GB
ArchitecturePascalPascalPascalPascalMaxwell
Pipelines6406407681280640
Core Speed*1354 MHz1354 MHz1354 MHz1506 MHz1029 MHz
Boost Speed*1493 Mhz1493 MHz1354 MHz1708 MHz1097 MHz
Memory2 GB GDDR54 GB GDDR54 GB GDDR54 GB GDDR54 GB GDDR5

*Core and Boost Speeds can be altered by each OEM, so they might differ from unit to unit
** a 2 GB version of the GTX 1050 Ti is also available in few configurations

The GTX 1050 chips replace the GTX 960Ms as options for mainstream laptops, but while they have a fairly similar TDP of around 50 W, they run at higher frequencies and are 20 to 50% faster in benchmarks and games. The 1050 Ti chips are more power hungry (~70W TDP), but also 15-25% more powerful than the 1050s, as you can see from the numbers below.

GTX 1050 2GBGTX 1050 4GBGTX 1050 Ti 4GBGTX 1060 6GBGTX 960M 4GB
3D Mark 11~6700~7500 points~9000 points~12300 points~5500 points
3D Mark – Fire Strike~5000~5450 points~6700 points~9600 points~4000 points
Tomb Raider – FHD Ultimate~65 fps~70 fps~90 fps~139 fps~52 fps
Shadow of Mordor – FHD Ultra~45 fps~48 fps~57 fps~86 fps~29 fps
Bioshock Infinite – FHD Ultra~56 fps~66 fps~73 fps~100 fps~44 fps
Witcher 3 – FHD Ultra~20 fps~22 fps~27 fps~38 fps~15 fps

Keep in mind that these results vary from implementation to implementation, as each manufacturer can choose different TDP levels and frequencies on each series, that’s why you should look for reviews of the exact specific model you’re interested in in order to find out what to expect in terms of performance and gaming capabilities.

In other words, take these scores as a reference comparison between these graphics chips. The results are based on our own reviews, as well as the average scores from Notebookcheck.net, who have a larger pool of tested units.

Now that you have a general picture of what to expect from Nvidia 1050 and 1050 Ti laptops, here the options to choose from. You’ll find our reviews by clicking on the links on their names, as well as more details, user reviews and up-to-date prices by clicking on the “configurations and latest prices” link in each case.

Most of these are built on Coffee Lake Core H platforms, but there are also some 2017-models built on KabyLake Core HQ CPUs and you shouldn’t dismiss them, especially as you can find these with significant discounts. This article compares the performance of the two CPU generations, in case you’re interested.

Among the latest launches, we consider that the best-value is in the Acer Nitro 5, Asus TUF FX504a dn FX505, HP Omen 15, Lenovo Legion Y530 and MSI GV62 lines, while if you’re after more premium ultraportables you should consider the Dell XPS 15, Microsoft Surface Book 2, Gigabyte Aero 14 and Asus Zenbook Pro series, but you can find other good offers in this complete list below.

Keep in mind this list is a continuous work in progress, so if you spot any errors or any device that should be in here and is not, please tell us about them in the comments section at the end.

ModelScreenHardwareGraphicsTB3Weight
Acer Aspire 715.6-inch IPS FHD matteup to Coffee Lake Core H / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1050 4GB & 1050 Ti 4GBNo5.25 lbs / 2.38 kg
 simple black aesthetics without any gaming accents, metallic build and fairly small footprint, decent backlit keyboard and trackpad, very good performance, get very hot under load, some Wi-Fi performance issues at range, 48 Wh battery
Starting price: $799 – configurations and latest prices
Acer Aspire VX1515.6-inch TN / IPS FHD matteKaby Lake Core HQ / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1050 4GB & 1050 Ti 4GBNo5.73 lbs / 2.58 kg
gaming aesthetics with red and black elements, thick(1.26″), chunky and heavy; , good emissions and solid performance, 52 Wh battery
Starting price: $699 – configurations and latest prices
Acer Nitro 515.6-inch IPS FHD matteup to Coffee Lake Core H / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1050 4GB & 1050 Ti 4GBNo5.46 lbs / 2.48 kg
gaming looks and fairly good build quality, but still fairly chunky and heavy; matte IPS 60 Hz screen; decent backlit keyboard and excellent trackpad; performs very well, bur rather noisy and hot under load; 48 Wh battery; base model with GTX 1050 Ti
Starting price: $699 – configurations and latest prices
Acer Predator Helios 30015.6-inch FHD IPS matte
up to Coffee Lake Core H / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1050 TiNo5.6 lbs / 2.5 kg
gaming design lines, but not very aggressive, good keyboard and trackpad, average FHD matte screen, 144 HZ in the GTX 1060 configuration, solid performance and new cooling system with Aeroblade 3D fans, available with Coffee Lake H+ Nvidia 1060 in most regions, 17-inch model also available, poor speakers, 48 Wh battery
Starting price: $999 – configurations and latest prices
Alienware 1313.3-inch TN HD, IPS FHD matte or QHD OLED touch
Kaby Lake Core HQ / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1050 2GB & 1050 Ti 4GBYes5.8 lbs / 2.6 kg
rather thick and bulky for a 13-incher, Alienware TactX keyboard, port for the Alienware Graphics Amplifier, Optimus, dual M.2 storage, 76 Wh battery, only available with a Core i5 processors in configurations with GTX 1050/1050Ti graphics,  also available with GTX 1060 graphics
Starting price: $999 – more details and updated prices
ASUS TUF FX50415.6-inch TN FHD 120 Hz matteCoffee Lake Core H / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1050 & 1050 Ti 4GBNo5.0 lbs / 2.3 kg
our full review; 2018 model – very sturdy build, not that compact and with gaming design accents; FHD matte screen with 120 Hz TN panel; red backlit keyboard; 2x RAM, 1x M.2 and 2.5″ storage; good performance, but needs some tweaking; runs warm and noisy; 48 Wh battery; great price
Starting price: $699 – configurations and updated prices
ASUS TUF FX50515.6-inch IPS FHD 144 Hz matteCoffee Lake Core H / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1050 & 1050 Ti 4GBNo4.7 lbs / 2.1 kg
our full review; 2018 model – an update of the FX504, with a more compact build, lighter weight, improved keyboard, screen and performance; gets the same speakers, 48 Wh battery and noisy fans
Starting price: –
ASUS TUF FX70517.3-inch IPS FHD 144 Hz matteCoffee Lake Core H / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1050 & 1050 Ti 4GBNo6.5 lbs / 2.9 kg
our full review; 2018 model – 17 inch variant of the FX505; similar in most ways, but gets a larger 64 Wh battery and runs cooler
Starting price: –
ASUS Vivobook Pro N58015.6-inch IPS FHD/ UHD matteup to Kaby Core H / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1050 4GB No4.4 lbs / 2.0 kg
our full review is available over here – compact and light build, IPS FHD and UHD with 100% aRGB screens, backlit keyboard, solid performance, 47 Wh battery
Starting price: $849 – configurations and updated prices
ASUS Vivobook Pro M58015.6-inch TN FHD matteKaby Lake Core HQ / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1050 4GB No4.4 lbs / 2.0 kg
The same as the VivoBook Pro N580, but sold as the M580 in North America and only available with TN screens as far as I can tell
Starting price: $899 –  configurations and latest prices
ASUS Vivobook K570/ X57015.6-inch FHD IPS matteKaby Lake-R Core U or AMD Ryzen APU / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1050 2GB/4GB No4.4 lbs / 2.0 kg
plastic build; compact and fairly light; matte IPS FHD screen; backlit keyboard; Core U or AMD Ryzen hardware with GTX 1050 graphics, 2xRAM, 1xM.2 +2.5″ storage; potential performance issues with the i7 version in demanding loads; difficult o upgrade; 48 Wh battery; excellent price
Starting price: $699 –  configurations and latest prices
ASUS Vivobook X560 / K56015.6-inch FHD TN or IPS matteKaby Lake-R Core U / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1050 2GB/4GB No4.3 lbs / 1.95 kg
plastic build; more compact than the K570 series and fairly light; matte TN or IPS FHD screen; non-backlit keyboard; 2xRAM, 1xM.2 +2.5″ storage; gaming performance not as good as with other GTX 1050 laptops; difficult to upgrade; 36 Wh battery; excellent price; mostly available in Europe and Asia
Starting price: 499 EUR
ASUS Vivobook Pro N70517.3-inch FHD IPS matteKaby Lake-R Core U / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1050 2GB/4GB No5.2 lbs / 2.35 kg
plastic build; compact and light for a 17-incher; matte IPS FHD screen; Core U hardware, 2xRAM, 1xM.2 +2.5″ storage; difficult to upgrade; potential performance issues with the i7 version in demanding loads; 42 Wh battery
Starting price: $1099 –  configurations and latest prices
ASUS ROG Strix Hero GL50315.6-inch IPS FHD matteCoffee Lake Core H / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1050 4GB & 1050 Ti 4GBNo4.9 lbs / 2.2 kg
classic ROG Strix aesthetics  with gaming accents; fairly bulky, but light; good quality FHD IPS 60 Hz screen on all models; RGB keyboard; 2x RAM and 1xM.2 + 2.5″ storage; available in GTX 1050 to 1070 configurations; solid performance, but the fan can get loud; 64 Wh battery; more expensive than other options
Starting price: $999 – configurations and latest prices
ASUS ROG Strix Scar GL70317.3-inch IPS FHD matteCoffee Lake Core H / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1050 4GB & 1050 Ti 4GBNo6.1 lbs / 2.75 kg
17-inch version version of the GL503 Hero series, with similar features, specs and traits; light for a 17-inch laptop; base version gets IPS FHD 60 HZ screen, but 120 Hz and 144 Hz with GSync are available for the higher end configurations; 64 Wh battery
Starting price: $999 – configurations and latest prices
ASUS Zenbook Pro UX55015.6-inch IPS FHD/ UHD matte and FHD/UHD touchup to Coffee Lake Core H / max 16 GB RAM GTX 1050 4GB & 1050 Ti 4GBYes4.4 lbs / 2.0 kg
2018 update; premium design; compact and light construction, butt he build quality could be sturdier; IPS FHD and UHD with 100% aRGB matte or touch screens – not all of them available worldwide; backlit keyboard; RAM soldered and 1x M.2 storage; gaming performance on GTX 1050 Ti versions is problematic – see review; GTX 1050 versions not as widely available; Coffee Lake variants only get dual-speakers; 73 Wh battery
Starting price: $1199 – configurations and updated prices
ASUS Zenbook Pro UX58015.6-inch IPS FHD/ UHD matte and FHD/UHD touchCoffee Lake Core H / max 16 GB RAM GTX 1050 Ti 4GBYes4.4 lbs / 2.0 kg
2018 model, similar to the UX550 line in every aspect, but mostly available only in higher-tier configurations (up to Core i9 CPU, GTX 1050 Ti, 16 GB RAM, 512+ GB SSD, UHD); doesn’t perform at the best of the hardware’s abilities; integrates a secondary screen within the trackpad
Starting price: $1999 – configurations and updated prices
Dell G5 Gaming15.6-inch IPS FHD 60 HzCoffee Lake Core H / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1050 Ti 4 GBYes6.2 lbs / 2.8 kg
updated 2018 model; bulky and heavy – plastic construction; available in black and red; red backlit keyboard; FHD IPS matte screen with fairly dim panel; dual storage (M.2 + 2.5″); performs well, but runs hot; 56 Wh battery, affordable
Starting price: $899 – configurations and latest prices
Dell G3 Gaming 15.6-inch IPS FHD 60 HzCoffee Lake Core H / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1050 4GB & 1050 Ti 4GBNo5.6 lbs / 2.5 kg
updated 2018 model, plastic build and only average quality; red backlit keyboard; FHD IPS matte screen with fairly dim panel; dual storage (M.2 + 2.5″); difficult to upgrade; TB3 available as option; performs well, but rather noisy; 56 Wh battery, good price
Starting price: $699 – configurations and latest prices
Dell XPS 1515.6-inch IPS FHD matte or UHD touchCoffee Lake Core H / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q 4GBYes4.4 lbs / 2 kg
2018 model, one of the best premium multimedia computers in stores, updated version of the XPS 15 9550/9560,  two screen options available: FHD matte or UHD touch; two internal configurations available: 56 Wh battery, an NVMe +2.5″ storage, another with 97 Wh battery and just NVMe storage; starts at $999, but you’ll have to pay around $1300-$1700 for the versions with Nvidia graphics
Starting price: $1299 – configurations and latest prices
Gigabyte Aero 1414.0-inch IPS QHD 60 Hz matteCoffee Lake Core H / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1050 Ti 4 GBYes4.2 lbs / 1.9 kg
2018 model, fairly compact design; excellent build quality and simple aesthetics – available in black, green or orange; good keyboard; sharp IPS QHD 60 Hz matte screen, but fairly dim; 2x memory DIMMs, 2x M.2 NVME storage; fairly simple to upgrade; performs well, but runs hot and noisy; 94 Wh battery; Optimus; expensive
Starting price: $1499 – configurations and latest prices
HP Omen 1515.6-inch IPS FHD 60 Hz / 144 Hz or UHD matteup to Coffee Lake Core H / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1050 4GB & 1050 Ti 4GBNo5.5 lbs / 2.5 kg
2018 model with more compact design; sober black aesthetics, average profile (~1″ thick); FHD 60 Hz / 144 Hz IPS matte screens; dual storage (M.2 + 2.5″); GTX 1060 models also available; 70 Wh battery
Starting price: $799  – configurations and latest prices
HP Pavilion 15 Gaming15.6-inch IPS FHD or UHD matteup to Coffee Lake Core H / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1050 4GB No4.77 lbs / 2.16 kg
plastic build and silver aesthetics; average profile (~0.95″ thick) and fairly low weight; FHD or UHD matte screen; dual storage (M.2 + 2.5″); 62 Wh battery  keep an eye on the fan noise and potential throttling under load; versions with Nvidia GTX 1050 2GB graphics also available
Starting price: $799 – configurations and latest prices
Lenovo Legion Y52015.6-inch IPS FHD 60 Hz matteKaby Lake Core HQ / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1050 4GB & 1050 Ti 4GBNo5.51 lbs / 2.5 kg
gaming design, with black and red elements; average thickness (~1″) and weight; red backlit keyboard; IPS FHD matte screen; dual storage (M.2 NVMe + 2.5″ bay); 45 Wh battery;
Starting price: $799 – configurations and latest prices
Lenovo Legion Y53015.6-inch IPS FHD 60 Hz matteCoffee Lake Core H / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1050 4GB & 1050 Ti 4GBNo5.2 lbs / 2.35 kg
2018 model: simple non-gaming looks, compact form-factor with narrow bezels; white backlit keyboard; IPS FHD 60 Hz screen, 144 Hz screen also announced for the future; dual storage (M.2 NVMe + 2.5″ bay); excellent performance; runs hot and noisy with games; 51.5 Wh battery; base model with GTX 1050
Starting price: $749 – configurations and latest prices
Lenovo Legion Y73015.6-inch IPS FHD 60 Hz or 144 Hz matteCoffee Lake Core H / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1050 Ti 4GBYes4.9 lbs / 2.2 kg
2018 model: sturdier, thinner (.78″) and lighter than the Y530; simple non-gaming design; RGB backlit keyboard with macro keys; IPS FHD 60 Hz or 144 Hz matte screen options; dual storage (M.2 NVMe + 2.5″ bay); GTX 1060 configuration also available; TB3 port; solid performance; 57 Wh battery; base model with GTX 1050 Ti
Starting price: $999 – configurations and latest prices
Lenovo Yoga 73015.6-inch IPS FHD or UHD touchKaby Lake-R Core U / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1050 4GB 4GBYes4.2 lbs / 1.9 kg
updated 2018 model of the Yoga 720, 2-in-1 convertible form factor; white backlit keyboard; FHD ot UHD IPS touchscreen options with included stylus; dual storage (M.2 NVMe + 2.5″ bay); performs well; 51.5 Wh battery
Starting price: $999 – configurations and latest prices
Microsoft Surface Book13.5-inch IPS touch Kaby Lake-R Core U / max 16 GB RAM GTX 1050 2 GBNo3.6 lbs / 1.65 kg
2-in-1 form factor – standalone tablet with docking base; premium build quality and aesthetics; excellent keyboard; 3:2 high-res 13.5″ IPS screen with pen support; performs well, but very loud base fan; 75 Wh battery (57 in base + 17 in tablet); Optimus; expensive
Starting price: $1699 – configurations and latest prices
MSI GV6215.6-inch FHD IPS 60 Hz matteCoffee Lake Core H / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1050 Ti 4GBNo4.9 lbs / 2.2 kg
2018 model, update of the GP62 version from 2017; plastic build and rather cheap quality; basic FHD IPS matte screen;, 1xM.2 storage and 1×2.5″ bay; GTX 1060 models also available; components get hot with demanding loads; 41 Wh battery; affordable; base model with GTX 1050 Ti
Starting price: $799 – configurations and latest prices
MSI GL6315.6-inch FHD IPS 60 Hz and 120 Hz matteCoffee Lake Core H / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1050 & 1050 Ti 4GBNo4.85 lbs / 2.2 kg
2018 model, update of the GL62M from 2017; rather thick (1.2″), but not very heavy; SteelSeries keyboard; average build quality; IPS FHD matte screens, with up to 120 Hz IPS panel ; 1xM.2 NVMe storage and 1×2.5″ bay; small 41 Wh battery
Starting price: $899 – configurations and latest prices
MSI GL7317.3-inch FHD IPS 60 Hz or TN 120 HzCoffee Lake Core H / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1050 & 1050 Ti 4GBNo5.95 lbs / 2.7 kg
2018 model, update of the GL72M from 2017; 17-inch version of the GL63 mentioned above; 120 Hz TN screen option
Starting price: $1149 – configurations and latest prices

In the end, expect to pay roughly $700-$800 for a modern laptop with Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics, a quad-core Intel processor and in most cases SSD+ HDD storage. Such a configuration will allow you to play games at FHD resolution with Medium settings right now, as well as in the next 1-2 years. If you can spend around $50-$100 extra, you’ll be able to buy a GTX 1050 Ti configuration, which offers a 15-25% boost in games.

If gaming is however your main concern and afford to spend $1000+ on a computer, you can find options with Nvidia GTX 1060 3 GB graphics around that price, of more powerful versions with the 6 GB GTX 1060 chip deom $1100-$1200. More about all these GTX 1060 laptops in this post, while this one covers the available options with Nvidia 1070 and 1080 graphics.

Bottom point, you must figure what you want from your laptop if you’re after the best bang for your buck. If your aim is primarily gaming, personally I’d look at those GTX 1060 options, even the 3 GB variants, over the 1050s. However, if you want a good all-rounder, only plan on playing games from time to time and don’t mind doing it on Medium settings, there’s better value for you in a more affordable GTX 1050 Ti configuration. Just don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for discounts, most OEMs offer price cuts on their units and that can influence the desirability of a particular model.

That’s about it for this post, but I must once again stress that this list of GTX 1050/1050 Ti gaming laptops is a continuous work in progress, so if you spot any errors or know of any device that should be in here and it’s not, please tell us about it in the comments section below.

Andrei Girbea, Editor-in-Chief of Ultrabookreview.com. I've been covering mobile computers since the 2000s and you'll mostly find reviews and thorough guides written by me here on the site.

23 Comments

  1. Ruturaj

    February 9, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Alienware 13 is also available with 1050 and 1050 ti, but sadly with just i5.

    • Andrei Girbea

      February 9, 2017 at 2:11 pm

      Thanks, will add them as well.

      • Ruturaj

        February 13, 2017 at 3:09 pm

        Alienware/Dell had wrong info on their previous web page (I know they suck, XPS with 1tb SSD is listed as HD), the Alienware 13 weights 5.8lbs.

        • Andrei Girbea

          February 14, 2017 at 4:57 pm

          Thanks, updated

          • Ruturaj

            April 4, 2017 at 12:04 pm

            Alienware is offering i7 for 1050ti model now.

  2. mystiq

    February 10, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    how about the new zenbook PRO with quadcore, GTX1050/TI ?

    • Andrei Girbea

      February 10, 2017 at 2:23 pm

      I reckon one should be released soon enough, but haven't seen anything about it yet (pls correct me if I'm wrong). Perhaps after MWC

  3. dellsucks

    February 19, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    the inspiron comes with an IPS only on the UHD model

    the FHD screen (TN) is one of the worst you can find

  4. anonymous

    April 12, 2017 at 1:15 am

    Surprisngly, Dell launched a successor to its 7559, the 5577. It shares the same specs except for the 1050. Can you do a review of it please? Its now available on Amazon and Dell's website.

    • Andrei Girbea

      April 12, 2017 at 7:32 am

      The 7567 is actually the followup of the 7559 and even the Dell webpage redirects to this model. It's not available here though, but I was promised a sample once it will be. I am working on a review of the 7566 that will be available soon, which is identical to the 7567, except for the hardware specs.

  5. Oz

    April 26, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Hello Andrei,
    This is something I've been requesting for quite some time and thank you so much for making that happen. Please work on gsync enabled/120hz/high res (3k/4k) laptops articles in the future if possible.

  6. Leandro

    May 8, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    In the first paragraph – "in my opinion you’re money would be best spent", please, correct you’re to Your – "in my opinion your money would be best spent". Thanks…(english is not my first language though)

  7. Fed95

    June 14, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    Hello sir Andrei, So technically for games a core i5-6300hq with 8gb running GTX-1060 3GB NVRAM would outperform a core i7-7700hq with 4gb of RAM and using GTX-1050Ti 4GB NVRAM? Thanks and waiting for your recommendations and suggestions.

  8. David Pinheiro

    July 15, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Please do one for laptops with mx150 graphics (and maybe other low power future graphic cards)

  9. Mz

    August 21, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    How come there are no 14 inch solutions with 1050 or 1050Ti available? 15 inch is too large for me (except maybe tiny bezel models like xps15) so want something smaller but there is only weaker gt940mx units or expansive gtx1060 gaming hardware. Is that some deal OEMs made with Nvidia, to not create anytging for the 1000USD 14 inch 1050 segment?

    Dell was going to release its Inspiron gaming 7467 for it but apparently canceled without any notice (makes me angry..)

    And because AMD still seems to forget bringing Polaris to mobile we cant count on them either.

    • Andrei Girbea

      August 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

      I'd reckon the trend now is to fit 14-oinch screens in smaller 13-inch laptop bodies and also have 15-inch laptops with narrow bezels, so smaller than the standard 15-inchers.

      That means the 14-inchers will get MX150 graphics, while these new 15-inchers like the Zenbook UX550 and Dell XPS 15 get the GTX 1050 chips. And given how these later two have a hard time cooling an HQ processor and the 1050, I'd reckon it's not yet possible to put these in smaller bodies without sacrificing thickness and weight.

      I've never been a fan of 15-inchers myself, but with these newer design I can see myself living with one. As years go one I find myself more and more inclined to use a larger screen over the 12.5 and 13.3 inchers I've used for years in the past.

      • stefanos

        September 14, 2017 at 10:44 am

        Greetings Dear Andrei!

        which one would you go? at the same price:

        Laptop Asus FX753VE-GC155T – 17.3" (i7-7700HQ/16GB/1256GB/GTX 1050Ti)
        or
        Laptop Asus FX502VM-DM560T – 15.6" (i7-7700HQ/8GB/1128GB/GTX 1060)

        please consider that the 17.3 is IPS, the 15.6 is TN..
        and that the SSD on 17.3 is 256Gb.

        i am having a hard time deciding..

        Thank you in advance..

        • Andrei Girbea

          September 14, 2017 at 1:27 pm

          I'd get the 17-incher. If you play a lot of games though, the 1060 is a better chip. The SSD and RAM could be further upgraded, but the idea of living with a TN panel is just not for me.

  10. steven

    November 21, 2017 at 3:40 am

    Lenovo yoga 720

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