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Vesa Piittinen

My next Windows laptop feature request list:

  • Ryzen 4800U or 4800H (minimum being 8 cores 16 threads)
  • 32 GB of memory
  • Non-glossy display 100% sRGB
  • 1080p to 1440p, but 3:2 ratio preferred
  • Aluminum case (or just non-plastic in general)
  • 14" or 15"
  • 512 GB SSD
  • Proper arrow keys
  • Simple design (no gamer stuff or odd "look I'm so very unique" stuff)

Laptops that are close to these specs include XMG Core 15 or Schenker VIA Pro, but getting one of those is a waiting game. In the other hand finding any laptop with good Ryzen is a waiting game at the moment.

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Garvit Motwani Author

Your laptop is a beast Man!!!

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rsksmiles

With remote working which is all the rage I have this spec but as a desktop.

And God yes I have got so fed up with the half size up and down arrow keys!

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Garvit Motwani Author

Ya they are kind of pain in my laptop too

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Lum Dërmaku

There is a laptop that is very close to your requirements - The new Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro, it can be configured with a 14" 16:10 2880 by 1800 90hz 400 nit golssy (unfortunately) display, Ryzen 9 4900H, 61whr battery, pretty simple all metal build, 61whr battery. There is also teh intel+nvidia model - the Yoga Slim 7i Pro but if you don't need the benefits of an Intel cpu, that nvidia gpu and thunderbolt 4, you'd be better off with the amd model, also because it seems that you need a better cpu. I just wrote a very long comment in this thread with more info and other recommendations, maybe you'll find that info useful.

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Garvit Motwani Author

My next laptop wish list is a macbook with 11th gen intel CPUs or ryzen zone CPUs or silicon chips. If that is not available then a xps revision