Are 2019 Gaming Laptops Worth It Yet?

  • Published on Apr 27, 2019
  • RTX gaming laptops launched with crazy price tags but now the GTX 1650, 1660 and 1660 Ti laptops are here. Those bring much better value for 2019.
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  • Dave Lee
    Dave Lee  7 months ago +1038

    Unless you wanna dive into ray traced grames (all 4 of them), I think the 1660Ti devices are sweet spot this year. Whatchu think?

    • Zana Hasan
      Zana Hasan 27 days ago

      Can you help me to chose between
      Asus Rog Strix 1660
      Or Alienware 17 R5 GTX 1070

    • Tyler Griffin
      Tyler Griffin 2 months ago

      @Dave Lee out of the asus and the msi brands what would be your top recommendation for each? I've been looking for an good gaming laptop for RPGs, sandbox and FPS games and I have really fancied the rog series but have seen and heard a lot of good about bot them and msi but would just like a top recommendation for bot brands.

    • Brian Mesa
      Brian Mesa 2 months ago

      I never comment on videos, but I have to say I followed your advice. Picked up a 2018 Alienware m15 new from dell for like $700 ish bucks. I up'd the RAM to 32gb, so happy with my choice.

    • Hamza Tayyab
      Hamza Tayyab 2 months ago

      I loved the one you linked in your description but i wont go for it because it doesnt supports thunderbolt ! Its like what if in 2020 they released games for rtx series or some new graphic cards cheaper but for the best games !
      So i would say you must remove that laptop link
      + razor blade 15 or msi gs65
      I would go with you msi gs65 !

    • Jaden Son
      Jaden Son 3 months ago

      I have the hp omen 15 rtx 2060
      Could get triple digit frame rates on most games

  • sselemaNrM
    sselemaNrM 5 days ago

    i was debating between 1660ti and 2060 on blackfriday, but decided to hold back on a new laptop for a year. I'm just gonna wait for the 7nm from nvidia+samsung. I want more energy efficency and better battery life while having ray tracing possible

  • Justin Li
    Justin Li 6 days ago

    Rtx 2060 laptop now is only 100$ extra then gtx 1660 ti laptop here in Netherlands

  • Mako GamingLYFE
    Mako GamingLYFE 10 days ago +2

    Dave : "gaming laptop worth it yet ?"
    Me here in 3rd world country using low end laptop with gtx 1050 can run witcher 3 with ultra without ambience, hair stuffs, medium shadow, low foliage with 45 fps solid. (Western people or brat so lucky to be born there, the stuffs there are cheaper and salary are higher)

  • Andrei Lanuza
    Andrei Lanuza 11 days ago

    Just frickin buy the reasonably best you can afford to be able to play the game you want NOW and be happy with it. If you keep waiting for the "best", you'll end up waiting forever. Everything current will be obsolete one day and there are thousands of engineers who are working against you to make that happen.

  • AKboy458
    AKboy458 11 days ago

    I have a Dell 5577 to be clear it's not the i5, its the i7... so Yeah. Super fun for a few games.

  • Shay Lempert
    Shay Lempert 11 days ago

    I bought a RTX 2060, i7-9750H laptop - for the same price as the asus laptop mentioned. Costco is great!

  • Arvydas Andrius
    Arvydas Andrius 13 days ago

    hey, hellp, im good with 10x nvidia gpus, no need for rtx, i need as good as possible cpu, 1050ti at minimum, i need very fast nvme gpu and collor accurate( for collor sensitive work) not less than 120hz screen. i hate ugly gaming laptops design, razer looks nice, i did look at legiom y740, with a discount i can afford it, good value, but is there anything for me else? good termals, somewhat slim laptop (no need for crazy slim ) with thunderbolt

  • Pranav Kulkarni
    Pranav Kulkarni 14 days ago

    Bro I was really really confused between 1660ti and rtx 2060 and many youtubers saying go with rtx but this video changed my mind I am not gonna spend money on rtx i am going with 1660ti thanks Dave

  • Denver Morgan
    Denver Morgan 15 days ago

    Im glad some body finally said it i hate the word daily driver too.

  • Winston Rhock
    Winston Rhock 16 days ago

    I’ll never buy another top tier gaming laptop again. Your better off building a rig and buying a low-mid end gaming laptop to hold you over. The prices are crazy. For the price of a rtx 2080 laptop you can build a rig more powerful, and buy a low end gaming laptop and still save money lol

  • Act1veSp1n
    Act1veSp1n 17 days ago

    Just give me:
    6 core cpu
    2 nvme slots
    expandable ram
    thunderbolt 3
    lan port
    leave it alone.
    Things I dont need on a laptop:
    - SD card reader
    - 1070,1080, 2070,2080 any of those high end GPUs
    - soldered ram
    - soldered hard drive
    - 4k display - just use your Thunderbolt 3 and connect to a real 4k display with 38" + size like a normal human
    - Full RGB keyboard
    - shitty, unproven keyboard design
    - shitty, unproven screen hinge design
    - any biometric login authentication hardware (its not secure)
    - touch screen
    - 2 core CPU (its 2019 already, move on)
    - nobody cares about quality of speaker sound on laptop. Use headphones

  • Shawn Miller
    Shawn Miller 17 days ago

    Looking at asus TUF has gtx 1660ti, Ryzen 7, 16gb ram, for 600$ slightly used from what the owner told me, is it good deal, do you have any reviews on that!!

  • Fresh Bred
    Fresh Bred 18 days ago

    If you respond to this Dave, I'm in a dilemma.My parents are split up and I got to their houses every 3 or 4 days. I cant really have a PC because I could only play it for only like 3 days before I move but I could easily transport a gaming laptop. What do I do?

  • Jorge Gomez
    Jorge Gomez 24 days ago

    We need more reviewers like Dave. People that actually make you think twice about buying a product and to actually consider the value you're getting for your money.

  • Andre Faelnar
    Andre Faelnar 26 days ago

    Before I picked my laptop choice which is the 2019 helios 300, I had to decide and pick which to get between the 1660ti, rtx 2060 or the rtx 2070 maxq version. And i'm glad that I picked the 1660ti configuration of the helios 300 since not only u can save some money but I am satisfied with the performance and it provides great value as well.

  • Penboy as 'god'
    Penboy as 'god' 29 days ago

    GTX 1660 Ti --- I just bought an Acer Predator Helios 300 (2019, 6-Core i7-9750H/Blue/'Teal') For $900 plus tax, recycl. fee and 1-yr Extended Warranty for $1071 total.

  • Bryan Grendel
    Bryan Grendel 29 days ago

    What if you're wanting to buy into it for the GPU power and not necessarily for Ray Tracing? Saving up for something this powerful is a huge hit to the budget. I'm on a 2011 MBP and am JUST now looking to upgrade, so . I personally look at this as a "future proof" investment, I plan to have the device for several years. I'm just afraid some of the older 10 series will not be able to run games as well in the future (with out ray tracing even) I dono. It's such a hard decision because I've found some pretty darn nice 2060 and 2070 laptops in the price range of 1070 and even 1080 systems, so it's like.. Hmm, which should I go with when there's only a 100 - 300 dollar difference.

  • J2 digital
    J2 digital Month ago

    Short answer: No

  • Yash Chandrakar
    Yash Chandrakar Month ago

    He is speaking the language of the Gods. Really appreciate u making these vids man.

  • 32poppa savage
    32poppa savage Month ago

    Best buy has msi gs65 for 1400 right now.

  • Alex Hart
    Alex Hart Month ago

    Dude you seem like a nice dude.

  • syed ilyas
    syed ilyas Month ago

    Wait ........what about gaming laptops with gtx1050????

  • Elessar III
    Elessar III Month ago

    You are totally ignoring the advantages of RTX graphic cards for content creation. The new implementation of real time raytracing in software like Maya, substance painter, and render engines are something to consider, at least for professional usage.

  • Mehul Jain
    Mehul Jain Month ago

    What about 2020?

  • David B
    David B Month ago

    Whats your recommendation for a non gamer who's into 3d modeling and render times. I'm alreading leaning towards the 1660ti, 16 gs of ram, with a ss drive? Thanx in advance.

  • The Doctor
    The Doctor Month ago

    Are these better than gaming desktop yet?

  • Ghost _115
    Ghost _115 Month ago

    Great video! I'll most likely buy the Asus TUF fx705DU, please tell your opinion about that laptop

  • Guillermo Asaro
    Guillermo Asaro 2 months ago

    Guys is there any laptop like the Acer Aspire E 15 but better build quality. I really like the specs of the Aspire it really fits my needs but the cheap plastic is a deal breaker for me

  • Aswin R Prasad
    Aswin R Prasad 2 months ago

    Control supports ray tracing too.

  • Serj Star
    Serj Star 2 months ago

    RTX is a joke but I bought a rog hero 2 laptop with rtx 2060

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  • mark joseph herrera
    mark joseph herrera 2 months ago

    hi sir i always watch every videos you upload, i would like to suggest that you make a video on how to choose laptops for architecture students, we use tons of softwwre applications like AUTOCAD, SKETCHUP, PHOTOSHOP, LUMION, REVIT, ARCHICAD others recommend us buying gaming laptops for its specs for the workload we use everyday, with these softwares who were monsters on eating rams and recommends higher graphics cards and a good cpu, could you make a video on what should we buy for that kind of works we use everyday for architecture

  • Games TV
    Games TV 2 months ago

    GTX1660TI notebooks are still too expensive.

  • M Kap
    M Kap 2 months ago

    I have a nephew who is about to start studying games design. As he will not be playing any particular game what do you recommend from the slim line up and from the chunky gaming laptops between the RTX's, 1070 onwards and 1660 Ti? I am assuming you may have changed your mind by now as 2020 approaches. Thanks.

  • Willy141250
    Willy141250 2 months ago

    Does anyone know if there is somewhere i can get the gtx 1070 white razerblade? i cant find any on ebay and razers online store says they are no longer available. is there anywhere else i should check?

  • Yuri Gaming
    Yuri Gaming 3 months ago

    Soo... gtx 1050 and i7 7700hq still good for today?

  • Bartosz Sz.
    Bartosz Sz. 3 months ago

    I would like to play most games in Full HD. I dont need superb resolution. I was raised in 320x240 times, so i dont give a damn about resolution. Besides I would like to play mainly old games. The new ones , like I said, are good in Full HD for me. What should I choose?

    • Bartosz Sz.
      Bartosz Sz. 3 months ago

      Or maybe 1050 ? LIke I said I would like to play mainly older games. Call of duty 1, 2 , modernwarfare. farcry 3 etc. Starcraft 2

    • Bartosz Sz.
      Bartosz Sz. 3 months ago

      i checked prices in my country. 1660 are at the same price level as 1070. 1070s are still pricey, but they are much older.

  • ohgoditsJT
    ohgoditsJT 3 months ago

    ok look i know i should just buy a desktop, but school and work just wouldnt allow me to stay put like that. so laptop is all my choice. i really want to play cyberpunk on pc when it launches, will a 1660 enabled laptop do the job yall think?

  • Lucarephappy
    Lucarephappy 3 months ago

    Que me recomiendan la legión y730 i5 o la legión y530 i7

  • Marcus M
    Marcus M 3 months ago

    I thought I had accepted not having a rtx laptop but then minecraft went rtx.

  • Nick Duong
    Nick Duong 3 months ago +3

    Can u do a video review on the Asus Rog Scar 3 I’m thinking of getting it

  • TehFerretGam3r
    TehFerretGam3r 3 months ago


  • Four stroke killer
    Four stroke killer 3 months ago

    I am so scared to buy a laptop because im not sure which one I like the Asus scar 3 or zephyrus s.

  • Dmitry Kim
    Dmitry Kim 3 months ago

    Future proofing is really not worth it

  • Pak Neger
    Pak Neger 3 months ago

    msi gs65 with the 1660ti is great for its price it has enof power batter lasts about 6 hours its thin and light

  • sp33d3r1
    sp33d3r1 4 months ago

    Just picked up a practically brand new Lenovo Legion Y740 - (RTX 2070 Max-Q - i7-8750H - 16GB RAM - SSD/HDD) on Craigslist for $900. Those of you looking for a good buy, check your local Craigslist daily and you’ll be surprised on what you can find.

  • jhonny buyan
    jhonny buyan 4 months ago

    You're a saver dude. Thumbs up. Recommended videos.

  • DO 87
    DO 87 4 months ago

    where's my 1050 Ti bois at? I guess I'm the only one here...

  • shawnbro
    shawnbro 4 months ago

    I just picked up a refurbished Acer Predator Triton 700 for $1799 here in Canada. It's rocking a 1080 MQ with 32 gigs or Ram. Great value I think. Couldn't pass it up.

  • Santosh
    Santosh 4 months ago +1


  • Nounou Paris
    Nounou Paris 4 months ago

    Me : Bro 2019 are the perfect year to invest, there so much new technology ! Timming never lie, i'm about to get those laptops with RTX 2080
    I can travel, produce music and playing games on the same computer !

    Dave Lee : Please take a sit, we have to talk about this

  • toenail clipper
    toenail clipper 4 months ago

    This guy a smooth.... Better advice then unbox therapy

  • UltraWideGameplayVideos

    the RTX laptops really are not worth it indeed, the only one maybe is RTX 2080, even that runs RTX stuff ok but not great. so all the other ones 2070 and 2060 is even worse, and as more time passes games get more needy specially with RTX. so technically its better to wait for 3000 series gpu laptops. atm better get 1070 or 1660 ti that are really good price to performance machines

  • İsimsizde olur
    İsimsizde olur 4 months ago +2

    Dave: value of using stuff that’s very good from the past
    Me: “uses 9 yo dell avarage pc”
    Me: so that’s what I’m doing

  • Meng Yang Liu
    Meng Yang Liu 4 months ago

    Rlly good advice

  • Psoewish
    Psoewish 4 months ago

    I just wish I could get razer laptops in Belgium, but they don't want my money I guess.

  • James Ong
    James Ong 4 months ago

    Thank you Dave for your honest reviews. They help me make an informed choice for my household

  • christopher rogers
    christopher rogers 4 months ago

    Just purchased the Acer Predator 500 AMD model for US$1299 on Amazon USA - that's a US$600 cash saving - added more RAM and a Hybrid HDD all for significantly less than available in Hong Kong - just hope have no issues as will be a pest to send back to Amazon.

  • Ethan von Harz
    Ethan von Harz 4 months ago

    I’m thinking of getting an msi gs65 with 1070 max q. I’m getting a laptop not a desktop because I move between houses multiple times in a week and I think it would be better to get one nice laptop rather than two lower end desktops. Anybody have any thoughts?