What's comparable to the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro

Hey Ozbargain

I'm currently in the market for a new laptop and have been eyeing of the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 8th Gen i7 16GB Ram 256gb SSD for approx $1400 as it has everything I need for a small amount gaming,work use and eventually school use.

Firstly, is there anything locally that's comparable in terms of design, specs within the range of 1000-1500 they would recommend?

Secondly, is it worth the bump from 8GB Ram to 16GB? First time buying a new laptop and this and asking since apparently the ram configuration is not configurable is the difference of 150 worth it?

TL;DR
16gb vs 8GB Xiaomi Mi Pro, is the price worth an extra 150?
What's good locally?

Comments

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    The main drawback for the mi notebook pro is the Chinese windows.

    The closest is the ux430un i7 right now for a bit more than $1600 - though there are throttling issues with the dGPU. Otherwise, you can get slightly better systems at the trade off for higher weight (e.g. 1050ti laptops like the inspirons 15 can be found around the 1000-1500 range fairly readily but can weigh up to 2.5kg)

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    LG gram / gram 2