Alternate title: should I buy the Metabox Alpha-S now, or wait for a EOFY sale on the Alpha-S, Asus Zephyrus G14, or MSI GF65 Thin?
I'm looking for a laptop which I can use for PhD research, academic work, and gaming. Max budget $1300
I need the laptop to:
-Be under $1300
-Be portable (2kg or under)
-Be capable of some processor/RAM intensive tasks for research-focussed programs (at least i5 4C/16GB)
-Be good for simulation and strategy games (eg. Cities Skylines, Planet Zoo, Civ 5)
-Preferably not have too much of a gaming aesthetic
I know this is a lot to ask for the price, but my partner and I are penny pinching for a housing deposit at the moment.
Open to any suggestions for other laptops that fit the requirements, too.