Title, I know this seems a bit weird of a requirement but Im curious if theres any laptops that fit this description.
Currently on a ryzen gaming laptop that while great, the 30th gen mobile gpus are a bit of a letdown compared to desktop cards, and especially compared to how good the mobile pascal generations were. Now I did consider building an itx and just get a cheap laptop for a daily driver, but the hassle of getting an monitor (especially since i move a lot) and having to resort to use a 'slow' laptop put me off. I would much rather just have a laptop + egpu and it seemed a more 'mobile' setup, I would still have a powerhouse of laptop when Im without the egpu, and when I inevitably settle down I can always use the gpu in an actual PC build later down the line.
Heres the trouble, I cant seem to find any laptops, that have tb and have an h45 11th gen intel card, and one with not too much gpu so its doesnt cost 'too much'. I can probably sell my current laptop about anywhere from 3.5k to 3.8k. A egpu enclosure cost around 500 bucks, an rtx 3070 or better card will set me back at least 1.5k and thats with a sale on. That leaves painfully little room for me to purchase a laptop without putting extra cash in. The metabox alpha-s 3060 model is some of the cheapest that I have seen thats with a 11800h and thunderbolt, but that cost 2k stock without any upgrades.
Looking for recommendations if anyone knows any, cheers!