So many laptops got second life with a new ram/ssd. its always good to have a upgrade path.Now that is more like it. Love the SO-DIMMs instead of measly 8GB soldered solutions. Now use a 25W 4800U fanless and add a DP port and it might become close to purfect.
So I got this MSI GP63 Leopard which runs a GTX 1060 (that I did not want but I could not find a beefy CPU without dGPU) and an i7-8750H. Undervolting and underclocking I get to about 3Ghz at 25W and the fans remain silent (around 60C). I care about weight, thinkness a lot less so I am confident (which homo ignoramus typically is) that it can be done and well.So many laptops got second life with a new ram/ssd. its always good to have a upgrade path.
4800u fanless is a bit to much for light laptop, BUT a big radiator with (usually) slow/stopped fan.... (~20W passive) should be doable in ~1.7kg chassis.
and DP -> TB3, so I can get 2x2k screens on both sides, then its perfect.