Question Can someone recommend me a new laptop?

eddiespaghetti

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Looking for recommendations for a new laptop preferably from people that own them. The main thing I’m looking for is a laptop with great battery life. I currently have an Acer Predator Helios 300 with a 1660ti but it dies fast 1-1.5 hours even after installing a new battery. I feel like the gpu and 144hz screen help drain it faster even when not gaming but I’m no expert. Thank you guys in advance.

budget: $750

looking for:
-great battery life
-SSD

Preferred/optional
-Windows 10
-lighter than my current laptop
-decent sized ssd like 512gb or 1tb

what i use it for:
-80% of the time web browsing/youtube
-5% slicing files in Cura (3d printing program)
-15% homework (word docs/small programming projects)
-5% gaming (fortnite/Rocket League mainly) (i do 90% gaming on my desktop)
 

geofelt

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Look to your windows power settings.
No good reason why you should not last longer.
You want a balanced plan setting, not a power plan.
Balanced will use integrated graphics and slower processing speed when on battery power.
The screen brightness may also get reduced.
It will use discrete graphics and max cpu only when plugged in.
 

eddiespaghetti

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Look to your windows power settings.
No good reason why you should not last longer.
You want a balanced plan setting, not a power plan.
Balanced will use integrated graphics and slower processing speed when on battery power.
The screen brightness may also get reduced.
It will use discrete graphics and max cpu only when plugged in.
i believe i have it on balanced already. I also have integrated graphics on all the time through the Nvidia display settings. And i always have the screen brightness down to 1 above the minimum. I think it’s my bad luck that I can’t get more than an hour on this even though i swapped to a new battery this past Christmas
 

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