Need someone to help me decide which is best

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Hi tomhardware team, I need some help in making the right choice and I am confused. I need an RTX 3070, Intel i7 or AMD Ryzen that has enough power for video editing and 3d modelling / rendering without lagging, found a lot of laptops but not sure which one to go for.

I must confess I am not very experienced with this. I have managed to narrow down my choices to a number of laptops but I really don't know which would be the way to go, too many reviews out there and I am not really sure what's genuine and what isn't! I compiled a list of laptops that I found out there, I would prefer something that has RTX3070 and intel i7 but I like I said I am not so experienced and I need something very powerful and competent enough for 3d modelling, video editing and possibly gaming (also something that's good for the price as price is also a factor) . Really hope the experts out here can help me out.

https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90843518 - ASUS TUF FX506HM-HN019T 90NR0753-M00400 i7-11800H 16GB/512GB SSD 15"FHD 144Hz RTX3060 W10

https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90905237 - Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-71TL NH.QFCEG.001 17,3" i7-11800H RTX3070 16GB RAM 512GB SSD W11H

https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90860084 - Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH 82JY00HDGE ohne Betriebssystem (AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H 8x 3.20 GHz
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3070 8.0 GB - 1600 euro)

https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90848966 - Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R9RP NH.QBREV.00H 15,6" FHD R7-5800H , AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H 8x 3.20 GHz , RTX3070 16GB RAM 1TB SSD W11H - 1500 euro

https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90882253 - Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R7LE R7 5800H, 17.3'' 144Hz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, RTX 3060, W11 - 1100 euro

https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90861149 - Acer Nitro 5 AN517-55-78NJ NH.QFXEV.007 W11H- Intel Core™ i7-12700H 6x 2.40 GHz
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3070 Ti 8.0 GB - 1860 euro


https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90909507 - MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-673 i7 (Intel Core™ i7-11800H 8x 1.90 GHz
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3080 8.0 GB
16 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD - 1600 euro)

https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90894633 - Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R323 NH.QBGEV.00F (AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H 8x 3.20 GHz
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3070 8.0 GB -1446 euro)

https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90845426 - Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R97H NH.QBREV.00F 15,6" FHD R7-5800H RTX3070 16GB RAM 1TB SSD W11 (AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H 8x 3.20 GHz
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3070 8.0 GB 1250 euro)

https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90841700 - HP Victus 16-e0457ng R5-5600H 16GB/512GB SSD 16" FHD 144Hz RTX 3060 nOS (AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600H 6x 3.30 GHz
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3060 6.0 GB
16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD 900 euro)

https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90892907 - GIGABYTE AERO 15 OLED XD-73DE624SR i7-11800H 16GB/1TB SSD RTX3070 W11P (Intel Core™ i7-11800H 8x 2.30 GHz
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3070 8.0 GB 1500 euro)

https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90846275 - Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH 82JY006GGE R7-5800H 16GB/512GB SSD 17"FHD RTX3070 nOS (AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H 8x 3.20 GHz
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3070 8.0 GB 1600 euro)


https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90845435 - Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R3AN NH.QBGEV.00C 17,3" FHD R7-5800H RTX3070 16GB RAM 1TB SSD W11 (AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H 8x 3.20 GHz
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3070 8.0 GB 1540 euro)


https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90843516 - HP OMEN 16-c0085ng 4N8N6EA R7-5800H 16GB/512GB SSD 16"FHD 144Hz RTX3070 W10 (AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H 8x 3.20 GHz
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3070 8.0 GB 1685 euro)


https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90831734 - Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH 82JY001XGE 17"FHD R5-5600H RTX3060 16GB RAM 512GB SSD nOS (AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600H 6x 3.30 GHz
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3060 6.0 GB 1300euros)


https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90859050 - Gigabyte AORUS 15P XD-73DE224SO 15.6"FHD i7-11800H RTX-3070 16GB RAM 1TB SSD W11H (Intel Core™ i7-11800H 8x 2.30 GHz
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3070 (115W TGP), 8GB 1400 euro)


https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90851348 - Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH 82JU0091GE R7-5800H 16GB/512GB SSD 15"FHD RTX3070 W11 (AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H 8x 3.20 GHz
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3070 8.0 GB 1600 euros)


https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90910543 - Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-70JB i7-11800H 16GB/512GB SSD 17"FHD 144Hz RTX3070 W11 (Intel Core™ i7-11800H 8x 2.30 GHz
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3070 8.0 GB 1600 euro)

https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90909248 - Lenovo Legion 5 15IAH 82RB00LLGE i7-12700H 16GB/1TB 15" WQHD RTX3070 nOS
(Intel Core™ i7-12700H 14x 1.70 GHz
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3070 8.0 GB 1700 euros)


https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90906570 -Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-57-930S NH.QEWEV.006 W11H
(Intel Core™ i9-11900H 8x 2.50 GHz
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3060 6.0 GB 1176 euro)

https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90860586 - Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-7159 i7-11800H 16GB/512GB SSD 17"FHD RTX3070 nOS
(Intel Core™ i7-11800H 8x 2.30 GHz
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3070 8.0 GB 1451 euro)


https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90905238 - Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-76FP NH.QFCEG.004 17,3" i7-11800H RTX3070 16GB RAM 1TB SSD W11H
(Intel Core™ i7-11800H 8x 2.30 GHz
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3070 8.0 GB 1400 euro)
 
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I would probably choose this one. Fastest CPU, and 2nd fastest GPU.

https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90861149 - Acer Nitro 5 AN517-55-78NJ NH.QFXEV.007 W11H- Intel Core™ i7-12700H 6x 2.40 GHz
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3070 Ti 8.0 GB - 1860 euro
Thanks for replying, are Acer laptops better than Lenovo brands? I am normally told that Lenovo Legion brands are the one to go for but this gives a totally new perspective
 

logainofhades

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I have both an Acer Predator with a 7th gen i7, and gtx 1060 6gb, and a Lenovo Legion with a 9th gen i7, and a 1660ti. Neither have given me problems. I do like my lenovo legion better, but most of that is subjective, after you consider the performance gaps. I did some looking where you are ordering from, and ran across this Lenovo Legion.

https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90912703 - Lenovo Legion 5 15IAH 82RB006DGE i7-12700H 16GB/1TB 15" WQHD RTX3070Ti W11 - 1.847,90 €
 
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geofelt

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In the US, I have done well by calling Lenovo and talking with a salesman.
They know their products and where the good deals are.
Many laptops can be custom configured if need be.
Look at the workstation line in particular.
One spec that is important but overlooked is the quality of the display.
Look at the brightness spec 500 nits is good.
High powered laptops need very good cooling or they will throttle.
I think the Lenovo legion and thinkpad units are particularly well designed.
Look at the Thinkpad T15p gen3 workstation units:
https://www.lenovo.com/gb/en/d/LAPTOPS?visibleDatas=facet_Brand:Mobile Workstation&from=splitter&sort=sortBy&resultsLayoutType=grid
Thinkpad keyboards are particularly good.
 
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I have both an Acer Predator with a 7th gen i7, and gtx 1060 6gb, and a Lenovo Legion with a 9th gen i7, and a 1660ti. Neither have given me problems. I do like my lenovo legion better, but most of that is subjective, after you consider the performance gaps. I did some looking where you are ordering from, and ran across this Lenovo Legion.

https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90912703 - Lenovo Legion 5 15IAH 82RB006DGE i7-12700H 16GB/1TB 15" WQHD RTX3070Ti W11 - 1.847,90 €
You think this is the best Lenovo Legion they have there?
 
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12th gen Intel is going to be much better than those from the official website, that you linked, as they are 11th gen.
Apologize if it seems like I am asking too much but I noticed the one you suggested earlier on has an intel i7-12700H processor

https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90912703

and the one I got from the official website has an Intel i9-11980HK Processor

https://www.lenovo.com/de/de/laptops/legion-laptops/legion-7-series/Legion-7-16ITH6/p/LEN101G0002?orgRef=https%3A%2F%2Fforums.tomshardware.com%2F ,

what is the difference between Intel Core i9 11980HK and i7 12700H, which is newer and has better performance? also with one being i9 and the other i7, does that make it better? After this I would decide on what to go for.
 
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The 12700h is the newer chip, and it will be faster as well. Intel really did a healthy improvement to their IPC, for 12th gen.
narrowed down to

Lenovo Legion 5i 15IAH7H 82RB007DGE


  • 39.6 cm (15.6") Notebook, Windows 11 Home
  • Display: 2560 x 1440, 165Hz, G-SYNC®, IPS, non-glare
  • Intel Core™ i7-12700H 6x 1.70 GHz
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3070 8.0 GB
  • 16 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD
  • 1x Thunderbolt 4, 2x USB 3.1 Gen1 Typ C, 3x USB 3.1 Gen1, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
and

Lenovo Legion 5 15IAH 82RB00LLGE i7-12700H 16GB/1TB 15" WQHD RTX3070 nOS


  • 39.6 cm (15.6") Notebook, without OS
  • Display: 2560 x 1440, 165Hz, G-SYNC®, IPS, non-glare
  • Intel Core™ i7-12700H 14x 1.70 GHz
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3070 8.0 GB
  • 16 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD
  • 1x Thunderbolt 4, 2x USB 3.1 Gen1 Typ C, 3x USB 3.1 Gen1, Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax)
my question is this, the specs are exactly identical, why are the prices different?
 

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