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In the past 15 years, I have lived from apartment to apartment. In that time, I rented approximately 10 apartments for various durations, and almost all of that time, I used desktop PC's. Well, that's all coming to and end now. I'm going light weight and mobile now, thanks to KabyLake and Pascal.

Just ordered a HP Pavilion 15t with core i5 7300HQ and GTX 1050 2GB, for my work and gaming needs. On sale, with discount, for $650 (including tax). It lacks VRAM heatsinks and VRM heatsinks, so I also ordered a laptop cooler which is just thin enough to fit inside a laptop bag, along with the laptop itself.

After I make my next international move, and rent an apartment, maybe I will buy an nice desktop monitor and desktop keyboard, or maybe not. I sure hope the laptop does not break. Looking forward to minimalistic electric bills. No more questions from landlords about high electricity usage. LOL
     
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Another thing to note is that moving with a PC, as you've clearly experienced, is all the peripherals you need just to run it. For people who don't understand... A PC, besides the weight and size, will need a keyboard and a monitor / TV.

If it is doable, I'd recommend Mini Itx for the ultimate value and because you already have the Surface Pro.

For convenience and ease, I recommend getting a gaming laptop. Don't just go for the latest Asus one. Find a decent sized one for a good budget that won't depreciate after a month. I have my Asus G771 which I really like. Paid $1200 CAD for it in 2015, threw in an 250GB SSD for boot, and I always take my Xbox 360 controllers and dongle with me. It's more powerful than a PS4 or Xbox One, serves my gaming needs, and my professional needs. I use it every day.

Given the fact that the 1000 series GPU's from Nvidia are an ever better value, it's very difficult not to get a laptop these days.

For instance, my old gaming laptop had a 460m. I paid $1600 CAD for that laptop in 2011. The gpu was roughly 50% = to a desktop GTX 460.

Now, you can get a 1060m or 1070m and it's within 90% performance, all while using less power. It's a great time to have a laptop. And again, these cards are overkill for 1080p gaming.
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I picked up my first "gaming" laptop this past January. I've been spending less and less time at my desktop, but missed being able to play my games at decent settings. (wife keeps "hogging" the TV LOL... so bringing it downstairs wouldn't solve the issue) I get a nice discount from work, and decided to pull the trigger.

Picked up an AW 15 R3, 7700HQ, GTX 1070, 8GB DDR 2400 (Replaced with my own kit of 16GB), 256GB PCIe SSD and 1TB HDD. (1080p IPS Gsync display) Ended up paying under 1600 biggrin.gif

I honestly I have not had a single regret. The CPU is not as strong as my 4790k @ 4.9GHz, but honestly I can max out most of my games and get around 60FPS. (even CPU dependent games) If it dips under though, it doesn't bother me with gsync enabled.

You can always get a 7820HK, but temps will become a serious issue in any laptop once you start OCing the CPU. I've been fortunate that my temps have been excellent. The highest I've seen this laptop get was 73c. It typically sits around 65-68 on gaming load (witcher 3, civ 6, etc.)

The obvious downside it that there is no upgrade path. Once the laptop is obsolete, you have to buy a new one. That being said, these new laptops with full blown pascal chips should last a good while unless something revolutionary comes out.
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