All laptop related queries here!!!

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
Anyone have a recommendation for a good Laptop bag (not backpacks), preferably leather bags. I have seen a few online from Hammonds Flycatcher, HiLEDER, Wildhorn etc but not sure on the quality, and reviews are pretty mixed.
Check here, may find something worth the price & good:
*www.amazon.in/Laptop-Messenger-Shoulder-Bags/b?ie=UTF8&node=1375466031
 

TigerKing

Cyborg Agent
Lenovo laptop bags are good. I got one when purchased new Lenovo laptop. Many pockets soft back cushion comfortable.
Used one time for long trip bag was on shoulder for more than 4 hours. No pain and pressure on shoulders. Balanced distributed weight equally.
*www.amazon.in/dp/B019T774DU/
Couldn't find the bag but similar to this.
 

Extreme Gamer

僕はガンダム!
Vendor
Anyone have a recommendation for a good Laptop bag (not backpacks), preferably leather bags. I have seen a few online from Hammonds Flycatcher, HiLEDER, Wildhorn etc but not sure on the quality, and reviews are pretty mixed.
If you choose to go for a leather bag, make sure you get one with real leather as opposed to synthetic or bonded leather. A sturdy leather bag will last you decades across several laptops and will be comparatively easier to patch or repair. Synthetic leather and bonded leather will crumble away and leave a mess.

For cloth bags get a Samsonite when there's a decent sale going on, unless you're in urgent need of a bag. It's like the baseline for quality at a value price, except they have started repositioning themselves as upscale over the last 4-5 years. Cheaper bags IME cut corners with the stitching or the hardware.

I have a laptop backpack from them since 2013 and I still use it regularly. I did manage to tear one of the straps in the cushion within a year of use (not sure exactly how it happened) but the store got it repaired (although it doesn't look as nice as when I bought it) and I have yet to cause any damage to it since then. Even the synthetic rubbery bits are not showing any signs of cracking or crumbling.
 

Zangetsu

I am the master of my Fate.
Anyone have a recommendation for a good Laptop bag (not backpacks), preferably leather bags. I have seen a few online from Hammonds Flycatcher, HiLEDER, Wildhorn etc but not sure on the quality, and reviews are pretty mixed.
Get it from Offline showrooms. Amazon has sometimes items worth ignoring. Genuine leather bags should basically starts from 5k in offline stores
 

true_lies

Ambassador of Buzz
I have started to see deformed text and icons on my laptop whenever a video is playing/paused on a browser or on VLC, as in pics attached. Problem disappears when I switch to different tab or window with the video still playing. Also the screen sometimes flickers when scrolling the browser page in which video is playing. This does not happen all the time and only after a few hours of use. Hardware acceleration in browser is turned on.
Laptop is Acer Nitro 5 (i5 11400H, 8gb RAM, 3050Ti 4gb)
*i.imgur.com/r4X8SW3.jpg
*i.imgur.com/17X6X2C.jpg
 

RumbaMon19

Feel Pain.
I have a asus vivobook laptop(M509DA to be exact). It has Ryzen 5 3500U processor. It comes with 4GB soldered ram and 4gb Stick for a total of 8gb ram. Now I am thinking of increasing ram on it.
So my question is if I remove the 4GB stick and add 8GB or 16GB ram stick, Will I lose dual channel benefit as it will become (4+16)(total 20Gb ram) Combination.

If I lose it, what will be the impact on performance? Will it have severe impact?

I want to use it for VMs and less ram is causing issue. I cant upgrade to a better laptop for next 1.5 years so will have to do with this.
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
I have a asus vivobook laptop(M509DA to be exact). It has Ryzen 5 3500U processor. It comes with 4GB soldered ram and 4gb Stick for a total of 8gb ram. Now I am thinking of increasing ram on it.
So my question is if I remove the 4GB stick and add 8GB or 16GB ram stick, Will I lose dual channel benefit as it will become (4+16)(total 20Gb ram) Combination.

If I lose it, what will be the impact on performance? Will it have severe impact?

I want to use it for VMs and less ram is causing issue. I cant upgrade to a better laptop for next 1.5 years so will have to do with this.
You will lose the dual ram benefit but the most impacted will be integrated ryzen graphics performance so if not gaming/encoding videos using integrated graphics hardware acceleration then it isn't an issue.
 

RumbaMon19

Feel Pain.
You will lose the dual ram benefit but the most impacted will be integrated ryzen graphics performance so if not gaming/encoding videos using integrated graphics hardware acceleration then it isn't an issue.

It wud be minimal use like only for playing video on chrome(when not using vm) or watching Movie in vlc. 0 Gaming or graphic intensive work is to be done.

Any estimate percentage for loss in performance??

It only has integrated gfx. So hope issues like video stuttering will not arise.
 
Last edited:

billamama

In the zone
Which one is better for Content Creation?
1. ASUS ROG Strix G15 Ryzen 7 Octa Core 6800H - (16 GB/1 TB SSD/Windows 11 Home/4 GB Graphics/NVIDIA GeForce RTX RTX 3050) G513RC-HN083W Gaming Laptop (15.6 Inch, Eclipse Gray, 2.10 Kg) Link
2. ASUS ROG Strix G15 Ryzen 9 Octa Core 5900HX - (16 GB/1 TB SSD/Windows 10 Home/6 GB Graphics/NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060) G513QM-HQ403TS Gaming Laptop (15.6 inch, Eclipse Gray, 2.30 kg, With MS Office)? Link
 
Which one is better for Content Creation?
1. ASUS ROG Strix G15 Ryzen 7 Octa Core 6800H - (16 GB/1 TB SSD/Windows 11 Home/4 GB Graphics/NVIDIA GeForce RTX RTX 3050) G513RC-HN083W Gaming Laptop (15.6 Inch, Eclipse Gray, 2.10 Kg) Link
2. ASUS ROG Strix G15 Ryzen 9 Octa Core 5900HX - (16 GB/1 TB SSD/Windows 10 Home/6 GB Graphics/NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060) G513QM-HQ403TS Gaming Laptop (15.6 inch, Eclipse Gray, 2.30 kg, With MS Office)? Link
R9 5900HX is barely 10% faster than R7 5800H, also depends on chassis where it is used. With 1 lakh budget, I'll pick HP Omen with R7 5800H + 3060 for content creation for 110k or so. Some apps like Davinci resolve & Premier pro are dependent on GPU as well, so a 3060 vs 3050 is a bigger gap than R7 5800H vs R9 5900HX vs R7 6800H (don't get me wrong, CPU is still pulling the majority of the weight).

Maybe, just maybe, an i7 12700H + 3050 with a good cooling system might outperform Ryzen for content creation, but no data to back it up. So R7 5800H + 3060 is a very safe choice. Not many R7 6800H reviews out there, but generally expect like 10% uplift over 5800H.

Also, the expensive G15 has a good QHD panel, but cheaper one has a 45% NTSC coverage 1080p panel, bad for content creation. You need at least 72% NTSC panel, which is present on Omen:
HP OMEN 15 Ryzen 7 Octa Core 5800H - (16 GB/1 TB SSD/Windows 10 Home/6 GB Graphics/NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060/144 Hz) 15-en1036AX Gaming Laptop Rs.124505 Price in India - Buy HP OMEN 15 Ryzen 7 Octa Core 5800H - (16 GB/1 TB SSD/Windows 10 Home/6 GB Graphics/NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060/144 Hz) 15-en1036AX Gaming Laptop Mica Silver Online - HP : Flipkart.com
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
It wud be minimal use like only for playing video on chrome(when not using vm) or watching Movie in vlc. 0 Gaming or graphic intensive work is to be done.

Any estimate percentage for loss in performance??

It only has integrated gfx. So hope issues like video stuttering will not arise.
I think it is around 20-30% performance loss strictly in gaming.
@omega44-xt
 

topgear

Super Moderator
Staff member
I have a asus vivobook laptop(M509DA to be exact). It has Ryzen 5 3500U processor. It comes with 4GB soldered ram and 4gb Stick for a total of 8gb ram. Now I am thinking of increasing ram on it.
So my question is if I remove the 4GB stick and add 8GB or 16GB ram stick, Will I lose dual channel benefit as it will become (4+16)(total 20Gb ram) Combination.

If I lose it, what will be the impact on performance? Will it have severe impact?

I want to use it for VMs and less ram is causing issue. I cant upgrade to a better laptop for next 1.5 years so will have to do with this.

In intel it's called flex mem if my memory serves me right. Your 4+4G will run in dual channel but the rest of the 4/12G ( the remaining part ) will run in single channel. What does AMD call this I don't know but AMD do have this ie support for hybrid dual channel.

Game performance will hit but since you are not into gaming it does not matter so getting more ram may be beneficial for you if you are only into productivity software.
 
I have a asus vivobook laptop(M509DA to be exact). It has Ryzen 5 3500U processor. It comes with 4GB soldered ram and 4gb Stick for a total of 8gb ram. Now I am thinking of increasing ram on it.
So my question is if I remove the 4GB stick and add 8GB or 16GB ram stick, Will I lose dual channel benefit as it will become (4+16)(total 20Gb ram) Combination.

If I lose it, what will be the impact on performance? Will it have severe impact?

I want to use it for VMs and less ram is causing issue. I cant upgrade to a better laptop for next 1.5 years so will have to do with this.
For non-gaming tasks, it is not a concern to have like 12GB RAM or 24GB RAM.

Below one is just an extreme example:
Screenshot (123).png


12GB dont (1).png

Here 8GB & 16GB are in dual channel.
 

RumbaMon19

Feel Pain.
Considering only gaming performance is getting hit, I do not have any problem with that.

Basically I need memory for VMs. Additionally I use VScode and maybe Android studio in future . As per internet android studio does not require much graphics so I think I will be okay with it.

Thanks @omega44-xt @whitestar_999 @topgear for your help.
 

billamama

In the zone
R9 5900HX is barely 10% faster than R7 5800H, also depends on chassis where it is used. With 1 lakh budget, I'll pick HP Omen with R7 5800H + 3060 for content creation for 110k or so. Some apps like Davinci resolve & Premier pro are dependent on GPU as well, so a 3060 vs 3050 is a bigger gap than R7 5800H vs R9 5900HX vs R7 6800H (don't get me wrong, CPU is still pulling the majority of the weight).

Maybe, just maybe, an i7 12700H + 3050 with a good cooling system might outperform Ryzen for content creation, but no data to back it up. So R7 5800H + 3060 is a very safe choice. Not many R7 6800H reviews out there, but generally expect like 10% uplift over 5800H.

Also, the expensive G15 has a good QHD panel, but cheaper one has a 45% NTSC coverage 1080p panel, bad for content creation. You need at least 72% NTSC panel, which is present on Omen:
HP OMEN 15 Ryzen 7 Octa Core 5800H - (16 GB/1 TB SSD/Windows 10 Home/6 GB Graphics/NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060/144 Hz) 15-en1036AX Gaming Laptop Rs.124505 Price in India - Buy HP OMEN 15 Ryzen 7 Octa Core 5800H - (16 GB/1 TB SSD/Windows 10 Home/6 GB Graphics/NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060/144 Hz) 15-en1036AX Gaming Laptop Mica Silver Online - HP : Flipkart.com
What about this one? ASUS ASUS TUF Gaming F15 Core i9 11th Gen Link
 
Top Bottom