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VR Laptop Suggestions?

enigma01enigma01 Posts: 216
Nexus 6
So I am considering purchasing a VR capable laptop to use with my Quest and the new Quest Link when available. My gaming desktop PC is now nearly 4 years old and I like the portability of the Quest. I am thinking with a laptop the set up will still be fairly portable if I want to take the Quest and laptop over to friends and family. 

I am initially thinking of getting an Acer Predator Triton 500 with RTX 2070. But I’m sure I’ve read someone (and now can’t find it again!) that there is a certain spec set up of the Triton where the fans don’t idle to silent when not under load, which would bug me as I’d also use it for study/work etc. Has anyone heard of this? 

Any other suggestions please would be appreciated!

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  • JoeManji08JoeManji08 Posts: 139
    Art3mis
    I can't speak to the Quest with Link, but I recently bought the MSI GE63 Raider to go with the Rift S (Amazon link below if you want to check it out).  I am very happy with it and would highly recommend.  I don't have any issue with the fans -- they are quiet when I'm just browsing and ramp up as required.  It has very good cooling for a laptop.  I have it sitting on a desk without a cooling pad, and I don't have any issues with it getting hot even under heavy VR use.  

    Keep in mind with the Predator or any other thin design that the MaxQ 2070 is significantly underpowered compared to the standard laptop 2070.  If you can afford to have the computer about a cm thicker and a bit less battery life (you will probably be plugged into an outlet if you're gaming anyways), I recommend avoiding the MaxQ

    https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GE63-Raider-RGB-052-i7-8750H/dp/B07MH2GGCT
  • TomCgcmfcTomCgcmfc Posts: 1,356
    Project 2501
    enigma01 said:
    So I am considering purchasing a VR capable laptop to use with my Quest and the new Quest Link when available. My gaming desktop PC is now nearly 4 years old and I like the portability of the Quest. I am thinking with a laptop the set up will still be fairly portable if I want to take the Quest and laptop over to friends and family. 

    I am initially thinking of getting an Acer Predator Triton 500 with RTX 2070. But I’m sure I’ve read someone (and now can’t find it again!) that there is a certain spec set up of the Triton where the fans don’t idle to silent when not under load, which would bug me as I’d also use it for study/work etc. Has anyone heard of this? 

    Any other suggestions please would be appreciated!
    I would wait until the Quest link actually comes out (next month?) and see how it works and which pc specs work best.  Right now, no one can answer this yet imho.

    Custom built gaming desktop; i9 9900k (water cooled) oc to 5ghz, gtx 1080 ti (from my old AGA), 32 gb 3000hz ram, 1 tb ssd, 4 tb hdd.  Asus  ROG Maximus xi hero wifi mb, StarTech 4 port/4 controller sata powered usb3.0 pcie card, Asus VG248QE 1080p 144hz gaming monitor, Oculus Rift cv1 w/2x sensors.  Preordered Vive Cosmos.

  • JoeManji08JoeManji08 Posts: 139
    Art3mis
    Despite my recommendation, I do agree with @TomCgcmfc.  Link may have completely different performance with the GPU options out there.  All I can say is that it works great for Rift S. (plus the feedback about fans/cooling)
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