[SOLVED] Best affordable laptop for streaming?

misor

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[SOLVED] Best affordable laptop for streaming?
usage: health sector continuing education and live streaming; minimal to no gaming
( I live in the Philippines. this is for a family member who is a U.S. citizen )

edit: found this intel 8th gen laptop with better price point, 1099$ amazon
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CTHLX8C/?tag=httpwwwtechsp-20
Intel Core i7-8750H 6-Core Processor (Up to 4.1GHz)
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 VRAM
15.6" Full HD IPS display (144Hz Refresh Rate, 300nit Brightness & 72% NTSC )
16GB DDR4 2666MHz DRAM Memory
256GB PCIe NVMe SSD | Extra empty accessible slot for 2.5 inch hard drive or SSD
Gigabit Wi-Fi |Backlit Keyboard
USB 3.1 (Type C)
Dual All-Metal AeroBlade 3D Fan Cooling
Metal Chassis
Up to 7-hours of battery life

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I am looking at these laptops, alternatives are welcome:
1. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAEYJ7PT8011 $1,199.00
Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop, 15.6" Full HD IPS, Intel i7-7700HQ CPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, GeForce GTX 1060-6GB, VR Ready, Red Backlit KB, Metal Chassis, Windows 10 64-bit, G3-571-77QK

2. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834325047 $1,129.00
  • 8th Gen. Intel® Core™ i5 processor
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 15.6 Inch Full HD IPS Screen
  • 72Wh Lithium Battery (up to 16.5 hours)
  • 8GB RAM & 256GB SSD
  • Weighs only 2.4 lbs

3. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834325044 $999.00
  • 8th Gen. Intel® Core™ i5 processor
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 13.3 Inch Full HD IPS Screen
  • 72Wh Lithium Battery (up to 22.5 hours)
  • 8GB RAM & 256GB SSD
  • Weighs only 2.1 lbs
 
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MaikuTech

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Get your family member the acer laptop, better build, more options, MUCH better cpu clock speed.
Although I do like some LG products, however those 2 laptops fail for what this person may need it to do.
Core I5 8th generation clock speed at 1.6ghz for streaming and yes attempted gaming too ?
Nope windows 10 is pretty chunky at its current os build 1803 and will chew through a weak computer setup.
 

misor

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Upon further research, I found this at amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CTHLX8C/?tag=httpwwwtechsp-20
Intel Core i7-8750H 6-Core Processor (Up to 4.1GHz)
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 VRAM
15.6" Full HD IPS display (144Hz Refresh Rate, 300nit Brightness & 72% NTSC )
16GB DDR4 2666MHz DRAM Memory
256GB PCIe NVMe SSD | Extra empty accessible slot for 2.5 inch hard drive or SSD
Gigabit Wi-Fi |Backlit Keyboard
USB 3.1 (Type C)
Dual All-Metal AeroBlade 3D Fan Cooling
Metal Chassis
Up to 7-hours of battery life

I already suggested this 1099$ model to my family member. thanks for the tip.
 

MaikuTech

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Alright I hope the laptop works out, least you shaved off 250.00 bucks until amazon hits you with taxes.