2021 Laptop Mania

Because it has become nearly impossible to finish the 2021 Custom PC Visual WorkStation because of the 2020-21 GPU/CPU shortage the next best option was to get a gaming and content creation configured similarly to a desktop.

The laptops that are currently available (if one is lucky enough to get one) that fit this criterion are that this author purchased:

  1. ASUS – ROG Zephyrus 15.6″ QHD  – AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS – 16GB DDR4 3200 RAM (2x 8GB*)  – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB – 1TB NVME – Eclipse Grey – Model: GA503QR-211.ZG15 – Best Buy link.
  2. ASUS – ROG Zephyrus 14″ QHD  – AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS – 16GB DDR4 3200 RAM – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB – 1TB NVME – Moonlight White – Model: GA401QM-211.ZG14 – Best Buy link
  3. ASUS – ROG Strix G15 15.6″ FDH  – AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS – 16GBDDR4 3200 RAM – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 *GB – 1TB NVME  – Original Black -Model: G513QR-ES96 – NewEgg link

Bonus. Because this author is a long time Apple user  and also purchased a refurbished MacBook Pro 13′ – Apple M1 Chip with 8‑Core CPU and 8‑Core GPU – 16 GB RAM – 256GB NVME –  Space Gray – Apple link 

Three brand new laptops ready to be configured, tested and put into use.

More reading on the Graphics Card Shortage:

The great graphics card shortage of 2020 (and 2021)
All the ways the world is trying to deal with the graphics card shortage and why they won’t work.
Nvidia and AMD address the great GPU shortage.

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