Don't Buy a NEW Gaming Laptop Yet!

Every year new gaming laptops come out promising to be so much better but really your 2-3 year old gaming laptop is still REALLY good. In this video I compare a 2 year old gaming laptop against a brand new gaming laptop packed with a RTX 3080. How much better are 2021 Gaming laptops compared to 2018 & 2019?

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42 Comments

  1. Bob Corn on May 19, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Well uh. Surprise. Intel has been slacking. Duhh.

  2. Hz Miko on May 19, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    i have a 1060 desktop pc and im gonna go other country for work i need a good gaming laptop but… heat, performance bla bla i cant select one :/

  3. ReMGL on May 19, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    "Your 2-3 year old laptop is still very good"
    My 2007 Toshiba with 256mb memory and no graphics card: "my time has come"

  4. Plant Trees on May 19, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    I feel like I will get my money’s worth as my only computer is a hand me down hand Mac from 2013 that I can’t even upgrade the OS on anymore lol. I want something new with a CPU that doesn’t crap out on Ableton.

  5. Angkol Jade TV on May 19, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Hey Matt will you help me to decide if I’ll go with gigabyte g5 i7 rtx 3060 or helios 300 i7 rtx3060 for video editing?

  6. boine Castillo on May 19, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    I just want to but a gaming laptop for making beats tho due to the power .which gaming laptop world u recommend fire music?

  7. Tonceitoys on May 19, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    I’m upgrading from… nothing really. I have not have a laptop for editing ever. Only laptop I ”have” is the one my family shares which is from 2014-2015 I think.

  8. MetalMotoGamer on May 19, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    Amd cpus are finally starting to come out with nvidia combos and killing the intels with both efficiencies and heat!!!

  9. Lost Light Insider on May 19, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    "It’s mostly to do with your desire to have something new"
    I think my laptop’s LCD leaking is what created that desire

  10. Latest Updates In Hindi on May 19, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    My old laptop is STILL (still in capital letters) good. Old laptop specs :- 2080ti, 32gb ram, 144hz refreshing rate nice my boi

  11. vifgull on May 19, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    Yes we the people want this kind of films. Please more. Thank you lad.

  12. ruqi zhang on May 19, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    Me, with my GTX 980 laptop:
    OK

  13. Adrien Broner on May 19, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    Asus TUF A15 or Asus ROG Strix?

  14. a3ng25 on May 19, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    ok this one earned my sub

  15. Otto von Chesterfield, Esquire on May 19, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    Usually really inciteful videos but everybody knows that going up 1 generation isn’t a great upgrade.

  16. OmegaJax on May 19, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    my current laptop is a 7 year old asus rog with a 980m. i think upgrading is beat for me

  17. Mehmet Sıddık Başaran on May 19, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    Good deduction dude

  18. Berlyn Galinato on May 19, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    The only reason why I was thinking to get a new g.laptop is because of the skyrocket price of the gpu.

  19. Abdulla Kam on May 19, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    Which is better acer nitro 5 or lenovo legion 5 ?

  20. Starrider on May 19, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    My 6 year old Acer Aspire is diying. Not sure if I’m better off taking an MSI GS75, or invest in bigger numbers

  21. Tom Murphy on May 19, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Great video. So true, a few year old laptop is still fine. My 2018 Blade 15 with 1070 was still amazing at most games and productivity.
    I did upgrade to a Razer Blade Pro 17 with 2070 and it is better but not 50% better. Will wait for 13th gen Intel and RTX 4 series till the next one.

  22. Noah Earl on May 19, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Older laptop help

  23. Matthew Moniz on May 19, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Hope this helps for those that are thinking about upgrading! Also, my last video was about Amazing Windows Ultrabooks vs MacBook Pro 13 (M1) Buying Guide. Here it is in cased you missed it – https://youtu.be/5Cno6pw65qI

  24. Shaihan on May 19, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    2:13 *Geometry Dash players be like*

  25. Guardian Fox on May 19, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    -looks at my laptop with a 6th gen i5 and 1050, with a broken hinge on one side of the screens- Really youtube, you send me the recommendation not to upgrade?

  26. Zachary Butler on May 19, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    Coming from a 1060 max-q laptop I think it might be time to upgrade

  27. Ishnu on May 19, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    Thank you for this

  28. Silence Wench on May 19, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    The problem is, laptop stores where I live is literally empty rn

  29. Kemal Kayali on May 19, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    perfect explanation thanks

  30. ShadowAussie N7 on May 19, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    I have an GL503Ge Labtop I bought in 2018 with 1050 ti Max Q, i7 8th,1 hybrid HDD and a 128GB SSD, 16 GB Ram well worth it has a Compartment to upgrade Ram & and the SSD + HDD. However I don’t think it’s benifits me because of my gaming and streaming. It’s to slow that I can’t even play Val Halla or cyberpunk the graphic Cs card runs on 4GB and the Intel CPU too slow to play low res on shadow of war. But still a good computer for the long run maybe I will buy a razer enclosure with 3060ti

  31. ToxicToast on May 19, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    My old laptop dont even have a battery my guy

  32. DSP Blacker on May 19, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    *I have an Acer E15 Potato*

    Which laptop is good Asus G14 4900hs rtx 2060 , MSI Gp66 10750 3060, ROG 5800hs rtx3060?

  33. PuddingKing on May 19, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    this video is very interesting, but i dont have a laptop at all so… yea xD

  34. PAGO on May 19, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    you look like negan

  35. Kim Ruedas on May 19, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    "Your old laptop is fine", uses a 2080 Max-Q
    Me: having a struggling 1060 3GB thinking of a 2070 as a huge upradge

  36. Clint Richardson on May 19, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    seems I need an MBA in GPU to pick a laptop.
    I want to stay in the $1000 range. Who is offering the most bang for the buck and who and what to avoid?

  37. NakedToast on May 19, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    Im actually switching from gaming desktop to gaming laptop HA… no regrets

  38. Red Ribbon on May 19, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    I’m getting an Asus G15 for computer programming and video editing

  39. Florian Huerlimann on May 19, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    Is lenovo legion 5 good?

  40. Stevieoggy92 on May 19, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Just got a MSI GP66 with a 3070 and a 10750H i7. Upgrading from a 10 year old i7 2800k and a GTX 980 😀 So worth the upgrade for me.

  41. Catherine B on May 19, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    Look I’m a old woman who appreciate plain english all I want to do is play Sims 4 and have good tech support from the computer company.I have a Frankenstein HP the service dog bit the screen trying to retrieve long story.. now its hooked to a monitor I just want to know what’s a good cheap overall laptop…thanks to anyone who can help

  42. דוד . המלך1 on May 19, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    well I’m going from a i5 8250U with a gpu called "mx110", 8gb ram, 250gb ssd and a 10 years old xbox 360 to 5800h rtx 3060 16gb ram and 1tb ssd
    also the new laptop has FHD, 144hz and a great keyboard so I think I’ll just buy the new laptop

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