I was looking at the Thinkpad p50, which is an excellent workstation by lenovo, but the price is point is huge. Bonus is the GPU that comes with the thing is excellent for CAD work which I do from time to time; and it's good enough to hold me over until I can afford the eGPU. Some of MSI's laptops fit well except most don't have thunderbolt 3 ports.
I was wondering what laptops with a really excellent CPU are on the market; I don't give a shit about the GPU that comes with it. It should also have at least 8 gigs of ram. Weight does not matter. I'd prefer to keep the screen size between 16.1" and 14.5". A nice display is a bonus. A thunderbolt 3 port is an absolute must or the eGPU will run like shit. My budget is ~$1,100. I can go a little over if need be if there's an excellent option. Cheaper is better, but I don't want to sacrifice quality for money as this will be my everyday driver. I've been shopping for like 7 hours stright as I just had a laptop die on me and need a replacement ASAP.
Even telling me what some solid laptop CPUs would be a big help. There's so many laptops on the market right now it's overwhelming as fuck through them all. Something to narrow down my searches beyond "Thunderbolt 3 port" would be a great help.
tl;dr: need a laptop with a gr8 cpu with a shit gpu and a thunderbolt 3 port. Budget ~$1,100
pls send help 'n god bless
Edited by PigHunter, 09 September 2016 - 07:55 AM.