When looking for GPUs on a laptop you need to look at the power it can draw as there is laptops with like 80W, 100W, 130W... the more the better so don't forget to check that
CS is a CPU heavy game but idk much about laptop CPUs so you're gonna have to research that yourself. Also make sure the cooling is great because it's gonna get hot
Why not go for a proper set up, why half ass with a laptop? Are you travelling a lot?
Get a m2 pro, windows laptops usually would die in couple of years of gaming or one of those amd ryzen chips. Intel cpu are minefield in laptops. I still regret it
I have a laptop with core i7 8750h and 1050ti and it runs cs2 relatively smooth
I was surprised
Laptop is not good bro, staring at 17 inch screen max you wont even see enemies
i have a 2020 hp omen rtx 3060 and it's fine for fps gaming. you get used to the small screen easily.
My 2year old laptop runs CS2 on average of 150fps, but it is I7 processor and mobile version of RTX 3080.
At home I connect it to external monitor. However, the problem is an incredibly loud noise due to working fans. It was great for CSGO, but I'm not happy with results as I'm currently tethered to home and 2k+ EUR I've paid for it back then would have produced average of 300fps if I spent it on desktop.
I have Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A, it's playeble but if there is a lot of smokers and a lot going on it can start lagging a bit. I always have a monitor connected tho, I cant imagine plying without one.
about 200 in dm if you tweak everything like mux switch on dgpu, cpu undervolt etc. but keep in mind the game optimization is dogshit and it won't fully utilize your components
I have a predator helious 500 which is now my wifes, I used it for CSGO and she uses it for CS2 no problem
get an asus f15. i got one just to play cs2 and its amazing
I got a Lenovo legion with 3070 and a ryzen 7 - bought it specifically for CS2 as I travel a lot. Works great - just make sure display is good enough to a decent monitorless cs experience
I play on a Acer Nitro 5 i7 12700H - 3050ti - 16 gb Ram
Happy with it
Got Legion 5 with i5 12500H and rtx3060 a yeat ago, I am content. I never pay too much attention to fps as it is not a problem
i have a R5 5600H and a RTX 3050 4GB 60W laptop
i get 150-200 fps in cs go at 1080p low, and 100-150 -sometimes lower than 100- in cs 2 1080p low.
so, get a laptop that has a better cpu than R5 5600H. and since cs 2 will require a more powerful gpu than cs go does, dont go easy on gpu as well.
legion 5 pro, 3060, 5800h - 250fps. 17 inch 144 hz
tldr but if you have enough space buy a computer lol
How are you able to download and play CS on your work laptop? isn't that against the company policy
im still using old i7 6700HQ GTX 980M somehow runs cs2 at 100 fps avg
Get a AMD Ryzen laptop. They are as fast as Intel and have very good battery life.
Don't get Intel CPUs as battery life is pretty shit with Intel (hopefully it changes with Meteor Lake). AMD 7x4x HS series (not HX) have best of both.
1. ASUS TUF A15. Ryzen 9 7940HS + RTX 4050/4060. 90Wh battery.
Can easily last 8+hrs on battery in case you carry it outside. Powerful enough for CS2 and random games in general.
2. Lenovo Legion with the same specs.
Lenovo laptops have been amazing these past few years. They also use a new phase change thermal paste that lasts very long and is only worse than liquid metal in cooling.
3. Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14.5"
My personal favorite. Just came out. OLED screen, 7940HS + RTX 4060. Good and lightweght, no thermal throttling, full power CPU + GPU.
i5 13420h + rtx 3050 6gb
running cs2 pretty smooth.
ryzen 7535hs, rtx 4050 (80+25) 16gb ram. i have 200-275 fps on all low, i think it is low a little bit.
Also my game freeze when i use my mic, idk why
There is no point in buying RTX 30-series since they are around the same price as 40xx series. Unless of course it's different in your region, but in EU and the US for example 3060 and 3070 are not worth it at all. E.g. in Spain you can buy RTX 4070 laptop(with 12700H) for 1100-1200 EUR on sale(MSI Katana). Budget 4060 laptops, e.g., Gigabyte G5 or MSI Bravo go for 900 EUR. Of course anything of budget comes with shit display, the only exception is probably Acer Nitro 5 (they offer 165Hz FHD with somewhat decent colors and brightness, but shit zen 3+ cpu)
Considering drivers optimization, 40 series will get better, so I'd go for 4060. I'd look for Aorus 15 or 7 with RTX 4060 and 360Hz/240Hz FHD display. 15` version can be bought for under 1000 EUR, depending on the region. This is a mid-budget laptop of a premium model's line, pretty good with 12500h or 12700h and superior display(they also offer low-tier 144hz screen). Anything else of a low budget will have shitty 144hz FHD display with 50% SRGB and 250 nits + high response time.
i5 13500h + rtx 4050 6gb, 16 ram, had no issues so far with any game
Some of them have terribly slow response time screens despite being high refresh rate so look out for that in reviews, Jarrod's tech for example tests these things, good reviewer.
I have a 3 year lenovo legion with Ryzen 5 4600 and GTX 1650 with 16 GB Ram on Windows 11, got around 100-140 fps on 1080 low settings and 55-80 ish on 1080 very high. CSGO I got 250-340 plus fps on 1080p low for comp and 180-220 fps for death match.
Also, don't bother with high settings or anything like that because the laptop won't be able to pull enough fps while remaining fluid... And CS2 looks terrible on low settings... my recommendation is to build a desktop, but if you have to settle for a laptop, you'll probably have to settle with 100/150 fps at most with Windows stripped off and low/medium settings.