Laptop for zwift

Hi,

I’m looking for a laptop only to be used primarily for zwift, nothing else really. Doesn’t have to be a crazy gaming machine. Will this one be ok or should I look for 8gb ram?

Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop, 15.6 inches Full HD IPS Display, AMD Ryzen 3 3200U, Vega 3 Graphics, 4GB DDR4, 128GB SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10 in S Mode, A515-43-R19L https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RF1XD36/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_i_-Xy2DbMDY9F26

Zwift is graphics intensive, so look for something with a good gpu.

If it is only for zwift then a used desktop might be better and cheaper.

I was in the same situation when I started Zwift, as I was tiring of taking my laptop to the basement and connecting it to the TV (which was already there because I used to watch cyclocross while on the trainer). My solution was to get an Apple TV 4K. It’s worked out very well, as I can also use the Amazon Prime Video and NBC Sports Gold apps (and plenty of other stuff) on the same TV. The ATV graphics (for Zwift) aren’t as great as some of the computers, but they are good enough for me, and the price point is hard to beat.

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I would suggest something with Nvidia graphics. This is the best Black Friday deal around Lenovo Ideapad L340 Here’s a bunch of others https://blog.zwiftalizer.com/post/gaming-laptops-2019/ or AppleTV 4K if you already have a TV you could use.

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Thank you, these links are very helpful!

Here’s another bargain, AMD Ryzen 5 CPU with Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics, 8GB RAM and 256 GB SSD for $511
https://www.amazon.com/HP-Gaming-15-EC0013DX-NVIDIA-1050-8GB/dp/B08121CLYZ&tag=zwiftalizer-20

I’m using an old iMac ( c 2009) gpu isn’t unto hi-res graphics, but even at the lower definition and frame rate , the graphics are good enough for training :wink:

Thanks Mike, ordered the Lenovo! :slightly_smiling_face:

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