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Looking for a laptop with 8/16GB RAM for work and light gaming

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  • Oct 3rd, 2018 4:42 pm
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Aug 29, 2018
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Looking for a laptop with 8/16GB RAM for work and light gaming

I'm looking for a laptop that's good for work (I use mainly Excel and Word, with little graphic work) and occasionally for games such as FIFA and NBA 2K. My budget is around $1000-1600. There doesn't seem to be a lot of deals on the forum that fit this description, so I'm posting this both to request deals as well as to get some advice from the more tech-savvy users.

I have made a shortlist of sorts after browsing through a few sites:

ASUS ROG GL753 (16GB, i7) is available for $1550 on Bestbuy
(https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/as ... 73746.aspx?)
An 8GB and i5 version is available for $1100 (https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/as ... 16747.aspx?)

ACER Nitro 5 (16GB, i7) is available for $1299 on Amazon
(https://www.amazon.ca/Acer-AN515-51-76Y ... re+Nitro+5)

MSI GL73 (8GB, i7) is available for $1200 on BestBuy
(https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/ms ... 47049.aspx?)
Amazon has the 16GB version of the GL73 at $1300, but it will take 1-2 months to ship and I can't afford to wait that long (https://www.amazon.ca/MSI-GL73-8RC-049C ... dpSrc=srch)

ASUS Vivobook Pro (i7, 8GB+16GB Optane RAM - does that mean I get 24GB of total RAM?) is available on Amazon for $1442 (https://www.amazon.ca/Asus-VivoBook-i7- ... B+VIVOBOOK)

ASUS Zenbook (i7, 8GB) is available for $1050 on Amazon (https://www.amazon.ca/Asus-ZenBook-UX43 ... dpSrc=srch)
The 16GB version of the Zenbook is available for $1338 on Amazon (https://www.amazon.ca/UX430UA-DH74-Ultr ... 7326866011)


My search was ASUS-heavy since I've had very good experiences with their laptops, but I'm open to all sorts of brands. Any sort of advice/suggestion will be very much welcome. Thanks in advance.
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