Thanks, they have a good selection there.
I'm thinking 1060 might be enough for my needs as I'm happy with 60 fps, don't really need to go 120 to 144. On the other hand, RTX 2060 laptops are not far off at newegg, perhaps more future proof. Although when I look at this: https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-RTX-2060-6GB-vs-Nvidia-GTX-1070/4034vs3609
they seem pretty similar and the higher ram of the 1070 is probably better?
The difference between 1060 and 1070 is far greater than 2060 vs 1070. 2070 is kinda expensive! It all adds up quick with our sales tax added.
Perhaps a simple 1060 locked to 60fps (heck I'm happy with locked 30fps) is enough to last a while. It's a difference of 2 or 3 grand after tax!
For good 1080p gaming in demanding titles, you'll want at least a GTX 1060 Max-Q (a regular 1060 would be better), ideally paired with an i7-8 series CPU, 16GB of RAM, and some SSD storage. Just look for the best reviewed one for your budget around those specs.
Pretty much this. You could probably get away with 12GB RAM if that was an option, and I would suggest getting the 6GB 1060 version.
Extra ram never hurts, although I have 16 now and it rarely gets over 25% used.
As for games I'm interested in, Elite Dangerous, Forza Horizon series, Civilization, Planet coaster, American truck simulator.
And any other xbox games, saving cad 600 on an xbox one x to add to a gaming laptop seems a good idea. At least if the 1060 is capable enough to handle xbox games at 1080p.