Recommendations for GPU Laptops

We have historically used fast basecalling on laptops for small scale ONT work, but ultimately would like to use high accuracy basecalling (HAC) going forward. We have therefore moved to HAC (gridion) for our production data.

For MinION sequencing, can people recommend laptops with adequate GPU to keep up with HAC basecalling? The ideal system would be free of issues with BIOS or drivers that occasionally pop up with new Dell “business class” machines.

Specifically – what are recommended GPU specs to keep up. Quadro RTX and GeForce GTX come in multiple variants and price points.

We’ve been fairly happy with the Dell XPS15 range which have 1050/1650 chips, although I am not sure they can quite keep up with HAC basecalling when run at full pelt these days.