So a big turn off is the intel dedicated graphics. I probably won’t buy this laptop if I can’t install say a mobile laptop GPU. And I’m not entirely sure if I can or not.
You can you a GPU over USB-C but the laptop itself only has space for a iGPU
Apart from a few specific out of production MXM boards. There’s no such thing as user replaceable mobile GPU’s.
Even those boards where only available to OEM’s.
As a consumer, your only choice is an external GPU enclosure.
Plenty of eGPU enclosures are available and will work great over the Thunderbolt ports. For egaming at 1080p resolution the 11th gen mobile intel graphics actually do a decent job.