Considering the NP8454

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  1. Kekldah

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    My MSI GT72 circa 2015 finally bit the dust (or more accurately, died on the operating table during a battery transplant) so I'm in the market for a new gaming laptop.

    Leaning heavily towards the NP8454. A gorgeous, high nits display is very important to me (My other laptop is a Huawei matebook x pro that has the best display I've ever seen bar none but with a MX150 its not exactly one for gaming). I dont really play first person shooters so a 144hz/240hz refresh rate isn't that important. Not worried about the battery life impacts of a OLED as for gaming I've always had to keep the laptop plugged in.

    Talk me into it or talk me out of it. Curious as to pros/cons from other owners or comments to talk me into other Sager models. I want 15", not going 17 this time around. 2070 or 2080, ok with MaxQ but not as concerned about it being super slim so fine with the regular mobile version. I know I'll probably have to drop it down to 1440 or even 1080p to play many games at high settings - that's not a deal breaker for me on a OLED.
     
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    Per your description this sounds like a good fit for you. Depending on the game, you might not even have to scale down resolution in 4K, at least for older titles. You're shaving off nearly 2lb from your old GT and this model should have a "full" 2070 (though even the Max Q 2070 should outperform anything that came in a 2015 GT handily). Honestly other than that I'm a 1920x1080 high refresh person rather than a bright 4K person, I don't really dislike anything about it.
     
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    High refresh rates make the desktop feel nicer for me, let alone the slower titles. A bit like the 120hz panels on phones it just feels snapper.
     
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    If I go with a 144Hz, it would probably be the NP8967. Anyone know how the two compare brightness wise?

    For its era, my MSI was a beast but to say the display visual quality sucked would be a gross understatement. Very washed out and dim, especially compared to modern laptops. That's why I'm a bit paranoid about getting the right display for me on this purchase.
     
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    The 8454's 4K panel should be over 400 nits, the 8967 closer to 250.
     
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    I replaced that era of panels usually :) the 95% gamut auo panel overclocked to 100hz did very well.
     
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