Debating between these 3 mid Tier laptops

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  1. Faraz khurshid

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    Acer Aspire 7 at $1136 after tax.
    I7-8750
    Gtx 1060 6gb
    16gb ram 2400 (2x8)
    1tb hdd
    256 ssd
    Fingerprint
    4 connection ports
    17.3 inches 60hz HD IPS screen

    Acer helios 300 predator at $1278 after tax
    I7-8750
    Gtx 1060 6gb
    16gb ram 2400 (2x8)
    2Tb hdd
    256 ssd
    4 connection ports
    15.6 inches 144hz HD IPS screen


    Asus Tuf Fx504 at $1238 after tax (not much difference from helios 300)
    I7-8750
    Gtx 1060
    16gb ram 2600 (1x16)
    1tb hdd
    256 ssd
    3 connection ports
    15.3 anti glare HD 120hz screen

    The aspire 7 is about $140 cheaper than the helios 300 which offers 144hz as opposed to 60hz and has 2tb of space as opposed to 1tb. Is this price differential sufficient just for a difference in these two things? Mainly the Hertz.
    The tuf fx504 is about $100 more and offers everything the same as the aspire 7 but 1 less connection port and no fingerprint. However it offers 120hz instead of 60hz. Any insight is useful!

    1) What is your budget?
    $1200-1300

    2) What size notebook would you perfer?
    15-17in
    3) Which country will you buying this notebook?
    USA

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    Any reliable one
    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?
    If the price and condition is right then yes. Like new to new.

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Mostly gaming and everyday use.

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?
    Both but mostly home.

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?)
    Yes from fortnite to pubg to witchers to elder scrolls.

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    Few hours max at best per session. I always use it at home so charging wont be an issue.

    10) Would you prefer to see the notebooks you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK?
    Online is fine

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc.
    Windows

    Screen Specifics

    12) What screen resolution(s) would you prefer? (See further below for explanations.)
    1080p

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (See further below for explanations.)
    Not a must.

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    Performance and reliability over style. **However I am looking for the best option with a 120hz/144hz screen. The laptops list are so similar that it's hard to distinguish if it's worth the price just for a screen upgrade. **

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you need?
    Hard drives are pretty cheap so not an issue. Wont be any more than 300gb I assume.

    Timing, Warranty and Longevity

    16) When are you buying this laptop?
    Asap

    17) How long do you expect to use this laptop?
    Few years
     
  2. shengna

    shengna Notebook Consultant

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    Go for the second one.
     
  3. Faraz khurshid

    Faraz khurshid Newbie

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    Leaning towards that one.
     
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