Gaming laptop/DTR for the next few years

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by atquantrandash93, May 3, 2021.

  1. atquantrandash93

    atquantrandash93 Notebook Consultant

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    Additional info:
    I'm not really savvy with tech. I upgraded a SATA SSD drive on my laptop to be the boot drove once, but that's it.

    Currently, I'm considering these:

    Top cheap contender: Asus Strix G17 3070
    Top expensive contender: X170KM-G 3070, MSI GE76 Raider

    Anything in-between: Asus Strix SCAR G17 3070 QHD, MSI GE66 Raider

    General Questions

    1) What is your budget?
    Up to $4,000, although the lower the better

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    d. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen
    e. Desktop Replacement; 17"+ screen

    3) Which country will you buying this notebook?
    USA

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Like: Asus, considering MSI, Dell, and Alienware
    b. Dislike: Apple

    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?
    No

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Gaming, animation

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?
    Mostly stationary

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?)
    Yes, Assassin's Creed series before Origins, Total War series, Battlefield V, I, COD series

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    1, or 2 is fine, doesn't really amtter

    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?
    I don't need to see it in person

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc.
    Windows 10 Home, or Pro

    Screen Specifics

    12) What screen resolution(s) would you prefer? (See further below for explanations.) FHD (1080p), QHD (1440p) (as long as there's no scaling issues), 144+ Hz, low response time

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (See further below for explanations.)
    Doesn't matter

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    Look simple, not flamboyant

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you need?
    1TB PCIe for now

    Timing, Warranty and Longevity

    16) When are you buying this laptop?
    Not in a hurry

    17) How long do you expect to use this laptop?
    At least 5 years

    18) How long could you afford to do without your laptop if it were to fail?
    In no rush, so when it's fixed, it's fixed.

    19) Would you be willing to pay significantly extra for on-site warranty, or would it be acceptable to you to have to ship the laptop to the vendor for repair with perhaps a week or more outage?
    Outage is fine, I'll ship it.

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  2. JRE84

    JRE84 Notebook Virtuoso

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    MSI GE76 Raider


    great laptop not much else to say
     
  3. Papusan

    Papusan Jokebook's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on Filthy

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    There is only one DTR - X170KM
     
  4. ArazelEternal

    ArazelEternal Notebook Guru

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    Those look like pretty intense systems. Too bad they don't have any US focused models. Though, I would think getting an adapter for the plug, or getting cords with US plugs on them would make that trivial as it looks like the side of the PSU that goes to the wall is interchangeable.
     
  5. atquantrandash93

    atquantrandash93 Notebook Consultant

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    @JRE84: it is an appealing option. I'm comparing its price with that of the X170KM. Since the latter can take 560W, it can utilize more power, hence perform better, while there is the option to use only 280W when traveling calls. On the other hand, the MSI can only use 280W, thus somewhat limits it's potential. The Asus G17 would likely be the weakest of the group, but the price tag appeals.

    @Papusan: yeah, I know. At the same time, if I don't want to pay too much if I don't have to, which is why I'm waiting.

    @ArazelEternal: I believe resellers such as LPC-Digital, HID, or most recently zTech offers a case for both the 280W power supply units. About the plug, a wall travel plug may solve the problem, if that's what you're referring to.

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  6. runix18

    runix18 Notebook Consultant

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    If I were you I would wait for Ader Lake Clevo DTR, Socket 1700 will be with us for at least few years to come = more upgrade possibilities.

    X170KM socket 1200 is dead, the other one is a BGA so it does not matter.

    ;)Who knows maybe Clevo will adopt the next desktop AMD as well for their DTR.

    And if Clevo does not put out a decent DTR until next year you could at least anytime buy the KM cheaper.
     
  7. atquantrandash93

    atquantrandash93 Notebook Consultant

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    True!

    Update: I bought the Lenovo Legion 5 pro with the 3070. No complaints so far. I understand it's not a DTR, but for the needs and wants, it serves me well. Thank you all for your inputs!

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