Gaming Laptop Guide - Pascal Edition

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by Galm, Oct 10, 2016.

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  1. Galm

    Galm "Stand By, We're Analyzing The Situation!"

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    Aw that's sucks haha. HID is great though, if you can meet Donald, Ted, or Zoltan I'd be pretty jealous.

    They sell everything so you can try out a Gigabyte perhaps and see if maybe you like it despite the temp risks. It's possible a repaste from them could help make temps low enough to avoid throttling, though I wouldn't be confident.
     
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    LoveGamers Notebook Enthusiast

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    How are the screen on the Clevo's?

    • 15.6" Full HD (1920x1080) LG IPS FHD LED Antiglare Matte Type Display w/ NVIDIA G-Sync Technology
    • 15.6" 120Hz - 5ms Full HD (1920x1080) TN Antiglare Matte Type Display - with nVIDIA® G-SYNC™ Technology +$100.00
    • 15.6" 4K QFHD (3840x2160) Samsung PLS LED Backlit Antiglare Matte Type Display w/ NVIDIA G-Sync Technology +$100.00
    I'd be coming from a 15' MBPr so my standards are kind of high
     
  3. Galm

    Galm "Stand By, We're Analyzing The Situation!"

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    1080p ones are not going to impress you. The 120Hz one is a great display for gaming, but if your interested in colors the 4K option is good, and Eurocom's Sharp 4K options are even better. The Sharp IGZO 2160p display is gorgeous. It's on the Eurocom Sky MX5 R2 which is the P650RS. Try and buy your own ram and storage though, Eurocoms pricing is fair for almost everything and then basically just ripping you off for the ram and storage with 100% mark ups so idk what the deal is with that.
     
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    Greel Notebook Evangelist

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    will alienware changed my plans on me, they wont sell me a gtx 1080 without the QHD scree, so now i have to decide between the 4k AW 17 with a 1070 or the GT73 4k with a 1080

    the 1080 plays games so much better but the AW has much better build quality, looks nicer, and is a lot cheaper. lighter for carrying it to work too

    so conflicted.
     
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    jsjazz Notebook Enthusiast

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    Still prevaricating here. I see a PC Specialist Octane III with i7 6700 and 1080 at £2100 (almost £300 off the original price). Part of me wants a 4k screen to go with the 1080 although I understand that on a 17" screen you wont really notice a difference between 4K and FHD. But then again I think the 1080 might be wasted on a FHD screen and I should just get a 1070.
    Anyone want to persuade me that the 1080 is the better idea and why? (presumably a 1070 will run AAA titles at ultra resolution on a FHD screen just as well?)
     
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    Review Brothers Newbie

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    Thank you! This helped me a lot! I think I will get the 7559 Inspiron from Dell :p
     
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    Allen119966 Notebook Guru

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    any gaming laptop is under 1000 on black friday?
    thanks
     
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    343iChurch Notebook Enthusiast

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    CyberPowerPC Tracer Special 15". The 965m is the best GPU in its class for the price range. Certainly not VR-ready, but it fully supports DX12 and is exceptional bang for buck at its price.

    http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Black_Friday_Tracer_15_Special
     
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    Galm "Stand By, We're Analyzing The Situation!"

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    See but what is this? No one knows what the heck it is.
     
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    343iChurch Notebook Enthusiast

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    If you wanted a more "mainstream" brand you could go with the HP Omen + 965m. I've been able to check out this CyberPower Tracer laptop in person, and it's a decent little machine. I just bought one for my brother actually, based on the price etc.

    The Tracer is CyberPower's custom laptop platform -- they also sell laptops on the MSI and Clevo chassises. They tend to be a reputable and well-reviewed brand, so sure it's a slight gamble but if it ends up being a lemon I'll just ask for my money back. Spec-wise, price just can't be beat.
     
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