Gaming Laptop Help!

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by arezwwe, Jul 15, 2014.

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  1. arezwwe

    arezwwe Notebook Enthusiast

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    General Questions

    1) What is your budget?
    Roughly $2500

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    15in - 17.3in

    3) Where will you buying this notebook? You can select the flag of your country as an indicator.

    Online most likely

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    Not really

    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?
    I'd consider, but prefer new.

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

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?
    I will travel with it often

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? If so, please state which games or types of games?
    Yes, very demanding ones.

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    3hrs or more

    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?
    this question is confusing but pictures will suffice

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows (Windows 7 / 8), Mac OS, Linux, etc.
    Windows 8

    Screen Specifics

    12) From the choices below, what screen resolution(s) would you prefer? Keep in mind screen size in conjunction with resolution will play a large role in overall viewing comfort level. Everyone is different. Some like really small text, while others like their text big and easy to read.
    1920x1080


    13) Do you want a Glossy/reflective screen or a Matte/non-glossy screen?
    Doesnt matter

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    No

    15) When are you buying this laptop?
    Between now and October

    16) How long do you want this laptop to last?
    4 years+

    Notebook Components

    17) How much hard drive space do you need? Do you want a SSD drive?
    I'd prefer 1TB HDD and 256MB+SSD

    18) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a DVD Burner, Blu-ray Reader or Blu-Ray Burner?
    Would like one, but not needed

    So far, I found this one, but not so sure about it.
    Aorus X7 Gaming Laptop - Newegg.com

    Could you guys recommend anything?
     
  2. Arcturus314

    Arcturus314 Notebook Guru

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    Any chance you could fill out the sticky? It would be pretty helpful. Anyway the Aorus is a very thin gaming notebook, so it will have a higher temperature on the CPU / GPU which may cause damage over time. Here are some more traditional (thicker) gaming notebooks:

    -Alienware 17. This laptop is a bit expensive for what you get but I have heard it has very good build quality
    -Asus ROG G750JZ: More powerful than the Alienware, this has a 880M but and more RAM but you can't upgrade the CPU or GPU.
    -Sager NP8278-S: This is a rebrand of a Clevo laptop. It is the has the most customization options and is best for the money but doesn't look all that nice.
    -Dell precision M6800: Technically not a gaming laptop, this workstation has many costomization options, the best build quality of any laptop on the list, 3 year default warranty, and a really long battery life (5+ hours). Stick with the default Firepro M6100, you will get the same gaming performance as an 860M while having better drivers since it is a professional GPU

    Thin laptops: This laptops generate more heat and therefore will typically have a shorter lifespan:
    -Aorus x7
    -MSI GE60 and GE70 (17" and 15" variants)
    -Razer Blade
     
  3. arezwwe

    arezwwe Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks for the response. Sorry, I filled it out.

    These options are actually pretty appealing.
    -Asus ROG G750JZ
    -Sager NP8278-S

    What I don't understand is why the Sager is so cheap, it is alarming.
     
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    Arcturus314 Notebook Guru

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    Sager offers amazing performance for the price, but I have heard bad things about warranty and parts failing. I actually looked at the Alienware and Asus at Fry's electronics earlier today, and I found the Alienware to have far superior build quality. The Asus had a large amount of screen flex as well as flex in the keyboard and deck, while the Alienware felt nice to use and has no flex I could find. Actually Fry's is selling the top model Alienware 17 with GTX 780m for $2,198 great deal.
     
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    arezwwe Notebook Enthusiast

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    Wow, does sound like a great deal though admittedly the Asus you recommended has me in awe.
     
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    arezwwe Notebook Enthusiast

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    I was thinking of buying an "Open Box" laptop from Newegg but im weary.
     
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    Katagon Notebook Deity

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    Where have you heard that Sagers have bad warranty and part failure..?
     
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    Arcturus314 Notebook Guru

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    Two of my friends had their laptops fail on them; with one Sager refused to replace / fix the notebook because of a small scratch on the case.
     
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    I haven't heard of issues like this, who did they buy from?
     
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    Arcturus314 Notebook Guru

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    One directly from Sager, the other XoticPC
     
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