Getting a new notebook

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by ZickZak, Jul 9, 2017.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. ZickZak

    ZickZak Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    Hi, I have been going through reviews and specs and in the end I m down to:

    Acer Aspire VX15 ~1222 $ (i5 7300hq, GTX 1050 Ti, 8gb 2133 RAM)
    MSI GE62VR 6RF ~1528 $ (i7 6700hq, GTX 1060, 16gb 2133 RAM)
    MSI GE62VR 7RF ~1528 $ (i7 7700hq, GTX 1060, 8gb 2400 RAM)

    Can you guys advice on the build quality, display quality etc?
    For what it seems, the 25% extra budget would mean 25% extra FPS concerning the GPUs. I am unsure regarding the RAMs and CPUs... if it makes sense to go for the more expensive MSI. And if so, should I get the better CPU or the more RAM one?

    I wouldnt mind getting a new laptop in 2 - 3 years and I play on 1080p, World of WarCraft pretty much only. I dont do any video editting.

    Thank you
    ~ZZ
     
  2. don_svetlio

    don_svetlio In the Pipe, Five by Five.

    Reputations:
    338
    Messages:
    3,616
    Likes Received:
    1,825
    Trophy Points:
    231
    1500$ is absurdly expensive for the GE series. 1200$ is also beyond any reason for the VX15.

    These prices are horrible, man. VX15 is not worth anything over 900-1000$. GE series are only good if you can get them for 1100-1200$.

    For 1500$ - just get yourself an Alienware 15 R4 or, for a cheaper 1060, the Asus GL502VM.
     
  3. ZickZak

    ZickZak Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    Where I live, it s like super-cheap to go to a doctor. Technology however is way more expensive and I do not feel safe to order from a different country.
    These are the prices I m set with. :(

    The Asus one costs ~1615 $ here
     
  4. don_svetlio

    don_svetlio In the Pipe, Five by Five.

    Reputations:
    338
    Messages:
    3,616
    Likes Received:
    1,825
    Trophy Points:
    231
    What is the price of the Lenovo Legion Y520 and Asus GL553?
    Also, prices of Dell Inspiron 7567 and MSI GS63?
     
  5. ZickZak

    ZickZak Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    Lenovo ~1223 $ (exactly same config as the Acer)
    Asus ~1506 $ (i7 7700HQ, 1050Ti, 16GB RAM)
    Dell ~1391 $ (i7 7700HQ, 1050Ti, 8GB RAM)
    MSI ~2008 $ (i7 7700HQ, 1050Ti, 16GB RAM)
     
  6. don_svetlio

    don_svetlio In the Pipe, Five by Five.

    Reputations:
    338
    Messages:
    3,616
    Likes Received:
    1,825
    Trophy Points:
    231
    How much are you willing to spend? Is battery life and screen quality important? How much do you carry the machine around (would a slightly weaker build be a problem)? What games do you play? What kind of settings do you expect? Do you use the trackpad often? Is speaker quality of any value?
     
  7. ZickZak

    ZickZak Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    I am willing to spend around 1500, the MSI price point.
    Screen and speakers quality are important a bit, as I mentioned. Mainly the screen.
    I dont cary it around, perhaps 4 times a year - usually on the table.
    I play only WoW, Ultra to Medium settings.
    I dont use trackpad.
     
  8. don_svetlio

    don_svetlio In the Pipe, Five by Five.

    Reputations:
    338
    Messages:
    3,616
    Likes Received:
    1,825
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Last question - do you do any professional colour work? Is high colour accuracy vital or does any IPS screen with good viewing angles work?

    Also, if you only play WoW, a 1060 would be useless since even an older 960M is more than enough to handle WoW as that game is CPU-bound.
     
  9. ZickZak

    ZickZak Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    Any IPS would do well, I presume.

    The game was CPU bound until 6.0. Then they shifted quite a bit of load to GPU and the recommended for 7.0 are i5-3330 and 750 Ti.

    Now it is 7.2 and I noticed that my super-old CPU PC with a newer GPU runs much smoother than in WoW 5.2.

    I understand 1060 would "probably" be an overkill, but these two notebooks I mentioned have roughly the same ratio regarding GPU price/power.
     
  10. don_svetlio

    don_svetlio In the Pipe, Five by Five.

    Reputations:
    338
    Messages:
    3,616
    Likes Received:
    1,825
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Honestly, considering that the 1050 Ti is about 70% faster than a 750 Ti, I'd get the Lenovo Legion Y520. Here are my reasons.

    It has a better keyboard and slightly better cooling performance when compared to the VX15. In addition, it is easier to disassemble for cleaning and upgrades. The i5 7300HQ is also more powerful than the i5 3330 by a decent bit so you won't have performance issues. Save yourself the money and instead of a 1060, get an NVMe SSD and 16GB RAM - you will notice that more so than the 1060. Not that a 1060 is bad but in your case, it won't really be fully utilized so you'd end up paying for something that you simply won't be using most of the time.
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page