Help between these gaming laptops

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by Cariblo, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. Cariblo

    Cariblo Notebook Consultant

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    So I'm currently looking to buy either the HP omen 17: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/hp-o...c-intel-i7-9750h-gaming-laptop-lt-045-hp.html

    Or the MSI GS75: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/msi-...3-144hz-i7-9750h-gaming-laptop-lt-29d-ms.html

    Or the Razor: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/raze...z-intel-i7-9750h-gaming-laptop-lt-00u-ra.html

    Or configuring this: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/recoil-III-rtx-17/

    Lastly, I could configure this with a 2080 rtx for cheaper than all those laptops except for the OMEN. Would it make sense doing that?

    Thanks!
     
  2. tantrum0077

    tantrum0077 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I've returned 2 HP gaming laptops in the past year so I'd personally stay away from those but YMMV
     
  3. MadResu

    MadResu Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'd go with the pcspecialist one, just more versatile and can bring it anywhere without raising eye stares
     
  4. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    You might consider getting the slightly thicker and heavier upgradeable OCTANE VI laptop from PCSpecialist:

    https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/octaneVI-15/

    It would allow you to start with an inexpensive CPU and get the best GPU for the $ or visa versa depending on your CPU vs GPU needs, and configure it minimally for price now and upgrade piecemeal later over time.

    IDK what PCS's policy is on such upgrades over time, perhaps they'd even allow trade-in of components to offset the price of the higher performance parts - CPU, GPU, memory, storage.

    Usually the thicker laptop allows for more robust cooling. Check to see if you can get the better cooling parts with the lower end CPU / GPU so the laptop is ready for the higher power / thermal output upgrade components - or check to make sure you can upgrade through PCS later to the better cooling parts with better CPU / GPU.

    With the same heat generating parts in the thicker laptop as the thinner laptop the thicker laptop should allow for less fan noise and cooler running temps. And, your internal battery shouldn't be subjected to the same damaging higher operational temps as in the thinner laptop model.

    Many thin laptop owners have found their batteries fail early from the constant heat they are exposed to when the laptop is running, causing those batteries to expand / physically inflate causing damage to the laptop.
     
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  5. Cariblo

    Cariblo Notebook Consultant

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    Do you have the Recoil 3? I've heard the heating is a bit of a problem for it? Also I wonder if it will out perform the MSI one? I watched/read reviews and it sounds like it has great performance

    I hadn't considered that one...will have a look thanks!
     
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    amirbahalegharn Notebook Consultant

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