Looking for a Thin 15" Gaming laptop

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  1. KratosX7

    KratosX7 Notebook Consultant

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    So far I've found the

    MSI GS60 (I don't like MSI)
    Aorus X7v2 (which is too expensive)
    Origin thin laptop
    ASUS G550JK

    I live in Holland so I can't really import from the US

    General Questions

    1) What is your budget?
    1500 euros

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    d. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen

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

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Like:
    b. Dislike: MSI

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

    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?
    Yes, I will be taking it too different places, so I has to be light and thin. between 2 and 3 kilos

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? If so, please state which games or types of games?
    All kind I want at least a GTX 870m

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    DOesn't matter

    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?
    Yes

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

    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. Click here for Screen resolution information.
    1920x1080

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

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    A little bit yes I would like it to look stylish

    15) When are you buying this laptop?
    Soon, probably in August. Definately not later

    16) How long do you want this laptop to last?
    3-4 years

    Notebook Components

    17) How much hard drive space do you need? Do you want a SSD drive?
    250GB SSD is enough

    18) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a DVD Burner, Blu-ray Reader or Blu-Ray Burner?
    Just a DVD so I can install windows via CD


    Thanks!!
     
  2. MrDJ

    MrDJ Notebook Nobel Laureate

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  3. KratosX7

    KratosX7 Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks for the reply. I don't really like MSI because I once had a new motherboard which was DOA. But I don't know if the MSI GS 60 is any good (with the 870m card)

    I owned an older Schenker/XMG laptop and I was happy about it.

    I was wondering XMG C504 VS MSI Ghost. Which one should I choose?
     
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    MrDJ Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    the gigabyte does look good on paper and pictures but ive not seen one in person yet.
     
  5. Kent T

    Kent T Notebook Virtuoso

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    Some games demand the opposite of thin and light and sleek. Build muscles. You want speedy performance with no throttling, to be able to upgrade it, to not be hot running, to last, To do that, you need thicker, heavier, and bigger. Otherwise, your gaming performance will be compromised in some way. Choose your compromise areas, thin and light means compromises if gaming involved. And high end Geforce GPU needs cooling and thin and lights lack cooling.
     
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    Is the C504 based on a gigabyte laptop or what do you mean? If so which one?
     
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    Tmets De-evolving to Amoeba

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    The P35W I think. I would agree with Kent T, thin and light does not go well well with performance and the heat it generates. The Maxwell version of the 860m is probably as high as I would go with that form factor.
     
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    Does the 860m produce significantly less heat then?
     
  10. Arcanine

    Arcanine Notebook Guru

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    yes. the 860 seems to be the highest you can go in a thin laptop without running into major heat issues, in most cases
     
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