Most "future proof" gaming laptop

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  1. Alexi Hunt

    Alexi Hunt Newbie

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    1) What is your budget?
    £2000-£2500 ($2500-$3200)

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    Desktop Replacement; 17"+ screen
    3) Where will you buying this notebook? You can select the flag of your country as an indicator.
    The UK.

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Like: Msi, Alienware, Sager.. Most really
    b. Dislike: Gigabyte, Acer and Asus
    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?
    No

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Mostly gaming, using it a lot for processing RAW photo files + some light editing...watching a lot of movies, tv etc.

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?
    Staying mainly on a desk/ table or onto my bed for movies, I won't be taking it to a library or anything.

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? If so, please state which games or types of games?
    A real mix, from titles like Metro Last Light, CSGO, GTA V, indie open world survival games... Basically I want silky smooth gameplay.

    Gtx 1070 but prefer 1080

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    Irrelevant really.

    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?
    Online buying only.

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

    12) Screen specifics:
    Minimum FHD 120hz, but would really like 2k, 3k, 4k if possible

    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?
    Relatively, I don't mind chunky looks like Sager notebooks. For instance on Asus ROG devices the bright orange exhaust looks tacky but the MSI gt73vr is tolerable for me.

    15) When are you buying this laptop?
    In the next 3-4 weeks.

    16) How long do you want this laptop to last?
    As long as possible of course.

    Notebook Components

    17) How much hard drive space do you need? Do you want a SSD drive?
    Ideal would be 1 TB SSD and then a 250-500GB boots drive M. 2 SS... Might settle for a 1 TB HDD instead.

    18) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a DVD Burner, Blu-ray Reader or Blu-Ray Burner?
    No

    Cooling is a big factor for me!
    I had an MSI gs60 2pe in 2014 or something and it was hot, loud and after a year my performance dropped in half! Don't want that to happen again.
     
  2. sicily428

    sicily428 Notebook Deity

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    P775dm3-g from Obsidian PC
    it has a desktop cpu and a mxm gpu
    i7-7700k needs to be delidded and obsidian makes that for free

     
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    sicily428 Notebook Deity

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    Blacky Notebook Prophet

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    These are all your options: noteb search results. and with 1080 GTX .
    Indeed the P775 is the best option.

    You can change the results through the search parameters using the **"Refine results"** button. You can also click on the laptops for more information. (EU/US) stands for Europe/USA only model.
     
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    Jarhead Perfectly Sane

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    There's no such thing as future-proofing in the computer world and you're just wasting your money trying it. You'll be better off spending $$ now for good hardware now, stuff the rest in savings, and then spend the other $$ a few years down the road for future good hardware, which will outperform today's $$$$ hardware.
     
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    sicily428 Notebook Deity

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    Successful MXM GPU Upgraded Laptops
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/successful-mxm-gpu-upgraded-laptops.805136/

    CPU Upgradeable Laptops
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/cpu-upgradeable-laptops.805499/
     
  7. Alexi Hunt

    Alexi Hunt Newbie

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    Hi thanks for the responses guys, yes the p775 does seem like a tasty option. I think I would just be concerned with the build quality and overall customer service of the reseller as I have heard good things from AW/Dells service... I'd like out of the box experience to be without hindrance as I am by no means an expert in computer upgrades/ tweaking
     
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    sicily428 Notebook Deity

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  9. Alexi Hunt

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    Thanks for your feedback guys, more or less decided on getting the MSI GT73VR 7RF as I feel more confident in spending £2500 on it than a barebone Clevo which I'm concerned about the desktop hardware longevity in a laptop // mixed brand feedback // do I really need desktop cpu/ gpu... Not really...
    Still happy for y'all to try and persuade me otherwise ;)
     
  10. Galm

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

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    I don't mean any offense, but why did you post if you didn't listen to anything anyone said :p

    The GT73 having a soldered and weaker cpu, clearly makes it less future proof. Plus Clevo quality control is very good if you buy from the right seller.

    Either way the GT73 is still a great machine, I'm sure you'll be happy with it.

    Maybe consider the 16L13 which is an MSI with a desktop cpu, though a 15".
     
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