General Questions 1) What is your budget? 2200$ MAXIMUM 2) What size notebook would you prefer? Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen Desktop Replacement; 17"+ screen 3) Where will you be buying this notebook? You can select the flag of your country as an indicator. I live in Oman so I'll be buying it from a reseller like HIDevolution or GenTechPC 4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like? a. Like: ASUS, MSi b. Dislike: I'm hearing a lot of issues from Gigabyte laptops so not that 5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed? No 6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook? Gaming, UE4 Dev, 3DS Max + Vray. 7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both? Mostly on my desk at home or at work (Which is walking distance from home) and 2 times a year travelling by air. 8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? If so, please state which games or types of games? AAA Games on High/Ultra settings. Right now I play GW2, GTA5, Minecraft, KSP, Stellaris, CK2 etc. 9) How many hours of battery life do you need? more than 1 HR at least. 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? Yeah, that's fine. 11) What OS do you prefer? Windows (Windows 7 / 8), Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc. Windows 10 Screen Specifics 12) From the choices below, what screen resolution(s) would you prefer? 15.6" or 17.3" Full HD or above 120Hz or Above 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? The less gamery the better. I do like RGB keyboards though. 15) When are you buying this laptop? ASAP 16) How long do you want this laptop to last? 4-5 Years Notebook Components 17) How much hard drive space do you need? Do you want an SSD drive? Yes, need SSD for OS and some apps. Min 256GB SSD and 1TB HDD 18) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a DVD Burner, Blu-ray Reader or Blu-Ray Burner? No need for this Hi Guys! I was planning to get an MSi GS65 before this but I saw the laptop in hand recently and was not happy with it and I was enlightened by my friend on why bezels don't matter after a week and why I don't need a thin and light considering my use-case. and cost savings. So I did some searching again and have settled on these two laptops. (also open to other options) http://www.hidevolution.com/msi-ge73-raider-8rf-rgb-012.html http://www.hidevolution.com/asus-gl703gs-ds74.html what do you guys think is better. I also made a Table in case.