MSI GS65 vs Gigabyte Aero 15x or similar

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by Chankills, May 6, 2018.

  1. Chankills

    Chankills Notebook Enthusiast

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    1) What is your budget?
    1500-2000

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    14"-15.6"

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

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    No preference
    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?
    No

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Datascience working, daily driver for school work, occasional gaming

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?
    Needs to be very portable will be taking it everywhere I will be going

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? If so, please state which games or types of games?
    Generic AAA and things like league of legends

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    5-7 hrs

    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 is fine

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows (Windows 7 / 8), Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, 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.
    1920 x 1080

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen?
    doesnt matter

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    Would prefer something that doesn't look too gamy

    15) When are you buying this laptop?
    Within the next month, need to get it by the 24th of May

    16) How long do you want this laptop to last?
    At least 2 years

    Notebook Components

    17) How much hard drive space do you need? Do you want a SSD drive?
    Minimum 256gb ssd

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

    Additional Questions
    Suggested seller I should purchase either laptop from? I saw that I should probably get a cooling solution for either laptop done but I'm open to suggestions.

    Is a 1060 good enough for most games? I don't know if I can afford the upgrade to a 1070

    The Aero 15x seems to be better in terms of battery life and maybe build quality but the stealth is 200 cheaper for about the same components so I wanted to get some opinions on it.
     
  2. Danishblunt

    Danishblunt Notebook Virtuoso

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    a GTX 1060 is sufficient for all games on high - ultra settings @ 1080p.

    the GS 65 is an excellent notebook, would reocmmend it over the gigabyte, due to the gigabyte having terrible support. I don't know much abnout the notebook itself, but readiing so many stories about their absolute terrible support is a huge turn off. ALso the GS 65 is actually one of the best notebooks out there.
     
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