New decision to take between 2 laptops

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Which one should i go for?

  1. MSI

  2. Lenovo

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  1. AndresHdz

    AndresHdz Notebook Guru

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    Hi! Everyone, I'm the guy of a previous post where I ended up deciding to buy the Lenovo Y720, but when I got online to buy the Lenovo i saw another laptop that might suit me and I would like you to help me decide if it's better to stick with Lenovo or go for this new MSI option
    I will use it for:

    Gaming
    Unreal Engine (architecture and videogame design/programming)
    3ds Max (modeling and some rendering)
    Photoshop
    Little video editing
    Zbrush for modeling
    Substance Painter
    Audio edition

    These are both options:

    MSI Gv62 8RE
    In the web it says it has the following
    I7-8750H
    8GB ddr4 RAM
    1060 3gb ddr5
    1TB HDD
    No SSD apparently
    15.6 inches screen

    What happens is that i couldn't find the exact GV62 8RE described model with the same specifications so I don't know if the web is incorrect or something.
    This is the closest I could find to the described. https://noteb.com/?model/model.php?conf=13893636454875000832_1861&ex=USD

    And the Y720
    I7-7700hq
    16 gb RAM ddr4
    6GB 1060 DDR5
    128GB SSD
    1TB HDD
    15.6 display

    It's this model but with 16gb Ram
    https://noteb.com/?model/model.php?conf=7134333968895185399_756&ex=USD

    NOTE: Without upgrading any components: at least in the near-mid future

    What do you think is the right decition? Appreciate the recommendations :D
     
  2. ApostateTapir

    ApostateTapir Notebook Consultant

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    You're going to need to put an SSD (preferably M.2 in the PCIe slot) in the MSI to get the same speeds of the Y720. The MSI should have a better keyboard and screen.
     
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  3. AndresHdz

    AndresHdz Notebook Guru

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    And without a SSD? Unfortunately I live in a country where components aren’t cheap so I would only be able to buy the Laptop and that’s it
     
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    Without SSD, unfortunately much slower.

    Can you have SSD's shipped into your country?
     
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    AndresHdz Notebook Guru

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    I see, yeah the SSD’s can be shipped but even then a $50 dollar used SSD costs over $1000 of my currency
     
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    Yikes. Can a member here buy one for you and have it shipped for cheaper. Is it legal to export an SSD into your country?
     
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  7. Blacky

    Blacky Notebook Prophet

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    I would go with the Y720.
    Both laptops have pretty bad displays for Photoshop work, but the Y720 I think has a slightly better one. The MSI also has a 3GB GTX 1060, which from what I discussed with some people that have it, 3GB is not enough for the GTX 1060. So overall, the Y720 is a much better deal. The only real reason to go for the MSI is the 8300H processor which is marginally faster than the 7700HQ; everything else points to the Y720.
     
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    AndresHdz Notebook Guru

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    Yes, i’m in México so I’m aware our countries have a free trade agreement , though even then it would be expensive because 1 dollar is 20 pesos here so even if I bought a cheap ssd there and ship it then it would still be pretty expensive to me , that’s the problem
     
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    So 3gb wouldn’t be favorable or enough for my work in a 1060?
    I thought the model listed had an i7-8750h, at least it says so in the store :
    https://www.elpalaciodehierro.com/t...-8re-ci7-8th-gtx1060-3g-8gb-1tb-39163922.html (It’s in Spanish but I think that with google translate or you can catch some details . So the model listed here has wrong specifications in the page ? Or what’s happening?
     
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    Sorry, I thought it's the 8300H. Yes, it has the 8750H, but even then, the Y720 is still a better choice. I don't know how much vRAM your 3d modelling will take, depends heavily on how large your textures are. If you have small textures and you do low-poly models, I guess you can get the 3GB versions as well. But otherwise, the GTX 1060 6GB is a better choice.
     
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