Options needed on new laptop choices

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by Saba Loom, Sep 16, 2021.

  1. Saba Loom

    Saba Loom Newbie

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    I have my MSI gs63vr-6rf pro for almost 5 years and it's slowly dying.Time to seek out a new one.
    I've picked out two potential contenders
    MSI CREATOR 15 A10UET-222NL
    15.6 ''/1920x1080 (IPS)/touchscreen/Intel Core i7-10870H (2.2 / 5.0)/32GB RAM/1TB SSD/NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060/Win 10Pro
    OR
    Notebook Acer Predator Helios 300(NH.QAVEL.002)
    https://www.euronics.ee/en/it/laptops/laptops/nhdtqaveldt002/notebook-acer-predator-helios-300

    But I'm open to other suggestion as well,so:
    1) What is your budget?
    2000 euros with little wiggle room

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    d. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen
    3) Which country will you buying this notebook?
    Estonia

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Like: no preferences
    b. Dislike: Apple,HP
    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?
    no

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    3d modelling and rendering/some heavy(timewise) gaming sometimes

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?
    both

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?)
    usually older tiles with moderate graphic demands(pre-2017)
    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    not much,1-2 hours is fine
    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?
    absolutely

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc.
    windows
    Screen Specifics

    12) What screen resolution(s) would you prefer? (See further below for explanations.)
    FHD
    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (See further below for explanations.)
    Definitely matte
    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    not really,but sturdiness is good
    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you need?
    1TB+
    Timing, Warranty and Longevity


    16) When are you buying this laptop?
    next 2-3 months,can wait to jan '22
    17) How long do you expect to use this laptop?
    aprox. 5 years
    18) How long could you afford to do without your laptop if it were to fail?
    quite a while
    19) Would you be willing to pay significantly extra for on-site warranty, or would it be acceptable to you to have to ship the laptop to the vendor for repair with perhaps a week or more outage?
    no
     
  2. N2ishun

    N2ishun Notebook Consultant

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    Hay N2ishun, name 1 country you are totally unfamiliar with...
    Estonia :huh:
     
  3. Saba Loom

    Saba Loom Newbie

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    You're not alone,it applies to many people
    But what do you think of the laptops:msi or acer?
     
  4. Tech Junky

    Tech Junky Notebook Deity

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    @Saba Loom

    MSI seems to more preferred around here from the threads I've seen.

    What it really comes down to is the CPU / GPU and warranty. Pick the best of those and the rest just order the most basic and upgrade them yourself after you burn in test the laptop to make sure it's going to last more than a week.

    Pick up your own NVME / RAM as it's cheaper post purchase and you get to pick what you want.

    I personally go "used" and save some more $ to do upgrades that matter. I don't care about the cheap components OEM's put inside as I'll rip it apart and replace them anyway.
     
  5. jlp0209

    jlp0209 Notebook Evangelist

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    How about XMG Core 15? Base config is 1849 euro. It's 11th gen Intel, FHD 144hz screen, RTX 3060. It's good if you are mostly playing older games as you said. The Acer you linked to could also be a good choice, comes with RTX 3080 as well for only 300 euro more.

    https://bestware.com/en/xmg-core-15-intel-m21.html

    The new 15" MSI Creator (Intel 11th gen) looks awesome but not sure it is readily available to order.
     
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  6. N2ishun

    N2ishun Notebook Consultant

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    I can definitely comment on my personal experience with MSI laptops.
    I had a GP75-9SE and it overheated and smoked the CPU....and I was just web browsing, not gaming or anything stressful.
    They refused to do anything about it, seriously, flat out refused any warranty at all.
    About 1500 US down the drain and I have to admit the build quality was non existent, cheap flexy feel to every bit of it.
    Draw your own conclusions from my experience, I know I;m never in the MSI market for any reason.

    XMG does really good stuff and they use Clevo chassis's which I'm really becoming a fan of since buying the one I'm using right now.
    I would certainly recommend XMG over MSI or Acer and there's a few hundred reviews that will back up my stance on that.
     
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