Portable Laptop that's my work and gaming and media consumption companion? The Age of One Laptop?

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by Detacho, Sep 2, 2018.

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  1. Detacho

    Detacho Notebook Enthusiast

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    When you say firmware issues, what does that mean? like BSOD problems? OR like some kind of minor annoyance?
     
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    Galm "Stand By, We're Analyzing The Situation!"

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    I know they had a lot of problems with keyboard issues. That along with bad thermals.
     
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    Detacho Notebook Enthusiast

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    My goodness. Every manufacturer and model has one or two *bad* dealbreakers. Insane.

    What about the MSI GS73 Stealth 014 model with the 1070 Max-Q?
    I'm not restricted to 15" models. There is a FHD 120hz TN panel vs 4K IPS 60hz. At this particular moment, I'm thinking the 4K version. There is going to be more productivity work being done than gaming stuff.
     
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    Galm "Stand By, We're Analyzing The Situation!"

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    I'd rather recommend the MSI GE63 and Asus GM501GS.

    For cooling you can use a reseller that'll repaste to help mitigate those issues like XoticPC, HIDEvolution, or GenTechPC.
     
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    If you care about productivity more than gaming you could look at a Lenovo Thinkpad P52 or Dell Precision 7530, with the Quadro P3200. It's essentially a GTX 1060 and should do pretty good with most games.

    If you don't care about thickness you could also check out the MSI GT63 Titan. It's thicker than the GS or GE but has a much more robust cooling system. If you live near a Micro Center you may be able to try one out on display, too. The keyboard deck is very solid, not mushy like the GS65. The 120hz TN panel is very nice. Great for gaming or productivity. If only more vendors offered the Chimei TN panels as an option.
     
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    Mastermind5200 Notebook Virtuoso

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    You guys are forgetting, OP needs onsite repairs
    I do like the Mech G2, but I do agree more with the 7530 for its warranty, or maybe the Lenovo
     
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