Replacing MSI GT62VR 7RD Dominator

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by axiant1, May 21, 2021.

  1. axiant1

    axiant1 Notebook Enthusiast

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    My MSI GT62VR 7RD Dominator finally died and I’m looking for something similar to replace it.

    The biggest thing I care about is fan noise while running games. Dragon Center for the MSI allowed me to set the fans to whatever speed I wanted so that it would be pretty quiet during games while other people were watching TV in the same room.

    General Questions

    1) What is your budget?
    up to $1000, but will consider a bit higher

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen

    3) Which country will you buying this notebook?
    USA

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Like: MSI
    b. Dislike: None specifically

    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?
    Yes

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    General, plus some gaming and video/photo editing

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

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?)
    World of Warcraft
    Dead by Daylight
    Apex Legends
    Overwatch

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    No preference

    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, Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc.
    Windows

    Screen Specifics

    12) What screen resolution(s) would you prefer? (See further below for explanations.)
    1920x1080 is fine, 120+ hz would be nice but not a must have

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (See further below for explanations.)
    IPS or better Matte, with a decent amount of brightness

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    No

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you need?
    Any as long as it can be upgraded

    Timing, Warranty and Longevity

    16) When are you buying this laptop?
    Soon

    17) How long do you expect to use this laptop?
    Until it dies

    18) How long could you afford to do without your laptop if it were to fail?
    Any, I have others

    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?
    Shipping to vendor is fine
     
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  2. Installed64

    Installed64 Notebook Consultant

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    Check out the EVOO laptop with a 2060 at Walmart. I just had one in hand and it was remarkable for the price ($899). It's not a thin-and-light but it's a lot smaller than the GT62. I would not consider build quality to be on par with the MSI, but it's OK.
     
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  3. Charles P. Jefferies

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    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Quad-core CPU, limited RAM upgrades and no webcam make it a less than ideal choice, IMO. The HP Omen 15 is a better buy. You may be able to get a last-gen model on clearance for even less.


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  5. Tenoroon

    Tenoroon Notebook Evangelist

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    If you decide to part out the GT62VR, (especially selling the 1060, those MSI 1060's in the MXM format are hard to come across,) you may be able to make a bit of money to add to your budget so that you can purchase something that ages a bit better :)
     
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    axiant1 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Wow I had no idea. I’ll have to sell mine. Thanks for the tip!
     
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    axiant1 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Does the Omen have a fan control to quiet it down?
     
  8. saturnotaku

    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    There is some fan control, but it's not fine grain like you'll find on MSI, Asus, or Gigabyte. Check out the Bob of All Trades review of the 10th-gen Intel/RTX 2070 model with the 4K OLED display.

     
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    axiant1 Notebook Enthusiast

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    GamingACU Notebook Deity

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    I don't have any suggestions, but I thought it was funny that I literally came here to post a thread looking to upgrade my GT62VR Dominator Pro.
     
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