Should I return my laptop for i7 9750h and 240hz?

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  1. vahdyx

    vahdyx Notebook Consultant

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    I recently bought and enjoy my Acer Triton 500 at $1799. My return window is shrinking and Amazon just released the MSI GS65 with the i7 9750H and 240hz screen. However it's $2500 a whopping $700 more.

    My Acer

    RTX 2060
    32 GB of RAM
    512 GB NVMe
    2 TB NVMe
    8750H

    New MSI

    RTX 2070
    32 GB of RAM
    1 TB NVMe (Unsure if Raid)
    9750H

    Is it worth returning and spending $700 for a better GPU and CPU?

    The Acer also has other tangibles like better build quality and it's already set up, installed, backed up, personalized, etc.

    Thoughts?

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  2. Arrrrbol

    Arrrrbol Notebook Evangelist

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    No point upgrading from the 8750H to the 9750H, they are both 6 core 12 thread CPUs, the only difference is the base/max frequency is a bit higher, but it will not make a noticeable difference in most tasks. The RTX 2070 is better though, so if you wanted more GPU power then I suppose its worthwhile, but I wouldn't bother if you are satisfied with the 2060.
     
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    sisqo_uk Notebook Deity

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    The gaming improvement from 8750h to the 9750H is quite a good difference in cpu bound games according to a guy that it hands on comparing it to other laptops he gets hold of.
    And the 2070 on top makes it push ahead quite a bit.
    On top of that it has 240hz.
    On top of that the laptop is better aesthetically with rbg keys
    They are difference last.
    But it’s up to you to decide if it’s worth that much more.
    But I have a laptop ordered with 8750 in March. It’s been delayed but I considering cancelling just for the cpu alone. But theirs no pricing difference on it as of yet but i know I’ll lose the 15% discount I added.
    But I suppose if I could reorder it with 10% off losing 5% then think I would. That’s just for the sake of of a 9750h.


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  4. stamar

    stamar Notebook Prophet

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    i think the unknown is the screen does it look a lot better that is the newest thing out there

    A lot of us with 8750 have power throttling issues that dont make sense and i think thats fixed in the 9750 so imo its better than its statistics
     
  5. vahdyx

    vahdyx Notebook Consultant

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    When you say it's "better than it's statistics" do you mean it's better than just the specs alone?

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  6. hodgeMN

    hodgeMN Notebook Evangelist

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    Unless you are going for the 8 core variant of the 9th gen, you will not see any noticeable difference in performance outside of benchamrks. And those 8 cores will require some serious cooling... Save some money and keep your 8th gen.
     
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    stamar Notebook Prophet

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    yes
     
  8. Terreos

    Terreos Notebook Deity

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    If you use your laptop for work then the 9750h would be a nice bump. But, 240hz screen? Unless you're hooking it up to a egpu with a 2080ti you'll never get anywhere near that high. Me personally though I'd do it. I just like having the latest and greatest though.
     
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    knibbler Notebook Evangelist

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    Dont forget the 15% restocking fee
     
  10. vahdyx

    vahdyx Notebook Consultant

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    Haha I am too, however at $700 I could do a lot with that. You'd honestly pay an extra $700?

    Yeah I forgot about that too, so it'll be even more than $700 when all said and done. I also forgot about sales tax lol.
     
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