What laptop should I buy?

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by mikeyyy, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. mikeyyy

    mikeyyy Newbie

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    General Questions

    1) What is your budget?
    $1700 - $2600

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?

    d. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen
    e. Desktop Replacement; 17"+ screen
    3) Where will you buying this notebook? You can select the flag of your country as an indicator.
    Netherlands

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Like: x
    b. Dislike: x
    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?
    - I prefer not


    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Gaming, VMware

    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?
    - Yes, I want to be able to play the higher end games. Open-world, FPS, etc.

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    - Really doesn't matter, I prefer playing with charge

    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?
    - I would prefer to see it first.


    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows (Windows 7 / 8), Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc.
    - Windows 10 +

    Screen Specifics

    12) From the choices below, what screen resolution(s) would you prefer? Keep in mind screen size in conjunction with resolution will play a large role in overall viewing comfort level. Everyone is different. Some like really small text, while others like their text big and easy to read. (Scroll down to see screen resolution information.)
    - 1920x1080

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (Scroll down to see explanations.)
    - I prefer matte/non-glossy, depending on how good the laptop is.

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    - not really

    15) When are you buying this laptop?
    - asap

    16) How long do you want this laptop to last?
    - 2 years +

    Notebook Components

    17) How much hard drive space do you need? Do you want a SSD drive?
    - Let's say 1tb hdd and 256 ssd ?

    18) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a DVD Burner, Blu-ray Reader or Blu-Ray Burner?
    - No


    ***** Most important is that it has a GTX 1070, and Intel I7-8750H ******
    I am looking for the laptop that performs great under load, also good cooling is what I am really looking for!

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Ultra Male

    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    Custom Built MSI GE73 Raider 8RF RGB-012 17.3" w/ nVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070

    HIDevolution has superb build quality and proper stress testing in addition to their unique thermal upgrades which you can choose like the Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut and Fujipoly Thermal pads to make the laptop operate even cooler so you are sure to get a laptop that works 100% out of the box.

    They do offer a global warranty that covers shipping both ways should anything go wrong with your laptop in the future which is a non brainer for international customers like you and I although I think you may not need that since MSI Warranties are usually global so you can get it services at your local MSI Service center. Just check with HIDevolution / Donald about that.

    If you email donald@hidevolution.com , you can get the NBR Discount
     
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    mikeyyy Newbie

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    Hi Phoenix!
    Thanks for your reply, I will take a look at their website.

    I've also been searching the web for a while now and actually found something that could fit my budget.
    It is the: MSI GT75VR 7RE. They have it with a GTX 1070 or 1080. The only thing is that they're running an intel i7-7700hq

    Mike
     
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    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    I have the GT75 but the top end model, see my review here, should give you an idea of how it is since the basic components like the screen, keyboard, etc are the same:

    MSI GT75 TITAN 8RG-094 Review by Phoenix

    this is a more affordable version than the one I bought of the GT75, it's identical but with the 8850H CPU instead of the 8950HK CPU that I have, both 6 cores:

    Custom Built MSI GT75 8RG TITAN-056 17.3" w/ G-Sync nVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
     
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    mikeyyy Newbie

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    Thanks for all the information,

    I am currently deciding between 2 laptops.

    Laptop 1: ( MSI GT75 Titan 8RF-043NL ) 2549 EURO
    GTX 1070
    i7-8850H
    2x 128GB SSD
    1TB 7200 rpm
    ( M.2, 2, 5 inch, PCIe, NVMe )


    Laptop 2: ( GT75VR 7RF-227NL ) 2599 EURO
    GTX 1080
    I7-7700HQ
    512GB SSD
    1TB 7200 rpm
    ( M.2, 2, 5 inch, PCIe, NVMe )

    My questions is, which one should be the best for me, and why?
    Playing games like:
    PUBG
    H1z1
    Maybe Witcher 3

    Will I profit more of the better GPU or CPU ?
    I heard the 7700hq could run a little hotter, but the msi GT should take care of that.
    And the 8850h is using some energy saving modus or something.
    (You maybe know more about these 2 processors)

    I'm willing to use this laptop for gaming mostly.

    Thanks!
     
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  6. RampantGorilla

    RampantGorilla Notebook Deity

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    If you just want to game, get the laptop with the GTX 1080 and the 7700HQ. If you are planning to runs VMs on your laptop, get the laptop with more cores - the one with the i7 8850H and gtx 1070. This way you can run two VMs concurrently with 2C4T assigned to each VM.
     
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    If you wanna do VMs, then the first laptop is better and will have a better resale value since it's the 8th gen
     
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    mikeyyy Newbie

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    I would like to use both, but I mainly want to focus on gaming. I assume that the 7700HQ can also deal with some vmware. I just sometimes have to do something on a VM but not mainly.

    Thanks
     
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    Jakeya Notebook Enthusiast

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    If gaming is the main thing, go for the highest gpu you can afford, 1070 is good for fhd to qhd monitors, if you want to go more to 4k, then 1080 is the way to go, either way both cards are more than formidable, and like me i also ordered gt75 titan, one main reason, cooling design.
     
  10. mikeyyy

    mikeyyy Newbie

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    Thanks for your reply.

    Yes the main reason I bought it is the cooling aswell.
    I just wanted to let you guys know I bought the one with the 1080. I am expecting it tonight.
    I also went for the 1080 because the monitor is 120Hz, so I can reach over 120 fps more easily

    Thanks everyone for all the reply's!

    - Mike
     
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