What's the gaming laptop of choice now?

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by chewbakaats58, May 28, 2018.

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  1. chewbakaats58

    chewbakaats58 Notebook Evangelist

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    Now that the Alienware 18 line is finished..what brand/laptop are you guys gravitating towards for your next gaming laptop purchase? This is assuming a GTX 1080 laptop.
     
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    GT 75 Titan, no contest.
     
  3. Raidriar

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    Desktops. Laptops aren't worth fooling around with anymore considering they changed something critical every year making upgrades impossible
     
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    Clevo P870TM1 or P775TM1 (everything "up-gradable") [up to 1080 SLI]

    MSI GT75VR [only GPU IS MXM (but I think they change design every year)] {up to 1080}

    Alienware 17 R5 (cannot upgrade CPU or GPU but does offer Alienware Graphics Amplifier for external desktop GPU if needed) {Up to 1080}

    Personally, I'm holding onto my M18xR2 as long as possible, but will consider the next clevo with 9700k & 1180 SLI
     
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    chewbakaats58 Notebook Evangelist

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    Nice! Thanks for all the options listed. Still love my Alienware 18, but just looking ahead to when that time comes that I do upgrade. One small feature I have liked on the Alienware 18's as the HDMI IN...used that to plug in my xbox one at times. I know laptops don't feature that type of port now, so what would be the alternative? Do they make an adapter to do that via and HDMI out?
     
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    The closest you will get is a video capture card
     
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    Sniff... miss 18" screen size... love this luggable.

    Homer
     
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    Yup I use HDMI IN as well a lot on my M18xR2. Surprised not a single laptop has come out with this feature.

    Would have been nice if Alienware at least kept this feature.
     
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    Asus G703G also looks like a contender, but I would definitely wait for them to put an 1180 in there in place of the 1080:

     
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    Looks like a BGA laptop... so no upgrading.
     
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