Why no chatter about the GE65 Raider?

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  1. redmop

    redmop Notebook Consultant

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    I see it mentioned in a Lenovo thread, and that is it. Am I missing something?
     
  2. specialist7

    specialist7 Notebook Evangelist

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    It's not bad, its pretty nice for those not wanting to bulk up to a GT63.

    I went for the GS65 instead (to replace my GT73) for more portability and a notch down from gaming/desktop replacement as I have a new desktop now. The chassis alone of the GE65 is the full size of a GS65 in terms of thickness but still bigger in overall size. The GE65 is more for portability/gaming without getting to bulky or heavy (5lbs). The new screens are pretty nice as well, even though we all don't need 240Hz its probably the same panel everyone else is using to pair up with the 9th gen CPUs.
     
  3. redmop

    redmop Notebook Consultant

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    This is kinda my point though.

    No owners lounge.

    I see a few posts on other sites that are similar to yours. "good laptop, but I got x instead for y reason. "

    I only found 1 post by someone that owns it, and they complain of heat after a repaste but with no context of what they are doing or the environment they are doing it in, it means nothing.

    It is kinda hard to buy such a laptop.
     
  4. Porter

    Porter Notebook Virtuoso

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    I was dead set on the GE65 until I found out that the GE75 was not much larger and had a full powered 2080 in it. The tiny bezel 17" laptops are not much larger than the standard 15" of recent years so many of us are already used to that size anyways. I feel like the smaller chassis will make it even harder to keep cool. Just my opinions of maybe why it's not very popular.
     
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    I guess its not very popular or MSI doesnt sell many of this model.
     
  6. captaincranium

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    Anyone have this model yet? REALLY interested in this smaller bezel and smaller form factor with either a 2070 or 2080 in it for my daughter and school/gaming...but worried the thermals might be a killer?
     
  7. redmop

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    The GE65 does not come with an option for the 2080, only the 2060 and 2070. Neither are Max-Q.
     
  8. captaincranium

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    My mistake..yes it only has the 2070 in it but would love some actual real user reviews and impressions on it
     
  9. redmop

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    That's one of my biggest roadblocks into getting the GE65. Not enough reviews.
     
  10. eiraku

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    Imma thinking its being passed over a lot for the GS65 simply for the fact that it's hella thicc (and a tad pricey for what you're getting). Judging sorely from the looks however, I can bet that at least from a heat standpoint it's a better machine then the GS.

    Also, it might be missing TB3 but I'm not entirely sure.
     
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