Solved! 2 great laptops, need some experienced guidance!


Jun 20, 2011
I am unable to make the most important choice of my life, greater than that of my unborn childs name. I have been looking at the

REFURBISHED "ASUS G701VI-XS72K 17.3" Intel Core i7 7th Gen 7820HK (2.90 GHz) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 32 GB Memory 512 GB SSD Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Gaming Laptop" for $1785

vs the

NEW "MSI GT75VR TITAN PRO-202 17.3" 120 Hz FHD GTX 1080 8 GB VRAM i7-7820HK 16 GB Memory 1 TB HDD Windows 10 Home VR Ready Gaming Laptop" for a price (after rebate of $1799.

The hardware specs of the Asus are slightly better, but it is refurbished. I like what i have read about the keyboard of the MSI more as well as the aesthetics . Any advice i can get is greatly appreciated.

I intend to use this as a gaming rig/ desktop replacement. I spend 1/2 of my year away and in random locations and am also concerned with the durability/longevity of the laptop, as well as the cooling capability and comfort ( i do not always have access to a desk to use, so i play on my lap, or sitting in a bed). Thanks again for your input!