"Best" overall laptop

mattias1172

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Anyone got an idea for what the "best" overall laptop currently out May be? When I say best I mean price vs performance and when I say overall I mean for play AND work. For 5 years now I've been pile driving my MacBook Pro into the ground and I think it's time to retire it for something new and better gaming friendly. I saw the new Asus rog laptop with the 4k screen coming out around September, but with no base price listed I don't want to get my hopes up for it. I've also seen the razor laptops. They look pretty decent. Anyone have any other ideas?
 

Gizmotist

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Personally I have no experience with any of these laptops, I'm only informed by reviews, and I am going to be owning the msi gs70 stealth in about 2 weeks. In my opinion 720p is plenty fine with me. I'm not much of a fan of these 3k or 4k displays. I play to game, not to make my displays all pretty. Though if i had an opportunity to own a 3k or 4k display, sure I would take it.

If you have the money to spend, I would personally enjoy using the msi gs60 3k display, but I would end up hooking it to a monitor anyways, so the 3k would kind of be pointless for me lol.

As for the Asus gx500, it maybe 4k but you still only have a 860m according to asus's website, as for the msi gs60 it comes with 870m. Here is a comparison of the two GPUs. The asus gx500 states no HDD space or RAM, so who knows what you will get. For a 4k display, im going to guess the price be around $2,600. I doubt that this laptop will be anything specially, I'm pretty sure they are just getting a thin high performance laptop on the market to compete with msi, Razer, and who ever else has a thin high performance laptop.

Oh yeah, Razer's laptops are nice, but they are overpriced, so be weary of that.
 

Gizmotist

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Here are a few choices that i already had made up.

Newegg: MSI GS60 Ghost - 3K Display

Specs:
i7 Quad Core 2.5 GHz (3.5 GHz boost)
870M GPU
16GB RAM
1TB HDD + 128GBGB
15.6"; 2880 x 1620

Price:
$1,999.00

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Amazon: MSI GS 70 Stealth-Pro
Newegg: MSI GS70 Stealth-Pro

Specs:
i7 Quad Core 2.5 GHz (3.5 GHz boost)
870M GPU
16GB RAM
1TB HDD + 2x128GB RAID 0 SSD
17.3"; 1920x1080

Price:
$1,999.99

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Amazon: ASUS ROG 750 Series
Newegg: ASUS ROG 750 Series

Specs:
i7 Quad Core 2.4 GHz (3.4 GHz boost)
870M GPU
16GB RAM
1TB HDD + 256GB SSD
17.3"; 1920x1080

Price:
$1,748.99

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Amazon: MSI GS70 Stealth
Newegg: MSI GS70 Stealth

Specs:
i7 Quad Core 2.4 GHz (3.4 GHz boost)
860M GPU
12GB RAM
750GB HDD + 128GB SSD
17.3"; 1920x1080

Price:
$1,599.99
 

mattias1172

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Thank you very much for you detailed and helpful response. I was actually eyeing the msi gs60 pro 3k laptop and was wondering your thoughts/opinion/experience with it.

Also the Asus gx500 is supposed to come out in q3 and I was wondering if you think it may be worth waiting for that. Without a base price listed however, the rog brand and 4k display worry me on a price for it.
 

Gizmotist

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Personally I have no experience with any of these laptops, I'm only informed by reviews, and I am going to be owning the msi gs70 stealth in about 2 weeks. In my opinion 720p is plenty fine with me. I'm not much of a fan of these 3k or 4k displays. I play to game, not to make my displays all pretty. Though if i had an opportunity to own a 3k or 4k display, sure I would take it.

If you have the money to spend, I would personally enjoy using the msi gs60 3k display, but I would end up hooking it to a monitor anyways, so the 3k would kind of be pointless for me lol.

As for the Asus gx500, it maybe 4k but you still only have a 860m according to asus's website, as for the msi gs60 it comes with 870m. Here is a comparison of the two GPUs. The asus gx500 states no HDD space or RAM, so who knows what you will get. For a 4k display, im going to guess the price be around $2,600. I doubt that this laptop will be anything specially, I'm pretty sure they are just getting a thin high performance laptop on the market to compete with msi, Razer, and who ever else has a thin high performance laptop.

Oh yeah, Razer's laptops are nice, but they are overpriced, so be weary of that.
 
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