Can i get a hand comparing two laptops for purchase

Silverwing58

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Hi all

I'm looking to spend around the £2000 mark on a laptop. The primary use for this will be gaming, and i'm hoping you will help me make a decision on what will be a significant expenditure for me.

My expectations are to be able to play newly released games for 3-5 years on medium to ultra settings. Weight, size and noise are not issues for me, but i would like it to be durable and stable.

The following are the technical specs for two of the laptops I'm considering, though other suggestions are also appreciated.


Octane 2: £1,862.00 from PCspecialist
https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/octaneII-17/
Chassis & Display Octane Series: 17.3" Matte Full HD IPS LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-6700k (4.0GHz) (Pre-Order Only)
Memory (RAM) 32GB HyperX IMPACT 2400MHz SODIMM DDR4 (4 x 8GB)
Graphics Card NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980M - 8.0GB DDR5 Video RAM, DirectX® 12, G-SYNC
2nd Graphics Card NONE
Memory - Hard Disk 120GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD, SATA 6Gb/s (upto 540MB/sR | 520MB/sW)
2nd Hard Disk 500GB WD BLACK 2.5" WD5000LPLX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 32MB CACHE (7200 rpm)
mSATA/M.2 SSD Drive NONE
2nd mSATA/M.2 SSD Drive NONE
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive NONE
External DVD/BLU-RAY Drive NONE
Memory Card Reader Integrated 6 in 1 Card Reader (SD /Mini SD/ SDHC / SDXC / MMC / RSMMC)
Thermal Paste ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
Sound Card Intel 2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
Bluetooth & Wireless GIGABIT LAN & KILLER™ 1535-AC M.2 WIRELESS GAMING 802.11AC + BLUETOOTH 4.0
Wireless Router/HomePlugs NONE
USB Options 4 x USB 3.0 PORTS (1 x POWERED) + 1 e-SATA/USB 3.0 PORT COMBINED
Battery Octane Series 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (82WH)
Power Lead & Adaptor 1 x UK Power Lead & 330W AC Adaptor for high end usage
Keyboard Language OCTANE SERIES BACKLIT UK KEYBOARD WITH NUMBER PAD


Asus ROG G751JY-T7303H: £1859.99 from Overclockers
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/asus-rog-g751jy-t7303h-gaming-laptop-17.3-fhd-ips-led-g-sync-i7-4870hq-nvidia-gtx980m-4g-32-lt-220-as.html
Specification:
- LCD Cover Color & Decoration: Black
- Top Case Color & Decoration: Black
- On board processor: Intel® Core™ i7-4870HQ Processor, 2.50GHz (6M Cache, up to 3.70GHz)
- Operating System: Windows 8.1 (64bit)
- Office: Microsoft® Office 2013 Trial
- Chipset: Mobile Intel® HM87 Express Chipsets
- Memory Slot: 4x
- DIMM Memory: DRAM DDR3 8G *4
- Total System Memory: DRAM DDR3 8G *4
- Storage: SATA 1TB 7200RPM 2.5' HDD, PCI-E 512G SSD
- Display: 17.3'//LED Back-lit//300nits//FHD IPS 1920x1080 16:9//AG//NTSC:72%//EWV (G-SYNC EDITION)
- External video display modes: "HDMI 1.4 VGA max. 2048*1536 @85Hz refresh rate Displayport 1.1A" - Discrete/Share: Discrete
- Video Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX980M (N16E-GT)
- Video memory: GDDR5 4GB
- Video Camera: HD web camera
- Optical Drive: [SATA] 9.5"mm 6X Blu-Ray (Read)
- Built-in TV-Tuner: N/A
- FingerPrint: N/A
- Wireless: 802.11ac+Bluetooth 4.0 (Dual band) -WIDI
- 3G/4G: N/A
- LAN: 10/100 Mbps
- Card Reader: SD?MMC
- USB Port: 4x USB 3.0
- Interface: "1x Microphone-in jack 1x Headphone-out jack (S/PDIF) 1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert 1x VGA Port (D-Sub) 1x HDMI 1 x Thunderbolt"
- Audio: "Built-in speaker Built-in array microphone Built-in subwoofer Sonic Master"
- Weight (Kg): "3.60 KG (Without Battery) 3.80 KG (with 8 cell battery)"
- Dimension (cm): 41.6(W) x 31.8(D) x 2.30 ~ 4.30 (H) cm
- AC Adapter: "230W AC Adapter Output : 19.5V DC, 11.8A, 230W Input : 100~240V AC, 50/60Hz universal"
- Battery: 88WHrs, 4S2P, 8 cell Li-ion Battery Pack
- Keyboard Type: Illuminated Chiclet Keyboard
- Keyboard Specification: ASUS 417mm keyboard with 19mm full size key pitch and integrated numeric keypad

Many Thanks, any comments and advice are appreciated.

Rob
 

Silverwing58

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Razer don't supply the UK, and the specs seem lower than the two I posted? Lovely looking machine though!
 

Silverwing58

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Needs to be able to fit into a laptop bag / backpack as I travel constantly for work.
 

hang-the-9

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Going by specs only, the Octane would be faster, more RAM, faster CPU, solid state drive.

For reliability and bluray disk, ASUS. If it was my pick, I'd go with the ASUS and swap the hard drive for a 256 or 512 GB solid state drive even if the speed may be a bit off.
 


Just wanted to mention that the ASUS looks like it is already equipped with a 512GB SSD, and a 1TB HDD. :D

 

hang-the-9

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So it is, was on the same line as the standard drive instead of the other one.
 
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