Can't Decide Between 3 Gaming Laptop Brands

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Feb 11, 2014
1. What is your budget?
$1,000 to $1,500

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
15.6" or 17.3"

3. What screen resolution do you want?
At least 1080p

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Doesn't Matter

5. How much battery life do you need?
Not a big factor

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
Want to play on high/ultra. Mainly play MMO, FPS, and a few racing and flight sims.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
Photo/Video Editing and college school work

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
I will get and external HDD soon after and will hopefully add/upgrade to an SSD before I deploy.

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.

MSI GT60 2OC-22US;jsessionid=278934BACA4BABAD35C7AEF9016B31CC.bbolsp-app04-137?id=1218994541421&skuId=9176193&st=msi%20gt60&cp=1&lp=2



Sager 8235

Sager 8275

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
As long as possible

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
Would like to play DVD's possibly Bluray. No burning capabilities needed.

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.

I have been torn between the 3 brands above for about 2 weeks. Asus, Sager/Clevo, and MSI. I have played a few games and played around on the internet at a friend's on the Best Buy version of the Asus and enjoyed it. But the the bang for buck with the GTX 770m on both the Sager and MSI have really intrigued me (MSI is currently $100 off). Also the features of the MSI seem interesting (Killer wifi, Steelseries Keyboard, awesome speakers). My fear is that the MSI will get too hot and may have poor reliability. As for the Sager, I have been reading and I'm getting mixed reviews on the reliability, but the price for the power is awesome. Cooling is a huge factor, as I am deploying to Kuwait this summer. Although I will keep my laptop indoors, where there should be A/C (hopefully) and less sand/dirt, I want to ensure that I am investing in a laptop that will make it through the deployment and still be somewhat future proof after that.

13. What country do you live in?
Kentucky, United States

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
I want the best overall bang for buck, and am leaning towards the MSI, but I am worried about the reliability.



Jun 12, 2009
Well the GTX770M is a more powerful graphics card. So whichever you pick, grab one which has that.
As there is a 20% performance increase going from GTX765M to GTX770M

Asus is probably the best brand and it has a pretty good cooling solution at least on the older models for ROG laptops.
But it does have the lesser GPU solution in the above models.
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