Guys I'm down to these 3, urgently need advise.

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IMO the Dell is the better option there. The MSI has a 1050ti 2gb!? I don't think there is a 2gb version. It must be a GTX1050. So the 1050ti is much better in this instance.

With that said, although the asus model has less ram, but a better GPU again. The gain from a 1050ti to 10603gb is 20% and at 1080p the 3gb on the Vram won't really be an issue. It does impact, but not as much as you might think. Of course, this will mostly be game dependant.

Having 8gb of ram, instead of 16gb will impact some games, mainly really new AAA gamess, but for anything in the last few years, 8gbs will do just fine.

 

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BTW, this may seem slightly off topic, but relevant nonetheless as you stated it at the top of your post. If your gonna purchase the unit on some thing like 'Flexirent' or something similar, you are paying way over the top for any of these laptops. As Barty pointed out, whether they are good value for money is a real consideration. For the same price you could get a kick ass desktop that would destroy those laptops in gaming performance and practically every other way. If you are going with a finance option consider spending the money wisely. A laptop, although portable, and often quite cool looking will not serve you well. Most laptop guarantees are very short, Forgive the cynic in me, but they are designed to fail in the medium term so that you have to purchase a new one.

If you have the option to get a desktop for a similar price, go for it. You will get much better longevity, and much better performance from the system. That is if gaming is your primary concern.

Just a thought.
 

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Done, I'm in a £5K+ desktop right now, I need laptop while moving/reovating a house.
 

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Something like this would be a much better gaming experience. : https://www.very.co.uk/alienware-aurora-r7-intelreg-coretrade-i5-8400-processor-8gbnbspddr4-ram-1tbnbsphdd-gaming-pc-with-6gbnbspnvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-graphics/1600249499.prd

it does only have 8gbs of ram, which is a downside, but you could upgrade that. It depends on your budget etc.

For the laptop, if you need one, just for productivity and work, then there isn't much point in spending more than £400-500. If you go beyond that, and it's primarily for gaming, a desktop is the way to go.

If you have unlimited budget, then there are some serious gaming laptops out there, but they are just not worth it IMO.
 

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hmm, i hadn't seen that. Good spot. With that said, i'd still take the dell with the 4gb flavour, specially at 1080p, where the 2gb may fall short, plus the Dell has a SSD :)

Yeah, the Dell wins for me, for sure!

 

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The Dell :) An I7 7700hq, 16gb ddr 4, 1050ti 4gb, SSD. IMO at least.

 

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ok i have 2 questions left then i will get 1, what is the differentces between the DELL and the MSI? if (as it seems) the DELL is better, can I get it in 17'?
 

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TBH, the differences aren't that much and are obvious.

The Dell has the better hardware. Mostly the same as the MSI, but with the 4gb 1050ti. It also 'only' has a 15.6 screen. However it's 1080p, Even though the MSI has a 17" screen it's still the same resolution. The MSI does have anti-glare which might be relevant to you, but as I've said the Dell is the better option.

If you are willing to shell out a few more quid you could get this : https://www.very.co.uk/dell-inspiron-15-7000-gaming-series-intelreg-coretrade-i7-7700hq-16gb-ddr4-ram-1tb-hdd-amp-256gb-ssd-156-inch-full-hd-laptop-with-6gb-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-graphics/1600226772.prd

which has a GTX1060 6gb, and will blow the others out of the water on pure gaming FPS. But again it's a 15.6 " 1080p screen. But it also has a 256gb ssd. The first Dell linked had a 1050ti and 128gb SSD. For the extra 200+ quid, the 1060+ 256gb SSD is worth the premium.


 

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Also 17 inch is a LOT less portable compared to 15.6inch laptops.
 
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