Laptop choice help

Cuffy

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Hi tom's hardware community I am in need of your help.

I am a going to be a University student in about 2 months and was planning on getting a laptop to help with studies. My course will involve 3d modelling, animations and unity development. Like most of the offer people I would also like to play games with the laptop that I select.

Games:

Any new title really, I would not play at the highest setting though. To used to running at medium but would like at lest or around 60FPS.

Requirements:

Country - UK
Budget - £1200

CPU - i7 mobile (Preferably)
RAM - 8 GB+
GPU - 970M (Preferably) or lower
SSD - 128GB Msata or m.2
HDD - 1TB (Can buy separately if needed)
Screen - 15.6 + (IPS Preferably TN acceptable)

Noise would like to keep to a minimum but can buy a laptop cooler for it to keep it quiet.

I believe those are the main things. I think I am asking for a lot but any recommendation from you guys are welcome.

Here are three I found.

GIGABYTE P37W v3-CF3 - https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=LT-047-GI
Specs:
Specification:
- Outstanding Flexibility: Hot Swappable ODD/HDD Slot
- Display: 17.3", 1920*1080 Full HD, Wide Viewing Angle
- Processor Type: Intel Core i7 4720HQ
- Processor Cores: 4 (8 Threads)
- Processor Clock Speed: 2.60GHz (3.60GHz Turbo Mode)
- Hard Drive Supplied: N/A
- Hard Drive Size: N/A
- Solid State Drive: 128GB SSD x 1
- Hard Drive Speed: N/A
- Memory Supplied: 1 x 8GB
- Memory Size: 8GB
- Memory Type: DDR3L
- Memory Speed: 1600
- Memory Socket: 2 x SO-DIMM
- Max. Memory Support: 16GB
- Operating System: Windows 8.1
- Graphics Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
- Graphics Memory: 6GB GDDR 5
- Chipset: Intel HM87 Express
- Optical Drive: DVD Supermulti R/W
- Microphone: Built-in
- Audio: 1.5 Watt Speaker*2, Microphone, Dolby® Digital PlusTM Home Theater®
- LAN: 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
- Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth: v4.0
- USB 3.0 Port(s): 2
- USB 2.0 Port(s): 2
- HDMI Port(s): 1
- Mini Display Port(s): 1
- VGA Port(s): 1
- Microphone Jack(s): 1
- Headphone Jack(s): 1
- LAN Port(s): 1
- Card Reader: SD
- Web Camera: HD type
- Dimension: 417x287x22.7mm
- Battery: Li-Polymer, 11.1V, 75.81Wh
- Product Weight (g): ~2.8Kgs
- Warranty: 2 Years


MSI GS70 2QE Stealth Pro-263UK - https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=LT-202-MS&groupid=959&catid=1828

Specs:
Display: 17.3" 1920*1080 FHD Anti Glare Wide View Angle
- Colour: RED
- Processor Type: Intel Core i7 4720HQ
- Processor Cores: 4 (8 Threads)
- Processor Clock Speed: 2.60GHz (3.60GHz Turbo Mode)
- Hard Drive Supplied: 1 x 1000GB
- Hard Drive Size: 1000GB
- Hard Drive Speed: 7200RPM
- Solid State Drive: 128GB SSD (M.2 SATA)
- Memory Supplied:1x 8Gb DDR3
- Memory Size: 8Gb
- Memory Type: DDR3L
- Memory Speed: 1600
- Memory Socket: 2 x SO-DIMM
- Max. Memory Support: 16GB
- Operating System: Windows 8.1
- Graphics Chipset: 1x Nvidia GTX970M
- Graphics Memory: 2GB GDDR 5
- Chipset: Intel HM87 Express
- Optical Drive: N/A
- Microphone: Built-in
- Keyboard: Full Colour Backlight SteelSeries Keyboard
- LAN: 10/100/1000Mbps Killer Double Shot Pro GB LAN
- Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n/ac Killer Double Shot Pro AC
- Bluetooth: v4.0
- USB 3.0 Port(s): 4
- USB 2.0 Port(s): 0
- HDMI Ports: 1x (1.4) Support 4Kx2K Output
- Mini Display Port(s): 2x 4Kx2K Output
- Microphone Jack(s): 1
- Headphone Jack(s): 1
- LAN Port(s): 1
- Web Camera: HD type
- Dimension: 418.5*287*1.2 (mm)
- Battery: 6 Cell Li-Polymer
- Product Weight (g): ~2.66Kg (With Battery)
- Warranty: 2 Years Collect and Return


Gigabyte P55W V4-CF1 - https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=LT-058-GI
Specs:
Display: 15.6" FHD IPS Wide Viewing Angle (1920 x 1080)
- Processor Type: Intel Core i7 5700HQ
- Processor Cores: 4 (8 Threads)
- Processor Clock Speed: 2.70GHz (3.50GHz Turbo Mode)
- Hard Drive Supplied: 1 x 1000GB
- Hard Drive Size: 1000GB
- Solid State Drive: 128GB
- Hard Drive Speed: 7200RPM
- Memory Supplied: 1 x 8GB
- Memory Size: 8GB
- Memory Type: DDR3L
- Memory Speed: 1600
- Memory Socket: 2 x SO-DIMM
- Max. Memory Support: 16GB
- Operating System: Windows 8.1
- Graphics Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
- Graphics Memory: 3GB GDDR 5
- Chipset: Intel HM97 Express
- Optical Drive: DVD Supermulti R/W
- Microphone: Built-in
- LAN: 10/100/1000Mbps
- Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth: v4.0
- USB 3.0 Port(s): 4
- HDMI Port(s): 1
- VGA Port(s): 1
- Microphone Jack(s): 1
- Headphone Jack(s): 1
- LAN Port(s): 1
- Card Reader: SD
- Web Camera: HD type
- Dimension: 380*269*26 -34mm
- Battery: Li-Polymer, 57Wh
- Product Weight (g): ~2.4Kgs
- Warranty: 2 Years

Sorry for the long post. And any response in appreciated.
Sorry if this is in the worry thread.
 

lvjcor

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I would suggest GS70 because I think Gigabyte is not really providing a lot of gaming features such as steelseries keyboard and so one that GS70 does.
 
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