MSI/Lenovo? Which would you guys choose?

lukeatme

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Which of the two below would you guys choose for a Gaming & Editing Laptop?
Could you give me some pros/cons?

1. msi GE62 6QC Apache
Price: 1,475 USD
15.6 inch full HD (1920x1080)
GeForce 960M 2GB GDDR5
i7-6700HQ
RAM: 8GB (1 free slot)
HDD: 1TB
SSD: 128GB
Win10 Home
2.4kg

2. Lenovo ideapad Y700
Price: 1,146 USD
15.6 inch full HD (1920x1080)
GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5
i7-6700HQ
RAM: 16GB (no free slot)
HDD: 500GB
SSD: 128GB
Win10 Home
2.6kg


Thanks,

Luke
 

rwoody

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I have heard that MSI does a better job with cooling. If that's more important to you, then perhaps go with the MSI and upgrade the components later. Just keep in mind, RAM and HDD's are easy upgrades, but changing the GPU can be a bit more complicated and expensive. Do your homework on the laptop in question to figure out if it's possible and what it entails before purchasing. I have seen upgrade kits in excess of $1000.
 

rwoody

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They are basically the same laptop with the exception of a bit of performance. Assuming it will be used for gaming, I would go with the Lenovo since you wouldn't need to do any upgrades to play current games or run editing software. Once you have the MSI, you will instantly wonder if you should upgrade the ram or just have paid more for the Lenovo with more ram and the better GPU. The HDD is an easy upgrade. Going from 500GB to 1TB (or larger) would be as simple as copying your HDD onto the new drive and sliding it into the back. I wouldn't even factor it into my purchasing decision.

Not to mention, the Lenovo costs less. Booyah!
 

lukeatme

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Thanks for the advice!

Have you ever heard about their cooling capabilities/noise?
 

rwoody

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Nov 13, 2015
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I have heard that MSI does a better job with cooling. If that's more important to you, then perhaps go with the MSI and upgrade the components later. Just keep in mind, RAM and HDD's are easy upgrades, but changing the GPU can be a bit more complicated and expensive. Do your homework on the laptop in question to figure out if it's possible and what it entails before purchasing. I have seen upgrade kits in excess of $1000.
 
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