Msi or Asus gaming laptop

Janetmars

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Mar 18, 2015
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Hi, I was wondering if MSI laptop is a better choice or ASUS.

I had only heard of MSI brand of laptop like just a few months ago, so i am not really sure about their built quality. Currently i had a asus laptop that is with me for 5 years and still working with a little bug and overheating issue, so i am assured about the quality. But i would like to look into another brand for the price and specs offered.

I will be using it for some gaming and using program like autocad, autodesk doing some rendering.

I am now looking at this few models :

MSI GP60-2QF
4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4720HQ Processor
(2.6GHz TurboBoost up to 3.6GHz, 6MB cache)"
Windows 8.1
8GB DDR3L-1600 MHz
"15.6"" FHD (1920x1080) Anti-Glare LED backlit
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M 2GB DDR3
1TB HDD 7200rpm
$1699

MSI GE60 2PL(Apache)-691SG
I7-4720HQ
4GB (Free Upgrade to 8GB)
1TB HDD 7200RPM
NVIDIA GTX850M 2GB
15.6"FHD
W8.1
$1499

Asus g551jk
I7 4710Hq
8gb ram +1TB
Gtx850m 4gb
Win 8.1
Free upgrade 16gb ram,asus gaming mouse,case,gaming mousepad
Now $1698

Another Option:
Lenovo Y50-Y70
i7-4710HQ
8gb ram + 1TB + 8GB SSHD
GTX860M 4gb
15.6" FHD
$1799
 

BarberWalters

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Mar 13, 2015
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MSI laptops normally have less lemons than ASUS in the gaming laptop category, or so I've seen people say. For a gaming laptop, I would suggest the MSI GT70 Dominator-2293. It has a 970m, a quad core i7 (i think it's a 4710MQ) and 8g RAM. You can find them relatively cheap considering what's inside. It's a little bulky, but it has two fans inside that keep it pretty cool. You can find them on Amazon (where I found mine) for around 1350-1400.

However, there's a new line of the ASUS ROG series that are thinner, but they have a less powerful GPU (960m). So if you want thinner, you may want to go with that. You probably won't be able to max anything out, but it should still play games well.

EDIT: Also, I would not suggest ANY of the 800m series Nvidia cards... the 900m series surpasses it in every way (power, performance, temp) and the newer laptops are all going to contain the 900m series cards.
 

iBUYPOWER - Jason

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Hey!

Generally, MSI's are reliable and known for their price and value. However, ASUS is an equally quality gaming laptop and a huge hit with our customers at iBUYPOWER. To be honest, either brand is fine for your needs, I would just find the best price for the value received. Base on the above list, I'd have to go with the MSI with the new 950M GPU (cooler, lower voltage, and marginally better clock speed).

Where are you located? Maybe I can help you find better MSI/ASUS options!

 

BarberWalters

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Mar 13, 2015
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MSI laptops normally have less lemons than ASUS in the gaming laptop category, or so I've seen people say. For a gaming laptop, I would suggest the MSI GT70 Dominator-2293. It has a 970m, a quad core i7 (i think it's a 4710MQ) and 8g RAM. You can find them relatively cheap considering what's inside. It's a little bulky, but it has two fans inside that keep it pretty cool. You can find them on Amazon (where I found mine) for around 1350-1400.

However, there's a new line of the ASUS ROG series that are thinner, but they have a less powerful GPU (960m). So if you want thinner, you may want to go with that. You probably won't be able to max anything out, but it should still play games well.

EDIT: Also, I would not suggest ANY of the 800m series Nvidia cards... the 900m series surpasses it in every way (power, performance, temp) and the newer laptops are all going to contain the 900m series cards.
 

Janetmars

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Mar 18, 2015
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@IBUYPOWER - Jason . I am located in singapore, the price are all in SGD.

@Barberwalters, Thanks for the recommendation. But for laptop, I don't really need a super powerful GPU " a GTX970M from asus would cost at least SGD$2200." I'm just looking for something good enough to handle the software =) the 800m series might be less powerful but should be enough?


 

mulberry05

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Jason,

I recently build a new gaming rig, I own a macbook pro but, for personal reasons, I am in the market for a ~700-800 (refurbished is ok) laptop with dedicated graphics. Something quad core would be nice. Do you have any recommendations?
 
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