MSI or ASUS to replace old custom built Dell XPS M1710

Miskwa

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I love my 7 year old custom-built gaming laptop - Dell XPS M1710 - that was completely rebuilt last year, but the 4gig memory cap is no longer viable for gaming.

I'm looking at either an MSI or an ASUS and would appreciate any thoughts on these two machines.

$2,200 MSI:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152548
GTX 880M
16GB RAM
8GB of VRAM
SSD
17.3"
9 lbs

$2,270 Asus:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834231633
GTX 880M
24GB RAM
8GB of VRAM
SSD
17.3"
10 lbs
 

envy14tpe

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I'd get the $2200 one for sure. Not as much overkill as the Asus one. btw, did you consider a desktop? Cuz a $800 desktop will outperform both those laptops.
 

Miskwa

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thanks, envy, for the reality check.
It may come to a desktop.
I got the XPS when I was traveling for work and have since gotten rather accustomed to sitting on the comfy couch with my feet up.
Now that I'm looking at retirement, I may have to rethink the portability of the laptop.
 

envy14tpe

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I used to have a gaming laptop too but could only handle low graphics games, and I spent $1500 on it. It also sat on my desk most of the time. By getting a desktop you can really get major performance boost. Not to mention a bigger screen(s).
 

Looby219

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i agree with getting a desktop. A laptop is nice and portable, but i can't really imagine playing Battlefield 4 on a tiny little laptop, it would be... weird. A desk with a giant gaming beast setting next to you makes a nice environment
 
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