Need help buying a laptop < $1500, which of these should I pick

Jun 22, 2018
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Hi everyone,
I have decided to purchase a cheap gaming / work notebook on a tight budget.
I have found a good deal on these and done a fair bit of reading on each but just can't decide.
Please note that id much rather the cheapest, only paying more if its a huge must! So the $1300 options are last resort. And these deals are today/tomorrow only!

I don't expect to be playing ultra high settings on the most extreme games. But I want it to last for a while and play anything at mid settings.
Main differences – GTX1050 2GB vs GTX1050 4GB vs GTX1060 3GB (Tight budget, would the 4GB be worth $100 or even the 1060?)
The other main diff is the MSI vs Asus, the ROG and MSI build is cool, the Asus bodies allow easy customization. The ROG and FX503VM are both very loud under load too apparently.

Appreciate your oppinions.

ASUS-FX503VM-ED191T
($1300)
Intel Core i5-7300HQ 2.5GHz (6M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz) Quad Core CPU, Intel HM175 Chipset, 15.6" FHD 120Hz (1920x1080) Display, NVIDIA GeForce GTX1060 3GB GDDR5 Dedicated Video, 8GB DDR4 (1 x 8GB, 2 x slots), 256GB M.2 SATA SSD, Wireless-AC, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Lan, No Optical Drive, SD Card Reader, HDMI, 3 x USB 3.0 Type A, HD Web Camera, Windows 10 Home 64Bit

MSI-GP62M-7RDX-1641AU (Leopard)
($1300)
Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8GHz (6M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz) Quad Core CPU, Intel HM175 Chipset, Nvidia GTX 1050 4GB GDDR5, 15.6" FHD (1920x1080) Display, 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 (2 x 8GB, 2 x Slots) SODIMM Memory, 128GB M.2 SATA SSD + 1TB HDD, No Optical Drive, HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, Gigabit LAN, Wireless AC + Bluetooth 4.0, VR-Ready, 1 x USB 3.0 Type C (Gen1), 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, Windows 10 Home

ASUS-ROG-GL703VD-GC114T
($1200)
Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8GHz (6M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz) Quad Core CPU, Intel HM175 Chipset, 17.3" FHD 1920x1080 LED Display, NVIDIA GTX 1050 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card, 8GB DDR4 (1 x 8GB, 2 x slots) 2400MHz Memory, 128GB M.2 SSD + 1TB 7200rpm HDD, HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, No Optical Drive, HD Web Camera, Wireless-AC Dual Band, Gigabit LAN, Bluetooth 4.1, 1 x USB 2.0, 3 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 3.1 gen1 Type C, Illuminated Keyboard, Windows 10 Home

MSI-GV62-7RD-1667AU
($1200)
Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8GHz (6M Cache, up to 3.80GHz) Quad Core CPU, Intel HM175 Chipset, 15.6" FHD Anti-Glare (1920 x 1080) Display, NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050 2GB GDDR5 Dedicated Video, 8GB DDR4 (1 x 8GB, 2 x Slots) SO-DIMM Memory, 128GB M.2 SSD + 1TB 7200RPM HDD, 1 x M.2 PCIe Gen3x4/SATA Combo Port, No Optical Drive, HDMI, Mini Displayport, Gigabit LAN, Bluetooth v4.0, Wireless-AC, 1 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C, SD(XC/HC) Card Reader, HD WebCam (30fps@720p), 6-Cell Battery, Windows 10 Home

ASUS-FX503VD-DM106T
($1100)
Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8GHz (6M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz) Quad Core CPU Intel HM175 Chipset, 15.6" FHD 1920x1080 LED Display, NVIDIA GTX 1050 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card, 8GB DDR4 (1 x 8GB, 2 x slots) Memory, 128GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD, HDMI, No Optical Drive, HD Web Camera, Wireless AC Dual Band, Gigabit LAN, 1 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, Windows 10 Home 64 Bit.

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These 2 are at $1450 and most likely out of the equation unless you can really convince me:
MSI GP62M 7REX-1640AU 15.6" Core i7 Leopard Pro Notebook Win 10
ntel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8GHz (6M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz) Quad Core CPU, Intel HM175 Chipset, Nvidia GTX 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5, 15.6" FHD (1920x1080) Display, 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 (2 x 8GB, 2 x Slots) SODIMM Memory, 256GB M.2 SATA SSD

MSI GL63 8RC-043AU 15.6" Core i7 Notebook Win 10
Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz (9M Cache, up to 4.10 GHz) Six Core CPU, Intel HM370 Chipset, 15.6" FHD (1920x1080) Wide View Display, NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050 with 4GB GDDR5, 16GB DDR4 (2 x 8GB, 2 slots) SODIMM 2400MHz Memory, 128GB NVMe SSD
 
Jun 22, 2018
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MERGED QUESTION
Question from chrismarshallvstherock : "Need help buying a laptop < $1500, which of these should I pick"

Hi everyone,
I have decided to purchase a cheap gaming / work notebook on a tight budget.
I have found a good deal on these and done a fair bit of reading on each but just can't decide.
Please note that id much rather the cheapest, only paying more if its a huge must! So the $1300 options are last resort. And these deals are today/tomorrow only!

I don't expect to be playing ultra high settings on the most extreme games. But I want it to last for a while and play anything at mid settings.
Main differences – GTX1050 2GB vs GTX1050 4GB vs GTX1060 3GB (Tight budget, would the 4GB be worth $100 or even the 1060?)
The other main diff is the MSI vs Asus, the ROG and MSI build is cool, the Asus bodies allow easy customization. The ROG and FX503VM are both very loud under load too apparently.

Appreciate your oppinions.

ASUS-FX503VM-ED191T
($1300)
Intel Core i5-7300HQ 2.5GHz (6M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz) Quad Core CPU, Intel HM175 Chipset, 15.6" FHD 120Hz (1920x1080) Display, NVIDIA GeForce GTX1060 3GB GDDR5 Dedicated Video, 8GB DDR4 (1 x 8GB, 2 x slots), 256GB M.2 SATA SSD, Wireless-AC, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Lan, No Optical Drive, SD Card Reader, HDMI, 3 x USB 3.0 Type A, HD Web Camera, Windows 10 Home 64Bit

MSI-GP62M-7RDX-1641AU (Leopard)
($1300)
Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8GHz (6M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz) Quad Core CPU, Intel HM175 Chipset, Nvidia GTX 1050 4GB GDDR5, 15.6" FHD (1920x1080) Display, 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 (2 x 8GB, 2 x Slots) SODIMM Memory, 128GB M.2 SATA SSD + 1TB HDD, No Optical Drive, HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, Gigabit LAN, Wireless AC + Bluetooth 4.0, VR-Ready, 1 x USB 3.0 Type C (Gen1), 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, Windows 10 Home

ASUS-ROG-GL703VD-GC114T
($1200)
Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8GHz (6M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz) Quad Core CPU, Intel HM175 Chipset, 17.3" FHD 1920x1080 LED Display, NVIDIA GTX 1050 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card, 8GB DDR4 (1 x 8GB, 2 x slots) 2400MHz Memory, 128GB M.2 SSD + 1TB 7200rpm HDD, HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, No Optical Drive, HD Web Camera, Wireless-AC Dual Band, Gigabit LAN, Bluetooth 4.1, 1 x USB 2.0, 3 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 3.1 gen1 Type C, Illuminated Keyboard, Windows 10 Home

MSI-GV62-7RD-1667AU
($1200)
Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8GHz (6M Cache, up to 3.80GHz) Quad Core CPU, Intel HM175 Chipset, 15.6" FHD Anti-Glare (1920 x 1080) Display, NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050 2GB GDDR5 Dedicated Video, 8GB DDR4 (1 x 8GB, 2 x Slots) SO-DIMM Memory, 128GB M.2 SSD + 1TB 7200RPM HDD, 1 x M.2 PCIe Gen3x4/SATA Combo Port, No Optical Drive, HDMI, Mini Displayport, Gigabit LAN, Bluetooth v4.0, Wireless-AC, 1 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C, SD(XC/HC) Card Reader, HD WebCam (30fps@720p), 6-Cell Battery, Windows 10 Home

ASUS-FX503VD-DM106T
($1100)
Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8GHz (6M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz) Quad Core CPU Intel HM175 Chipset, 15.6" FHD 1920x1080 LED Display, NVIDIA GTX 1050 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card, 8GB DDR4 (1 x 8GB, 2 x slots) Memory, 128GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD, HDMI, No Optical Drive, HD Web Camera, Wireless AC Dual Band, Gigabit LAN, 1 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, Windows 10 Home 64 Bit.

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These 2 are at $1450 and most likely out of the equation unless you can really convince me:
MSI GP62M 7REX-1640AU 15.6" Core i7 Leopard Pro Notebook Win 10
ntel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8GHz (6M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz) Quad Core CPU, Intel HM175 Chipset, Nvidia GTX 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5, 15.6" FHD (1920x1080) Display, 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 (2 x 8GB, 2 x Slots) SODIMM Memory, 256GB M.2 SATA SSD

MSI GL63 8RC-043AU 15.6" Core i7 Notebook Win 10
Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz (9M Cache, up to 4.10 GHz) Six Core CPU, Intel HM370 Chipset, 15.6" FHD (1920x1080) Wide View Display, NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050 with 4GB GDDR5, 16GB DDR4 (2 x 8GB, 2 slots) SODIMM 2400MHz Memory, 128GB NVMe SSD
 
Jun 22, 2018
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Other one is

DELL INSPIRATION 7577 - $1300
Intel Core i5 7300HQ
8GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM
256GB SSD
15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display
NVIDIA GeForce GTX1060 6GB GDDR5 dedicated Graphics
 
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