Need help choosing laptop narrowed down to 3


Jun 25, 2016
Been looking at laptops found 3 that i like really well so far these are the choices,

1. An Acer Predator 17 G9-792-79VJ
Specs are as follows:
Intel Core i7-6700HQ Processor 2.6GHz (Up to 3.5GHz)
17.3" Full HD IPS Screen, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M with 8GB GDDR5 VRAM
16GB DDR4 Memory
512GB SSD in RAID 0, 1TB Hard Drive, 6X Blu-Ray
Windows 10 Home, Up to 7-hours Battery Life
Price 1,999

2. A MSI GT72S Dominator Pro G-219
Specs are as follows:
Intel Core i7-6820HK Quad Core Processor (2.6-3.5GHz)
16GB (8GB x2) DDR4 2133MHz | 128GB SSD NVMe + 1TB HDD
Blue Ray Burner | Windows 10
NVIDIA Geforce GTX980M 8G GDDR5 | 17.3"" Full HD eDP Non Reflective 1920x1080
SteelSeries Keyboard
Price 2,099

Both these very close in specs but i have also looked at a cheaper 3rd laptop

3. An ASUS ROG G751JY-VS71(WX)
Specs are as follows:
Intel Core i7-4720HQ 2.6GHz (turbo up to 3.6 GHz). 16 GB RAM.
1 TB 7200RPM Hard Drive.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M with 4GB DDR5 VRAM (G-Sync)
17.3" IPS FHD matte display (1920x1080)
DVD Multisample Drive
Price 1,500

Much lower price but less specs such as lower cpu, gpu memory, and HDD/SSD space. I do most of my gaming at home i already have a desktop with a 960 in it that i use in my main entertainment space this laptop will also be there most the time but wanted something i can easily pick up and take to living room or take out on trips such as a upcoming family reunion as well as to hospital for use doing my mothers current chemo treatments otherwise this pc will stay in one place for gaming surfing etc i may hook it up to my TV now and then but will mostly use the default 17 inch screen and want something i wont really have to upgrade or get new laptop for a while. So my question is which of the 2 laptops would be a better choice? or would the lesser specs/cost version be a better pick? Suggestions and advice much appreciated.


Aug 10, 2016
I got my MSI GT72S Dominator Pro G-219, and I would not recommend it. I would never buy it again.. After 4 months I already have problems with power or battery. I don't like the screen, AC plug does not hold very well plugged in, it falls out pretty easy, wobbles when you move it.. It is powerful laptop, but build quality is pretty bad..