Solved! Please help!! In search of a gaming laptop.

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Hey everyone!

I'm trying to decide which laptop to buy but I'm not sure. I'm not a hardcore gamer (I usually only play adventure games), but I want to buy a good gaming laptop so that I'll get to play those kinda games for 3-4 years without having to buy a new one, or upgrade it. I'll use it as a desktop replacement (work, movies, etc, don't really care about portability) and my main want/need is a good display with vibrant colors.


Laptops' specs that I'd like:
i7-8750H/16GB/1TB+256GB/GeForce GTX 1060 or 1070


I'm not sure about the display. Do I need 120Hz/144Hz panel for movies? Do they make a difference only on gaming? IPS?

As for the size I'm leaning towards 15" laptops (they're cheaper), although I wouldn't mind a 17" with nice colors and a good price.


Here's the list of laptops I'm currently eyeing:

MSI GE73 Raider 8RF-230NL i7-8750H/16GB/1TB+256GB/GTX 1070 8GB/17,3" 120Hz (~2150 euros)
MSI GE73 Raider 8RF-088NL i7-8750H/16GB/1TB+512GB/GTX 1070 8GB/17,3" 120Hz (~2300 euros)
MSI GE63 Raider 8RF-043NL i7-8750H/16GB/1TB+256GB/GTX 1070 8GB/15,6" 120Hz (~2300 euros)
MSI Stealth Thin GS65 8RE-042NL i7-8750H/16GB/512GB/GTX 1060 6GB/15,6" 144Hz (~2150 euros)
MSI Stealth Thin GS65 8RE-040NL i7-8750H/16GB/256GB/GTX 1070 8GB/15,6" 144Hz (~2300 euros)
MSI Stealth GS63 8RE-005NL i7-8750H/16GB/1TB+256GB/GTX 1060 6GB/ 15,6" 120Hz (~1950 euros)
Alienware 15 R4 i7-8750H/16GB/1TB+256GB/GTX 1070 8GB/15,6" (~2300 euros)
Alienware 17 R5 i7-8750H/16GB/1TB+256GB/GTX 1070 8GB/17,3" (~2500 euros)
Alienware m15 i7-8750H/16GB/1TB+256GB/GTX 1060 OC 6GB/15,6" (~2500 euros)
Alienware m15 i7-8750H/16GB/1TB+256GB/GTX 1060 OC 6GB/15,6" 144Hz (~2600 euros)
Alienware m15 i7-8750H/16GB/1TB+256GB/GTX 1070 Max-Q 8GB/15,6" 144HZ(~2850 euros)

I read that MSI Stealth Thin creaks on the left side, and that Alienware laptops can have problems with overheating. I guess it's about luck?

I didn't include Asus Rog laptops cause I find their build quality not so good. However, I'll gladly research any Asus suggestion you throw my way especially if we're talking about a good display.

Good sound is of course a plus and to be honest (don't hate!) I also like blinking lights that's why I chose to buy a gaming laptop!

Thanks everyone, and sorry for the long post!
 

hazbiselmani

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If i would have that money i would go for ASUS ROG series (there are some good one with 17.3" and 120Hz Display)

If you want just to play look for better:
-GPU
-CPU
-HIGH REFRESH RATE DISPLAY (Hz)
-G-SYNC DISPLAY (WILL RUN GAMES SMOOTHER)
-BIG DISPLAY (example: 17.3")

IPS is good for color accuracy (and viewing angles)
 
Apr 2, 2018
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Hazbiselmani thanks for your answer.

So you think that none of the laptops on my list is worth the money?

I think only alienware has IPS panels, MSI has IPS-level displays that’s ehat I read at least. However, There are reviews that say that the MSI Stealth thin has a beautiful display with vibrant colors... I don’t know I’m confused
 

hazbiselmani

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Kommaticallmedr

If you want gaming IPS is not important but if you will do Video Editing is extremly important.

Best Gaming Laptop:
i7 8750h
1050ti or above
16gb ram
1tb hdd & 128gb ssd (or more)
17.3" display
G-Sync & 120 or 144Hz Display
 

wowlaptop

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1050 is nothing (even TI, doesn't matter) - go 1060 (6GB!) min. or push 1070 (1060 with 6gb is fine though).

Also go for 256 SSD min. - main game + OS.
 
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