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Old 09-08-2015, 05:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Getting gaming laptop, opinions?

I just wanna buy a good gaming laptop for a somewhat reasonable price. I can go a little more than the prices listed, so if a possible change of one component would put one laptop ahead of the other, that's cool. Basically, I just need help figuring out which laptop gives the best hardware for it's price. I'm no good with good hardware comparisons, so that's why I'm here. I've also tried to match the specs as closely as possible for the best possible comparison.

Here's my long list:

Xidax XM-10: $2,670
GTX 980M 8GB
1TB HDD (main)
128 GB SSD (Os/extraneous)
Win 10 (or maybe 8.1, can't remember)
Special thing: Rush Service (1-3 days) ($109) Pretty keyboard.

Origin Eon 15-X: $2,597
GTX 980M 8GB
120 SSD
Special thing: Upgraded GPU/CPU cooling ($30) and a Free 1TB HDD included (as of yesterday, 9/7/15), Pretty keboard

Sager NP9773-S: $2,399
GTX 980M 8GB
Special thing: Pretty keyboard

Eurocom X5 R2: $2,503
GTX 980M 8GB
128 SSD
Win 8.1
Special thing: Pretty keyboard

Razer Blade (New/2015) Full HD: $1,999
GTX 970M 3GB
256GB SSD (main storage)

Aorus X7 Pro G-Sync BW1: $2,634
i7-5858 (5th gen)
GTX 970M in SLI (I assume 3GB per card, didin't write that down)
2x 256GB SSD (Could be wrong)
Special thing: Extra cooling ($35)

MSI GT72 Dominator: $2,139
GTX 980M 8GB
1TB HDD (The 7200 rpm variety)
Win 8.1
Special thing: Pretty keyboard.

Fangbook III BX6-300: $1,487
GTX 970M 3GB
Win 8.1
Special thing: Pretty keyboard, Max intel wifi option

There might be more in the future as I look around, but this is what I have so far. Personally, I think the Fangbook is the best at it's astoundingly low price, but I think I might be kicked a little in the back with the somewhat lower-end processor. Or I could be wrong. Could be complete crap. I dunno, that's why I'm here.

Thanks in advance for anyone kind enough to answer this word riddled question! I'll be glad to answer any questions or add any necessary info.

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Old 09-09-2015, 06:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Getting gaming laptop, opinions?

I've always used desktops for my gaming rigs, but this laptop looks promising for an amazing experience: The latest ROG laptop comes with a giant water cooler

That being said, I really can't guide you in gaming laptops. Sorry!

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Well when looking at gaming laptops, you'll want: The best GPU, CPU, and cooling you can get up front. Most gaming laptops you can upgrade components as well, though they're super expensive. RAM/HDD/SSD can all be upgraded/added later on for much cheaper than any of those other components. Bearing that in mind...

I'd say it's between these three:
Sager NP9773-S
Eurocom X5 R2
MSI GT72 Dominator

All have 980's (the SLI'd 970's while more powerful...would produce more heat, and heat is hard to manage in gaming laptops) and a 4xxx series CPU which is good enough. Looks like the Sager has a desktop-grade CPU in it, though not sure if it can be OC'd through BIOS or not (since it is a K-series CPU).
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Old 09-09-2015, 03:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I personally would go for a Aorus X7 Pro G-Sync BW1 as not only does it have great specs for a laptop but also the water cooled feature sounds very nice. It is expensive but I think it will be worth every penny in the long run.
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