New GTX 970M - Page 2 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Laptops and Notebooks
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-07-2014, 03:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: SC
Posts: 235
Default Re: New GTX 970M

I am going to get the new one with the 970m installed. The reason I am going with the GS is because it is lighter and I travel a significant amount and don't want to lug the GT series on my back around the airports and other locations.
__________________

bpm55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2014, 03:44 PM   #12 (permalink)
Private Joker
 
carnageX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 24,515
Default Re: New GTX 970M

Quote:
Originally Posted by bpm55 View Post
I am going to get the new one with the 970m installed. The reason I am going with the GS is because it is lighter and I travel a significant amount and don't want to lug the GT series on my back around the airports and other locations.
I lugged my GT around a college campus for a year . Before that I had an Asus G73. Wasn't too bad with the backpack I had.
__________________

__________________
Laptop: MSI GT70 2OC-059us | i7-4700MQ | 16GB | GTX 770m | 500GB SSD / 750GB HDD | 17.3" | Win10 Pro
Desktop: 4690k | 12GB g.Skill RipJaws | GTX 970 | 520hx | Z87X-UD4H | Corsair Vengeance C70 | Corsair H110 | Acer 25" | Acer 22" | Win10
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5


If I help you, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the under my post
carnageX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2014, 03:49 PM   #13 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: SC
Posts: 235
Default Re: New GTX 970M

I have done it in the past, but I have a work laptop to carry also. The two combined would be close to twenty pounds if I got a GT. I like the GT series because the bang for the buck. You can definitely get more power, but the weight is an issue.
bpm55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2014, 03:51 PM   #14 (permalink)
Build Guru
 
PP Mguire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,313
Default Re: New GTX 970M

SMaller doesn't always mean lighter, then again laptops are extremely light these days anyways. My 18.4" Qosmio is almost the same weight as my ****master 6000 for 2006 with about 20x the power at 10lbs. I would definitely not mind having a Eurocom Panther 5 in my backpack which is 12lbs and almost as powerful as my main PC which is 40lbs. Basically the equivalent of 2 text books in a backpack and I used to carry 4 in high school lol. My keyboard is almost as heavy as this laptop.

Edit: 2 laptops. Damn. Would your work allow you to simply do a dual boot on one laptop?
__________________
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2014, 03:51 PM   #15 (permalink)
Private Joker
 
carnageX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 24,515
Default Re: New GTX 970M

Ah fair enough then. Well let me know when you get a new GS how the cooling is on it. Would definitely be interested if they keep as cool as the GT series.

My GT70 is ~8lbs + probably 2 for the AC adapter.
__________________
Laptop: MSI GT70 2OC-059us | i7-4700MQ | 16GB | GTX 770m | 500GB SSD / 750GB HDD | 17.3" | Win10 Pro
Desktop: 4690k | 12GB g.Skill RipJaws | GTX 970 | 520hx | Z87X-UD4H | Corsair Vengeance C70 | Corsair H110 | Acer 25" | Acer 22" | Win10
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5


If I help you, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the under my post
carnageX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2014, 04:01 PM   #16 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: SC
Posts: 235
Default Re: New GTX 970M

@PP
I haven't asked, but the main problem with work software is it isn't fully tested on Win 8 or 8.1. This is my company Avtec Inc.com. We make dispatch software purely Windows based.

But from my personal experience everything works fine.

I plan on asking the boss man if I can just use the one computer for both purposes, if that is the case then I will be getting the GT series for more breathing room and power.
bpm55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2014, 04:09 PM   #17 (permalink)
Build Guru
 
PP Mguire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,313
Default Re: New GTX 970M

Hmm can dual boot 7 and 8. DOesn't the GT have 2 HDD bays or mSATA? Or would your boss let you run your work stuff in a VM? Carrying a single "heavy" laptop is one thing but 2 **** that.
__________________
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2014, 04:26 PM   #18 (permalink)
Private Joker
 
carnageX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 24,515
Default Re: New GTX 970M

Quote:
Originally Posted by bpm55 View Post
@PP
I haven't asked, but the main problem with work software is it isn't fully tested on Win 8 or 8.1. This is my company Avtec Inc.com. We make dispatch software purely Windows based.

But from my personal experience everything works fine.

I plan on asking the boss man if I can just use the one computer for both purposes, if that is the case then I will be getting the GT series for more breathing room and power.
My buddy did that for the place he works at lol. He does a lot of rendering and stuff with AutoCAD and such...and convinced them to pay for half of a Dragon Edition GT70...which was $4k when new just last year.

Quote:
Originally Posted by PP Mguire View Post
Hmm can dual boot 7 and 8. DOesn't the GT have 2 HDD bays or mSATA? Or would your boss let you run your work stuff in a VM? Carrying a single "heavy" laptop is one thing but 2 **** that.
Yeah the GT70's all have 2 HDD bays. You can put an mSATA adapter in one of the bays to get 2 or 3 mSATA SSD's instead of a single HDD/SSD.
__________________
Laptop: MSI GT70 2OC-059us | i7-4700MQ | 16GB | GTX 770m | 500GB SSD / 750GB HDD | 17.3" | Win10 Pro
Desktop: 4690k | 12GB g.Skill RipJaws | GTX 970 | 520hx | Z87X-UD4H | Corsair Vengeance C70 | Corsair H110 | Acer 25" | Acer 22" | Win10
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5


If I help you, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the under my post
carnageX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2014, 04:31 PM   #19 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: SC
Posts: 235
Default Re: New GTX 970M

The only problem I see with using it for work is that then I will have to let the IT guy touch it. I am quite experienced myself with IT and could easily setup the few necessary things, but I know the guy and he is a but controlling. Then I would probably be forking over control of it also. They would want the ability to control updates and what not. Because our software breaks if the wrong SQL updates get installed. I no longer work pure IT and work as an Integration Engineer and Technical Trainer.

I am thinking the GS70 is a good option because of weight. Maybe the GS60 if I could convince myself to use a smaller screen. But my work laptop is 15 maybe 14 and I want more screen. I am used to working in a situation with two to three monitors.
bpm55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2014, 04:38 PM   #20 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: SC
Posts: 235
Default Re: New GTX 970M

Would it be better to go for the 970m with 6Gb?

I am thinking the more the merrier. Since the new consoles have 8Gb.

I have a pretty good grasp on this just looking for other opinions.
__________________

bpm55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
gaming laptop, new gpu, new laptop

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NVIDIA Fermi - GTX 470 - GTX 480 - GTX 480 SLI Review Osiris New Technology and Products 0 03-29-2010 02:38 PM
NVIDIA Fermi - GTX 470 - GTX 480 - GTX 480 SLI Review Osiris New Technology and Products 1 03-26-2010 11:23 PM
Free Far Cry 2 With GTX 260 & GTX 280? Osiris PC Gaming 1 10-20-2008 06:54 PM
HD 4870 X2 VS GTX 280 SSC Edition VS GTX 260's in SLI Luke2 New Systems | Building and Buying 19 09-27-2008 10:49 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.