Solved Choosing between 3 laptops (two MSI's and one Acer) for school/gaming Tags: Gaming Hard Drives RAM AMD Laptops MSI Acer Last response: August 24, 2013 11:09 AM in Laptops & Notebooks Share Burnty August 24, 2013 6:55:19 AM In September I'm off to university this means that I have to buy a new laptop and I've found 3 laptops that I find interesting. (I know the sites are in Dutch but I guess you could understand the speccs) 1. MSI GX60 1AC-073NL €879 (http://www.laptopshop.nl/product/303073/category-180891...) 15.6 inch, AMD A10 4600, 8Gb RAM, AMD 7970M, 750Gb HDD, 2. MSI GE70 2OE-015NL €1149 (http://www.laptopshop.nl/product/338503/msi-ge70-2oe-01...) 17.3 inch, i7 4700MQ, 8Gb RAM, Nvidia GTX 765M, 750Gb HDD 3. ACER ASPIRE V3-772G-747A1275MAKK €1099 (http://www.laptopshop.nl/product/332862/acer-aspire-v3-...) 17.3 inch, i7 4702MQ, 12Gb RAM, Nvidia GTX 760m, 750Gb HDD What will I be using it for? I'm going to study computer science so I'll use it for my study but I also wanted a laptop on which I could play modern games since I'm a pretty heavy gamer. Now I'm wondering which one do you guys think is bests? From looking at benchmarks the 7970m is a lot more powerful than the cards in the other two laptops but I'm not sure if the CPU is any good? More about : choosing laptops msi acer school gaming Reply to Burnty RazerZ a b 4 Gaming a b À AMD a b D Laptop August 24, 2013 9:47:50 AM The first one is the best. Reply to RazerZ Best solution Emerald a b D Laptop August 24, 2013 9:57:20 AM two thinks: 1) will a 17 inch laptop fit on the school desks? 2) the 7970M is comparable to a GTX 680M, the 760M and 765M should be the stronger video card. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car... personally I would get the first one Reply to Emerald Related resources Need help to choose between those two Laptops! - Forum Need help choosing between 3 laptops! - Forum Need help choosing between 3 laptops - Forum looking to choose between two dell laptops, i7 with worse graphics or i5 with better graphics - Forum Choosing between two laptops - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer RazerZ a b 4 Gaming a b À AMD a b D Laptop August 24, 2013 10:09:32 AM Emerald said:two thinks: 1) will a 17 inch laptop fit on the school desks? 2) the 7970M is comparable to a GTX 680M, the 760M and 765M should be the stronger video card. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car... personally I would get the first one 1) It will but will take up most of the desk space 2) yea, but for 300 euro more not sure it's worth it. Reply to RazerZ Burnty August 24, 2013 10:41:27 AM I've just been checking a bit more and the AMD A10 4600 severly botllenecks the 7970M, so it probably isn't the best option, not sure why MSI decided to put that CPU together with that GPU. Reply to Burnty Emerald a b D Laptop August 24, 2013 10:59:21 AM The AMD A10 4600 APU only comes with a Radeon HD 7660G build in the same website offers a MSI GX70, which is a 17 inch laptop, at €1249 with a AMD A10 5750M and a Radeon HD 8970 Reply to Emerald Burnty August 24, 2013 11:05:18 AM Hmm the GX70 looks cool as well, but I'm afraid that it's out of my price range €1150 really was the maximum I wanted to spend. Reply to Burnty Emerald a b D Laptop August 24, 2013 11:09:45 AM if you decide to get a 17 inch laptop I would get the MSI Intel based one Reply to Emerald Ask the community Post an answer Related resources : ForumSolvedNeed Help Choosing Between Two Laptops ForumSolvedChoosing between these 3 Mobos (MSI, Gigabyte and ASRock) and compatibility of parts ForumSolvedhow much does clock speed matter (comparing Ci5 1.7ghz and Ci5 2.5ghz)? Help choose between two laptops ForumChoosing between two Laptops ForumSolvedChoose between two laptops, identical except for cpu/gpu ForumHelp me decide between this two MSI laptops ForumSolvedChoose between two laptops ForumHelp choosing between two laptops ForumChoosing between two laptops. ForumChoosing between two bare bones...which one is a better value? ForumChoosing between two Acer 5742G models ForumDecision between two laptops Macbook pro or Acer Timeline X ForumSolvedHelp me choose between these two laptops ForumSeeking advice choosing between two laptops ForumHelp choosing between two custom built laptops More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !