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Please help select gaming/work laptop

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May 17, 2012 4:15:22 PM

Hello everyone


1. What is your budget?

->$1800CAD

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?

->15"

3. What screen resolution do you want?

->Full HD

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?

->doesnt matter

5. How much battery life do you need?

->not important

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?

->BF3 (high)
->COD
->Generals2 (when it comes out)


7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)

-> Virtual Machines (this will be the main task, 2nd will be gaming)

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?

->doesnt matter

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.

-> NCIX
->newegg.ca
->whatever else

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?

->Untill I no longer have a use for it, my current one I have had it for 5 years now.

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?

-> doesnt matter

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.

-> MSI
->Asus
->Acer
->Dell
--> i really dont care, as long as it is well built and reliable hardware

13. What country do you live in?

-> Canada

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.


I'm looking at MSI GT60 right now, looks pretty good, what do you guys think? or can you suggest an alternative?

Thank you
a c 244 D Laptop
May 17, 2012 6:09:48 PM

MSI GT60 is a great choice.It offers a decent battery life too(compared to other gaming notebooks).A good alternative would be ASUS G55
May 17, 2012 9:54:31 PM

Maziar said:
MSI GT60 is a great choice.It offers a decent battery life too(compared to other gaming notebooks).A good alternative would be ASUS G55


Thank you for the reply,
Seems like MSI has better specs, for example, it has Nvidia 670M 3GB graphics as compared to Asus, which has 660M 2GB.
As well as HDD in RAID 0, and KILLER network cards...

BUT... How about reliability?... I've never owned anything other than a motherboard made by MSI (which is still running after 3 years)

What do you guys have to say in terms of reliability for MSI and Asus laptops?

Thank you
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a c 244 D Laptop
May 18, 2012 12:01:04 PM

ASUS laptops are more reliable but the MSI GT series seem to be quite different compared to previous MSI gaming notebooks.They've got excellent reviews around the web
May 19, 2012 2:40:14 PM

There arent many reviews of the Asus G55 out as yet... maybe its a good idea to wait for a bit see some reviews before buying it...
a b D Laptop
May 20, 2012 2:09:06 AM

Definitely, if you can wait awhile, you'll get a better idea of what is going on. Personally, I prefer Asus, but I like MSI as well, both are great, considering though that the GT60 has better specs, I'd probably go with if I were you.
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