Please help select gaming/work laptop Tags: Laptops Last response: May 20, 2012 2:09 AM in Laptops & Notebooks Share zer0net 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 More about : select gaming work laptop Maziar a c 234 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 zer0net 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 Related resources Gaming/Work Laptop help - Forum Gaming/Work Laptop ~1500 - Forum Input needed for new college gaming/work laptop - Forum New PC Build For Gaming/Work Help Welcome - Forum Help choosing ~2500$ Gaming/work Laptop - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Maziar a c 234 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 zer0net 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... hpfreak 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumGaming/Work Laptop Comparison ForumFinal thoughts?! i7-3930k build on water ForumPlease help me to select a laptop ForumSuggestions for a $2000 budget Gaming/Work PC ForumCasual Conversation Thread Mk III ForumHelp buying laptop hp pavillion dvt4 or dv6t select ForumNew gaming/work computer around 1000 EUR (~1200 USD) ForumNew gaming/work PC for cheap (~$6-800) - Win a Prize! ForumHelp me select a new laptop for handling family photos and some gaming ForumMid Level Gaming/Work Laptop ForumGaming laptop under 1000 ForumWhat laptop would run The Sims 3 and expansions on high? ForumA laptop battery for HP DV2000 ForumLaptop Screen is not working ForumGaming laptop for under 900 fro SC2 More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !