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Looking for a good gaming laptop around $1000 (Also comparing two)

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Not including any you guys suggest which one?

Total: 1 vote

  • MSI GT70 Dominator 424 (i7 4800MQ, 870M) 9 cell battery 1 fan
  • 100 %
  • Sager NP8268-S (i7 4810MQ, 870M) 8 cell battery 2 fans
  • 0 %
May 19, 2014 1:28:42 PM

Ok so I need a laptop for college, but I mainly need it for gaming. All i need it for for college is taking notes, but I want to be able to play games like BF3, BF4, War Thunder, Skyrim etc on high settings. Right now I'm stuck between two laptops. The Sager 8268-S and the MSI GT60 Dominator 424. I was set on the Sager until I found the Dominator. It has a bigger battery and only one fan so it gets much better battery life (it seems). It has the 4800 instead of the 4810 but that only seems to be a .1ghz difference. Any draw backs for the Dominator 424? It seems quiet unless gaming and stays around 70-80 when gaming with boost enabled. I'll use a cooling pad to keep it cooler as well.
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May 19, 2014 2:05:37 PM

860M is going to perform significantly better - even with the I5 i'd go with the 860M model.
May 20, 2014 2:21:07 PM

I have a new budget of about $1,300 also found this computer: i7, 860M 8gb of RAM, I'd upgrade to the 1TB 7,200RPM drive for $20. not sure if the 4810MQ is worth the extra $35 over the 4710MQ its it just an overclocked 4710?
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May 21, 2014 7:02:13 AM

What about compared to the Sager 8268-S? It has an i7 4810MQ and 870m. I moved away from MSI after seeing sager because they had better performance, and from reviews lower temperatures, staying around 80 when gaming. I would just upgrade to a 1TB 7,200RPM HDD for $20 Link:
May 22, 2014 4:18:46 AM

From the reviews I should be able to get about 3 hrs 30mins to 4hrs out of the battery
May 22, 2014 6:05:11 AM

I was also told the MSI Dominator 424 is a good laptop wit a longer battery life, but I'm worried about temperatures. The Sager would reach about 80, and MSI it seems about 90-95, and only one fan. Also with the Sager is it possible to upgrade the GPU or CPU later? (I more than likely wouldn't was just wondering) And thank you for the help
May 22, 2014 6:31:24 AM

(Sorry for updating so often just trying to figure out the absolute best laptop I can get for the money) It actually seems like it has better cooling the GPU reaching about 80, or 70 if turbo boost cooling is on, and the CPU around 80. ( ) if it has the 5hrs I heard from a guy on reddit it will be a perfect fit, I haven't found anything really bad a bout except that it has only one fan, but that fan seems to do very well.
May 27, 2014 5:40:40 PM

Ended up getting the MSI GT60 Dominator 424, better battery life, and still good temperatures.