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 Post subject: Gaming Notebook Suggestions
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:34 pm 
8086
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Location: Calgary, AB
Hi There,

I know this isn't a PC build but a laptop customization; wasn't sure where to put it.

Looking for some recommendations on either good notebook manufacturers or possibly good notebook models. There's so many manufacturers and models out there it's hard to find a company/companies to focus in on. I'm not really big into the 'flashy' look; I'm more interested in performance and reliability. As far as models I'm looking for: something mid/high end (ie. GTX 770 up, i7-4700 up, High performance 240GB SSD with optional 2nd mechanical drive). Any recommendations are welcome. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming Notebook Suggestions
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:46 pm 
Smithfield
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Your pickings for the latest and greatest for gaming laptops are:
  • ASUS G750
  • MSI GT70
  • Alienware Mx14 or Mx17
  • Acer Aspire V3
  • One of the many Clevo rebadged laptops

I have the G750. I only have three complaints with it:
  • Speakers shut off automatically, and the turn-on lag is pretty bad.
  • Keyboard may miss keystrokes. It hasn't been an issue in games though strangely enough
  • Trackpad is too close to left wrist and there's no palm detection


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming Notebook Suggestions
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:30 pm 
8086
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Location: Calgary, AB
Thanks for the input. I'm not very keen on anything Acer (if I'm looking for something of quality that is) and I'm not so sure about Alienware ever since they got purchased by Dell. I like the thought of Clevo as AVADirect sells them (and are almost completely customizable) but they seem to be a bit pricier than other manufacturers I looked at with similar specs.

I looked at MaxPCs BotB and they have a Lenovo as the gaming notebook. I checked Lenovo's website and they don't sell ANYTHING with a GTX card in it. I also saw their review of the Gigabyte and the CyberPower but they brought up issues with the trackpad for both and the keyboard on the CyberPower.


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming Notebook Suggestions
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:20 pm 
8086
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Location: Calgary, AB
UPDATE: I've been looking at the MSI GT70 2OC-010US and was wondering if anyone has any clue of the make/model of the SSD/HDD and memory that they use in these systems? You can 'build' this unit at AVADirect but to get something with the same specs and picking your HDDs and memory it comes out as more. If the hardware in the system is relatively decent then upgradinjg it isn't necessary. Thanks.


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