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October 14, 2014 5:10:22 AM

Hi everybody!

I'm about buying a new gaming laptop, and my main concern is the brand.. I've made a little investigation and finally found two specious rigs:

1. ASUS G551JM - i7-4710HQ, GTX 860M 4 GB GDDR5, 8 GB DDR 3 RAM, 15,6", costs $ 1300

2. MSI GT70 2PE Dominator Pro - i7-4700HQ, GTX 880M 4 GB GDDR5, 8 GB DDR3 RAM, 17,3" costs $ 1650

I admit that the MSI one is superior in performance (that GTX 880 would be so wonderful), but I've heard several rumors that it has weak quality compared to ASUS (poor materials, heating problems, and so on). So the ASUS machine might be more durable. Is that true? I haven't checked for more powerful ASUS rigs, because they are far more expensive than the MSI rigs (maybe that why they have poor quality, if it's true) and this MSI one has the maximum price which I can afford.
So guys, the question is: if you were me, which power plant would you buy??

Many thanks in advance for your help!

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October 14, 2014 6:29:29 AM

blazs91 said:
Hi everybody!

I'm about buying a new gaming laptop, and my main concern is the brand.. I've made a little investigation and finally found two specious rigs:

1. ASUS G551JM - i7-4710HQ, GTX 860M 4 GB GDDR5, 8 GB DDR 3 RAM, 15,6", costs $ 1300

2. MSI GT70 2PE Dominator Pro - i7-4700HQ, GTX 880M 4 GB GDDR5, 8 GB DDR3 RAM, 17,3" costs $ 1650

I admit that the MSI one is superior in performance (that GTX 880 would be so wonderful), but I've heard several rumors that it has weak quality compared to ASUS (poor materials, heating problems, and so on). So the ASUS machine might be more durable. Is that true? I haven't checked for more powerful ASUS rigs, because they are far more expensive than the MSI rigs (maybe that why they have poor quality, if it's true) and this MSI one has the maximum price which I can afford.
So guys, the question is: if you were me, which power plant would you buy??

Many thanks in advance for your help!


i say go with the asus one ..you wont see much difference in performance .. you will probably get a 10 to 15 fps gain with 880 over the 860 ... not sure about the heating part but i do know that asus generally has nice cooling systems so that is why i recommend it over the stronger msi one .. its slightly slower but less likely to attract heat and get busted
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October 14, 2014 6:36:12 AM

I find it funny how people throw around '10-15fps' like its nothing. People overclock their GPUs for a mere 5fps FFS!

Your statement about MSI is correct, I would also choose Asus over them. Here is a laptop that is similar in price of that MSI.

ASUS ROG G750JS-DS71 17.3-inch Gaming Laptop, GeForce GTX 870M Graphics https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IEV85OU/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_Jz...
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October 15, 2014 3:11:36 AM

Thanks for your help guys! Finally I catched an ASUS G750JZ (GTX 880M 4 GB, i7-4700HQ, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD) at price of $1780
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February 8, 2015 6:41:03 PM

blazs91 said:
Thanks for your help guys! Finally I catched an ASUS G750JZ (GTX 880M 4 GB, i7-4700HQ, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD) at price of $1780

Where did you find it for $1780? Im only finding it for $2100
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February 8, 2015 6:44:27 PM

Might have been on sale. The ASUS ROG G751JT-DH72 17.3-Inch Laptop (Black) is more up to date and in that price range.
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February 8, 2015 7:02:49 PM

ferwindjacks said:
Might have been on sale. The ASUS ROG G751JT-DH72 17.3-Inch Laptop (Black) is more up to date and in that price range.

What would you recommend for under $1700? I can't seem to get an accurate reading on gaming laptops since the reviews are all over the spectrum.. Thank you for your help BTW!
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February 9, 2015 7:06:45 AM

That's only 50 over 1700.

ASUS ROG G751JT-CH71 17.3-Inch Laptop (Black) Is 1500. The previous one is worth the extra money imo, for the bigger screen and 256gb SSD. That will affect performance dramatically.

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February 9, 2015 5:29:02 PM

Ben McClellan said:
blazs91 said:
Thanks for your help guys! Finally I catched an ASUS G750JZ (GTX 880M 4 GB, i7-4700HQ, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD) at price of $1780

Where did you find it for $1780? Im only finding it for $2100


I've found it on a Hungarian webshop, exactly here http://www.digiprime.hu/laptop/asus-laptop/asus-g750-ar...
When I bought it, it was 410 000 HUF (converted to USD at that exchange rate it was about $1780), much cheaper than now... It's suprising tho... Oh and it was also in a discount! So I haven't regretted buying it yet! :wahoo: 
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April 20, 2016 10:26:45 AM

ASUS ROG GL552VW or MSI GP62 6QF Leopard Pro which best for gamer..?
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September 30, 2016 5:11:02 AM

Definitely not Lenovo . Been using Lenovo Y50 for almost an year now and its constantly giving me troubles with constant disconnects from wifi due to faulty network adaptor . The HDD was dying within the first month so had to replace it with Seagate . Now , the screen is giving me problems giving green hue all over the display . I will never buy laptops from Lenovo !
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December 3, 2016 8:21:51 PM

I've owned an Asus G750JW since 2013 when they were first released. I haven't had any issues with it at all. Asus is a great and especially reliable brand. I'm waiting for them to release a laptop whose parts like the gpu and graphics card can be switched out and the I'm upgrading.
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December 5, 2016 11:54:09 PM

"find it funny how people throw around '10-15fps' like its nothing. People overclock their GPUs for a mere 5fps FFS!

I agree . I actually had a physical reaction and jerked back when I read 10-15 fps was negligible and wondered in what gaming universe was this true.
But despite the added muscle of MSI I'd go with Asus. I've known them from way back when all they sold were motherboards .
Their quality does not waver.
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January 17, 2017 9:28:11 PM

I know this is solved and done but I wanted to put my 2 cents in. I think MSI is better than Asus and in terms of overall satisfaction MSI won the readers choice award. The MSI cooler boost 4 is amazing it will drop my temp 15°-20° in seconds. I only have the GL62 6QF (i5 6300hq, 8gb DDR4 RAM, GTX 960m, 1tb HDD) but I added a 512gb m.2 Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe-SSD and wow it's fast. Oh btw upgrading the RAM and or PCIe-SSD does not void the warranty 2 reps told me that on 2 separate occasions. I think the build quality if my MSI is better than my wife's Asus and the higher end models are even better. I use my laptop for audio production on the go and for live shows and it doesn't break a sweat. I even game a little and every game I've tried plays looks great. But hey we all have our own likes and preferences.
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