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October 27, 2015 1:57:47 PM

I'm looking for a gaming laptop.

$1000-1500
256GB SSD
500GB-1TB Hard Drive
15.6 inches
Nvidia GTX 960 or better
Less than 6 pounds

Preferences: Light weight, slim

Also, is there a way to get a custom built laptop?

Thank you in advance!

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a b 4 Gaming
October 27, 2015 2:04:30 PM

did a quick check of a laptop series i'm familiar with and found this on, it meets or beats your requirements but sits at the top end of your price range.

MSI GS Series GS60 Ghost Pro 4K-079 Gaming Laptop
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


if your willing to manually add an SSD, there's a lot ore options at lower price points.
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October 27, 2015 2:16:18 PM

pasow said:
did a quick check of a laptop series i'm familiar with and found this on, it meets or beats your requirements but sits at the top end of your price range.

MSI GS Series GS60 Ghost Pro 4K-079 Gaming Laptop
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


if your willing to manually add an SSD, there's a lot ore options at lower price points.


Thanks for the fast reply!

The laptop you suggested seems great, but it turns out it has a 48hz refresh rate, which is really low for gaming.

If I manually add an SSD, would it have any effect on warranty? Also, is it difficult to add an SSD? I have experience building my own desktop, but I have no idea how laptops work.

Thanks again!
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October 28, 2015 6:54:07 AM

Your biggest issue is you are limiting things in a "gaming" system to a thin and light system which means extra cost and a lot less range to pick from.

See what www.xoticpc.com has, although most will fall outside of your size/weight wants.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 29, 2015 4:23:25 PM

Jineus said:
pasow said:
did a quick check of a laptop series i'm familiar with and found this on, it meets or beats your requirements but sits at the top end of your price range.

MSI GS Series GS60 Ghost Pro 4K-079 Gaming Laptop
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


if your willing to manually add an SSD, there's a lot ore options at lower price points.


Thanks for the fast reply!

The laptop you suggested seems great, but it turns out it has a 48hz refresh rate, which is really low for gaming.

If I manually add an SSD, would it have any effect on warranty? Also, is it difficult to add an SSD? I have experience building my own desktop, but I have no idea how laptops work.

Thanks again!


well, that refresh rates a bummer... might be best to stick with 1080p screens.

i recommend contacting the laptop manufacturer before changing internal parts. some are pickier than others about it, but MSI has historically been fairly lenient with people swapping out storage hardware.

for how difficult it will be, that's a variable that goes wildly from a few minutes to disassembling the entire laptop. i have a MSI GS60 from last year that requires me to disassemble the entire thing to replace the SSD in it... it would be best to find an instructional video about disassembling the laptop before attempting that ways you know what your getting your self into.

some other results from new egg. (i included 128GB SSD laptops)
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