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Had a previous post and have been looking at other threads and have narrowed it down to two laptops I'm thinking of, but kinda confused because of the costs to performance. Should I get a Macbook Pro 17" 2.4ghz with 6770 grx or the MSI GT780DX-215. The Macbook Pro is about a 1k more expensive, am I missing something. I primarily want the laptop for gaming, which one is better for gaming.
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Get the MSI. GTX 570M >> 560M >>>>>>>>> 6750M. /thread
 
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Okay, here's the thing. The MSI laptop will blow that MB Pro out of the water with raw specs, but you sacrifice portability, battery life, and IMHO looks. If you're thinking about getting the MSI to use as a desktop replacement/barely mobile powerhouse, it's the better choice. That MB's 6770M is more or less a desktop 5770, and um.. you'll maybe be able to play modern titles at no more than medium-high with a lot of other settings turned off. And um, there's not much of a market for Mac games. Hope I helped.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TexasIslander;15613250 
I primarily want the laptop for gaming, which one is better for gaming.

Get the MSI.
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Either one are not going to be that portable.

So it all matters on what you want, gaming machine, or not a gaming machine.

I have a 2011 13" MBP i7, and it's not a gaming machine. Battery last nearly 8 hours and it's all kinds of portable.

So, what are your concerns? Gaming, or portability and battery life?

Edit/ lol, misread. Get the MSI. It is a gaming laptop. It will be more suited for what you need.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HWI;15613520 
Get the MSI.
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Originally Posted by Biscuits_N_Gravy;15613529 
Either one are not going to be that portable.

So it all matters on what you want, gaming machine, or not a gaming machine.

I have a 2011 13" MBP i7, and it's not a gaming machine. Battery last nearly 8 hours and it's all kinds of portable.

So, what are your concerns? Gaming, or portability and battery life?

Edit/ lol, misread. Get the MSI. It is a gaming laptop. It will be more suited for what you need.
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrbroad77;15613416 
Get the MSI. GTX 570M >> 560M >>>>>>>>> 6750M. /thread

+1. The MSI all the way.
post #7 of 8
if you're gaming this isn't even a comparison...Macs= not gaming (not knocking on them, but it's really not gaming friendly though it is possible). MSI= gaming. So is asus/sager. Which are great if you're buying from a reseller like xoticpc b/c you can customize it. Battery life won't be great but you can buy 2 spare batteries and it's still 800 bucks cheaper...
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Originally Posted by X-Country Dude96;15613490 
Okay, here's the thing. The MSI laptop will blow that MB Pro out of the water with raw specs, but you sacrifice portability, battery life, and IMHO looks. If you're thinking about getting the MSI to use as a desktop replacement/barely mobile powerhouse, it's the better choice. That MB's 6770M is more or less a desktop 5770, and um.. you'll maybe be able to play modern titles at no more than medium-high with a lot of other settings turned off. And um, there's not much of a market for Mac games. Hope I helped.

The 6770M is not even close to a 5770. My 5770 stock clock is 875 Mhz, 800 SP's. 6770M - 480 SPs at 725mhz. 6870M is equivalent to an underclocked desktop 5770.

Ok so anyway the 570M is 87% faster on Crysis 2 than a 6770M. Tough choice OP tongue.gif . That MSI is a good choice for a gaming laptop, check Xoticpc.com for other decent options maybe. Even an M17x with a 6990M or GTX 580M is ~$2000, with a 3D 1080p screen. Oh, and don't get me started on 580M vs. 6770M.
 
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