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Considering how the GTX 860M is a 50w GPU that performs within 10-15% of a 7850, I think that's considered WIN.

The 880M is the gimmick though. Steer clear of it. For that matter, the Vram is a gimmick too. 4GB on a GPU that doesn't even feature 100GB/s bandwidth? Are you kidding me?

I mean, I'm the laptop guy on OCN...even I think that's ridiculous. Anything over 2GB for 1080p is insane. Marketing ploy much?

As for the laptop, not a bad choice of components really. Looked it up the other day myself. I personally want to snag one of the G750 machines from Asus, once they refresh the GPUs of course.
     
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If you're the laptop guy, then you should know about the Dynaudio built-in speakers on MSI gaming laptops wink.gif

- Yours, former OCN Audio guy tongue.gif
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If you're the laptop guy, then you should know about the Dynaudio built-in speakers on MSI gaming laptops wink.gif

- Yours, former OCN Audio guy tongue.gif

While they are good, I still preferred the Harmon/Kardon speakers out of the last Toshiba Qosmio I had. For a laptop, they had great bass. Then again, that was around four years ago, so that's a thing... >.>


Heh, but ja, speakers are the last thing I look at when buying a laptop. It's a nice addition but ultimately I'll be using a headset or external speakers instead. tongue.gif
     
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Seems like a pretty pathetic battery for a "gaming notebook". They should have just removed the internal disc drive and expanded the battery.
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Considering how the GTX 860M is a 50w GPU that performs within 10-15% of a 7850, I think that's considered WIN.

The 880M is the gimmick though. Steer clear of it. For that matter, the Vram is a gimmick too. 4GB on a GPU that doesn't even feature 100GB/s bandwidth? Are you kidding me?

I mean, I'm the laptop guy on OCN...even I think that's ridiculous. Anything over 2GB for 1080p is insane. Marketing ploy much?

As for the laptop, not a bad choice of components really. Looked it up the other day myself. I personally want to snag one of the G750 machines from Asus, once they refresh the GPUs of course.
Would it be cheaper to give the GPU 2GB instead of 4gb?
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Would it be cheaper to give the GPU 2GB instead of 4gb?

Yes, but it cost nothing for them to put the extra 2GB in in terms of space since you don't need to change the pin count. Just use higher density memory chips.
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I'd like to see some real world tests against a GTX 765m and GTX 770m. I've been considering a small gaming laptop for when I travel. Depending on how well it works in games this might be a mobile GPU for me. thumb.gif
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Beware of the battery life on this laptop. I own a MH17GP (pretty much a custom built clone of the GE70) and the most I ever get with just an i7 4700MQ, 8GBs of RAM, 750GB WD Blue, Intel Centrino Ultimate N 6300 is about 3 hours at 100% charge. Doing anything, even just browsing, gives you only about two hours. Based on that, this will only get at the most, 1.5 hours since it will consume twice the power.

Yes, I do cycle my battery and I bought this just a couple months ago.
     
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I don't think I've ever seen a gaming grade laptop that had good battery life. I honestly thought that was par for the course.
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