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I am looking to buy a laptop.

My budget is around £1250

The two i have found are:

Alienware 13 £1,138
Specs:
Intel® Core™ i7-6500U (Dual-Core, 4MB Cache, up to 3.1GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 2GB GDDR5
13 inch HD 1366 x 768 TN Panel. 200-nits Display
16GB Duel Channel DDR3L at 16000MHz
1TB 5400RPM SATA 6Gb/s HDD

MSI GS40 Phantom £1,199 (lower of the two prices)
Specs:
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7 Skylake-6700HQ (2.6GHz – 3.5GHz)
Display: 14″ FHD, (1920*1080) IPS Wide View Angle
Memory Supplied: 8GB DDR4-2133MHz
Graphics Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce GTX970M (3GB)
Storage: 1 x 128GB or 256GB M.2 SSD + 1TB 7200RPM

These are the two laptops I have found with the most power but are not loud
What I’m looking for:
Quiet (For working and personal prefrence)
Good battery life (For working on battery)
Good game performance (For when I’m not working)

Can u please tell me which of these laptops is better for the points I listed
Or if u think there is another laptop I have missed that you think is better than the two provided
Thanks
Dan
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I don't know laptops, but OCN does have a forum called "Laptops and Netbooks" in the Mobile Computing parent forum (its full name is Mobile Computing Forum):

 

http://www.overclock.net/f/158/laptops-and-netbooks

 

I flagged your thread to be moved though, so you don't have to make a new one. I am only telling you about the forum for future reference.

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The second machine you quoted is infinitely better than the alienware 13
    
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Go with the second one, It's definitely superior to the Alienware.
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