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Hey guys,

I been looking at getting a new laptop for around $1200, I found this one from a local seller and he wants $1150 for it. Is it worth it?

https://www.msi.com/Laptop/GE70-2QE-Apache-Pro.html#hero-specification

I saw a somewhat mixed review of an older model, so I'm really not sure.

https://youtu.be/CDkJTVLcJw4

Know of any other options in this price range?
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Depends on what you want to do with it, 960m is ok for 1080p gaming, a 965m or 970m would be much better, and the 965m can be found around that price point..
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Originally Posted by keeepcool View Post

Depends on what you want to do with it, 960m is ok for 1080p gaming, a 965m or 970m would be much better, and the 965m can be found around that price point..

Really? In Canada though?

Just want to do 1080p gaming and video editing

That's the best laptop I've found for the price, and it's used
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http://www.eurocom.com/ec/configure%281,340,0%29ec
1079 CAD without harddrive
15.6 IPS / 960M

1179 CAD without harddrive
15.6 IPS / 965M
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http://www.eurocom.com/ec/configure%281,340,0%29ec
1079 CAD without harddrive
15.6 IPS / 960M

1179 CAD without harddrive
15.6 IPS / 965M

Thanks but it only comes with 4 GB RAM, no OS, no SSD, no optical drive....

Adding just a couple of these options brought me to $1600 before tax

I just came across a GE72, 2014 model with an 870M, for around $1100
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There's a reddit page somewhere you can get a Win10 Enterprise for ~20-40 USD I think

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/category/notebook/
-60 for the OS if you don't want it from them ( last page of the customizations )


I think the prices are in USD and they come with SSDs
985 USD / 6700HQ / 965M / 16GB ram / 15.6 IPS / 512GB M.2 SSD but no optical

849 USD / 6700HQ / 960M / 8GB ram / 15.6 IPS / 256GB M.2 SSD / optical

1.274 * 849 = 1081.626 CAD

1.274 * 789 = 1005.1 CAD if no OS
Edited by Kana Chan - 6/7/16 at 8:20pm
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Thanks for these additional options!

I gotta find out how much the import charges will cost as well.

I'm trying to stay within $1200 Canadian, which is why I was looking at something used
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Ended up getting this:
http://valid.x86.fr/dpen2n

For only $950 Canadian! It was an amazing deal
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