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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-15-2019, 12:48 PM - Thread Starter
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Best gaming laptop options?

Hi! I'm getting ready for several months overseas in Japan, and won't have the space to bring my massive desktop setup with me. I'm looking for a ~17" laptop that won't be too much of a drop from my current rig's specs (i7 4970K, 16GB, GTX 1080, 2TB SSD). I can budget as much as $2000 for it, but I'd like to keep it closer to $1500 if possible. External GPUs are a possibility, but I'd prefer to have a contained unit. Battery life is not an important factor, as I have a Surface Book for portability - this will mostly sit at a desk. I'll be buying in the US.

I've been looking at Alienware's options which claim to be upgradable, but I'm hoping someone more plugged in has insights regarding other manufacturer's options.


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I've been gaming on laptops exclusively since 2007.

Gaming laptops prior to a console launch have a short life because PC requirements jump with new consoles since most games are ports. With the PS5 sporting a 8-core Ryzen [Hyperthreaded?], forget about a laptop you can upgrade even at your budget. I doubt current any 6-core will last long term into next gen.

Personally, I'd go cheap if this is just a temporary substitute. Maybe the GTX1660 Ti/RTX 2060.

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA....386426.0.html

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA....384946.0.html

Strongest graphics in your price range would be the RTX 2070: https://www.xoticpc.com/custom-gamin...aphicscard=223

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA....384936.0.html

Can anyone explain to me why MSI needs our laptops back on top of the wholesale price they're already more or less recouping from us with their GT72(s)/GT80(s) trade in program? MSI isn't a company you can trust!

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