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Need expert to compare 3 Gaming Laptop specs and prices

gaming laptop specs SSD 17 inch backlit keybord

Best Answer phillpower2 , 15 November 2017 - 08:21 AM

The last one, MSI.  Or MSI GP72X Leopard Pro BUNDLE  Go to the full post »


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Hello everyone,

 
I am a "Second-Life resident" gamer, using a 4-year-old, low end, HP 15 inch laptop computer.
 
I'm shopping for a new up-to-date powerful Windows 10(home) laptop, filled with appropriately advanced technologies, with an ample sized SSD, and preferably around 17 inches. A backlit keyboard would be nice.
 
As an SL gamer, using an old low-end laptop, it often crashes or lags tremendously, not able to handle crowded places. Please use your expertise and compare the specs of the following three prospects I've narrowed down to, and pick the best deal. Furthermore, I would like to update any candidate with a 500GB SSD minus any HDD.
 
Budget: Around $1,500
 
Thanks,
Robert
 
$1,099 / $1,249 with 480GB SSD upgrade
 
$1,028 / $1,102 with 500GB SSD upgrade
 
$1,399 / $1,558 with 500GB SSD upgrade
 
P.S. Any additional advice would be appreciated.

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The last one, MSI. :thumbsup:


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The last one, MSI. :thumbsup:

 

Or MSI GP72X Leopard Pro BUNDLE 


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Yeppirs, that'll work. :)


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SpywareDr and phillpower2,

 

Thank you both so very much for using your time to help me out.

 

For me, it's a no-brainer to jump on phillpower2's recommendation MSI GP72X Leopard Pro BUNDLE. It satisfies ever request I have and then some!

 

But I couldn't resist upgrading the 2nd available memory slot with the 

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB 260-Pin DDR4 SO-DIMM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) Laptop Memory Model F4-2400C16S-16GRS

 

Added memory: $182.99 + System: $1,539.00 = $1,721.99 total

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Edited by rdcast, 15 November 2017 - 11:46 AM.

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Looks like fun! Enjoy!


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Glad we could help and thank you for letting us know that we have been able to answer your question  :thumbsup:

 

You are welcome btw and ditto to what the Doc has said above. enjoy  :)


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Folks! I'm a gaming geek. I have been playing games since long, to avoid gaming issues I am planning to upgrade my PC, but don't know which SSD card to go with for games. I found the list of the best SSD for gaming, what you guys say about it, which is the best among them.

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The fastest SSDs are PCIe based. PCIe is a type of data lane originally used for graphics cards, so it's much faster than SATA.

M.2 is another form factor for a direct motherboard connector similar in appearance to mSATA. But it has both SATA and PCIe lanes built into the connector. If both the SSD and motherboard have PCIe lanes available it'll use those instead of SATA since it's faster. This is pretty much the new standard for SSDs.

There are also SSDs that are built onto an adapter that fits directly into a regular 4, 8 or 16 lane PCIe slot on your motherboard. These tend to be among some of the highest performing, but you need to check and see the lanes are available. Some motherboards have 16x sized slots that are actually only 4x or 8x lanes if the other slot(s) are used at the same time. Each motherboard chipset has a maximum number of lanes it supports and they may be shared across different slots including the M.2 if available.
 


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