I’m currently looking at getting a new laptop, although the main use of the laptop will not be gaming I like the hardware that is offered in these types of laptops. And with so many options it is really hard to choose the one that will be right for you.
First of all there is the size of the laptop, my current one is 15 inch and is an acquitted size. But I’m getting drawn to a 17.3 inch one due to the vast amount of screen space, making task much as data analysis a littler bit more comfortable, and of course to play the odd game on a slightly larger screen is a plus. The issue with a lot of powerful 17.3 inch gaming laptops is that they are not the lightest and thinnest. Meaning that the overall portability is to going to be limited. And considering i will be carrying this laptop around with me everyday i would rather something that isn’t going to weigh me down a huge amount.
So I started to do some research and initially checked the go to brands for gaming laptops, this includes Alienware, Asus, MSI and Acer.
The issues in my opinion with the Alienware laptops is how thick they are, i have seen the 13 inch models they use to do and it was about the width of two 13 inch netbooks. This is a slight deal breaker and I am yet to see them release a slightly thinner one like a lot of other companies do. Asus and MSI are both great examples of this as they bother offer there own flagship gaming laptops with incredible hardware and performance, but again size and weight. So after a number of searches 3 laptops just kept coming up
After looking at the hardware that I was after these 3 laptops came out on top, and the MSI and Asus ones went straight to the top of my list. Although the Asus one has a larger build it would still be a manageable size to use every day, but the MSI one just looks incredible. Granted it is the most expensive of the 3 but in my opinion it is the nicest looking with a sleek brushed metal finish and looking less like a gaming laptop than the other 2 i feel it suites my requirement the best.
It still amazes me somewhat the Pascal GPU’s can be put into laptops and have more or less the same specification as the desktop equivalent. And it might only have a 1060 in it but this card will stick pack a punch playing most games. I did look at ones with a 1070 but i just could not justify the extra money for a GPU that i really would not utilize that much. I have also read a large number of reviews on this deviceand it appears to be all positive. Something you would expect when a company like MSI brings out a gaming laptop.
So this is just a little food for thought if anyone is looking at getting a gaming laptop that looks sleek and professional while not weighing over 2.5kg, and stick packs a mighty punch!
If anyone has this laptop leave your opinion in the comments below.