MSI Computer GT62VR Dominator-027 15.6″ Core i7-6700HQ 16GB 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD Win10 Notebook

Mid-range Laptop 1k-1.5k USA

Posted on: June 22, 2017 by edit1754

ASUS FX502VM uses a low quality TN display with poor contrast and viewing angles, like the left side of this photo, pretty bad for $1200 and easily avoidable. The Acer is good on its display but seems to not have the best cooling system.

This $1254 MSI GT62VR (be sure to not pick the GP series instead; 6700HQ vs 7700HQ is a small difference) and this $1299 Clevo P650HP6 have good displays and good cooling systems at the same time.

College laptop for gaming

Posted on: June 22, 2017 by edit1754

I might just consider well-cooled GTX 1060 for this price. The GL502VS in some cases doesn’t end up getting very good temps with its GTX 1070. The MSI GT62VR is great though it is a bit thicker.

gaming laptop advice

Posted on: June 14, 2017 by edit1754

Both I think have similar displays. They’re IPS much better than low quality TN. Only thing is once you get to $1200+ price ranges you can get higher color gamut IPS displays and with that as well as other factors I mostly just don’t suggest (higher-priced upgraded configs of) these for those higher price brackets.

For example these two


Is lenovo y720 good?

Posted on: June 5, 2017 by edit1754

Y720 is OK if you’re getting a good deal on it (under $1150 or so). Prices vary:*PERKSEPP

Main issue with it is it uses the under-saturated type of IPS screen (45% NTSC), whereas the better type (72% NTSC) is pretty much standard for $1200+ GTX 1060 laptops.

Higher, I’d start to look at:

– Eluktronics P650HP6: (offered 4K option is not true 4K per sidebar PSA. I would have other recs with true 4K)
– P650HP6-G from reseller: (select an OS, consider 120Hz)

Oh, and don’t go for that ASUS FX502VM. Low quality TN panel with poor contrast and viewing angles quite poor for the price. Also the 3GB 1060 while still better than a 1050 Ti is lower performance in ways other than memory; the memory is a bit of a red herring.

Final four guidance?

Posted on: May 23, 2017 by edit1754

MSI GP62MVR 4K model near-certainly uses the same PenTile (RG/BW) not-true-4K display as the GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K. The RGB in each pixel is replaced with either only RG or only BW, giving you all the native-res performance requirements and risk for content scaling issues of 4K, without the full sharpness of 4K in exchange for it. Commonly regarded to be a deceptive marketing practice. More info in the sidebar.

Lenovo Legion Y720 4K is true 4K. If you want 4K for sharpness or ability to increase screen realestate, and are OK with running newer games in non-native res and making sure apps scale properly, go for it. However I might skip FHD models of the Legion Y720 (except for deals $1100 and under or so), since they use a lame under-saturated 45% NTSC color gamut IPS panel, rather than 72% NTSC which is the norm for $1200+ GTX 1060 laptops.

This deal on a MSI GT62VR from Amazon is pretty good. Price fluctuates between $1250 and $1350, and a great option for the price either way. Do know though that one thing the Y720 has that this doesn’t is Thunderbolt 3. The Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-593G gets you Thunderbolt 3, a GTX 1060, and a 72% NTSC color gamut IPS FHD display at the same time — though does not have G-Sync.

ASUS GL502VM is OK, but IMO Clevo models are better. Eluktronics P650HP6 models on Amazon can get you pretty good deals for $1400 and under, and the Sager NP8156 gets you G-Sync and a 120Hz (good-type-of-)TN and is available from many resellers. Just be aware the 4K options in both Eluktronics and some of the higher 15.6″ Sagers are also not true 4K. The Sager not-true-4K panels do support G-Sync though, and also there are currently no true 4K 15.6″ G-Sync enabled panels, and 120Hz FHD might be your nicest option for gaming anyway.