Who make good gaming laptops?

  Viowithcrailtap 15:52 22 Mar 2013

Hey Guys,

I've been looking for a gaming laptop (nothing too insane, probably around the £800).

I was originally going to buy a Lenovo Z580 but have now seen the MSI GE60 (i7 3630QM, 8GB RAM, Nvidia GT650M).

This may sound stupid but the is the MSI the better choice? I've heard about Clevo but they seem to be silly money.


  Nontek 17:25 22 Mar 2013

I would try Novatech, they will make to your own spec. Prices are very good as is their after-sales service. Also well known within these forums.


  Woolwell 22:42 22 Mar 2013

Alienware is the gaming part of Dell. http://www.dell.com/uk/p/alienware-laptops

But you'll get more for your money with a desktop.

  Viowithcrailtap 22:57 22 Mar 2013

I'll check out novatech. I know I'd get more for my money with a desk top but I like having the mobility.

I've had a look at alienware and the specs for the money are a bit of a rip off.

  alanrwood 10:31 23 Mar 2013

Unfortunately you get what you pay for. Everything is about compromising price and functionality/reliability. I have a Samsung gaming laptop NP-700G7C and am very pleased with it but it is not exactly the easiest thing to carry around.

  Viowithcrailtap 10:44 23 Mar 2013

Well it seems for £800 you can get quite a bit.

I've been looking at either this


or this


Now the novatech laptop is priced without an OS (So it'll probably be closer to £750 with an OS)Now the screen on the MSI is 1920x1080 where the Novatech is 1366x768 (will there be a huge difference?), they both have Nvidia GT650M GPU but the novatech version is 2GB GDDR3 whereas the MSI is 2GB GDDR5 (is the MSI version the better version?).

The only one thing that the Novatech has that is different is a Hybrid HDD/SSD. If we're being honest is the hybrid going to be that much better? (I've heard with towers that they're good but I'm guessing you don't get much SSD on a hybrid in a laptop).

Any advice would be great.

  Nontek 11:27 23 Mar 2013

If you click on the drop-down arrow under Price in the Novatech one, you will see the prices relevant to the various OS available.

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