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Looking To Buy New Laptop In Next Couple Months

1. What is your budget? Minimum $1200, max about $1600 but flexible

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 15.6", but can go 17.3" but no larger

3. What screen resolution do you want? Minimum 1080P, but would prefer 1440P or 4K

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? No

5. How much battery life do you need? About 2.5 hours minimum

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)? I don't really play games on my laptop because I have 2 desktops so the settings don't really matter

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.) Interested in sound editing for podcast production

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? At least 1TB, would prefer if a SSD was included

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links. Newegg or Amazon whereever I can get it cheapest

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop? At least 3 years

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? Actually would prefer not to have one since I have an external

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
Prefer: Asus, MSI, Lenovo, Acer, EVGA, Origin, Falcon Northwest, Sager, and any others that are relevant
Dislike: Alienware

13. What country do you live in? California, USA

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed. My Lenovo that I have now is dying a slow death and I am looking to replace within the next two months.

Here is a couple of laptops that I have been looking at:

- MSI GE72: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152943
- MSI GS60: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834154107
- Asus Zenbook UI: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834232930
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  1. MSI GE72 is a great laptop. On 3DMARK, it receives a score of 11 517 which is an average for a gaming PC with oculus rift support. This laptop will most likely will stay together for 3 years, probably more.
  2. tothergnome said:
    MSI GE72 is a great laptop. On 3DMARK, it receives a score of 11 517 which is an average for a gaming PC with oculus rift support. This laptop will most likely will stay together for 3 years, probably more.


    It's definitely the least expensive of everything I've been looking at so far, but I also came across this Sager NP series: http://www.sagernotebook.com/cart_customize.php?productindex=1

    This one has a pretty good combination of components and performance that I'm looking for. I don't really care about Oculus support since if I do decide to get one I will be using my desktop for that.
  3. Best answer
    As you're requesting "sound editing for podcast production", MSI has Nahimic equipped, and it is good at casting sound in detail and eliminating the background noise. Among these models in Amazon, I might choose GS70/60 for its slimness and not so gaming style if I were you.
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_p_89_3?fst=as%3Aoff&rh=n%3A172282%2Cn%3A541966%2Cn%3A13896617011%2Cn%3A565108%2Cn%3A13896615011%2Ck%3Agaming%2Cp_36%3A120000-169900%2Cp_89%3AMSI&keywords=gaming&ie=UTF8&qid=1463453498&rnid=2528832011
  4. spruce11 said:
    As you're requesting "sound editing for podcast production", MSI has Nahimic equipped, and it is good at casting sound in detail and eliminating the background noise. Among these models in Amazon, I might choose GS70/60 for its slimness and not so gaming style if I were you.
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_p_89_3?fst=as%3Aoff&rh=n%3A172282%2Cn%3A541966%2Cn%3A13896617011%2Cn%3A565108%2Cn%3A13896615011%2Ck%3Agaming%2Cp_36%3A120000-169900%2Cp_89%3AMSI&keywords=gaming&ie=UTF8&qid=1463453498&rnid=2528832011


    That's really good to know. I will definitely keep that in mind. I found a GS60 model that I think is more budget friendly than some of the ones I've been looking at: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834154107
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