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Gaming laptop.

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Sinryth
Space Heaters.
New Eden Syndicate
#1 - 2016-01-03 16:54:07 UTC
http://www.xoticpc.com/msi-ge72-apache264-p-8573.html?#

I'm getting back into EVE and in looking at that laptop for it. I know its a budget laptop but what would my expectation/pros & cons be if I did get it?
Mina Sebiestar
Minmatar Inner Space Conglomerate
#2 - 2016-01-04 02:24:02 UTC
Nice laptop it will run EvE great.

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Nachtengel von Rothschild
#3 - 2016-01-04 05:01:26 UTC
well if you play other games besides eve, getting 970m or 980m would be better... 960m is mediocre.

the downside about gaming laptops ( i have an msi as well ) is that they over heat like crazy, most games aside from eve will give you throttling... which means heat exhaustion and freezes games for 1-3 seconds almost every minute.

it's very irritating when you're playing an fps game... you're about to shoot someone and out of no where your laptop freezes, when it's done you're dead on the ground.

i didn't know about this before i got this laptop, so my next purchase whenever i do decide to get another comp will be a desktop.
Reiisha
#4 - 2016-01-04 12:43:08 UTC
Nachtengel von Rothschild wrote:
well if you play other games besides eve, getting 970m or 980m would be better... 960m is mediocre.

the downside about gaming laptops ( i have an msi as well ) is that they over heat like crazy, most games aside from eve will give you throttling... which means heat exhaustion and freezes games for 1-3 seconds almost every minute.

it's very irritating when you're playing an fps game... you're about to shoot someone and out of no where your laptop freezes, when it's done you're dead on the ground.

i didn't know about this before i got this laptop, so my next purchase whenever i do decide to get another comp will be a desktop.


If that is happening to you it's a driver error or a hardware error with the laptop itself. Contact MSI about it.

My (gaming) laptop is an XMG P304 , based on the Clevo W230SS. Small (and somewhat older, comparatively) but quite powerful, despite the 860M. It never overheats and keeps it steady at all times.

Personally, i'd choose one of the customizable brands, like Sager (US), BTO (EU) or XMG (EU) (from the top of my head, there's more that use the Clevo chassis). You know exactly what parts are in the laptop, you still have warranty and you can be reassured that it's going to work properly. Those laptops are also usually the only way of avoiding HDD's in your laptop - It's 2016, why are the big manufacturers still trying to convince people that a 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD is a good idea in a laptop? Just go for a 512GB SSD (or 1TB SSD) for not that much more money. The only moving part in my laptop is the fan ^^

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Nachtengel von Rothschild
#5 - 2016-01-04 12:49:47 UTC  |  Edited by: Nachtengel von Rothschild
no it's not a driver or hardware error... do yourself a favor and google "laptop heat throttle" or "laptop thermal throttle"

but thanks for your necessary input.

ps: before you even argue me again, some games that aren't graphic demanding don't throttle my laptop

i already stated this though... smh... yay forums...
Chosen Chaos
Violent Resolution
#6 - 2016-01-06 11:59:26 UTC
I recently puchased an MSI GT72 dominator Pro.

Aside from it being so large it is yet to do me wrong - Blisteringly fast and yet to find a game i cannot play on Ultra. so impressed for a "laptop".

I say "laptop" Because apart from being able to close the lid its not all that portable!
Jenshae Chiroptera
#7 - 2016-01-11 18:48:57 UTC
"Gaming laptop" is a bit of an oxymoron, like military intelligence and Microsoft Works.

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Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
#8 - 2016-01-13 00:19:26 UTC
The first question you should really, really ask yourself whenever you think about buying a "gaming laptop" is whether you couldn't possibly make due with a desktop instead.
As in, how often and for how long do you find yourself gaming in an area away from home, and whether the drastic drop in performance is worth the convenience.