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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm going to be retiring my GT72 in a few months time and am now going into my 6th month of research for it's replacement. Each time i think I've found it's replacement I second guess my self because i found someone with an problem and go back and start looking at everything again. Review sites can only go so far as they generally give generic responses and have only used the devices for maybe a day or two for "testing" there's not really any long term reviews. 

 

Essentially my requirements are

 

Must have a good (not mushy) tactile keyboard with back-lighting, dont care if RGB or not

  • Size: 15 or 17" screen.
  • GPU: 1060 or 1070.
  • CPU: i7-6700HQ and better.
  • Height max: 30mm (want it to be thin...ish)
  • Weight: Eh
  • Price: Eh. Australian prices are up the shit and don't really correlate to the US prices
  • Resolution: 1080p or better, don't really care as long as it's a good panel
  • Battery: battery life doesn't matter.

 

below is a list of laptops currently under consideration and available from various stores.

 

  • MSI GS73 7rf
  • Alienware 15/17
  • EVGA SC17 (or SC15 if it ever gets released)
  • Aorus x5/x7 v6 (or v7, again when ever they get released, apparently this month. at least in the US, not sure about Australia)
  • Pretty much every Clevo that fits into the above requirements (re-sellers in Australia that seem to be reputable are Resistance and Metabox)
  • Gigabyte Aero 15

 

so as you can see prices are all over the place hence why i don't really care too much about it.

 

A few side notes. I've seen quite a few people claiming to have issues with the Aorus keyboard with some weird key presses, or keys just outright not working. Apparently this has been fixed by a firmware update, however the Aorus support forums lead me to believe it's still ongoing.

 

The alienware seems to only be good if a repaste is done and if you win the lottery with the heatsink issue. Is it even an issue anymore?

 

I've not been able to find any store (even their own) that offers different thermal paste selections for the Clevo's. apparently Metabox used IC Diamond 24 (or 7 depending on who you ask) however have not been able to verify this with a reputable source. and no idea what Resistance uses, so i'd basically be doing it my self if need be.

 

Can people comment on the above list or even list ones that my have slipped by?

 

TL;DR help save my sanity

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2 minutes ago, Sierra Fox said:

I'm going to be retiring my GT72 in a few months time and am now going into my 6th month of research for it's replacement. Each time i think I've found i

Can people comment on the above list or even list ones that my have slipped by?

 

TL;DR help save my sanity

fact of the day : 

if you care about battery life, don'T get the gs70 series from msi.

 

it can barely stay alive.

the ge series is a great choice and they arn't that thick. 


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I would watch some reviews of the laptop you want to get and then go into a PC world like store and see if they have the ones you want in there and test them out. 


Have you tried turning it off and on again?

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13 minutes ago, Sierra Fox said:

 

 

A few side notes. I've seen quite a few people claiming to have issues with the Aorus keyboard with some weird key presses, or keys just outright not working. Apparently this has been fixed by a firmware update, however the Aorus support forums lead me to believe it's still ongoing.

 

The alienware seems to only be good if a repaste is done and if you win the lottery with the heatsink issue. Is it even an issue anymore?

 

I've not been able to find any store (even their own) that offers different thermal paste selections for the Clevo's. apparently Metabox used IC Diamond 24 (or 7 depending on who you ask) however have not been able to verify this with a reputable source. and no idea what Resistance uses, so i'd basically be doing it my self if need be.

 

Can people comment on the above list or even list ones that my have slipped by?

 

TL;DR help save my sanity

- not sure about the Aorus 

- Alienware heatsink issue only matters if you OC, it's fine.

- Kong Computers apply ICDiamond to CPU+GPU by default iirc

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
20 minutes ago, givingtnt said:

fact of the day : 

if you care about battery life, don'T get the gs70 series from msi.

 

it can barely stay alive.

the ge series is a great choice and they arn't that thick. 

battery life doesn't matter. it's always going to be plugged in while in use

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11 minutes ago, fixitnow said:

I would watch some reviews of the laptop you want to get and then go into a PC world like store and see if they have the ones you want in there and test them out. 

unfortunately there's nothing like this where I live. the only store that could possibly have one of these out be the GS73

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Just now, Sierra Fox said:

unfortunately there's nothing like this where I live. the only store that could possibly have one of these out be the GS73

Ah, ok. umm, I would just stick to youtube review then. If you have problems with a laptop and its new then don't take it apart as it will void the warranty, depending on the degree of the warranty. 


Have you tried turning it off and on again?

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Hey, I'm also retiring my GT72! Piece of crap has already had 3 RMAs in 1.5 years. So I'm clearly never going MSI again.

 

I've decided on a Clevo, probably from HIDevolution. I find it extremely difficult to find negative reviews of them. It's between them and LPC Digital, who's a little cheaper.

 

Galm's pinned post at the top of this Laptops and Pre-Builts forum has been tremendous help to me. I'll leave a link at the bottom here if you're interested :)

 

 

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P650HS from metabox with the 120Hz panel sounds like it's up your alley, really.


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On 6/15/2017 at 1:18 AM, Sierra Fox said:

The alienware seems to only be good if a repaste is done and if you win the lottery with the heatsink issue. Is it even an issue anymore?

 

It is no longer an issue.  I got an early one with a messed up heatsink and with a -0.185V undervolt I get awesome temps when gaming.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 6/16/2017 at 7:50 PM, Bootskii said:

Hey, I'm also retiring my GT72! Piece of crap has already had 3 RMAs in 1.5 years. So I'm clearly never going MSI again.

 

I've decided on a Clevo, probably from HIDevolution. I find it extremely difficult to find negative reviews of them. It's between them and LPC Digital, who's a little cheaper.

 

Galm's pinned post at the top of this Laptops and Pre-Builts forum has been tremendous help to me. I'll leave a link at the bottom here if you're interested :)

 

 

I have a reseller guide too.  But no real need to read it if your going with HID lol unless you're in Europe where ObsidianPC is an option.

 

OP the AW heatsink issue is fixed.  Its possible to get bad temps but not much more likely than anyone else.


 
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