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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm looking for a laptop under 5 lbs. with at least a 1070 q-max. At the top of my list at the moment is the MSI gs65, I don't have a budget so the price isn't particularly an issue. I don't want a laptop that screams gaming, all the red on most gaming laptops is a real turn off. Also, no number pads, hate them. I'm willing to wait for the right laptop to come out but I'd like to get it before 2018 is over. Any suggestions?

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1 minute ago, Sapperdoodle72 said:

MSI gs65

1 minute ago, Sapperdoodle72 said:

I don't want a laptop that screams gaming

That orange logo and gold edges on the GS65 doesnt seem to match the requirements....

 

So your target is to get it before 2019? I mean, new Nvidia mobile cards should come just about late this year, so you should wait for that if you can.


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37 minutes ago, Sapperdoodle72 said:

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No numpad is really limiting your options. Reviews on GS65 are lacking, chassis has too many flex and it probably runs hot (from early verdicts). Thin gaming laptops usually have worse thermals (higher Inner temps, surface temps and fan noise under load), just be aware of that.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, Jurrunio said:

That orange logo and gold edges on the GS65 doesnt seem to match the requirements....

 

So your target is to get it before 2019? I mean, new Nvidia mobile cards should come just about late this year, so you should wait for that if you can.

Compared to other gaming laptops it has a far tamer look.

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