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Gaming Laptop with budget of max 1200-1400 USD

Hey all,

I'm looking for my first "Gaming" laptop (currently I have DELL with 2GB AMD HD 8670M GPU). My friend bought MSI laptop with GTX1060 6GB, 16GB RAM with 2TB HDD a year ago. It was way cheaper compared to today's price (cryptocurrency killing GPU prices). I have heard very much of MSI gaming laptop and interested to buy one. Can you please recommend one. So as per today's gaming, I was thinking better I have solid graphics with at least GTX1060 6GB minimum. I like to play first-person shooter games Call of duty, Battlefield, Doom, Bioshock, Wolfenstein. I also like to play games like Tomb Raider, Deus Ex that demands a graphics. I am an intermediate gamer and would like to become 'very good' in gaming.

 

I was thinking to buy an Xbox One X Scorpio edition console, but I can get cracked games on the laptop rather than spending more money on every new game. Moreover, a laptop does more than Gaming compared to console. 4k gaming is not my concern. I can output video to my 1080p 43 inches LED and play games on the same.

Now due to RTX GPUs, there is a high probability that more graphics demanding games are gonna come. So my concern while gaming laptop is that if I buy a laptop now Dec'18-Jan'19. It should not fall behind immediately compared to other upcoming GPUs (even though laptops with RTX graphics are not planned or announced yet).

 

What I think I should have on my laptop is 

i7 Intel CPU

Min 8 GB RAM DDR4

1TB HDD

Min GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 / GTX1070.

Monitor Display 15.6 or 17 inches (if falls in a budget)

 

Apart from these, I don't have much technical knowledge on IPS display, refresh rates, GSYNC.

 

Which brand of laptop and which model should I go for? (MSI, Omen, Predator, ROG- For it seems all MSI laptops are 'GAMING' purpose only. So by just by hearing it from many people, I was thinking to buy it. Whereas you can assist me more on this.) 

 

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7 minutes ago, Kunal Mutkule said:

 

Do you 100% need a laptop for gaming/Other? Do you care at all about battery life?

Pretty much every laptop is going to have one issue or another, be it cooling, build quality, or battery life.

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

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What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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https://www.amazon.com/HP-i7-8750H-Processor-Anti-Glare-15-dc0030nr/dp/B07CZCFGX8/ref=pd_sbs_147_8?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07CZCFGX8&pd_rd_r=1dc12879-0829-11e9-a176-db5c0092f3eb&pd_rd_w=wbu8v&pd_rd_wg=RKuXK&pf_rd_p=7d

 

The brand isn't well known to me in laptops, but in desktops they are great, and this is pretty good for what your budget is at. Let me say though i didn't look too terribly hard for a rock solid deal sorry :/

 

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11 minutes ago, Kunal Mutkule said:

 

 

2 minutes ago, Feanturi_IV said:

In terms of value I'd recommend not going over an i5 8300h(4 cores 8 threads) and a 1050ti Those types of machines are easily under $1000

https://www.amazon.com/Flagship-HP-Micro-Edge-Quad-Core-i7-7700HQ/dp/B07LC48LZD/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1545731029&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=i5+8300h&psc=1

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Streetguru said:

Do you 100% need a laptop for gaming/Other? Do you care at all about battery life?

Pretty much every laptop is going to have one issue or another, be it cooling, build quality, or battery life.

I gave a thought to build a gaming PC but we have less space here and I also want to have a new laptop with me. I also had a thought for a console which will take very less space. But every time purchasing a new game everytime will level me with budget of laptop within 2 years maybe. Whereas I can get cracked games on a laptop.

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11 minutes ago, Feanturi_IV said:

https://www.amazon.com/HP-i7-8750H-Processor-Anti-Glare-15-dc0030nr/dp/B07CZCFGX8/ref=pd_sbs_147_8?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07CZCFGX8&pd_rd_r=1dc12879-0829-11e9-a176-db5c0092f3eb&pd_rd_w=wbu8v&pd_rd_wg=RKuXK&pf_rd_p=7d

 

The brand isn't well known to me in laptops, but in desktops they are great, and this is pretty good for what your budget is at. Let me say though i didn't look too terribly hard for a rock solid deal sorry :/

 

Thanks though. But I have heard of heating effect for HP branded laptops. I hope since its gaming laptop that effect is nullified.

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41 minutes ago, Kunal Mutkule said:

Thanks though. But I have heard of heating effect for HP branded laptops. I hope since its gaming laptop that effect is nullified.

Pretty much every gaming laptop will run hot

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Streetguru said:

Pretty much every gaming laptop will run hot

This is true heating solutions for laptops are just not good enough for long-term use or heavy workloads 

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5 hours ago, Kunal Mutkule said:

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Where are you from? Any preference on weight and battery life?

 

Brands don't matter much when choosing laptops

4 hours ago, Kunal Mutkule said:

But I have heard of heating effect for HP branded laptops

Depends on model not brand

4 hours ago, Streetguru said:

Pretty much every gaming laptop will run hot

With proper tuning and a good cooling solution, thermal isn't a big issue

My Desktop specs:

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AMD Ryzen 5 5600 Nvidia RTX3060Ti 8GB PNY XLR8 Gaming Epic-X RGB 16GB (8X2) 3200MHz CL16 Team Group MP33 Pro 1TB
ID-Cooling SE-224-XT White Gigabyte B550M DS3H mATX Tecware Forge M2 mATX White Case Montech Century 650W Gold

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3 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

With proper tuning and a good cooling solution, thermal isn't a big issue 

Or just buy a thicc boy, wait they don't really make those...

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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Should I wait for Gaming laptops with RTX GPU? I think once they are out, current laptops with GTX 1070 GPUs will be at much-lowered prices.

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6 hours ago, Kunal Mutkule said:

Should I wait for Gaming laptops with RTX GPU?

If you can wait, why not

My Desktop specs:

Spoiler

AMD Ryzen 5 5600 Nvidia RTX3060Ti 8GB PNY XLR8 Gaming Epic-X RGB 16GB (8X2) 3200MHz CL16 Team Group MP33 Pro 1TB
ID-Cooling SE-224-XT White Gigabyte B550M DS3H mATX Tecware Forge M2 mATX White Case Montech Century 650W Gold

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