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Cobretti2 said:
I got one yesterday after some feedback from people on this forum.

Went with the MSI GE75 8SF (8sf could be the aus model)
https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Notebooks/Gaming-Notebooks/75557-GE75-Raider-8SF-068AU

For the opposite end of the budget, I got this for $800 after much feedback from people on this forum.

https://www.ultrabookreview.com/18534-dell-inspiron-7577-reviewed/

 

I would say any laptop better than mine for a decent price is a good laptop to get.



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Farsala said:
Cobretti2 said:
I got one yesterday after some feedback from people on this forum.

Went with the MSI GE75 8SF (8sf could be the aus model)
https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Notebooks/Gaming-Notebooks/75557-GE75-Raider-8SF-068AU

For the opposite end of the budget, I got this for $800 after much feedback from people on this forum.

https://www.ultrabookreview.com/18534-dell-inspiron-7577-reviewed/

 

I would say any laptop better than mine for a decent price is a good laptop to get.

Yer for me I wanted a 17inch screen and there wasn't many options. The ones with the GTX were no longer available for purchase and if I did find, they were only $200AUD cheaper anyway for the same specs with everything else.

In terms of USD, that price I paid probably converts to about $2399USD

Not sure if that is even in line with what US charge for that laptop model or overs.



 

 

Cobretti2 said:
I got one yesterday after some feedback from people on this forum.

Went with the MSI GE75 8SF (8sf could be the aus model)
https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Notebooks/Gaming-Notebooks/75557-GE75-Raider-8SF-068AU

Dang, your dollar is even worth less, or is that with tax included. Here that laptop would come to CAD 3275 after tax. I can't justify that kind of extra money for gaming unfortunately.

US prices put ours to shame though with many states not even charging tax.

I'm leaning towards the predator with 1060.
GTX 1060 seems more than capable for forza horizon 4 :)

Last edited by SvennoJ - on 23 February 2019

SvennoJ said:
Cobretti2 said:
I got one yesterday after some feedback from people on this forum.

Went with the MSI GE75 8SF (8sf could be the aus model)
https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Notebooks/Gaming-Notebooks/75557-GE75-Raider-8SF-068AU

Dang, your dollar is even worth less, or is that with tax included. Here that would come to 3275 after tax. I can't justify that kind of extra money for gaming unfortunately.

US prices put ours to shame though with many states not even charging tax.

I'm leaning towards the predator with 1060.
GTX 1060 seems more than capable for forza horizon 4 :)

1050ti is pushing the limit already, where as the 1060 has some headroom. With the 1660 coming out (the true 1060 replacement), not sure how much cheaper the 1060 laptops will get in the next while. If you waited a bit you might find a better deal, then again, that may be the reason for the 1060 models starting to go on sale for hundreds off now.



SvennoJ said:
Cobretti2 said:
I got one yesterday after some feedback from people on this forum.

Went with the MSI GE75 8SF (8sf could be the aus model)
https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Notebooks/Gaming-Notebooks/75557-GE75-Raider-8SF-068AU

Dang, your dollar is even worth less, or is that with tax included. Here that laptop would come to CAD 3275 after tax. I can't justify that kind of extra money for gaming unfortunately.

US prices put ours to shame though with many states not even charging tax.

I'm leaning towards the predator with 1060.
GTX 1060 seems more than capable for forza horizon 4 :)

I didn't watch the video to confirm if it was 1060 for desktop or laptop. So make sure to keep in mind that Laptops usually have the laptop version of the GPU and can be less power.

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1060-Laptop-Benchmarks-and-Specs.169547.0.html



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Farsala said:
Cobretti2 said:
I got one yesterday after some feedback from people on this forum.

Went with the MSI GE75 8SF (8sf could be the aus model)
https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Notebooks/Gaming-Notebooks/75557-GE75-Raider-8SF-068AU

For the opposite end of the budget, I got this for $800 after much feedback from people on this forum.

https://www.ultrabookreview.com/18534-dell-inspiron-7577-reviewed/

 

I would say any laptop better than mine for a decent price is a good laptop to get.

Funny, I got the one with the 7700HQ and 16Gb of RAM (and 1050Ti instead of 1060 MAX-Q because those couldn't be found on the Philippines at the time) over one year ago.

Just hope your SSD is better configured than what I have, constantly locking up the laptop when it's reshuffling and at 100% worktime (which happens when you take it from the power, as the SSD stays in mobile mode while the rest of the Laptop doesn't) for several seconds to several minutes.

Also, think about upgrading your RAM soon, 8GiB won't cut it much longer.



EricHiggin said:

1050ti is pushing the limit already, where as the 1060 has some headroom. With the 1660 coming out (the true 1060 replacement), not sure how much cheaper the 1060 laptops will get in the next while. If you waited a bit you might find a better deal, then again, that may be the reason for the 1060 models starting to go on sale for hundreds off now.

I've been putting off getting a new laptop for a couple years now. It's always the same game, waiting for a better deal lol. My current gpu is a 740m while I'm using an external keyboard as the thing is falling apart. It's time!

Farsala said:
SvennoJ said:

Dang, your dollar is even worth less, or is that with tax included. Here that laptop would come to CAD 3275 after tax. I can't justify that kind of extra money for gaming unfortunately.

US prices put ours to shame though with many states not even charging tax.

I'm leaning towards the predator with 1060.
GTX 1060 seems more than capable for forza horizon 4 :)

I didn't watch the video to confirm if it was 1060 for desktop or laptop. So make sure to keep in mind that Laptops usually have the laptop version of the GPU and can be less power.

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1060-Laptop-Benchmarks-and-Specs.169547.0.html

Yeah I know, it's not as big a difference as it used to be. I see it's between 1 to 16% slower according to that vs a desktop card. That benchmark shows FH4 running at 79 fps on a 1060 on ultra settings at 1080p. -16% is still 66 fps. It should be pretty stable 1080p60 on ultra, good enough. Compared to a 740m that overheats after 10 minutes, anything will look good!



EricHiggin said:
SvennoJ said:

Dang, your dollar is even worth less, or is that with tax included. Here that would come to 3275 after tax. I can't justify that kind of extra money for gaming unfortunately.

US prices put ours to shame though with many states not even charging tax.

I'm leaning towards the predator with 1060.
GTX 1060 seems more than capable for forza horizon 4 :)

1050ti is pushing the limit already, where as the 1060 has some headroom. With the 1660 coming out (the true 1060 replacement), not sure how much cheaper the 1060 laptops will get in the next while. If you waited a bit you might find a better deal, then again, that may be the reason for the 1060 models starting to go on sale for hundreds off now.

That is tax included



 

 

SvennoJ said:
EricHiggin said:

1050ti is pushing the limit already, where as the 1060 has some headroom. With the 1660 coming out (the true 1060 replacement), not sure how much cheaper the 1060 laptops will get in the next while. If you waited a bit you might find a better deal, then again, that may be the reason for the 1060 models starting to go on sale for hundreds off now.

I've been putting off getting a new laptop for a couple years now. It's always the same game, waiting for a better deal lol. My current gpu is a 740m while I'm using an external keyboard as the thing is falling apart. It's time!

Farsala said:

I didn't watch the video to confirm if it was 1060 for desktop or laptop. So make sure to keep in mind that Laptops usually have the laptop version of the GPU and can be less power.

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1060-Laptop-Benchmarks-and-Specs.169547.0.html

Yeah I know, it's not as big a difference as it used to be. I see it's between 1 to 16% slower according to that vs a desktop card. That benchmark shows FH4 running at 79 fps on a 1060 on ultra settings at 1080p. -16% is still 66 fps. It should be pretty stable 1080p60 on ultra, good enough. Compared to a 740m that overheats after 10 minutes, anything will look good!

Where are you getting the 16% difference in the cards? If you compare the MaxQ mobile version to a desktop 1060 the difference is far bigger than that.

 

Check out the discrepancies with the low end of the mobile GPU as well, thermal throttling on a laptop with poor cooling or dirty clogged up vents (sorry but from the sounds of your dying laptop with broken keys it doesn't sound like you are super careful with cleaning and maintaining your hardware) it really isn't going to be performing anywhere close to a 1060 desktop card after a bit of wear and tear has those fans clogged with hair and such!



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Yeah, I'll probably be the next in line next year when I'll replace mine too for a gaming specific model.

Prices will be cheaper by then.



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