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Advice for gaming notebook 15 inch

by YunoGasai / August 18, 2014 2:50 AM PDT

Hello guys,

so I decided to buy a new gaming notebook and wanted a 15". I configured the EUROCOM X3, so now I have these specs.:
SCREEN: 15.6" Full HD LED-Backlit Display featuring 95% NTSC Color Gamut in Matte Finished Surface (1920 x 1080)
CPU - LAPTOP: Intel Core i7 4910MQ 2,90 - 3,90GHz; 4 Core / 8 Threads, 8MB L3 Cache, 47W
MEMORY: 16GB 1866MHz so-dimm
GPU - LAPTOP: NVIDIA GTX 880M 8GB GDDR5; 1536CUDA 256-bit Kepler
HARD DRIVE BAY 1: 256GB SSD Samsung 840PRO Sata III (R 540MB/s, W 520MB/s), 7mm
mSATA Drive 1: 250GB Samsung EVO mSATA SSD mSATA Drive 2: 250GB Samsung EVO mSATA SSD
NETWORK CARD: 2 in 1 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n Intel 7260 DUAL BAND WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0 Combo
OPERATING SYSTEM: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

If anyone has any suggestions as to what should I change with this configuration I would be very thankful. Any other gaming notebooks that could have similar specs. come to mind? I live in Europe, so American companies like Falcon and similar are out of the question (wanna buy in Europe). Happy

Thanks a lot!


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Sounds very high end.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 18, 2014 2:55 AM PDT

That's near the extreme top of what you might see crammed into such a laptop today. While all this is nice the continuing saga and tales of what happens after a year or 2 always need a repeat. That is, given the shorter life span of such a laptop, the buyer is sometimes upset at that finding. Some deny it all but the story repeats and they learn the lesson first hand.

If you are OK with a few year laptop, why not this one?

PS. And no. I've yet to see such stand up over the years, no matter which make. All of these succumb to some issue and need service.

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by YunoGasai / August 18, 2014 3:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Sounds very high end.

So in your opinion, a laptop with these specs. will have such a short life span? Why is that? I'm not really familiar with things like this so I will be thankful for any advice.


PS What should I change about it for it to last longer?

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by YunoGasai / August 18, 2014 3:21 AM PDT
In reply to: Oh

Is it because of the overheating? Without too much overclocking and with good care, when you clean it from dust and with good cooling system, couldn't it last more?

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Could be that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 18, 2014 3:34 AM PDT
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There is no issue with overheating from what I see but higher heat levels and such reduce the life span from plainer laptops or desktops that can deal with the heat output better.

As to your maintenance question, yes it helps but wouldn't we do that anyway? It's a big investment for most.

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by YunoGasai / August 18, 2014 3:51 AM PDT
In reply to: Could be that.

Yes true. So what do you suggest? Can I do something else to help prolong the lifespan?

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You covered that angle.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 18, 2014 4:18 AM PDT
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Gaming laptops are still bleeding edge things. Notice how the makers don't go past 2 year warranties? Even Apple Care seems to end at 3 years. So about 2 years for a leading edge gamer laptop seems about right.

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by YunoGasai / August 18, 2014 6:35 AM PDT

Thank you very much then Happy

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