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Gaming Laptop around 2000$

Hello everyone, looking for a new gaming laptop to buy. However I'm just stuck. Actually planned to buy alienware 17 r3. However there is too much rumours around. Here is the detailed specifications that I'm looking for;

Max 2000$ budget

17.3' screen size

1920 x 1080 Resolution. (Not thinkin' UHD)

I will mostly use it as a desktop replacement laptop. However I'm also travel much. But the weight not important too much.

3 hours battery life is OK for me.

I play mostly CS:GO and also Skyrim Gta-5 and Witcher 3.

Only using AutoCad and other familiar tools.

1tb + 128 SSD is OK.

Prefer to buy from amazon,dell or xoticpc.

At least 5 year life time.

I really really like Alienware. However so many people says that they are expensive and unefficient as we compare with Asus and Msi. When I confi. the Alienware laptop I can buy 6870hk, gtx 980m, intel chipset, 128ssd laptop for 1900$ (There is a 300$ discount until 23. June). However when I check Asus, with the same specifications price goes 2400$ and in Msi it goes for 2100$-2200$. I've once tried Asus n550 series and didn't like it.
It will be purchased in U.S

Need your help guys Happy

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I was unable to find a 3 hour battery time while gaming.

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Can you clarify what you expect the battery to deliver?

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Hello R. Proffitt, sorry for lack of information. 2-3 battery hour for surfing on the internet or other kind of stuff that won't push laptop the too much.

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OK, here's the 17 inch model of the 15 I'm using right now.

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I do not care for puny C drives so in the first day I upgraded to a Samsung 500GB M2 drive. My son has the 2GB video ram model and I went with the 4GB model.

Here's the Amazon link.

As to 5 years, you may be expecting zero issues in 5 years, here I usually wear out a keyboard and if I travel a battery or 2.

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17" gaming laptop 128GB SSD

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I personally think the price gap between MSI/ROG and Alienware is from the equipped gaming features, such as mechanical keyboard, built-in sound software (nahimic), audio output brand, which are not usually shown in the spec sheet. People may need to go to the official websites to find out and try in person in a physical store to get the experience, and you'll know if these features worth the top-on price.

GTA V with full performance should really need higher GPU. And reliable quality should be expected, so I'd look into major brands for sure. I suggest that you try on MSI in a store and see if you like it.

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Gaming laptops

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With the similar price range, what we can do is to compare their specs and performances!
But as we can see, those three laptops are almost at the same specs. I will say with the budget you have and the games you play, the MSI and Alienware will totally meet the requirements you want!
As personal options, since I have MSI GE series, I will say MSI has many features with many big brand vendors!

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some suggestion here

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You can try to search the laptop on a webshop if you will pick it in US. There are several options that might fit your need, such as MSI GS72 Stealth Pro which equipped with i7-6700HQ and 1TB + 256GB SSD. The more important is that GS72 comes with great gaming feature including nice gaming keyboard, dual fans cooling system and it’s light and portable gaming laptop and so forth.

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Post was last edited on July 1, 2016 3:12 AM PDT

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