That is I caught a student schlepping their laptop around with the power adapter plugged in. Then it was clear what was going on.
The office supplied a Lenovo y510p about 2 years ago. Yes I wore out the keyboard but that was easy to replace. Cost? 55 bucks. The office while it was doing that cloned the drive to a SSD so yahoo and more power.
Look at the y50 line too. But 2 years of gaming and if a student seems to be the norm.
I'm looking for a gaming laptop for my younger cousin. No specific budget at this point though. Myself own a MSI GT60 for two years (older model with GTX770M) and I had countless issues with it. Recently the power jack, net cable port and audio failed completely and I had to send it for repair. The whole experience with this particular MSI product is just a nightmare. I know that they have made quite some changes to the later models but I can hardly put them on the top of my list now.
I don't have much experience with other brands like ROG, CLEVO/SAGER and Alienware. Can anyone give me a brief on how are the general impressions on those brands in recent years?(even including MSI) I'm more concerned about building quality and after sale support this time as my old GT60 failed to offer them. (The experience with the MSI customer support was just awful)