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Which is the better laptop?

by djdelarosa25 / April 21, 2016 12:09 AM PDT
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro

Intel Core i7-4720HQ
GTX 960M 2 GB
8 GB RAM
1 TB SSHD
15.6" 1080p FHD IPS
52 WHr battery
2.3 kg, 2.3 cm
PHP 49,999 ~ $1080

Dell Inspiron 15 7559

Intel Core i5-6300HQ
GTX 960M 4 GB
8 GB RAM
256 GB SSD
15.6 FHD 1080p IPS
74 WHr battery
2.7 kg, 2.5 cm
PHP 47,600 ~ $1030


This is gonna be my first laptop, so I want something that's gonna last me for a long time. I want it to be good build-wise, and also not have any thermal-throttling issues. The games I play include CS:GO, GTA V, BF4, etc. We also do Premiere, Photoshop, and Premiere in school.
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Re: gaming laptops
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 21, 2016 12:24 AM PDT

Gaming laptops don't last long. Be sure to get a 3-year warranty, if possible, so you know it lasts at least 3 years.
Use it with a cooling pad and do the monthly maintenance.

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What?
by djdelarosa25 / April 21, 2016 2:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: gaming laptops

You didn't even answer my question -_-

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Indeed.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 21, 2016 2:22 AM PDT
In reply to: What?

I don't feel qualified for that. Maybe others will.

A possible problem: reviews and user experiences generally don't cover two of your criteria for best: long lasting and good build, and only gamers can tell from experience about thermal-throttling issues. So it's a quite difficult question.

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Both will throttle.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 21, 2016 8:15 AM PDT

If you place such on a flat surface it's a sure bet they will throttle because you can only do so much in a laptop form factor. That's why gamers use cooling pads to give an assist.

Now there are folk new to this that think this is messed up. It's an intersection of user demands for performance and price.

My son just replaced his gaming laptop, but keep in mind he always had a cooling pad and we did the 1st of the month canned air almost all the time.

From a prior answer:
"I'll share my son just replaced his 5 year old laptop with another gamer laptop. Here's the old and the new.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0034NGZWM ( ASUS Republic of Gamers G51JX-X3 later upped to 8GB RAM, SSD )
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01578ZKPO ( ASUS ROG GL552VW-DH71 15-Inch Gaming Laptop, Discrete GPU GeForce GTX 960M 2GB VRAM, 16GB DDR4, 1TB ) and for 120 bucks we swapped out the 1TB HDD for a 512GB SSD.

Actually the old laptop could game quite well even after this many years. But he wanted to play a bleeding edge title called Metal Gear Solid 5. He says it's great now."

The new laptop was just under 1K USD.

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Top 5 Best Gaming Laptops (Slim, Thinnest) 2016
by Eve0621 / April 28, 2016 10:35 PM PDT

It seems that you are confusing how to pick a great gaming laptops.
Here is the link that maybe give you some idea.

The Dell Inspiron i7559 is in the Video, MSI series and other brand are also great choice that you can think about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUDT6hDd18c

Post was last edited on April 29, 2016 12:16 AM PDT

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who sells laptops to transformers?
by spruce11 / April 29, 2016 1:28 PM PDT

that's a very amusing video:
1. MSI GS60 Ghost Pro (5:24)
2. Lenovo Y700 (4:16)
3. MSI GS40 Phantom (2:16)
4. Dell Inspiron i7559 (1:02)
5. HP Pavilion 15 (0:02)

and I saw this funny quote which just made my day~
"Who the hell is MSI trying to sell to? Transformers?"

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Choose the real gaming laptop
by ANIHUANG / April 28, 2016 10:46 PM PDT

if they are your final decision laptops you want, I will say -- Dell seems be better.
according to the spec you compare, from GPU or CPU, Dell is better than Acer.
but .... per you said, seems you are a gamer, why you did not choose the Alienware of Dell??
should be more gaming laptop.

I got another choice for you....
If you really want to play those with high performance, try the MSI....
I do have MSI GE laptop as my first gaming laptop. due to its decent price and high performance, as my personal suggestion, you may try to search it.. Happy

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