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Help choosing new gaming laptop

Simao
Level 7
Hi.

Im thinking in buy a new gaming laptop.
I like Asus, because was my first gaming laptop.
Im divided between Asus G752VS and the MSI GT73VR 6RE, both with GTX 1070 and I7 6820Hk.
I have read here and in another places reviews telling that the G752VS OC edition have overheat problems, hight temps, and hardware problems like the keyboard.
Are this problems resolved?

Some people here said that GT73VR is better. What do you think?

These are the specs of both models

Asus G752VS

I7 6820Hk
GTX 1070
32Gb ram
1Tb with 512Gb SSd (maybe in raid 0, according asus oficial web site of my country)
17"3 full hd screen, 120Hz, around 74% rgb color (again, according asus oficial web site of my country)
With the laptop came one backpack, asus cerburus headset, asus sica mouse
Price: 2300€

MSI GT73VR 6RE

I7 6820Hk
GTX 1070
16Gb ram
1Tb with 256Gb M2 (i dont know what is M2)
17"3 full hd screen, 120Hz, around 97% rgb color
Price: 2370€

Thanks to all
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After owning a G752VS for a couple of weeks now, I can say that I can see the micro-stutter in some less demanding games ( contrary to what you would expect ) and even in desktop mode, with windows animations , when maximizing for example.

Monitored with GPU-Z and it seems that this is caused by a too aggressive power management policy on the Nvidia GPU. It always tries to down-clock to 139 Mhz, which is not enough to do most things - my desktop resolution is also UHD as are set the games I tried. The GPU does UHD gaming very well, except for this problem.

I am not sure why this only happens on ROGs and not on desktops or other laptop brands, after all they all do power saving. The most probable cause is poorly done drivers.

Anyway, I think the problem can be at least eased by setting max performance power management from the Nvidia Control Panel ( which of course is undesirable to have as a permanent setting because it keeps the GPU running full speed and will wear it down sooner )

Can other people try this and confirm you see an improvement ?

Jon_G
Level 10
If you have the money get the ASUS G701 w/ the faster, better GTX 1080 GPU, it'll cost more but be well worth it in the long run!

Jon G wrote:
If you have the money get the ASUS G701 w/ the faster, better GTX 1080 GPU, it'll cost more but be well worth it in the long run!


Seriously DON'T buy one of these if your in the UK unless you like your screens looking like this : http://imgur.com/66oJqJk

That is supposed to be a black picture full screened. That was the second G701VI I've tried, the first one was exactly the same and lasted 4 days when the screen actually popped : http://imgur.com/pqhvEAi

Extremely poorly built screen frame =( Very sad as I love the look and feel of this laptop - Going MSI this time around, Maybe next upgrade I'll try another ROG Laptop.

Simao
Level 7
The Asus G701VI is good, but the version available cost much, around 3700€.
What do you think between this two models?
Thanks

I'm also looking to get a newer rig and need some suggestions. I've been thinking about a newer ROG but really dislike the internal battery and I've heard/seen more bad things about these new gen than I think all other ROG laptops combined. As far as not buying a ROG - I've owned many, they have all been solid.. especially the G750 series (bulletproof). I would like something newer but I'm kind of sketchy about the issues I've heard with these later ones. Maybe someone can clarify which models to watch out for / what issues come with them...

In any case I would strongly recommend not buying brand new if that's what it will cost you. Do you NEED a laptop or just prefer them? I mainly use ROG because they are all around excellent and I get great deals on them, but if I were wanting the latest and greatest and had to pay full retail I don't think it would be my top choice - you'd get a far bigger bang for your buck building your own pc or ordering a premade, but I'm sure you already know that. I got my G750jm's "new out of box" with 2 years warranty for practically nothing... Those are the best deals to watch for, unless you only want brand new.

I prefer ASUS to MSI for many reasons, but it comes down to your personal preference on looks/style and small details. In almost every comparison I've seen between ASUS ROG vs MSI models with identical hardware, the ASUS not only performs better but has better features - fan noise is quieter, cooling is better and evenly distributed (no hot hands, hot keyboard ect), battery life, ect ect... They will both perform almost identically it's just preference. MSI has been praised for their laptop internals being easier to get at also, among other things.

If you have it boiled down to a handful of models you are interested in, google around for reviews and comparisons. Almost every high end gaming laptop has been covered at one time or another and if they are similar enough you can often find VS pages comparing the 2 directly. *Speak of the devil, heres a link with a direct comparison between the original two you were interested in :

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Face-Off-MSI-GT73VR-vs-Asus-G752VS-vs-Alienware-17-R3.173596.0.html

My problem is I can't boil it down to the models I want, I kind of just have to research them all -.-


Edit: It's actually funny how closely that comparison page reflects what I wrote... It's the same story just repeated. On these particular rigs the MSI actually performs better, if you are set between the two I'd say go MSI 100% (and I almost always prefer ROG). The MSI scores higher on almost every bench, has a superior display, easy internal access, and a big one, 4k support. Other than that it's the little differences I mentioned - Asus was slightly cooler, MSI had hotspots ect, but it looks like these issues have been mitigated compared to many of the others I've seen where it was LARGE screen/heat/fan noise/ect differences. Here the "issues" are almost not worth mentioning, almost as cool/quiet.. The MSI uses alot more power but who runs these on battery anyways.

If they are close to the same price my vote is for the MSI 🙂

Simao
Level 7
I was also thinking in whait for the new G753 with the Kaby Lake, but i think we dont will soon laptops with kaby lake. Asus launch right now the GX800 with a I7 6820HK, one month before the CES. This can mean, "maybe", that the kaby lake processors dont come in the beginning of the year.
My only doubt about the Asus is:

How are the temps in extreme mode?
Can handle overclock in 4 Ghz?

Had two laptops from Asus in form of the Rog G752VT and G752VS but sold them both when i didnt like these small laptop gaming screens.Didnt use them a long time but when i should sell the G752VS who only was used for some short time i found out on the last upstart that there was a strange line across the screen who didnt go away.Strange quality for sure when payed around 3200 dollar for the G752VS.My hardware updated desktop Asus G20CB is a whole other story with BIG quality in a nice case with some nice light to.

FonzieBulldog wrote:
Had two laptops from Asus in form of the Rog G752VT and G752VS but sold them both when i didnt like these small laptop gaming screens.Didnt use them a long time but when i should sell the G752VS who only was used for some short time i found out on the last upstart that there was a strange line across the screen who didnt go away.Strange quality for sure when payed around 3200 dollar for the G752VS.My hardware updated desktop Asus G20CB is a whole other story with BIG quality in a nice case with some nice light to.


Yeah i had the pinkish line thing as well, over time it became worse until ASUS changed the screen. They keyboard was also going bad so they changed it too. Took only 3 days.


@MrRuckus -

I did the FurMark test under max anti alaising, 1080p HD, res 1920x1080 - The GPU temp only went up from 53C to a steady 67C, with a SCORE:4324 points (72 FPS, 60000 ms)

No stuttering at all and it was smooth as butter. Also a comparatively decent score. While this is good, i still dont know why it stutters on some games 😞

Any thoughts?

Simao
Level 7
In this moment, the two laptops mentioned before, are at the same price. What do you think is better to pick? What have better hardware?
I really need your help.
Thanks