bodosko Posted February 22 Share Posted February 22 Hi. I currently have a MSI Titan GT73VR 6RF (GTX 1080/i7-6820) and I want to replace it with a similar but better one. I like my current notebook very much, and I'm very happy with it, runs smooth and very cool. I can still play any games I like on 1080p High settings, and I'm only replacing it because its hardware started aging and soon it will be hard to sell it for a good price. I like it so much that if it was possible, I would keep it and just upgrade the hardware. 😄 That being said, first I thought buying the MSI Titan GT77 with 3070 Ti, but the price is a bit high on my budget. Moreover the new Titans are all flashy and full of RGBs everywhere, they even took out all the ports that were conveniently on the back (power, hdmi, ethernet) just to put MORE RGB. Searching a bit more, I found the MSI Vector, which is cheaper with the same hardware, and it has some ports conveniently on the back. But it's smaller and thinner than Titan, and for that I think it will miss all the cooling power that Titan has. Am I right? I think I like the MSI Vector, but I'm just afraid it won't have the smooth and cool setup (temperature) that my current Titan has. There is also the MSI Raider, very similar to Vector, but with more RGB. I couldn't find any other differences besides that. Can you guys help me choose the replacement of my loved notebook? Thanks. General Questions 1) What is your budget? U$ 2000-2500 2) What size notebook would you prefer? Desktop Replacement; 17"+ screen 3) In which country will you buying this notebook? USA 4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like? a. Like: MSI b. Dislike: Clevo 5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed? Maybe 6) What are the primary tasks you will be performing with this notebook? Gaming 7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both? Both, but 95% of the time leaving on desk 8 ) Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?) Yes, mainly competitive games, FPS, MMORPG and RTS. Eg: CSGO, Lost Ark, and sometimes a AAA 9) How many hours of battery life do you need? Don't care about battery 10) Would you prefer to see the notebook you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK? Buying on-line without seeing is OK. I Always did that way. 11) What OS do you prefer? Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc. Windows 12) What ports do you require on your laptop? (ex. MiniDisplayPort or HDMI? Displayport or USB-C w/ DP?) Just the basics USB, HDMI... Screen Specifics 13) What screen resolution(s) would you prefer? See further below for explanations. 1080p or more. 14) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? See further below for explanations. Any of them. Build Quality and Design 15) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you? No Notebook Components 16) How much storage space do you need? 1TB Timing, Warranty and Longevity 17) When do you consider purchasing this laptop? March-April 18) How long do you expect to use this laptop? 5 years 19) How long could you afford to do without your laptop if it were to fail? Doesn't matter. I have a backup notebook if needed. 20) Would you be willing to pay significantly extra for on-site warranty, or would it be acceptable to you to have to ship the laptop to the vendor for repair with perhaps a week or more outage? Acceptable to have to ship it. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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