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jooka

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ok, this is the model I got. Basically the cheapest version. So far it is really kick ass. Still getting used to the keyboard as it is full size with a number pad where my Zenbook did not. The touchpad is not centered so also taking a little time to get used to. Haven't got to try any games yet but plan on playing far Cry 5 later today/tonight if it finishes downloading. Shitty internet is shitty
 

loudgas

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@jooka I've been considering this model myself, I use the backup/restore feature in Steam, it really saves time. Even an old backup is good as it will only update at that point.
 

DirkDonkeyroot

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ok, this is the model I got. Basically the cheapest version. So far it is really kick ass. Still getting used to the keyboard as it is full size with a number pad where my Zenbook did not. The touchpad is not centered so also taking a little time to get used to. Haven't got to try any games yet but plan on playing far Cry 5 later today/tonight if it finishes downloading. Shitty internet is shitty
How is the construction on this? When I was looking for a new laptop I found one of these in a shop where I live and it felt fragile but I'm not sure if it's just because it was the shops demo or what.
 

jooka

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loudgas I'll have to check that out. Took till this morning to just download FarCry 5

How is the construction on this? When I was looking for a new laptop I found one of these in a shop where I live and it felt fragile but I'm not sure if it's just because it was the shops demo or what.
Feels really sold to me. Played some Farcry 5 a bit this morning on High and it never dipped below 60fps(VSYNC ON) or if it did I didn't notice. Getting used to the keyboard and like it. Once I got the touchpad set to how I like it feels really good. The sound is great compared to my Zenbook but I usually use a pair of Sony MDR 1000x for sound. I will say the display is good but not the best either. I'm pretty spoiled at home on displays as normally never game on laptops unless I'm traveling for work. I use a Asus PG278Q at home which is just complete awesomeness.
 

loudgas

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Why not plug in your key/video/mouse to the new laptop and see how it drives that monitor? It's suppose to have a desktop gtx1060 equivalent, isn't it?
 

Harshaw

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loudgas I'll have to check that out. Took till this morning to just download FarCry 5



Feels really sold to me. Played some Farcry 5 a bit this morning on High and it never dipped below 60fps(VSYNC ON) or if it did I didn't notice. Getting used to the keyboard and like it. Once I got the touchpad set to how I like it feels really good. The sound is great compared to my Zenbook but I usually use a pair of Sony MDR 1000x for sound. I will say the display is good but not the best either. I'm pretty spoiled at home on displays as normally never game on laptops unless I'm traveling for work. I use a Asus PG278Q at home which is just complete awesomeness.

One of the main complaints I had seen on the laptop and Inspiron 7000 series was that the monitors weren't horrible, but weren't great. I ended up getting an Alienware 17 with a GTX 1070. I am loving it so far and this thing is built like a tank. I am pretty sure I'd be more worried about what I dropped it on then hurting the laptop. I also managed to get it on some weird sale that Best Buy was having so I got it for like 150 more than the 1400 Predator Helios.
 

Denamian

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I have the i5, 8 GB RAM 256 GB SSD surface pro 4 and it's still a solid device. My only major complaint is bluetooth performance is kind of shitty. I'm pretty sure that you can get refubs straight from Microsoft.
 

Bandwagon

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I have the i5, 8 GB RAM 256 GB SSD surface pro 4 and it's still a solid device. My only major complaint is bluetooth performance is kind of shitty. I'm pretty sure that you can get refubs straight from Microsoft.
Thanks, just ordered a new 2017 version with the same specs.

All the reviews I'm seeing are outstanding.