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    Want to purchase G751JM, stuck between these two choices.

    Let me first say I am from Canada and my choices are extremely limited. Alright I currently have purchased a Macbook 13 inch pro with a student discount in the mean time while I am trying to make this decision (I have 14 days to return it). I would like to purchase the Asus ROG for school but I can only afford the model that comes with 860m. Here are the main specs...
    • Large 17.3-inch LED backlit display with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 is perfect for immersive gameplay
    • The 2.5GHz 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4710HQ processor and 16GB of RAM offer a fantastic multitasking experience
    • The 2 TB hard drive offers plenty of room for all your files, photos, videos, and more
    • Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M 2GB graphics card with Optimus technology gives you dazzling HD visuals with less lag timer
    • Get up to 4 hours of work and play with the lithium-ion battery
    • Preloaded with Windows 8.1


    This would come to $1370 CAD before tax... Which is like $1177.21 USD.
    Another Option:
    I know this isn't a ROG but it does seem like a good price? $1,249,00 CAD after rebate...
    MSI Notebook GT60 2PC-663US Dominator
    - 15.6" Intel i7-4810MQ 12GB 1TB HDD
    - NV GTX870M Super Multi HDMI BT W8.1
    http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...t25v2gqk33kfv4


    I'm not sure which I should purchase, and even if I should purchase any of these. Will the specs remain good to play some of the games in the future or no? Which of the two do you guys think is better? I'd be mostly programming and some gaming and would love to make either last as long as I can. I've heard the cooling is worse on the GT60 but I'm no expert there.
    Thank you for reading!
    Last edited by defector05; 12-22-2014 at 10:09 PM.

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    I just got a Rog laptop and love it so far, well I did do a mistake and delete the possibly recovery partition and a bit stuck now but besides that the laptop seems amazing. Plus the rog has a 17 inch display and the MSI A 15, not sure how important the screen is for you but I like the 17 one more when using photoshop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RogueNote View Post
    I just got a Rog laptop and love it so far, well I did do a mistake and delete the possibly recovery partition and a bit stuck now but besides that the laptop seems amazing. Plus the rog has a 17 inch display and the MSI A 15, not sure how important the screen is for you but I like the 17 one more when using photoshop.
    Someone in the forum mentioned that it is no use of getting the 860m version... Plus I have seen issues reported like the rubber being unclean able and problems with keys...

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    If ypu want to game on it, DON'T GET THE GTX 860M VERSION. It's a mediocre little graphics card, and can't play current games like Far Cry 4 and Dragon Age Inquisiton on 1920x1080, unless you set everything to low. Check out 860m benchmarks here: http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-....107794.0.html - it can only play games on 1366x768 - making it suitable for a 15" all purpose laptop, NOT a gaming machine.

    Save your money up and get the GTX 970 or GTX 980m versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kanecvr View Post
    If ypu want to game on it, DON'T GET THE GTX 860M VERSION. It's a mediocre little graphics card, and can't play current games like Far Cry 4 and Dragon Age Inquisiton on 1920x1080, unless you set everything to low. Check out 860m benchmarks here: http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-....107794.0.html - it can only play games on 1366x768 - making it suitable for a 15" all purpose laptop, NOT a gaming machine.

    Save your money up and get the GTX 970 or GTX 980m versions.
    Total Bull. While the 970m and 980m are in a different class they also cost much more and defector was not asking about them anyway. The 860m CAN play Far Cry 4/Dragon Age on Med/High on 1920x1080 (check gamedebate and/or youtube). Also the 860m can be overclocked (5% auto overclock on the ROG - but much more is possible, see: http://forum.notebookreview.com/gami...60m-beast.html).

    Clearly though the absolute top next gen games like AC Unity/ Witcher 3 and others will probably have to be played low/medium without some extra overclocking. The soft plastic has an awesome feel, but it does get dirty quickly (an incentive to wash your hands before using it - no bad thing). However it cleans well just using a wet cloth. It also has the soft touch on the outside - which is pretty pointless. The cooling is AWeSOME. After playing games for over 4 hrs I can still barely hear the machine - and its actually COLD to touch. Remember a hot laptop, apart from being uncomfortable, will see a drop in performance. So to summarize I would go for the Asus (which I did about 3 weeks ago).
    Last edited by Paco; 12-27-2014 at 12:17 PM.

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    In my view, a gaming grade graphics card is one that can sustain 50-60 FPS on a good looking graphical preset, using the machine's native resolution. The 860m does not meet any of those standards. I have tested it on a G771. It's not fast enough for comfortable gaming.

    It's a good choice (the 860m) if you play MMORPGs and DOTA and stuff, but not if you want to play the latest titles.

    The problem is, there are FAR CHEAPER machines that carry the 860m! You don't have to spend 2000-2500 us dollars on a machine with a ****ty little 860m when you can get the same card + the same 4710HQ CPU for ~1000$ (ASUS RROG G551M for example!). If you are happy with the 860m, get a cheaper laptop.

    In my country, the G751JM is about 2200$, while the G551M with the same specs is ~1200$. The G771JM is 1450$ - a little more expensive, but still cheaper then the G751 - so I guess what I'm trying to say is - why would you buy the G751 if you're going for the lowest possible spec?

    You either belive me or Paco - each man has his own expectations of what a gaming machine should do - but if you are not happy with the 860m's performance, you cannot replace it, and you wouild have spent over 2000$ on a laptop with the same level of performance as a 900-1000$ machine (see Acer and Lenovo models). At least try to buy the 970m version.
    Last edited by kanecvr; 12-27-2014 at 05:35 PM.

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    Memory (part number)Hyundai Electronics HMT41GS6AFR8A-PB 1.35v DDR3L-1600MHz
    Graphics Card #1Nvidia 780m Asus GPU Tweak OC 932mhz/6300mhz
    Sound CardRealtek v6.0.1.7469 driver
    MonitorAUO B173HW02 V1 Custom Refresh 85hz
    Storage #1RAID0 2x M.2 SATA Crucial MX200 512GB CT500MX200SSD6
    Storage #2Crucial 512GB 2.5" MX200 CT500MX200SSD1
    Power Supply230w AC Power Adapter 19.5v
    Keyboard Logitech k400 Wireless KB/Trackpad
    Headset Sony MDR-XB500 Wired and Sennheiser RS-220 Wireless TOSLINK
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    Not to stir things up, but found this comparison of the performance of the 860m vs PS4 vs Xbox One interesting.

    Battlefield 4: GeForce GTX 860M 720p vs PS4 vs Xbox One Frame-Rate Test
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hPupBNMwJg

    Battlefield 4: GeForce GTX 860M 900p vs PS4 vs Xbox One Frame-Rate Test
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6FjzwvObOM

    And, a comparison of the 860m against itself @ 900p as above vs 1080p.

    Nvidia GTX 860M Benchmarks (Crysis 3, Battlefield 4 and More)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hID4TNtJ8U

    Battlefield 4: GeForce GTX 860M 720p vs 900p vs 1080p Frame-Rate Test
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5mSIRUIhRU

    Now for some 980m vs action...

    Crysis 3 GTX 980M vs GTX 880M 1080p Gameplay Frame-Rate Test
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifQpxBeSxz0

    GeForce GTX 980M Laptop GPU vs Desktop GTX 970/ GTX 780/ GTX 680 1080p Benchmarks
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGSajLEWkuI

    GeForce GTX 980M: Mains Power vs Battery vs Nvidia Battery Boost Benchmark Tests
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl62HC83rqE

    Now 970m vs 860m.

    GTX 860m VS GTX 970m - Official Benchmark comparison in PC games - ULTRA settings
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rOfAUfgq2M
    Last edited by hmscott; 12-28-2014 at 04:54 AM.

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