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This section is for those of you who wants very high performance gaming laptops. The recommendations will be for gaming laptops that are equipped with the GTX 675M GPU and up – GTX 680M and Radeon 7970M. The best of these laptops offer very high performance per price and maybe even highest than the midrange gaming laptops (GT 650M like) – unlike desktop configuration probably. The GTX 680M and Radeon 7970M have no problem performing even as high as twice the GT 650M / GTX 660M / Radeon 7850M GPUs laptops, but some of them actually cost less than twice.

If you’re not sure you want these laptops, you have to do you research. But as a quick quide – do you want highest settings for each and every game, probably even for the next two years? Are you good with high weight of 7-9 lbs? Are you good with average-at-best mobility in terms of battery running times?

If you answered the first question “yes”, then you have to ask yourself why and answer again. If you still answer yes – that is the place for you. The other two question are packed within the first one as of today.

If you’ve answer “no” then go to one of the other articles, like the under 1000$ gaming laptop to get very high gaming performance in almost any situation but also saving money and have higher mobility in terms of weight and battery.

 

Anyway, I suggest that you consider buying a cooling pad. Better get the temps a little lower, even for a 800$ gaming laptop.

 

GTX 675MX / GTX 680M vs Radeon 7970M gaming laptops

So, currently I’ll recommend buying a GTX 675MX and especially GTX 680M solutions over the Radeon 7970M for those of you who don’t want to wait for good drivers, hoping they will make the 7970M as fast as the 680M unquestionably (notebookcheck benchmarks show it is as fast and even faster if you eliminate the Enduro problems, but these benchmarks quality might not be the best).

If you are good with almost highest performance until good drivers will come up and you also prefer to save these 250$ (probably before the end of the year), than take the 7970M.

 

 

UPDATE: The new drivers really improved the performance of the 7970M. These numbers will be probably even better as there are still some differences between the hotfix supplied to Anandtech and the official 12.11 drivers. Also, according to Anandtech, AMD promised there will be more drivers releases and we have a good ground to believe that the numbers will be improved since some numbers are really strange, like in the Diablo 3 results in the Anandtech test, where you can see that the 7970M performs about as half as the 680M – doesn’t make sense at all.

Currently, the performance of the 7970M is good enough so some gaming laptops equipped with the 7970M can be recommended (like the MSI GX60), because the performance you get for the price is quite good.

About the GTX 680M vs 7970M thing. Compared to the GTX 680M, the Radeon 7970M sometimes equals it and sometimes not with the average in favor of the GTX. According to the Anandtech benchmarks, the Radeon 7970M excels in titles where AMD had worked with the developer to optimize the game to its hardware (like sleeping dogs, Dirt Showdown and more) and other benchmarks confirm it. Same for the GTX 680M. But that’s not the only case. Skyrim, too, see better performance with the 7970M and BF3 numbers are very close to each other. So, the GTX 680M is generally faster currently, but the 7970M is really fast and and it’s a matter of price really.

Moreover, based on the numbers we have so far, we can say that the 7970M should be at least as fast and probably considerably faster than the slower GTXs – GTX 675MX and GTX 670MX. Maybe that’s why Nvidia released them so quitely. This makes my mind about the MSI GX60 we’ve already mentioned, because for its price you’ll only get GTX 675M / 670MX level performance.

 

Important updates

  1. New in the front – the new Kepler based GTX 670MX and GTX 675MX. The GTX 670MX should easily bang the GTX 675M on head, as far as I can see. That changes things. And talking about fronts – I sure hope they will stay in the gaming scene alone.
  2. MSI GX60 with AMD quad A10-4600M and Radeon 7970M for 1200$ – the cheapest with 7970M by far and the benchmarks are flattering if you are going for high-end-extreme-details-1080p gaming.

 

Recommended GTX 675MX / GTX 680M and Radeon HD 7970M laptops (Under 1800$)

Everything on 1080p and max settings. 1400$-1600$ for basic configurations

 

About the GTX 675MX – it will give you probably something like +20%-30% (averagly) compared to the old GTX 675M, but will consume much lower energy. It’s still much lower performance compared to the 680M. The GTX 675MX should also be slower than the 7970M.

 

Fire in the hall:

ModelScreen sizePerformanceAdditional featuresWindows includedPriceDiscounts
FORCE/MSI 16F3 (36-024)15.6″GTX 680M + I7backlit keyboard, two HDD baysNo1550$ cash
Eurocom Racer 2.015.6″Radeon 7970M + I7-3630QMbacklit keyboard
Diamond 24 thermal paste
Excellent matte 1080p AUO 95% Gamut screen for low price
500GB Hybrid HDD included in price
Free shipping for both Canada and the US
No1522$ w/ AUO matte 1080p screen and I7-3610QM, 1453$ with cheaper matte 1080p screen
GTX 680M + I7-3630QMNo1712$ (w/ the AUO screen) or 1650$ w/ matte 1080p screen and I7-3610QM
Sager NP915015.6″Radeon 7970M/GTX675MX + I7
680M + I7
backlit keyboardNo1280$ (675MX) cash
1375$ (7970M) cash
1570$ (680M) cash, 1643$ with matte display (cash)
MSI GX6015.6″Radeon 7970M + A10-4600Mno backlit keyboard, blu-ray player
Matte screen
Windows 8 OS included
YES1200$ -  CompSourceneweggJ&RAdorama, , XoticPCcheck all links, some become unavailable here and then
Sager NP917017.3″Radeon 7970M / GTX675MX + I7backlit keyboard, two HDD baysNo7970M: 1425$ (cash)
675MX: 1330$ (cash)
Valkyrie CZ-1717.3″675MX / GTX 680M + I7backlit keyboard, two HDD bays
Very good matte FullHD screen as default
YesGTX 680M: 1640$ before shippingGTX 675MX: 1390$ before shippingIncluding Windows
FORCE/MSI 1762 (62-033)17.3″GTX 680M + I7backlit keyboard, two HDD baysNo1525$
Actually, they are all good and it really depends on the upgrades and discounts at hand at the time of purchase.
Top Performance- GTX 680M gaming laptops:
Now all the “Force” laptops are eligible for free Windows 7 OS and additional 500GB HDD which make them even more attractive and competitive and they are my recommended. FORCE/MSI 16F3 for 15.6″ and FORCE/MSI 1762 for 17.3″
With Radeon 7970M or GTX 675MX (lower price, still great performance):
  • MSI GX60 (1200$) – (AdoramaneweggXoticPC, CompSource). Cheapest and the fastest for 1200$. You save a lot of money, get the Radeon 7970M and also, unlike the others, a Windows OS installed. You also get a matte screen as a default. Doubts about the A10-4600M – the 7970M might be bottlenecked by the A10-4600M, but the performance in benchmarks is excellent and the GX60 certainly defined a new performance bar for 1200$.
  • Sager NP9150 -1425$ with Radeon 7970M or 1325$ with GTX 675MX. Good quality, lots of upgrade options. No OS included in this price nor matte screen.
  • Eurocom Racer 2.0 (1520$) – based on the same Clevo barebone as the NP9150, only you get Hybrid HDD, much better screen and Diamond thermal paste for that price. I think that it worths the money if you are looking for higher quality screen and better HDD. The default Hybrid HDD can be replaced with a Crucial m4 128GB.

Recommended GTX 675M / GTX 670MX laptops

Get a very high performance gaming laptop and save some bucks (price: 1100$-1300$ for basic configurations)

 

The new Kepler based GTX 670MX and GTX 675M should have about the same performance with the 670MX consuming considerably less power plus I think you can probably OC to such a level you will see its impact.

 

UPDATE:

The new MSI GX60 (CompSourceneweggJ&RAdorama, , XoticPC) with A10-4600M and Radeon 7970M is now available and delivers excellent performance for 1200$ – that’s a new bar for 1200$!

I’ve included the GX60 although it has a Radeon 7970M GPU and not the 675M / 670MX, because it’s in the same price range.

 

I want a new Windows 7 copy:

NOW ALL “FORCE” gaming laptops come with free Windows 7!

ModelScreen sizePerformanceAdditional featuresPriceDiscounts & Notes
Lenovo Y50015.6″dual GT 650M. Usually between GTX 670MX and 675MX + I7backlit keyboard, Windows 8 OS included1025$
MSI GX6015.6″Radeon 7970M + A10-4600Mno backlit keyboard, blu-ray player, Win8 OS1050$
MSI GT70-0NC17.3″GTX 670MX + I712GB, backlit keyboard, two HDD bays, Win7 OS, blu-ray player, Bigfoot Killer network LAN1350$
Eurocom Racer 2.015.6″GTX 670MX + I7backlit keyboard
Diamond 24 thermal paste
500GB Hybrid HDD included in price
1475$ with the excellent AUO screen
FORCE 16F3 / MSI 16F3 (36-025)15.6″GTX 675M + I7backlit keyboard, two HDD bays1225$ cash (I7)
PowerPro R 11:36-67515.6″GTX 675M + I5same as the Force1220$ cash with I5+100$ for the I7.
Sager NP915015.6″GTX 670MX + I7backlit keyboard
95% color gamut screen option (+75$)
1260$ (cash)100$ off for 1350$+ configs
Valkyrie CZ-1717.3″GTX 675M + I7backlit keyboard, two HDD bays, Very good matte FullHD screen as default1400$
FORCE/MSI 1762 (62-032)17.3″GTX 675M + I7backlit keyboard, two HDD bays, Very good matte FullHD screen as default1350$ including windows 7
Sager NP913015.6″GTX 670MX + I7no backlit keyboard, glossy screen1160$ (cash)
15.6″ gaming laptop:
  • The Lenovo Y500 is currently one of the most interesting gaming laptops. With a dual GT 650M configuration which delivers about a GTX 670MX to 675MX performance in almost every game, backlit keyboard, nice 1080p screen and Windows 8 OS, you get a lot for your money.
  • The cheap FORCE 16F3 / MSI 16F3 has now free Win7 OS upgrade (!) which makes it a hell of a purchase.
  • The NP9150 is excellent and the PowerPro R 11:36-675 is currently selling for 1130$!
  • MSI GX60 with A10-4600M and Radeon 7970M which is faster than both the GTX 675M and GTX 670MX (and I guess also than than the 675MX) – here are some words about it. You also get a matte screen.

 

For a 17.3″:
  • MSI GT70-0NC-494US with GTX 670MX, 12GB DDR3, 750GB 7200RPM, Blu-ray player, Bigfoot Killer Gaming Network LAN and DynAudio speakers and Windows 8 inlucded. For 1350$ it is a good buy, although the other options are good too.
  • The FORCE/MSI 1762 (62-032) Basically the same as the MSI GT70 (based on the same barebone), only with the older GTX 675M (but same performance), 5400RPM HDD and cheaper network adapter.
I don’t need a new Windows7 copy (have one or can get one):
ModelScreen sizePerformanceAdditional featuresPriceDiscounts & Notes
Lenovo Y50015.6″dual GT 650M. Usually between GTX 670MX and 675MX + I7backlit keyboard, Windows 8 OS included1025$
MSI GX6015.6″Radeon 7970M + A10-4600Mno backlit keyboard, blu-ray player, Win8 OS1200$ (neweggXoticPC)
FORCE/MSI 1762 (62-032)17.3″GTX 675M + I7backlit keyboard, two HDD bays, Very good matte FullHD screen as default1250$
MSI GT70-0NC17.3″GTX 670MX + I7backlit keyboard, two HDD bays1350$Free shipping
FORCE 16F3 / MSI 16F3 (36-025)15.6″GTX 675M + I7backlit keyboard, two HDD bays1125$ cash
Eurocom Racer 2.015.6″GTX 670MX + I7backlit keyboard
Diamond 24 thermal paste
Excellent matte 1080p AUO 95% Gamut screen for low price
500GB Hybrid HDD included in price
1375$ with superb 1080p screen.
Sager NP915015.6″GTX 670MX + I7backlit keyboard
95% color gamut screen option (+95$) – included
around 1275$ cash including top matte FullHD screen100$ off for 1350$+ configs
Sager NP917017.3″GTX 670MX + I7 + some upgradebacklit keyboard1320$ (1280$ cash)
Valkyrie CZ-1717.3″GTX 675M + I7backlit keyboard, two HDD bays1400$Various discounted upgrade options
 
For a 17.3″ laptop:
  • Sager NP9170 with several GPU options or the (now) cheaper FORCE/MSI 1762 (62-032). Both are very good and the Force now ships with Windows 7 included (Black Friday thingy), so it is much more cost effective.
For a 15.6″ laptop:
  • Same Lenovo Y500 is currently one of the most interesting gaming laptops. With a dual GT 650M configuration which delivers about a GTX 670MX to 675MX performance in almost every game, backlit keyboard, nice 1080p screen and Windows 8 OS, you get a lot for your money.
  • MSI/Force 16F3 (36-025) with GTX 675M for 1130$ and PowerPro 15.6″ for 1037$ (I5)- very cheap and thepowerful
  • MSI GX60 - A10-4600M and Radeon 7970M for 1050$ – that’s great and you won’t get such a GPU for such a price elsewhere. You won’t get the backlit keyboard for this version, but you get excellent gaming performance, good temps, Windows OS anyway and a matte screen.
  • NP9150 is excellent choice with current coupons
  • Racer 2.0 too because you get 500GB Hybrid HDD and Diamond 24 thermal paste for a better price including the upgrades

 

Complete list

 

Model (link to coupon)GPU/CPUStreet PriceWhyWhy notprice / gaming performancevalue / pricesources
Alienware m17x R4 17.3″base: GTX 660M, Interesting: Radeon 7970M/I71499$ for basic configuration
  1. Very high build quality
  2. Good mouse and keyboard
  3. Very good FullHD display
  4. With coupon – great value for your money (although you can get 7970M + I7 for less)
  5. not too bad thermals for such a hardware
  1. Not the best gaming performance for price
  2. low battery times (not different from other laptops in this class)
  3. temps are average and best
  4. a bit noisy
  5. Many connection ports
Very good to ExcellentVery good to Excellent. The very high build quality (above the average for this class) and not too bad thermals for such a HW (I7 + 7970M), especially considering the alternativesAlienware m17x-R4 review
Alienware m18x-R2base: GTX 660M. Upgrade: CrossFireX or SLI/ I7base: 1999$, 2550$ with crossfireX of Radeons 7970M
  1. Very high build quality
  2. Good keyboard and mouse
  3. Good display (but not great)
  4. Good thermals even for 7970M crossfire
  5. The option for the highest performance you can get today
  1. Very high weight (5.6 kg)
  2. Less than two hours of battery time when surfing
  3. Price is too high and upgrade are overpriced (and there is no point having this laptop without its upgrades)
  4. Many connection ports
Doesn’t matterGoodAlienware m18x-R2, Anandtech m18x-r2 review
Samsung  700G7C 17.3″GTX 675M / I7-3610QMaround 1720-1750
  1. Good (not great  FullHD display
  2. High performance
  3. good keyboard
  4. 1.5TB 7200RPM HDD (others have 0.5-1TB)
  5. 16GB DDR3 for those who need it
  6. Good build quality
  1. Short battery times (less than 3 hours in idle)
  2. not the best performance per price ratio – you can get the same performance for less or better performance for the same price
  3. Higher heat dissipation than other laptops in class
Very GoodGood. The 16GB is useless for many cases, the short battert time and the high price makes this laptop less than appealing for this price.Samsung 700G7C review
Toshiba Qosmio X875-Q7290 / Q7291GTX 670M / I7-3610QM1880$
  1. FullHD display
  2. 3D display + kit supplied
  3. 16GB DDR3
  4. 750GB 7200RPM HDD + 1TB 5400 RPM HDD
  5. Good build quality
  6. Good keyboard
  1. Battery runtime is aweful (~2 hours for very light use)
  2. Performance per price ratio is quite low compared to other laptops.
  3. FullHD display is only average and its quality is lower than the some of competitors
  4. High temperatures
OKWell, depends. You get the 3D. If that’s what you want, then this is one of the only laptops with this feature + performance.Otherwise, I wouldn’t recommend it.in-depth reviewreview of the X870,another X870 review
iBuyPower Valkyrie CZ-17GTX 675M – GTX 680M / I71400$ base configuration, 1700$ with GTX 680M (50$ shipping)
  1. Great price and best gaming performance for the money
  2. Good thermals compared to such HW
  3. Excellent screen
  4. Noise is relatively not annoying
  5. Solid looks
  6. Bluray player
  7. Illuminated keyboard
  8. Good battery running times compared to other laptops in this class due to large capacity battery
  9. Windows OS as default – saves some more money
  1. Upgrades are certinaly not cheap
  2. heavy
  3. bulky looks
  4. Default HDD is a 500GB 5400RPM
BESTExcellentCZ-17 review
MSI GX60 15.6″Radeon 7970M / A10-4600M1200$ including Win8 OS - J&RAdoramaneweggXoticPC
  1. Excellent gaming performance for the money for extreme settings
 no in-depth reviewBESTVery goodKitGuruHardwareLuxxbenchmarks.
MSI GT60-0NCGTX 670M / I7-3610QMless then 1400$
  1. Good build quality
  2. Good performance
  3. Good thermals
  4. Good FullHD screen
  1. Noisy
  2. Screen is worse than other 15.6″ gaming laptops in this price
  3. Not the best you can get for 1400$ (G75VW, Sager)
Very GoodGood to Very Good. Why only ‘good’? because it doesn’t add anything compared to the other competitors, but a good laptop overall.MSI GT60 review
MSI GT60-0NDGTX 675M / I7-3610QMstill unavailablestill unavailable still unavailablestill unavailablestill unavailableMSI GT70-0NC review
MSI GT60-0NEGTX 680M / I7-3610QMbase: 1900$ and prostar. interesting: screen upgrade (+120-160$)
  1. available for preorder. same as the GT60-0NC, but with worse thermals.
  2. Great gaming performance
  1. available for preorder. same as the GT60-0NC, but with worse thermals and noiser.
Very GoodConsidering the performance – Very GoodMSI GT70-0NC review
MSI GT70-0NCGTX 670M / I7-3610QM1350$
  1. High performace
  2. High quality FullHD
  3. Good thermals
  4. Not too-bad battery runtime compared to the such a GPU equipped laptop (almost 4 hours surfing) – better than some others in this class
  5. Windows OS
  1. High Noise
  2. Performance to price ratio isn’t that best if that’s what you’re looking for. For 1600$ you can get the Radeon 7970M which is way faster.
Very GoodVery Good. Doesn’t add anything compared to the other competitors, but a good laptop overall.MSI GT70-0NC review
MSI GT70-0NDGTX 675M / I7-3610QM1280$! 1350$
  1. Highest performance for the money.
  2. High quality FullHD
  3. Good thermals
  4. Not too-bad battery runtime compared to the such a GPU equipped laptop (almost 4 hours surfing) – better than some others in this class
  5. Windows OS
  1. Noise (not that different from other laptops in this league)
  2. weight (same)
BEST (GTX 675M for 1280$)EXCELLENTMSI GT70-0NC review,iBuyPower CZ-17 review. Based on the GT70-0ND barebone
MSI GT70-0NEGTX 680M / I7-3610QMVery Good. But same performance can be achieved for lower price.MSI GT70-0NE review
Asus G75VW-TS2GTX 670M / I7-3610QM1400$ (GTX 670M, FHD),Amazon,XoticPC
  1. High build quality
  2. High quality  FullHD display
  3. Good keyboard
  4. Very Good noise and heat handling
  1. 1400$ for GTX 670M if that’s all you want
  2. Battery times are low
Very GoodExcellent: The combination of high performance and very good thermals/noise levels makes the G75VW-TS2 a premium laptop in my eyes.Asus G75VW review 1,Asus G75VW review 2
Eurcom Racer (P150HM) 15.6″base: Radeon 6970M 2GB / I7-2670QM1375$ for 6970M, I7-2670QM,1440$ for 6990M (=~GTX 580M / GTX 675M),I7-2670QM+70$ for high quality FullHD display
  1. 70$ for high quality FullHD display option – still cheap
  2. Top performance for price
  3. Great performance
  4. Excellent thermals (in cost of noise)
  5. Lots of connection ports
  1. noisy (but cool)
  2. Average build quality
  3. Short battery times
BESTVery good to Excellent (screen, connection ports, excellent thermals)Eurocom Racer (1.0) review ,Eurocom Racer 6970M review 2
Eurcom Racer 2 15.6″intersting: Radeon 7970M / I7-3610QM1450$ with 7970M and I7-3610QM, 500GB Hybrid HDD and Diamond Thermal paste
  1. Top performance for price
  2. Great performance overall
  3. Lots of connection ports
  1. Loud in stress
  2. Temps aren’t good
  3. Average build quality
  4. Short battery times
BESTVery GoodEurocom Racer 2.0 review
EUROCOM P180HM Leopard 2.0base: GTX 560Minteresting: SLI / CrossfireX 6970M / 6900M/I7-2670QM2063$ for a crossfire of 2x6990M
  1. Blazing performance
  2. That’s all that it meant to be
  1. Battery
  2. Weight
  3. Size
Doesn’t matter. If you want to spend money to get the highest performance available then it’s a very good choice – Excellent for that.?review,review 2
Power notebooks PowerPro R 11:36-675 17.3″GTX 675M / I5-3210M and up1000$ cash
  1. Same as the “Force” laptops
  2. Top gaming performance for price ratio
  • Same as the “Force” laptops.
  • I7 upgrade costs another 100$
BESTVery Good
FORCE 16F3 / MSI 16F3 (36-025) 15.6″GTX 675M / I71165$ (1130$ cash)
  1. Top performance for money
  2. FullHD screen
  3. backlit keyboard
Based on other MSI barebones:

  1. Noise
  2. No backlit keyboard
  3. NO OS
BEST (without screen upgrade)Very GoodMSI 16F3 with GTX680M review
FORCE 16F3 / MSI 16F3 (36-024) 15.6″GTX 680M / I71545$ (1498$ cash)
  1. Good thermals for such high end HW.
  2. Top performance with the I7 and GTX 680M
  3. Not terrible battery performance
  4. Very good FullHD display
  5. Backlit keyboard
  1. Price does not include OS
  2. Keyboard and touchpad might not be comfortable for some
  3. Noise
BESTEXCELLENTMSI 16F3 with GTX680M review
FORCE 1762 (52-025) / MSI 1762 (52-025) 17.3″GTX 675M / I7-3610QM1270$ (1230$ cash)
  1. Top performance for money
  2. Very Good FullHD screen
  3. Good thermals
  4. Good screen upgrade options
  5. No OS – saves money for ones who don’t need it
  6. Two HDD Bays
  1. Noisy
  2. Low battery times
  3. No backlit keyboard
  4. No OS included in price
BEST (without screen upgrade) Very GoodMSI 1762 / One M72-2N review,CZ-17 MSI based review
Force 1762 (62-032) / MSI 1762 (62-032) 17.3″GTX 675M / I7-3610QM1285$ (1246$ cash)Same as above only is has a backlit keyboardSame, only it has the backlit keyboardBESTVery GoodMSI 1762 / One M72-2N review,CZ-17 MSI based review
Sager NP9130 (P151EM1) 15.6″GTX 670M / I7-3630QM1120$ (1085$ cash) with GTX 670MX
  1. Great performance for the money – best under 1100$
  2. FullHD screen and an option for the famous AUO screen upgrade (like in other Sagers)
  3. Good Clevo build quality
  4. quite when in idle
  1. Battery times are shorter than the GTX 660M laptops which are close in performance
  2. No backlit keyboard
  3. NO OS
ExcellentVery good to Excellent. As other Sager laptops – excellent for upgraders toouser review and discussion
Sager NP9150 15.6″GTX 675M, Radeon 7970M, GTX 680M / I7-3630QM
  • 1265$ (1226$ cash) with GTX 675M and top matte FullHD screen.
  • 1420$ with Radeon 7970M or GTX 675MX (1376$ cash)

 

  1. Very good build quality
  2. Good display and very good display upgrade option
  3. Top performance for price
  4. Good keyboard
  5. GPU can be upgraded by you. Not soldered
  6. Compared to the to high emmissions hardware inside, good temperature handling
  1. Bulky
  2. NO OS
BESTVery Good to Excellent. As other Sager laptops – excellent for upgraders too. Just remember that heat and noise handling isn’t that good and that’s why the “very good” and not complete excellent.Other P150EM laptop review,User review
Sager NP9170 17.3″GTX 675M, Radeon 7970M, GTX 680M / I7-3630QM
  • 1220$ (1183$ cash) with GTX 675M.
  • 1470$ with GTX 675MX or Radeon 7970M (1425$ cash)
  1. Good build quality
  2. Good display and very good display upgrade option
  3. Top performance for price
  4. Good thermals
  5. GPU can be upgraded by you. Not soldered
  1. Bulky
  2. Noise – won’t bother you if you playing a game with sound..
  3. Many connection ports
  4. NO OS
BESTVery Good to Excellent. As other Sager laptops – excellent for upgraders tooClevo P170EM review, Anandtech Avadirect P170EM review
Sager NP9370 (P370EM) 17.3″Radeon 7970M, GTX 680M / I7-3630QM1570$ (1520$ cash)
  1. Highest performance availble
  2. Good thermals – can handle CFx and SLI configurations
  3. Very good screen and even better screens upgrade options
  4. Easily maintainable and user-customizable
  5. backlit keyboard
  6. Good build quality
  7. GPU can be upgraded by you. Not soldered
  1. Heavy
  2. Noisy
  3. Battery is not for mobility
  4. No OS in base price
BESTVery good to ExcellentP370EM review (Eurocom),P370EM review 2

 

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  • Brandon

    On the MSI GX60 I think you should put somewhere that Xoticpc will put in a blue backlit keyboard (standard Sager, not SteelSeries) for $75 because for me, a backlit keyboard is a must.

    • http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com junky

      I will, thanks! although, actually, for 75$ it becomes less interesting laptop. The GX60 performs very well in extreme situations but not very much so when the cpu is not so a bottleneck. That’s why it is hard for me to recommend it for more. But thanks for the helpful comment !