• Is a 7700HQ, 1050ti, 16gb ram 256gb+1tb laptop worth it for 850€?
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I'm looking at a local deal for a laptop, it's just under a year old and is priced at 850€. Assuming it's in good condition, is it worth it? Or should I wait for the 2050 or 2060 mobile GPUs, or is there a better new option? I don't mind upping my budget to 1200€ new, but this SEEMS like a good deal so far. https://www.msi.com/Laptop/GE62-7RE-Camo-Squad-Limited-Edition.html It also includes the bundle stuff(excluding the game), like the bag, mouse pad, etc I really want to be able to use it for course that starts in september as I'm currently using an old thinkpad, though I'd like to play a few games on the side
I'd get the 1060 one myself, it's a lot better than a 1050 Ti, seriously. A 1050 is considerably worse than the 970 which came out in 2014, not to mention the tiny amount of RAM depending on your configuration. I think the Acer laptops only come with the 6GB variant so you should be good with that one for the foreseeable future
https://files.facepunch.com/forum/upload/109699/2fab8769-dde5-4a31-827f-e705f8638e04/Capture.PNG lmao, that's Comcast's ASN. I'd also recommend the 1060. I would however make sure to look up a fair few reviews for that Acer. Their quality can vary and although some of their higher end stuff has been surprisingly nice for the price I'm not familiar with that specific line.
Ooof Here's some page screenshots then I'm leaning to this 1060, but it seems like the laptop makes a lot of sacrifices just to get the better GPU, and all the reviews are calling it the "budget" option which leads me to believe the build quality will suffer. It also only has 1 USB 3.0 port iirc and 2 USB 2.0's, among other things, while the MSI I'm being offered was a 1300€ laptop a year ago with quite a lot of nicer features. I already have a 1070 at home so It's not the end of the world if I go for the 1050ti, but I'm not sure how "bad" it would be https://i.imgur.com/9ZW6SJx.png https://i.imgur.com/SceQZ6Z.png
Honestly, how long do you want it to last? Even the better Acer stuff tends to start falling apart after about 3 years. My experience with MSI GE series is they tend to hold together a bit better. As long as you're not expecting it to hold up as your best gaming device for years I think a 1050ti would be acceptable, hell my Ryzen APU in my laptop does everything acceptably for what I need on the go.
As long as possible to be honest, maybe 3 or 4 years. Hopefully longer. I'm no stranger to playing stuff on terrible hardware, on my old laptop with some ATI GPU I had to install a performance mod for TF2 to get it anywhere near playable, though of course with a 1050ti I'd honestly expect the laptop to die before it can't even run modern games on the lowest settings
That i5 8300H + 1060 looks pretty nice, will be a lot better than th i7 7700HQ + 1050 Ti, specially on the GPU side
I have a similar machine as a secondary for work, school and when I travel, the 1050ti is fine for some gaming, I've gotten it to run BF1 at 50-60fps on high, same with Witcher 3. That being said unless you really need one now, I'd just wait for the 2050ti or w/e the fuck next year. If you already have desktop for gaming I wouldn't really feel the need for something much better.
1050ti isn't too bad compared to the vanilla 1050, but if you can get the 1060 instead defo jump on that. Or what Saxon said above.
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