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Looking to upgrade to a better laptop (MSI GL75?) for VR gaming (Half Life Alyx) -


Aug 27, 2013
I currently have a 15inch Gigabyte AERO 15X with a 1070 Max Q. It's ok for things like Job Simulator, but really struggles to run Half Life.

I'm looking to replace this laptop, hoping to spend under $2000. I have an Oculus Rift S which requires either a DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort (also needs USB 3.0 but this is a given at this point).

I don't really think I'll play non-VR games on this laptop, so I'm not too concerned about the screen. Long story short, I'm looking for a laptop over a desktop, but I don't need the laptop to be small or light.

Browsing Newegg, I'm searching for 2 criteria:
  1. at least a GTX 2070
  2. some kind of DisplayPort/Mini DisplayPort
Then I sorted by cheapest, and I found the MSI GL75, with:
  • GTX 2070 (non-SUPER)
  • x1 Mini DisplayPort
  • i7-10750H
  • 16GB RAM
  • 1TB HDD + 512GB SSD
On paper everything looks good -- any reason I shouldn't go for this laptop at this price? Will the 2070 in the laptop give me the performance I'm looking for (Playing Half Life Alyx at Medium-High graphics with a smooth FPS)?