So AMD is basically utterly out of the mobile graphics business? I completely understand the i7 CPU, but are there NO manufacturers offering AMD graphics?
I'd rather pay less than what 'Team Green' wants, performance aside.
They either offer a 17" screen at a pathetic 1920 x 1080 or a 15+" screen at a ridiculous 3840 x 2160. Methinks the screen manufacturers are "playing games" with us! Can’t you give us something in between? How about a "3K" (2880 x 1440) screen and a GTX 980M with a full 8 GB? At least then we’d have a fighting chance at playing recent games at the screen’s native resolution, but would still have a little future-proofing in terms of screen resolution (when maybe Windows 10 can truly handle high-DPI?). Instead, they stick in a cruddy 850M (or worse), or a 970M or 980M with half the VRAM (3/4 vs. 6/8).
Dare I ask for a “real” mobile Core i7 - i.e., a 4810MQ, 4910MQ, or 4940MX - so we can do some real work, too? I guess that’s too much to ask, as they only offer lower voltage or non-upgradeable processors (like the 4710HQ) instead. In this regard, I applaud Eurocom, Origin PC, and others for putting full 970Ms/980Ms and a Z97/1150-based “desktop” CPU (even the 4790K “Hell’s Canyon” beast) in their gaming laptops. Now if only they’d offer a “3K” screen with these monsters!
Grr... by "3K," I meant WQHD+ (2880 x 1620), but "2.5K" or WQHD (2560 x 1440) would also work nicely, perhaps even better.
Currently, the MSI GT60 Dominator 3k475 comes closest to the ideal, but the 3k474 and 3k475 are stuck with last generation NVIDIA GPUs. Unfortunately, if they upgrade the GPUs, they'll probably "upgrade" the displays to "4K" while they're at it. <sigh>