Which GeForce GTX 880M Gaming Laptop is Right for You?

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leoscott

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None of them. They are all only 1080p. When are PC laptop makers going to get with it and put some real resolution into the displays? The Mac has been doing it for years. Heck, even tablet makers are doing it.
 

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None of them. They are all only 1080p. When are PC laptop makers going to get with it and put some real resolution into the displays? The Mac has been doing it for years. Heck, even tablet makers are doing it.
TBH most laptop screens are still 720p and thats what is so shit about laptops these days. You have to pay through the nose to get a 1080p screen even though 1080p is now STANDARD for phones. The reason all these are stuck on 1080p is because the graphics card cant handle games at a higher resolution so for a gaming laptop a higher resolution is mostly pointless
 

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None of them. They are all only 1080p. When are PC laptop makers going to get with it and put some real resolution into the displays? The Mac has been doing it for years. Heck, even tablet makers are doing it.
Considering that laptop graphics cards can't really sustain playable frame rates at resolutions higher than 1080p without sacrificing graphic fidelity, I think you are complaining about something that really isn't an issue. On a side note, Mac has been adding higher resolution for years, but they rarely give you an affordable video card option to support actual gaming on their high res screens.
 

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Origin PC EON17-SLX $2,499 Core i7-4700MQ 2.40 GHz - 3.40 GHz 17.3" LED-Lit 1920 x 1080 4 GB DDR3-1333 320 GB SATA 3 7200 RPM 8 cell 9.2

I don't think the extra little gimmicks, bells and whistles, make up for the highest price, slower cpu, least and slowest RAM, and the least storage space. Call me crazy :)
 

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None of them. They are all only 1080p. When are PC laptop makers going to get with it and put some real resolution into the displays? The Mac has been doing it for years. Heck, even tablet makers are doing it.
Well for good FPS in games on a laptop a higher resolution will cause problems
 

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@clonazepamAMEN BRUTHA! I was just looking at that as well thinking, hmmm something worth ~maybe~ 1700 and they are the most expensive? Crazy, crazy folks over at Origin.
 

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MSI GT60-2OD-261US = 15.6" 2880x1620res w/GTX780M + SSD's, 16gb/1600While it does have just a "simple" 780M (I wish I woulda known about the 880M) - how much better could the 880 possibly be? Even if it's as much as 20% better than a 780M, the -261US should be available at a reduced price sometime soon after the 880M-equipped "hit the market"; so, you're looking at $1700-1900 vs $2100-2200.
 

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There is ZERO reason for any of these laptops to weigh 10 lbs... the 6.8 lb Sager wins by default for me... after owning 2 15 lb Alienware laptops, there's no way I'd ever buy anything over 5.5 lbs again. Just my 2 cents.Dry
 

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After owning several of the Asus ROG laptops in the past (G73, now G75) I would definitely pick the G750 and actually am planning to purchase it in the future. 24GB DDR3, 880M, 1TB SSHD (the JZ also comes with 2x 128GB SSD in RAID0) - The price looks steep, but the value is definitely there. Plus, above all, the cooling system on the Asus ROG laptops is way above the competition. I would choose the Asus for that reasons alone, but there are many reasons to pick it :)
 

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None of them. They are all only 1080p. When are PC laptop makers going to get with it and put some real resolution into the displays? The Mac has been doing it for years. Heck, even tablet makers are doing it.
Well for good FPS in games on a laptop a higher resolution will cause problems
None of them. They are all only 1080p. When are PC laptop makers going to get with it and put some real resolution into the displays? The Mac has been doing it for years. Heck, even tablet makers are doing it.
Considering that laptop graphics cards can't really sustain playable frame rates at resolutions higher than 1080p without sacrificing graphic fidelity, I think you are complaining about something that really isn't an issue. On a side note, Mac has been adding higher resolution for years, but they rarely give you an affordable video card option to support actual gaming on their high res screens.
If the display is 4K then you can scale them down to 1080p or 720p beautifully because for every pixel there will be exactly 2 and 3 pixels, and the image will not look fuzzy at all. It's an exact integer number.I don't know why they're pushing 4K displays so late, they should have fixed transmission standards issues and brought them to the market much sooner!
 

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The 880M is much closer to a desktop 680 in terms of performance than a 680MX or a 770M, so it should be able push 1440p @high/ultra with playable fps.
 

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Rather have 10-15% less performance (870M) and the Razor Blade with 1800p screen, I mean 1080p is getting dated especially with graphics like 880M.I have a HD 7850 @1.15Ghz and run 1440p on BioShock infinity with settings on high and get 55 fps MIN! Also GRID 2 on high never going below 75fps. Which isn't that much faster then a 870M.
 

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I have an existing desktop for gaming, but when I go visit my friends -- who also game, I want a laptop that can keep up. But a laptop is supposed to be PORTABLE. carrying these 17" behemoths around the airport or car is asking or trouble. The 2 15" models seem ok. but neither of them have a SSD, so i would get the one with the cheapest drive and drop in a proper ssd drive.
 

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What are you smoking?

http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph7287/58026.png

The 780M is slower than a GeForce 760, the 880M is at best 6-10% faster than the 780M, with more RAM to help with either higher res or mulitple monitors. It's nowhere near close to a desktop 680. It's if anything almost the same as a desktop 760 with a ton of extra VRAM, now.



I own a G750JX, with the 770M, and I can say I'm definitely impressed as to how cool it stays even when running demanding games.
 

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The models with the 4700HQ don't have an upgradeable CPU for when the extreme CPU becomes cheap in the future, you can't swap it out. The 4700MQ is upgradeable, provides the BIOS supports it. I'm disappointed in Asus, MSI is my next laptop when my X9100'ed Asus G50VT dies
 

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I have the 780m with a MSI 15'6 laptop and a 3k screen. Most games I run at 1920x1080, some at the native resolution at 2880x1620. And it all looks fantastic, and depending on the game I pick the appropriate resolution and details for an appropriate framrate. It's not a big deal. The only thing the needs to get sorted, is that while i'm in desktop mode, I can make everything 150% so that I can actually see text etc. But while i'm gaming steam seems to show at the native resolution without the zoom, so it's tiny, haha. Not a big deal, but maybe Steam could work on that issue :)
 

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None of them. They are all only 1080p. When are PC laptop makers going to get with it and put some real resolution into the displays? The Mac has been doing it for years. Heck, even tablet makers are doing it.
If you want better screens on a gaming laptop then I suggest you task out nVidia and AMD to create discrete mobile GPU's that can play games @ higher resolutions. As it stands these mobile cards are not even comparable to sub-high end GPU cards on a desktop.
 
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