Question Which i7-12700H & RTX 3060 laptop to buy-MSI Crosshair 15 or ASUS TUF F17 (2022)?

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Moved to laptop forum as that is more appropriate for this thread.

I have chosen 2 laptops from amazon, and those are-
  1. MSI Crosshair 15 B12UEZ-677IN
  2. ASUS TUF Gaming F17 (2022) FX707ZM-HX030WS
Both have similar specs, though the-
1. MSI has a QHD display 165Hz, RTX 3060 with Optimus, DDR4 3200 MHz RAM
2. Asus TUF has FHD display 144Hz, RTX 3060 with MUX switch, DDR5 4800MHz RAM

Which one to choose?

See the graphics description screenshot from their official product page:

In case of the MSI one, how can i overcome the iGPU bottleneck?
Will just disabling the OPTIMUS give same performance as the MUX switch?
What are the bad sides of disabling the Optimus?
I usually use power adapter while gaming so battery life will not be an issue.
I have no external monitor and I don't want to buy one.

And, which one has better software?
MSI Dragon Center or the Asus Armory Crate?

Also please comment on their build quality- which one is better?
 
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In case of the MSI one, how can i overcome the iGPU bottleneck?
Note sure there is anything you can do about this.

What are the bad sides of disabling the Optimus?
I'm not sure it will even let you do this without a MUX switch, the negatives normally of disabling Optimus is poor battery life.

SI Dragon Center or the Asus Armory Crate?
I prefer Dragon Centre personally.

Also please comment on their build quality- which one is better?
I'm not that familiar with the Crosshair but the Asus Tuf Dash F15/F17 are relatively solid. I prefer 15" laptops personally but my preference would be for the Asus Tuf.
 

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