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MSI vs Asus ROG and 15" vs 17" for gaming laptop buy

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So I'm getting myself a gaming lappy.  I want something easily portable that I can take with me to do stuff on the go, but decent on the gaming front to be able to sit on the couch or wherever I am and play stuff.

 

I've narrowed it down to a couple of choices that I like.

 

https://au.msi.com/Laptop/GS65-Stealth-8SX

https://au.msi.com/Laptop/GS75-Stealth-9SX

or

https://www.asus.com/au/ROG-Republic-Of-Gamers/ROG-Zephyrus-S-GX502/

https://www.asus.com/au/ROG-Republic-Of-Gamers/ROG-Strix-SCAR-III/

 

So now I"m at the pointy end.  I'm kinda leaning to MSI 15" right now, but I'm really not sure because the 17" are nice.  Reviews I've seen say that all the above are great laptops.  The ROG has a really nice look and seem sturdier.  The  ROG 17" is heavy tho.

 

Any thoughts from the hive mind?

 

 

 

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I've found Asus gaming laptops to be better built than the MSI laptops in general. We used to see a few hinge issues on MSI a few years ago. Probably have that sorted by now but they still don't feel as robust. 

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I have an Acer gaming laptop (Acer Predator Helios 3000 2017 model).

Never used a MSI or ASUS gaming laptop but I'd probably get the ASUS one as my previous two laptops were ASUS.

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Interesting that the only feedback has been on the brand not the size.  I'm worried that the 17" will be too bulky to be useful as a laptop (ie easy portability/mobility) but that the 15" screensize will be too small when gaming.  

 

Does size matter, or is it all about how you use what you've got? 😛

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Where are you taking it? How often are you taking it somewhere? 17" definitely feels huge in a world of 13"-15" laptops. But if it's alonly the occasional trip it's quite doable. Definitely not commute friendly though. 

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Another thing: the bigger the screen the more pixels, the harder that GPU will need to work after a year or so.

 

I like the screen size on my 15" laptop well enough, but it has been too bulky to use comfortably when commuting, and I only picked it over the 14" at the time because I wanted a numpad.

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