MSI CX61 2QF Gaming Laptop i5 NVIDIA 940M £499.98 @ Ebuyer
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MSI CX61 2QF Gaming Laptop i5 NVIDIA 940M £499.98 @ Ebuyer

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Found 10th Oct 2015
hi not quiet up to scratch on my tech but from the info i gathered was after a cheap gaming laptop for my son at collage and thought this was a good price for the spec .4th Generation i5,NVIDIA GeForce 940M,8GB RAM + 1TB HDD.
pre order for the 15th october.free 5 day delivery. and don,t forget quidco hope this help someone.FROM EBUYER
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1366 x 768

Had msi before, and the chassis was crap. So be aware!
could anyone recommend something with roughly the same spec please as i said not very tech savy so any help would be great cheers
Edited by: "leekickass" 10th Oct 2015
leekickass

could anyone recommend something with roughly the same spec please



Depends what your after, what your requirements are? Are you gaming?
Would recommend getting a 850m/950m if your getting a 1080p specced laptop.
leeparsons

Had msi before, and the chassis was crap. So be aware!



Every manufacturer has had bad models, was it this chassis you had?

This chassis seems identical to the GP series. The chassis is fine, they also do thinner more lightweight chassis but they are a bit more expensive.
EagleUK

Depends what your after, what your requirements are? Are you gaming? … Depends what your after, what your requirements are? Are you gaming? Would recommend getting a 850m/950m if your getting a 1080p specced laptop.


just after something that would run mid range games not to worried about hd as it would be his first gaming laptop and at some stage would upgrade cheers
EagleUK

Every manufacturer has had bad models, was it this chassis you had?This … Every manufacturer has had bad models, was it this chassis you had?This chassis seems identical to the GP series. The chassis is fine, they also do thinner more lightweight chassis but they are a bit more expensive.


I ddint apply to much pressure to it, but becuase it was so thin it stop the hd, when either you lean on that part or pick it up with one hand.
leekickass

could anyone recommend something with roughly the same spec please as i … could anyone recommend something with roughly the same spec please as i said not very tech savy so any help would be great cheers



Just look for a decent graphics card. This is where they skimp. Like this one - 940m is pants. Look for 960 or higher depending on your budget. Everything else will be fine.

Does it have to be a laptop? A tower will get you a lot more bang for your buck.
leekickass

just after something that would run mid range games not to worried about … just after something that would run mid range games not to worried about hd as it would be his first gaming laptop and at some stage would upgrade cheers



Depending on what your budget is, there is a 1080p model of this for £580 with the 940m.

The next bracket for graphics is the 950m, which will set you back a minimum of about £800.

It's abit more but for gaming I wouldn't go lower than a 960m personally

cclonline.com/pro…87/
gaming & laptop

2 words that don't fit well in the same sentence
"Gaming laptop" my favourite oxymoron
'gaming laptop' is what you must buy these days, if you have no interest in games but just want a powerful laptop with all the bits included. Used to be called 'desktop replacement' but that term seems to have gone now.
Why's this been voted cold? Spec-wise it's not a bad deal at all.

EDIT: Typo
Edited by: "jollyjoe321" 11th Oct 2015
jollyjoe321

Why's this been voted cold? Spec-wise it's not a bad deal at all.EDIT: … Why's this been voted cold? Spec-wise it's not a bad deal at all.EDIT: Typo


hukd logic.
Can anyone suggest a laptop with a similar spec for between £400 - £500? Just looking to play some older games and watch films. SSD for fast bootup and a full HD screen if possible.
EagleUK

The next bracket for graphics is the 950m, which will set you back a … The next bracket for graphics is the 950m, which will set you back a minimum of about £800.



Na - £700 for the latest skylake quad i7 and a 960m here (with the code/haggling with chat advisors) - hotukdeals.com/dea…561
jono8

Na - £700 for the latest skylake quad i7 and a 960m here (with the … Na - £700 for the latest skylake quad i7 and a 960m here (with the code/haggling with chat advisors) - http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/new-dell-inspiron-7000-series-15-laptop-i7-6700hq-quad-core-windows-10-1080p-screen-2300561



​well nearly 3 weeks ago that deal didn't exist.
EagleUK

​well nearly 3 weeks ago that deal didn't exist.



Hadn't realised someone had bumped the post! Only posted 3 days after this though so might well have been.
I have to say that even 3 weeks later I cannot find a new laptop with a better cpu + gpu combo for £500. Some of the posts here are missing the point, if you have a £500 budget then it's pointless suggesting £700 laptops.

Also, related to some peoples obsession with pixel density. IMHO 1080p offers too high a pixel density on a 15" screen for an operating system (Win 10) that has poorly implemented scaling. There are lots of apps including Chrome and Office 2016 that do all sorts of funky things with scaling.

1366 x 768 on 15" is about right for me personally and I have 20/20 vision. 1080p does not necessarily mean better for everyone. Quality is much more important, and Expert reviews like this screen.
my lad seems happy enough with it seem well built good screen ect.
leekickass

my lad seems happy enough with it seem well built good screen ect.



Thought it would be good enough Just need to buy him a SSD for it for Christmas!
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