Hello keepers of MSI knowledge - I'm getting ready to dive into the gaming laptop world, and I'm down to three choices -
They're all 15.6 inch screen - 1920x1080 resolution - same i7 processors, so that's even.
The Lenovo Y580 and MSI GE60 are GTX 660, the MSI GT60 is a GTX 675.
The Lenovo Y580 and MSI GE60 have 6 Gb ram, MSI GT60 has 12 Gb.
The Lenovo has 5400 spin hard drive
, but a 16 Gb SSD - MSI are both 7200 spin hard drives.
The MSI GT60 has a blu-ray drive, others have std DVD drive.
I'm leaning towards eliminating the Lenovo because (1) 5400 spin hard drive (kinda stupid hardware decision IMO) (2) simply the fact that MSI is known for gaming laptops, and (3) my son has a MSI 17.3 laptop which he loves and when he had to get it repaired MSI did the repairs quickly and efficiently - BIG thumbs up to MSI there...
So now it's down to the GE60 vs. GT60 - right now the GE60 is $1120 and the GT60 is $1300 after rebate. So is the (1) 4 Gb extra ram, (2) video upgrade from GTX 660 to GTX 675, and (3) Blu-ray drive worth the $180??
I'm leaning heavily towards the GE60 - am I missing anything?
Any body have any experiences with these machines, opinions, or advice they would care to give?