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    Hi Everyone,

    I might soon be in the market for soon a new laptop. I have been looking at PC specialist and Novatech and VeryPC, but does anyone know where I can get one from a company that doesn't use Clevo machines?

    Ive seen a few Clevo machines recently and the quality of the cases is really poor IMO. I would like something a bit better quality.

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    The quality of the Clevo chassis that the Very-PC machines are built on is very nice though.

    Clevo are probably the biggest manufacturer of chassis for custom laptop manufacturing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admiral208 View Post
    I might soon be in the market for soon a new laptop. I have been looking at PC specialist and Novatech and VeryPC, but does anyone know where I can get one from a company that doesn't use Clevo machines?
    Have you already discounted Dell, Lenovo etc.?

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    Apple Mac aka Mac Book Pro ??

    Just saying

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    What are you looking for from the laptop? MSI and Gigabyte to do some fantastic gaming laptops with their own chassis and are pretty customisable.

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    I personally like the look of the new MSI GS60 15" and GS70 17" gaming laptops. They're reasonably powerful without being too heavy/bulky to carry about when required.

    MSI Ships GS70 Stealth Pro, GS60 Ghost Pro 3K Notebooks

    MSI GS60 2PC Ghost 15.6" Gaming Laptop Core i7-4700HQ 8GB 128GB SSD+1TB GTX860 2GB WIN 8.1 - GS60 2PC-005UK - Scan.co.uk
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    Without starting a debate, Apple macbook pro retina are quite good if you want good build quality, but not so much for very high gaming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alkaline View Post
    Without starting a debate, Apple macbook pro retina are quite good if you want good build quality, but not so much for very high gaming.
    The 15" Retinas have a dedicated graphics card, which are good.

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    I can see the appeal of the MacBook Pro in terms of build, portability and battery life but video card wise it only has Geforce 750M which has since been superceded by the 800-series and is a very mid-low end GPU for a £2200 laptop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyinghaggis View Post
    I can see the appeal of the MacBook Pro in terms of build, portability and battery life but video card wise it only has Geforce 750M which has since been superceded by the 800-series and is a distinctly mid-range GPU for a nearly £2000 laptop.
    Exactly. I can get a similar spec for half the price. But the build quality is superb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyinghaggis View Post
    I can see the appeal of the MacBook Pro in terms of build, portability and battery life but video card wise it only has Geforce 750M which has since been superceded by the 800-series and is a very mid-low end GPU for a £2200 laptop.
    Purchase a 780ti, use thunderbolt with an external caddy and a seperate psu and windows on the mbp ??

    MacBook Pro running a GeForce GTX 780 Ti via Thunderbolt 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Purchase a 780ti, use thunderbolt with an external caddy and a separate psu and windows on the mbp?
    I might be wrong, but I doubt Admiral208 will want to spend in excess of £3,000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    I might be wrong, but I doubt Admiral208 will want to spend in excess of £3,000.
    Mid range mbp and one of those. Why spend the additional £500 or more for a 700 series mobile gpu when your gonna get the additional kit to use a better gpu

    Yes your still correct ref being costly

    I was just replying to flyinghaggis ref the rubbish gpu

    It states you are better off not using an mbp with discrete gpu like the latest rMBP and that there are cheaper options
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomCollins View Post
    The 15" Retinas have a dedicated graphics card, which are good.
    They used to, now the base model comes with Intel Iris which some people say is ok, and others not, you have to pay a bit more now for a dedicated card.

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