I have decided to replace my aging desktop PC with a gaming-capable laptop. Space isn't an issue yet, but it will be after I move into a tiny condo.
My requirements are as follows:
- Under 17" (smaller is better)
- HDMI out
- i7 4800MQ CPU
- GTX765 or better
- 240gb or better SSD
- 1TB storage drive (or at least a bay to add one)
- 1080p or better built-in display
I started looking at Sager/Clevo laptops, but every review I've come across has hated the touchpad. I'll be using an external mouse when I'm at a desk, but don't want to hate working with the laptop otherwise. I love the looks and build of Alienware so I haven't ruled out a 14", but the cost is obscene. The MSI GT60 is a 15.6" and with a GTX770 comes out $100 cheaper than the Alienware 14" with a GTX765.
Are there other options I should consider? How important is the difference between a GTX765 and GTX770? I want this to be fairly future-proof (I know, stupid goal when it comes to computing) so would it be worthwhile to spring for a GTX780? Ideally, I'd like to keep it around $2000 which is doable until upgrading to the GTX780...