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# 262057 2-Jan-2020 15:06
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I want to get this particular laptop but I can't find any review for it. It's from a New Zealand website so I thought this would be the best place to post this. Is the brand of laptop reliable and can the website/seller be trusted?


https://www.justlaptops.co.nz/infinity-s7-8r7-i7-8750h-32gb-1tb-ssd-rtx2070-silent-mechanical-rgb-kb-12172


PS. I am mainly concerned about thermals.


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  # 2384246 2-Jan-2020 15:09
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Never heard of the retailer, which doesn't bode well.

Go with a known brand from a reputable retailer that won't screw you on warranty. Razer, HP, Alienware, MSI, Gigabyte, etc all have RTX gaming laptops in their range. Though you can get a much better price on the GTX models now, and ray tracing is still a while away from being the standard implementation on games.

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  # 2384261 2-Jan-2020 16:04
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gehenna: Never heard of the retailer, which doesn't bode well.

Go with a known brand from a reputable retailer that won't screw you on warranty. Razer, HP, Alienware, MSI, Gigabyte, etc all have RTX gaming laptops in their range. Though you can get a much better price on the GTX models now, and ray tracing is still a while away from being the standard implementation on games.

 

JustLaptops has been around for awhile. They used to sell refurb. and off-lease laptops.
I've only bought minor accessories from them but not laptops, cannot comment on their after sales support.

 

I'm with gehenna on the brand, I'd stick with big brands, including Asus lineup.

 

If you are keen, I'm thinking of selling my (almost) new MSI laptop with RTX 2060, 1GB NVMe SSD. DM me if interested, i'll post the full spec.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2384265 2-Jan-2020 16:12
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Looks to be a re-badge of this laptop https://www.notebookcheck.net/Schenker-XMG-Neo-17-Core-i7-8750H-GeForce-RTX-2070-Tongfang-GK7CP7S-Laptop-Review.414909.0.html

 

Given it's size it would not be classed as a desktop replacement laptop(same sort of performance as a desktop) the weight would be closer to 4-5KG but are a pain to lug around(I had one) I now have a ASUS Zephyrus GX502 which is closer to that weight profile and a full RTX2070 it gets really hot under load unlike the one I had before.

 

The one your looking at also does not have g-sync which may or may not be a issue for you but there are a lot of others which do have it however they wont have optimus as far as i'm aware the only laptop that has optimus and g-sync right now is the ASUS Zephyrus GX502

 

All RTX gaming laptops have trade offs unfortunately and there will be something you have to give up for something else however if your only worried about thermals I would be looking at a full desktop replacement laptop rather than a lightweight one.

 

I brought my current laptop from JustLaptops about 4 months ago found them to be knowledgeable and helpful. I have not needed to do a RMA so cannot talk to that side of things but if it was me i would still go with a better known brand name so if something does go wrong you can at least try and deal with the manufacturer.





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  # 2384357 2-Jan-2020 20:07
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For $ 1,889 you can get a Dell G7 17 Gaming Laptop, 17 inch,  8 GB RAM, 256 SSD, 8th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H.

 

You save $ 1,309 and get a brand name.

 

Or pay $ 3,224 for an Alienware m17, 17 inch, 16GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H. Just a few bucks more and again, brand name.





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  # 2384374 2-Jan-2020 21:05
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freitasm:

 

For $ 1,889 you can get a Dell G7 17 Gaming Laptop, 17 inch,  8 GB RAM, 256 SSD, 8th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H.

 

You save $ 1,309 and get a brand name.

 

Or pay $ 3,224 for an Alienware m17, 17 inch, 16GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H. Just a few bucks more and again, brand name.

 

 

at least half the ram, at least half the size SSD, and no RTX2070. or if you want one to the OP's specs from dell its about $5200 and you cant put 32gb of ram in it.

 

MSI do a couple with the OP's specs for just shy of 4k.

 

i purchased my daily driver MSI laptop from justlaptops in 2015 and had to do a return for a repair as the fan got noisy and they were and have been absolutely fine to deal with.


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  # 2384380 2-Jan-2020 21:21
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freitasm: I don't think you will be short-changed with a 16 GB machine.

 

maybe, maybe not. depends on what your doing.

 

the current game im playing is using just shy of 10GB of ram, i routinely have less than 800mb of ram left on my 16GB system while playing and it doing other things in the background.


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