Discrete Gaming Notebooks – Affordable Notebooks that can surely game

Hello, here are my lists of Notebooks or Ultrabooks that can play the latest 3D Games at good frame rates.

The MSI GL62M 7REX is a pure gaming notebook, although not really an Ultrabook, it offers the latest Core i7 Kaby lake Chipset and a Midrange Nvidia GTX1050 Ti.

Highlights of the MSI GL62M 7REX:

  • Powered by Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • Also comes with Hybrid Storage 128/256 GB SSD + 1 TB Storage
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX1050 Ti
  • Comes with 8 GB DDR4 RAM and 1 TB Storage
  • Another version comes with 128 GB SSD + 1 TB
  • PCI-E NVMe Storage support
  • Dual Cooling Fans (6 copper pipes)
  • Backlit Keyboards
  • Nahimic Audio
  • Supports Multi-screen 4K Video Output

Cons:

  • The cheapest model doesn’t come with SSD Storage
  • It is CN version, which means China, Windows 10 is Chinese version

Availability? MSI GL62M 7REX at $869 (Use Coupon Code: 1642CNGB) Read more
Xiaomi Air 13 Notebook

Xiaomi Mi Air 13 Kaby Lake Edition (2017): New Nvidia MX150 and Core i5 7200U. It is the latest reboot of the Xiaomi Mi Air 13, and comes with serious hardware for those who want more performance and gaming potential.

This is the Core i5 version and also comes with Nvidia MX150 which is an upgrade over the GT940m. Although, it might not offer the best gaming performance out there. The Ultrabook is overall a great value. In all aspects such as design, build quality and features. It is the best Ultrabook currently available.

(+) Faster Chipset, see a 10% increase in performance
(+) 8 GB RAM (Single Channel Mode, and supports Expansion up to 16GB – for dual channel)
(+) Nvidia 150MX (Faster than last years GT940MX, offers better gaming potential)
(+) Blistering fast Samsung NVME SSD, Expandable up to 256 GB
(+) High Quality 13.3 inch IPS 1080p Screen, Edge to Edge Glass (improved slightly over the 2016 version)
(+) The design hasn’t changed, similar hinge design
(+) Large Touchpad with Fingerprint Scanner
(+) Fast Dual Band Wireless Support (same Intel 8265 AC)
(+) Similar ports and Layout to the Xiaomi Mi Air 13 (2016 edition)

Cons:

(-) Similar battery (hasn’t increased in capacity)
(-) Runs Hot and Thermal throttling is an issue especially on gaming (similar issue with the previous model)
(-) Still comes with inactivated Windows 10
(-) non touch screen

Full Info here: Xiaomi Mi Air 13 Kaby Lake

Availability? Xiaomi Mi Air 13 Kaby lake Edition retails at $828 (Use Coupon Code: MiAir13NEW)

 

 

The Xiaomi Mi Air 13 2016 version, also comes with 8 GB RAM and 256 SSD Storage. It is the Core i5 i6500U version with Nvidia GT940m. The Nvidia GT940 is older now but it is still good enough for most low to mid end games. Also this model comes with 256 GB SSD Storage, making it the best value yet.

Pros:

  • The build quality is premium light and portable, it also has one of the better keyboards and touch pads available
  • The Ultrabook beefed up performance and can be used on heavier tasks such as Video Editing
  • Supports Expandable Storage via M.2 SATA Slot
  • The AKG loudspeakers offers decent output and volume
  • The Nvidia GT940 can game at a respectable 720p HD with good fps
  • Good Stable Wireless connection
  • Can be charged fully in just 1 hour and 28 minutes
  • This comes with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB Samsung SSD

CONS

  • On full load, it can get hot (80C +  degrees on CPU and GPU), but thermal throttling on GPU only
  • Chinese version of Windows 10
  • No Touch screen available

Read more info here: Xiaomi Mi Air 13 (2016 edition)

Availability? Xiaomi Mi Air 13 (Core i5 and 256 GB SSD) at $669 (Use Coupon Code: GBAir13)

Xiaomi Mi Air 13 at $659 (Use Coupon Code: XMA13TR)

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