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The best desktop replacement notebook excels in high performance and sophisticated amenities. The configuration of your desktop replacement is the most important element of consideration, and your notebook should implement a Quad core or a 6 Core processor like the Intel Core i7, assisted by a RAM of 8 GB and hard drive capacity of 750 GB.

A high end configurations isn't the only factor to replacing a desktop, accordingly, you also need an equally large display, like a 16 to 18 inch screen, with an integrated multimedia graphics card. However, with desktop comparable attributes such as these, you can hardly expect great battery life or good portability.

The MSI GT80 Titan SLI is a big and burly gaming laptop, comes with a mechanical keyboard that we absolutely love, and is our pick for the best desktop replacement notebook for 2016. The MSI Titan GT80 is recommended buy as per the ReviewGist score of 78% - it has excellent reviews from most reviewers though at this time it is a relatively old model as far as notebooks go.


MSI Titan GT80

MSI GT80 2QE Titan SLI


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MSI GT80 2QE Titan SLI
MSI Slim GS70
ASUS G750JX
Dell Alienware 17(June 2013)
Toshiba Qosmio X75
MSI GT80 2QE Titan SLI
MSI Slim GS70 2OD-002US Gaming Laptop
ASUS G750JX-DB71 17.3-Inch Laptop
Dell Alienware 17 Laptop
Toshiba Qosmio X75-A7298 17.3-Inch Laptop
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Release Date
Feb 2015
Aug 2013
Jun 2013
Jun 2013
Jun 2013
Display Size
18.4 in.
17.3 in.
17.3 in.
17.3 in.
17.3 in.
Display
18.4 inches, Widescreen, 1920 x 1080
17.3 inches, Widescreen, 1920 x 1080
17.3 in. LED backlight
17.3 in. WLED HD+ Anti-Glare
17.3 in. LED backlight
Hard Drive
Dual 128GB,n/a,Dual mSATA SSD
1256 GB, HDD, SSD
1024 GB 5400 rpm HDD, 256 GB SSD
256GB mSATA Boot + 750GB SATA 3Gb/s (7,200 RPM)
256GB mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD) + 1TB (5400rpm) Hybrid HDD
Installed Memory
16 GB
16 GB
16 GB DDR3L SDRAM
16GB Dual Channel DDR3L
16 GB DDR3L SDRAM
Operating System
Windows 8.1
Microsoft Windows 8
Windows 8
Windows 8
Windows 8
Processor
2.6 GHz, Intel Core i7-4720HQ, 2.6-GHz Intle Core i7-4720HQ processor
Core i7-4700HQ 2.4GHz, 2.4 MHz, Intel Core i7-4700MQ
Quad-Core Core i7 2.4 GHz
Core i7 3 GHz
Core i7-4700MQ Quad-Core 2.4 GHz
Laptop Type
Gaming
Thin and Light Laptop, Gaming, Gaming Ultraportable
Gaming laptop
Gaming laptop
Gaming laptop
Average Rating
 4.0 stars
 4.1 stars
 4.4 stars
 4.3 stars
 4.0 stars
Keypad
100% Positive
Display
100% Positive
Look and Feel
60% Positive
40% Negative
Performance
100% Positive
Speaker
100% Negative

Top 5 desktop replacement notebook of 2016:

  1. MSI GT80 2QE Titan SLI
  2. MSI Slim GS70 2OD-002US Gaming Laptop
  3. ASUS G750JX-DB71 17.3-Inch Laptop
  4. Dell Alienware 17 Laptop
  5. Toshiba Qosmio X75-A7298 17.3-Inch Laptop