Apple Macbook Pro 15in
eBay loves: The Retina display is simply phenomenal to look at.
Watch out for: The price is high, but you can scale down to a 13-inch screen.
If you’re going to go big, you might as well get the best. A super-high-resolution 15-inch screen, a blisteringly fast processor and the latest graphics make this an enthusiast’s dream laptop. For a price.
eBay loves: It even looks like a boy-racer gaming laptop.
Watch out for: Don’t expect decent battery life on a beast like this.
A truly stunning gaming laptop, with a stylish red and black chassis, a 17.3-inch screen, a SteelSeries gaming keyboard and the latest Nvidia graphics chip. A monster!
eBay loves: Desktop replacement done on a tighter budget.
Watch out for: Lacks the power of a true desktop replacement.
It is entirely possible to get a 15-inch laptop with plenty of features and good performance for a lot less than a grand. Dell does a god job of cramming things in, although it’s not the most powerful big boy out there.
|Apple MacBook Pro 15in||MSI GE70 2PE Apache Pro||Dell Inspiron 15 7000|
|Screen||15-inch 2,880 x 1,800||17.3-inch 1,920 x 1,080||15.6-inch 1,920 x 1,080|
|Hard disk||256GB SSD||1TB + 256GB SSD||1TB|
|Processor||Intel Core i7 2GHz||Intel Core i7 2.4GHz||Intel Core i7 1.8GHz|
|Graphics||Intel Iris Pro||Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M||Nvidia GeForce GT 750M|
|Summary||Buy it for the screen alone||A gaming monster||A solid all-rounder for the price|