I'm looking for a powerful non-gaming laptop; i will mostly work with CAD and finite element analysis software (ANSYS) and some occasional gaming (like Starcraft 2). I also inted to dual boot (Ubuntu/Windows).

I don't like gaming laptops, mostly because they're very expensive and i don't like their colorful-aggresive design.

This is a must:

  • 17.3'' screen (minimum FHD)
  • 2 tb HDD
  • Core i7 processor
  • At least 8 GB of RAM

I don't really care for the weight or the battery duration, also not interested in touch screen; i want it to be durable and reliable and with a sleek design.

So far the only laptop meets most of my requierements is the MSI PE70; altough it is a bit expensive i like it. However i ask because i want to know if there is a better option in the market.

  • Well, the PE70 is actually a gaming laptop. Most of MSI's gaming series are not all that flashy. Nov 6, 2016 at 1:52

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As far as something not too garish, and can be configured to meet your specifications, I would suggest the Sager NP3673

  1. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ Processor
  2. 17.3" Full HD Matte Display
  3. Intel HD Graphics 530
  4. 8GB DDR4 at 2400MHz upgradable
  5. 1TB 7200rpm SATA2 HDD upgradable
  6. 8X DVD±R/RW/4X +DL Super-Multi Drive
  7. Intel Wireless-AC 3165 + Bluetooth upgradable
  8. White-LED illuminated keyboard
  9. Windows® 10 Home 64-Bit Edition upgradable

There are a lot of customization options through Sager's online store, such as options for an m.2 drive for your OS or extra storage.

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