Hi! Need some help choosing a new laptop! I don't really know a whole lot about them! I play Left for Dead 2,some Day of Defeat & a bit of Day of Infamy! Looking at the Dell Alienware M17 R4 & the MSi Stealth! Thanks for any info
10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10870H (8-Core, 16MB Cache, up to 5.0GHz Max Turbo Frequency)
Windows 10 Pro English
NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 8GB GDDR6
7.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) 360Hz 5ms 300-nits 100% sRGB color gamut with NVIDIA-GSYNC technology
32GB DDR4 2933MHz
1TB PCIe M.2 SSD
Both are probably way overkill for the games unless you're planning on using an external monitor at higher res. If you're only going to be using the 17" display. I would drop to a 3060 and save a bunch of money with something like this and drop in another 16GB of RAM and there's also a 2nd M.2 slot where you can drop in another M.2 NVME SSD:
+1 to Wiz33's suggestion. A 3070 is far too much power for those titles. You could even drop to a laptop with a 1660ti and older CPU, still play at high FPS max settings with those games, and save some further cash.
What are the specific model designations for those laptops? The thing to watch out for is, 30xx series cards can come in different power variants: some will have 80W and 115W (with the 80W variant being notably slower than the 115W). Normally, slimmer laptops will carry the lower-power variant while desktop replacements will have the higher-powered version -- but not always. nVidia and manufactures have made it utterly confusing the only way to know is to check the specific model.