How much should I sell my laptop for? (i7-4712MQ, GTX 850M) (2014) (UK)

King Mustard

Jan 5, 2002
It's a PC Specialist SkyFire / MSI GE40-based system.

Full specifications below:
  • 14" 1920×1080 (16.7m colors, IPS, matte, WLED-backlit) (BOE NV140FHM-N62 panel)
  • MSI MS-1492 motherboard
  • Intel Core i7-4712MQ (4C8T, 37W) (2014)
  • 1x 8 GB DDR3L-1600 (PC3-12800) RAM (Kingston ValueRAM, SO-DIMM, Non-ECC, CL11)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M (2 GB VRAM, 40W) (2014)
  • Samsung 840 EVO SSD (120 GB, SATA III, 2.5") (2013)
  • Western Digital Black HDD (750 GB, SATA III, 7,200 RPM, WD7500BPKX)
  • Killer E2200 Gigabit Ethernet (2013)
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260HMW (Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) + Bluetooth 4.0) (2013)
  • Realtek ALC269 audio (2009)
  • 3 MP webcam
  • Integrated 2-in-1 memory card reader (SD, MMC)
  • 6-cell lithium-ion battery
  • 90W AC power adaptor
My thought are, whilst the CPU can easily be bested these days by lower-end mid-range laptops, the GPU is still faster than basically all Intel iGPUs or AMD Vega iGPUs, even with its 2 GB VRAM.
Jul 27, 2020
That laptop would be more valuable to someone who wants to play older games on older hardware for that authentic feel. They would pay a lot more than someone who will only see it as something old but usable for basic office work and internet browsing. That GTX 850M brings back a painful memory. I bought my most expensive laptop ever (An ASUS) when Haswell came out. It had the GTX 750M with 4GB DDR3. Six months later, ASUS refreshes the same laptop model by advancing a letter in the model number and replacing the 750M with a 850M for 50% more performance. My heart just sank. If only I had waited. I was never able to like that laptop much after that. It just reminded me of my loss too much.