Gaming Laptop

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  1. jonthedit
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    jonthedit GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I'm looking for a gaming laptop. Preferrably affordable, yet in the higher class.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ALIENWARE-MX15-GAMING-LAPTOP-EXCELLENT-CONDITION-/180978138716?pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item2a23233e5c
    Such as that.

    I was wondering if that competes with an alienware m16/17x laptop.
    I'm mainly concerned about the GPU RAM And Processor.


    If that isn't a good choice, mind helping me pick one out? I've tried building one on Alienware.com but I generally end up in the 1000$ range.

    I'm trying to get in the 800- range... Yet have a great experience.

    I don't want any anti-virus bundled shit or windows "ultimate" I'm perfectly fine with my normal copy I already have.
     
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    Attila13 Praise the Creep!

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    No offense, but under 1000$ you can't really get a gaming laptop.
     
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    I forgot
    Alienware is overpriced crap anyways.

    Gaming on laptops isn't going to be cheap, however you can generally find some good laptops that can fit the bill.

    Like this Lenovo.
     
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    Well except the occasional sale for Alienware products but other wise it is overpriced.

    Try a sager/clevo reseller like XoticPC, Pc Torque and Power Notebooks.

    This one has a decent graphics card but not the best processor. Link
     
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    Actually the CPU is decent and the GPU is fairly decent. :P
     
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    Gaming laptops can be had starting at 500. Anything with a HD 5650m or above is acceptable

    Get something with a GT640m or HD 7670/7690 which can be had at reasonable prices
     
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    It just seems like a high end class 2 GPU and the CPU might not be the best since he probably wants a high end one. I'll keep looking.
     
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    You have to remember heat plays a factor here and can really ruin the experience (or the laptop itself for that matter). Make sure you research how heat gets handled before you buy the laptop. Battery life can also be troublesome unless you have it hooked 24/7, in which case a PC might make more sense.
     
  9. the_randomizer

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    Or take out the battery and have AC plugged in 24/7. Lenovo is a pretty good brand for gaming, but don't expect to run the games at 1920x1080 at 60fps. To give a good example of what I can run, I have Skyrim, Splinter Cell Conviction, Sonic Generations, Splinter Cell Double Agent installed among others, and they run perfectly fine. PCSX2, Dolphin and DeSmuME also run very well on my machine, but the LLE audio can't be used in Dolphin. Dell and Compaq should be avoided like the plague.

    If the laptop is known to generate a lot of heat, try to get a decent laptop cooler.
     
  10. ILuvGames

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    I made a similar suggestion to someone else in here, this time it's based on a fully customizable barebones MSI GE60 rather than the baseline stock GE60.

    http://www.xoticpc.c...6ga-p-4707.html

    It's comes with no OS as requested but is fully customizable. Being a barebones unit means you cannot save any more money buy lowering the spec.

    The Lenovo that Suprgamr232 pointed to isn't bad but the 17" screen is IMO where the money has been spent. You can get better specs where it counts (CPU/GPU) if you go for a 15" screen.
     
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    well i got my i7 laptop with nvidea gforce 610m 2gb 750 gb HDD and 6 gb and a bd drive for 700 €
     
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    I strongly disagree - if your laptop is just going to sit in one place in the house plugged 24/7, you might as well get a desktop for a fraction of the price that will provide much better cooling - the strong point of laptops is mobility. As for cooling, if the laptop is known to produce a lot of heat under stress, its performance will decline as the heat increases, regardless of what cooler you use. You should always aim at the best configuration with the best built quality and good cooling capabilities stock.

    That said, I entirely agree with the fact that one should remove the battery once the laptop is plugged - it's pretty pointless to lose charge cycles when the laptop is connected for more than just charging, and not all laptops support "cutting out the battery when it reaches full charge" and leech power from it rather than from the charger slot, which is an obvious design flaw that lowers the lifetime of the battery significantly.

    If you like to carry your computer around the house, a laptop is indeed for you. If it's stationary on one table in one particular room, just get a desktop. ;)
     
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    My friend just spent £1350 on a Samsung 700 series laptop. Core i7, GTX 675, 1.5TB HDD. Looks awesome, but when the 500 series is almost as good for only £800-900, I start to feel iffy.

    Then again, he'll be travelling a lot (studying marine biology) in Whales, so lugging around his gaming PC (cost him £800) is too much.
     
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    Oh, I could have of easily gotten a desktop, but there was one problem with that; I live in an apartment and as such, I pay for utilities. A desktop would use more electricity than a laptop (since I used to keep my PC at home on 24/7) therefore, it would cost me more per month. As for the laptop I have now, I keep mine plugged in most of the time without the battery, I do take it with me when I go to my parent's home each weekend, something I can't do with a desktop.
     
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246491

    Slightly slower CPU (no difference for gaming), but a faster harddrive.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152319