need suggestions about a laptop

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Feb 6, 2012

need suggestions about a laptop by ilman at 7:56 AM (1,322 Views / 0 Likes) 43 replies

  1. ilman
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    At the moment I have an Acer Aspire 5536G with a slow AMD Athlon 64 X2 processor clocked at 2.1GHz and a shit*y graphics card-ATI Mobility Radaeon HD 4570.
    This laptop cannot run games newer than 2010.
    I am going to sell it and buy a new one.
    I want a new laptop at 1500 BGN (~1000 USD).
    I need it to run all the newest games in highest graphics-don't care for it about anything other than playing games.
    I don't care about the size of the laptop or if it makes a lot of noise.
    I need a laptop because I spend half of my summer at my grandma's house, so I'm not comfortable with a desktop.
    Also I've been thinking if a ps3/xbox360 are a better idea for games, but I kinda want them to be modded for the latest games and I don't know anything about hacking them.
     


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    If you can spare another 100 Usd Then i would recommend this one.http://reviews.cnet....7-35043963.html

    EDIT:, Scrap the first one, take this.
    To be honest i don't support Alienware, but this is a good deal. http://computers.top...14x-review.html

    It is not that high-end, but it will do for a 3-4 years, But not in Highest settings, medium will do.

    But honestly, you can find individual parts and search for a laptop by comparing prices of those parts.
    Or make your own laptop, but i guess that is too much of a hassle for you
     
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    umm, Alienware is nowhere near as expensive in America as it is in Europe.
    That exact model costs 3000 BGN (~2000 USD).
    And the DELL laptop is very expensive.
    I would like a laptop at that price in Europe.

    Edit:
    What would you say about these two: Asus K53SC-SX140D and Asus K53SC-SX011D
    Both have core i7, NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M (although the second one has NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX, but I don't know the difference), 6GB RAM and both are at 1200 BGN(~800 USD), which is a pretty good offer.
     
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    Sorry I don't understand what are you trying to say

    But here are a few other's if your not satisfied
    http://www.amazon.co...=gadgetsquid-20

    http://www.amazon.co...=gadgetsquid-20

    http://www.amazon.co...=gadgetsquid-20

    There are all below 1000 usd and are Not that bad for gaming
    But i still prefer this one http://www.dell.com/...890783-4347778-
    That Alienware model is too good of a deal to let go honestly.
     
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    They are under 1000 USD in America, while I live in Europe and get ripped off and the price is ~2000 USD.

    And also sorry for my bad English.
     
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    Ship it, nuff said....

    EDIT:That one look like a good deal, But what is the price?
    EDIT2:Nwm, that looks good you should go for it.
     
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    and what about the laptops I posted, shipping a laptop seems too much of a hassle.

    Edit: Which one?
     
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    Get the one with the Geforce gt 520mx

    EDIT:ARgghh Sorry got confused between brands Just now just go for the one with the X
     
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    and at what price do you think I can sell my currentlaptop?
     
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    I'm gonna go ahead and recommend to you the ASUS x53S Series.

    I recently purchased one for my mother - GF520MX + Intel i3 2330M for around $650-680, and I remember seeing i5 versions aswell, but my mom wouldn't be able to utilize specs better then these anyways. Plays games like a charm so-far and is ice cool most of the time.
     
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    I wouldn't buy it so I won't know.... But if I had to set a price it would be 149 Usd or less....
     
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    not bad at all the intel i5 one is at 1000BGN (700 USD) here.


     
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    1st gen or 2nd gen i5? (Blue text or white text on the sticker? White would be better for ya)
     
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    Yeah just make sure you check the model of the i-5, Some of it are dual cores instead of quadcores.
     
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    as far as I can see it doesnt have a sticker :O
    [​IMG]
     
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    Y-yeah, I'm using the same one right now, but the photo doesn't help. :P Nevermind, you'll find out in-store.

    In any case, it's a good balance of quality, performance and price, but don't expect it to run "everything and in high detail at that" because it's a typical medium-tier. Still think it's worth it though and it will be hard to find anything better in your price range.
     
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    EDIT: I just noticed that you yourself mentioned two i7 laptops of slightly higher-tier as options. You can go for'em.

    As far as 520M and MX, MX is "faster", otherwise has the same functions.
     
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    I think that I should give another 150BGN (~100USD) for this one: Asus K53SC-SX140D INTEL I7- 2670/6GB/750GB/NVIDIA GT 520MX
    It has an i7 and 2gb extra RAM and I think it's worth it.
    Also, my dad worked int the store I'm going to buy it, so I'll get a special discount.
     
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    http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-520M.43104.0.html
    The 520M is a fairly weak GPU ~ it does not meet the expectations (even if somewhat unrealistic) listed within your original post.
    RAM is great for having multiple programs up, but it doesn't affect gaming performance much. Laptops are almost always capped by
    the GPU ~ You might manage to squeeze by on lower resolutions/lower details, but having more RAM/Less Resolution; it seems like personal preference to me, (whether or not you're comfortable).

    I would personally look for a laptop with at least a 550/555M for gaming.
     
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    [quote name='I2aven's_Sage' timestamp='1328521042' post='4094773']
    Look for an entry-mid level Sager/Clevo laptop; they're much better for gaming than most main-stream laptops. While I was researching laptops I tended to hear mixed reviews about Asus's ROG line of laptops (specifically their cooling).
    I'd suggest looking at the Sager 5165 model, if possible, with the 555M GPU / Optimus. Screen resolution is a big thing when you're gaming, and it tends to vary depending on what kind of GPU you get, but all the same, having a 1920x1080 HD
    resolution is great for gaming (even if you have to turn-down details at times) as well as entertainment purposes, (TV/Music)/Multiple Programs/Tabs, etc.

    http://forum.noteboo...re-posting.html is a good place to start.
    [/quote]
    nah, I'm a mainstream type of guy.
    I really don't like these mini companies.
    I'll go for the Asus K53SC-SX140D.
     

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