What laptop brands would you all reccomend?

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  1. Wolvenreign
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    Wolvenreign Transhuman Satanist Furry Technocrat

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    I'm looking to buy an ultra high quality laptop. At the moment, I'm looking at an Alienware M18-X with maximum allowed specs, and a few amenities. It looks as though it's going to cost around 5,800 dollars (going to use some tuition refunds for that).

    But then I thought I might turn to you guys to see if you would recommend a better deal/brand with roughly the same specs.

    Here's the specs for the maxed out Alienware M18-X.

    PROCESSOR 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3940XM (8MB Cache, up to 4.2GHz Overclocked)
    OPERATING SYSTEM Windows® 7 Professional, 64bit
    MEMORY 32GB (4 X 8GB) Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz
    HARD DRIVE 1.5TB RAID 0 (3x 500GB SATA 3B/s 7,200 RPM) + 64GB mSATA Caching SSD
     


  2. Fear Zoa

    Fear Zoa This... This is the world we live in

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    I'd suggest looking at some of the Higher end Asus laptops, they may not look as nice but they usually have similar specs and cost like 1/5th of the price.
     
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  3. Tuddles

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    does it have to be a laptop? cause for $2000 you could build yourself a highend desktop with a monitor that would blow away any laptop.

    What GPU are you looking at you never said ?
     
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  6. DragorianSword

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    I recommend Asus too.

    I bought one a year and a half ago for 700 € (900 $) and it can play all latest games on the highest settings without any problems.
    Asus is the best price/quality brand you can have for laptops.
    Acer is a bit cheaper, but they break a lot easier and mine crashed constantly due to overheating on The Sims 3.
    Didn't have any problems on other games, but it also got quite hot.
     
  7. Originality

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    Off the top of my head, Samsung 700 series are very good. However for the best, I need to check CPC magazine which just ran a lab test of the top 10 gaming laptops for £1000. And I don't return home until caturday.
     
  8. Janthran

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    Not Dell in any form. At all.
     
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    I'm sitting here on my Asus G75-VW, and it's amazing. It has 2 HDD bays, so I got it with a 750GB HD and installed a 256GB Samsung 830 SSD for my system drive. It's beautiful. So +1 for Asus over Alienware, and also +1 for not Dell, ever. Speaking of which, Dell owns Alienware, so there's that...
     
  10. Wolvenreign
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    Wolvenreign Transhuman Satanist Furry Technocrat

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    Whoops, here's the GPU.

    Dual 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680M - SLI® Enabled

    You all have a point about Dell. I'm going to check out that Asus stuff.

    Also looking at Origin.

    So! I will now post the max (customized up) specs for each brand (Asus, Alienware, Origin, and Samsung, and whatever else I find) as well as the price.

    The price will NOT include accessories. Performance-related items only.

    Origin:

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    DESCRIPTION     
    EON17-SLX
    Details
    Laptop Platform: EON17-SLX   
    The ORIGIN Difference: Truly Custom PC's. Want a component that is not on our site? Call or email us and we will include it in your system.   
    Display Type: 1920 x 1080 17.3" SLX FHD LED Backlit Matte 3D Display w/Nvidia Vision 2 3D Glasses   
    Customizable Backlit Keyboard: Customizable Backlit Keyboard Software with Three Lighting Zones and Seven Color options   
    Graphic Cards: Dual 4GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GTX 680M   
    ORIGIN Professional Graphics Card Overclocking: ORIGIN Professional Graphics Card Overclocking   
    Processors: Overclocked Intel Extreme Core i7 3940XM Quad-Core (4.1GHz-4.5GHz TurboBoost), 8MB Cache   
    Memory: 32GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz (4 X 8GB)   
    Operating System: Genuine MS Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit Edition   
    Optical Drive: 8X DVD+/-R/RW/4X +DL Super-Multi Slim Drive (No DVD Playback Software for Windows 8 Included)   
    mSATA Option: mSATA OS Drive   
    RAID Configuration: RAID 0: For better speed and performance (2 or more identical drives needed)   
    Hard Drive One: 512GB Samsung 840 Pro Series   
    Hard Drive Two: 512GB Samsung 840 Pro Series   
    Optical Bay Hard Drive Caddy : None   
    Audio: Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D   
    Networking: Killer Wireless-N 1202 + BT Wireless LAN Combo Module - Gaming Network Card   
    SuperSpeed USB 3.0: SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Ports   
    Media Card Reader: Media Card Reader   
    Finger Print Reader: Integrated Biometric Fingerprint Reader   
    Web Camera: Built-in 2.0 Megapixel Video Camera   
    Warranty: 1 Year Part Replacement and 45 Day Free Shipping Warranty with Lifetime Labor/24-7 Support   
    ORIGIN Recovery: ORIGIN Recovery USB Flash Drive   
    No Dead Pixel Guarantee: 45 Day No Dead Pixel Guarantee Free   
    Free ORIGIN T-shirt: ORIGIN PC T-Shirt Large
    Price: [B]$5,853.70[/B]
    
    Alienware (AKA SuperDell):

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    PROCESSOR    3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3940XM (8MB Cache, up to 4.2GHz Overclocked)    edit
    OPERATING SYSTEM    Windows® 7 Professional, 64bit    edit
    MEMORY    32GB (4 X 8GB) Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz    edit
    HARD DRIVE    1TB RAID 1 (2x 1TB SATA 3Gb/s 5,400 RPM) + 64GB mSATA Caching SSD    edit
    WIRELESS HD    None
    VIDEO CARD    Dual 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680M - SLI® Enabled   
    WIRELESS + BLUETOOTH    Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230 With Bluetooth 4.0   
    INTERNAL OPTICAL DRIVE    Slot-Loading Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD+-RW, CD-RW)   
    SOUND OPTIONS    Creative Sound Blaster Recon3Di with THX TruStudio Pro Software   
    LCD PANEL    18.4 inch (467.36 mm) WLED WideFHD (1080p) display (1920 X 1080)   
    Primary Battery    96WHr 12-Cell Primary Battery   
    SYSTEM COLOR    Alienware M18X R2 with Soft Touch   
    AUTOMATIC UPDATES    Alienware M18x 330W A/C Adapter   
    Keyboard    English Keyboard   
    Adobe Reader Acrobat SW    Adobe Acrobat X Reader   
    Documentation    Alienware Documentation   
    Shipping Material    Shipping Material   
    Additional Software    Additional Software   
    Standard Nameplate Trigger    Thank you for Purchasing Alienware
    Asus:

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    [SIZE=11px][SIZE=3][I]No Holiday Sale - (Deals and discounts apply to this machine’s total)[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- [B]FREE!! [/B]UPS GROUND SHIPPING (Use Coupon Code "FREESHIP" in Checkout - U.S. Only, Not Available to Alaska and Hawaii)[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- 17.3" FHD (16:9) 120Hz 3D "Glare Type" Super Clear Ultra Bright LED Screen (1920x1080) [+ 1 Pair of nVIDIA 3D Glasses] (SKU - X1R501)[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- No Spare 3D Glasses[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- ASUS Zero Bright Dot (ZBD) 30 Day Pixel Guarantee - (Included on ASUS Standard NON-Upgraded Displays)[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- NO Professional Monitor Color Calibration[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- 3rd Generation Intel® Ivy Bridge Core™ i7-3940XM Extreme Edition (3.0GHz - 3.9GHz, 8MB Intel® Smart Cache, 55W Max TDP) (SKU – X2X320)[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- IC Diamond Thermal Compound - CPU + GPU (Cools better than all Compounds) (XPC Service)[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- nVidia GeForce GTX 670M 3,072MB PCI-Express GDDR5 DX11 (SKU – X3R525)[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- COPPER COOLING UPGRADE - Extra Cooling Copper Heatsinks Applied to the Heatsink/Heatpipes (XPC Service)[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- No Video Adapter[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- No External Mobile Display[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- 32GB DDR3 1600MHz [SKU-844PX] (Kingston HyperX CL9 Dual Channel Memory (4x8GB SODIMMS))[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- Standard Laptop Finish[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- No Afterburner Light Package (Afterburner light package will add 2-5 business days to production time)[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- Standard White Backlit Keyboard[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- 600GB Intel 320 Series Solid State Drive (Up to Sequential Read 270MB/s - Write 220MB/s SSD Serial-ATA II) (SKU - X5R064)[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- 600GB Intel 320 Series Solid State Drive (Up to Sequential Read 270MB/s - Write 220MB/s SSD Serial-ATA II) (SKU - X5R064)[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- Disable Raid and Set up Hard Drives as Independant Drives[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- 600GB Intel 320 Series Solid State Drive (Up to Sequential Read 270MB/s - Write 220MB/s SSD Serial-ATA II) in ODD Bay (SKU – X7N613)[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- No Extra Optical Bay Hard Drive Caddy[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- No Back Up Hard Drive[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- NO External USB Optical Drive[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- All-in-1 USB 2.0 Card Reader/Writer[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- No Back Up Software[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- Bluetooth Included *With select wireless cards only* (See “Wireless Network” Section Below)[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- Bigfoot Networks Killer™ Wireless-N 1103 (3x3) (Includes 3rd Antenna) (Dual Band) (SKU - X8R053)[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- No Network Accessory[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- Built in 2.0 Megapixel Camera[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- No TV Tuner[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Wireless Sound Card System (Broadcast Xtreme Fidelity Audio from PC to other audio devices wirelessly)[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- No Carrying Case[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- Spare ASUS G75 Smart Li-ion Battery (8-Cell)[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- No Car Adapter[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- No Spare AC Adapter[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- No Dock/Hub/Adapter[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- No Fingerprint Reader[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- No Headset[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- No External Keyboard[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- No External Mouse[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- No Notebook Cooler[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- YES - Redline Boost™ Overclock My System (Operating System Required) (XPC Service)[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- Yes, Redline Boost My Operating System (Operating System Required) (XPC Service)[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- WINDOWS 8 - 64-Bit (Pre-Installed + Drivers & Utilities Disk)[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- Keep factory installed operating system[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- No thanks, do not create backup recovery DVD's[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- No Antivirus Essentials Software Bundle[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- No Office Software[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- No Software Bundle[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- 1 Year ASUS GLOBAL OEM Warranty 24/7 Support / 1 Year North America (N.A.) Accidental Coverage (Accidental Requires Registration) (SKU - A9R101)[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- No thanks, standard double boxed packaging is okay with my order[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- No Outside of US Shipping Coverage[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- Standard Production Time[/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][I]- No Xotic PC Gear[/I][/SIZE][/SIZE][/FONT][/SIZE]  [SIZE=11px][FONT=Tahoma][B]$7,196.03[/B][/FONT][/SIZE]
    [IMG]http://www.xoticpc.com/images/pixel_trans.gif[/IMG]
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    [B]Sub-Total: $7,196.03[/B][/FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]
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    Sager/Clevo (They're the same thing.):

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    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- [B]FREE!![/B] Continental (U.S. Lower 48 - UPS Ground Only) Ground Shipping on ALL Sager Laptops (Enter Coupon Code: "SAGERFREESHIP" during order process)[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- [B]NO DISCOUNT[/B] - my order is not over $1350.00 (excludes taxes, shipping, & any non-Sager upgrades)[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- 17.3" FHD Sager (16:9) 120Hz 3D "MatteType" 72% NTSC Color Gamut (1920x1080) (w/ 2 Pair of NVIDIA 3D Glasses) (SKU - S1R555)[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- Standard Dead Pixel Policy[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- XOTIC PC Professional Monitor Color Calibration (Operating System is required) (XPC Service - requires shipment to XOTIC PC: will add to build time)[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- Sager - 3rd Generation Intel® Ivy Bridge Core™ i7-3940XM Extreme Edition (3.0GHz - 3.9GHz, 8MB Intel® Smart Cache, 55W Max TDP) (SKU - S2R204)[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- - IC Diamond Thermal Compound - CPU + GPU[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- SLi ENABLED DUAL (2) 4096MB PCI-Express nVIDIA GTX 680M's (8192MB Total) w/ GDDR5 DX11 Video Cards [User Upgradeable] (SKU - S3R708)[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- COPPER COOLING UPGRADE - Extra Cooling Copper Heatsinks Applied to the Heatsink/Heatpipes (XPC Service - requires shipment to XOTIC PC: will add to build time)[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- 2x USB 2.0 FHD Video Adapter (HDMI & DVI/VGA Inputs) (Laptop Display+External Display from Laptop+ USB FHD Adapters = 6 Total Displays) (up to 2048x1152 Resolution)[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- No External Mobile Display[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- 32GB - DDR3 1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (4 SODIMMS) (Windows 7 Pro OS Required) (SKU - S4T844P)[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- Sager Branding[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- Standard Laptop Finish[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- 256GB Crucial M4 mSATA SSD - Preconfigured as an OS Drive ( Operating System – Drive C: )[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- 512GB Crucial M4 Series Solid State Drive [SSD2 Serial-ATA III] (SKU – S5R063)[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- 512GB Crucial M4 Series Solid State Drive [SSD2 Serial-ATA III] (SKU - S6R064)[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- Raid 0 Stripe Enabled (Requires 2 or 3 Hard Drives. Combines Hard Drives for performance) (Sager)[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- [B]Combo Dual Layer SuperMulti DVDRW/CDRW Drive w/ Software[/B] (When selecting a Hard Drive in the Optical Bay, No Optical Drive is Included)(SKU - S7R455)[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- No Extra Optical Bay Hard Drive Caddy[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- No Back Up Hard Drive[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- NO External USB Optical Drive[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- All-in-1 USB 2.0 Card Reader/Writer[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- No Back Up Software[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- Bluetooth Included *With select wireless cards only* (See “Wireless Network” Section Below)[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- Sager - Bigfoot Networks Killer™ Wireless-N 1202 + Bluetooth 4.0 (Dual Band) (SKU – S8R008)[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- No Network Accessory[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- Built in 2.0 Megapixel Camera[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- No TV Tuner[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Wireless Sound Card System (Broadcast Xtreme Fidelity Audio from PC to other audio devices wirelessly)[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- Basic Black Business Case - Included[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- Smart Li-ion Battery (8-Cell)[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- No Car Adapter[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- No Spare AC Adapter[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- No Dock/Hub/Adapter[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- Integrated Fingerprint Reader[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- No Headset[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- No External Keyboard[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- Standard Sager/Clevo Non Chiclet Backlit Keyboard[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- No External Mouse[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- No Notebook Cooler[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- YES - Redline Boost™ Overclock My System (Operating System Required) (XPC Service - requires shipment to XOTIC PC: will add to build time)[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- Yes, Redline Boost My Operating System (Operating System Required) (XPC Service - requires shipment to XOTIC PC: will add to build time)[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- No Operating System Standard - Drivers & Utility Software Only[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- No Antivirus Essentials Software Bundle[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- No Office Software[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- No Software Bundle[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- LIFETIME Ltd Labor* 1 Year Parts Warranty Lifetime 24/7 DOMESTIC Toll Free [B]Telephone[/B] Support (Labor through XPC) 
    Includes FREE Shipping Both Ways for Parts Warranty Repairs (SKU - X9R009)[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- No thanks, standard double boxed packaging is okay with my order[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- No Outside of US Shipping Coverage[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- Standard Production Time[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666][I]- No Xotic PC Gear[/I][/COLOR][/FONT]
     
    [I]Total: [/I][B][SIZE=11px][FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#666666]$5,516.01 
    [/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE][/B]

    (I'll have to continue this later. Gotta head home now.)
     
  11. Catastrophic

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    I second that, the keyboard on my Acer laptop died 2 times in a row for no apparent reason and I'm still waiting for it to be fixed. I have nothing to do in free time while at school. :wacko:
     
  12. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    Dual 680Ms in a laptop... Enjoy your balls being burnt off, the system shutting down after 5 minutes, and you not even seeing as long as the thermal shutdown unless it's plugged into the mains. Only slightly exaggerating, too!

    If you want high-end gaming, get a desktop. Modern laptops can game well, but if you want really powerful stuff, a laptop will disappoint you.
     
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  13. Yepi69

    Yepi69 Vivid and busy gamer

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    Acer and HP are #1 for me.
     
  14. DragorianSword

    DragorianSword GBAtemp's #1 Gunter

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    Oh you really want to go that high-end huh.
    Well then I would really suggest you get a desktop.
    You can have the same for 3000 dollars less.
    I would never buy a laptop that expensive because you should always keep in mind that laptops have a shorter livespan than desktops.
    Most laptops break after about 3 years, while an equally powerfull desktop can last 7-10 years + you can easilly replace parts so it lasts even longer.
     
  15. YayMii

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    :o Why would you ever need over 1TB of SSD storage (1.8TB on the Asus, and not even in SATA3 or RAID-0, holy damn)? Don't you think that's a bit excessive?

    EDIT: And you don't need 32GB RAM either. That's waay more than you'll ever need for gaming.
     
  16. ZAFDeltaForce

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    Forgive my forwardness, but using a laptop for high-end gaming is just silly; a couple of grands lost for nothing.

    But if you're still serious, my friend uses an Asus and it's working great.
     
  17. Rydian

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    If you're looking for some standard gaming on a laptop (like you'd be fine with medium settings and such) that's perfectly doable in a laptop, but if you want to play the latest games on max at any given time, you'll want a desktop.
     
  18. Wolvenreign
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    Wolvenreign Transhuman Satanist Furry Technocrat

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    You all might have a point about the high-end laptops. Reason I sort of wanted one is that I'm currently far away from home at a college program, with my (actually my Dad's) 2010 medium-high-end desktop sitting at home. I have to move a lot at this program; it's Job Corps, which means that they have this up-the-ass-retarded thing about having the rooms being spotless when you leave each day. I can't stuff that much computer equipment into my tiny allotted closet every day. Plus I spend most of my day at the community college.

    It really hurts being away from a gaming computer with internet after being so used to having access to one for so many years. The one I'm using now is one of those censored school networks where they block like crazy. I'm surprised GBATemp isn't blocked.

    Well, anyway, I started the whole high-end laptop comparison, so I might as well finish it. Maybe I'll put all the info in a more informative, less personal thread and ya'll can sticky it. I dunno. Not like I have anything else to do. =P

    Sigh. Now I made myself sad.
     
  19. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Portability, that's why. You can't lug a desktop PC around a college campus, can you?
     
  20. ZAFDeltaForce

    ZAFDeltaForce Specialist

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    I have a desktop for gaming and an ultrabook for college use.

    Both cost far less than a decent high-end gaming laptop and my desktop is strong enough to run Far Cry 3 on high.

    Of course, lugging around a gaming laptop is perfectly fine if the user is open to carrying at least 5 kg of hardware around campus. No contention there.