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#1 Blaze413

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 01:54 PM

at first i was looking into building my own laptop from barebooks and shells and stuff but soon found out that although possible it is way more expensive. This was a sham cuz i had a great time building my desktop and thougt a notebook would be cool to.....but anyway now im on the search for a pre-built laptop that will be used for gaming and school work (hopefully more gaming lol) but i am looking for a good laptop with $1500 being as high as i can go. ive seen a few on newegg but the reviews arnt that great on the higher-end ones.

just looking for a laptop with the i7 (i think this can be done with $1500) and good graphics possibilities...i know it being a laptop i may not be able to do crysis max but at least mw2 max which isnt that hard but i would also like to play empire total war which i find graphics-straining....was hoping for at least 4gb of ram if not more....i may be over-ambitious with my budget but if u all could link me some it would be great :blink:

this forum helped me a lot with my last build and i love this place!

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p.s size doesnt really matter...at least a 15.6 not looking for a netbook.....but if i can get a 15.6 with better components thats fine..even if a 17in would be nice lol

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 01:59 PM

This is one of the best deals you're going to find:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16834152192

ASUS also has the crazy high-end G73JH series. You can get one with 8GB RAM and 1TB HDD, but I think that might go over your budget.

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#3 Blaze413

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 02:12 PM

wow that is really good and 17in :blink: but do u know if i could put more ram in it in the future if i wanted.....i doubt it is maxed out at 4gb but i dont know for sure

and just to be sure is there any u recommend more around the $1000 amount?

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 09:26 PM

If you're willing to scale the CPU down to the i5 level, Sony has the EC series which looks nice and packs a punch under $1000. It's more of a desktop replacement rather than a full fledged gaming laptop. As with all gaming laptops, expect short battery life, high cost, no upgrade possibilities, and obsolescence within a year or two.

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 09:31 PM

im more of anamd guy so what is the equivalent for an i5 in amd terms...i get the core 2 duos and stuff but when it comes to i5 and i3 im lost lol thanks for the help!!

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 11:25 PM

I'm a big fan of Asus mobo's, so my last purchase was a cheaper gaming Asus laptop about a year ago. No complaints whatsoever. I love this baby, and I found it on sale for just under $1000.
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Posted 25 June 2010 - 11:41 AM

Alienware actually has some that start around $799 and some higher end ones that start around $1,199. Since your original budget was around $1,500, you should be able to find something pretty good on their for less.

Also, Alienware machines are top of the line gaming machines.

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 03:09 PM

ya i looked into alienware but just thought i was paying as lot just for the name

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 09:33 PM

Alienware PC's are decent, but they are basically Dell PC's with that creepy alien head on them. Other high dollar boutique manufacturers, which Alienware is, often have better service or more options, like Maingear, Puget Systems, or Velocity Micro. I've used all of them in the past but most of their laptops blow past your budget.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 01:43 AM

You may want to look at these for choices aswell:
ASUS G73JH-X3 Laptop Computer - Intel Core i7-720QM 1.6GHz, 8GB DDR3, 640GB HDD, DVDRW, 17.3" Display, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Black for $1549.97

Or for around the $1000 range

Toshiba Satellite A665-S6065 PSAW3U-03Y001 Notebook PC - Intel Core i7-720QM 1.60GHz, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, 16" Display, 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT330M, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Of course the more you spend the faster/better specs, but then again the toshiba will get the job done and save you some $$




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