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Old 06-04-2010, 02:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking into buying a gaming laptop for around $1000. Screen should be anywhere from 13 to 17 inches. I want to know what websites to start looking at and what sort of hardware I should expect with my budget. Any recommendations would be great.

Also, there's quite a few Core 2 Duo processors out there, could someone explain the differences between them?
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For gaming, laptops are often not the answer. Heat is the #1 factor. The laptop we often suggest here for gaming is the Alienware M11x. It is good money for its performance.

As for Core 2 Duos, the difference are the clocks they are set at. On laptops, they are 99% not overclockable. What you see is what you get. i3, i5 and i7 are of the new age. They do pack more of a punch with 4 cores. (think thats right in layman terms)
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well I'm going to college and decided against a desktop because I wanted the portability. I'm not a hardcore gamer and don't play the latest games either. I've seen the M11x, but I don't need a laptop that small and I know I can get a better performing laptop for that price. And I believe the i3, 5 and 7 are 2 cores hyperthreaded to 4.
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Processors - Intel

i3 and i5 have 4 threads, i7 has 8 threads.
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Do you guys think the m11x can handle Bad company 2
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For $1000, get this: Asus - Laptop with Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor - Black - G72GX-RBBX05
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I hate BestBuy. The link doesn't work.
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