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Old 06-15-2010, 05:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im trying to find a good gaming laptop for not alot of money
currently im looking at an asus from best buy

Asus - Laptop with Intel® Core™ i5 Processor - Blue/Black - G60JX-RBBX05

the actual price in the store for that asus is $810 in store.
my question is if ther are any other laptops out ther thats either as good if not better for around that same price. i really dont have many ideas of where to look other than best buy and new egg
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Look at an Alienware M11x. This is the only Alienware worth buying. It may sadden you on the screen size, but a good GPU is one of the most important hardware in gaming.

Though, you would get more performance and spend less money on a Desktop build. Even if you are inexperienced, we can help.
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Old 06-15-2010, 06:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yea it would be cheaper to get a desktop but im already building one as a side project. my current laptop's mobo just fried out a couple of weeks ago and so now i really want to replace it with a gaming laptop. im always on the go so i really like my laptop
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You really won't get a decent gaming laptop without spending over $1000, even than it would be pushing to to get anything great for under 1,800 (before shipping and taxes), but It can be done. (Though if this was 3 years ago, I would laugh at you for using gaming and laptop in the same sentence.

My honest advice to you though is, get a good e-mail box laptop with a decent screen for like 500 - 600 and use the 200-300$ you save and get an awesome graphics card for your desktop build, I use a laptop you could clasify as a gaming laptop, and I still haul my full computer to a lan party lol.

That said, the Alienware M11x is not a terrible choice, I think it starts at $800 but that is with the dual core and I think only 2gb of DDR3 ram and (I think) a 160gb Hard Drive. If you want to spend more, it is easy enough to go through and design your own, but something running like 3 or 4 gb of ram, a quad core, and even a 350gb hd, I think it would run you well into the thousands.
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Starting at $800, you get a Core 2 Duo. Starting at $950, you get an i5 or i7. You start at 2GB DDR3 and 160GB SATA HDD for both.

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Starting at $800, you get a Core 2 Duo. Starting at $950, you get an i5 or i7. You start at 2GB DDR3 and 160GB SATA HDD for both.

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is it better to have the duo or i5 for a gaming laptop. i heard that its better to have duo because games are more stable on it but should i get the i5 for plans for the future
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If you want a gaming laptop, while i was the first to suggest the mx11, don't get an mx11.

Grab a 15" monitored atleast, and a decent, not supurb dedicated gpu.

I have an acer 8930 with a 17.5" and a 9600m gt and it does okay... I went for screen size due to work, not gaming.

The i5 is a dual... its new tech... Some are quads though too. For gaming, right now a dual is just fine.
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