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Old 06-22-2010, 02:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Help me find a gaming laptop under $1100

My current gaming laptop might be toast. Its posting then rebooting endlessly. All of the research I have done shows the motherboard is toast. So I'll be calling the manufacturer tomorrow but it is three years old.

So I am looking for a good gaming laptop. Something with a good graphics card, dual core or better, good amount of ram, nice hard drive space, and preferably 17 inches or more but I'll take a 15 for something really nice.

So help me out. My current one could run pretty much anything like the star craft beta, command and conquer 4, Sims 3, and many other recent games.

I'm trying to get something nice.
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Something comparable to the current Alienware mx17 would be great.
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getting dual gfx solution under 1800 in a laptop is almost impossible now getting it with a qualitie build and a decent cooling that won't let your mobo and gpu get toast IS impossible
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You can get a beefy desktop for that price. Why do you need a laptop? A gaming laptop would not be very portable.
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getting dual gfx solution under 1800 in a laptop is almost impossible now getting it with a qualitie build and a decent cooling that won't let your mobo and gpu get toast IS impossible
You are right about a quad core but I've been shown a good amount of gaming laptops under 1k on several other tech forums I visit. You can even get a alienware mx15, one of the new versions for only $1100 or so. Its 15 inches sadly though.
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You can get a beefy desktop for that price. Why do you need a laptop? A gaming laptop would not be very portable.
Not remotely in the discussion. I've used gaming laptops for many years and will continue to do so. They are always very portable. Not sure what experience you are talking from about this.
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Gaming laptops are normally very heavy. Yes, you can carry them to lanparties and such. If you are just gaming at home, you can get a desktop and a netbook.

I'm just worried about your back
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Gaming laptops are normally very heavy. Yes, you can carry them to lanparties and such. If you are just gaming at home, you can get a desktop and a netbook.

I'm just worried about your back
Ha my back? I'm in pretty good shape and I've had gaming laptop's for years. Maybe that's the difference between you an I. You stick with your desktops and Ill stick with laptops ha.
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See This Toshiba? Newegg.com - TOSHIBA Qosmio X505-Q860 NoteBook Intel Core i5 430M(2.26GHz) 18.4" 4GB Memory DDR3 1066 500GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M
Its an i5 gts 360, and 18.4"

Or this Asus Newegg.com - ASUS N61JQ-X1 NoteBook Intel Core i7 720QM(1.60GHz) 16" 4GB Memory DDR3 1066 320GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
i7 ati 5730 @ 16"

Or this Acer: Newegg.com - Acer Aspire AS7740G-6930 NoteBook Intel Core i7 620M(2.66GHz) 17.3" 8GB Memory DDR3 1066 640GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
i7 620, ati 5650 @ 17.3" BUT its 1150.
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Thank you for those links. I can see me buying one of those easy.
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