I have a desktop for gaming, but have the opportunity to purchase a laptop on an interest free 3 year loan. The laptop has to be $1700 (CAD) or under before tax. This is what i have picked out so far. I play some fairly intense games like Bad Company 2. I play a lot of CPU intensive games like L4D2 and MW2.
Newegg.ca - ASUS G Series G73JH-X1 NoteBook Intel Core i7 720QM(1.60GHz) 17.3" 8GB Memory 500GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
Not to sure about this entire laptop thing. Some people say they are getting better, but it is embedded in my brain not to ever buy one for more than light tasks. This Asus has an I7 @ 1.6ghz, but it goes up to 2.8ghz in turbo mode or whatever. It also has an ATI Radeon 5870. I know the graphics card can not be quite the same as the desktop version of the 5870, but i don't know what desktop GPU it would even compare to.
One other concern i have is sound quality. I need 3D sound in the games i play. I know the laptop won't have anywhere near the quality i am looking for. i am okay with purchasing a surround sound headset or some sort of USB sound-card device, but i have no idea what to really look for, and what will be compatible.