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Old 10-15-2009, 01:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I'm looking for a good gaming laptop with at least 4Gb of Ram and a screen size 15" or bigger and that won't overheat(i know many laptops have this issue). My budget is $1000 (though i might spend more if it's a great deal).
I've also been doing a bit of research and I've noticed a decline in computer prices. Should I wait til the Thanksgiving and holiday season sales or should are there any laptops that are just screaming "buy me now"?

Any recommendations are greatly appreciated.

Thanks a lot

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Old 10-15-2009, 01:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to Tech-Forums, slikvic!!!

This laptop is right up your alley:
Asus - Laptop with Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor Technology - White/Black - G51VX-RX05

Has 4GB of RAM, a 15.6" screen, can't guarantee the overheating (but ASUS makes alot of gaming laptops, so I think they got the cooling in mind when making them), and has a great graphics chip (GTX 260M) that will play most games at medium to high settings.

This looks to be a great buy, but I'm not sure if you want to wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday, which I'm sure there will be tons of steals on laptops.
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Welcome to tech forums.

For any gaming laptop, the 2 brands that i will be recommending would be Asus or MSI.
Alienware is good too but horribly over priced.
Don't go any thing with out a 2 year warranty as you will be giving your laptop a lot of punishment.

The big difference between a gaming laptop and normal laptop is the video card used.
Please check out http://www.techist.com/forums/f84/la...g-list-165525/ . Go a class 1 card if you can afford it. Class 2 cards good too. I would not recommend any thing class 3 or lower if you planning on playing the latest games.
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-b1gapl

Thanks for the link to that laptop. It looks pretty sweet laptop and I'm really considering getting it and I had no clue that Asus laptops were up to par(I knew they made good mobo's though). Thanks again.

-Keyboard Cowboy

Thanks for the warm welcome and for the recommendations. I read the Laptop Graphics Cards Ranking List...very useful information. I'm definitely going Class2 or higher.


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Well, if you have $1000 to spend, get that ASUS and you will have a class 1. It is a good deal, anytime someone says $1000 gaming laptop, that is always the one that gets recommended. I wanted to get it, but my parents were only willing to go $800. It's probably better for me since I have this big desktop here, and my laptop is more portable than that one. A dude on my floor has it. It is really thick. He got it at the beginning of summer though, so he had to pay $1200.
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Well I've decided to wait til Thanksgiving time...I heard from some friends that prices should drop a lot this year. I'll be on the look-out for this model as well as others. =)
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Well, bestbuy doesn't have that one anymore anyway. They got a better one for the same price. It has the same gpu but a better cpu. However, as the other one had a centrino, the battery life on this one is going to be less.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+L...&skuId=9556072
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Well, bestbuy doesn't have that one anymore anyway. They got a better one for the same price. It has the same gpu but a better cpu. However, as the other one had a centrino, the battery life on this one is going to be less.

Asus - Laptop with Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor - Blue/Black - G60VX-RBBX05
Thanks a lot for the updates...I'll be keeping a very close eye out for that model...I really hope that prices drop significantly during this Thanksgiving.
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Thanks for the update...I'll be on the lookout for that laptop model...I looks pretty sweet and I hope that the Thanksgiving sales kick in a lower the prices. =)
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When it comes to gaming laptops, the 2 brands I will be considering are Asus and MSI.
Both brands seem to be offer a good quality bang for buck product. I could suggest Alienware, but they are expensive.
THe other thing about Asus and MSI is that they both have a standard of 2 years warranty. This is going to be worth your while as you will be punishing you laptop when you are gaming.
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