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Old 05-19-2010, 03:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey all so im looking into getting a laptop for when im outta the house my budgets around 700 to 800 bucks

i like to multitasking and wouldn't mind using it for a few small games noting really intensive but i want a dedicated video card and i don't want it to bog down on me most laptops my friends have are just to slow for my tastes
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asus,toshiba and cyberpowerpc are the top pics for me

I've found great ones at newegg for your price range.

shall post them in a bit
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You're done with desktops, Desolation?

As remix said, ASUS and Toshiba are my top two.

You won't need a high GFX card, but dedicated video is nice to have. Won't steal your RAM.

This should be plenty for you: Newegg.com - ASUS K61IC-X1 NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo T6600(2.20GHz) 16" 4GB Memory 320GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GT 220M
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naw im not done with desktop i just wanna have a good laptop for when i go on road trps and when im outta the house thanks for the input its really helpful
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If portability is a concern I would go with something much smaller than a 16". The Alineware M11x has a 11.6" screen, incredible battery life, Pentium SU4100 dual core processor, Geforce GT 335M 1gb gpu, and 2gb of DDR3 for $800.

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naw im not worried about potability i want a big screen and i don't want it to bog and i want dedicated graphics
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^^ The Alienware does have a good dedicated gpu and won't bog down but the the screen isn't large at all. since it's designed for maximum mobility.
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Hi there,

I agree that the Alienware could be a good choice but I understand that you may want a bigger screen. The Acer Aspire 5738DG 3D is another option. It has a larger 15.6" screen and ATI Radeon HD 4570 Graphics. It is also pretty light for a gaming laptop (6.2 lbs).

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