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Old 08-12-2010, 03:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok i need a laptop for gaming. nothing too high end but something that i can use to whet mmy gaming needs while i get my a+ certification and make some money. i dont need high end crysis level, but me2 and dragon age 2 and bioshock 2 on low or medium graphics would be nice.
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Get a Alienware M11x. That is the best quality you can get under $1000
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Old 08-13-2010, 12:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Something that really bites with a laptop, is the fact upgrading them is a pain.

You can't just look into any laptop video card, you need to determine the model of laptop you have, and the size of video card that can fit. i.e. My laptop for instance, anything outside of ATI/Radeon manufacturer, and it wont fit in my laptop. And it's a semi-newer laptop. (early 2009)

I've been having the same issue as you. You're going to have to look at video cards above $1,000 if you really want to upgrade your system.

Best recomendation, get a super simple, basic skeleton desktop. beef it up with a good high quality video card, get it all set up. and route your laptops video feed through the desk top. Leaving your laptop to function as a screen and keyboard, but the major components working from the desk top.
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khateya, issue is, he's not looking to get a new laptop, he's looking to upgrade one.

Decent laptops by alienware IMHO, you're looking at $1500.
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I am looking at getting a BRAND NEW LAPTOP
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Newegg.com - TOSHIBA Satellite A665-S6058 NoteBook Intel Core i5 450M(2.40GHz) 16" 4GB Memory 500GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
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I am looking at getting a BRAND NEW LAPTOP
Ya not once did I read upgrade haha but both of those laptops are good. I'd go with the Toshiba tho just because of Alienware's notoriety of being not good enough for the price.
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The M11x is the ONLY Alienware worth buying. All others are crap.
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My apologies, I mis-read the OPs intent.
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Toshiba Satellite A665D-S6059 PSAX3U-002004 Notebook PC - AMD Phenom II Quad-Core P920 1.6GHz, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, 16 Display, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit at TigerDirect.com

Idk but its a quad core processor at 1.6ghz? i dont get it, 7200 rpm 500gb hdd, 5650 gpu- is this a good gaming laptop?
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