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Old 04-25-2009, 04:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Dell Laptop: What to get?

I haven't built or purchased a new computer in almost 4.5 years and am a bit out of the loop. I want to purchase a Dell (or Alienware if necessary) laptop that will allow me to play higher end games like Far Cry 2, Crysis, Half Life Episode 3, and anything else intensive coming down the pike. I'd like to keep the overall pricetag between $1200-2000.

What are the key things to be looking for? Can a high end Dell XPS Notebook (around $2000) handle these games, or would I be wasting the extra $800 compared to the $1200 version?

Any suggestions are much appreciated! Thanks.


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Is there any particular reason you need it to be a laptop? As far as gaming is concerned you will be able to get much more for your money building a desktop.


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The Area-51 m17x from Alienware seems to be a really good laptop IMO for $1400....

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