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Best Gaming Laptop

by Gali4Sure / January 13, 2007 3:25 AM PST

Hey

I was looking for the best gaming laptop.

max price: 3600

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Dell XPS M1710
by Ghost26-20878886633866019035262628200812 / January 13, 2007 7:24 AM PST
In reply to: Best Gaming Laptop

It is the best "affordable" gaming notebook I know.

Look also to the Toshiba P-100 or P-105 with the nVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS.

Sure, you'll get better gaming performances on a desktop computer and I don't recommend 17" laptops ( heavy, not very easy to carry... you lose the mobility of a laptop ).

The memory and the core clock of a mobile GPU are downclocked to save power and avoid overheating while a deskop board is clocked normally. That's why you'll get better performances with a desktop.

A desktop GPU can be overclocked, while in a laptop, is it strongly not recommended. You can also overclock the CPU in a desktop, a thing you can't do in a laptop.

BUT : with a laptop, you can carry it ( well ... do not forget that you have a 17" ... about 15 lbs with the charger ... )

Good luck !

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why do you need a dell ...
by KJT6660 / January 23, 2007 12:26 PM PST
In reply to: Dell XPS M1710

why give your money to dell or alienware when there are just as good gaming machines, for half the price but the company does not have as good of advertisement. As far as Alien ware, I would stay far away from that company. Although they are hooked onto Dell, they are much worse. I think it is because they kept the prices when Dell purchased them but started putting in Dells mostly lesser quality components. Tons of complaints with alienware all day everyday.

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alienware
by m.nandini / January 14, 2007 7:03 AM PST
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Ill probably get flamed for telling you that alienware would be worth a look, but im going to do it anyways.

The Aurora m9700 (17" screen) will definitely run some games for 3600$. for that price you can get a AMD Turion 2.4 ghz processor, 2 gb of RAM, a 100 GB 7200 rpm Hard Drive, and dual 512 mb NVIDIA GE-force 7900 SLI graphics cards. With this configuration or something close to it, you will be able to run many of the highest end games for sure. And with the above mentioned specs ur looking at $3539 without shipping.

And all of this will round out at about 9 or so lbs without the charger. heavy, but not too heavy. Everyone can complain about how heavy these gaming laptops are, saying that they arent portable. but really, would you rather carry 12 or so lbs worth of a laptop, or carry much more than that worth of a full desktop system?

hope this helps

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Rock comp's
by Gali4Sure / January 15, 2007 12:39 AM PST
In reply to: alienware

Hi

Thanks for the great response.

I was thinking the other day.. and do some of you have any advice on Rock computers? :www.rockdirect.com

Let me know!:P

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Do you gamble?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 15, 2007 12:59 AM PST
In reply to: Rock comp's

Any new name or no name is a gamble. I'd want to visit their factory and repair facility before purchase.

Bob

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rockdirect
by JackTheCrow / January 15, 2007 5:56 AM PST
In reply to: Rock comp's

rockdirect computers are no gamble. They offer re branded Sager/Clevo laptop configurations; which are known to be arguably the best gaming laptops (or laptop builds in general) anyone can buy. Alienware (who utilizes some clevo configurations) and dell may take up all the hype and pub, but for those who have some experiences with hardcore mobility gaming, sager and clevo laptops are often at the top of the list of best gaming laptops. Their build is solid and stylish, without the tacky glowing led logos and lights, which some may or may not prefer.

for more information about clevo/sager builds see Notebookreview.com's clevo guide: http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=91510

In addition, here's a review on the sager 5760, one of the best gaming machines on the market today: http://www.notebookforums.com/thread155215.html

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laptop for gamers
by CarlosRamirez50 / January 23, 2007 8:02 AM PST
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$3600 thats alot. I'm just gonna go to avadirect.com and customize it.
If not, buy ASUS A8JS (Nvidia vidcard) or ASUS G1 (Nvidia vidcard) or ASUS G2P (ATI vidcard) under $2000 from newegg. Those machines are the best for hardcore gamers.
You can spend the rest of $1600 for accessories and something else. Silly

If I were you, I dont buy Alienware nor Voodoo. It's overpriced.

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asus g series...
by JackTheCrow / January 23, 2007 10:30 AM PST
In reply to: laptop for gamers

The asus g series notebooks are geared towards gamers but are by far the not the best for "hard core" gamers. They are solidly built, but have underpowered graphic cards for those who want to run hardware extensive games at 35+ frame rates and high settings.

The Asus g1 does sport the best video card for a 15.4" screen laptop, but as reviews dictate, it cannot compare to gaming laptops with 17" screens and larger. The Asus G2, which is a 17" screen notebook, has a horribly underpowered videocard -- since the ati x1700 which will not hold a candle to the higher end nvidia 79xx and ati 18xx/19xx grade mobile gpu's.

like i said before...If you're a hard core gamer, and if you do your research, get a Sager 5760 series notebook with a nvidia 7950 gtx.

or wait 'till santa rosa and dx10.

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