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Customize Me a Lap Top

by MWells911 / February 2, 2014 12:14 AM PST

I dont do heavy gaming. But I want a lap top for now.
World of Warcraft is the most extreme game I play.
I want:
17''
Be able to play WoW or similar games at medium settings.
6-8GB Ram.
Small SSD for operating system only (fast booting and such)
I have a 1TB external HD, so a massive HD for storage on computer isn't needed. Maybe 320-500G (For games).
Looks isn't a big deal. Solid black is fine.

I use WiFi. So a good card for that.

I hear windows 7 is best, but see its hard to find it these days ...

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I hear CLASSIC SHELL is nice too.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 2, 2014 12:20 AM PST
In reply to: Customize Me a Lap Top

After living with Windows 8 at the office for months now with Classic Shell I can write that those that want to stick with 7 are going to pay more for the privilege. This is great news for the industry as they need ways to pick the consumer pockets.

There are too many gaming laptops that fit your specs. Alienware, Toshiba's Qosmio, and http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-3121_7-57578886-220/the-best-windows-8-gaming-laptops/ albeit dated now gives you leads to models that were updated recently.
Bob

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What is your price range?
by orlbuckeye / February 27, 2014 11:05 PM PST
In reply to: Customize Me a Lap Top

Alienware is top of the line: the lower model is 1499 but i would get the 1080p which is 150 more 1649.

http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-17/pd.aspx?&ST=alienware%2017&dgc=ST&cid=246125&lid=4243667&acd=123098073120560#overrides=dkcwj01s:760~17FN3D

Asus: Best Buy but you can find other configurations at Newegg

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/17-3-laptop-8gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive/8937112.p?id=1218954923465&skuId=8937112&st=pcmcat287600050003_categoryid$abcat0502000&cp=1&lp=4

MSI and others at Newegg

http://www.newegg.com/Gaming-Notebooks/Category/ID-363

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