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is this a good gaming laptop

by jake2000bc / August 23, 2013 6:19 PM PDT

Hi all , wanted to get my first real gaming laptop and wanted to know your thoughts , thanks
TOSHIBA QOSMIO X500 18.4" HD Quad Core i7 Bluray/RW 8G 1T...

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There are no good models.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 24, 2013 6:44 AM PDT

Remember we are still talking compromises, higher costs for machine and repairs than the desktops so your "real gamers" rarely limit themselves to the laptops.

It's a nice model, will play current games but has all the baggage and limits of the laptop format.

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by jake2000bc / August 24, 2013 5:18 PM PDT

Thanks for your time and reply Bob , only new to this and need and want a laptop, as long as it will play todays games , any more input from anyone would be helpful,

TOSHIBA QOSMIO X500 18.4" HD Quad Core i7 Bluray/RW 8G 1TB GTS250M/2G BT Win7

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That's no laptop.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 25, 2013 7:18 AM PDT
In reply to: thanks

That's a desktop replacement. You do see students try to get those for college. The disaster usually occurs in year 2 or 3. Be sure this is not for a college student.

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I have an earlier model
by itsdigger / August 25, 2013 7:37 AM PDT

of this and have to say that it's a fantastic machine But, As Bob said ,This is not a laptop, it's a desktop replacement. It's Huge! You're Not gonna want to lug this thing around all day at school. It'll play any game you want no sweat but understand this->->This Thing Generates A Lot Of Heat While Gaming<-<- and you can expect to take it apart in 2-3 years like I had to for repairs due to that heat. If it's going to stay home on a desk I'd suggest a desktop for gaming.

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More info
by junky77 / August 26, 2013 6:52 PM PDT

games you want to play?
preferred screen size?
Where are you buying it?

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by jake2000bc / August 27, 2013 11:24 AM PDT
In reply to: More info

Can anyone recommend a good gaming laptop but not to dear , my dad found the Toshiba one , i asked him for a gaming laptop for my birthday and we found those , like them because large screen and hoping they would play todays games eg. battlefeild 3, boarderlands, black ops 2 , shooter games mainly, i've always had xbox 360 but wanted to go pc , i want a laptop as its moblie and i can take it to friends and also when dad works and i spend weekends with nan, these laptops range from $800 second hand to $1500 new on ebay,but dont think dad will be paying 1500 big ones , thanks heaps for your replys

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So why not one from the CNET review at 999 or close?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 27, 2013 11:36 AM PDT
In reply to: ideas

Right there when you wanted to travel I want to warn you away from 17 inch units. These do not last long for traveling. Stick with the usual 15 inch and ignore the 1080 pundits and you'll get a good performer.

Here's one from the CNET review that has been updated to Haswell.

It's in and out of stock for a reason.

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todays games
by jake2000bc / August 28, 2013 6:08 PM PDT

thanks again bob , learning learning so much i'm not sure of , so this laptop you have suggested will run todays games no problem, eg shooter games

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Run, yes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 28, 2013 11:35 PM PDT
In reply to: todays games

But your die hard gamers and pundits push us back to desktops and much higher end GPUs. If we ignore them, yes the games run.

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