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Student/Gamer looking for suggestions

by Jadin101 / July 11, 2005 9:02 AM PDT

Well, my desktop is 5 years old, on hard drive #2, and has started the corruption dance. It's time for a new one!

Well, I'm a Masters Student (Chemistry), a novice gamer, and I dable in photoshop, and I'm looking for some suggestions for laptops.

What's important:
- Graphics
- Price (should be less than $2000 US/$2500)
- Available in Canada
- Battery life (should be reasonable)

What's not important:
- Weight (to a degree)
- Hard Drive space, since I plan to put up a fileserver at home.

Anyone have any suggestions for me to look at? I was looking at a model of the Compaq nx6125 that has something like 1024MBX1 DDR, but I'm open to any suggestions.

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for a gamin way with dat price
by nerdyboy1234 / July 11, 2005 3:25 PM PDT

if u are a gamer...get a good desktop....then buy a really cheap laptop for college

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or get a desktop in a notebook
by philip32 / July 12, 2005 1:26 PM PDT

buy the desktop and the cheap notebook or pay the same price for a great notebook.if you like gaming go to many places that offer wifi.why trap yourself in your home hahahahaha.nrdyboy1234 take a look at the toshiba Qosmio g25 and you will understand were im coming from.ive been were your at

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the new gamers notebook of choice
by philip32 / July 12, 2005 6:41 AM PDT

dell xps2 or the toshiba Qosmio G25
ive owned both.I sold the dell xps2.get the hint
the cnet review on the toshiba Qosmio G25 will lay out the specs for you as well as customer reviews.there is one pretty mad xps2 user review hahahaha he is pretty lost as you will of the customer reviewers explains to him what a diffrence a 120 gb(60gb+60b) serial ata hard disk drive make as fare as speed. once you see the toshiba,s screen playing doom3 hmmmmmmmm lets put it this way.perfectionnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.Im loving it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!The price is 500 bucs above your well hold on your in Canada.your looking at 300.00 above your cap.well wourth with NO REGRETS.good luck with your choice

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Asus, perhaps
by theding0 / July 12, 2005 10:40 AM PDT

You can get a decent Asus gaming laptop built for about $1500-1600

The Z71V is the base, I think.

Its not a hardcore gaming laptop, but it should be able to handle the average gamer fiarly well.

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by saurabhs / July 13, 2005 12:56 PM PDT

look at the zd8000

it has great graphics for gaming and a good processor

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(NT) (NT) Dell 9300 is better
by damasta55r / July 13, 2005 1:04 PM PDT
In reply to: zd8000
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by philip32 / July 14, 2005 11:21 AM PDT

I had both at the same time side by side and i must disagree.something about the 120gb(60gb+60b)serial ata hard disk drives in the toshiba Qosmio put more speed into the notebook and as fare as the screen.the 17inch diagonal WXGA+ultimate trubright display kicks the dell to the curve hahahaha only on top of dell .doom3 was the test game

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dell and toshiba
by philip32 / July 14, 2005 11:25 AM PDT

I had both at the same time side by side and i must disagree.something about the 120gb(60gb+60b)serial ata hard disk drives in the toshiba Qosmio put more speed into the notebook and as fare as the screen.the 17inch diagonal WXGA+ultimate trubright display kicks the dell to the curve this is only on top of dell this time .doom3 was the test game

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by damasta55r / July 14, 2005 1:20 PM PDT
In reply to: dell and toshiba

The hard drives are of course faster, as they're sata-150 and going at 5400rpm, while dells is ultradma and only spinning at 4200rpm. Gfx wise, the 6800go is better than the 6600g. As for the screen, its all a personal opinion. But the toshiba costs $3000+ with tax. While the dell is cheaper...

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personal option
by philip32 / July 15, 2005 12:32 AM PDT
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the screen makes the clear graphics that what we all want as fare as gaming.yes you pay more for the toshiba g25 and you get more.roger if you could put these 2 lapetops side by side and play doom3 for lets say 30 min you would see the diffrence as fare as speed and graphics and screen.the toshiba is way better then the dell.I owned both side by side and sold the is great ive owned one for years yet toshiba sits in my liveing room now.

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I got it, thanks
by Jadin101 / July 13, 2005 1:12 PM PDT

I ended up caving on a Toshiba M40-JM3...Because I managed to get it at over $300 off suggested retail.

Thanks for the help folks!

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