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#1 JD

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Posted November 30, 2009 - 11:35 PM

So I've told everyone for my bday and Christmas, I want $$$, because I'm in the market for a gaming laptop. It doesn't have to be hardcore, I primarily just want to play WoW at 40-60 fps. What this will require is a something like a NVIDIA or ATI chip, with dedicated (probably a minimum of 512MB, though I think I can get 1024 in this price range) video memory.

I figure I'll have around $800-900 buck to spend.

I've checked out Dell and HP and building a system on there, I was able to build and come in just over $800. Personally, I don't really care if its Intel or AMD for the main processor. My thinking, is if I can get that price from them.... there's probably better deals out there.

So any tips on where to buy and maybe get a steal? Perhaps a particular laptop you have in mind? But.. its gotta be a laptop. I'd just build my own desktop, if I wanted to go that route... but I want portability.

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Posted December 01, 2009 - 08:13 AM

how bout this?

http://cgi.ebay.com/...em=270488721462

my friend bought one of those from him, and its shipping on friday. he asked the guy to put windows 7 on it. not sure if its legit since its ebay though.. :unsure:

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Posted December 01, 2009 - 04:36 PM

Alienware. Get a used one.

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#4 Dr.PhilUpOnU

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Posted December 01, 2009 - 04:55 PM

Alienware.


heavy/bulky as hell but it packs a punch!

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Posted December 01, 2009 - 06:43 PM

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16834115675

Read the reviews people say it runs WOW wonderfully and it can handle Cod4 and Cod5.
And it has 1024MB video memory

And its way cheaper than an Alienware

Edited by Spooky, December 01, 2009 - 06:48 PM.


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Posted December 02, 2009 - 12:31 AM

Alienware is you friend. But I wouldn't be so sure about the price limit.
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Posted December 02, 2009 - 12:45 PM

Yeah, I've been looking at the Acers (thanks for the link, Spooky). I'm also, really impressed with some of the ASUS laptops I've seen. Unfortunately, they're slightly above what I wanted to spend. If I can squeeze a couple hundred more out of this holiday season, I'm going with this...

ASUS G60VX-RBBX05 (one of the best laptop gaming video cards on the market)

Or this...

ASUS F50Sf-A1

Otherwise, I probably go with something like that Acer.

Alienware are awesome.... but WAY out of the price range.

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Posted December 03, 2009 - 01:10 AM

Yeah, I've been looking at the Acers (thanks for the link, Spooky). I'm also, really impressed with some of the ASUS laptops I've seen. Unfortunately, they're slightly above what I wanted to spend. If I can squeeze a couple hundred more out of this holiday season, I'm going with this...

ASUS G60VX-RBBX05 (one of the best laptop gaming video cards on the market)

Or this...

ASUS F50Sf-A1

Otherwise, I probably go with something like that Acer.

Alienware are awesome.... but WAY out of the price range.


I'd pick the first one.
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Posted December 09, 2009 - 11:46 AM

I'd pick the first one.


I'd take the first one to. But, I think I'll probably be $200-300 short, for something like that.

Still looking around. Found a few more, with similar features... and a Toshiba that is damn close to that ASUS, for $749. I can make up, $50-100 probably... but not $200-300.

Toshiba A505 S6986

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Posted December 19, 2009 - 06:16 PM

I'd take the first one to. But, I think I'll probably be $200-300 short, for something like that.

Still looking around. Found a few more, with similar features... and a Toshiba that is damn close to that ASUS, for $749. I can make up, $50-100 probably... but not $200-300.

Toshiba A505 S6986


This is the one I ended up getting. Picked it up today, on the last day of the sale. Got one of the last 2 they had in stock. Absolute steal for $680.

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