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Looking for gaming laptop that doesn't have a huge monitor

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April 2, 2013 8:42:37 AM

I guess the basic requirements are a strong video card and lots of memory.

I'll be hooking a monitor to it so a small display without any additional bells or whistles added to it would be fine.

I checked out alienware but wow they are priced high.

Anyone have a suggestion that is around $1500?

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a b D Laptop
a b 4 Gaming
a c 361 U Graphics card
a c 92 C Monitor
April 2, 2013 9:03:34 AM

I cannot recommend any laptop for gaming.

1) Upgrade paths are limited to (maybe) the hard drive, system memory, and the optical drive.
2) Often, you are limited to the graphic card drivers made available by the laptop manufacturer. Those drivers are rarely updated (if ever).

If you need a laptop for portability, purchase one without gaming in mind.
If you need a gaming system, purchase/build a gaming desktop system.
If you need both, I'd recommend you go $450 - $600 on a decent laptop workstation and $900 - $1050 on a gaming desktop.

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April 2, 2013 9:08:55 AM

Wolfshadw said:
I cannot recommend any laptop for gaming.

1) Upgrade paths are limited to (maybe) the hard drive, system memory, and the optical drive.
2) Often, you are limited to the graphic card drivers made available by the laptop manufacturer. Those drivers are rarely updated (if ever).

If you need a laptop for portability, purchase one without gaming in mind.
If you need a gaming system, purchase/build a gaming desktop system.
If you need both, I'd recommend you go $450 - $600 on a decent laptop workstation and $900 - $1050 on a gaming desktop.

-Wolf sends


I understand where you are coming from but my needs are for a portable gaming solution.
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a b D Laptop
a b 4 Gaming
a c 361 U Graphics card
a c 92 C Monitor
April 2, 2013 9:38:20 AM

You're not going to find a gaming class laptop with a small monitor. The idea behind having a high-end graphics card is so that it can support a high-end display. If you need portability, get a mini-tower case or lan box with a handle. Something like a Thermaltake LanBox.

However, given your need, I'd look at one of these five with GTX 670m cards.

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