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Help with gaming laptop purchase.

So I'm stuck in something of a rut at the moment. I'm nearing the end of my second year of college, major is computer programming. I wanted to invest in a laptop that would be able to sustain itself for when I get further into my degree, however I also want it to be able to play higher end games with some sort of ease. At the moment I'm stuck between buying either an Alienware 14 or an HP envy 15 (limited edition model, though that is not the reason this one is in the running).

http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-14/pd.aspx
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834257828

Posted are links for both laptops. Not sure if the Alienware is worth the almost $300 extra investment. Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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  1. I suggest you get an Asus - ROG "republic of gaming"
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    i would recoment this http://web.eurocom.com/ec/ec_model_config1(1,244,0)x simlar specs to the alienware for the price of the dell or for the price of hte allineware http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/Battalion-101-W355STQ-Gaming-Laptop (ps alienware is owned by dell
  3. mr91 said:
    I suggest you get an Asus - ROG "republic of gaming"


    I have thought about an Asus ROG as well, however I should also note that I have a max budget of $1170, which makes it a little more difficult to pick. I have a custom gaming desktop, however I need something mobile that has just enough bang for buck. The HP Envy 15 listed has a 2.4GHz CPU with 2GB of dedicated Nvidia graphics, which is why I thought that could be a good candidate. However it comes with windows 8.1. Only downfall.
  4. that why i recomend the ones i linked to they have better coments for less cost
  5. legokill101 said:
    that why i recomend the ones i linked to they have better coments for less cost


    Amazing specs and amazing deals from the site, definitely going to purchase this one. Many thanks!
  6. which one?
  7. legokill101 said:
    which one?


    Battalion 101 CX-8 15.6" Full HD 1920x1080 LED-Backlit Display Laptop w/ HDMI Port, USB 3.0 - Black / Blue 2-tone
    Intel® Core™ i7-4800MQ Mobile Processor (4x 2.7GHz/6MB L3 Cache)
    8GB [8GB x 1] 1600MHz DDR3 SO-DIMM Laptop Memory - Corsair or Major Brand
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2GB GDDR3 Video w/ NVIDIA Optimus [CX-8]
  8. You can get a Asus with a 660m and possibly a 760m for your price range - gaming laptops need to be durable and cool and quiet like ROG Machines.

    If you get a hot machine that breaks every six months you will regret it.
  9. i would get the one with the 760m its worth the extra pirce
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