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March 25, 2014 4:12:32 AM

I'm going crossed eye looking at laptop configurations and could use some suggestions.
What hardware would you get for your dream machine and keep the price reasonable ($2-3000)

CPU
Video Card (SLI?)
Memory amount, speed, and brand
Boot SSD size (I assume 260mb)
Hard drive size (I assume 1tb)
which laptop manufacturer has the best cooling system?

I have been leaning toward 18" Alienware or a ASUS laptop, what do you think?

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March 25, 2014 5:06:30 AM

alienwere and asus are really good but also is msi
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... true desktop replacement
17.3 inch full hd matte
best single gpu 15% faster than 780m http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-880M.10...
best cpu 4core -eight thead
ssd+hdd
i dont prefer sli-crossfire configs(more power needed and always stutter issues)
all alienwere-asus- msi gaming laptops have good thermal design
an other from asus http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

also this msi is like the previous i've posted only with i7 4700 but with aftermarket thermal compound installed by msi
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IT4PZCC/ref=as_li_s...
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March 25, 2014 6:22:01 AM

inspector3500 said:
I'm going crossed eye looking at laptop configurations and could use some suggestions.
What hardware would you get for your dream machine and keep the price reasonable ($2-3000)

CPU
Video Card (SLI?)
Memory amount, speed, and brand
Boot SSD size (I assume 260mb)
Hard drive size (I assume 1tb)
which laptop manufacturer has the best cooling system?

I have been leaning toward 18" Alienware or a ASUS laptop, what do you think?




keep your self inclined toward Alienware 18, as it has Intel Core i7-4900MQ processor, and an speed of 2.8 GHz , that makes it rank at the first position in the list. Has a RAM of 32 GB.
But then if you are are want some thing that is within the price range of $2-3000, then go for Alienware 17 where the processor is same to that of the Alienware 18 but then the speed is 2.7 GHz and has a RAM of 16 GB.

Hope the advice will help you... :) 
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March 28, 2014 2:15:25 AM

Thanks for the suggestions. I think the MSI gaming laptop is in the running. I can spec out a Alienware at http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-18/pd.aspx and order it, not so with the MSI and ASUS laptops. I need to find a web site that will let me custom build out the laptop I want instead of a prebuilt...unless I can find one close to....

CPU
intel i7-4930MX through i7-4900MQ or one with a sale on i7-4940MX, otherwise the price difference is not worth the small performance increase.

GPU
GeForce GTX 880M or some family of the GeForce GTX 8xxM series

Windows 7 64 bit

Memory
16 GB DDR3L

Drives
120 or 240 GB SSD boot drive and a
1 TB 7200 rpm HDD

Any ideals on a web site to custom build MSI or ASUS???

The Alienware http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-18/pd?oc=dkcwx03s&id...;33~ACDAM1D;7004~A4403512
is close to my dream build...only $800 over my limit.
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March 28, 2014 12:57:56 PM

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Core-i7-4800MQ-Noteb... here you can check the performance difference of i7 laptop processors. the difference is minimal. a few Mz and 2mb cache. 3000$ is a lot money for a laptop. with about 2000$ and gtx880 you get practicaly the same performance. also 32gb ram is a waste of money. 16gb is still an overkill!
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