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Life just dealt me a £1800 ($2789.28) budget present , help !

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July 10, 2012 9:51:35 PM

I have two to three days to spend £1800 ($2789.28) on laptop , before you tell me I am better off building desktop for half the price I can only spend this money on Laptop and I have a deadline until the end of the week.
Now I had in mind Macbook pro or Alienware , keep in mind I am based in UK and I am not going to travel a lot in the foreseeable future.

I am fine with using either OS , I am a gaming enthusiast and get kick out of running new tittles once in a while and dabbling in MMO's. I also work on adobe and photoshop. This will be my main computer for 2012-Q1 2014.

Please suggest good choices as specific as possible , all help much appreciated ! :bounce: 
July 10, 2012 10:06:54 PM

Not to many of us mess with laptops for gaming although a few do hopefully they will be able to help you good luck! :) 
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July 10, 2012 10:10:40 PM

Alienware M18x
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July 10, 2012 10:27:05 PM

if you have the money, the top of the line laptop would be a dual gpu laptop(like redeemer said, alienware m18x) with 2 GTX 680m(the 680m is quite powerful, stronger than the gtx 570 desktop, a tiny bit less than the gtx 580 desktop for a single 680m)
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July 10, 2012 10:46:35 PM

redeemer said:
Alienware M18x

I would agree if there was another 200+ in the budget but the only real reason for that monstrocity is the SLI/XFire graphics capability and the multiple hard drives, by the time that is included, the budget's been blown.

I would suggest an MSI GT60, customized to the hilt should still be within budget. Larger screen could easily be an external monitor (or TV) if needed.
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July 12, 2012 11:10:23 AM

Thanks for all the replies so far, in regards to the m18x if I were to bump budget up by 200-300 in theory I could delay getting new desktop for two or more years while still enjoying smooth gaming experience ?
Reading some reviews of m18x people getting defective laptops from Dell ( here in UK) nightmare to get sorted out over two months , also the m18x screen seems to be sub par.

@C12Friedman the msi looks promising on first glance though I do not know much about them .

Anyone has personal experience gaming mac book pro ?
If you have any more suggestion or advice please do tell , thanks !

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