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Which of these laptops is the best value for gaming?

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January 25, 2012 4:39:02 AM

I'm currently about to pick up one of these four laptops and I need help deciding which one has the best performance to cost ratio. First off, please don't annoy me about "gaming laptops" being an oxymoron. I'm about to move to South Korea and I require the mobility but still want to game on the side. The main games I will be playing are Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, and Skyrim. I would definitely like to run my games on Ultra settings but a small step down would be fine for a huge cost decrease. Which of these 4 laptops is the best deal for me?

#1) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

#2) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

#3) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

#4) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any input is appreciated, including performance, personal reviews, durability, quality, etc. For the record, the top of the line one would be my first choice if the extra couple hundred dollars would be worth the difference in performance. Thanks!

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January 25, 2012 5:07:12 AM

Most important factor for gaming is the GPU. I'd recomend the toshiba Qosmio you linked. It's currently cheaper than the MSI and has a better GPU (560m vs 555m). I wouldn't even consider the 540m while shopping.

560M - http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=GeForce+G...
555M - http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=GeForce+G...
540M - http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=GeForce+G...
The big list - http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

EDIT: As for quality between MSI and Toshiba I would lean again towards toshiba. They have been gaining market share in the laptop category and I personally like their laptops. I own a portege and love the build quality. MSI I'm more familiar with being a more budget friendly Motherboard manufacture. The 6GB will be more then enough RAM for gaming. And again for the price the toshiba seems to be the better deal compared to the MSI. Good luck mate and have fun doing whatever your doing in Korea!

NOTE: You'll probably need an outlet adapter for the outlets in South Korea - http://www.adaptelec.com/index.php?main_page=document_g...
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