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October 2, 2007 6:22:06 PM

hey sorry 2 post this is wrong section but i need help from u ppl.

i need a gud decent gaming laptop in around 1750$

the ones i figured out are
ASUS G1S-A1 Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 (2.20GHz) 15.4" Wide SXGA+ (1680 x 1050) 2GB DDR2 160GB DVD Super Multi w / Light Scribe NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT DirectX 10 Support Bluetooth Wireless 802.11 A / G / N, G1 Gaming Notebook w / Windows Vista Home Premium - Retail

$1,699.00
after rebates: $1,619.00

ASUS G2S-A4 Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 (2.20GHz) 17" WXGA+ (1440x900) 2GB DDR2 160GB DVD Super Multi w / Light Scribe NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT DirectX 10 Support Bluetooth Wireless 802.11 A / G / N, G2 Gaming Notebook w / Windows Vista Home Premium - Retail

$1,699.00



any other options ?? plz help i need it fast

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a b 4 Gaming
October 2, 2007 6:49:15 PM

G2S has bigger screen
October 2, 2007 7:16:20 PM

You could check out Killer Notebooks... I forget if the site is .net or .com or whatever but I know the guy that runs the site puts out a quality product and garauntees his work.

That's what I'd recommend for 'other options'.

Based on the two there... I'd go with the top one for its higher resolution... but that's just me.
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October 2, 2007 8:18:55 PM

However that 8600M GT won't be adequate for gaming at either 1440x900 or 1680x1050 for that matter, but the 8600M GT actually performs EVEN WORSE (As hard to believe as you may find it to be) than the desktop 8600GT. You could only play current titles at 800x600 or 1024x768 lowering settings and that's tuning down a few settings here and there.
October 3, 2007 5:10:59 PM

en which laptop u wud prefer ??
a b 4 Gaming
October 3, 2007 5:21:03 PM

If u want to travel alot with your laptop , go for G1 , if not , then go for G2
October 3, 2007 6:18:06 PM

Mtech makes a notebook with an 8700M GT or a GO 7950 GTX (best mobile video card available) that starts around $1650, I would look at them. http://www.discountpcsales.com/cgi-bin/shopper.cgi?prea...

they also make a laptop that uses desktop c2d processors, these start at around $2K
http://www.discountpcsales.com/cgi-bin/shopper.cgi?prea...

Ava direct has some decent deals on notebooks.
There is an AMD system with an HD2600 (not sure how it will hold up to gaming) TL-60 and the works for around 1500$
http://www.avadirect.com/product_details_configurator.a...

Intel solutions:
E6600 with 8600M GT and decently configured for 1650$
http://www.avadirect.com/product_details_configurator.a...

Same system as above but with a T7500 for 1600$
http://www.avadirect.com/product_details_configurator.a...

The big rig with a GO 7950 GTX for $2100+
http://www.avadirect.com/product_details_configurator.a...

All of the above systems can be customized. To get the prices I did I used 2GB RAM, 160GB HD (5400RPM),wireless a/b/n (when available), bluetooth (also when available), and Vista Home Premium, both Mtech and AVA direct default to no OS installed on their initial configs. I have not personally purchased a computer from either Mtech or AVA direct, so I don't know how their service ect will be.

October 4, 2007 1:18:14 PM

oki u want me 2 go in for 7950gtx rather dan 8600m gt ?? dats ur main point nah ??

which Gc is better
7950gtx or 8600m GT ....... ??
October 4, 2007 1:20:10 PM

n i dont want a pro gamer notebook .. its just dat it cud play latest games wid some quality otherwise i hav mah Pc dats has 8800 in dem .
October 4, 2007 3:18:35 PM

your grammar hurts me...jesus

Anyways, as said earlier...8600M GT will *not* play any games at more than 800x600...and it will be sad at that res.

7950gtx destroys the 8600...its not hard to do the math :pfff: 
a b 4 Gaming
October 4, 2007 3:27:24 PM

7950GTX is the fastest Geforce mobile GPU
a b 4 Gaming
October 4, 2007 3:27:27 PM

7950GTX is the fastest Geforce mobile GPU
October 4, 2007 3:51:59 PM

Try customizing an hp dv9500t at their website.

from my personal experience, I seriously wouldn't advice a gaming laptop. I'd rather spend the money on a desktop coz i will get better specs with that kind of money. Also keep in mind the weight of a powerful laptop (if 17") and short battery life.

but if u really need a gaming laptop for whatever reason, try to get the 15.4". Ur shoulder will thank me later :) 
October 4, 2007 6:02:44 PM

I also think 7950gtx is your best bet in a laptop, although I still think it wouldn't hurt to look at KillerNotebooks, if I buy another laptop someday it'll probably be from them.
October 4, 2007 7:49:15 PM

If you want to get a laptop thats light on gaming I would recommend the Dell Vostro 1500. For less than a $1000 you can get a T7100 (1.8 GHz) with 2GB RAM, 120G HDD, 8600GT, DVD/CD RW, B/G/N wireless and Bluetooth. Saves you $700 that you can put towards a desktop gaming rig (that can really game).

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=us...

This is from Dell small business, so it probably wont be a flashy computer, but its cheaper and more reliable than if you got it from their home section. ($1400 for an equivalent Inspiron) It's also a 15.4 inch display so it will be smaller, lighter and have better battery life than a 17 inch monster.
October 5, 2007 8:29:15 AM

Maziar said:
7950GTX is the fastest Geforce mobile GPU


sorry man 4 mah english , i wrote 2 many short forms as i ws in hurry .....
oki i wud be going in for 7950gtx rather dan 8600m GT .
thanx for the suggestion. And which all notebooks have 7950 gtx in dem ?? i think HP gives it .
October 5, 2007 8:31:28 AM

pous said:
I also think 7950gtx is your best bet in a laptop, although I still think it wouldn't hurt to look at KillerNotebooks, if I buy another laptop someday it'll probably be from them.



man killer notebooks r expensive ....... acc to dere configuration i guess. wat do u ppl say ?
a b 4 Gaming
October 5, 2007 10:19:44 AM

notebooks with 7950GTX :

SAGER NP9261 (AKA CLEVO D900C/D910C)
SAGER NP5790 (AKA CLEVO M57RU)
ALIENWARE M9750
DELL XPS M1710
KILLER NOTEBOOK EXECUTIONER
KILLER NOTEBOOK ODACHI
October 5, 2007 10:51:58 AM

Killer Notebooks are expensive, so it would depend on your budget. I'm a firm believer though that you get what you pay for with things like laptops.
October 5, 2007 10:58:45 AM

If you want my 2 cents, the only advice I have is get something with the best video and largest video RAM you can afford.

You want be able to upgrade most laptops later.
What ever laptop you get now, your stuck with for the life of the laptop.
(of cause you can upgrade hardrive and system RAM) but your screwed on upgrading video.

P.S. if it's for gaming, get rid of Windows Vista !!!
October 5, 2007 2:28:57 PM

thanx 4 de replies .......... i wil look onto de options given 2 me by Maziar .
thanks dude . i wil shoot back soon after looking on dem for more help
a b 4 Gaming
October 5, 2007 2:38:50 PM

Good luck
October 5, 2007 2:49:59 PM

man all those notebooks are way way way above de budget , i increased de budget to 2000$ but stil no gud
a b 4 Gaming
October 5, 2007 3:16:17 PM

you are wrong ,
SAGER NP5790 starts from $1600 ,

http://www.xoticpc.com/product_info.php/cPath/51_150/pr...

configure it to something like this and it will be $2000:

INTEL T7500 @ 2.2
NVIDIA GEFORCE 7950GTX
4096MB DDR2 RAM
160GB HDD

It will be $2038 , u can downgrade the CPU to T7250 and it will be $1958




October 5, 2007 3:24:39 PM

oki thanx man , u r gr8 .

ok wat abt ATi Gc ?? any gud ones out dere 4 a lappy ??
ATi are cheap .
October 5, 2007 3:31:57 PM

man i loved de laptop u made for me .......... its costs me arnd 2062$

Actually i am from india , so dis pc costs me around 80000 Rs . but if dis config u make in india it wud go above 1 lakh. so i am saving alot .

one more thing Maziar , in dat laptop which speakers r gud , i changed dem to logitech 2.1 wid subwoofer costing 49$ .
October 5, 2007 3:54:54 PM

Seriously dude, dump Windows Vista and the 4GB of RAM.

Vista is a worthless piece of C**P, unless you get the Ultimate editon and use Aero 3D, and even then Vista still sucks.
And gaming performance takes a huge hit, and don't expect to play any DirectX 10 games on a laptop.

Stick to XP Pro, and 2GB of RAM.

And you'll never get serious sound out of a laptop either, so forget that idea.
Put your money into the BEST video card and CPU that you can afford.
Then compromise between screen upgrades and hard drives (get a 7200rpm option)
October 5, 2007 4:24:40 PM

oki .......... thanx for de info . i am going for 7950gtx 512mb . 2 gb ram , 160gb hdd , t7200 2.2 4mb cache , i hope dis can handle gaming 2 some level .
a b 4 Gaming
October 5, 2007 4:44:58 PM

If u have the money , definitely get 4GB ram
also about ATI cards, well the best MOBILITY ATI card is X1900 , which isnt used anymore in laptops , and it performs worse than 7950GTX
October 6, 2007 3:57:49 PM

man last one question ......... 8700 gt performs bad ?? i mean less dan 7950gtx
October 6, 2007 6:41:52 PM

one more question .............. wat abt sli 8600gt ??

Frankly saying i never come across SAGER comapny's name .
is it worth buying brand ??
October 6, 2007 6:46:14 PM


Can a laptop even do SLi ... ????????????
a b 4 Gaming
October 6, 2007 6:59:40 PM

trojan_virus said:
one more question .............. wat abt sli 8600gt ??

Frankly saying i never come across SAGER comapny's name .
is it worth buying brand ??


dont even think of SLI 8600GT , because a single 7950GXT beats it , also SAGER is a good company , it has very good laptops with good price range(compared to ALIENWARE and DELL ) ,there are tons of pepole who are happy with their SAGER :

http://forum.notebookreview.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1017

Clevo is perhaps not widely known, but their products are re-branded and sold by many known boutique brands such as Sager, VoodooPC, Falcon Northwest, Eurocom and others
October 8, 2007 1:08:01 PM

Asus C90 Customizable Notebook ?? i came across dis 2day . hws dis machine ??

October 8, 2007 6:24:35 PM

[1] Area-51® m9750

Video/Graphics Card: 512MB NVidia® GeForce™ Go 7950 GTX
Chassis: 17" WideXGA+ 1440 x 900 LCD - Stealth Black
Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T7200 2.0GHz 4MB Cache 667MHz FSB
Memory: 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SO-DIMM at 667MHz - 2 x 1024MB
Operating System (Office software not included): Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium
Notebook Tuners and Remotes: Without Media Center Remote Control or TV Tuner
System Drive: Single Drive Configuration - 120GB Serial ATA 1.5Gb/s 5,400 RPM w/ 8MB Cache
Optical Drives : 8x Dual Layer CD-RW/DVD±RW Burner
Wireless Network Card: Internal Intel® PRO Wireless 3945 a/b/g Mini-Card
Sound Card : High-Definition Audio with surround sound
Warranty: 1-Year AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support w/ Onsite Service
Monitor: No Monitor
Alienware Extras: Alienware® Mesh Cap
Alienware Extras: Alienware® Mousepad
Alienware Extras: Alienware® Mobile Binder
Alienware Extras: Owner Identification Card
Avatar: Alienhead 3D
Window Style: Blue Window Style
Mouse Pointers: Standard Mouse Pointers
Wallpaper: Alienhead Glow (Widescreen)
Wallpaper: Alien Cyborg (Widescreen)
Wallpaper: Predator 2 (Widescreen)
Power Plan: Standard Power Plan
Automatic Updates: Automatic Updates On
Sidebar Gadgets: CPU Meter
Sidebar Gadgets: Weather Forecast (default location)
Time Zones: (GMT - 5.00) Indiana (East)

2149$

i wil buy dis over Sager as i dont trust SAger dat much. Even luks ugly 2 me
a b 4 Gaming
October 8, 2007 7:55:22 PM

About ASUS C90S , well they say u can put a new card instead of its 8600GT, but i still dont know for sure

That alienware is a very good laptop , but for that price , go for that sager i configured for you ,its better and its cheaper
a b 4 Gaming
October 9, 2007 2:09:34 PM

let me put u straight :

7950GTX > 7900GTX(which is actually an OC'd 7950GTX card ) > 8700GT > 8600GT
October 10, 2007 2:12:59 PM

That Toshiba is a really nice laptop for $1500, but it come with vista which means the meager 1GB of ram it comes with need to go to 2GB, which will cost you $70 shipped from newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...(2+x+1GB)
or $80 for an extra GB stick from Toshiba (if you get an extra stick from Toshiba call and ask them if there are two DIMMS or one in it default).

I am not sure how much better the 7950 GTX is vs the 7900GTX, but its better, the tomshardware best graphics cards for the money other section has the 7950GTX rated one section higher then the 7900GTX,
http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/10/01/the_best_gaming_...
October 10, 2007 2:52:31 PM

so shud i save money n go in for 7900gtx ?? wid 4 gigs of ram ??
a b 4 Gaming
October 10, 2007 3:55:45 PM

trojan_virus said:
so shud i save money n go in for 7900gtx ?? wid 4 gigs of ram ??


yes,but 7900gtx are rare
October 10, 2007 5:57:56 PM

toshiba giivng it ............
a b 4 Gaming
October 11, 2007 7:27:09 AM

if toshiba has 7900gtx , then go for it
February 2, 2008 8:02:59 PM

trojan_virus said:
pretty decent lappie but 7950gtx is must for me ......... wat abt 8600 vs 7900gtx ??


we've already told you repetitively that the 7900/7950 rapes the 8600 multiple times..
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