Looking for a nice laptop (gaming, school, ...)

Hey guys,

In about 3 days, I will start a next stage in my life, university :p

It involves loads of new stuff etc, and a also new laptop :D
The problem is that I have no experience on the laptop subject, and I have no idea which is a good choice for me to buy.

I'm not sure where I should put this question, I didn't find a specific sub-forum for this:


Budget: 1000-1500$, 1000-1300 euros

Use: Gaming (prefer a very good graphic card, memory etc), just surfing internet, and office stuff

As all laptops are capable to run office stuff I need for school, lets concentrate on the gaming part :p

I would like a powerfull laptop, but one that doesn't run too hot (would like it to be capable to run for like 12 houres or more without overheating)

So yea, what brands should I go for? or what types?

*I've read this while surfing on the internet:
There are 3 types of laptops: Netbooks (very small, to carry with you everywhere), mobile laptops (smaller screen and keyboard, prettty mobile) and desktop replacing laptops (less mobile, larger screens etc)
Well, I am looking for a desktop replacing one, since it's my first own computer, but I can't buy a desktop because I need it to be a bit portable also, so yea


* Well, I'm buying my laptop in Belgium or the Netherlands of needed
* I don't want a special screen size or something, as long as it has good performance, but a nice screen size is always welcome
* Long battery life not needed, but always welcome (same as screen size)
* Does a 10 key keyboard means with a numpad? Well same as the other 2 above, if there is an awsome laptop without num keyboard, or a stupid one with a num keyboard I would take the awsome one :D

Well, I could give you guys some belgian sites with laptops and stuff, but I don't know any good ones, so is it possible to just recommend me some types of laptops (like Acer cxxx, or Toshiba blabla) so I can look where to buy them in my country?
Like choose on of these: http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=32&name=Laptops-Notebooks and I'm pretty sure most are avaible in my country

My Price range in euros btw is 1000-1300 euros


Belgian sites (just googled):
http://www.laptopshop.be/keuzehulp/?pricerange=&sort=price&dir=a&option[1]=5905&ref=1381&gclid=CLGs_PWLgJ0CFYw_3god_Dcuag
http://www.vandenborre.be/WEB/NL/Laptop/Page78.vdb?Detail=LmqaOqqaQitbbe9nSC8k
http://www1.euro.dell.com/be/nl/thuis/Laptops/ct.aspx?refid=notebooks&s=dhs&cs=bedhs1&~ck=mn
http://www.kieskeurig.be/laptop
http://www.itware.be/producten/Notebook/notebooks
http://alatest.be/reviews/laptop-computers/c3-30/?lang=nl&limitstart=25

Thanks you guys!!
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  1. Anyone?

    Am I in the right sub-forum?
  2. First off, gaming laptops are a tough subject to fill. They are usually expensive and run warm, but don't overheat, unless you don't allow them to be well ventilated.

    Here's a few questions that we need to know some more details on:
    * Where are you buying the laptop from, US/UK/somewhere else?
    * Is there a screen size that your requiring?
    * Are you concerned too much about battery life? Gaming laptops are lucky to get ~1.5-2.5 hrs.
    * Do you require a 10 key on the keyboard or is a regular keyboard fine?

    Here's some to look at if your in the U.S.:
    ~$1300
    Asus - Laptop with Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor Model: G71GX-RX05

    ~$1400
    SAGER NP8662 (Clevo M860TU) Gaming Laptop

    ~$1000
    Gateway FX P-7805u

    Those are some that I'd look at there are many more to be had. You can google "Gaming Laptops" and do some research on what you want.
  3. Asus one is hard to beat in term of $ vs perf. i got the G50VT for 680$ .. not a beast but a 9800Mgs is better than 80% of other laptop videocard at least it run some new game at medium high .. the G71 is really nice ... it depend how big you want the screen, cause i know that the G51 can be found around the same price as the G71 upper, but it add a quad core inside ...
  4. lunyone said:
    First off, gaming laptops are a tough subject to fill. They are usually expensive and run warm, but don't overheat, unless you don't allow them to be well ventilated.

    Here's a few questions that we need to know some more details on:
    * Where are you buying the laptop from, US/UK/somewhere else?
    * Is there a screen size that your requiring?
    * Are you concerned too much about battery life? Gaming laptops are lucky to get ~1.5-2.5 hrs.
    * Do you require a 10 key on the keyboard or is a regular keyboard fine?

    Here's some to look at if your in the U.S.:
    ~$1300
    Asus - Laptop with Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor Model: G71GX-RX05

    ~$1400
    SAGER NP8662 (Clevo M860TU) Gaming Laptop

    ~$1000
    Gateway FX P-7805u

    Those are some that I'd look at there are many more to be had. You can google "Gaming Laptops" and do some research on what you want.


    * Well, I'm buying my laptop in Belgium or the Netherlands of needed
    * I don't want a special screen size or something, as long as it has good performance, but a nice screen size is always welcome
    * Long battery life not needed, but always welcome (same as screen size)
    * Does a 10 key keyboard means with a numpad? Well same as the other 2, if there is an awsome laptop without num keyboard, or a stupid one with a num keyboard I would take the awsome one :D

    Well, I could give you guys some belgian sites with laptops and stuff, but I don't know any good ones, so is it possible to just recommend me some types of laptops (like Acer cxxx, or Toshiba blabla) so I can look where to buy them in my country?
    Like choose on of these: http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=32&name=Laptops-Notebooks and I'm pretty sure most are avaible in my country

    My Price range in euros btw is 1000-1300 euros


    Belgian sites (just googled):
    http://www.laptopshop.be/keuzehulp/?pricerange=&sort=price&dir=a&option[1]=5905&ref=1381&gclid=CLGs_PWLgJ0CFYw_3god_Dcuag
    http://www.vandenborre.be/WEB/NL/Laptop/Page78.vdb?Detail=LmqaOqqaQitbbe9nSC8k
    http://www1.euro.dell.com/be/nl/thuis/Laptops/ct.aspx?refid=notebooks&s=dhs&cs=bedhs1&~ck=mn
    http://www.kieskeurig.be/laptop
    http://www.itware.be/producten/Notebook/notebooks
  5. Wow, the Asus looks very nice (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9366615&type=product&id=1218092150740)
    That would be my dream laptop! I'm gonna try to get it imported from America

    Only thing is I have a problem finding it in Belgium/The Netherlands
  6. msi gt725
  7. Quick rule, BUY THE EXTENDED WARRENTY!!!

    <-- I bough an alienware with a 1 year warrenty, screen got lines through it at 1 year and 1 day. Would cost as much as a new laptop to replace it, so now I must live with tons of ugly lines, blocking 1/2 the screen. :(
  8. ^Good point. This is once case where extended warranty helps.
  9. Any more options?

    Or does anyone knows a way to transport this one: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9366615&type=product&id=1218092150740

    To europe?
  10. obsidian86 said:
    msi gt725



    Damnit, can't find that one in Belgium/The Netherlands
  11. the gt 727?
  12. guess the asus w90 is out of budget
  13. obsidian86 said:
    guess the asus w90 is out of budget



    Lol yea, it's like 2200 euros

    Imma try to get the Asus Model: G71GX-RX05 | SKU: 9366615 in Belgium (contacted a laptop shop with quite a few asus models, maybe they can get it)

    My dad wont pay if I order it and let it come from America I think :S :p


    On Belgian sites I find some nice ones (HD, processor and RAM), but mostly the Video card sucks (Radeon 3650 etc)
    So I'm lookign for a 500-1000 euro laptop (I think I could get 320-500GB HD, 2.0-2.53 Ghz Duo intel processor, 4Gb ram DDR2 or 3 and a good video card), only I haven't seen one that has all of this...
  14. look for a vid card like a 9600gt or an ati 4670
  15. K,

    For example these 2 have similar specs, except the video card, so which of those is the best one?

    http://www.laptopshop.be/product/69361/acer-aspire-7738g-644g32mn-azerty.html
    http://www.laptopshop.be/product/76838/toshiba-satellite-l550-117-azerty.html

    Both are in my price range, the only question is if both are able to run for example GTA IV or CoD 5 without major lag
  16. the toshiba will manage medium settings the 4650 aint to bad
  17. Nice, I think imma get it :D

    Is the video card of that toshiba better or not than this one?:http://www.laptopshop.be/product/76848/toshiba-qosmio-g50-13j-azerty.html#specificaties

    (this is the one the shop keeper adviced me when I asked one below 1000 euros :p)

    but if the cheaper toshiba can run recent games good, I don't have to look any further :D
  18. Mm, that last one comes close to the toshiba, but it's qwerty :p (need azerty)

    And the first dell it ok (100 euro more) but only difference is ATI 4650 => 4670
    + it has 2Gb instead of 4 => 170 euro more to get the 2 gig more
  19. soek j azerty? http://www.laptopshop.be/product/76364/acer-aspire-8930g-664g32mn-azerty.html

    hey its a dell lol im using the m1530 right now
  20. Wow, die ziet er ook goed uit, 4GB DDR3, en een 9700 GT

    Zou ik die nemen ipv de toshiba?
  21. im not totally netherlands, afrikaans is bout 60% the same, its better then the toshiba
  22. Wow, nice :D

    I like the South-African accent and language (it's pretty funny and original)

    think imma go with the Acer then, unless there are better laptops for around thesame price
  23. only one was the msi gt725 but cant find it,south african is blended netherlands as my gran said
  24. So
    http://www.laptopshop.be/product/76406/acer-aspire-7535g-754g50mn-azerty.html
    or
    http://www.laptopshop.be/product/76364/acer-aspire-8930g-664g32mn-azerty.html

    the one is 100 euro cheaper, has a similar Processor, DDRII instead or 3, 500 Gig instead of 320 (good)

    So the only main difference is the HD 4750 versus the 9700M GT

    the reason why I'm so much talking about videa cards is because my desktop has some stupid HD 3650 single, and I can't run any game without lag O.o I don't want that to happen on my laptop :D
  25. the 9700gt and 4750 is't too far apart bout 10-15% the 9700gt ahead
  26. Ok man, thanks for the help!! :D

    I'll let my dad decide (try the more expensive one, if not the cheaper one :) )

    dankie!
  27. plesier
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