~$1200 for Gaming Laptop - Input welcome :)

Here are the computers I'm looking at ..I know desktops but am out of the loop on current hardware/configs and what would be good. Tom's always has helped me in past so I guess I'd throw around current options. Laptop for work (general office and gaming)

I've heard that it's better to have faster GPU than CPU if I had to pick. and I hear 7200rpm is fine for HD, 4gig is fine, 17inch is best for the highest resolution. Just don't know whether the i5/i7 and Nvidia/ATI would really make that bigger of a difference (435 vs 5700 series).

Tips and comments would be welcome ! Thanks so much everyone.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834214050

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152192

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220870

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220702

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220869
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  1. Bump. Any help? :(
  2. this Asus may be out of your budget but is currently the top 17'' gaming/productivity http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220834&cm_re=asus_g73jw-_-34-220-834-_-Product

    For under 1200 I would look at the Dell XPS 15'' as well as the HP Envy 14'' those are both solid laptops but a bit smaller than you asked for
  3. joelmartinez said:
    this Asus may be out of your budget but is currently the top 17'' gaming/productivity http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220834&cm_re=asus_g73jw-_-34-220-834-_-Product

    For under 1200 I would look at the Dell XPS 15'' as well as the HP Envy 14'' those are both solid laptops but a bit smaller than you asked for


    That ASUS is really nice...I guess I should have looked a little higher than my budget...Damn 1000-1250 price range tab!

    15 and 14 are really too small for what I'd be doing
  4. I see, if you're not gaming a whole lot http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i17R-2857MRB-17-3-Inch-Laptop/dp/B0044XU35Q/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1294978069&sr=8-2 this laptop will do it leaves quite a bit of the budget left and this should be able to run most modern games at mid-settings
  5. See the thing that turns me off about that one is the 5400 speed hard drive. I just feel like it's gimping yourself when it could be upgraded for so cheap on stock price.

    I ended up getthing this one : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834214050
  6. Well it depends on what kind of gaming, I have an ASUS G1S that only cost me $350 on ebay, I personally don’t do much but I do go on GTA IV and COD with my notebook, it does the job and is also great for video editing
  7. Is the Toshiba upgradable with SSD? if so..how much ?
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