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~$1200 for Gaming Laptop - Input welcome

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January 12, 2011 5:15:57 PM

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.
January 14, 2011 12:43:32 AM

Bump. Any help? :( 
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January 14, 2011 1:56:57 AM

joelmartinez said:
this Asus may be out of your budget but is currently the top 17'' gaming/productivity

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
January 15, 2011 4:50:01 PM

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
January 16, 2011 2:02:02 PM

Is the Toshiba upgradable with SSD? if much ?