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Gaming Laptop for around $3500

Hi,

I would like to know some good options to buy a Gaming Laptop for around $3500. I would be using this laptop as a TDR and would use it to play the "Good Games" at 1920 x 1080 so I guess the graphics solution has to provide at least 30 fps at this resolution.

Main requirements are :

1. A very good processor, desktop class preferable.
2. SLI or Crossfire. If Crossfire, then at least 6970M.
3. Battery life is not at all important.
4. It should have a very good looking keyboard (preferably something like the Alienware backlit keyboards)

I think the M18X would be a good buy. I checked Falcon Northwest, but they are too expensive.

Does anybody have any good suggestions.

Thanks,
Rahul Kadukar
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  1. The M18X would be a good choice. Build directly from Dell's web site and fully optioned it is just within your $3500 budget...


    Starting Price $3,392.99

    Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit
    Intel® Core™ i7 2820QM 2.3GHz (3.4GHz w/Turbo Boost, 8MB Cache)
    8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz (2DIMMS)
    Dual 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon™ HD 6970M* - AMD CrossFireX™
    500GB 7200RPM Solid State Hybrid
    Intel® Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 a/b/g/n 3x3 MIMO Technology and Bluetooth 3.0
    Internal WirelessHD Technology - FullHD Video Transmitter
    Slot-Loading Dual Layer Blu-ray Reader (BR-ROM, DVD+-RW, CD-RW) with Roxio Creator 2011
    Internal High-Definition 5.1 Surround Sound Audio

    My Services & Warranties
    Space Black Anodized Aluminum
    Quasar Blue
    Steam and Portal™ Factory Installed
    1 Yr Ltd Warranty, On-site Service, and 1 Yr Tech Support

    Also Included
    18.4-inch WideFHD 1920 x 1080 WLED
    Adobe Acrobat X Reader
    Alienware M18x 240W A/C Adapter
    Standard Nameplate
  2. sadams04 said:
    The M18X would be a good choice. Build directly from Dell's web site and fully optioned it is just within your $3500 budget...


    Starting Price $3,392.99

    Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit
    Intel® Core™ i7 2820QM 2.3GHz (3.4GHz w/Turbo Boost, 8MB Cache)
    8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz (2DIMMS)
    Dual 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon™ HD 6970M* - AMD CrossFireX™
    500GB 7200RPM Solid State Hybrid
    Intel® Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 a/b/g/n 3x3 MIMO Technology and Bluetooth 3.0
    Internal WirelessHD Technology - FullHD Video Transmitter
    Slot-Loading Dual Layer Blu-ray Reader (BR-ROM, DVD+-RW, CD-RW) with Roxio Creator 2011
    Internal High-Definition 5.1 Surround Sound Audio

    My Services & Warranties
    Space Black Anodized Aluminum
    Quasar Blue
    Steam and Portal™ Factory Installed
    1 Yr Ltd Warranty, On-site Service, and 1 Yr Tech Support

    Also Included
    18.4-inch WideFHD 1920 x 1080 WLED
    Adobe Acrobat X Reader
    Alienware M18x 240W A/C Adapter
    Standard Nameplate


    Can you suggest laptops other than M18X. I have my sights set on it, but wanted to know if there is anything better.
  3. Best answer
    ASUS does well for a gaming laptop. The one below has a single GTX 560M GPU with 3GB of memory.
    http://www.avadirect.com/gaming-laptop-configurator.asp?PRID=21332#build

    i7-960 and dual GTX 560m GPUs...
    http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Xplorer_X7_Xtreme_S2_Notebook/

    i7-2630qm and single HD 6970m
    http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Xplorer_X7-9700_Gaming_Notebook/

    You may want to do a few builds from Cyberpower's web site and see what you like...
  4. sadams04 said:


    This one is a beauty. Just had one question can SLI 560m handle games at 1920 x 1080 at 30 fps constant :)
  5. Yes. You should be fine with dual GTX 560m GPUs @ 1080.
  6. Best answer selected by rahulkadukar.
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