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July 14, 2011 12:22:47 PM

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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a b 4 Gaming
July 14, 2011 12:51:11 PM

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
July 15, 2011 12:57:50 PM

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.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 15, 2011 1:45:06 PM
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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...

i7-960 and dual GTX 560m GPUs...
http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Xplorer_X7_Xtreme_S2...

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

You may want to do a few builds from Cyberpower's web site and see what you like...
a b 4 Gaming
July 19, 2011 11:56:19 AM

Yes. You should be fine with dual GTX 560m GPUs @ 1080.
July 20, 2011 12:31:59 PM

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