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March 4, 2009 9:06:20 PM

Hey guys I'm new here. I found Tom's Hardware recently and I really liked the info available here so I decided to post a question on here.

I want to get a new laptop and i was wondering if you guys could give me some tips on some good gaming laptops. Preferably under $2000. I'm just looking for some good brands, so far i just know about the major ones(HP,Sony, Toshiba, Alienware,Velocity Micro and a few others) and which tech is good for gaming.Any info would be appreciated.

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a b D Laptop
March 4, 2009 9:21:21 PM

Welcome to the forums!

You can fill out Maziar's sticky for a more complete response, but for your budget, I suggest you look at Sager notebooks.
March 5, 2009 6:02:50 PM

U could also check for the MSI GT725 or GT627 priced at under US$ 2000;, also have these laptops.

Of course is excellent for the Clevo machines, but the pricing is kinda extreme for your budget (U get top quality hardware with Software though.)

Finally, the Asus G Series notebooks and N Series are good (check ), but the MSI price would be the lowest either way for the gpu, cpu, ram & HDD combination U get.

Hope it helps.
a c 244 D Laptop
a b 4 Gaming
March 5, 2009 6:35:35 PM

As frozenlead said,if u fill the FAQ we can asnwer better.
Also i agree about sager notebooks however order it from because its cheaper
March 5, 2009 6:59:07 PM

you beat me to it 2hytec i was going to post the msi's with the 4850's beast laptops for cheap with that card in it with a cpu @ 2.53ghz.
March 5, 2009 10:16:47 PM

Thanks a lot guys. It really helped. I looked at the MSI and it looks good. I also wanted to know how reliable these laptops are. I have heard of Msi and I think they are pretty reliable. and where is Mazier's sticky? Is it on this site or a different one?
March 6, 2009 9:07:32 PM

1_What is your budget? $1500-$2000

2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? any size above 15.4

3_What screen resolution do you want? high, anything high

4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? gaming laptop

5_How much battery life do you need? atleast three hours

6_Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)? medium gaming

7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing, surfing the web, playing music, watching movies, Etc.) music playing,burning,web surfing, some movies

8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need? 120GB/not much

9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post the links to them.

10_How long do you want to keep your laptop? atleast 4-5 yrs

11_If you would like to mention some other things about purchasing your ideal laptop, post them.

12_Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons. HP,Toshiba,MSI
not like:sony(overrated, expensive for less), gateway(don't trust/bad experience)
13_What country do you live in? United States

One more thing, I am looking for a laptop with an Intel processor over 2.5 Ghz.
i also had questions about the quality of ATI. I know it is from AMD but i don't know how it is compared to Nvidia.

here u go guys, thanks
March 8, 2009 5:25:27 PM

Maziar, it looks good, Thanks.

Sorry guys but i forgot to mention another thing, I am looking to get a 64 bit laptop. I am looking forward to upgrading the machine in the future for future OSs and games. And also I want to get a processor speed of over 2.5Ghz (Intel).

One more thing, how good is ATI compared to Nvidia? And AMD to Intel?
a c 244 D Laptop
a b 4 Gaming
March 8, 2009 6:26:19 PM

For mobile CPU go for Intel,but for VGA it depends,within that budget your best bet is 9800MGTS.
March 8, 2009 9:38:47 PM

one more question, what's with the Centrino 2 and centrino duo tech. how does that help?
a c 244 D Laptop
a b 4 Gaming
March 9, 2009 12:18:41 PM

What do u mean ? what helps ?
March 10, 2009 10:20:21 PM

Does it help in performance, speed,etc.?
a c 244 D Laptop
a b 4 Gaming
March 11, 2009 6:32:38 AM

Yup Core2Duo is faster than CoreDuo and uses less power too.
March 11, 2009 5:53:30 PM

What is "Centrino" technology? I see it a lot in brochures for laptops and stuff.
a c 244 D Laptop
a b 4 Gaming
March 12, 2009 6:01:58 AM

Its the technology that intel first used in Intel CoreDuo(Intel Centrino)and then used in Core2Duo(Centrino 2 )
March 12, 2009 7:43:05 PM

oh, thanks
a c 244 D Laptop
a b 4 Gaming
March 14, 2009 9:41:08 AM

No problems mate :)  glad i could help u :)