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June 19, 2009 4:09:06 AM

Hey guys,

I am currently in the market for a laptop (never owned one before). I am looking for something in the $800-1500 range that would be able to play some of the newer online games out there, it doesn't need to be top of the line or anything like that, but something reliable that will work.

anyone have any suggestions?

- Thanks!

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June 19, 2009 10:39:38 AM


1_What is your budget?

$800-$1600

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

3_What screen resolution do you want?


4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?

Portability

5_How much battery life do you need?

2-3 Hours would be nice (Will be spending much of its time plugged in anyway)

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)?

WoW, CS Source, CoD Med.-High

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

Surfing the web, occasional videos

8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?

(Not sure how much I need)

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

No specific site

10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?

2-3 years would be nice

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

Reliability is a selling point

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.


Not enough experience with laptops to prefer one brand over another


13_What country do you live in?

United States
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June 19, 2009 1:16:45 PM

I saw this deal the other day and I think it fits you requirements nicely.

Acer Aspire AS6930-6941 Notebook PC - Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 2.0GHz, 4GB DDR2, 320GB HDD, Blu-ray ROM, 16" WXGA, Vista Home Premium 64, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS for $700
June 20, 2009 12:12:32 AM

MSI GT725-074US Intel Core 2 Duo 17.0" Wide SXGA+ ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850 NoteBook $1,349.99

MSI GT627-216US Intel Core 2 Duo 15.4" Wide XGA NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS NoteBook $1,099.99

Both of above can play new games in high settings

Source: http://www.laptopforgames.com
June 20, 2009 8:47:15 AM

what options do you suggest while customizing that Maziar ?

Any other laptop suggestions would be great, thx for the help ;d
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June 20, 2009 2:47:22 PM

Matt1990 said:
Was also thinking of this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


For only a little more, the GTX260 in the Sager would crush the 9800M GS.

Depending on how much you require, I would at the very least upgrade the Sager to 4gb of RAM and bump up to a 7200RPM HDD and add Vista Home Premium 64-bit. That would bring your total to just a little over $1500
June 20, 2009 5:14:16 PM

hmm yea that would work, have you had good experience with Sager before? and what about that Intel Robson Turbo Memory
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June 20, 2009 5:31:30 PM

The laptop in my sig is a 2 year old Sager. It's been rock solid since the day I've bought it. I've never had any issues with it and no down time for repairs. The machine is sturdy and well built. It does tend to flex a bit, but hey it's a 9 lbs laptop. The price/performance of Sager is very tough to beat.

An alternative to xoticpc.com is www.sagernotebook.com. Their prices are a little higher, but you are buying direct from them and not through a reseller like xotic.

Also what is nice about these guys is that they charge reasonable prices for customizations. If you look at Dell or HP, they tend to want to charge $100+ to go from 2gb of RAM to 4gb. Sager wants 50. Same thing with HDD options.
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June 21, 2009 5:55:05 AM

Yes it is but still the SAGER NP8662 is a better option,if u really can spend up to $1600 then go for it it won't disappoint u
June 21, 2009 6:09:32 AM

how much better is the sager?
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June 21, 2009 3:00:24 PM

GTX 260M thrashes the GT 130M :) 
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June 21, 2009 3:26:11 PM

Indeed. High-end card vs low-mid range. If gaming is your concern, the Sager is the best option.
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June 21, 2009 5:24:19 PM

Buy it from XOTICPC they have got great support and they are cheaper too
June 21, 2009 5:48:20 PM

what options do you suggest?
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June 22, 2009 9:42:03 PM

polyzp said:
If your interested in buying my laptop in mint condition let me know!!


heres a link to all the info!

http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=86775

only 900 USD ... i think its a GREAT price!

- Panos -


Generally not the place to post sales. PMing is a better idea in this case.

The Sager he is looking at will run circles around the Asus for only a little more. (no offense)
June 22, 2009 10:01:13 PM

600 is ALOT more not a little..

i still say you cant beat my deal! Unless your running crysis warhead you wont really be able to tell a huge difference between the sager and the asus.
June 23, 2009 3:27:55 AM

Anyone have any input on Xoticpc.com i read some reviews online and i found a lot of people saying they had horrible experiences with them, think its worth a little more and buying directly from sager ?
June 23, 2009 4:07:54 PM

I realize I am a bit late to this conversation but I saw that matt1990 said he wanted portability and battery performance in his laptop also. Based on that, I will recommend the Asus N81Vp-C1, which can be found here for $1200: http://www.amazon.com/N81Vp-C1-14-1-Inch-Processor-Grap... and here for $1300: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... I realize the Sager will run circles around this laptop, but he also gets the best 14-incher out there, 2 hours and 20 minutes of battery life, only 5.5 pounds of weight, and a laptop that will still play F.E.A.R. at 84 fps and Far Cry 2 at 49.5 fps (which are very playable).
June 24, 2009 3:41:26 PM

Matt1990 said:
Hey guys,

I am currently in the market for a laptop (never owned one before). I am looking for something in the $800-1500 range that would be able to play some of the newer online games out there, it doesn't need to be top of the line or anything like that, but something reliable that will work.

anyone have any suggestions?

- Thanks!



Best gaming laptop for the money currently on the market

Gateway P-7805u

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9172511&t...

They are being discontinued but there is still some available in bestbuy stores.
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June 24, 2009 4:07:56 PM



You may be over reacting, but in the end it is your choice. If you really aren't comfortable buying from xotic, just use the Sager page since they are only a little more expensive.

You could also use PCTorque. Their price actually seems on par with Xotic.

http://www.pctorque.com/sager-8662-gaming-computers.php
June 25, 2009 10:23:20 AM

ordered from xotic , ended up being like $180 less than from sager
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June 25, 2009 1:13:12 PM

Good :)  plz post a review of it when it arrives :D 
June 26, 2009 3:27:43 AM

Will do, thanks for everyones help. Much appreciated :) 
June 26, 2009 4:01:06 AM

dude just look at newegg.com

that website has everything for computers
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