Looking for a Gaming Laptop

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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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. what options do you suggest while customizing that Maziar ?

    Any other laptop suggestions would be great, thx for the help ;d
  5. Matt1990 said:


    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
  6. hmm yea that would work, have you had good experience with Sager before? and what about that Intel Robson Turbo Memory
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. how much better is the sager?
  10. GTX 260M thrashes the GT 130M :)
  11. Indeed. High-end card vs low-mid range. If gaming is your concern, the Sager is the best option.
  12. If I was to get the Sager is it better to buy from http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np866 [...] -2564.html since its cheaper? or directly from them www.sagernotebook.com
  13. Buy it from XOTICPC they have got great support and they are cheaper too
  14. what options do you suggest?
  15. See my PM.
  16. 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 -
  17. 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)
  18. 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.
  19. 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 ?
  20. http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=264311

    XOTICPC:
    Reseller Rating 6-month: 10/10
    Lifetime: 9.93/10
    72 reviews
    Better Business Bureau Rating: Satisfactory
    7 complaints, were resolved

    Seems good to me
  21. 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-Graphics-Premium/dp/B001TGPH9S and here for $1300: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220510&Tpk=ASUS%20N81Vp-C1. 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).
  22. 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&type=product&id=1218043606827

    They are being discontinued but there is still some available in bestbuy stores.
  23. Matt1990 said:


    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
  24. ordered from xotic , ended up being like $180 less than from sager
  25. Good :) plz post a review of it when it arrives :D
  26. Will do, thanks for everyones help. Much appreciated :)
  27. dude just look at newegg.com

    that website has everything for computers
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