Looking for a Gaming Laptop/Desktop Replacement

1_What is your budget?

below $2k

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

I would like around 17" but I will be attaching it to a 24" DVI monitor 95% of the time

3_What screen resolution do you want?

see #2

4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?

desktop replacement

5_How much battery life do you need?

not really an issue, it will be more of a portable PC than a latop.

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)?

High settings


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

programming, the net, music, movies, being on overnight

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

300+ GB I would like 2 HDD slots since i wish to replace the primary drive with a solid state drive once they become reasonably priced.


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

no dell or alienware, xoticPC seems nice

10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?

3+ years

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

blue tooth, wireless N, and preferably something that doesn't overheat all the time.

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.

I have an Alienware ATM, it overheats all the time, I heard Dells are just as bad.
I hear nothing but good stuff for ASUS and Sager, so one of them I guess.



13_What country do you live in?

USA

Thanks!
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  1. Looks like you already made up your mind before writing this, so I'll just say SAGER SAGER SAGER! :D Sager NP5797 :P
  2. Yup another vote for SAGER NP5797
  3. Thank you for the suggestion, but I was wondering, does it have room for a second hard drive?
  4. No only 1 drive for HDD
  5. hmm then my future plan for it won't do. I was looking at these two:
    http://www.xoticpc.com/asus-n90sva1-p-2569.html
    http://www.xoticpc.com/asus-n90sva2-p-2570.html

    can't seem to find a difference between them. Also since they have no DVI, but an HDMI port, can I attach it to a DVI monitor and get a resolution higher than 1080p?(if the monitor supports it like 1920x1200)

    Thanks
  6. u said
    "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)?

    High settings "

    Dont expect that with ASUS N90
  7. This'd work: http://www.xoticpc.com/force-extreme-built-flextronics-arima-w840-ocznbim17a-w840di-p-2495.html

    The 3870's would do fine, 17'', under 2k and can handle multiple HDDs.
  8. Yup that would be a good option too,2 HD 3870s can handle games fine :)
  9. G71 is a good choice and has a GTX 260M in it which is a good card
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