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July 10, 2009 5:59:01 PM

Hello, im currently looing a laptop that can play most games out today and im not to sure what to look for and what should my budget be, im currently looking at gateway's P-7805u FX and OCZ FORCE EXTREME 840 and Sager NP8662. Wondering if i could get some feed back and suggestions thanks.

Sager NP8662 (Built on Clevo M860TU) Custom Gaming Laptop
- 15.4" WSXGA+ "Glare Type" Super Clear Ultra Bright Glossy Screen (1680x1050)
- Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
- Standard Dead Pixel Policy
- ~Intel® P9700 45nm "Montevina" Core™2 Duo 2.8GHz w/6MB L2 On-die cache - 1066MHz FSB 25 watt
- nVidia GeForce GTX 260M 1,024MB PCI-Express DDR3 DX10 (User Upgradeable)
- No External Graphics Card
- No Video Adapter
- ~ 4,096MB DDR3 1066MHz Dual Channel Memory (2 SODIMMS) (Requires Vista 64-Bit to utilize Full 4GB)
- None Standard--
- Standard Finish
- ~Combo 8x8x6x4x Dual Layer DVD +/-R/RW 5x DVD-RAM 24x CD-R/RW Drive w/Softwares
- ~ 250GB 7200RPM (Serial-ATA II 300)
- No Back Up Hard Drive
- No Floppy Drive
- Internal 7-in-1 Card Reader (MS/MS Pro/MS Duo/MS Pro Duo/SD/Mini-SD/MMC/RS)
- Internal Bluetooth + EDR
- Built-in Intel® PRO/Wireless 5300 802.11 a/g/n Wi-Fi Link
- No Network Accessory
- Built in 2.0 Megapixel Camera
- No TV Tuner
- Sound Blaster Compatible 3D Audio - Included
- Basic Black Business Case - Included
- Smart Li-ion Battery (8-Cell)
- No Car Adapter
- None Standard*
- No Dock/Hub/Adapter
- Integrated Fingerprint Reader
- No External Keyboard or Mouse
- No Notebook Cooler
- ~Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit Installed (64&32-Bit CD Included) + Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Upgrade Coupon w/ Drivers & Utilities CD's
Priced at:$1739


Gateway P-7805u FX Specifications:

Windows Vista Home Premium (SP1, 64-bit)
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8400 (2.26GHz, 3MB L2, 1066MHz FSB)
17" WXGA+ Glossy LCD display at 1440x900 (Reviewed with a 1920x1200 WUXGA Panel)
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS with 1GB GDDR3 memory
Intel 5100AGN Wireless
4GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM (2GB x 2)
320GB Western Digital Scorpio Black hard disk drive (7200RPM)
DVD SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) drive with Labelflash
1.3 megapixel webcam, stereo speakers
120W (19V x 6.32A) 100-240V AC Adapter
9-cell 86.6Wh Lithium Ion battery
Dimensions (WxDxH): 15.75” x 11.75” x 1.3” – 1.7”
Weight: 8lbs 15.6oz, 10lbs 8.8oz with AC adapter
1-Year Standard Limited Warranty
Price as configured: $1,299.99

OCZ FORCE EXTREME 840 (Built on Flextronics / Arima W840 DI / OCZNBIM17A / W840DI )
- 17" WUXGA "Glare Type" Super Clear Ultra Bright Glossy Screen (1920x1200)
- Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
- 30 Day 0 Dead Pixel Guarantee
- -Intel® P8400 45nm "Montevina" Core™2 Duo 2.26GHz w/3MB L2 On-die cache - 1066MHz FSB 25 watt - Blowout Special!
- CROSSFIRE ATI HD3870 (2) 512MB (1,024MB Total) PCI-Express DDR3 DX10 (User Upgradeable)
- No External Graphics Card
- No Video Adapter
- - 2,048MB (1 SODIMM) DDR3 1066MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair, Kingston or Crucial)
- Standard Finish
- - Combo Dual Layer SuperMulti 8X DVDRW Drive w/ Software
- - 250GB 7200RPM WD or Seagate (Serial-ATA II 3GB/s)
- No Bay 2 Hard Drive - OCZ
- HDD Raid Settings - OFF
- No Back Up Hard Drive
- No Floppy Drive
- Internal 7-in-1 Card Reader (MS/MS Pro/MS Duo/MS Pro Duo/SD/Mini-SD/MMC/RS)
- Integrated Bluetooth® EDR
- Built-in Intel® PRO/Wireless 5100 802.11 a/g/n
- No Network Accessory
- Built in 2.0 Megapixel Camera
- No TV Tuner
- Sound Blaster Compatible 3D Audio - Included
- No Carrying Case
- Smart Li-ion Battery (12 Cell)
- No Car Adapter
- None Standard*
- No Dock/Hub/Adapter
- Integrated Fingerprint Reader
- No External Keyboard or Mouse
- No Notebook Cooler
- None Standard - Drivers & Utility Software Only
- No Office Software
- No Software Bundle
- 3 Year Complete Care Warranty - 3 Year Parts with Next Day Shipping, 24/7 Telephone Tech Support & Lifetime Labor Warranty
Priced at: $1914

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a b D Laptop
July 10, 2009 9:52:44 PM

The crossfire notebook is the clear winner for GPU power/gaming, the Sager is the winner for CPU power with some fine gaming, and the Gateway is the cheap alternative to both.

It depends on what you're going to use the machine for.
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