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Best Gaming Laptop for under $1200.

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July 19, 2009 1:08:56 AM

Hello. As the title states above, I'm looking for the best gaming laptop I can get for the money. The thing is though, I will be taking this laptop to college, and using it to type notes on. So right now, I'm just considering 15inch laptops. ( I believe a 17 inch monster woulld turn quite a few heads if i were to slam that thing down on a desk...) I'm honestly looking for something around $999, but for the sake to consider more options, I'll put a max of $1200. Currently looing at the MSI GT627.
You may view that from the above link.

Just as a note, I have been looking around for quite awhile now, but my lack of knowledge on how Laptop Graphic cards ( what card is better than another) is making this decision hard.

Opinions are greatly appreciated! Looking for a push in the right direction. Thanks.

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July 19, 2009 6:48:48 AM

just realized your budget is alot higher than mine.. im spending a total of $850 for mine
Getting MSI MS1651 ID2
nVIDIA geFORCE 9600mGT DDR3 512mb
250gb seagate 7200.4 hard drive
Intel Wifi 5300
and my resolution is 1680x1050 :) 
forgot Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 2.8GHZ 6mb L2 Cache and 1066MHZ FSB
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July 21, 2009 10:37:24 PM

The Asus G51VX may have the best GPU, but the processor is average/ below average, and probably eats up the battery really fast.
July 22, 2009 12:36:29 AM

P7350 nope p series are 25W T series 35W so they draw less power to the battery so battery will last longer.
July 22, 2009 1:22:55 AM

Thanks for the link Espada. It helped a lot. This is defintely given me a few things to consider. More opinions/recommendatons are welcome!
July 25, 2009 2:37:19 AM

ASUS G71GX-RX05 is a good choice for you
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July 25, 2009 3:18:50 AM

maldinilovegame said:
ASUS G71GX-RX05 is a good choice for you

He is looking for a 15'' laptop buddy.
July 25, 2009 5:51:11 PM

I did give a link for a 15inch?
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July 25, 2009 8:12:36 PM

Espada said:
I did give a link for a 15inch?

I think he meant me, but that's ok. As long as he finds what he needs it doesn't matter.
July 26, 2009 1:39:10 AM

I actually might open up a new thread in a few days, concering 17inch laptops for about the same price, but for now and this thread, I will just stick with the 15inch.
July 26, 2009 10:39:26 AM

Assuming you're taking the laptop to class, I'd say a 14" would be a better choice.
If you're primarily leaving it back in the dorms or apartment, then I'd recommend you getting a cheap laptop or just get a desktop.

Desktop at half the price of a laptop would still perform better than a laptop.
Getting rid of it is easy, just put it on craigslist when you're going to move out, etc.

Gaming laptops are just a bad idea in general, you're paying more for less. Think twice.
July 27, 2009 12:03:13 AM

Not necessarily johnyeah I have a gaming laptop.... for pure gaming, its good because when i go to lan tournaments and i have to bring my own computer easy for me to carry.. go to a friends and lan easy to bring.. its a 15.4inch with 1680x1050 resolution! so gaming laptops aren't a bad idea just depending on what game your gonna play...i play css competitively and play tf2 and l4d for fun. 9600mGT works good for me! So light and you have more space on a desk to put your books and for me my mouse pad space!
July 29, 2009 5:09:47 AM

I plan on having a gaming Laptop and a desktop Johnyeah. The main reason, as espada has said, for how easy it will be to take to lan parties, ect. I'm not looking for a desktop replacement, but just a mobile gaming system, that I can take into class every once in awhile to take notes on. Killing two birds with one stone, you could say.
July 29, 2009 1:24:47 PM

I appreciate all the responses guys. I've pretty much know the way I'd go in the way of 15inch laptops. I have got it down to the AsusG71GX-RX05 and the MSI GT628.
That's the link for the MSI GT628, which seems like a great buy for the money to me.
Sometime today I plan on opening a new thread for 17inch laptops with a new max price of $1350. It'd be great if you guys would like to spread your opinions on that new thread.
July 29, 2009 9:10:43 PM

found this in asus website...
not sure if they fixed it. but then again all post were from 6/30/2009!
hope this helped you out with the decision and nice setup with the msi laptop! i just have to say take consideration when going with 32bit to 64bit.. my sis uses 32bit which is okay but me and a couple other team mates use 64bit just because i think its good for looking at the ram. 32bit on laptop only finds 3gb of ram max, 64bit 8 gigs! with vista of course not sure about windows 7 and just tell me once you open that thread ill be glad to help!
July 29, 2009 9:59:39 PM

Hey espda. I opened the new thread. It's "best gaming laptop for under 1350". Feel free to take a look at those 3 laptops I gave links for, and give your opinions, ect. That very first link you gave me for the GPU's, has been a ton of help!