* 18.4" Full HD LED-Backlit Display
* Intel Core 2 Duo P9700 (2.8GHz, 6MB)
* 4GB DDR3 1333MHz (2 x 2GB)
* 2 x nVidia GTX 280M DDR3 in SLi (2 x 1GB)
* 320GB 7200RPM (16MB cache)
* 320GB 7200RPM (16MB cache)
* No Third Hard Drive
* RAID 0 - Performance
* Integrated Audio
* Windows 7 Home Premium
* 2X Blu-ray Read/8X DVDRW Super Multi Combo Drive
17-inch WideUXGA 1920x1200 (1200p)
Intel® Core™2 Duo T9600 2.8GHz (6MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB)
ATI CrossFireX™ – Dual 1GB ATI Radeon™ Mobility HD 4870
4GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz
640GB - 2x 320GB 7,200RPM - RAID 0
Slot-Load Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD+-RW, CD-RW)
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=us...
Can you please give me your opinions on m best option for a good gaming laptop.
I really want the new core i7 technology and the GDDR5 4870 CF in an 18 inch but i can NOT find those
options anywhere. I also really want blue-ray, but with the Alienware option would upgrade that at a
I am really unsure what to do with the cpu vs the video cards. I would like to play games like Diablo 3
and Starcraft 2. Also WoW and Dragon Age rigins. I would like to be able to play games properly for the
next few years as well.
Will there be any bottlenecks in the above computers? Which one would you consider best for me to
purchase? Should I wait for DirectX 11 mobile cards?
Also very important to me is durability. I backpack around the world and have been away from Canada for
3 years so I would need to make sure a new laptop would be durable and not have to worry about warranty
issues. a 2nd year trip to Australia and a 1 year trip to Africa is next so heat would be an issue as
I currently have a Acer Aspire 5100-5300 and its a mini tank its been dropped and banged around in
luggage and it keeps on keeping on. But plays zero games.
Sorry for the long post wanted to give as many details as possible for you the experts.
My goal is to be able to play games for a few years yet. I dont want to puchase a laptop today, and then find out in 6 months that the new games coming out I have to play on low settings and they stagger.
As for bottlenecks, i meant does the 2.8 have enough power to work with the 4870's. Or are the video cards too slow to work with the processors.
Do I need that much power? I really dont know. I just want to be able to play any video game I want without having to worry about it. Perhaps you know of a configuration that would be better suited to this.
Thank you again for your reply it is much appreciated.
I'm assuming the OP realizes that a $3000 gaming laptop is about the same (in terms of performance) as a $1500 desktop. I get the need for going mobile, but I've never really understood the need for mobile gaming. Why not get a $1500 desktop and see if the other $1500 can buy you a Panasonic Toughbook since it sounds like you use (i.e. abuse) your laptop pretty hard.
Gaming and hiking? Really?!? Like you're just hiking through the Alps and sit down and think "Man, I gotta go farm me some gold in WoW" ... really?!?