Alienware M15x or Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q870? Info and specs are below

ALIENWARE m15x
PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Quad Core Processor 1.6GHz (2.8GHz Turbo Mode, 6MB Cache)
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
VIDEO CARD 512MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 240M
LCD PANEL 15.6-inch WideFHD 1920x1080 (1080p) WLED
MEMORY 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz
HARD DRIVE 320GB SATAII 7,200RPM
BATTERY OPTIONS Primary - 6-cell (56Watt) Lithium-Ion Battery
WIRELESS CARDS Wireless 1520 802.11n Half Mini-Card
(http://www.alienware.com/microsite/m11x/m11x.aspx?tab=laptops) The m15x fps geared option

Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q870
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
4GB DDR3 memory
500GB hard drive
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 360M discrete graphics (1GB DDR5)
Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD SuperMulti drive
Bluetooth®
802.11n wireless
Integrated webcam
harman/kardon® stereo speakers
(http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/pdet.to?poid=460941)

So, I would like to play games like Crysis at high to ultra high setting with minimum to no lag, also games like COD6 etc...
I also need this for travel, just wondering who has the better battery life (not a big factor)
I need this for schoolwork and buisness work...
Finally I also need this for movies, music, video editing, and photo editing

So, which one should I get? Or recommend me another laptop (try to keep under 1600 dollars)

Thanks
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More about alienware m15x toshiba qosmio x505 q870 info specs below
  1. Toshiba will have better gaming performance, and battery will be around bout the same, toshiba uses alot more juice, but has a 12 cell battery, alienware only has 6 cell.
    Only place where alienware wins is the screen, full hd 1080p as opposed to 1680x945 on the toshiba, the rest is even or in favour of the toshiba
  2. Quote:
    Toshiba will have better gaming performance, and battery will be around bout the same, toshiba uses alot more juice, but has a 12 cell battery, alienware only has 6 cell.
    Only place where alienware wins is the screen, full hd 1080p as opposed to 1680x945 on the toshiba, the rest is even or in favour of the toshiba


    Great thanks, how will the Toshiba run a game like Crysis? I say Crysis for I know it's a pretty graphics demanding game.
    Could I also get close to maxing out settings on COD6?
  3. Easily mostly medium with some high comfortably, however im not too smart when it comes to mobile processors/GPUs, but with the toshiba i can assure you will be a lot happier with its gaming performance compared to the alienware.
    www.notebookchecker.net
    Thats a good site to compare mobile GPUs and CPUs
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTS-360M.24058.0.html
    And theres your 360m
  4. how much are you gonna spend for the laptop?
    xoticpc.com
    has great gaming laptops and great customer service!
    i like to go with MSI or Sager just because they are easy to open up usually takes 2 screws and you find the heatsink cpu and gpu and ram to clean your comp and put thermal paste unlike the many toshibas, dells, hp and acers i have opened up takes a while and i have to remember where the screws are. just letting you know.
  5. Lookin to spend 1600 or under

    And, if I overclock the processor it can go up to around 2.8 GHZ i believe, that should be fine for COD and Left for Dead im assuming?
  6. yea my t9600 does wonders for left for dead. ud be fine with the i7m for sure destroys t9600 in gaming.
    http://www.xoticpc.com/asus-g51jxa1-p-2724.html?wconfigure=yes
    asus has free shipping and 2 year warranty on it!
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