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M17x or dv8t

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March 24, 2010 3:49:26 PM

i'm thinking about buying a laptop "FOR GAMING" I know that laptops aren't really meant for gaming but still. I would like at least 15" screen, Top notch graphics.... don't care much abt the hard disk space... as long as it's above 160 gb... need 3 gb or plus RAM.... budget.. 3000 $....
so far i like these....
alienware m17x/m15x and hp dv8t...

alienware specs are -

m15x -
Processor
Intel Core i7 720QM 1.6GHz (2.8 GHz Turbo Mode, 6MB Cache)
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Operating System
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium
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Memory
3GB DDR3 at 1066MHz
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Chipset
Intel Calpella Ibex Peak
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Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M, 512MB
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LCD Display
15.6-inch Wide HD+ 1600x900 (900p) WLED
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Audio and Speakers
Internal High-Definition 5.1 Surround Sound Audio
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Hard Drive
250GB SATAII 7200RPM
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Optical Drives
Slot-Load Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD+-RW, CD-RW)
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Power
6-cell (56Watt) Lithium-Ion Primary Battery
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Camera
2.0MP Webcam
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Wireless
Wi-Fi
Intel WiFi Link 5300 802.11AGN Half Mini Card
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Bluetooth
Internal Wireless Bluetooth 2.1+ Enhanced Data Rate
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Ports, Slots, Chassis
IEEE 1394a (4-pin) port
Integrated Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 (1000 Mbps)
3 Hi-speed USB 2.0 ports (1 via USB 2.0 / eSATA combo port)
1 eSATA (via USB 2.0 / eSATA Combo Port)
VGA, DisplayPort - Video Output
8-in-1 Media Card Reader
ExpressCard Slot
2 Audio Out Connectors
Audio In / Microphone Jack (retaskable for 5.1 audio)
Two Built-In Front Speakers
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Dimension
Height: 48.70mm (1.92 inches)
Width: 377.93mm (14.88 inches)
Depth: 308.51mm (12.15 inches)
Weight: 4.08kg

m17x - Processor
Intel Core2 Duo P8600 2.4GHz (3MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB)
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Operating System
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium
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Memory
4GB Dual channel DDR3 at 1066MHz
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Chipset
Intel Calpella Ibex Peak
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Graphics
Single NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M, 1GB
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LCD Display
17-inch WideXGA+ 1440x900 (900p)
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Audio and Speakers
Internal High-Definition 5.1 Surround Sound Audio
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Hard Drives
250GB2 7200RPM w/ Free Fall Protection
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Optical Drives
Slot-Load Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD+-RW, CD-RW)
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Power
9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery
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Camera
2.0MP Webcam
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Wireless
Wi-Fi
Internal 300Mbps Dual-Band a/g/n Wireless with MIMO Technology
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Bluetooth
Internal Wireless Bluetooth 2.1+ Enhanced Data Rate
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Ports, Slots, Chassis
4 Hi-speed USB 2.0 ports
1 eSATA/USB 2.0 Combo (2-in-1 port) with PowerShare
IEEE 1394a (4-pin) port
ExpressCard Slot
DisplayPort, HDMI, VGA - Video Output
Front Speakers Audio Out Connector / Headphone Jack
Center Speaker and Subwoofer Audio Out Connector / Headphone Jack
Rear Surround Audio Out Connector
Audio In / Microphone Jack
Two Built-In Front Speakers
8-in-1 Media Card Reader
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Dimensions
Height: 51.31mm to 53.59mm (2.02 inches to 2.11 inches)-Front to Back
Width: 405.89mm (15.98 inches)
Depth: 321.31mm (12.65 inches)
Weight: 5.3kg

dv8t

Operating system
Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
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Processor
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-820QM Processor (1.73GHz, 8MB L2 Cache, 1333MHz FSB)
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Memory
8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
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Hard drive
320GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
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Graphics card
1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 230M
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Display
18.4" diagonal High Definition HP Ultra BrightView Infinity Display (1920x1080p)
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Primary optical drive
Lightscribe Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer
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Personalization
Webcam + Fingerprint Reader with HP Imprint Finish (Espresso Black)
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Networking
Intel Wireless-N Mini-card with Bluetooth
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TV & entertainment experience
HP Integrated HDTV Hybrid Tuner
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DJ Software
TRAKTOR DUO
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Keyboard
HP Color Matching Keyboard
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Primary battery
8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
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Accessories
HP Pavilion additional 120W AC Adapter
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OS and recovery media
System Recovery DVD with Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
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Productivity software
Microsoft(R) Office Professional 2007
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Security software
Norton Internet Security(TM) 2009 - 3 Year Subscription
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Theft protection
Computrace LoJack for Laptops, Three Years
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Photography software
Adobe(R) PhotoShop(R) Elements 8
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DVD/CD burner, movie software
Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) Elements 8 & Adobe Premiere(R) Elements 8
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Back-up & media management
Roxio BackOnTrack 3 Deluxe
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Music Making Software
MAGIX Music Maker 15
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Usage
Home
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Optical drive
Internal
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Type
Premium innovation at the edge of entertainment
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Memory card reader
5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader
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Accessible memory slots
2
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Maximum Memory Expansion
8GB
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Ports
4 USB (4th shared with eSATA port),1 Expansion Port 3
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Additional Ports
IEEE 1394 Firewire, HDMI
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Hard Drive Protection
HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protect
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Audio
Altec Lansing stereo speakers
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ENERGY STAR Qualified
Yes
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Adapter
120W AC
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Dimensions
17.16 (W) x 11.25" (D) x 1.32" (min H)/1.72" (max H)
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Thinness
1.32"
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Weight
8.77 lbs
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Network Card
Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN RJ-45 connect
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PC Card Slot
1 ExpressCard/54 Slot
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Webcam
HP Pavilion Webcam
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Security SW
Norton Internet Security 60-day subscription
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Multimedia and Entertainment
HP MediaSmart, HP Games by Wild Tangent
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Warranty
1-year limited hardware support
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I don't care about battery life either... please recommend other laptops as well..
but keep the gaming factor in mind.
Please rank each of these laptops according to the processor, Graphics, ram, Ease of use for gaming

Thanks a LOT :D 

More about : m17x dv8t

a c 244 D Laptop
March 24, 2010 4:54:12 PM

GTX 260M performs way better than GT 240 and GTS 230M.
So between them M17x is the best choice but there are better choices such as
ASUS G73 or SAGER NP8760 are better since they have HD 5870M
!