As I speak, I have $525. Right now, all I have for a gaming laptop is an IBM R52, so basically anything is an upgrade. Basically what I want to know is how much more should I save up for a laptop that can handle gaming. Basically, when does the increase of performance per dollar start to get lower and lower, until I'd just be spending money on a bunch of really high-end stuff that I wouldn't need. Wherever I buy it from, it is imperative to have a warranty, I never buy anything that expensive without one. So, if y'all could get back with your ideas of a really good gaming laptop that hits high performance without breaking the bank, I'd really appreciate it.
2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
3_What screen resolution do you want?
4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
5_How much battery life do you need?
6_Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
-Second Life - High
-World of Warcraft - High
7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
-At least 500 GB, but I could drop to 250 GB if it lowers the price drasticly
9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?
11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
12_Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
-Apple, because they don't have as much product support
13_What country do you live in?
14_Please tell us any additional information if needed.
-Must have a warranty
If you can spring the extra to the amount of 1199. The Asus I recently bought is a great gaming laptop. It has the i7 720QM quad core with 6GB ram and the 5870 1GB video card. It runs games great. It will not only run everything out there it should be able to run games for a while. Most gaming laptops barely run the current crop of games let alone future games.