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$1500 Gaming Laptop Appreciate Imput!

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July 30, 2010 10:23:41 PM

Greetings and thanks for helping if you can. I have never owned a laptop before, but have built my last 4 gaming rigs and appreciate high end gaming even if I don't always use it. I do like FPS (cod, bioshock, bfbc2, etc) but will prolly not be using for laptop for that as much as say starcraft 2 or diablo 3, dragon age, etc. I use the adobe suite of apps and run my own small business so i want a machine that also functions great at work as well.

1_What is your budget?
$1500

2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
17+'' the bigger the better right?

3_What screen resolution do you want?
The best for gaming.

4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
I have a main gaming rig at home this will allow me to game on the go, at work, and hopefully do work stuff at work too :) 

5_How much battery life do you need?
It will be connected most of the time

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)?
YES! Covered in my intro. I want a bad ass laptop game rig that will cover work functions (email, adobe suite of apps, etc) as well.

7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
Sure I may watch some movies on it.

8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
500GB?

9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
Usually i shop on newegg so if you can link that would be great, but i would check out other sites as well.

10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?
long as it lasts. 3-4 years.

11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
Dont need blueray, could use dvd rom writer.

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.
I have bought more asus than anything, but am not tied down.

13_What country do you live in?
USA.


Thanks so much for any responses!

July 31, 2010 12:04:58 AM

I would look at this system if you don't need full HD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
If you want to go full HD and pay a bit over 1500 I highly recommend:
http://www.powernotebooks.com/ASUS-G73JH-A2-gaming-lapt...

The advadvantage is free ship, and this dealer will test the unit B4 shipping. I have a similar model and am very happy with it. Only downside battery life ninety minutes for surfing and email.
good luck with whatever you choose.
July 31, 2010 10:07:20 PM

the second link does not work :( 
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July 31, 2010 10:37:11 PM

Sorry, Asus G73JH-A2 17.3" FHD/ATI HD5870 GDDR5/i7-720QM/8GB DDR3/1TB 7200rpm/DVDRW/ In Stock
This is another really good etailer:
http://1toppc.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Cat...
I did check the link when I posted but I can't find this model on powernotebooks.com any longer.
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July 31, 2010 10:44:01 PM

Definately the Asus G73jh! I know newegg had them on sale liek last week for $1450 - which is why they are sold out right now.

Top level hardware, design, build quality, keyboard - everything is top top top notch
October 25, 2010 2:49:12 AM

Here are my choice from source : http://www.squidoo.com/gaming-laptops-under-1500
* Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q887 TruBrite 18.4-Inch Laptop
* Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q888 TruBrite 18.4-Inch Laptop
* ASUS G73JW-XA1 17.3-Inch Gaming Laptop
* Acer Aspire AS8943G-6190 18.4" NoteBook
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