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Laptop for starcraft 2 and school

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October 24, 2010 4:50:44 PM

I'm looking for a laptop that can play starcraft 2 on ultra settings. It is mainly going to just play starcraft 2 and help me on school work. I would around $1300 for it but if you can lower the price than good. I could spend a litte more but try to keep it low. Please dont tell to make my own desktop. I know its cheaper but a desktop does not work for me during school.
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a c 244 D Laptop
October 24, 2010 7:24:56 PM

It depends on the resolution.
On Full HD,it can play it fine on max settings with an average of 30-35 FPS.
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-460M.33...
And here is a review of ASUS G53JW(which has the same card)
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Asus-G73JW-Notebook...
"To be able to enjoyably play an RTS, 30 fps is usually enough. In the intro of the ambitious challenge "For the Swarm", we measured the frame rate of the GeForce GTX 460M at very high graphics settings to be 32 fps. Compare: GeForce GTX 285M and GeForce GTX 480M outdid our model at 33 fps and 37 fps respectively."
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October 24, 2010 10:24:47 PM

Maziar said:
It depends on the resolution.
On Full HD,it can play it fine on max settings with an average of 30-35 FPS.
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-460M.33...
And here is a review of ASUS G53JW(which has the same card)
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Asus-G73JW-Notebook...
"To be able to enjoyably play an RTS, 30 fps is usually enough. In the intro of the ambitious challenge "For the Swarm", we measured the frame rate of the GeForce GTX 460M at very high graphics settings to be 32 fps. Compare: GeForce GTX 285M and GeForce GTX 480M outdid our model at 33 fps and 37 fps respectively."

So an i5 460m would play starcraft 2 easily that was thing that i was worried about thank you so i looked up other laptops and i saw this one
http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/pdet.to?poid=488794
this one is cheaper but give me your thoughts on my choice
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a c 244 D Laptop
October 25, 2010 8:12:20 AM

Yes an i5 460M suffices for SC2.
And that Toshiba has pretty much the same specs as Sager NP8690(with the exception of its screen size)
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October 25, 2010 7:34:33 PM

Maziar said:
Yes an i5 460M suffices for SC2.
And that Toshiba has pretty much the same specs as Sager NP8690(with the exception of its screen size)

Ok but i also researched on the toshiba and they say the temperatures get a little high and shuts down...is this true?
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a c 244 D Laptop
October 25, 2010 10:19:33 PM

Here is a review of it(not the same specs but it has pretty much the same chasis)
http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=5595&p...
"Heat and Noise
During light and medium workloads, the X505 is nearly silent. While we can sometimes hear the LCD inverter buzzing and the fans gently running in the background, for all intents and purposes, the machine produces very little noise during normal use. It also produces almost no extra heat, except around the rear center of the notebook. Considering that it comes with a powerful dedicated GPU and a quad core CPU, it is impressive that the notebook is this cool and quiet.
During gaming or benchmarking runs, it was a slightly different story. The hot spot of the notebook got little bit hotter, but the fans were much more noticeable. They were not high-pitched, whiny or obnoxious, but the fans make their presence known. Users playing games or running power hungry applications might want to turn up the volume a little."
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October 26, 2010 12:13:44 AM

Maziar said:
Here is a review of it(not the same specs but it has pretty much the same chasis)
http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=5595&p...
"Heat and Noise
During light and medium workloads, the X505 is nearly silent. While we can sometimes hear the LCD inverter buzzing and the fans gently running in the background, for all intents and purposes, the machine produces very little noise during normal use. It also produces almost no extra heat, except around the rear center of the notebook. Considering that it comes with a powerful dedicated GPU and a quad core CPU, it is impressive that the notebook is this cool and quiet.
During gaming or benchmarking runs, it was a slightly different story. The hot spot of the notebook got little bit hotter, but the fans were much more noticeable. They were not high-pitched, whiny or obnoxious, but the fans make their presence known. Users playing games or running power hungry applications might want to turn up the volume a little."

Thank you i decided on the sager as i read other reviews saying the sager runs cool compared to the toshiba
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a c 244 D Laptop
October 26, 2010 11:08:47 AM

Yes,it runs cooler because of having a better cooling system.
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