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Okay, so recently I have been searching for a gaming laptop under 1,000$. I found an ASUS laptop for 1.2k(1.3 w/tax) on best buy's website, but that will be my last resort if nothing I want is available.

However, considering all the laptop companies, I want to know which ones to stay away from before a product is re-certified and after. Does it matter which company I buy the laptop from if it has been re-certified?
I recently when on newegg and found some laptops that may run games that I want to play. (MMORPGS like Guild Wars 2(When it comes out), and Aika Online. Some companies I have not heard of are, lenovo and msi.

Some of the msi reviews are pretty good. Not too many people review or purchase lenovo though....

Here is a msi laptop that I am considering purchasing so I can play Guild Wars 2 when it's released.(plan to play on high settings)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152206R

Here is an ASUS laptop.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220893

Here is a TOSHIBA laptop.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834214043R
Which one of these 3 do you think is worth their price. Consider performance in gaming on Medium High to High Graphics. Thanks!

I don't know much about graphic cards for laptops or desktops. How do I know which NVIDIA cards are good, and how do I know which ATI cards are good?
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    Hello zentrility;
    You have of course done your due diligence and studied the Open Box / Recertified laptop Return & Refund Policies and/or Warranty length?
    Have you looked at the NewEgg 'egg ratings' for those laptops? Read the customer comments? (hint; look at similar models in the listings - you won't find feedback on the open box/refurb listings)
    Googled for laptop reviews? Example: Asus UL80J-BBK5 @ c/Net: Asus UL80J-BBK5

    About video cards: http://www.notebookcheck.net/ Look under the right hand side for FAQ and Tips.
  2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834131117
    That is a fairly nice laptop. The bottleneck would be the graphics card, but it will play any game you want for a while. I'd say it's one step below a GTX 460m.
  3. WR2 said:
    Hello zentrility;
    You have of course done your due diligence and studied the Open Box / Recertified laptop Return & Refund Policies and/or Warranty length? YES
    Have you looked at the NewEgg 'egg ratings' for those laptops? YES Read the customer comments? YES (hint; look at similar models in the listings - you won't find feedback on the open box/refurb listings) TY FOR TIP
    Googled for laptop reviews? Example: Asus UL80J-BBK5 @ c/Net: Asus UL80J-BBK5

    About video cards: http://www.notebookcheck.net/ Look under the right hand side for FAQ and Tips.


    I did look into what the open box thing was. It says that they aren't responsible for sending any missing components.(From what I understand)
    Does this mean I could possibly get the laptop without a charger? I have read tons of reviews, looked at the EGG ratings, but only 1 customer has given the Windows 7 Experience Index Ratings for a laptop. I probably spent about 3 hours yesterday and a few hours other days browsing the web for a gaming laptop. But I'm just not so sure which one I should get.

    If you guys know of any gaming laptops that are below 1,000$ and can play MMORPGS on high settings, please link them here so I may research those laptops as well and add them into my bookmarks for reference. Thanks! :D
  4. stingstang said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834131117
    That is a fairly nice laptop. The bottleneck would be the graphics card, but it will play any game you want for a while. I'd say it's one step below a GTX 460m.


    What I would like to know is if that laptop overheats or not. >.< I don't want a laptop that gets passed a warm temperature.
  5. Well you can't expect a gaming laptop to run cool but judging from the Samsung's specs,I don't think you'll run into overheating problems.
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