Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Want a gaming laptop-plz help!!!

Last response: in Laptops & Notebooks
Share
February 1, 2011 9:33:28 AM

1. What is your budget?

Since i am from India, the budget is 55000INR (roughly 1000-1100 USD)

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
Atleast 15''

3. What screen resolution do you want?
The best that i can get!

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
desktop replacement..weight doesnt really matter

5. How much battery life do you need?
I'll keep it plugged in all 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 of course!! i should be able to play the recent games at the highest possible settings.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
watching movies, surfin the net, programming

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
ummm...i guess 500gb would do...bt i'm ready 2 go for a 320gb if it means better bang for the buck

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
Nope. Will buy from a store

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
atleast 4 years

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
DVD will do..Blu Ray is purely optional

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.
Brands that shall be available in India

13. What country do you live in?
India. But please do help!!


14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
Please Help!!!
Thanks in advance!!

More about : gaming laptop plz

February 1, 2011 8:23:57 PM

I'd suggest one laptop computer that I think will work for you. It is the HP Pavilion dv6T Select Edition for $749. This is a great computer, and one hell of a machine! It even has blu-ray.
Here are some specs:
Screen
15.6" VGA (1366x768) HD
Processor
2.53 GHz Intel® Core™ i5-460M Dual Core Processor
RAM
6 GB2.5 MHz
Storage
640 GB Other 5400 RPM

Kevin
Windows Outreach Team
m
0
l
Related resources
a c 244 D Laptop
February 3, 2011 7:23:31 AM

How about the Lenovo Y560 that WR2 posted ?
m
0
l
February 3, 2011 8:47:36 AM

Quote:
(roughly 1000-1100 USD)

Quote:
Yes of course!! i should be able to play the recent games at the highest possible settings.

Finding a good gaming laptop within that price range will be near impossible I'm afraid. I know you don't want to just buy a laptop because you've got money and not being able to play your games on it, so I honestly think the best choice for you is to save a few more money until you get about $2000-$2500 USD. Then you should be able to find a laptop that will suit your gamer needs. I know money is hard to earn but gaming laptops just aren't cheap. If you really are serious about gaming then I suggest you build a desktop computer yourself, within your budget you can get a nice rig together.

However if you need a laptop, then if the Lenovo WR2 posted is available in India then it may be an option for you, however be warned that it will not play all recent games on High, but somewhere between Low and Medium.
m
0
l
February 3, 2011 9:08:26 AM

Bacterius said:
Quote:
(roughly 1000-1100 USD)

Quote:
Yes of course!! i should be able to play the recent games at the highest possible settings.

Finding a good gaming laptop within that price range will be near impossible I'm afraid. I know you don't want to just buy a laptop because you've got money and not being able to play your games on it, so I honestly think the best choice for you is to save a few more money until you get about $2000-$2500 USD. Then you should be able to find a laptop that will suit your gamer needs. I know money is hard to earn but gaming laptops just aren't cheap. If you really are serious about gaming then I suggest you build a desktop computer yourself, within your budget you can get a nice rig together.

However if you need a laptop, then if the Lenovo WR2 posted is available in India then it may be an option for you, however be warned that it will not play all recent games on High, but somewhere between Low and Medium.


Yes ure right. The cant of budget i've got, cant get me a gaming rig as such. But i havent got the highest expectations either! i just THE BEST that is available at that price range. One that will outperform all its counterparts(in that price range of course)...Yes the lenovo t560 is a good recommendation. Thanx! :) 

I came across two models the other day
The ASUS n53jf and the n53jg....What do u think?
Please advice....Also, The dell xps15 seems to b a nice option...

Please Help!
I'm plain confused!
Thanx!!!
m
0
l
February 3, 2011 9:09:31 AM

oops sorry!! i meant the Y560!! silly typo!! :p 
m
0
l
a c 571 D Laptop
February 3, 2011 11:18:18 AM

Need specifics on the ASUS n53jf & n53jg. Web links if you have them.
There are many different models, with different CPUs, video cards and prices.
m
0
l
February 4, 2011 12:45:10 AM

The XPS15 may be good for you, just be sure not to pick one that has an integrated video card, because it won't play any games satisfactorily. As a rule of thumb, if you can't see the brands Nvidia or ATI on the video card name, don't buy that laptop (unless you want a netbook for browsing of course which is not what you want).
m
0
l
February 6, 2011 10:19:54 AM

WR2 said:
Need specifics on the ASUS n53jf & n53jg. Web links if you have them.
There are many different models, with different CPUs, video cards and prices.


it wud b of immense help if u would rank the following laptops based on their configs alongwith the lenovo y560 mentioned earlier

ASUS n53jg:

intel core i5-460m
4gb ddr3 ram at 1066mhz
500gb hdd at 5400rpm
nvidia geforce GT 415M(1gb ddr3 vram)

ASUS n53jf:

intel core i5-460m
intel hm55 chipset
4gb ddr3 ram at 1066mhz
500gb hdd at 7200rpm
nvidia geforce GT 425M(1gb ddr3)

DELL XPS15:

intel core i5-480m
4gb ram at 1066 mhz
500gb hdd at 7200rpm
I gb nvidia geforce GT 420M

please help. i'm still open to other suggestions, thnx in advance!!!

m
0
l
February 6, 2011 3:27:57 PM

LOOK UP THE ASUS G SERIES

m
0
l
February 6, 2011 4:53:42 PM

i dont think i'l be able to g series given my price range!!! :( 

anyways, can u just rank the above configs 4 me??
i think the lenovo has the most powerful graphic card
m
0
l
February 7, 2011 11:28:17 AM

Bacterius said:
Use this chart to find out which card is the most powerful :

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Computer-Games-on-Laptop-G...

Be warned that they probably used a quite powerful processor for their tests so don't believe the results fps for fps.


already checked out....but does the position of the graphic cards reflect the truth??
does it mean that the ati radeon hd 5730(that comes with the lenovo y560 ) which is placed above the nvidia geforce 425m, more powerful..

also...since the configs stated above hve almost the same processor ram and hdds, will the radeon
5730 nd the gt 425 perform at the same level? or will i get an evident peformance difference?

please have the patience to answer
thanks in advance!!
m
0
l
February 7, 2011 2:50:37 PM

the 5730 is more powerfull than the 425m even the 5650 is more powerfull than the 425m. difference between them will be a good 10fps difference. usually when the 425m is put in a laptop it usually has optimus so if battery life is what you want i say go for the optimus. The acer 4820tg can be found in microcenter for $700 comes with the i5-460m and 5650. its literally in the middle of both for $700 the refreshed one comes with i5-480m and 6550 (refreshed card) for $800 its a 14inch dont know if you mind.
m
0
l
February 7, 2011 6:08:53 PM

I have a G73jh-RBBX05 refurb coming to me for $870 from newegg this week. Has an i7-720QM with an ATI 5870.
m
0
l
February 8, 2011 4:04:17 AM

I ain't looking for refurbs thank you!
So u mean to say that if i want performance, i should go wid the 5730?

I was reading a review of the lenovo y560, which said that it heats up a lot during heavy use! nw dat nt a welcom fact! i hear that ASUS has better cooling...this is what confuses me...wich shud i pick??? the ASUS or lenovo???
m
0
l
February 8, 2011 1:19:07 PM

No dice on a refurb, I can understand your position.

But as a heads up, for your price range, to get the gaming laptop I think you're expecting, you'll need to consider the refurb route. I spent well over a month, hours a day, looking at everything from Lenovo to Acer to Sager to HP and none of those damn companies provide good GPU cards for gaming at that price. We as consumers are still getting screwed with 5650's and GT's.

I was to the point where I almost pulled the trigger on an Acer w/i5 and a 5650 for $544. (As a midtier rig that deal was phenomenal in retrospect.)



If I were you, from what I learned in my research, give a shot at trying to find an ASUS deal. It's direct from the manufacturer and in a lot of cases it looks like you can upgrade components a tad easier. (Minus CPU and GPU of course.)

Hell, try and find the G73jh-RBBX05 new. I'm pretty sure it's near your upper budget limit, but it also gives you some crazy specs for the price. Only downside is the RBBX is 1600x900 res and not Sandy Bridge chipped.
m
0
l
February 8, 2011 1:53:56 PM

as in u're asking me 2 go 4 a refurb??
m
0
l
February 8, 2011 2:15:22 PM

Lol, no. The refurb goes for $870-$949. I think getting it brand new, not refurbed, goes for around your $1100 mark at the lowest. Which is a price you might be able to pull off since it's February and all the new GPU cards and chipsets are out. With all the new cards and chips out I don't see why you wouldn't be able to find a Non-Sandy Bridge laptop with a killer card for a good price. Even with the delay due to the needed SB fix, vendors should be trying to clear backstock soon.

I would also try to find a website that hunts for deals. Like slickdeals.net, the members there try to find the cheapest and best deal on anything from diapers to laptops. They're very critical about the quality of a deal, so laptop deals get especially scrutinized. Admittedly, seeing gaming laptop deals is a rarity, but they did just have a deal up for a Sager. (Just an example, I know you don't have access to Sager.) The members at that site routinely find the $500 discount coupon codes for HP, Dell and Lenovo also.

So the best advice I can give is be patient if you have the time and do your research. It's that time of year when crazy deals pop up at weird times.
m
0
l
February 8, 2011 2:58:40 PM

Fadekyn said:
Lol, no. The refurb goes for $870-$949. I think getting it brand new, not refurbed, goes for around your $1100 mark at the lowest. Which is a price you might be able to pull off since it's February and all the new GPU cards and chipsets are out. With all the new cards and chips out I don't see why you wouldn't be able to find a Non-Sandy Bridge laptop with a killer card for a good price. Even with the delay due to the needed SB fix, vendors should be trying to clear backstock soon.

I would also try to find a website that hunts for deals. Like slickdeals.net, the members there try to find the cheapest and best deal on anything from diapers to laptops. They're very critical about the quality of a deal, so laptop deals get especially scrutinized. Admittedly, seeing gaming laptop deals is a rarity, but they did just have a deal up for a Sager. (Just an example, I know you don't have access to Sager.) The members at that site routinely find the $500 discount coupon codes for HP, Dell and Lenovo also.

So the best advice I can give is be patient if you have the time and do your research. It's that time of year when crazy deals pop up at weird times.


dats a gr8 idea...
but how long will it take 4 sandybridge laptops to start shipping??
also, i found that the new ASUS n53sv has a great config! wat do ya say?
m
0
l
February 9, 2011 2:33:32 AM

sandybridge supposedly will be fix around late feb early march i heard. So that being said you prob see the laptops by aprilish but there is no official day when they are gonna ship out some might even ship march.
m
0
l
February 9, 2011 3:50:43 AM

so i gotta wait up till april to be able to buy them?? i think it would be worth the wait.
m
0
l
February 9, 2011 7:54:49 AM

I would recommend you to buy HP Pavilion DV6-3043TX Laptop (http://www.anythinginit.com/product-details.asp?ppk=959...) which has a good gaming configuration as follows:
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), 15.6 inch (1366×768 pixels) HD LED Backlit BrightView WideScreen Display, Intel Core i5-430M Processor (2.26 GHz, Turbo Boost upto 2.53 GHz, 3 MB Cache), 1GB Dedicated ATI Mobiliy Radeon HD 5650 Graphics Card, Intel HM55 Chipset, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 640GB Hard Disk, 8X SuperMulti LightScribe Double Layer DVD Writer, Altec Lansing Stereo Speakers, WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v2.0, Fingerprint Reader, One HDMI v1.3c with HDCP, 3USB Ports,1 E-Sata Combo, Memory Card Reader, HP TrueVision WebCam & Microphones, 6 Cell Li-Ion Battery, 1 Year HP Warranty.
m
0
l
February 9, 2011 2:32:38 PM

yup honestly if its gonna be a desktop replacement i say wait for sandybridge to be fix you should see them in the market again by april (at least for the sager mid np81x0 by early/mid april will ship and late april for the 15inches). Just because the sandybridge mobile are actually closer to desktop performance. the i5 use ddr3 1066mhz while the new sb will use 1333mhz. Sandybridge in laptops i think are a better upgrade than i7 desktops. I say if you can wait, then the wait will be worth it. If you cant, buy the current ones they are still really good.
m
0
l
February 10, 2011 7:52:09 AM

yes...i'd rather wait than rush to buy a laptop dat will become "previous generation" rather soon!
m
0
l
a b D Laptop
February 10, 2011 8:50:59 AM

you are in India so these MSIs and ASUSs will be really hard to find, so get Lenovo Y560p with newer i7 2630QM and ATI Radeon 6570M
m
0
l
February 10, 2011 4:56:13 PM

no! the asus n53sv is easy 2 find!! not a problem....of course the lenovo is dere, but i dont think that the new y560p will be available as yet..is'nt it???
m
0
l
February 11, 2011 1:02:47 AM

all sandybridge notebooks/desktops are on hold till the problem is fixed. (that i know of, i remember reading asus, sager, thoshiba at least holding off) theres still pre-ordering allowed.
m
0
l
February 11, 2011 10:18:57 AM

But there are a few questions that come to mind...
1. will the sandybridge laptops cost significantly higher than the ones available now?
for example, will the lenovo y560p(sandybridge that is), cost significantly more than the current lenovo y560???

2. does going for an i7 processor mean better gaming performance?? or will an i5 suffice??
m
0
l
February 11, 2011 3:30:41 PM

games arent multi core/threaded yet. as of now the most cores it uses is 2 core but there are a few games are multi core bfbc2 is one is them but doesnt use all 4 cores to the max. just use like 30-50% each core. sandybridge you'll probably see a good $100-$200 idk the pricing yet. but the acer 4820tg is $700-800 while the 4830tg rumors says its gonna be around $900-1000. this of course is with the quad core i7. i5 will be cheaper from range to 25-125 lower than the quad. We have to wait and find out.
m
0
l
!