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Suggestions for a gaming laptop plz!

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March 20, 2011 4:33:48 PM

Hello everybody, I want to start off by saying I am new to buying laptops. I made a deal with my son saying if he continued to do well in school id get him a laptop he would be able to play games on. He kept his end of the deal and now its my turn to pay up. Next year hes going to be going off to college and he cant be taking the home PC with him it all works out.

1. What is your budget?
I would like to spend more no than 1,500$

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
Not really a big issue he would probably use it as a replacement to a tower but also something he could take with him if he needed.

3. What screen resolution do you want?
This is were me not being to computer savvy is hurting me but something respectable i guess doesn't need to blow him away.

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
It will mostly be desktop replacement but a he would need to lug it around every now and again.

5. How much battery life do you need?
It will mostly be plugged if hes playing games so as long as it can go a hours while not running a game we are good.

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)?
He plays a lot of MMOs and high would be nice but he is also a plays dragon age 2 and a bunch of first person shooting and Real time strategy games.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
Id imagine watching movies but nothing to serious with video or image editing.

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?

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 ?
A regular dvd player is good.

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.
Not really familiar with the brands as long as its not something with sketchy reviews

13. What country do you live in?
USA

Just wanted to say thanks in advanced for any and all replies!

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March 20, 2011 5:45:23 PM

http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np8170-clevo-p170hm-out-st...
sager 8170 is good the 470m is equivalent to a gtx 460 desktop so it could play games on high. 460m still good make sure to put an OS because the os isnt included to the price. it has a sandybridge, I would email to see if its available.
http://www.xoticpc.com/asus-g73jwxr1-p-2931.html
asus is as well good.
^ the above are 17inch
http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np8130-clevo-p151hm1-out-s...
sager 15inch with sandybridge and 460m.
http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np8150-clevo-p150hm-out-st...
sager 15inch
theres also alot of other laptops in xoticpc. MSI is also good but I personally dont like the chasis anymore, the orange throws me off.
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March 20, 2011 9:34:21 PM

Asus G73SW

http://goo.gl/dfz3U

Just bought this myself yesterday. Outstanding laptop. Not as portable as other models but this sucker absolutely SCREAMS when it comes to gaming performance. Only gripe is a choppy webcam but that should be fixed with a driver update or just buying an external USB webcam.
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March 20, 2011 10:08:56 PM

Thank you for the replies I am looking at them now! Also to Espada orange its his favorite color. :bounce: 
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March 21, 2011 2:25:04 AM

You are a good father! If most of the time your son will use it for games, you can ignore the battery problem. If your son like to play some games like the DA2 with high setting, I think the cup, graphics card and the RAM are most important. How about this AS4750G-2632G75Mnkk?

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March 21, 2011 2:31:53 AM

well if he is going to be in school i would highly recomend a 15 inch laptop because as a student myself my laptop goes everywhere with me.
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March 21, 2011 4:49:45 AM

Espada listed some nice models from Xotic PC that I'm sure your son would love. The Asus from Best Buy listed by Giblien is decent as well, but I think cbrunnem makes a good point - you should probably look at 15" screeens for a college kid.

If you want to go with less configuring yourself and more just buying a pre-made system, I would look at good deals from New Egg. Your $1500 price range is good for a gaming system - trying to go cheaper than $1000 for a gaming laptop leads to debilitating compromises.

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