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New gaming laptop, need advice please!

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April 7, 2011 7:05:31 AM

Hey guys, I travel a lot and want a good laptop to play my games on. I play Starcraft 2, Rift, and will be playing Diablo 3 and Star Wars: TOR when they come out. I also love Mass effect and Dragon Age series, and basically anything that has the newest graphics.

I would really like a laptop that can play these games on the highest settings, and I am looking to spend up to $1500.

I found this, what do you guys think? Can someone please explain what Turbo Mode means in regards to the CPU? Also, is 4GB Ram still enough, or should I spend the extra $100 for 6GB?

17.3" (1920x1080) Full HD LED-Backlit Display with Super Clear Glossy Finish
Intel® Core™ i5-560M Processor ( 32nm, 3MB L3 Cache, 2.66GHz / 3.20GHz Turbo Mode)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M GPU with 1.5GB GDDR5 Video Memory
4GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz - 2 X 2GB
320GB 7200rpm SATA 300 Hard Disk Drive
No 2nd Hard Drive
No RAID Settings
Factory Chipset Audio
No Microsoft Office
Genuine MS Windows® 7 Home Premium 32/64-Bit Edition ( 64-Bit Preloaded )


I got this here http://www.factorgaming.com/configuration/NP8760


Thanks a lot guys I really appreciate any advice

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April 7, 2011 9:01:13 AM

Thanks, that list is quite a help. What does anyone think of the setup I have previously posted?
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April 7, 2011 4:25:24 PM

iahwhite said:
Thanks, that list is quite a help. What does anyone think of the setup I have previously posted?


The graphics are alright, 460M or 5870M is the best you can get under $1500. But it comes with older generation i5 processors. You can easily get newer gen i7s in that price range.

Take a look at Sager NP8130. It starts at $ 1172, comes with i7 2630QM as standard, and there are upgrade options as well.

Other lappy you could look at is Asus G53SW/G73SW.
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April 7, 2011 4:45:55 PM

Sager NP8130 @ XoticPC $1260
Core i7-2630QM Sandy Bridge CPU, 8GB RAM, 500GB, 15.6" 1920x1080 LCD w/ GTX 460M graphics & Win7 64bit
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