What site to buy a gaming notebook(laptop) from?

Hello,

I have been searching to buy a new laptop for gaming recently, and have been at a loss. I know what/how to build a desktop, but laptops are a whole new ballgame. I am aiming to buy a 15.6" gaming orientated laptop, and looking for some community feedback on several retailers/websites/brands on what is the best overall deal/experience. The sites I'm looking at are
- ibuypower
-cyberpowerpc
-powernotebooks

all three look allright, but I have heard horror stories from ibuypower and cyberpowerpc. So I was just thinking of shelling out some extra money to buy straight from ASUS or Sager for a gaming laptop.

Feedback greatly appreciated!
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  1. Don't buy from ibuypower or cyberpowerpc they are not reliable.
  2. Xotic PC seems to get recommended a lot here. You can customize laptops from Sager, Asus and MSI from their website: http://www.xoticpc.com/

    edit: plus they offer price matching.
  3. lostandwandering said:
    Xotic PC seems to get recommended a lot here. You can customize laptops from Sager, Asus and MSI from their website: http://www.xoticpc.com/

    edit: plus they offer price matching.


    +1. I just purchased a Sager from Xotic PC. Great experience and great customer service.
  4. If price isn't as much of a concern you could always go Alienware. They've got the new M14X and the older M15X.
  5. Personal experience tells me XoticPC, OriginPC, aand Dell XPS/Alienware are all good and liked by the people who have bought ..
    but I have to say that I have purchased using JP over at xotic pc and it was a smooth all-around process. did not feel that he was trying to point me to what they wanted to sell, but more find what would fit what I asked for..
  6. OriginPC computers rock, but they're so dam expensive.
  7. randomstar said:
    Personal experience tells me XoticPC, OriginPC, aand Dell XPS/Alienware are all good and liked by the people who have bought ..
    but I have to say that I have purchased using JP over at xotic pc and it was a smooth all-around process. did not feel that he was trying to point me to what they wanted to sell, but more find what would fit what I asked for..


    Another +1 although I dealt with Brett. I was trying to find out what I needed and he did not try to sell me on the more expensive viseo card. I probably would have bought it if he did so don't tell him. :non:
  8. Within US go for XotpicPC, but really for international orders... their shipping is just too expensive.
  9. if you're on the west coast I would also recommend to take a look at
    http://www.digitalstormonline.com/
  10. I have been researching a new laptop for a few weeks now. I had my eye on the Asus G73. I love the look and the specs but the thing is just huge. I took the advice here and checked out XoticPC. I must say I have not found such wide variety of high end customizable laptops at such competitive prices as XoticPc. I ordered from them this evening. I went for a customized laptop based on the Clevo P150HM.
  11. nice choice, I have ordered one myself recently, haven't shipped yet though.
  12. so i customized this at cyperpower
    where can i find another comp like this not from cyberpower since it is unreliable

    *BASE_PRICE:[+1509]

    ADAPTER:Full Range 220W AC Adapter AC-in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, DC output 19V, 11.57A

    BAGS:None

    BATTERY:8 cell smart Lithium-Ion battery pack 76.96Wh

    BLUETOOTH:USB Bluetooth 2.0 Adapter [+10]

    CD:8X DVD±R/RW/4X + DL Super-Multi Drive (NB-370-DVDRW)

    CPU:Intel® Core™ i7-3820QM Mobile Processor 2.70 GHz 8M Smart Cache, Max Turbo Freq. 3.70 GHz [+346]

    DPORT:Built-in DisplayPort

    FLASHMEDIA:Built-In 9in1 Media Reader

    HDD:500GB 5400RPM SATA300 Hard Drive

    HDD2:750GB 7200RPM SATA300 Hard Drive [+139]

    INVERTER:Laptop Car Charger Inverter [+59]

    KEYBOARD:Built-in Keyboard

    MEMORY:16GB (4GBx4) DDR3-1333 SODIMM Memory [+96] (Corsair or Major Brand)

    MONITOR:None

    MOTHERBOARD:Mobile Intel HM77 Chipset Mainboard

    MOUSE:XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse [+5]

    NETWORK:Built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps Network Card

    NOTEBOOK:Clevo P170EM Gaming Notebook 17.3" Full HD 1920x1080 Display w/ Built-in 2.0 MP Webcam, Fingerprint Sensor, HDMI Port, Li-Ion Battery, & Universal AC Adapter

    NOTEBOOK_COVER:Xplorer X7 Gaming Notebook Cover - Original Black

    OS:Microsoft® Windows 7 Professional [+31] (64-bit Edition)

    RUSH:RUSH!!! READY TO SHIP IN 3 BUSINESS DAYS [+69]

    SECURITY:Built-in Biometric Fingerprint Sensor

    SERVICE:STANDARD 1-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY AND LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT

    SOUND:Built-in 3D Premium Surround Sound

    SPEAKERS:Razer Ferox Mobile Gaming 2.0 Speaker [+52]

    TVRC:None

    USB:Built-in 1x USB2.0 Ports + 3x USB3.0 Ports

    USBFLASH:None

    USBHD:None

    VIDEO:NVIDIA GTX 675M 2GB PCIe Video

    VIDEOCAMERA1:Built-in 2.0 Mega Pixel Webcam

    WNC:Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 a/b/g/n WiFi Card [Intel WiDi Ready] [+26]

    WTV:None

    _PRICE:(+2342)
  13. major706706 said:
    so i customized this at cyperpower
    where can i find another comp like this not from cyberpower since it is unreliable

    *BASE_PRICE:[+1509]

    ADAPTER:Full Range 220W AC Adapter AC-in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, DC output 19V, 11.57A

    BAGS:None

    BATTERY:8 cell smart Lithium-Ion battery pack 76.96Wh

    BLUETOOTH:USB Bluetooth 2.0 Adapter [+10]

    CD:8X DVD±R/RW/4X + DL Super-Multi Drive (NB-370-DVDRW)

    CPU:Intel® Core™ i7-3820QM Mobile Processor 2.70 GHz 8M Smart Cache, Max Turbo Freq. 3.70 GHz [+346]

    DPORT:Built-in DisplayPort

    FLASHMEDIA:Built-In 9in1 Media Reader

    HDD:500GB 5400RPM SATA300 Hard Drive

    HDD2:750GB 7200RPM SATA300 Hard Drive [+139]

    INVERTER:Laptop Car Charger Inverter [+59]

    KEYBOARD:Built-in Keyboard

    MEMORY:16GB (4GBx4) DDR3-1333 SODIMM Memory [+96] (Corsair or Major Brand)

    MONITOR:None

    MOTHERBOARD:Mobile Intel HM77 Chipset Mainboard

    MOUSE:XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse [+5]

    NETWORK:Built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps Network Card

    NOTEBOOK:Clevo P170EM Gaming Notebook 17.3" Full HD 1920x1080 Display w/ Built-in 2.0 MP Webcam, Fingerprint Sensor, HDMI Port, Li-Ion Battery, & Universal AC Adapter

    NOTEBOOK_COVER:Xplorer X7 Gaming Notebook Cover - Original Black

    OS:Microsoft® Windows 7 Professional [+31] (64-bit Edition)

    RUSH:RUSH!!! READY TO SHIP IN 3 BUSINESS DAYS [+69]

    SECURITY:Built-in Biometric Fingerprint Sensor

    SERVICE:STANDARD 1-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY AND LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT

    SOUND:Built-in 3D Premium Surround Sound

    SPEAKERS:Razer Ferox Mobile Gaming 2.0 Speaker [+52]

    TVRC:None

    USB:Built-in 1x USB2.0 Ports + 3x USB3.0 Ports

    USBFLASH:None

    USBHD:None

    VIDEO:NVIDIA GTX 675M 2GB PCIe Video

    VIDEOCAMERA1:Built-in 2.0 Mega Pixel Webcam

    WNC:Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 a/b/g/n WiFi Card [Intel WiDi Ready] [+26]

    WTV:None

    _PRICE:(+2342)


    Drop the 3820, its just a waste of money, spend that on a better gpu, recommend the 7970m or the 680m (if you can afford) or the 675 mx. The 675m is old and power hunger.

    You probably won't need 16 gb or ram unless you are rendering or video editiing, etc drop that down to 8.
  14. I usually buy on Newegg.com. they are a gaming websites with lots of gaming laptops and related components. I heard that they have some global exclusive launch on some gaming laptops already. MSI GS, Aorus X7, etc. seems very good customer review on those laptops.

    the newest GPU right now is GTX880 8GB Video memory. very powerful. the Aorus comes with dual graphics, looks real cool because it's thin and light gaming laptop.

    the only thing not good for a gaming laptop is it's too expensive, usually high end one will be around $1500+ even $2000+ some are $3999, OMG.
    also, Alienware is cool but much more expensive than same specification laptops from other brand, Asus, MSI, Lenovo, etc.
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