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Top gaming laptop - help me choose!

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July 5, 2011 8:20:06 AM

Hello,

Looking at buying a gaming laptop and could use some advise.
I have just moved to the uk so have around £1000 to play with, I need a laptop and not a gaming rig as I will probably move places and don't want to cart it all around.

Cant decide on a 15 or 17 inch, and or an i5:i7 processor. I do know I want a nvidia gtx graphics card, full hd and good resolution (maybe a Matt screen). I will be playing the latest and greatest so need something that can shine :) 

Thanks for all your help in advance, details of some laptops I found below.

1. What is your budget?
£1000-£1300

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
15"-17"

3. What screen resolution do you want?
Full hd highest resolution

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
gaming laptop

5. How much battery life do you need?
2-3 hours, more would be great

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)?
Starcraft 2, crysis etc all high settings

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
3d game programming

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
500gb should suffice

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

MEDION® ERAZER® X6813 15.6" Laptop £999
http://www.medion.com/gb/electronics/prod/MEDION®+ERAZER®+X6813+15.6%22+Laptop+%28MD97762%29/30012613A1?category=gamer_notebooks_24

MSI GX660R 15.6" WLED TFT Intel I5-460M, 6GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, ATI HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 - £959 (cpc sell £898)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=LT...

Asus g53 £1175
http://www.amazon.co.uk/G53SW-1920x1080-i7-2630QM-Quad-...

Asus g73 £ 1249
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or wait for g54/74???

Xplorer x6-9500 custom £1017
http://www.cyberpowersystem.co.uk/system/Xplorer_X6-950...

CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM Mobile Processor 2.00 GHz 6M Intel Smart Cache, Max Turbo Freq. 2.80 GHz
HDD: 500GB 5400RPM SATA300 HARD DRIVE [-25]
MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3-1333 SODIMM Memory (Corsair Value Select or Major Brand)
MOTHERBOARD: Intel HM67 Express Chipset Mainboard
SOUND: BUILT-IN AC 97 SOUND
VIDEO: NVIDIA GTX 460M 1.5GB PCIe Video

Vortex 17" Matt, 2.7 i7, 8gb memory, nvidia gtx 460, 500gb
£1300

Kobalt with new 560 / 570m, 8gb memory, Matt display , i7 2620m
£1769


10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
2-3 years

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
dvdrom

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.
weight is a factor. As is noise and screen quality. Ultimately looking for a top performing and quiet gaming laptop - asus sounds like the "quietest"

13. What country do you live in?
London uk

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
Liked alienware laptops, but look to pricey for not enough hardware. What do you think?

Cheers,

Shaun



July 5, 2011 2:56:44 PM

i would say the asus g73 or g53 are your best bet. they are basically the same except for screen size (so it depends on your preference).

the asus g74 (on newegg) is $1800 USD, so it might be out of your price range (idk the conversion rate), but if it isnt, it is definitely the best option.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

you might be able to find a slightly lower end g74 for a bit cheaper (without the blu-ray drive, and with less RAM)
a b D Laptop
July 7, 2011 4:11:08 PM

Newegg doesn't ship to UK.
Look at this Fry's G74... Better, and cheaper ;) 
http://www.frys.com/product/6684004?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...

17.3-inch LED-backlit Full HD display for immersive cinematic experience with resolution up to 1920 x 1080

2nd generation Intel Core i7-2630QM processor with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology for the best visibly smart performance that adapts to your needs

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M graphics with 3GB GDDR5 VRAM for leading DirectX 11 gaming

ASUS Power4Gear Hybrid that innovatively saves battery life and delivers extreme performance

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for quicker device charging and up to 10x faster transfers than USB 2.0

640GB 5400RPM hard drive and 12GB of DDR3 system memory for smooth computing and ample storage for all your games and media files

Backlit gaming keyboard with ergonomic tilt-up design for comfortable control in any lighting environment

EAX Advanced HD 5.0 Audio for premium gaming sound


All for 1399.99 USD You can't beat the price or specs.
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