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July 22, 2011 8:39:09 PM

i want to buy laptop for gaming mostly(gta iv series , other similar games) . budget is $1300 .. please suggest me the best brand, processor ( i5 or i7), n best graphics card brand under my budget and also is there much difference in hd or led displays etc , please help me ..

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July 22, 2011 9:40:43 PM

I know this beast was going for around $1300 not long ago.......

MSI GX660-260US


Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

CPU Type
Intel Core i5-460M (2.53GHz)

Screen
15.6"

Memory Size
4GB DDR3

Hard Disk
500GB

Optical Drive
DVD Super Multi

Graphics Card
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870

Video Memory
1GB DDR5

Communication
Gigabit LAN and WLAN

Card slot
1 x Express Card/54

Battery Life
up to 3 hours

Dimensions
14.97" x 10.24" x 1.77"

Weight
7.70 lbs.

CPU

CPU Type
Intel Core i5

CPU Speed
460M(2.53GHz)

Chipset

Chipset
Intel HM55

Display

Screen Size
15.6"

Wide Screen Support
Yes

Resolution
1366 x 768

Operating Systems

Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Graphics

GPU/VPU
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870

Video Memory
1GB DDR5

Graphic Type
Dedicated Card

Hard Drive

HDD
500GB

HDD RPM
7200rpm

Memory

Memory
4GB

Memory Spec
2GB x 2

Memory Type
204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM

Max Memory Supported
6GB

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi

Optical Drive Interface
Integrated

Communications

LAN
10/100/1000Mbps

WLAN
802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN

Bluetooth
Yes

Ports

Card Slot
1 x Express Card/54

USB
2 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.0

Video Port
1 x VGA

HDMI
1 x HDMI

Other port
1 x eSATA

Audio Ports
1 x Microphone jack; 1 x Headphone jack

Audio

Audio
DTS Surround Sensation Ultra-PC

Speaker
2 HD Speakers + 1 Subwoofer
Dynaudio Premium Speakers

Input Device

Touchpad
Single touch Touchpad

Keyboard
103 keys (Chiclet)

Supplemental Drive

Card Reader
4 in 1 Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/XD)

Webcam
720p HD Webcam

Power

Battery
9-cell lithium ion

Battery Life
up to 3 hours

Physical Specifications

Dimensions
14.97" x 10.24" x 1.77"

Weight
7.70 lbs.



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July 22, 2011 9:41:16 PM

There are many good brands for gaming computers. My brother has an ASUS and they are pretty good for the price point. An i7 processor is probably the way to go since you play GTA IV and that game is optimized for quad cores. As far as GPUs anything Nvidia GT 540M or AMD Radeon 6650M should be good enough. As far as displays go, they are all HD. 1360 x 768 is the resolution that is quite common. You are gonna pay a premium for higher resolutions. Of course if you have a lower resolution display, you won't need the fastest parts out there. A far as I know all of the displays are LCD that are LED back lit.

Here are some suggestions:

lenovo IdeaPad Y570 (08622JU) Notebook Intel Core i7 2630QM(2.00GHz) 15.6" 8GB Memory DDR3 1333 750GB HDD 5400rpm BD Combo NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS K53 Series K3SV-B1 Notebook Intel Core i7 2630QM(2.00GHz) 15.6" 6GB Memory DDR3 1333 640GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Acer Aspire AS5750G-9463 Notebook Intel Core i7 2630QM(2.00GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory DDR3 1066 640GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS G Series G53SW-XN1 Notebook Intel Core i7 2630QM(2.00GHz) 15.6" 6GB Memory 500GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(this may be the best choice for the price)

Acer Aspire AS7750G-9657 Notebook Intel Core i7 2630QM(2.00GHz) 17.3" 6GB Memory 750GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi AMD Radeon HD 6650M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HP Pavilion dv7-6195us Notebook Intel Core i7 2630QM(2.00GHz) 17.3" 8GB Memory 1TB HDD 5400rpm BD Combo AMD Radeon HD 6770M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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July 29, 2011 1:23:03 AM

@finn281175
@tacobravo

thanks for ur reply ... but what bout compaq is the brand any good ? i m really pressurised for buying compaq . please tell me about it . also isnt HP n sony vaio good? esp . i hve HP desktop n it never had any problems..
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July 29, 2011 1:58:53 AM

Compaq seems to be HP's more budget oriented brand. There's probably not much there for you. Sony is great, but much like Apple, their products are somewhat more expensive than what other company would offer at a comparable spec. HP has nice laptops, especially their ENVY series, which is worth looking into if you like their design/build quality/build material (aluminum outer shell, like Macs). Spec wise, taco already listed a bunch of nice choices, with the Lenovo Y570 and the HP dv7 probably being the best bang for your buck.
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July 30, 2011 1:38:30 PM

hey man , liked the site . but they r not of any brand or we have to order online from site ?? also should i buy higher model of i7 than i72600k n what graphics card combination would be the best with processor to avoid bottleneck .. want to play crysis n gta 4 at max settings n what least processor speed should i look for these games to play also is ddr3 ok if not getting ddr5..
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July 30, 2011 11:59:52 PM

well looking forward @ hp envy 17 core i7 .. somebody please tell me that core i5 is better or i7 also tell me is it really worth it ?? ( money not a problem ) watched a lot youtube reviews and games played at envy 17 .. tell me about it . also is it radiant display or is it better than radiant ?? please need help !!
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July 31, 2011 12:10:06 AM

hey man please tell me about hp envy 17 .. is it quad core or have to upgrade it and please review it breifly ,, thanks
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August 2, 2011 12:32:41 AM

the hp envy's can be either dual core i5s or quad cores i7s. That's a $100 difference.

Base specs for $1299:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
2nd generation Intel(R) Dual Core(TM) i5-2410M (2.3 GHz, 3MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz
1GB GDDR5 Radeon(TM) HD 6850M Graphics [HDMI]
6GB 1333MHz DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
750GB 7200RPM Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
6-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery (standard) - Up to 2.25 hours of battery life +++
17.3" diagonal HD+ HP BrightView Infinity LED Display (1600 x 900)
SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner
HP TrueVision HD Webcam
Intel 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth(R) with Wireless Display Support
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard with numeric keypad


More info on the graphics card:

http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-6850M.43079....

Overall a great system.
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August 2, 2011 12:40:20 AM

tacobravo said:
the hp envy's can be either dual core i5s or quad cores i7s. That's a $100 difference.

Base specs for $1299:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
2nd generation Intel(R) Dual Core(TM) i5-2410M (2.3 GHz, 3MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz
1GB GDDR5 Radeon(TM) HD 6850M Graphics [HDMI]
6GB 1333MHz DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
750GB 7200RPM Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
6-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery (standard) - Up to 2.25 hours of battery life +++
17.3" diagonal HD+ HP BrightView Infinity LED Display (1600 x 900)
SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner
HP TrueVision HD Webcam
Intel 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth(R) with Wireless Display Support
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard with numeric keypad


More info on the graphics card:

http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-6850M.43079....

Overall a great system.

just one thing man i live in india and its not available without 3d and is i5 at very high $ 2000 something . i need i7 without 3d , where can i get it ? is there any international shipping from hp ?
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August 2, 2011 12:57:25 AM

"HP International Shipping?
I want to purchase an HP PC, specifically this one: (sorry for the long link)

http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/computer_can...

I wanted to know if I can get this shipped to Japan because I don't want a Japanese model (so please don't give me the HP Japan site link), and it's much cheaper if I buy from US. HP doesn't seem to ship it outside US so anyone know a site that I can buy this from and get it shipped here?

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If you utilize a parcel forwarding company then you can order from the US Hp website and any other US based website for that matter

I've used a company called Bongo International for a almost a year now- you set up a US postal address on their site, they receive your items from any US based online website and put it all in one box if needed.(This saves $ on shipping.) Then they ship it overseas to you. You can track on their website the whole way, great website technology.

Here is the link of transit times, info, etc. to Japan through Bongo:
http://www.bongous.com/country-informati

Good luck, that is a sweet computer!
Source(s):
http://www.bongous.com"

That seems to be a way to order stuff on the US website and get it shipped to your location
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