I need advice pls help me

Hello,I wanna a new laptop for playing the latest games and another works.My last laptop was Dell.And i will buy a new one.

My criterions are they

İt must be maximum 1250-1300 USD

I will play pc games so it's graphic gard must be good.And i wanna use this laptop minimum 2-3 years so it must run the latest games for 2-3 years.

I don't know that what's i7 or i5 for but u can help me about this topic too i think.

İt must open and close as fast as possible so what do i need for that?

Thanks for helping...
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  1. Well, I need to know a few other things, including country, size, and battery life of laptop you are looking at.

    Please copy and paste the question in this link and paste them here in a reply (don't forget to answer them! :) )

  2. sercanreyiz said:
    İt must open and close as fast as possible so what do i need for that?
    Open and close?
    Can you explain what you mean - and why it's important?
  3. I'm pretty sure he meant start up and shut down... for that, the best solution would be an SSD Hard drive. SSDs are expensive. And there aren't many laptop models in your price range that come with an SSD... If there are any.
  4. Okey HpFreak ty for help again:)

    1. What is your budget?

    1250-1300 USD

    2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?

    15.6 or 17.3 it's enough for me

    3. What screen resolution do you want?

    I wanna a good screen resolution you can give me advices about this i think

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

    I need a portable laptop

    5. How much battery life do you need?

    This criterion isn't so important for me.

    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)?

    Yes i want to play the games with my laptop.İt's avp game settings.
    - Intel Pentium IV / AMD Athlon 64 3000+ ve üzeri işlemci
    - 1 GB RAM
    - ATI Radeon X1600 veya nVidia GeForce 6600 ve üzeri ekran kartı
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 ve üzeri işlemci
    - 2 GB RAM
    - ATI Radeon HD2900 Pro veya nVidia GeForce 8800 ve üzeri ekran kartı

    I wanna play with medium or high graphics.
    7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)

    Yes i wanna a god video and photo.
    8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?

    150 gb or higher
    9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
    10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?

    2-3 years maybe

    11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
    DVD ROM and Writer
    12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and thebrands that you don't like and explain the reasons.

    They are enough for me.

    13. What country do you live in?

    14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
  5. I live in Turkey
  6. What are some of the online websites you can shop at in Turkey?
  7. I'm currently searching on Amazon for a laptop.

    I have to say sercanreyiz, portability, gaming and 17" laptops don't blend.

    You'll automatically be looking at a 6+ pound laptop (not KG) if you want something big like that.
  8. Laptop good for some gaming, 15.6" weights 6.4 Pounds, has a 540m, and a Core i7, which is good for things like programming, costs 1000 dollars.: http://www.amazon.com/N53SV-XV1-15-6-Inch-Versatile-Entertainment-Aluminum/dp/B004L9M4QY/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1312817492&sr=1-3

    Great for gaming, 560m, Core i5, 17.3" Screen, 7.5 Pounds, 1150 Dollars:


    Good for gaming, more portable then the Toshiba above, this laptop has a 460m, which is a good graphics card for gaming, but it isn't as good as the Toshiba Qosmio, you'll still be able to play the games you want on max, it has a Core i7, like many of the other ones, which will help the computer turn on and off faster, and also do lots of other things. It costs 1360 Dollars.

    These computers will still take a while to turn on and on, probably between 40-120 seconds.

    You can make it start up in 5-10 seconds if you buy a different type of hard drive, called SSD- Solid State Drive.

    SSDs are digital memory, so they are accessed much faster, and you can load files like Windows 7 much faster.

    The standard hard drive, is a mechanical hard drive, these come in different speeds measured in RPM, the average hard drive is either 5,400 rpm, or 7,200 rpm, 7,200 rpm is better, since it spins faster, there are hard drives that have 10,000 rpm, but they are expensive, and SSDs would be a better hard drive to get.

    Here is a comparison between prices of SSDs and HDDs (Mechanical Hard drives)


    64 GB: 120 Dollars
    128 GB: 200 Dollars
    256 GB: 400 Dollars
    512 GB: 700 Dollars

    HDDs (Mechanical Hard drives)

    7,200 RPM

    250 GB: 50 Dollars
    500 GB: 70 Dollars
    750 GB: 90 Dollars
    1000 GB: 100 Dollars

    5,400 RPM

    250 GB: 45 Dollars
    500 GB: 60 Dollars
    640 GB: 75 Dollars
    750 GB: 90 Dollars
    1000 GB: 100 Dollars

    If you do have the money you'd like to spend on a SSD, that's great. But it will take a while depending on your experience to set it up, and you'll have to re-install windows onto the SSD, along with all the correct drivers for both the laptop and SSD.

    The best thing would be to buy a laptop that comes with a SSD, but those laptops are generally very expensive, even if the rest of the parts aren't very good.
  9. You know for that price I think you can get a good laptop that isn't Dell. Since you want a laptop for gaming, I think Dell is not the best choice because they always try to save money on the graphics card, which is a very important component in a gaming pc.

    If you must get a dell, I'd look at Alienware M14x, it's a 14" system, but it's got the best mid range GPU and should fit into your budget. (i7-2630, with 4gb ram and GT555m comes around 1200 USD)

    While alternatively you could look at
    Sager Np8130 - 15", GTX560m, i7-2630
    Asus G73 - 17", i7-740qm, GTX460m, but you will probably be able to find the 560m models as well.
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