I'm new to the forums and would greatly appreciate some assistance in selecting a gaming laptop. I am currently a firefighter and need a portable PC to indulge in my "gaming habbits" as my current laptop is getting older and has proudly taken its fair share of abuse. I personally would rather have a desktop PC but working every other day for 24hrs its just not possible.
$2000 - $3000
Gaming, more specifically I'm pretty pumped for SW:TOR so in preperation this laptop is being bought. I'm no idiot and I know with the advancment of technology I wont be able to play on "High" or "Ultra" setting of games that are released 2-3 years from now. I would like to have something that will last me 3 years and progress slowly from "Ultra" "High" "Medium" "Low" as the years go on, until I must upgrade again. I'm guessing on my budget I could get something that would reasonably play anything released in the next 2 or so years.
I currently own an Asus and could not be more proud of the abuse this machine has took the last 3 years, I've dropped it, spilled things on it, manually taken it apart and left random pieces out (lost a camera card in it somehow? don't ask because I don't know!!) and it still works like a charm. Don't get me wrong I dont purposely abuse computers but once I know its time to upgrade I may treat it a little worse than I should. I can gurantee my new computer will have a good home for atleast 2 years, until I become just a little complacent and probably spill things on it. So I would be happy to see a high end Asus pop up from you guys. Don't let that influence your decisions though, I want everyone's opinion on any brand, so any brand is completely and totally and option!
Ladies and Genetleman this is totally up to you!!! surprise me! build me a gaming worthy laptop on my budget and include what you think would benefit me the most!!!!!! I appreciate all the help!!!!!!!
I personally would rather have a desktop PC but working every other day for 24hrs its just not possible.
Are you sure about that?
I know a full gaming tower is out of the question but you can still get a sweet gaming PC into a surprisingly small form factor. Not too much larger than a lunch box (okay, a BIG lunchbox). Something like the SILVERSTONE Sugo SG01 will handle a desktop Core i5-2500K CPU and desktop CFX/SLI video card setup.
You're budget is big enough for a 24" 1920x1080 gaming LCD at home and a 21.5" 1920x1080 LCD (with mouse and keyboard) at the station.