Best Gaming Laptop $1000-$1300?

I am about to sell my old Gateway P7908u FX Laptop and I would like to know what is the better I can get with my budget, preferably 17" but 15.6" still works, preferably from Newegg.com... a good gaming laptop for the money, ready for some BF3. Thanks guys
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  1. Hello marcosxd;

    You can actually get better deals ATM from the MFGR's website for a couple contenders. @ $1000
    Dell XPS 17 @ $950
    Core i7-2630QM CPU, 6GB RAM, 500GB 7200rpm HDD, 17.3" 1920x1080 LCD w/ GT 555M graphics
    HP Pavilion dv7t Quad Edition $999
    Core i7-2630QM CPU, 8GB RAM, 700GB 5400rpm HDD, 17.3" 1920x1080 LCD w/ Radeon HD 6770M graphics. (included 2yr warranty)
  2. Some 15.6" options @ NewEgg:

    Some 17" options @ NewEgg:

    That last option: @ $1150 ASUS G73SW-XN with Core i7-2630QM & GTX 460M is probably the best option in your budget range @ NewEgg.
    And that's because the GTX 460M / i7-2630 will probably 'game' best of anything listed here so far.
  3. Considering your old Gateway P-7908u has a C2D P8700 2.53Ghz CPU and GTX 260M graphics card -
    I'd say the only option that makes sense is the ASUS G73SW. Both the GT 555M and Radeon HD 6770M aren't that much more powerful than the GTX 260M.

    I'd even suggest you keep your (2yr old?) Gateway a bit longer - till you can get a bit more into your upgrade budget and spring for a GTX 560M or better graphics card.

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  4. WR2 said:
    Considering your old Gateway P-7908u has a C2D P8700 2.53Ghz CPU and GTX 260M graphics card -
    I'd say the only option that makes sense is the ASUS G73SW. Both the GT 555M and Radeon HD 6770M aren't that much more powerful than the GTX 260M.

    I'd even suggest you keep your (2yr old?) Gateway a bit longer - till you can get a bit more into your upgrade budget and spring for a GTX 560M or better graphics card.

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    First of all Thanks for your valuable answers!
    What most concerns me is the CPU and Video card, then the screen size but it is optional... what do you think about this one?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230099

    Is the GTX 560M much better than the 460M and previous video cards you listed?

    Can you recomend me a couple of more based on CPU + Video Card performance? I would appreciate it

    If I have to spend the $1300 or maybe 50 more bucks I would do it. The key here is to get the better gaming laptop I can and do the same in about 2 years... sell it at a good price while still can.

    Thanks!
  5. The GTX 560M is a decent enough upgrade over the GTX 460M to be worth the extra $50.

    The next step up would be a GTX 570M or Radeon HD 6950M. I think you'd find that upgrading the CPU above i7-2360M would probably push the price well past your budget.

    If you want to price out some other gaming options you can pick and choose components on a custom laptop gaming site like http://www.xoticpc.com/
  6. Check this link if you want to check and compare more gaming GPU benchmarks:
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/Computer-Games-on-Laptop-Graphic-Cards.13849.0.html
  7. Too late. Sale is over. Back to full price.
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