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Gaming Laptop that can run SWTOR high settings

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January 25, 2012 8:37:04 AM

1. What is your budget?

Hopefully as little as I have to pay. Pref less than $1500.


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

17in

3. What screen resolution do you want?

best

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)?

SWTO on high.

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

I guess the option to use this "toy" for after effects/PS and sony vegas would be nice.

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?

N/A


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

Don't need anything special.

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.

Pref not msi.

13. What country do you live in?

USA

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.

Pretty much will be used for gaming wirelessly. Dont have a desktop, so this thing will have to do it all.

Currently have a Sony Vaio i7, 8gb, Nvidia 310m. Useless for SWTOR.



I have looked at a Sagar NP8150

http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=product_cus...

an Asus G73SW

http://www.buy.com/prod/asus-g73sw-a1-17-3-notebook-int...

and an Alienware Mx17

http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-M17x-r3/pd.aspx.


Any way to get the higher vid cards in a $1200 range?
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January 25, 2012 9:52:01 AM

myztery said:
Any way to get the higher vid cards in a $1200 range?
Hello myztery;
Just barely - with compromises. You have 'pay to play' when you're talking about laptops.

From the THG article: Star Wars: The Old Republic: PC Performance, Benchmarked

Judging by the desktop video card performance we can expect that the GTX 560M equipped notebooks will perform just a bit below the GTX 550Ti / Radeon HD 5770. With the GTX 570M notebook graphics cards you get gaming performance just a bit above the same cards.
You have to step up to the GTX 580M or Radeon HD 6990M to get performance above the desktop GTX 460 / HD 6850.
Looking for HD 6970 performance? You need to be looking at HD 6970M CrossfireX notebooks.

For around $1120 you can get a FORCE 1761 17" notebook
The compromises? It's a MSI chassis and a dual core 5-2430M 2.4Ghz CPU with GTX 570M graphics.
Includes 8GB RAM, 640GB 5400rpm HDD, 17.3" 1920x1080 LCD and Win7 Home Premium.

And a bit over $1500 for a Radeon HD 6990M equipped Sager NP 8170
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January 26, 2012 4:46:04 AM

How much better would a Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M GPU w/1.5GB GDDR5 in SLI mode be?

compared to the others mentioned?

Sager NP8180

Probably out of my price range, but possibly worth considering upping the range if it makes a big difference.
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a c 571 D Laptop
January 26, 2012 8:41:22 AM

2x GTX 560M SLI should be just a bit better than a single GTX 580M or desktop GTX 460M.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M review if you look just to the right of the review you'll see a vertical list of GPUs ranked by performance. It's not the same as actual benchmarks but it's a broad guide to where various cards or CFX/SLI combos rank in relation to other options.

I suppose you're already considered and discarded the desktop gaming rig option?
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January 26, 2012 1:14:25 PM

A desktop won't work for my situation. I am aware of the huge amount of cons and the limitations of a laptop.
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a c 571 D Laptop
January 26, 2012 1:16:09 PM

Just get the best graphics card you can afford without a 2nd mortgage.
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January 26, 2012 5:11:01 PM

Also, I found someone selling this guy.

http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...

Alienware mx18. claims to have a 460m SLI. I dont want to be ripped off, how can I confirm that the card is a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M SLI and not just the 460M. Per the benchmard page, there is a huge difference.

Pardon my ignorance, and thanks!
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a c 571 D Laptop
January 26, 2012 5:18:16 PM

Ask for a screen shot of the Device Manager window and it's Display Adapters.
There should be two GTX 460M showing in Device Manager
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a c 571 D Laptop
January 26, 2012 5:21:09 PM

The seller didnt say anything like SLI-capable, did he?
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a b D Laptop
January 26, 2012 5:26:20 PM

Yea myztery, that Laptop is GTX 460 SLI. and if you could even find one it stock for a good price, Get it. Cause other than ASUS this is your best option. the Republic of Gamers laptops is the best tho for the money
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January 26, 2012 7:50:12 PM

Quote:
Ask for a screen shot of the Device Manager window and it's Display Adapters.
There should be two GTX 460M showing in Device Manager


The screenshot confirmed the 2. What would be a fair price for this laptop?
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January 26, 2012 8:00:51 PM

I wouldn't buy from this site .... bad experiences w/ service department ..... but their web site does give a good cross section of what's available.

http://www.pro-star.com/index.cfm?mainpage=product&filt...

Never heard of Clevo ? They make Sager....they used to make Alienware before dell came along.

http://www.pro-star.com/index.cfm?mainpage=product&filt...

http://forum.notebookreview.com/sager-clevo/91510-clevo...

But at $1500, Id be looking at the 170HM
http://www.pro-star.com/index.cfm?mainpage=productdetai...
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February 7, 2012 3:31:13 AM

I ended up buying the mx18 for $1600. No shipping, no tax. Used, but it was purchased late Nov 2011. Its in perfect condition with receipt. It runs the game perfectly.

Thanks!

Myztery
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