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How can I choose a laptop for gaming

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February 28, 2012 2:00:25 AM

Hello everyone, Im new at this and I don't know how to choose a laptop for gaming
I want to know which one of those is better, and what are the pros and cons because the second choice is a bit cheaper.
Thank you for your help.

HP Pavilion dv6-6c65ee Notebook PC

Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM Processor (6M Cache, 2.20 GHz)
8GB DDR3 RAM 1066MHz
750 GB HDD 5400 rpm
DVDRW DL drive
15.6" Full HD anti-glare LED display (1920 x 1080)
AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT with 2 GB DDR5 dedicated
Web Camera
WiFi - Bluetooth - USB - Ethernet 10/100/1000
Memory card reader
Full size with integrated numeric keypad
TouchPad
6-cell Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery

HP Pavilion DV6-6c55ee Notebook PC

Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM Processor (6M Cache, 2.20 GHz)
6GB DDR3 RAM 1066MHz
750GB HDD 5400 rpm
DVDRW DL drive
15.6"HD LED BrightView display (1366 x 768)
AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT with 2GB GDDR5 dedicated VRAM
Webcam with Integrated Digital Microphone
WiFi - Bluetooth - USB - Ethernet 10/100
Memory card reader
Full size with integrated numeric keypad
TouchPad
6-cell Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery

HP Pavilion dv6qt series

- 2nd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM (2.2 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz
- 2GB AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7690M GDDR5 Discrete Graphics(TM) [HDMI, VGA]
- 6GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
- 750GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
- 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
- 15.6" High Definition HP LED Brightview (1366x768)
- HP TrueVision HD Webcam with Integrated Digital Microphone and HP SimplePass Fingerprint Reader
- Intel 802.11b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth(R)
- Standard Keyboard with numeric keypad

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February 28, 2012 2:09:08 AM

HP is a terrible brand. If you want something good buy a different one.

Maybe an Alienware or higher end dell XPS? There are custom vendors that make some good stuff too.
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February 28, 2012 2:13:17 AM

I didn't know that. I thought it only depends on the processor or graphics card I choose for example. Thank you so much!
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February 28, 2012 2:37:11 AM

I recommend looking at some asus laptops. Lenovo's are good too but I believe the Asus's have better gpus.
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February 28, 2012 10:22:16 PM

+1 to Asus. Makes me think of this.

This is old, but was posted on Toms and is very interesting:



Article:
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/most-least-reliable-no...

EDIT: We use all HPs at work and they are breaking constantly.

Somewhere on toms there is a form you are supposed to fill out and post with price range, usage, etc that is really useful if you want good feedback.
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February 28, 2012 10:49:44 PM

deadlockedworld said:
+1 to Asus. Makes me think of this.

This is old, but was posted on Toms and is very interesting:

http://media.bestofmicro.com/X/I/230598/original/Capture4.PNG

Article:
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/most-least-reliable-no...

EDIT: We use all HPs at work and they are breaking constantly.

Somewhere on toms there is a form you are supposed to fill out and post with price range, usage, etc that is really useful if you want good feedback.


Wow thats good to know! I've always used Toshiba, and I don't know why I thought that HP was better!
Thank you!
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February 28, 2012 10:52:38 PM

well after alot of research, and your help, I decided to go for Lenovo
I found it's price reasonable, it might be bulky or heavy, but its good otherwise... I hope.
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February 28, 2012 10:59:52 PM

Other:
You may wish to get NVIDIA OPTIMUS technology. Laptops with this have two graphics cards, however unlike the AMD versions with two graphics card the OPTIMUS technology can turn the high-end GPU off 100% to save on heat and noise.

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February 29, 2012 10:00:17 PM

photonboy said:
Other:
You may wish to get NVIDIA OPTIMUS technology. Laptops with this have two graphics cards, however unlike the AMD versions with two graphics card the OPTIMUS technology can turn the high-end GPU off 100% to save on heat and noise.



I got the laptop (Lenovo) today and it does have 2 graphic cards, NVIDIA. but my second issue is that I don't know how to change my settings so that it could be at its best for games... I mean, which settings in graphic cards should I change?
here are some info about the laptop:

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.2GHz

NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M

Intel(R) HD Graphics Family

DirectX 11
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February 29, 2012 11:17:57 PM

It should change graphic setting automatically, if not im sure there is a simple thing in the control panel.

One thing that you do want to look at is your power use settings though -- many windows laptops have modes to "conserve battery" and you dont want any of that on if you are gaming. Choose the highest performance mode you are given.
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February 29, 2012 11:36:21 PM

laptop for gaming is an incorrect statement.
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February 29, 2012 11:43:42 PM

guavasauce said:
laptop for gaming is an incorrect statement.


Hi :) 

Hehe :) 

Totally agree....

All the best Brett :) 
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February 29, 2012 11:51:27 PM

For gaming, should have gotten, Two words:

Clevo...

Oh wait that is one word...

Clevo...
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March 11, 2012 2:18:17 PM

Best answer selected by iris26.
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March 13, 2012 11:01:58 AM

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