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April 16, 2012 11:20:07 PM

1. What is your budget?
~$1000

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
Does not matter

3. What screen resolution do you want?
Same as above

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

5. How much battery life do you need?
N/A

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)?
High, League of Legends, GRAW, D3, Blacklight, COD

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
PS2 Emulation (cpu intensive)

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

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
Amazon, unless the offered site has low shipping costs

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
Quite a while

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
Blueray would be nice, but not required

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.
The only laptop I've had is acer, and that constantly overheated. So I'd stay away from acer.

13. What country do you live in?
USA

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.

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April 16, 2012 11:46:18 PM

Portable gaming laptops is an orthodox (the smaller it is, the less potential it has). Gaming laptops are meant to be a desktop replacement with their 17 inch 1080p monitors, but try these.

This is a 14 inch laptop (more portable)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... .

This is a 17 inch laptop (more power)
http://www.amazon.com/Dell-XPS-17-i5-2410M-graphics/dp/...

Unfortunately, the sweet spot for gaming laptops seems to be just over $1000.

$1179.00 GTX 670M laptop
http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=product_cus...

The GTX 670M is basically a 570M but with a slight improvement in performance, like 5%-10%.

Good Luck.
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April 16, 2012 11:53:47 PM

samuelspark said:
Portable gaming laptops is an orthodox (the smaller it is, the less potential it has). Gaming laptops are meant to be a desktop replacement with their 17 inch 1080p monitors, but try these.

This is a 14 inch laptop (more portable)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... .

This is a 17 inch laptop (more power)
http://www.amazon.com/Dell-XPS-17-i5-2410M-graphics/dp/...

Unfortunately, the sweet spot for gaming laptops seems to be just over $1000.

$1179.00 GTX 670M laptop
http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=product_cus...

The GTX 670M is basically a 570M but with a slight improvement in performance, like 5%-10%.

Good Luck.


By portable I meant that I won't be using it at home much. When I go to college for example, I'd like to be able play games during break. Or during trips.
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April 17, 2012 12:09:40 AM

zentaki said:
By portable I meant that I won't be using it at home much. When I go to college for example, I'd like to be able play games during break. Or during trips.


You probably want to pay attention to decent battery life and a good screen. Try http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Mobile
There you can compare how a bunch of laptops perform in different games, compare their battery life, etc.



By the way, I'm really curious how people can play proper games on laptops, on a break in school or on a trip or outdoors or with lots of loud people around or without a mouse. I don't even like to have the TV on while gaming, let alone people around or God forbid sunlight!
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April 17, 2012 12:34:07 AM

killerclick said:
You probably want to pay attention to decent battery life and a good screen. Try http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Mobile
There you can compare how a bunch of laptops perform in different games, compare their battery life, etc.



By the way, I'm really curious how people can play proper games on laptops, on a break in school or on a trip or outdoors or with lots of loud people around or without a mouse. I don't even like to have the TV on while gaming, let alone people around or God forbid sunlight!


There's a silent zone in my college where people with computers can go where there's no talking aloud. The lights are dimmed which is a nice addition.
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April 17, 2012 12:56:05 AM

I'd actually go for the MSI laptop in your case, to save money and have a longer lasting battery.
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April 18, 2012 1:28:34 AM

killerclick said:
You probably want to pay attention to decent battery life and a good screen. Try http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Mobile
There you can compare how a bunch of laptops perform in different games, compare their battery life, etc.
sunlight!


Unfortunately the battery life benchmarks do not measure battery life while playing games for those who are interested in playing game while not plugged in. Not surprisingly play games on a laptop will quickly drain the battery.

My Lenovo Y470 is rated for a maximum of 4 hours of battery life under typical non-gaming conditions. Based on 8 timed tests which I timed while surfing, typing, and watching some Youtube videos, the shortest measured battery life was 3 hours and 35 minutes, the longest was 4 hours and 12 minutes (no Youtube and very little surfing). While testing Crysis the longest I was able to play the game was 57 minutes.
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