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Looking for 17'' Gaming Laptop Around $800 more or less

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April 19, 2012 6:47:42 AM

1. What is your budget? more or less around $800, less is better :D 

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 17 inches or more

3. What screen resolution do you want? doesn't matter, the best to play diablo 3 in

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? i need it for gaming mostly

5. How much battery life do you need? enough, i guess around 2-4+ hours? it will be plugged in most of time i assume

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)? Diablo3, WoW, HoN, LoL i want to at least play in average settings

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.) nothing else just mainly gaming and doing homework with microsoft word or something

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? i want over or around 500gb? i also want 7200rpm

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links. Whatever sites that seem legit

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop? maybe 4-5 years? this isnt important

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? i would like the basic dvd rom but blueray is always nice

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. I prefer brands that ARE NOT: HP, Toshiba, or Dell. i have heard bad stories about these laptops and their heating issues

13. What country do you live in? USA

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed. Again i want this laptop for Diablo 3 mainly but i will play other games as well. I want the gpu and cpu to sort of stay high end also and i know this might sound stupid for a laptop around 800 but what could it hurt to ask. Also i want a good laptop that wont overheat THAT MUCH thanks again!

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April 20, 2012 6:47:09 AM

aha yeah i agree but i wanna keep my options open a bit longer before i go for it.

i wanna find the best i can get with my money at the moment.

are there any laptops around my price range/specs with a gtx 560?
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April 20, 2012 7:09:33 AM

nightstrife408 said:
aha yeah i agree but i wanna keep my options open a bit longer before i go for it.

i wanna find the best i can get with my money at the moment.

are there any laptops around my price range/specs with a gtx 560?

No there aren't.
The best choice is the G73JH(that you posted). It's CPU isn't very fast but since gaming is your main purpose,then it's a good choice because HD 5870M performs pretty much like 560M
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April 20, 2012 7:36:37 AM

sorry to barge into ur thread, but i looked at the website and its prices seem a little TOO good, any idea of this sites legitimacy?
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April 20, 2012 7:55:59 AM

What computer do you currently play games on? In regards to how high to aim, I'd like to have a reference point. At $800, you can either:
1) Work at cutting down the price to get the cheapest computer with a Radeon 7690M GDDR5 (HP) or...
2) Figure out a way to fit something like a GTX 560M or 650M in your budget. I know XoticPC.com sells them for $891. But you'd need a copy of Windows

There are a couple of very important things to consider:
1) Get GDDR5, not DDR3. You need to check to make sure you get the right one.
2) What resolution do you want? I prefer 1600x900 for a laptop because you sacrifice gaming performance with a higher resolution screen (more pixels to render). However, a 1366x768 screen kinda sucks to use in my opinion.

EDIT: XoticPC link: http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np6175-clevo-w170er-eta-42...
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April 20, 2012 7:59:13 AM

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sorry to barge into ur thread, but i looked at the website and its prices seem a little TOO good, any idea of this sites legitimacy?
That price isn't that good. It's a 1st Gen i7. You can get a 2nd Gen i7 w/ GTX 650M (roughly 10% faster) for $891. Not to say either price is bad, but to say that price isn't suspiciously good.
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April 20, 2012 8:04:52 AM

List (to be developed further, so "refresh" periodically):
1) $590 15.6" Lenovo i5-2410M w/ GT 555M GDDR5 http://outlet.lenovo.com/laptops/0862xb3.html
2) $633 15.6" HP i5-2430M w/ Radeon 7690M GDDR5 http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/store_access...
3) $610 15.6" Lenovo i7-2670QM w/ GT 555M GDDR5 http://outlet.lenovo.com/laptops/0862xd1.html
4) $518 17.3" Lenovo i5-2410M w/ Radeon 6650M DDR3 http://outlet.lenovo.com/laptops/1037xf8.html

It looks like to me like you can either spend less than $800 for less than $800 of performance, wait for an unanticipated crazy deal @ $800, or increase your price range a little bit up to $900 or $950.

NOTES:
-The Lenovos are GDDR5 ( http://www.laptopreviews.com/lenovo-ideapad-y570-review... )
-The Lenovos have TERRIBLE GT 555M's ( http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-555M.419... )
Consider that Lenovo is misleading you and renaming the part incorrectly.
-HP's 33% off code is required for the price I quote. Sign up for their email list to receive coupons every couple weeks.
-#4 uses DDR3 ( http://www.notebook.ru/notebook/lenovo-essential-g770-1... )
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April 20, 2012 8:46:09 AM

well now my dilemma is between the Sager NP6175 and the Asus G73JH-A2 haha

i do agree with the sager's better cpu but would the 650m be better than the 5870? i will be using this to play a lot of Diablo 3 and HoN and maybe some LoL. I want to atleast run medium


also what about the heating and fan noise when comparing the 650 and 5870?
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April 20, 2012 10:23:48 AM

650M is slower but runs cooler
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April 22, 2012 4:22:42 AM

I highly recommend you just wait a couple weeks. As Ivy Bridge rolls out, the Sandy Bridge laptops will drop a bit. Your call though.
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April 24, 2012 10:16:34 PM

I'm closing this tab in my browser. PM me if you come back.
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July 2, 2012 7:30:46 AM

:hello:  ,
The best option is Dell Alienware M17x. It's a fantastic one for gaming. If your budget is not allowing to purchase new one, try for refurbished laptops also. Thank you. :) 
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