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What gaming laptop should I get? $1400 budget

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June 23, 2012 5:28:43 AM

Im looking for a gaming laptop for playing games like BF3 and Skyrim without lag. Good videocard, maybe around 6-8 GB of ram, i7 processer. Preferably a 15 inch screen or bigger. Thanks!

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June 23, 2012 7:44:20 AM

Budget?
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June 23, 2012 3:11:20 PM

Maziar said:
Budget?


It says $1400 in the title.
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June 23, 2012 3:42:03 PM

I am assuming you want the gaming laptop because you wont be home often and want to play games where ever you are. So I recommend the "Alienware M14x".
has a core i7, 8GB of RAM, and a 2GB NVIDIA GT 650M GPU, but you can customize it.

I really hope you want a laptop only because you will hardly ever be home, not because you want to lay in bed and play games, because a gaming laptop is a waste of money. You could get a desktop with 2-3x the power for the same price.
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June 23, 2012 3:47:00 PM

Pepto said:
I am assuming you want the gaming laptop because you wont be home often and want to play games where ever you are. So I recommend the "Alienware M14x".
has a core i7, 8GB of RAM, and a 2GB NVIDIA GT 650M GPU.

I really hope you want a laptop only because you will hardly ever be home, not because you want to lay in bed and play games, because a gaming laptop is a waste of money. You could get a desktop with 2-3x the power for the same price.


Haha. I'm actually writing this for my friend lol that's that I was telling him to do buy or build a desktop. Is it hard to build a desktop. I've seen newegg video and it seems tough but I thing I could handle it. Anyways could you recommend any desktop for gaming with about the same specifications.

Thanks!
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June 23, 2012 3:49:33 PM

He wants a desktop but his parents don't want him too get one since they already have one but still could you recommend a good desktop pc with about the same specs. We might try to reconvince them with your advice like that
Its cheaper
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June 23, 2012 3:59:35 PM

Are you sure the alienware is good to buy? I heard you could get gaming laptops same price for different brand but I couldn't seem to find one with good specs. Anyways anyhelp would be good
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June 23, 2012 4:06:23 PM

oops sorry,I was answering too much threads so I didn't read the topic title :D  anyway,Sager NP9150/MSI GT60 get my vote
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June 23, 2012 6:38:51 PM

genardas said:
Are you sure the alienware is good to buy? I heard you could get gaming laptops same price for different brand but I couldn't seem to find one with good specs. Anyways anyhelp would be good


I only recommend alien ware because it has a good warranty.Building a desktop is very simple, but you have to be cautious as the parts are sensitive to static.

But for $1400 you could get a system with:
Core i5 3570k CPU
8GB of DDR3 1600 RAM
GTX680
Z77 Motherboard with PCI-e 3.0
OCZ Fatal1ty 750W Modular Gaming Power Supply
$80 Full Tower Case
1TB HDD

or

Core i5 3570k CPU
8GB of DDR3 1600 RAM
GTX670
Corsair H70 all in one water cooler
Z77 Motherboard with PCI-e 3.0
OCZ Fatal1ty 750W Modular Gaming Power Supply
$80 Full Tower Case
1TB HDD

These specs listed above are about 2-3x faster than any gaming laptop for your price.

A gaming laptop is not future proof for games. It will start to slow down on newer games in about 2-3 years, a gaming desktop with good specs, like listed above, will last you a good 7-8 years. Laptops are also almost impossible to upgrade after so many years, a desktop can be upgraded ever 2-3 years saving you hundreds of dollars. Laptops overall are just not good for gaming.
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June 23, 2012 6:50:24 PM

Yeah man screw the laptop. Unfortunently my friends parents want to get a laptop so he can use it and incase they o somewhere if they would so they can bring the laptop to use even though they got an iPad... Lol anyways thanks I myself am thinking of selling my macbook pro for about $1100 and building a desktop maybe a hackintosh. Anyways thanks for the help but my friends just said if he has to get a laptop screw it.

Thanks for the help though

Pepto said:
I only recommend alien ware because it has a good warranty.Building a desktop is very simple, but you have to be cautious as the parts are sensitive to static.

These specs listed above are about 2-3x faster than any gaming laptop for your price.

A gaming laptop is not future proof for games. It will start to slow down on newer games in about 2-3 years, a gaming desktop with good specs, like listed above, will last you a good 7-8 years. Laptops are also almost impossible to upgrade after so many years, a desktop can be upgraded ever 2-3 years saving you hundreds of dollars. Laptops overall are just not good for gaming.

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July 2, 2012 10:09:59 AM

Hi,
I am also suggesting Dell Alienware. But if you choose a refurbished one you will get a laptop with very best configuration within your budget. Thanks
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July 12, 2012 12:06:51 AM

Best answer selected by genardas.
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