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Thinking about a gaming laptop

Last response: in Laptops & Notebooks
June 29, 2012 1:37:15 AM

So I'm looking for a gaming laptop. Obviously a 17.3" screen, I prefer one of the better graphics cards out there as well as a decent processor. I don't really know the differences between 3rd and 2nd generation processors. I understand people say buy a little laptop and get a desktop however that is not an option for me since I go back and forth between school and home for weeks at a time. I was wondering if you guys could maybe link some great laptops heres one I was thinking of buying

Please give me your thoughts and maybe some new ideas.

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June 29, 2012 1:58:59 AM

it depends on your budget. the reason why most people build a desktop because laptops are give or take only half the power of what a desktop is, because all the parts are designed to work at a lower tdp to conserve battery longevity. for instance, the gtx 675m according to notebook check is actually weaker than a HD 6870. and a HD 6870 card is about ~160-170$ compared to the price of what you pay for a laptop with a gtx 675m.
June 29, 2012 2:06:36 AM

My budget is anything up to and around 1800

.. and like I said as much as I wish a destop was an option its really not
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June 29, 2012 2:19:23 AM

1800 is about the line where you can actually buy a laptop with the gtx 680m which actually has really good performance

edit: though if its from xotic, thats w.o operating system. total cost will hit at least past 1900
June 29, 2012 2:34:28 AM

Mind linking some laptops that you would reccomend
June 29, 2012 2:49:14 AM

Wow that is a nice laptop I will definitly think about that one... the 680 is soooo much money tho lol
June 29, 2012 2:53:25 AM

check out and xotic does price matching and they will usually offer free shipping. i got my laptop from them and i must say they have great service and i havnt had a problem yet! as far as price, you can definately find a laptop with a 680 3rd gen i7 and 16gb ram given your budget
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June 29, 2012 3:12:45 AM

the reason why it is so expensive is because the gtx 680m is new, and compared to the previous generation of mobile gpus, its gain is incredible. that's the reason why its so expensive.

the models on the geforce site says these are the laptops that have availability with it:

Manufacturer Model Technology
Alienware M18x SLI
Alienware M17x 3D Vision 2 or Optimus
Clevo P150EM Optimus(clevos are also sagers)
Clevo P170EM Optimus(clevos are also sagers)
MSI GT70 Optimus
Origin PC EON15-S Optimus
Origin PC EON17-S Optimus

edit: if money is a problem, a 7970m is a great alternative. about 300$ cheaper and performs about the same level as a gtx 570 which is a strong card on its own.