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September 4, 2012 7:32:56 PM

Hello, I have a decent amount of knowledge on computer specs and such but I am not sure what exactly I should look for in a good gaming laptop. I hope after installing a higher quality graphics card that I will be able to run games like Crysis 3 and BF3. I am not yet sure of my price range either. Any suggestions or recommendations would be great. Thanks

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September 4, 2012 7:38:19 PM

Obesetiger said:
Hello, I have a decent amount of knowledge on computer specs and such but I am not sure what exactly I should look for in a good gaming laptop. I hope after installing a higher quality graphics card that I will be able to run games like Crysis 3 and BF3. I am not yet sure of my price range either. Any suggestions or recommendations would be great. Thanks



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http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np6165-clevo-w150er-p-4344...
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September 4, 2012 7:43:27 PM

Well it can be difficult/impossible to upgrade the gpu in many laptops. To play games like crisis and BF3 on a decent quality you are looking for a gaming computer 1k+ Min. Probably should be willing to spend 1500+. gaming and budget are more or less an oxymoron in laptops.

1580 after rebate and ship
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 4, 2012 8:05:10 PM

i 2nd that MSI GT70. i have an older MSI GX740 and love it. the build quality isn't QUITE up to what an alienware or an asus or something else would be, but you're saving quite a bit of money by going with MSI. i've had mine about 2 years now and it still works perfectly. in most any gaming laptops, the GPU CAN be upgraded, but most of the time will require some modding to keep the newer card cool. not something most people want to get into. generally i would say dont even bother. to upgrade my 5870m to something like a 6970/6990 or better would cost 600+ just for the card, at least htats what i've found from the limited searching i've done.

so to sum it up: i give my vote to the MSI.
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September 4, 2012 8:42:48 PM

I don't blame you for wanting what you want but unfortunately laptops are NOT portable desktops. If they were there would be no desktops any longer.
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September 4, 2012 9:17:23 PM

You are wrong ram1009 laptops can be portable desktops. Max the alienware's best rig and you have a portable desktop. The reason that there still are desktops 6k is a little pricey. But there are plenty of laptops that can play current games just not as well.
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