Can I have a truly full and immersive gaming experience on a laptop under or around $2000?
sager np9170 1350+
msi gt70 202 1400
msi gt70 204 1900
Digital storm x17
17.3" Full HD 1080P LED-Backlit with Super Clear (1920 x 1080) Display
Dual NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 670MX's Total 6GB GDDR5 in SLI
Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM Processor
16GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz
750GB Seagate Momentus XT ST750LX003 7200RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 8GB Hybrid SSD/HD
6X Blu-ray Reader/8X DVD±R/2.4X +DL Super-Multi Drive
Internal 802.11 B+G+N Wireless LAN + Bluetooth Combo Module
8 cells smart Lithium-Ion battery pack 76.96Wh
Integrated Fingerprint Reader
Built-in High Definition audio sound system
S/PDIF Digital output
1 Built-in Microphone
2 Built-in Onkyo Speakers
1 Built-in Onkyo Subwoofer
Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ MB2
External 7.1CH audio output supported by headphone, microphone, Line-in jacks and S/PDIF jack
Illuminated Full size isolated keyboard with Numeric Pad
Integrated touchpad with multi-gesture and scrolling function
1 HDMI 1.4a output Port (with HDCP)
1 Display Port (Reversion depends on video controller)
4 USB 3.0 Ports (1 x powered USB port, AC/DC)
1 eSATA Port (USB 2.0 combo)
1 RJ-45 LAN (10/100/1000Mbps)
1 Headphone Jack
1 Microphone Jack
1 Line-in Jack
1 S/PDIF output Jack
9-in-1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/MS/MS Pro/MS Duo/SD/Mini-SD/SDHC/SDXC)
Built-in Gigabit Ethernet LAN
$150 Max Discount
Today's mobile GPUs are extremely potent.
This is especially true in the high end. (Which a $2000 budget qualifies you for)
An nvidia 680m is a desktop GTX 670 downclocked with slower RAM.
An AMD 7970m is a slightly downclocked desktop 7870.
With that kind of power, it is absolutely not a surprise that laptops equipped with 1 or 2 of those can deliver solid gaming experiences.
I'd like to point out that a desktop will always result in better performance for your money as you pay for the convenience and mobility of a laptop. However, the sacrifices once made for that union are MUCH lower than they used to be.