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01-29-2013 06:36 PM  5 years agoPost 1
Shawn Pierce

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So, My daughter asked me for a gaming laptop for her birthday. She likes playing some online games. I work on PC's daily. I'm running a HP Z620 workstation with 8.00 GB RAM on a 64- bit system. Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 processor. Now all this handles my 3D work, but I'm not up to date on a gamer system. Any suggestions?

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01-29-2013 06:49 PM  5 years agoPost 2
Scott1115

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Check out Sager laptops - high end gaming laptops

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01-29-2013 06:55 PM  5 years agoPost 3
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01-29-2013 07:32 PM  5 years agoPost 4
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Dell XPS was a great one. Alienware isnt bad less their price.

the main thing your looking at is the graphics card the laptop wil be equiped with.

Gamers generaly dont like laptops because the screen size is so small.

I have the XPS but never game on it at all, because I have a 24" screen and sick tower for a home rig in SLI.

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01-29-2013 08:04 PM  5 years agoPost 5
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Alienware is good, though with a pretty nice little price tag. XPS will usally run cheaper, though Dell bought Alienware. Anyways for a gaming laptop, usually anything atleast 17in screen, 3 GHZ Proc, 8gb of ram, and any of the latest Nvidia or ATI Mobile graphic chip sets. I guess it really comes down to what games she's playing or wants to play, and how high of resolution to play them at with still getting great fps.

http://www.techspot.com/guides/buying-laptop/page5.html

They have a pretty decent layout of gaming laptops spec's and prices.

You sound like you have a really firm grip on computer systems, and their components. Good Luck with the search :P

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01-29-2013 08:24 PM  5 years agoPost 6
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whatever laptop you buy now will only run top of the line games for a year or two max! Additionally, gaming laptops are somewhat of an oxymoron. they aren't very mobile once they're decked out for gaming!

You're better off buying a desktop and decking it out for half of what you would spend on a laptop!

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01-29-2013 09:04 PM  5 years agoPost 7
Shawn Pierce

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Thanks guys,

The reason for a laptop is she travels a bit. She comes and goes to school four hours away and is home once or twice a month for a weekend. I'll go check a few out.

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01-29-2013 09:49 PM  5 years agoPost 8
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01-30-2013 05:35 AM  5 years agoPost 9
fflier9

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Alienware is a waste of money. They're almost as overprices as Macs, apparently justifying selling hardware well over market norm with pretty cases and lights.

Lenovo is hit or miss. If you want a real gaming notebook, take a look at Sager or MSI. They're not sold in stores.

ExoticPC is an excellent website with great service. http://www.xoticpc.com/

Best part: they save you the trouble of having to wipe the OS from Best Buy or whatever retailer you got it from to get rid of the built in bloat and adware.

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01-30-2013 05:39 AM  5 years agoPost 10
fflier9

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You're better off buying a desktop and decking it out for half of what you would spend on a laptop!
The truth. I'm also a student and am travelling a ton. I've realized the Zen setup: $300 Asus netbook (fast, extremely light and incredible battery life, full windows 7 OS) and a $700 gaming desktop that can play anything on the market. I love it

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01-30-2013 12:38 PM  5 years agoPost 11
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+1 on desktop... You can get a better desktop and a descent laptop for the same as one gaming laptop, plus you can always upgrade parts and they run a lot cooler... If she plans to carry it to friends house or anything you can always build a shuttle, their small but have room for everything inside

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01-30-2013 01:09 PM  5 years agoPost 12
Shawn Pierce

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Well, i appreciate all the advice. If I was to build her a desktop, It would be set up right. But she will also use this in her classroom for school, so a laptop is a must. From what I been checking into, they do have some good deals out there. But for anything decent, $1,800 looks like the ball-park figure.

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01-30-2013 02:08 PM  5 years agoPost 13
fflier9

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Which is exactly why you must get her one for carry and a PC. What type of games does she play? If she's not running AMRA2 on ultra she only needs a $700-$800 desktop. Even...spend a grand. Spend a grand on a desktop and forget about it for half a decade.

THEN

Netbook. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16834215458

was reluctant at the beginning of the school year but now...whipping out an 11.6 inch netbook with one fan during class is less of a distraction, spare batteries on Amazon for $22, 8 hours battery life, so light you forgot you're carrying it (unlike more notebooks).

Kick-ass setup she won't regret.

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01-30-2013 08:14 PM  5 years agoPost 14
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I have an i7 laptop with nvidia GTX 580m graphics... it plays any game as good as my desktop...

I built it at xoticpc.com check it out.

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02-01-2013 12:46 PM  5 years agoPost 15
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I've been building my own gaming rigs for over 10 years. IMO an AMD cpu system would be better for gaming and is half the price of an Intel CPU. I use 3dMark for bench marking. I currently have a AMD Phenom II liquid cooled on an Asus Sli board with 8gb ram and dual EVGA GTX 480 Super Clocked cards in SLI. The 480's are old but my system runs great at the moment. Will upgrade soon. If anyone needs custom work PM me.




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02-01-2013 12:52 PM  5 years agoPost 16
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+1 on amd, for the same price amd blows intel out of the water, I currently have a liquid cooled 1100t...

Did she tell you why she wants a gaming laptop? If its not a surprise can't you ask her what she thinks about getting a normal laptop for school and gaming desktop... Most gaming laptops are extremely heavy and bulky and bringing then anywhere is a pain, their more of Mobile desktops

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02-01-2013 02:06 PM  5 years agoPost 17
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your daughter is going to get real tired (literally and figuratively) of carrying a gaming laptop (size+weight) to and from class every day. It's going to turn into an expensive desktop machine - mark my words!

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02-01-2013 03:24 PM  5 years agoPost 18
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you can pick up used alienwares for a great price. i have an m17xR2 thats been solid for two years and its not even been upgraded. even the R2's can have 16gb of ram, dual video cards, dual hard drives. plus you get the flashy color changy keyboard and lights.

only way ill ever make the jack is if i work at a cheese factory

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02-02-2013 11:40 PM  5 years agoPost 19
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Get an Asus g7 series...best bang for the buck.

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