Canadian Gaming Laptop


Aug 21, 2008
I am looking for a gaming laptop that has a great graphics card, (GeForce 9800M GTX or GeForce 8800M GTX)

The card does not need to be in SLI because i do not generally play at extremely high resolutions (and the cost of it in SLI is high and i believe one of the cards listed above is better than two of any model under it)

I live in Canada so i need to get a Canadian laptop which rules out sager and a lot of other good USA makers.

I am hoping to get a customizable laptop but if there is a good pre configured laptop i could go with that.

I do not need a desktop so comments like "get a desktop" would not help

1_What is your budget?
$3000 before taxes

2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
15-17 inch

3_What screen resolution do you want?
1280 x800 or larger

4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Desktop replacement

5_How much battery life do you need?

6_Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
I want a great gaming laptop for settings on High ( Oblivion, Spore, Company of Heroes, Crysis, Supreme commander)

7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing , surfing the web, playing music, watching movies, Etc.)
Movies, music, wireless, torrents

8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
well i am looking for more speed than capacity but i would like -at least- 200Gigs and i am hoping for a 7200 rpm

9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post the links to them.
I was looking at the dell xps 1730, eurocom (but was compared with the xps and lost in a toms hardware review), alienware

10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?
1-3 years

11_If you would like to mention some other things about purchasing your ideal laptop, post them.
it would be nice to have...
4 gigs of ram, possible raid 0 (not needed), 6MB cache on cpu, wireless N

12_Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
I rather not get an mac book because i am huge into gaming

13_What country do you live in?


Aug 24, 2006
Yeah, resellers will ship to Canada even if Sager itself won't. Along with them, I'd also suggest Killer Notebooks, but you might have to talk to them about getting one under 3 grand, theirs tend to be slightly above that even when base. More costly, but more effective, in my opinion at least.
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