Solved! Gaming laptop for $1100


Jan 11, 2010
Hey guys, so I could use a little help buying a new laptop.

1_What is your budget?

2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
Anything from 15" up.

3_What screen resolution do you want?
Doesn't really matter, the higher the better though.

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

5_How much battery life do you need?
It will be plugged in at all times pretty much.

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)?
All the newest games at the highest possible settings.

7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
General typing and movie watching, nothing taxing.

8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
320GB and up would be best.

9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post the links to them.
So far I've looked at these 3 laptops. My favourite so far is the ASUS.

10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?
About 2 years would be good.

11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
Doesn't matter as long as it has one.

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'm fairly neutral in terms of brands.

13_What country do you live in?
I live in Canada but I have an address in the US so I can get stuff delivered there too.



Jan 11, 2010
Hey thank you for the welcome and the help :)

Wow that seems to be a great deal, but would the 5400 RPM HDD be an issue? Just wondering how big the actual difference in speed is between the 5400 and 7200 RPM drives.;+Core%26%23153;2+Duo+Processor+-+Black/Blue/9568112.p?id=1218125777703&skuId=9568112
That one has a 7200RPM drive but 2GB less RAM, what do you think?
In every other way, great deal, I'm gonna be going with that if the drive speed isn't a big issue.

Thank you very much Maziar.


Dec 29, 2005
I have what was a gaming-grade laptop when I got it 1.5 years ago... Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM, Nvidia 8800 GTS... BluRay...and I'm just gonna say it... the 5400 RPM HD in it has been a downer since day 1. I'm not sure the make or model... it's a 320 GB 5400 RPM SATA drive... and it definitely left me wanting more. My desktop has a modest 7200 RPM drive and it is a noticeable upgrade from my laptops read/write speeds.