Good Gaming/ Work Laptop

chervcol

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Hello i am looking for a very good gaming laptop that also is good for general use and work. My price range is 1500ish. It has to be 15 inches. The games i will be playing but not limited to are Starcraft 2, Guild Wars 2, Elder Scrolls Online (soon to be), Skyrim, HoN, etc. I am looking to play all of these games on teh highest settings (ultra). I have found one laptop that i am looking at . There are two versions of it that i customized. i know a fare amount about computers but i always like other peoples options.

Version 1 (Graphics card):
Display: 15.6" 1920 x 1080 FHD LED Backlit Matte Display
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-3210M, 3MB L3 Cache, 2.5-3.1GHz
Memory: (4GB) 4096MB, PC3-12800/1600MHz DDR3 - 1 SO-DIMM
Graphics Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680M (Kepler) 4GB GDDR5
Hard Drive: 500GB 7200rpm 2.5" SATA 300
Optical Drive Bay: 8X Multi DVD+/-R/RW RAM Dual-Layer Drive
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium; 64-bit
Wireless: Internal 802.11B/G/N LAN and Bluetooth Card
Cooling: Stock OEM Thermal Compound, CPU & GPU
Keyboard: English: US & Canada
Power Cord: US & Canada
AC Adapter: Full Range AC-in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, 180W, DC output 19V, 9.47A
Branding: MALIBAL
Build Time: 5-7 Business Days (Estimated Time)
Warranty: LIFETIME Ltd. Labor and 1 Year Parts Warranty with 24/7 Support (USA)
Extras: Standard Black Carrying Case


Version 2 (General use):
Display: 15.6" 1920 x 1080 FHD LED Backlit Matte Display
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM, 6MB L3 Cache, 2.4-3.4GHz
Memory: (8GB) 8192MB, PC3-12800/1600MHz DDR3 - 2 SO-DIMM
Graphics Card: AMD® Radeon HD 7970M 2GB GDDR5
Hard Drive: 750GB 7200rpm 2.5" SATA 300
Optical Drive Bay: 8X Multi DVD+/-R/RW RAM Dual-Layer Drive
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium; 64-bit
Wireless: Internal 802.11B/G/N LAN and Bluetooth Card
Cooling: IC Diamond 7 Thermal Compound, CPU & GPU
Keyboard: English: US & Canada
Power Cord: US & Canada
AC Adapter: Full Range AC-in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, 180W, DC output 19V, 9.47A
Branding: MALIBAL
Build Time: 5-7 Business Days (Estimated Time)
Warranty: LIFETIME Ltd. Labor and 1 Year Parts Warranty with 24/7 Support (USA)
Extras: Standard Black Carrying Case





Please leave comments on which you think would be better. And if you think that both are crap please help me find a new laptop, i will be getting a laptop this summer.
 

DavidRappl

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I have never heard of this company, so I don't know how good and reliable their products are :-/

Toshiba: But Toshiba does a good job with their Qosmio line: Toshiba Qosmio X875-Q7190 Problem is, it is 17". Can it be bigger than 15" or does it has to be exaclty 15"?
My rating: 3 stars

MSI: The other solution would be 100$ over your budget, I hope that's ok. It is a MSI Gaming Laptop: GT60 0ND-250US The screen is 15" - exaclty what you were looking for. The GPU is better than the one from Toshiba, the rest is more or less the same.
My rating: 5 stars

I'll look closer into Asus ROG (my motherboard is an ROG) and post another comment when I found something useful :)
 

chervcol

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Thanks for the comment :) But, sadly it does need to be 15 inches or below. For portability. The MSI laptop does look nice the only thing is that it doesnt have as good as graphics card as the 7970 that is on the version 2 laptop. And it seems to have about the same other specs, hard drive and proccesor. I also do not know much about the company but i do see the perks in MSI being that it has more RAM, Wifi, Audio, Keyboard, webcam, and overclocking. Is the tradeoff better? the lower graphics card for RAM, Wifi, Audio, Keyboard, webcam, and overclocking?
 
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