Solved! Need Help Picking a Lap 4 Gaming

panacuba

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Using this layout i got from Mazier post I will try to add as much info as possible so you guys can help me. Im planning of buying this lap at december this year. so if you have any info regarding upcoming laptops please post it so i can inform my self a lil bit about them.


What is your budget?
Up to $1500, No more.


What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
It really does not matter, cuz i will use my own mouse, keyboard, and lcd. If this can affect the price, i would pick the cheaper option, so the saved money could be used in other part of the lap.


What screen resolution do you want?
1920x1080 is my LCD max res. Cuz im going to play with it. But if i have to choose a 17" is good for me.


Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Maybe both, cuz I do lots of lan parties, but also use it in my house.


How much battery life do you need?
Minimum 4 Hours of gaming. Also if possible to point me a place to read about laps. batterys so I can pick a better extra battery.


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)?
Well im looking for a MID-HIGH, nothing less from MID, the only game i want to run at max res, and fully high is CoD4:MW, cuz is my fav game.


What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
I will be using Adobe Suite CS5 cuz im starting to do some SFX.


How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
Not much. Minimun 500GB, I will buy an external storage to keep all my info there. The lap will only contain installations.


If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
Well my past to rigs, i bought them on newegg.com but i will leave this part to you guys


How long do you want to keep your laptop?
As much as possible, im a very caring person with my stuff.


What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
No bluray. DVD Writer is the best option


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.
Well i really dont have any kind of favorite brand cuz i really dont know to much about laps. But if i need to say something i would not go for alienware, cuz they are to expensive. Also my father owned a toshiba and it worked somehow good with some minors problem, and my brother have a Sony VAIO that seems to be in perfect state after 2 years of non stop use.


What country do you live in?
I Live in PANAMA, but it does not matter i have a freight forwarder system. I can buy in USA and get my item here.

Please tell us any additional information if needed.
Well im not a guy who knows about laptops, My past 2 rigs where desktop, really powerfull both and they`r price range where from 1000 to 1300. So i want to invest 1.5k in a lap so i can get something worthy. Im mainly aiming for a gaming laptop. If possible with dx11 support and 56k Moden, cuz i will be traveling to cuba a lot(yeah i know -.- my country sux). Bluetooh maybe not really nesesary cuz i really dont know what it could be used for in my case.

Im mainly interested in the graphic card, ram can be 4GB no less no more. About CPU cant really say.

If you guys need more info please feel free to ask me. Sorry for typos but my english isnt perfect yet XD
 

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^He mentioned a dislike for Alieware, FYI.

Panacuba:
1) 4 hours while gaming is NOT going to happen. You will be lucky if you get more than 2 hours while surfing the web on a gaming laptop. See what I mean (and this isn't even gaming):

http://www.anandtech.com/show/3662/asus-g73jha2-affordable-xlsized-gaming/8

2. If you want a 17'' the G73jh in that review is probably your best bet for a price/performance laptop. Also take a look at the Sager NP8760 (Clevo W870C) and the MSI GX 740
 

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Here is a site that has comprehensive notebook reviews, but I mainly use it for mobile graphics comparison:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Graphics-Cards-Benchmark-List.844.0.html

In order to recommend a specific laptop, you should narrow down your choices, like exactly how big, specific ports or features, etc.

With your budget, I would consider looking at Alienware. I am a gamer and they make some of the best gaming laptops, although they are not very portable. From the perspective of a desktop replacement though, mobility does not seem like a major concern for you. It would be suitable for lan parties.

I would look at a core i5/i7 laptop with dedicated 5800 series ati graphics.
 

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^He mentioned a dislike for Alieware, FYI.

Panacuba:
1) 4 hours while gaming is NOT going to happen. You will be lucky if you get more than 2 hours while surfing the web on a gaming laptop. See what I mean (and this isn't even gaming):

http://www.anandtech.com/show/3662/asus-g73jha2-affordable-xlsized-gaming/8

2. If you want a 17'' the G73jh in that review is probably your best bet for a price/performance laptop. Also take a look at the Sager NP8760 (Clevo W870C) and the MSI GX 740
 

panacuba

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Thanks for the replies guys, i will look into those links.

If i have any other question i will bump this post :D

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After cheking for those links and looking into those laps you guys recommendme, I found this one VPCF115FM/B is a Sony Vaio http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sony+-+VAIO+Laptop+with+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i7+Processor+-+Black/9705382.p?id=1218154378383&skuId=9705382&st=VPCF115FM/B&cp=1&lp=1

Sorry for long link. Its offer other stuff I like. ie. blu ray reader, pcmia slot. But the video card do not support dx11 and also is slower in comparison to 5870

Also in that same website I found the Asus u recommend me at 1.2k :D with some minor modifications.
 

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Well i just bought a lappy for 1152 dollars or somthing
and it runs MW2 in maximum settings=
i7 720M 1.6ghz overclocks itself to 2.8 ghz
4 gigs of corsair RAM
250GB sata 2 16mb cash HDD
15.6 Screen
1920x1200 reso.
5650 mobility

www.pcspecialists.co.uk
 

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Yeah, the Best Buy version of the G73 is quite possibly the best deal around. Also, your link to the Sony isn't working for me.
 
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