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Old 07-02-2012, 06:30 AM   #1
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Exclamation Best Gaming Laptop for Hardcore Gamer (2012-2013)

I plan on buying a badass gaming laptops for a hardcore gamers (me) in the next couple of months in the $1,500-$2,200 price range. I searched on google for certain gaming laptops but so many popped up and I didn't know what to choose. I read "Top 10 List's" from websites and they all were dfferent. I just want a laptop that will run right, not lagg, and be able to play the games I want without having any problems and not having to upgrade

I really don't know anything about computer hardware, like powercores, or videocards or anything like that, thats why I want a laptop with the best and latest hardware avaible for games so I won't have to uprgade it for some titme.

A few games I plan on playing : DoD,DoD:S,CS,CS:S, ARMAII+ARMAIII
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:44 AM   #2
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You cant get more badass than a m18x with gtx 680m's in sli, http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-M18x-r2/pd.aspx

Although dual 680's will be out of your budget, you can configure it with a 660m or 675m.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:52 AM   #3
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Depending on how long you can wait:

The GTX 680M was released a few weeks ago, but its not yet commonly available. You really want to have a look at that GPU. As for the CPU I recommend anything which has at least 4 cores and "Intel" written all over it. Never consider an AMD CPU (unless in a netbook). RAM-wise I would suggest you 8GB, even 6 would be plenty for gaming.

For this combination I'd go for Clevo or Sager. Unlike Alienware they offer very good price/performance.

You can customize a Sager here.

Or have a look at my 17" Clevo x7200, a notebook with a Desktop CPU, I wish to sell it because I want to get a Desktop-PC:

GPU's: 2x HD 6970M in Crossfire
CPU: Intel i7 980 Hexacore 6x3,3 Ghz
RAM: 8GB
SSD: 128GB Crucial M4
HDD: 750GB
Blue-Ray Drive
Bigfoot Killer Networks Card 1002
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:01 AM   #4
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http://www.avadirect.com/gaming-laptop-configurator.asp?PRID=23922
http://www.avadirect.com/gaming-lapt...asp?PRID=23907

Or Sager as the other distributor. I think depending on your configuration, you could get different prices from either.

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Old 07-02-2012, 08:02 AM   #5
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I plan on buying a badass gaming laptops for a hardcore gamers (me) in the next couple of months in the $1,500-$2,200 price range. I searched on google for certain gaming laptops but so many popped up and I didn't know what to choose. I read "Top 10 List's" from websites and they all were dfferent. I just want a laptop that will run right, not lagg, and be able to play the games I want without having any problems and not having to upgrade

I really don't know anything about computer hardware, like powercores, or videocards or anything like that, thats why I want a laptop with the best and latest hardware avaible for games so I won't have to uprgade it for some titme.

A few games I plan on playing : DoD,DoD:S,CS,CS:S, ARMAII+ARMAIII
No matter what laptop you get it ready outdate long before you get it.
Laptop are not good for gaming that something your going have deal with.
There only few option Asus G75VW, Alienware M18x, MSI G Series, Origin Eon17-S

Thing you look for
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M or higher
AMD Radeon HD 7850M or higher
Intel Core i5 or higher

If I was going buy a Laptop I thing go for MSI G Series GT70 0ND-202US on newegg $1650
Intel Core i7-3610QM Processor
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
Or go all out for the GT70 0ND-204US on newegg $2100
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:48 AM   #6
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You cant get more badass than a m18x with gtx 680m's in sli, http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-M18x-r2/pd.aspx

Although dual 680's will be out of your budget, you can configure it with a 660m or 675m.
Alienware... pfffft hahaha


Take a look at Sager, Falcon NW, or some of the high end Asus/MSI laptops.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:53 AM   #7
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Just DON'T buy an HP Envy. I paid €1700 for it and it sucks more than my 1 year older €699 Acer laptop.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:53 AM   #8
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Alienware... pfffft hahaha


Take a look at Sager, Falcon NW, or some of the high end Asus/MSI laptops.
MSI GT70 (204US) $2100
System Overview
Display: 17.3" FHD (1920x1080)
Video Card: 4096MB DDR5 nVIDIA GTX 675M
Processor: 3rd Generation Intel Mobile Core i7 3610QM
Memory: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz
Hard Drive: 2 x 64GB SSDs mSATA + 750GB 7200RPM Hard Drive

Alienware M18x $2017
System Overview
Display: 18.4" FHD WLED (1920x1080)
Video Card: 2048MB GDDR5 nVIDIA GTX 660M
Processor: 3rd Generation Intel Mobile Core i7 3610QM
Memory: 6GB DDR3 1600MHz
Hard Drive: 500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive

Sure the MSI has a tab smaller screen and cost a tab bit more but it make it up in Video both faster and 2x more memory and you get a pair SSD mSATA card and 2.5x more system memory.

What are you nuts Maxi Falcon NW are super high price

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Old 07-02-2012, 12:56 PM   #9
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Maingear have great laptops.
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:59 PM   #10
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none. laptops arent for gamers.

if you must though, avoid alienware. overpriced tat
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:02 PM   #11
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I plan on buying a badass gaming laptop
It's gonna be asked sooner or later so......

Any reason you're considering a laptop instead of a desktop? You get way more computer for your money if you go with desktop.
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:16 PM   #12
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Also, if you plan on playing ANY OpenGL games, I would recommend NOT getting laptop with an AMD GPU, as laptop AMD GPU cards do not run OpenGL properly.

Laptops are not generally good for gaming, so if you are a really hardcore gamer, stick with a desktop.
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:37 AM   #13
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It's gonna be asked sooner or later so......

Any reason you're considering a laptop instead of a desktop? You get way more computer for your money if you go with desktop.

I'm in the military, and I move around alot. I can't just blow $2,000 on a gaming PC and then 2 weeks later, I find out that Im getting reassigned to a new unit, or a different post for training, or Im called up for some CQ, a 24hour security shift,or other stuff.. I can't just pack up all my PC parts and bring them with me. All I need to bring with me for the laptop is my mouse, my games, and my power cord that's it. Thats why I neeed/want the laptop so when I have some down time or im off duty, I can just plugin and play some DoD or CS (if there is an internet connection) and if there isn't I can just play Arma2. All I need is to plugin the power cable.

I understand that laptops are, and will always be inferior to PCs, but I cannot use a PC due to my living conditions I wouldn't want to get a laptop if I didn't need to.

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Also, if you plan on playing ANY OpenGL games, I would recommend NOT getting laptop with an AMD GPU, as laptop AMD GPU cards do not run OpenGL properly.
What is an "OpenGL" game?

And If I shouldn't get one with an AMD GPU, what should I be looking for?

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Old 07-04-2012, 02:15 PM   #14
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DO NOT GET AN ALIENWARE!

This one is a great deal, don't knnow why other companies don't integrate SSD's:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834152334
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