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Old 06-15-2011, 06:02 PM   #1
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Anyone play Steam games on a laptop? What laptop do you recommend?

If anyone here plays Steam games on their laptops, let me know which brands and models are worth checking out. I want to at least find one that can play most of the games on Steam. Thanks.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:19 PM   #2
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I do, but mine is not a good example. I only get a 5.7 In Windows 7 quick and dirt benchmark.

There are actually gaming laptops, but they are quite expensive, like the Dell Alieanware ones.

But if you are not planning to play the latest games with the highest settings, there are many cheaper alternatives.
Hm... Dell, Gateway and Asus are the ones I've head mention the most.

Some stores like Sager let you choose the parts yourself. If you are planing on gathering information for a long time for a decision before purchasing, that may be the best option.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:27 PM   #3
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I was hoping to find one that isn't too expensive. One grand or more is too much.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:28 PM   #4
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834157645

This one. My brother got this one and it worked superbly. It's pretty cheap too.

It's out of stock though...
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:29 PM   #5
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I'm using a Samsung Rc512-S02 laptop and it's pretty decent for gaming but it won't play recent games maxed out.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:34 PM   #6
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i have an asus G60vx which plays crysis 2, black ops, fable 3 all at max settings pretty decent laptop and under $1000. downfall would be its not as light as most laptops. also check out the other G series notebooks. they are decent prices and are made for gaming.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:36 PM   #7
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There is no such thing as a $1k gaming laptop.

Those only exist at ~$1.5k and above.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:40 PM   #8
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There is no such thing as a $1k gaming laptop.

Those only exist at ~$1.5k and above.
This one is my Gaming Laptop and it cost $700

But, this is the laptop I'm talking about.

Here. (Link too long.)
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:44 PM   #9
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I have an Asus N61JQ-X1 with a Core i7-720QM and a AMD Radeon HD5730M. Plays everything but Crysis 2 maxed out at 720p, and plays most games at high settings at 1080p when using an external monitor. However the heat output is huge, so that's something to consider.

Regarding Asus products, I've also had countless issues with this laptop. Within one year, I have replaced the motherboard and battery once each, and a few times the systems has powered off at random or refused to turn on without voodoo magic.

However, there's also an awesome Acer AMD gaming laptop on Newegg for $650. The video card is an AMD HD6650M, so it's definitely a midrange system, but it will play almost all games just fine. For example, Source-engine-based games will fly. You'll have trouble with Crysis 2 or similarly demanding games, but the price can't be beaten.

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There is no such thing as a $1k gaming laptop.

Those only exist at ~$1.5k and above.
My gaming system is a $1000 laptop. I guess I'm typing this message from an imaginary computer.

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Old 06-15-2011, 06:46 PM   #10
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i have an asus G60vx which plays crysis 2, black ops, fable 3 all at max settings pretty decent laptop and under $1000. downfall would be its not as light as most laptops. also check out the other G series notebooks. they are decent prices and are made for gaming.
That's a pretty impressive laptop for it's price, or at least the refurbed one on newegg for $630.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:49 PM   #11
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I have an ASUS N53J series, the one with the i7 core and Nvidia 425M. It's a decent laptop for 900 bucks.
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:34 PM   #12
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I have a decently souped up gaming laptop, only problem is heat causes random shutdown's mid game. anyone have a fix for this? I have it sitting on a cool pad, but that doesn't seem to do much when I fire up crysis 2 and the likes.
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:38 PM   #13
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I had issues with laptop overheating in 'pushy' games
Took cover off graphics card and shoved the dyson vacuum into the graphics card fan.
Got a pile of dust out. Runs like a dream now.

I have a Asus N61 i7 ATI 5730. Very good laptop can get for 1K is AUS
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:39 PM   #14
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I have a Sony VAIO PCG but it is absolutely brutal when it comes to running games. It can't even run Super Meat Boy at 800x600 - it's not even somewhat playable.

Best to stay away from these things
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:03 PM   #15
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im using a dell xps 14(you can get a 15 though since they no longer make 14) its pretty good imo. it can run bad company 2 fine and from what ive read, if your pc can run bc2 you'll be able to run bf3 which is wonderful news(if its true of course)
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