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The Best Gaming Laptop Money can Buy

From gameplayer:

"Nowadays PC gaming is not solely the domain of the desktop, nor the home office. Laptops have really come on in horsepower and can match it with their bigger, uglier and far less mobile cousins. We sent our PC hardware guru in search of maximum frames in maximum detail, but at a minimum cost. We have three tiers for the three levels of PC gamers out there and all the detail you could possibly want on where, why and what to buy. So choose your poison and get amongst it."

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SlappingOysters3321d ago

So if you are going to game on a laptop, you're going to need at the very least a mouse right? Doesn't that just start lowering the manoeuvrability of the Laptop to the point where you might as well start using a desktop

Anyone here game on their laptop?

Weed3321d ago

I game on my laptop. It is true that when your gaming with a laptop you're better off setting it up desktop style. But it still keeps that mobility for when you need to go places. I'm a college student and take it to school all the time. But when I get home it has a designated spot for gaming.

Weed3321d ago (Edited 3321d ago )

Those extremes are complete rip offs. I built a gaming laptop on powernotebooks.com that puts all of these too shame in terms of value

Sager NP9262
17" 1920x1200
2x Nvidia 9800M GTX 1GB SLI
Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0Ghz 12M L2 Cache - 1333Mhz FSB
4Gigs DDR2 800(8gigs DDR2-667 is optional but Ultimate only recognizes 6.8 Gigs)
500GB SATA2 5400RPM
320GB SATA2 7200RPM
Vista Ultimate 64
Blu-Ray Drive
Price for this setup: $4422.23

Area-51 m17x
CPU: Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000 2.8GHz (6MB Cache 800MHz FSB)
GPU: 2 x 8800M GTX SLI
LCD: 17" WideUXGA 1920 x 1200 LCD with Clearview Technology – Black
RAM: 4GB Dual Channel DDR2 SO-DIMM at 667MHz – 2 x 2048MB
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1
SSD: 128GB Solid State Drive
Optical: 2x Blu-ray Writer/DVD±RW Burn
Price for this setup: $7,921

So for almost half the price I get a gaming laptop that will outperform that alienware.

People need to be educated on ODM(Original Design Manufacturer) VS Brand names. Brand name laptop sellers like Dell, Toshiba, HP, Alienware(under dell), Compaq. All of them are from the same people who make these much more affordable laptops.

Brand name companies buy barebones from ODMs like Clevo and Sager, 2 names you'll never see in a store. They put their logo on them and jack up the price. They are selling you the same computer at a higher cost. Its like generic vs brand name, only in this case the generic is considered to be higher quality because they don't come with extra bloatware. Just a clean OS. Or no OS if you prefer that. You're not forced to buy Windows vista with ODMs. What ever OS you want.

I'd suggest anyone looking to buy a new laptop research ODMs before they go for a brand name. I did it and I own a Sager 2096 that I paid $1,300 Vs a $2000+ brand name laptop

SlappingOysters3321d ago

That the prices are in aussie dollars...

sleepbox3321d ago

Everex 5300

$700
1.7 dual core AMD 64
1 GB DDR2 667 *bought 4 gigs for $60
Geforce 8600 M 256MB vidya card
120 GB HDD
Vista Home Prem

Yea, I'd say that was the best...for the $

Pain3321d ago

not throwing it away on a "gaming PC"....

Cheeseknight283321d ago

Wow, I'm really shocked that this beauty wasn't in the article:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site...

Gateway P-7811FX

Intel Core(TM)2 Duo 2.26ghz
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
4 GB PC-6400 DDR3 RAM
200 GB Serial ATA (7200 rpm)
17" moniter
Price: $1,449.99

For the price of $1449, this is a steal. I, sadly, bought the next model down a few weeks before this one was released, but at least it was $300 cheaper.