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Planning on getting a laptop for gaming.

#11Hi CPosted 8/29/2013 9:59:16 AM
2Dhas_a_MIGRANE posted...
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CU9GKTO/?tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=27659962477&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=426661361158336342&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_1fq5xs30k8_b

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834312835

Considerably cheaper and not 17" I have a 17" laptop and it's really a pain to carry around.


That Lenovo was over $100 cheaper on Lenovos site a couple days ago. May still be.
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#12Knight2520Posted 8/29/2013 10:00:17 AM
From: Hi C | #011
That Lenovo was over $100 cheaper on Lenovos site a couple days ago. May still be.


It's not worth it. Don't buy from Lenovo directly. Their shipping times are absolutely abysmal.
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#13PhilOnDezPosted 8/29/2013 10:07:05 AM
Is that price in Canadian/Australian? Here's a 15.6" with a Haswell i7 and 770m for $600 cheaper, though it doesn't include an OS.

http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np8235-clevo-p151sm1-p-5840.html

I won't advise against a 17" since that size doesn't bother me (my 17" has a desktop processor and everything) but definitely make sure you don't hate it.
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#14XNo_FearXPosted 8/29/2013 10:42:15 AM
Erg0n posted...
http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com/

check out that site

I wouldn't buy a gaming laptop, because they are useless. buy a desktop or console if all you want to do is game.

laptops are for school or work and gaming on them should be secondary.


Not really useless. Gaming laptops have the same functions as a desktop but its more portable.
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#15VoelgerPosted 8/29/2013 10:48:09 AM
For that price get at least a 680m
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#16Fade2black001Posted 8/29/2013 10:55:22 AM
http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np8265s-clevo-p150sm-p-6200.html
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#17JKatarnPosted 8/29/2013 11:20:51 AM(edited)
This may be cliche on this board at this point, but I would have to recommend against buying a gaming laptop unless you absolutely NEED that kind of portable power for CAD/3D/Video etc. work. You'd pay at least $500-700 less for those same/similar specs in a desktop machine, and for the just under two grand price of that laptop, you could buy/build a powerful SLI/i7 machine with 16+GB of RAM and 2TB+ of storage. There's also the fact that gaming laptops generate quite a bit of heat, and don't have nearly as much space to dissipate said heat, so you will want an extra cooling pad of some sort, and even then because of the very design/size restrictions of laptops their useful life is certain to be much shorter than a good mid/fulltower PC that you can add more cooling options to as needed.
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#18Erg0nPosted 8/29/2013 2:07:12 PM
XNo_FearX posted...
Erg0n posted...
http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com/

check out that site

I wouldn't buy a gaming laptop, because they are useless. buy a desktop or console if all you want to do is game.

laptops are for school or work and gaming on them should be secondary.


Not really useless. Gaming laptops have the same functions as a desktop but its more portable.


As I said yes they are really useless If all you want to do is game on it. you're better buying a desktop or a console.
#19VoelgerPosted 8/29/2013 2:13:15 PM
Do not listen to these people! Get what you want gaming laptops are amazingly cool, powerful, convenient, and are popular because many people buy them.
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#20LaMichael_JamesPosted 8/29/2013 10:34:08 PM
JKatarn posted...
This may be cliche on this board at this point, but I would have to recommend against buying a gaming laptop unless you absolutely NEED that kind of portable power for CAD/3D/Video etc. work. You'd pay at least $500-700 less for those same/similar specs in a desktop machine, and for the just under two grand price of that laptop, you could buy/build a powerful SLI/i7 machine with 16+GB of RAM and 2TB+ of storage. There's also the fact that gaming laptops generate quite a bit of heat, and don't have nearly as much space to dissipate said heat, so you will want an extra cooling pad of some sort, and even then because of the very design/size restrictions of laptops their useful life is certain to be much shorter than a good mid/fulltower PC that you can add more cooling options to as needed.


pretty much this

also if you're a college kid don't bother. if you're frequently on the road for work and need something to blow time by in the hotel and have $1100+ to burn, hell yeah get one
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