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Best laptop for $1500?

#1Eagles931Posted 4/20/2014 3:28:10 PM
I travel a whole lot because of my job and i am really in need of a new gaming laptop . $1500 is the limit i am willing to spend. I'd like to be able to max out most of the games out today, and if possible, i dont want something thats extra thick,

Suggestions?
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#2gungunn101Posted 4/20/2014 3:57:37 PM
Eagles931 posted...
$1500 is the limit i am willing to spend.
I'd like to be able to max out most of the games out today
i dont want something thats extra thick,

Choose one.
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#3ShubPosted 4/20/2014 3:59:27 PM
A $1500 laptop will play most games fine, but you need to reset your expectations if you want to max games and still play them smoothly. Mobile GPUs are not very powerful.
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#4ATARIJAWAPosted 4/20/2014 4:34:49 PM
Pay more and write it off your taxes.
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#5Ikari GendoPosted 4/20/2014 6:02:09 PM
High powered gaming laptops are all thick, but $1500 for a Sager will get you something pretty powerful, though with crap heating.
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#6thegreatsquarePosted 4/20/2014 8:05:00 PM
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#7cancerstormPosted 4/21/2014 8:34:50 AM
870m with 4700mq @ $1300 is good, get that one
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#8SilentHawk29Posted 4/21/2014 10:07:13 AM
Ikari Gendo posted...
High powered gaming laptops are all thick, but $1500 for a Sager will get you something pretty powerful, though with crap heating.


Crap heating? What does that even mean? Their cooling design is mostly the same as every other high end laptop.
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#9PharohofLaptopsPosted 4/21/2014 11:07:51 AM
Nothing exists in 2014 to satisfy your needs.
#10SampsonMPosted 4/21/2014 11:48:32 AM
As others have said, $1500 won't get you what you want.

The MSI GT60 Dominator is pretty powerful for a laptop, and about $1400-1500, but it weighs 8 lbs.

The Razer Blade is thin and powerful but starts at around $2200.

Then, there are a variety of ultrabooks that run $1000-1500 range, they're all thin and light, but not particularly powerful. You'll be hard pressed to find with a dedicated graphics card.

Adjust your parameters accordingly.
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