Gaming laptop advice

By ElShotte
Feb 27, 2012
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  1. Okay, so I am ready to purchase a nice little gaming laptop. I am looking for something that will be a sturdy replacement for my desktop but offer mobility.

    Here's my list of requirements:

    • Has to have a backlit keyboard.
    • Decent video card, minimum GTX 560 or equivalent.
    • 17" Screen size with a resolution of 1680x1060 or 1600x900 preferred.
    • Bland looks, solid case. Something you can bring into a professional environment.

    Im strongly leaning towards a Toshiba Qosmio X770, but I'm not liking the fact that it's restricted to the paint job with red accents, plus the body looks kinda weak/flimsy. I don't like the way the ASUS laptops look, I hate the fact that the body extends past the screen. The MSI laptops look decent as well. I'd get a MacBook Pro if they had better video cards. Also, I even thought about building my own from a barebone system, but I cant find any place that sells laptop parts (CPU's, Video Cards).

    Thanks for everyone's input.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,454   +135

  3. ElShotte

    ElShotte TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 163

    Yeah I did actually. I forgot to mention they look like toys, hence I'm strongly discouraged from buying one.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,454   +135

  5. ElShotte

    ElShotte TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 163

    Yeah, I saw the Sager's too, and they do look sweet, but from the look of it, only their NP9270 notebook (which is coming mid April) will have a backlit keyboard, and with a starting price tag of $2,899 it's a little past my budget.
  6. ElShotte

    ElShotte TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 163

  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,454   +135

  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,454   +135

  9. Omnislip

    Omnislip Newcomer, in training Posts: 96

    You've clearly had your won experiences, but I am 100% convinced that desktop and portable laptop wins every time on cost, performance and 'upgradability'.
  10. ElShotte

    ElShotte TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 163

    Portable Laptop?
  11. Omnislip

    Omnislip Newcomer, in training Posts: 96

    I wouldn't say an m17x and the like are really portable, what with their small batteries and huge weight.
  12. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,731   +287

  13. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,454   +135

    So ElShotte,
    what did you decide on?
     
  14. ElShotte

    ElShotte TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 163

    MSI G Series GT780DX-406US... waiting on it.
  15. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,454   +135

    Nice, thanks for the update and happy gaming :)
  16. ElShotte

    ElShotte TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 163

    Yeah I can't wait :D


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