Need advice on gaming laptop purchase

By Azortharion
Jan 25, 2011
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  1. So I am buying a gaming laptop to replace this "old", overheating, HP Pavilion dv5 1153eo.

    I have roughly $1300 to play around with.

    I mostly play games like World of Warcraft (serious gaming), Call of Duty, and other FPS games (not that serious), I have been looking a little at this one:

    MSI GT660-473NE

    2.53GhZ Intel Core i5-460M (Quadcore)
    4096MB DDR3 RAM
    HDD: 500GB / 7200 RPM
    15.6 inch monitor
    1366 x 768 resolution
    nVidia GeForce GTX 285M, 1024 MB dedicated memory
    Windows 7 Home Premium


    A friend of mine's got it, and it seems promising, but there's always some better deal out there, you know, but which ones are there?

    I don't really require that much of it, something along those lines:

    Price at 1300$ maximum.
    The ability to play WoW on all Ultra / High settings. (A tad inaccurate, of course you can't know exactly what it takes to do this, but yeah, roughly!)
    Windows 7
    And at least 15.6 inch monitor. (17 preferred)


    And that is really all.

    So if you know any good system that meets those requirements, I'll be happy to hear from you!

    I just registered, and I consider myself a techy guy, but perhaps I can learn a thing or two here at TechSpot.

    I hope you can help me out on this one. ^^
  2. EDO219

    EDO219 Newcomer, in training Posts: 298

  3. Azortharion

    Azortharion Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    That is very nice indeed, but there's just this little problem that I cannot find it at any Danish dealer, and it's like 200$ more if you want to buy it in the U.S or similar. : /
  4. EDO219

    EDO219 Newcomer, in training Posts: 298

    Oh, you live in Denmark? I have no idea, then. o_o
  5. Codisha

    Codisha TechSpot Member Posts: 86

    what online computer shop do you have available there?

    i think these two would be nice options as well
    ASUS N73JQ-XV1
    Intel Core i7 740QM(1.73GHz) 17.3" 4GB Memory DDR3 1066 500GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M

    or better
    SAMSUNG RF Series RF711-S02
    Intel Core i7 2630QM(2.00GHz) 17.3" 4GB Memory 750GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M (Optimus)

    the 2nd one would fit all your needs and probably last you for a good little while.
    it's also probably easier to obtain in denmark
  6. Azortharion

    Azortharion Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    A friend of mine recommended one, and I bought it, and it really works. THank you anyway, everyone.


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