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Suggestions on a new laptop

By swilllx2p
Feb 9, 2010
  1. Ok so basically I want your guys opinions because I want to make sure I make the best thought out planned decision on this I can possibly get. What I want is this, Basically a gaming laptop $1000 or under...I'd like to find the best one I can at that price range. I will go to $1100 BUT the price jump must be extremely justifiable when looking at performance. BTW, screen size really doesn't matter to me..I don't want to skimp on other parts for screen size.

    Ones I've looked at thus far are as follows....

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220699
    +'s I like the price, and the core i5
    -'s I don't like the 5400rpm HDD and the Graphics card seems a little low compared to others.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220696
    +'s Core i-7, DDR3, USB3, Good Graphics Card W/DX11, 7200rpm HDD
    -'s Price is at my budget..not a big deal but only con I can see with this one.

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshiba+-+Qosmio+Laptop+with+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i5+Processor+-+Omega+Black/9716111.p?id=1218158634282&skuId=9716111
    +'s Probably the best gcard for a laptop in my price range? DDR3
    -'s Jumped over by $100, Not real sure its worth the price increase. 5400rpm HDD

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshiba+-+Satellite+Laptop+with+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i7+Processor+-+Quantum+Black/9705203.p?id=1218154377801&skuId=9705203
    +'s Core i7, DDR3, Price 100 under
    -'s Is the Nvidia 310M even better than the GTX260M?, 5400RPM HDD



    Please take a look at let me know what you guys think, Opinions and comments on my current laptops I'm looking into are greatly greatly appreciated...please point out things I missed etc... Also other laptops you know of that are better deals/better performance wise for what I want in my price range are greatly appreciated.

    Please don't post laptops that are out of my price range because they are beasts or whatever...I cannot go over what I laid out.
     
  2. swilllx2p

    swilllx2p TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 133

    No one has any opinions?
     
  3. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,060   +76

    First Two links worked; the last two didn't.

    Now having said that, you must keep in mind one thing; for any thing around 1000/1100$ you won't be able to find any 'gaming' notebook which can actually play every game at 'decent' frame rates.

    Therefore, if you want to play games with reasonable details turned on; you need to spend lot more than that.

    Now, if you want a machine on which you can occasionally play games then that ASUS N61JQ-X1 NoteBook Intel Core i7 720QM is very good value. You may want to have a look at dell's alienware site and see how much your custom made notebook may cost.
     
  4. swilllx2p

    swilllx2p TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 133

    I'm basically just wanting the best bang for my buck at that price range, I understand It will have limits in its gaming capabilities.
     
  5. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,060   +76

    Then that Core i7 option looks very good to me. You can go for a lower rated CPU (C2D etc.) and may find a better 3d graphics option; if you want that I can look for it.

    Personally If i have to make a choice, i'd rather go for a better plateform/cpu, because I am not an avid gamer. Mostly when i have time to play i end up playing pacman .... UT or Q3 ;) And they work pretty much alright on any graphics solution. However, it may be different for you.
     
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