Best gaming laptop for your money?

By ArchSymbiosis · 5 replies
Sep 6, 2010
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  1. I found a couple that are pretty outstanding.

    An Asus laptop that is phenomenal.

    17.3" FHD LED (1920x1080) Glossy

    Video Card:
    1024MB DDR5 ATI Radeon HD 5870
    Intel® Mobile Core i7 720QM (Customizable)

    8GB DDR3 1066MHz (Up to 16GB)

    Hard Drive:
    Dual 500GB (1,000GB) 7200RPM Hard Drives (Customizable)
    Battery Life:

    1-2 Hour

    For $1,594,83 at

    Qosmio is cheap but has some good stuff in it.

    Intel® Core™ i7-740QM processor
    Operating System*
    Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
    Graphics Engine*
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 360M
    Graphics Memory*
    2298MB total: 1GB GDDR5 discrete memory + up to 1274MB shared memory w/NVIDIA® TurboCache™ technology

    Memory and Storage

    4GB DDR3 1066MHz memory
    Hard Drive*
    500GB HDD (7200rpm)
    Optical Drive*
    Blu-ray Disc™ ROM and DVD SuperMulti drive with Labelflash®

    Audio and Video

    Display Size*
    18.4" widescreen
    Display Type*
    HD+ TruBrite® TFT LCD display
    Display Resolution*
    1680x945 (HD+), Supports 720p content, 16:9 aspect ratio
    Built-in microphone, harman/kardon® stereo speakers, S/P DIF output port (shared with headphone port), Microphone jack (mono), Headphone jack (stereo)


    Webcam and microphone built into LCD bezel
    Wireless LAN*
    Wi-Fi® Wireless networking (802.11b/g/n)
    Bluetooth® V2.1 + EDR
    No Modem port
    10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN


    AC Adapter
    180W (19V x 9.5A) Auto-sensing,100-240V AC Adapter
    High Capacity Li-Ion (87Wh, 12-cell)
    Battery Life*
    Up to 3.77 hours

    For $1,499.00

    I'd have to say for the money you get quiet a bang for your buck.

    I was wondering if any of you guys knew of any other great gaming laptops for the money?
  2. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Posts: 569   +25

  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Also check out CyberPowerPC; their custom-built PCs & notebooks are sometimes cheaper than branded ones.

    FWIW, the ASUS laptop is the better pick of the two you've posted.
  4. ArchSymbiosis

    ArchSymbiosis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I want the Asus so bad. It's relatively cheap and has some of the best hardware in it. It's was even in the post above yours. Going to save up for it. I have a Qosmio; an older model; but a great computer for what it is.
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    The Qosmio line is pretty good; ruggedly-built and heavy-as-hell, but very reliable. My friend sold his old GeForce 6600-equipped 17" Qosmio some time back; it would only run plugged in 'cause the battery was screwed, but it ran most games and apps much better than most other newer laptops.
  6. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,484   +45

    I wouldnt buy a glossy monitor laptop. You're moving a lot apparently and any place that has a light source behind you will become annoying.

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