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Advice on gaming laptop - $2,000 budget

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by reverze, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. reverze

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    Hey all,

    I'm looking for a nice gaming budget and need some advice.

    I want something that can handle games like Rift, BF3, etc with decent setting and I have a $2,000 budget.

    I would like something with at least 1TB of space, and 4GB of memory. I don't know much about mobile graphics...

    I'm a big fan of ASUS as I have an Eee PC, and was considering the follow model:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220920

    How would this fair for gaming? Does anyone own this model or similar that can give me some advice and help push me in the correct direction? :)
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  3. whitrzac New Member

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    start here...

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/



    if you want to have a chance at BF3 you will need a 485m, or a 6970. Probably an SLI/CF setup. Both are about the same speed as a desktop 460 gtx card....



    as of right now, those are the 2 fastest mobile cards available...


    IRRC your options are the alienware m18x, or a sager something for an SLI/cf setup.
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  5. whitrzac New Member

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    The asus one looks alright

    what kind of games are you going to be playing?
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    I purchased my Sager about 8 months ago now and I absolutely love it. It plays just about everything I want and then some. I bought it as a complement to my desktop and for my CAD work at school.

    Here is something you can get for around your budget. I bought mine from XoticPC. They are wonderful to deal with and take care of their customers. They are based out of Nebraska.


    Sager NP8170 / Clevo P170HM Sager NP8170 / Clevo P170HM
    - 17.3" FHD 16:9 "Glare Type" Super Clear Ultra Bright LED Glossy Screen (1920x1080)-
    - Included nVIDIA Wireless 3D Glasses (Bundled with 3D Screen)
    - Standard Dead Pixel Policy
    - - 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM, 2.0-2.8GHz, (32nm, 6MB L3 cache)
    - - IC Diamond Thermal Compound - CPU + GPU
    - ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD6970 2048MB PCI-Express GDDR5 DX11
    - No Video Adapter
    - ~ 8,192MB DDR3 1333MHz Dual Channel Memory (2 SODIMMS)
    - Standard Finish
    - ~ 500GB (w/ 4GB SSD Memory) Seagate XT 7200RPM NCQ Hybrid (Serial-ATA II 300 - 32MB Cache)
    - ~ Remove 2nd Hard Drive
    - HDD Raid Settings - OFF
    - ~ Combo Dual Layer SuperMulti DVDRW/CDRW Drive w/ Software (When selecting a Hard Drive in the Optical Bay, No Optical Drive is Included)
    - No Extra Optical Bay Hard Drive Caddy
    - No Back Up Hard Drive
    - NO External USB Optical Drive
    - No Floppy Drive
    - Internal 7-in-1 Card Reader (MS/MS Pro/MS Duo/MS Pro Duo/SD/Mini-SD/MMC/RS)
    - No Back Up Software
    - None Standard--
    - Built-in 802.11 Wireless B/G/N - Stock Wireless Card + Bluetooth
    - No Network Accessory
    - Built in 2.0 Megapixel Camera
    - No TV Tuner
    - Sound Blaster Compatible 3D Audio - Included
    - Basic Black Business Case - Included
    - Smart Li-ion Battery (8-Cell)
    - No Car Adapter
    - None Standard*
    - No Dock/Hub/Adapter
    - Integrated Fingerprint Reader
    - No External Keyboard or Mouse
    - No Notebook Cooler
    - No Thanks, Please do not Overclock my system (Overclocking will add 3-6 business days to build time)
    - No Operating System Standard - Drivers & Utility Software Only
    - No Office Software
    - No Software Bundle
    - Sager 3 Year Parts & Labor Warranty w/ Lifetime 24/7 DOMESTIC Toll Free Customer Support - Special!
    - No Xotic PC Gear
    $1,918.00
    Sub-Total: $1,918
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    That is definitely the better deal out of all the ones listed by everyone. GTX560M topped all the other GPU laptop people mentioned.
    Next on line is the GTX460M of course.
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    no... the 485m and the 6970 still beat it by 10-20%


    you have to realize that a single 460/560 is only going to get you a 3dmark06 score in the 15-16k range at most.
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    Here's my recommendations:

    Sager NP8150
    15.6" 1080p screen
    Large HDD space 500GB+
    GTX485M(could opt for a 560m or 6870m)-Always aim for the best gpu possible
    i7 quadcore cpu
    4GB min 1333MHz DDR3


    All for $2000 USD :D
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    All i can say is definitely make sure you get a sandybridge in your laptop.
  15. whitrzac New Member

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    why? The first gen Icore is overclockable, the new sandybridge is not, unless you buy the $900 extreme CPUs...
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    yup, 6970m should be much faster than the 560m

    the 6970m is essentially the same as a desktop 6850 and the 560m/460m is essentially the same as a gts550 with lower clocks.

    http://www.notebookcheck.net/Comparison-of-Laptop-Graphics-Cards.130.0.html

    so the fastest single gpu is the 485m which is essentially the same as a desktop 560ti with lower clocks.

    2nd is the 6970m which as I said before is the same as a desktop 6850 with lower clocks

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