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Gaming Laptop On a Budget

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Zaspera, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. Zaspera New Member

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    I'm looking to add another laptop to my arsenal. I need a gaming laptop while staying within a budget.

    Budget-$900-1000

    Needs:
    1080p
    Backlit keyboard
    15.5" or bigger
    Bluetooth (could do without it)

    Anybody have any suggestions for what I'm looking for in my budget?
     
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    Here are 3 good laptops
    I really like the $1050 one has SSD, but if you need the 1080p then the little bit more expensive one will do.
     
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    heheh hehehe ahahhah EHEhahha Bahahahha
    Gaming laptop ....... pfff they don't exist ....
    lol @ sager charging for "better" thermal compound don't end up like blackpanther don't buy there junk
    that said if you are planing on playing diablo III or Wow or some other mmo there are plenty of laptop's that will do the job
     
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    if you are gaming, actually the lower rez laptops will be better because the videocard is so slow. I would not go with a 1080P model, or you will have to run everything at non-native.
     
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    laptop gpu's are slow no matter what you do and boi o boi do they get hot
    *unless you buy a laptop stuffed with a Pound of copper to keep the temps sane
     
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    Hardly with the 600 and 7000 series being out that is not even close to being the case, my gaming laptop can run BF3 at 1080p at 60 fps and thats on medium. Saying you will have to run everything non-native when it is just outright false is in no way contributing to the purposes of this thread.


    http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np6370-clevo-w370et-preorder-p-4796.html?wconfigure=yes

    That certainly seems like a fair amount of customization which could ensure it stays in your price range and as for the 660m it is a very capable laptop gpu and while I am not sure how hot it runs BF3 for an hour did not produce any noticeable heat.
     
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    i think that is what he is looking for. I have seen gaming laptops used in college but damn it is not pretty. You always have to squeeze performance out of them, and the non-native rez looks like crap.

    How much did you pay for your laptop? He is looking at 660M - read the thread and some reviews before you post this. 384 cuda cores in no way will run BF3 at 60FPS on medium settings at 1080P.
     
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    let me put this another way
    you are gonna speed 900-1000 dollars on a laptop and guess what
    its not gonna game for shit OR its gonna be so fking hot/power hungry that its gonna spend most of its existence on a desk sorry to rain on the parade here but they just don't make gaming laptops .... not at your budget
     
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    Try reading my system specs before posting I have a laptop with a 660m and it is capable of running BF3 at 60 fps granted it in no way can come close to managing that on a 48-64 man server but it is indeed doable do your best not to talk about a gpu as specifically as you are without first hand experience with it.


    This in a nutshell is what you will have to come to terms with for a gaming laptop if it CAN game well then expect a maximum of 2-2.5 hours of battery life from it while not gaming.
     
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    not at 60 not at 50 MABY 45 if he want's 60 hes gonna need to live with non native res not in a 32 slot server anyway... not pn high/ultra settings
     
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    Sigh what is with you people and discounting something based purely on your own inaccurate speculation :rolleyes: as I have already stated I own a gaming laptop equipped with a 660m and it DOES play BF3 on medium at 60 fps. Is it going to be 60 fps 100% of the time of course not thats simply the nature of the beast but more often than not you will be able to get ~60 fps out of BF3 on medium at 1080p using non native res defeats the purpose of getting a gaming laptop in the first place if he is concerned about all of the eyecandy then this is not the price range for him to be in.

    Edit: High/Ultra is not even close to doable squeezing playable framerates out of that on a 660m WOULD be a miracle indeed.
     
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    I love this post... so you're saying doesnt get 60FPS @ 1080P.

    This is the way I see it - I have a gtx 570 on an OC'ed quad, I run BF3 at 1080P and I know how it performs at medium, high and ultra, your 660M is basically a 550TI, so if I get drops in the game (and I do) I know there is NO WAY your 660M is pulling 60.

    Here is some proof - look at the 550ti @ medium. 41FPS avg and 33 min.
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2011/11/10/battlefield-3-technical-analysis/4

    The minimum card for 60FPS medium at 1080P is a 6870, which is much faster than a 660M.
     
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    Taking things out of context again :shadedshu as my post clearly shows I am talking about 48 man and 64 man servers which are the most demanding. Also that comparison to a 550ti is highly inaccurate especially based on the analysis you have shown. It seems you really are not getting anywhere with your so called "proof". Anyway I am done arguing with people who simply have no clue what they are talking about.

    As for the OP you should definitely consider the pc from http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np6370-clevo-w370et-preorder-p-4796.html?wconfigure=yes as I doubt you can find much better than that in your current price range.
     
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    Right, because benchmarks from several sites are "not good enough," we should just take your word for it.

    http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-660M.71859.0.html
    http://community.futuremark.com/hardware/gpu/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M/review

    It's within 1% of a 550Ti. Also, hitting 60FPS for 3 seconds and then dropping back down to 44 is not 60FPS :p.
     
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    Try checking out any actual reviews of a 550TI (for arguments sake use TPU's Direct CU) and then comparing them to the 660m you will find quite a difference in some games greatly exceeding that 1% you are harping on about. And no being at 60 FPS for 3 seconds and dropping back down to 44 is not 60 FPS. Glad you understand that as well good thing that is not the case with 660m so no worries there :toast:.
     
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    Jesus. I don't care about power consumption. I'm not looking for an argument. I'm looking for help picking something out that meets the needs specified. Obviously I don't want an oven, but it will more than likely be on a cooling pad anyways.

    It will be used for Diablo and WoW 99% of the time.
     
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    If you have a CompUSA or a Best Buy around, It wouldn't hurt to go see them and play with the ones they have. At least the ones here in Miami have both the MSI and the ASUS ROG laptops in stock and you can get a good feel for them. They even usually have a few games up on them so you can play a bit to see how they run.

    You will also be able to see the differences between the 1080P and the 720P screen, and see things that are not evident on the on-line reviews, like how hot/loud it gets during gaming etc.
     
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    Just look for something with an i7, Nvidia 660m and min. 4GB ram and you will be fine. Personally i'm not a fan of 1080p on a laptop screen, but its all user preference.

    And this is the one I really like it has a good i7, 660m, 8GB ram, 750GB and a 64GB SSD.

    660m
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