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First off, I hope this is the right area. If not please let me know where it goes and I will move it promptly ;)

ANYWAY! Alright all I am looking to buy a laptop. One that will play games on high settings with no lag (mostly up to something like COD, Skyrim occasionally but that I can bare to play on low if need be). I currently have one that I am looking at and yes, it is a refurb but it is ASUS and I love them, and trust them. So to me, it's a pretty sweet deal. I am just wanting to make sure I am not missing a better deal somewhere. Was going to go with Lenovo until I found out that they recently removed all options to finance and now only accept debit or credit cards -.-

Here is the laptop that I currently have picked out...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834231002

Price cap is around $850 at the most. If a boat load of tax is added then a little lower than that if possible. Looking for an i7 if possible, i5 would be acceptable. MUST have a dedicated graphics card, of course.

Anyway, hope that sums it up. Thanks guys!
 
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#2
First off, I hope this is the right area. If not please let me know where it goes and I will move it promptly ;)

ANYWAY! Alright all I am looking to buy a laptop. One that will play games on high settings with no lag (mostly up to something like COD, Skyrim occasionally but that I can bare to play on low if need be). I currently have one that I am looking at and yes, it is a refurb but it is ASUS and I love them, and trust them. So to me, it's a pretty sweet deal. I am just wanting to make sure I am not missing a better deal somewhere. Was going to go with Lenovo until I found out that they recently removed all options to finance and now only accept debit or credit cards -.-

Here is the laptop that I currently have picked out...

Refurbished: ASUS G75 Series G75VW-BHI7N07 Noteboo...

Price cap is around $850 at the most. If a boat load of tax is added then a little lower than that if possible. Looking for an i7 if possible, i5 would be acceptable. MUST have a dedicated graphics card, of course.

Anyway, hope that sums it up. Thanks guys!

That's a pretty powerful rig. I would dare to say you aren't going to get a lot better value for money than that find


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A gaming laptop is the worst investment. Just my opinion. Also ive seen a lot of ASUS laptop going for warrenty work lately. Which is sad cuz I love them also. They did away with the two year warrenty
 

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God, 5400RPM HDD, never again will I touch one of those. Aside from that, its a good midrange gaming laptop.
 
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A gaming laptop is the worst investment. Just my opinion.
I share this opinion. Gaming laptops are often noisy and run games at higher temperatures. Those high pitch laptop fans can drive a man crazy.
 
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I share this opinion. Gaming laptops are often noisy and run games at higher temperatures. Those high pitch laptop fans can drive a man crazy.

Well thank you all! Alright then what if I want a laptop that I can at least customize to play the games I listed and stay under 850. Ideas?
 

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Well thank you all! Alright then what if I want a laptop that I can at least customize to play the games I listed and stay under 850. Ideas?
First answer us this.

Do you intend to stay in hotels regularly to play games?
Do you regularly find yourself on a train or plane at least 5 times a week and play games?

If no to both then - Why does it have to be a laptop?
 
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First answer us this.

Do you intend to stay in hotels regularly to play games?
Do you regularly find yourself on a train or plane at least 5 times a week and play games?

If no to both then - Why does it have to be a laptop?
Good question. Because I already have a desktop that plays what I want and it does it very well. I am looking to be a bit more mobile though. Trying to a haul a rig and monitor to a friends for a LAN party isn't exactly the greatest. But no trains or anything of the sort haha
 

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Just how often are you on LAN's though? If that is the sole reason I'd look into building a small gaming system.
 

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Just how often are you on LAN's though? If that is the sole reason I'd look into building a small gaming system.
+1

Bitfenix Prodigy + FM2 or Z77 MiniITX system.
 

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Good question. Because I already have a desktop that plays what I want and it does it very well. I am looking to be a bit more mobile though. Trying to a haul a rig and monitor to a friends for a LAN party isn't exactly the greatest. But no trains or anything of the sort haha
If you have a car build a ITX system. Its a lot better than a laptop, unless space is a premium too (in which case you are more or less cornered to get a laptop).
 
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Looking for a laptop so I can go places. Anywhere really. Around my own house, you other houses etc. Like I said I already have a gaming desktop but am looking for more portability.