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Best gaming laptop for $1300.00?

post #1 of 37
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Hello,

I am graduating high school on Thursday and my parents are getting me a new laptop as a graduation gift but Im not really sure what I should look at. I want something that will replace my desktop when Im traveling. I was looking at the ASUS G73JW and it looks like the best option, its the one with the 460m and the Intel I7 740QM. How will this stack up to my desktop specs below? If this isn't the best choice what is in the 1200-1350 dollar price range?
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post #2 of 37
you teens and your laptops.
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post #3 of 37
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the help brah.
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post #4 of 37
You can get the bricky Asus or check out Sager at XoticPC.
post #5 of 37
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How does the 460m and the Mobile i7 stack up to my desktop? Also is the 460m better then the older model with the 5870 1gb better?
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post #6 of 37
If your geting a laptop now at least get sandy bridge, and 460m is worse than the desktop 5870 by quite a margin, but afaik it is better than the mobile 5870.
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post #7 of 37
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Well the ones with the sandy bridge and decent gpus are out of my price range.
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post #8 of 37
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I am thinking of just getting the Asus G53JW, it has a mobile i7 2630qm and the 460M. Its a 15" screen but I think thats a better option than the huge 17" with the i7 740QM.
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post #9 of 37
One thing to consider - if you want a laptop for portability, those big Asus laptops are not very portable. They weigh a lot and are not very portable. Take a look at my sig rig, I will vouch for its gaming performance. It has a midrange graphics card, and can last up to 7 hours on a single battery charge in power saver mode.
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post #10 of 37
The G53 is a solid choice if you plan to game quite some, the cooling is very good , sure it looks like a nuclear launch suitcase (i find it quite nice though) and is bulky, but hey you cant get everything hehe.
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