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I'm looking for a gaming laptop for my needs.

Aiming for good specs for BF3 and MW3.
Budget, under £1000.

Anyone have ideas?
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post #2 of 14
Best bet is to look for a Asus G73 model with the HD5870m paired with a i7 720/740. This spec should have a chance to run BF3 decently, and would probably max MW3.
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post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by Jcyle View Post
Best bet is to look for a Asus G73 model with the HD5870m paired with a i7 720/740. This spec should have a chance to run BF3 decently, and would probably max MW3.
I believe those are around £1500 in the UK

I do have a suggestion... It might not totally be what you're looking for but I just bought a ThinkPad E420s.

It has a 14" screen, i5 CPU and AMD 6630M discrete graphics card. I only just got it so I've not had the chance to properly stress the GPU yet, but I'm very impressed so far. Perhaps you can find some benchies of the 6630 around.

I should also note, this laptop excels in pretty much every other area. The build quality is great, good amount of features and extras. The only thing I've noticed is the blacks levels on the LCD leave a bit to be desired; very noticeable when you initially turn it on, however I find myself forgetting about it quite quickly. Starcraft 2 (only game I've got on it at the moment) runs beautifully.

Oh, and they can be had for about 900 quid!

Hope this helps!

EDIT: I forgot to mention the keyboard! Best keyboard I've used on any modern lappy, bar none. Hands down a winner there. You type on it and just start smiling
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post #4 of 14
Used G73 is probably your best choice.
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post #5 of 14
Coming from a guy with 3 years of experience having a gaming laptop as the main/only computer:
You want a monster gaming desktop but keep it modest for mobile because down the road, you can't upgrade them a lot. What I'm personally gonna do is get a M11X and build a kick a$$ gaming desktop. The M11X will handle games fine at native resolution and should last me long enough. Powerful gaming laptops fall under what we call desktop replacements, and if you have a good desktop, there's no reason why you want to go mobile all the way. I've been studying abroad for 2 years and got a gaming laptop a year earlier out of interest, it's nice at first having so much firepower in such a small form factor (compared to desktops obviously lol) but you'll get pissed quickly at the lack of features, highly restrictive "upgradability" etc. So get an M11X now so at least you have a good battery life and you'll be able to play most games nicely at native res.
    
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post #6 of 14
I mostly agree with Emmanuel above me.

Just for general info:
M11x - £900
E420s - £900
M14x - £1100

I personally was torn between the M14x and the E420s. The main reasons I picked the Lenovo were:

1. I expected better graphics in the Alienware, the jump from 6630M to GT555M was too small for me.

2. The M14x is HUGE. I get everywhere by bicycle. Lenovo won that point easily.

For those two reasons, I decided to save myself £200 and go with the Lenovo.

I wouldn't touch the M11x personally, screen too small.
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post #7 of 14

Probably an Asus but if Sager is available in the UK, I suggest that.


post #8 of 14
Asus G73 is the best choice,perfect for gaming.
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Originally Posted by NuclearSlurpee View Post
Probably an Asus but if Sager is available in the UK, I suggest that.

Really over budget, ASUS G73SW-A1

Over budget, ASUS G53JW-XA1
fix'd

He is in the UK guys, we pay stupid money for fancy boxes of sparks



Edited by disruptor - 6/1/11 at 7:26am
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post #10 of 14
I love my G53JW, so I am going to have to agree with many others here and say that try and fine an ASUS G series laptop either the G73, or G53.
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