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post #1 of 10
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I'm very behind in knowledge of laptops right now...been focusing on desktops mostly. Any suggestions I could start to research for a friend who has an 800 budget and wants a gaming laptop? Mostly play games like MMO's (Rift, WoW) and a couple FPS (BC2\\Borderlands)

Thanks appreciate the help!
post #2 of 10
This Sager NP5165 might do it but $800 is very low for a gaming laptop.
post #3 of 10
^what he said, at that price used/refurbed will probably be your best bet

If you're a real eBay fanatic sometimes you can pick up a base model Asus G73jh for $800. You'll have to keep your eyes open.
   
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post #4 of 10
800 is pushing it, but you can find a MX11 for around that, or if you can work alittle more cash up then maybe a open box ASUS G series from the egg. Here is a list of them On the Egg
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post #5 of 10
Maybe an Asus G60JX refurb for $760. Better than an M11x.
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Maybe an Asus G60JX refurb for $760. Better than an M11x.
The jx has a good processor but a GTS-series graphics card. Not what you want for a gaming laptop. Even my c2d g60vx outgames it and those are real cheap now.
   
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post #7 of 10
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appreciate all the help so far...the budget can't be moved at all, it's for my father's gf's son...(fun right) and 800 is the max she can do. Looking into the suggestions now again thanks for the help!
post #8 of 10
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father's gf's son...(fun right)
Father's girlfriend's son. Fun. But for $800 you are looking at refurb or used. Sometimes Dell has some deals on past gen Alienware on their outlet or something.
post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
good call, I'll check the dell outlet as well, thanks all!
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
Looks like she went with an Alienware M11x R2 from the dell outlet. Thanks for all the help everyone.
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