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Gaming laptop under 1300$

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What is the best pick...

Thank you.
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Is this for anything in particular? Do you play certain games or all new releases? Are you heading off to college? What else do you use your computer for? Do you want a large screen, long battery life, brand preference, etc.?

Honestly, unless you need a beastly laptop for going to tons of LANs, I would suggest building a nice desktop for around $800 and spend the rest on a decent laptop. Gaming on a laptop generally means large screen, fast processor and GPU, and no battery life. Essentially, it voids all the advantages for buying a laptop in the first place. Gaming, typing, and even regular web surfing is almost always better sitting in a nice chair at a desk with a keyboard and mouse ergonomically placed with your monitor a comfortable distance away.
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Under $1300. Hmm, you could check out some Asus ROG models at Newegg. But be more specific please. What games will you be playing?
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Mainly for college, going in computer science and play newish FPS
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sager np8130, i love mine and its in that price range.
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Recently bought my brother an HP laptop for $800, it games great. I play TF2, CS:S, Crysis Warhead, Gamecube/PS2 emulators. It can run basically anything, you just have to adjust the settings to make it playable. Most games play high. Specs are something like i3 @ 2.53ghz, HD 5650 1GB, 6gm ram.
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I'd almost wait to see what drops with Llano this month. There should be an HP notebook this June with the igpu and discreet in cfx if the rumors are right. Might not the "world's fastest laptop" but I'm betting value for money and battery life will be amazing.

If not, my vote goes to the Asus G73 series.
Edited by WALSRU - 6/13/11 at 11:39am
   
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
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There are a couple of used G71 and G73 models in the marketplace fro under $800 I think.

Check 'em out.
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post #10 of 11
This Sager NP8150 can kick some ass for the price also.
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