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Will 1000 be enough for a gaming laptop?

post #1 of 11
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Looking to purchase a laptop I can actually play some games on. Only wanted to spend 800 but will go up TO 1000 if it will help.Although this will mainly be used by the wife to watch Netflix. I would like a 17" screen and blueray would be nice but don't have to have it. Any advice would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 11
Don't know how you feel about recertifieds, but Newegg still has G73's which are still awesome.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220821
post #3 of 11
17" for gaming is not possible for new models basically. Look at refurbs, newegg usually has em.
post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by GuilT1 View Post
Don't know how you feel about recertifieds, but Newegg still has G73's which are still awesome.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220821
Looked good to me, don't mind refurbishe, still has a warranty, rt? What concerns me ia the 1.7 processor. Or does the I7 concept mean I shouldn't worry about the 1.7? Ian not Rly up on the new processors.

Should I also bounce down to a 15" screen?
ASUS G73 laptop
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i7 720QM(1.6GHz) ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 (1G GDDR5) 6GB DDR3 500GB 
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i7 720QM(1.6GHz) ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 (1G GDDR5) 6GB DDR3 500GB 
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post #5 of 11
I have and Alienware with a 740QM and dual 5870. I know the clock rate of the processor seems low but there is turbo to factor in. I'm not sure about the 720 but the 740 can turbo up to 2.93GHz which is nothing to shake a stick at. I've run with Crossfire disabled (so basically a single 5870M) and done just fine with games. My screen is 1440x900 by the way.

EDIT: To be clear the Turbo function is dependent on the number of cores loaded. The 2.93 above would be for single core, don't know about two or three, and then 1.73GHz for all four cores loaded.

Either way I don't have any trouble with any games
Edited by MNiceGuy - 6/16/11 at 7:49pm
post #6 of 11
It's plenty powerful, if I disable one of my 5870s to make mine like a G73, I have to turn off AA at 1200p... For 1600x900 I don't think you'd have to worry about it. Either way, that's a fantastic computer especially for the price. Don't worry at all about the clock speed being low. It's a monster of a mobile CPU whether the cores are loaded at 1.73 or only 2 are loaded at 2.5+.
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Go for Sager.
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post #8 of 11
at xoticpc there is a laptop based on the MSI GT680 system (FORCE 16F2), it has a GTX460M and core i5 2410QM and 1080p screen for $860 and you can cut the price $30 by removing the other HDD! let alone the 3% mail in rebate discount!

build quality? not sure, it's MSI and they're well known for quality on their gaming laptops! so I'm pretty optimistic for this one!
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post #9 of 11
You will get the most bang for the buck with a refurb. I would pull the trigger on the G73 as it is still one of the best gaming laptops out there
post #10 of 11
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Looks like I am going to go ahead and pull the trigger on the G73 refurb at newegg. Hopefully all works out well with it. Thx for the input guys!
ASUS G73 laptop
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 720QM(1.6GHz) ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 (1G GDDR5) 6GB DDR3 500GB 
Optical DriveOS
DVD Super Multi Windows 7 64 bit 
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ASUS G73 laptop
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 720QM(1.6GHz) ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 (1G GDDR5) 6GB DDR3 500GB 
Optical DriveOS
DVD Super Multi Windows 7 64 bit 
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