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hey guys... im looking to buy a gaming laptop for under $1000 on amazon
size is not really a issue, the laptop is mostly going to be at home

games that i play/going to play when released
Battlefield Bad Company 2
Crysis 2
The Witcher 2
COD Modern Warfare 3
Battlefield 3

should i wait till after COD:MW3/BF3 is released or get one now?


found a few that caught my attention... let me know what you guys think

this one looks like a BEAST:eek: price/performance... and the price is a lot cheaper compared to alienware
ASUS G53SW-XA2 Republic of Gamers 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop (Black)
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/G53SW-XA2-Republic-Gamers-15-6-Inch-Gaming/dp/B00568V62W/ref=sr_1_19?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1312951168&sr=1-19"]http://www.amazon.com/G53SW-XA2-Republic-Gamers-15-6-Inch-Gaming/dp/B00568V62W/ref=sr_1_19?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1312951168&sr=1-19[/ame]



ASUS N53SV-B1 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop (Silver Aluminum)
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/N53SV-B1-15-6-Inch-Versatile-Entertainment-Aluminum/dp/B004X5YCOI/ref=sr_1_20?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1312951168&sr=1-20"]http://www.amazon.com/N53SV-B1-15-6-Inch-Versatile-Entertainment-Aluminum/dp/B004X5YCOI/ref=sr_1_20?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1312951168&sr=1-20[/ame]



Gigabyte Q2532N-CF1 15.6-Inch Notebook Computer
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Q2532N-CF1-15-6-Inch-Notebook-Computer/dp/B004TPTIWI/ref=sr_1_1?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1312951749&sr=1-1"]http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Q2532N-CF1-15-6-Inch-Notebook-Computer/dp/B004TPTIWI/ref=sr_1_1?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1312951749&sr=1-1[/ame]



Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3830TG-6431 13.3-Inch Laptop (Cobalt Blue Aluminum)
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Acer-TimelineX-AS3830TG-6431-13-3-Inch-Aluminum/dp/B0051OL8R4/ref=sr_1_8?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1312953257&sr=1-8"]http://www.amazon.com/Acer-TimelineX-AS3830TG-6431-13-3-Inch-Aluminum/dp/B0051OL8R4/ref=sr_1_8?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1312953257&sr=1-8[/ame]



Acer Aspire TimelineX AS5830TG-6402 15.6-Inch Laptop (Cobalt Blue Aluminum)
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Acer-TimelineX-AS5830TG-6402-15-6-Inch-Aluminum/dp/B0051OL9UA/ref=sr_1_6?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1312953257&sr=1-6"]http://www.amazon.com/Acer-TimelineX-AS5830TG-6402-15-6-Inch-Aluminum/dp/B0051OL9UA/ref=sr_1_6?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1312953257&sr=1-6[/ame]
Edited by sky - 8/9/11 at 10:42pm
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post #2 of 21
Go to alienware and customize the MX11 to fit your budget. Personally I'd do that instead of going to amazon.
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post #3 of 21
Definitely the Asus G53SW, as an owner of the newer Sandy Bridge models its a great laptop. It definitely requires a good bit of tinkering with drivers and formatting the terrible install of windows they give you to get it running at its max potential. There is a great community behind the ROG Laptops and its definately the best budget route to go!

I am able to run BC2 on almost max 1920x1080 with 40+ FPS at all times. Witcher 2 on medium/high, and Crysis 2 no problem. I ran the BF3 beta on it but it wasn't really cutting it i was only getting a solid 30 fps mainly because of drivers and since the game was not fully optimized. There hasn't been a game sofar that this computer hasn't handled almost flawlessly. I'd imagine you would have comparable performance from the i5 model.

P.S. I would not get any of those other laptops if your planning on doing any kind of serious gaming.
Edited by KingFrizzy - 8/9/11 at 11:10pm
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post #4 of 21
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Originally Posted by Jov4nTh3Yu9o;14528273 
Go to alienware and customize the MX11 (M11x) to fit your budget.
Terrible idea, those M11x's have terrible price to performance ratio.
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I just got an Acer 3830TG today.

If you are willing to work at it a bit to manage the throttling, it is a pretty beastly machine considering the size. The GPU isn't the strongest, but it is enough for 1366x768 (native res of LCD)

Don't have experience with the others, so i can't say anything about them.
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I just got an Acer 3830TG today.

If you are willing to work at it a bit to manage the throttling, it is a pretty beastly machine considering the size. The GPU isn't the strongest, but it is enough for 1366x768 (native res of LCD)

Don't have experience with the others, so i can't say anything about them.
Throttling is definitely a problem but Throttlestop can easily be setup without much work. I definitely wouldn't recommend that Acer for the games that OP is trying to play. The 540m is almost 50% less powerful then the 460m which can easily be overclocked to 800/1600/1500.
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Terrible idea, those M11x's have terrible price to performance ratio.

Really? I hear they're quite popular. I know their desktops are crap.

If not Alienware, customize a Digital Storm Laptop, they are probably the best custom builders.
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Really? I hear they're quite popular. I know their desktops are crap.

If not Alienware, customize a Digital Storm Laptop, they are probably the best custom builders.
Alienware are pretty much very boutique style laptops your paying for the flash, the price to performance ratio is bad as stated before. They are indeed popular but so are a lot of other mediocre hardware and products. I mean if someone was trying to spend 500 dollars and wanted an ultra portable gaming laptop i'd tell em check out the m11x but op isn't.

As for Digital Storm they can be pricey aswell. Especially on the low end when compared to the value of the ROG laptops at a similar pricepoint. Also I'd stay away from the refurbished G series Asus laptops as they tend to require alot of work and usually come with alot of problems such as needing reapplied thermal paste and usually alot of bios and vbios works to fix grey screens.
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if it says "gaming" on it its going to be overpriced
maybe something like this?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=34-220-997&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2#scrollFullInfo
    
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