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Okay xmas gift to me from wife gimme your thoughts

Sky is the limit but I want the el premo of the bunch
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Get either an asus gaming laptop. Or you could also go with a whitebook and pickout all the parts yourself.

I am not really sure where you get the barebones laptop to start from, but other guys on here know.
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I like it
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Origin PC, all the way. You can get factory overclocked CPU's and GPU's (dual GTX580), and have the option for 3D.

http://originpc.com/choose-eon-gaming-laptop.asp
 
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So you opted for No Bluray drive? Really?

I would not buy a 1080p capable laptop, upwards of two thousand bucks, that didn't have a Bluray player.

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Originally Posted by marbleduck View Post
Origin PC, all the way. You can get factory overclocked CPU's and GPU's (dual GTX580), and have the option for 3D.

http://originpc.com/choose-eon-gaming-laptop.asp
Origin PC is the remnant Alienware people trying to keep going apparently. They still sell machines but they make Alienware look like a bargin by comparison.

Sager is the best bet here. Just make sure you get a Bluray drive if you snag one.
Edited by Imglidinhere - 10/8/11 at 1:04pm
     
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A lot of it really depends on how you are going to use this ‘gaming laptop’... There are several that can game. Where the balance comes is how you foresee yourself using it.

Like mine currently... I essentially dock it at the office and at home. I use external monitors, keyboards and mice. So, 15" ones for the portable and weight savings look nice becoming a possible option.

If you want 3D, you are a 17" rig with a Nvidia card.

If you want raw power, you are into a SLI setup and possible desktop cpu. But it’s battery won’t last more than an hour (think battery backup).

Overclocking important? Xtreme cpu’s cost a ton, but you’ll get best results. Better thermal paste is a must. And too bad, but there used to be guys that did custom CNC’d cooling solutions. So now you also might want to look at the modding community for the best chassis to work with.

Speed and load times? SSD’s, high end memory, RAID, network card, and your ability to tweek (thus making tech support worthless) also play a part in cost. And lol... what I saved from going ‘top end’, I used to get optic fiber DSL for 20meg per second goodness and low pings.

For me, I like Clevo rigs. There are multiple brands that use these: Sager, Malibal, Origin, etc.. My old Killernotebooks (Clevo m570u) has survived 6 years of serious overclocking and mods. So, I’m a bit partial. My Asus rigs bricked themselves after 3 years with various failures. Alienware, while nice and I’ve never owned, seem to be more buck and flash than bang.

An ultimate Clevo would set you back over $6k.... In my mind, that was hard to justify. So the rest is compromise based on how I would realistically use it. My new Malibal (Clevo) shows up Monday and is fairly loaded... $3k and change. (And yes, got a blu-ray burner figuring I’m gonna have it awhile)
    
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Alienware m18x all the way. I've had mine since it came out last May. It's fantastic and when you switch to the iGPU you get around 4 hours battery life. Anand has a review on the GTX 580m SLI model. Their 6990m is coming out soon.
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The truly ultimate gaming laptop if you have NO CONCERN about price:

Eurocom Panther:
17.3" FullHD LED screen
4GB GDDR5 NVIDIA Quadro 5010M graphics
3.46GHz Intel Xeon X5690
24GB DDR3 1333Mhz
4TB HDD (4 x 1TB)
Blu-Ray WRITER
Hybrid TV Tuner
Fingerprint Reader
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

p.s. when I made this I did not choose the MAX specs...
Also, DDR4 is coming out in a few months...


Edited by everplexmedia - 10/12/11 at 4:37am
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