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They are similar to XoticPC, but they are slightly cheaper actually looking at it now. But I have heard great things about XoticPCs support.
   
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Just checked your sig rig and it begs the question, if you have such a good gaming desktop do you really need a high end gaming laptop? I've tried playing games on my laptop before and it was awkward to say the least. I just bought a mid - high end laptop (I believe it is http://www.acer.co.uk/ac/en/GB/content/model/LX.RG502.013) and then added a 120GB SSD and an extra 4GB of RAM, due to the mid-range GPU it's not brilliant for gaming (it'll play every game I throw at it at mid-high graphics) but for general work and gaming on the go it is brilliant.
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They are similar to XoticPC, but they are slightly cheaper actually looking at it now. But I have heard great things about XoticPCs support.

ok, so sagers are what to get, what about the companies branded laptop builds, are those worth it?
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Just checked your sig rig and it begs the question, if you have such a good gaming desktop do you really need a high end gaming laptop? I've tried playing games on my laptop before and it was awkward to say the least. I just bought a mid - high end laptop (I believe it is http://www.acer.co.uk/ac/en/GB/content/model/LX.RG502.013) and then added a 120GB SSD and an extra 4GB of RAM, due to the mid-range GPU it's not brilliant for gaming (it'll play every game I throw at it at mid-high graphics) but for general work and gaming on the go it is brilliant.

because, i have been promoted at my job and will be traveling alot and they are buying me any laptop i want for under $2000 dollars
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I would recommend Xoticpc.com or malibal.com. Both are Clevo Resellers (xotic sells sager, where malibal is a direct clevo laptop vendor). They have very good pricing compared to some of the other sellers, and have awesome configurations. Plus they have good cooling solutions and support standard MXM style graphics cards which are upgradeable. From what I have read on NBR, Sager has pretty poor customer service, and malibal/xotic have better service, and they have active reps over at NBR. If you PM them they may give you a discount code as well.

I Have been salivating over this puppy: 17" Satori or you could check out the 15" Lotus the P150HM. Both have multiple GPU options, and I find the pricing similar to xotic in some aspects and cheaper in others.

For $2000 you could get at least a Radeon 6990M, 8gb of ram and an upgraded quad.

Now the big difference is the 17" has 2 HDD bays and an Optical bay. where the 15" has 1 HDD bay but you can buy an Optical drive HDD caddy that replaces the CD drive.

I am looking to get one of these bad boys at some point soon, but have been doing a ton of research and these 2 vendors seem to have it down right, and provide good customer experiences. But I can't say 1st hand.

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I would recommend Xoticpc.com or malibal.com. Both are Clevo Resellers (xotic sells sager, where malibal is a direct clevo laptop vendor). They have very good pricing compared to some of the other sellers, and have awesome configurations. Plus they have good cooling solutions and support standard MXM style graphics cards which are upgradeable. From what I have read on NBR, Sager has pretty poor customer service, and malibal/xotic have better service, and they have active reps over at NBR. If you PM them they may give you a discount code as well.
I Have been salivating over this puppy: 17" Satori or you could check out the 15" Lotus the P150HM. Both have multiple GPU options, and I find the pricing similar to xotic in some aspects and cheaper in others.
For $2000 you could get at least a Radeon 6990M, 8gb of ram and an upgraded quad.
Now the big difference is the 17" has 2 HDD bays and an Optical bay. where the 15" has 1 HDD bay but you can buy an Optical drive HDD caddy that replaces the CD drive.
I am looking to get one of these bad boys at some point soon, but have been doing a ton of research and these 2 vendors seem to have it down right, and provide good customer experiences. But I can't say 1st hand.
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everything helps, thanks for the input, i will try to push for a few more dollars and try to get the gtx580m.
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everything helps, thanks for the input, i will try to push for a few more dollars and try to get the gtx580m.

Are you sure about the 580M? TBH I don't think it is worth paying the premium for the 580M and in some reviews the 6990M beats the 580M. Save the cash and upgrade to SSDs
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Are you sure about the 580M? TBH I don't think it is worth paying the premium for the 580M and in some reviews the 6990M beats the 580M. Save the cash and upgrade to SSDs

as stated i really dont need an ssd for the laptop, and work is paying for it, so right now im in the research of it stage.
if you want can you show me where the 6990m beats the 580m
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The 580 is pretty expensive, but I think Ive read in most cases its about 10% difference...

I think the Radeon is about a $150 upgrade from the 560m, and the GTX580 is around $450. might be slightly higher.

I think if I could afford it I would take the 580m, but Ive always preferred nvidia of ati. But the radeon 6990 is definitely the bang for buck winner.
     
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http://pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/Mobile-GPU-Comparison-GeForce-GTX-580M-and-Radeon-HD-6990M/Metro-2033-Lost-Pl
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NVIDIA is asking for $300 more for the GTX 580M than AMD is asking for the HD 6990M. That is a significant difference in a gaming notebook that you can get for a little as $1799. NVIDIA claims that features like Optimus, the improved driver support, 3D Vision (optional) and PhysX (returning to the scene with Batman: Arkham City) can justify that kind of price difference. I am not sure most of our readers would agree with that but if you are a high-end mobile gamer it is possible that those kinds of added benefits really do matter to you.

START MAJOR UPDATE (11/7/11): It looks like Alienware and NVIDIA have listened to our feedback and decided to drop the price on the GeForce GTX 580M on the M17x, M18x and others - and by quite a bit! As of this writing you can go to the Alienware.com website and now upgrade from the HD 6990M to the GTX 580M for only $75 - that is a $225 price drop compared to last week.

It seems that you are going to be overpaying as well since xoticpc or malibal didn't include a price drop for the 580M.
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