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Budget: $1,000 - $1,200 AUD
Purchased in Australia if possible.

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Hi People,

I'm looking at buying a laptop that will be used for casual gaming when my main PC is not available or I'm away at a mates place etc.

The hardest game I would be looking at playing would be Star Wars: The Old Republic. I would like to play it on high settings etc. if there is a laptop for 1-1.2k that can do that please suggest below.

I'm very new to laptop searching, so any advise would be appreciated.

EDIT: Answer to questions;

Screen size - the standard is 14-17inch? I'm not sure, i would like to see the game.. i currently have 27inch monitors...
Weight - No weight requirement
Brands - no preference.
Resolution - would prefer 1080P
Edited by L1eutenant - 3/27/12 at 4:30pm
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OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD Drive 2 x LG DVD/CD Burner 22 Speed Windows 7 Premium 64bit 3x 24'' LED BenQ GL2440HM 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-970 3.20 GHz CPU MSI X58A-GD45 nVidia GeForce GTX 590 6 Gig G.Skill DDR3-1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD Drive 2 x LG DVD/CD Burner 22 Speed Windows 7 Premium 64bit 3x 24'' LED BenQ GL2440HM 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G19 Gigabyte 1200W ODIN PRO Power HAF X Logitech G9x 
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Steel Series Qck+ Gaming Mouse Pad 
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post #2 of 7
Screen size? Weight a factor? etc? Any Brands you hate? like? Resolution requirements? (720p, 900p, 1080p?)
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Originally Posted by AchuSaysBlessYou View Post

Screen size? Weight a factor? etc? Any Brands you hate? like? Resolution requirements? (720p, 900p, 1080p?)

Screen size - the standard is 14-17inch? I'm not sure, i would like to see the game.. i currently have 27inch monitors...
Weight - No weight requirement
Brands - no preference.
Resolution - would prefer 1080P
First PC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-970 3.20 GHz CPU MSI X58A-GD45 nVidia GeForce GTX 590 6 Gig G.Skill DDR3-1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD Drive 2 x LG DVD/CD Burner 22 Speed Windows 7 Premium 64bit 3x 24'' LED BenQ GL2440HM 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G19 Gigabyte 1200W ODIN PRO Power HAF X Logitech G9x 
Mouse Pad
Steel Series Qck+ Gaming Mouse Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
First PC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-970 3.20 GHz CPU MSI X58A-GD45 nVidia GeForce GTX 590 6 Gig G.Skill DDR3-1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD Drive 2 x LG DVD/CD Burner 22 Speed Windows 7 Premium 64bit 3x 24'' LED BenQ GL2440HM 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G19 Gigabyte 1200W ODIN PRO Power HAF X Logitech G9x 
Mouse Pad
Steel Series Qck+ Gaming Mouse Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
So does anyone have any advise? I'm still not sure which laptop to pick..
First PC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-970 3.20 GHz CPU MSI X58A-GD45 nVidia GeForce GTX 590 6 Gig G.Skill DDR3-1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD Drive 2 x LG DVD/CD Burner 22 Speed Windows 7 Premium 64bit 3x 24'' LED BenQ GL2440HM 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G19 Gigabyte 1200W ODIN PRO Power HAF X Logitech G9x 
Mouse Pad
Steel Series Qck+ Gaming Mouse Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
First PC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-970 3.20 GHz CPU MSI X58A-GD45 nVidia GeForce GTX 590 6 Gig G.Skill DDR3-1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD Drive 2 x LG DVD/CD Burner 22 Speed Windows 7 Premium 64bit 3x 24'' LED BenQ GL2440HM 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G19 Gigabyte 1200W ODIN PRO Power HAF X Logitech G9x 
Mouse Pad
Steel Series Qck+ Gaming Mouse Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
So no one here knows enough about laptops to help someone out?
First PC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-970 3.20 GHz CPU MSI X58A-GD45 nVidia GeForce GTX 590 6 Gig G.Skill DDR3-1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD Drive 2 x LG DVD/CD Burner 22 Speed Windows 7 Premium 64bit 3x 24'' LED BenQ GL2440HM 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G19 Gigabyte 1200W ODIN PRO Power HAF X Logitech G9x 
Mouse Pad
Steel Series Qck+ Gaming Mouse Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
First PC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-970 3.20 GHz CPU MSI X58A-GD45 nVidia GeForce GTX 590 6 Gig G.Skill DDR3-1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD Drive 2 x LG DVD/CD Burner 22 Speed Windows 7 Premium 64bit 3x 24'' LED BenQ GL2440HM 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G19 Gigabyte 1200W ODIN PRO Power HAF X Logitech G9x 
Mouse Pad
Steel Series Qck+ Gaming Mouse Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
Well im disappointed, no one can help... thanks for the effort AchuSaysBlessYou.

Peace out people
First PC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-970 3.20 GHz CPU MSI X58A-GD45 nVidia GeForce GTX 590 6 Gig G.Skill DDR3-1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD Drive 2 x LG DVD/CD Burner 22 Speed Windows 7 Premium 64bit 3x 24'' LED BenQ GL2440HM 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G19 Gigabyte 1200W ODIN PRO Power HAF X Logitech G9x 
Mouse Pad
Steel Series Qck+ Gaming Mouse Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
First PC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-970 3.20 GHz CPU MSI X58A-GD45 nVidia GeForce GTX 590 6 Gig G.Skill DDR3-1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD Drive 2 x LG DVD/CD Burner 22 Speed Windows 7 Premium 64bit 3x 24'' LED BenQ GL2440HM 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G19 Gigabyte 1200W ODIN PRO Power HAF X Logitech G9x 
Mouse Pad
Steel Series Qck+ Gaming Mouse Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 7
I'm actually suprised at this. Most of the time people respond.

I don't know much, but you might want to look at Sagers, Alienware, and ASUS. Sorry I can't say much... sadsmiley.gif
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