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Samsung have quite a good gaming laptop with Pls screen atm, the alienware laptops have beefier gpu options though. Also tbh alienware have some nice things about them, the custom plaque (yes cheesy but no other offers this) the HDMi IN ! take your laptop with you and plug a ps3 or xbox in, or even your smart phone if its got MHL. They also offer a dedicated soundblaster internal soundchip rather than just the software etc..

Yes, but I wouldn't pay another $500+ just for one plug. This coming from the guy who owns an Alienware. tongue.gif And Samsung has the S7 Series machines for gamers. The current models have the 7870M, which isn't bad, it's about on par with my 6970M, while maintaining half the power draw. >.>

I'd look into the Clevo laptops, though, if you had a significant budget like so.
     
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I recently bought a MSI GT60 0ND, which has the GTX 675MX, and so far I am very impressed, its not overly big so ill be able to take it to university, the fans on idle are not too noisy at all. The battery life doesn't seem too bad on power saving mode either, but again i have yet to test it out.
I had to turn the keyboard all one colour as soon as i got it, I couldnt deal with the christmas lights rolleyessmileyanim.gif
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I recently bought a MSI GT60 0ND, which has the GTX 675MX, and so far I am very impressed, its not overly big so ill be able to take it to university, the fans on idle are not too noisy at all. The battery life doesn't seem too bad on power saving mode either, but again i have yet to test it out.
I had to turn the keyboard all one colour as soon as i got it, I couldnt deal with the christmas lights rolleyessmileyanim.gif

Good buy. The 675MX is the GPU I want to snag eventually for this machine, unless I get a good deal on the 7970M. Good to hear you found a machine you enjoy. biggrin.gif
     
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I believe there could be an issue! I've noticed some click noises which i believe were the harddrive, I will pay some more attention, this could be annoying :\
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just read through all the information,...I am very glad i came across it.... I'm considering purchasing either the MSI GX60 (about 1200) vs the MSI GT70 with a GTX 680M (about twice the amount of the gx 60),]..it would be great to spend about 1000 less, but honestly, I'll spend the extra money if it means the I will be pleased with my purchase and won't need to upgrade for at least 3ish years... I've been on the hunt for a good laptop for a while...and was excited to come across the GX60 because it comes with a blu-ray player, 7970m, and an attractive price...but, all that means nothing if BF3 is going to lag due to the amd chip holding back the ferocious gpu.... So, OP, could you please guide me in the right direction? I don't mind waiting another few weeks if the GT70 with the 680M will make me happier..
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just read through all the information,...I am very glad i came across it.... I'm considering purchasing either the MSI GX60 (about 1200) vs the MSI GT70 with a GTX 680M (about twice the amount of the gx 60),]..it would be great to spend about 1000 less, but honestly, I'll spend the extra money if it means the I will be pleased with my purchase and won't need to upgrade for at least 3ish years... I've been on the hunt for a good laptop for a while...and was excited to come across the GX60 because it comes with a blu-ray player, 7970m, and an attractive price...but, all that means nothing if BF3 is going to lag due to the amd chip holding back the ferocious gpu.... So, OP, could you please guide me in the right direction? I don't mind waiting another few weeks if the GT70 with the 680M will make me happier..

Firstly, thanks for reading and I'm glad it helped ya. biggrin.gif It's there for that. ^-^

Secondly, the GT70 is leagues faster than the GX60. The CPU portion of the A10 is quick, but it's only just barely faster than the first gen i5 that I had in my old Qosmio. It does hold back the 7970M pretty significantly in that regard. It's more noticeable in games that require a more powerful CPU, I.E. BF3 as you mentioned.

It's not a big deal if you're trying to save a little cash, however the 3630QM is around 3x as fast and is on par with the 3570K on the desktop side. tongue.gif The 680M is just as fast as the 7970M, but since it's not held back by the CPU, it'll feel faster in that regard.

So in the end, yes, the GT70 is the wiser choice if you want a machine to last 3+ years and feel snappy the entire time.
     
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That sounds good, actually...I don't want to feel like I made a bad decision with the GX60...I have thought about the savings...but for a processor + gpu that fast..plus an ssd and blu ray player...I think it's well worth it
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That sounds good, actually...I don't want to feel like I made a bad decision with the GX60...I have thought about the savings...but for a processor + gpu that fast..plus an ssd and blu ray player...I think it's well worth it

Yeah it is. You'll enjoy the GT70. I've seriously considered snagging one for my future machine. Realistically, though, I'm more of an SLI fanatic. >.> Been wanting to go back to dual GPUs since I got rid of my old GTX 295 waaaay back when.

I miss it... sad-smiley-002.gif
     
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Yeah it is. You'll enjoy the GT70. I've seriously considered snagging one for my future machine. Realistically, though, I'm more of an SLI fanatic. >.> Been wanting to go back to dual GPUs since I got rid of my old GTX 295 waaaay back when.
I miss it... sad-smiley-002.gif

Theres just something satisfying about having SLI right? I have my gtx 280 sli machine sitting in my room unplugged and for sale after i bought this laptop, its sad. hahah
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That sounds good, actually...I don't want to feel like I made a bad decision with the GX60...I have thought about the savings...but for a processor + gpu that fast..plus an ssd and blu ray player...I think it's well worth it

I highly recommend the GT series from MSI ! I didnt think I would like it, but I actually really do. The only thing i dont enjoy is these raid0 SSD 4k speeds, they seem very low compared to my crucial M4
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I have enough money right now to get the GT70 with a gtx 675m and/or 670M... what are the desktop equivalent's of these cards...I could go another few weeks and get an msi with a gtx 680m....but, If the 670m will suffice, I can put the extra money towards an ssd, or gaming mouse...
I just want to be able to play BF3, Black ops 2, hitman, dead space, bioshock infinite, with good fps... at the end of the day the quality of the graphics all look better than console (which I've gamed on the majority of my life) so it isn't a big deal..but I just need to start playing some games asap lol
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
128GB Samsung Pro Series  Asus Blu-Ray  Corsair H100i  Windows 7 
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Samsung T24 Corsair AX 650 Cooler Master HAF - XB 
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