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I have a full on gaming desktop that im pretty satisfied with but I wanna have some mobile gaming to take to friends and just be confined to my room for games. Is a Gaming laptop worth it if it's let say $1500? I do tons of intense gaming, the only casual gaming I do really is Counterstrike and LoL. WOuld it be worth it to get a 1500 dollar laptop or just a mid range maybe $800? I can't really decide
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http://www.xoticpc.com/custom-gaming-laptops-notebooks-clevo-sager-notebooks-ct-95_51_162.html

Check the 9150/9170 and configure it with a 7970m, [gpu benches below]


http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-7970M.72675.0.html
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Have you considered a Mini ITX Lan rig? I just feel like it'd save you a lot of money in the long run. Gaming laptops are expensive and notorious for getting quite hot and from personal experience a laptop that is constantly hot doesn't tend to last very long. If your sure you want a gaming laptop and friend of mine just bought one of these for going off to college and he loves it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.950287

Has Ivy Bridge i7 and 670M

Comes with a free Xbox 360 as well! Buy it, sell the Xbox BNIB.
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To clarify, mostly just CS:GO and LoL for the laptop? If that's the case, a <$1000 will be fine.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Counter-Strike-Global-Offensive-Benchmarked.81183.0.html

Pretty much anything can run those games. Ex: this Acer for $520 with an i3 and Nvidia 630M. http://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-V3-571G-6641-15-6-Inch-Midnight/dp/B0085H64E6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1346630037&sr=8-2&keywords=nvidia+630m

Or this HP w/ AMD A8 and 7730M for $625 (not worth it to add the 1080p panel.. I'd go with a Sager NP6165 at the ~$800 range). http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-Pavilion/A3H21AV?HP-Pavilion-dv6z-7000-Entertainment-Notebook-PC

7730M will play BF3 on low (at 768p), most newer games on medium, some on high.

Anyway, at $850 I'd go with something w/ Nvidia 650M or 660M - there's the Ideapad Y580 (occasionally on sale at $850ish) w/ 660M, and there's a few options at http://xoticpc.com and other places that build custom gaming laptops.
 
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thanks for the info guys how much of a difference is there between the gt 650m and gtx series like the gtx 660?
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I've been told the GTX 670M is near to the equivalent of a GTX 550 Ti desktop card.

http://community.futuremark.com/hardware/gpu/NVIDIA+GeForce+GTX+670M/compare

I'm guessing the 550M is much lower. Probably the equivalent of a GTS450
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thanks for the info guys how much of a difference is there between the gt 650m and gtx series like the gtx 660?

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Computer-Games-on-Laptop-Graphic-Cards.13849.0.html
 
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The only way I can justify helping you with this purchase is if you were to move to a laptop. Under no circumstances would I want to sit there and know that I have to transfer my data from one machine to the other when I want to go and have a LAN session at a friend's house. It's too much work.

I would just follow suit with what jrbroad said and get a cheaper laptop. The Sager 6165 will do fine. The difference between the 650M and the 660M are as simple as clock speed that that's all. tongue.gif
     
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