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So other than alienware and ibuypower anyone have suggestions for gaming laptops? Search is two fold. I want to be able to play games while traveling, yet be able to use the system for work purposes.

Was wondering if anyone know of any other good vendors on the market for gaming laptops. Price isnt an issue provided its quality. Warranty/accidental coverage is essential for more than a year.

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I strongly recommend the Toshiba Qosmio and the ASUS G series
Reliability is as good as it gets. Durability, finish and quality is top notch. smile.gif

Alienware laptops weigh a ton. Make that two tons. Not at all ideal for travel. Qosmio is heavy too, but not as much as the alienware. Also I've heard good things about MSIs gaming laptops. But since I've used them only for a short while the only thing I can comment on is the finish which was at par with toshiba.

If you travel a lot , maybe what you need is a very portable laptop that can game well. Not a gaming laptop that's kinda portable(like above).
On that side of the fence, look at the high spec ASUS zenbook

ZENBOOK Touch U500VZ comes with a full hd display and Nvidia 650m. Optional touch screen, the lot. As good as gaming ultrabooks get. If you can, try to get a look and feel at a nearby store. Its droolworthy. thumb.gif

Hope I helped smile.gif
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The Asus G46VW is a 14 inch gaming notebook in which my friend bought earlier that has an i7 3630QM, GTX 660M, 750gb SSHDD, 8gb ram and a 900p screen.
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As far as I know, Alienware is the only gaming laptop vendor with a decent warranty and low-priced accidental damage coverage.

Mythlogic, a Clevo builder, has excellent customer service, but I have no idea how much the company charges for accidental damage coverage, it does not offer Next Business Day servicing, and the prices are almost as high as (or higher than) Alienware's for laptops with Clevo chassis. No other Clevo reseller or builder I know of offers accidental damage coverage.
post #5 of 9
MSI G Series are good too. Top quality and quite cheap. the GE60-ONC has a 650M while the GE60-OND has a 660M and those are for their entry level gaming. i3, i5, i7 CPU choices and has a matte screen (choices of 1336x768 and 1080p).
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Maybe look into the Dell XPS 15. It's not exactly the BEST mobile GPU, but you can get it with a GT 640m. It can sport up to 16GB of RAM, and comes with an i7 on the 640m configuration. It's build like a tank, feels like it could deflect bullets. The fans are quiet, and it has a full HD display. Backlight keys. An all around excellent laptop. I have the smaller, 14" version.

Dell also has some of the best warranty service I know of.
And if you're into it, these newer XPS laptops work quite well with Linux.
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I say go look at XoticPC.com and check out the deals there.

A budget range would help out greatly with aiding you too. biggrin.gif
     
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a NP9130 is a really good laptop for the price, xoticpc is where i get all my laptops for work. check it out, comes with the 670MX which is miles ahead of the 660M the other computers above have.

http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np9130-clevo-p151em1-p-4340.html?wconfigure=yes
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Thank you everyone for the information. I will give xotic a look over thumb.gif
     
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