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ok, basically the deal is i got my AMD pc back from monarch, and it is still broken, with the same broken motherbaord in it, and they are not gonna do anything about it as far as i can see.

so I decided that im gonna get my college laptop now. i need a computer, so no, i will not be waiting for dx10 or anything, i just need to know, what do you guys think the best gaming laptops are for around $3500.

now before everyone goes ooh dell xps! alienware blahblahblah..., i was wondering if ther was a laptop with comperable performane, but without all of those flash bright lights on hte back of the screen and everything, you know, relatively normal looking.

my last question is, if core 2 duo is so much better than amd turion, why does the alienware gaming laptop only feature turion solutions? which one is better?

thanks a lot.
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post #2 of 32
Core 2 Duo is a lot better than the TurionX2, but Alienware (who is owned by Dell) signed a big agreement with AMD, and maybe something about putting Turions in the laptops was part of the deal. Just a guess,\\.
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so i should stay away from the alienware laptops then? it seems like the best core 2 duo laptop alienware has only has a 256mb x1800 gpu. any other suggestions?

if i were to get the core 2 duo with the x1800 256mb instead of the turion with sli 7900 gs, would i take a large performance hit?

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post #4 of 32
The Core 2 with the X1800 will be better than the 7900GS. Go for that one.
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post #5 of 32
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but it had dual sli 7900 gs, its still better?

ok i need to leave now i'll be back later, thanks for the response tho! rep added

if anyone else has something to say please do so

thanks again
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post #6 of 32
Oh, SLI 7900GS.....well, then the Turion would be better. However, places like voodoopc.com would be a better place to get a laptop.
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post #7 of 32
Quote:
what do you guys think the best gaming laptops are for around $3500.
wow...with that $$$$ you are open to almost any option out there

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but it had dual sli 7900 gs, its still better?
some games are not writen for sli/crossfire (dual graphics) so they will only be run on 1 video card. make sure the games you wanna play can take advantage of both cards. or else the single x1800 (which is better than the 7900's) would be better

with your money get at least C2D T7200 (2.0ghz 4mb L2) and at least 2 gb ram (lucky rich bumm XD)
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post #8 of 32
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Originally Posted by bdattilo View Post
Oh, SLI 7900GS.....well, then the Turion would be better. However, places like voodoopc.com would be a better place to get a laptop.
Um... No. 7900GS in SLI will not beat a single 7950 GTX. 3dMark06 of 5000 vs 5200.... not to mention sucking up a battery.
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-...ist.844.0.html
Add to that the slower Turion TL-60 sysmark 190 vs 260 for the Core2Duo T7600
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-...st.2436.0.html

For the fastest, you'll want the Core2Duo T7600 (unlocked cpu) with a NVidia GeForce Go 7950GTX 512meg. Then, you'll also want fast ram, fast hard drives (in Raid)... Those links above should give you an idea of performance you'll need to balance with your budget.

Look to Sager, Hypersonic, and Killernotebooks to avoid flashy lights and expensive nameplates.
    
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post #9 of 32
the dell XPS M1710 is teh best choice. I really think u should get a daul core processor.

the 512MB 7950GTX is plenty.
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post #10 of 32
The core 2 duo laptops are VERY nice. definetly go for one of those.
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