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post #21 of 29
Well if you get 70% off on Dell's I would investigate to see if you can get that same discount an alienware, being the same company and all.

All you people who are saying he lap is going to be fried playing games. Have you even tried playing a game with a laptop on you lap. It sucks! When ever I load something up for some quick fraging it's always on a table. Otherwise throttling keeps it nice and cool for actual lap use.
post #22 of 29
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you dont happen to know how many fans the dell xps has do you?? the reason i ask is i can get a dell through my work for about 70% off so im leaning toward a sweet little dell xps........
The dell XPS is REALLY nice, it doesnt get very hot too. It has about a 2 and a half hour life with my 7950GTX, all games run really smooth.
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post #23 of 29
If you absolutely require a gaming laptop, go with www.ibuypower.com. They actually charge a good price for their desktops/laptops, unlike Alienware which charges about $5000 for a very good one. -.-
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post #24 of 29
Wait wahhh, you can get any computer from the dell place at 70% off? In that case get the best high end laptop or desktop whichever you prefer. I would choose the desktops because thats what you'll mostly use at home.
I think you should get:
Desktop= XPS 710 Laptop= M1710
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post #25 of 29
I own a Dell XPS M1710 and all I have to say it's sweet when it comes to performance. The not so sweet part is when you get 3rd degree burns on your lap from the 7900 GTX card that runs at 90 degrees when you're playing games. I only got the laptop due to space restrictions in my room. I would get a desktop instead of a laptop if I had the choice although bringing it to work and playing it isn't bad either.
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post #26 of 29
somewhat unrelated:

Lappy heat isnt too terrible when a good quality cooling pad is used. They can be hard to find for a 17", but even one designed for a 15.4"-ish lappy should suffice as long as it has good enough airflow though this is depending on the design of your lappy and where your vid card is located. Also, try to find one with an aluminum or copper surface that closely matches or conforms to the bottom of your lappy. It took me a while to find the right pad, but it does make a world of difference. Granted, my card isnt of the total high-end, heat-pumping variety, but having the right pad allows me to play BF2142 or just about anything else I can throw at it(med-high or high settings without AA/AF) indefinitely instead of just an hour or two. And, GPU stays below 60C ...not overclocked of course, and not the cool 40C or so my desktop card maintains, but not bad for hours and hours of laptop gaming.

cheap cooling pads seem to need space between lappy and pad for airflow otherwise they just arent effective.

good cooling pads seem to like good contact with bottom of lappy, and good airflow under pad.

And just a thought....anyone know of any water-cooled lappy pads?
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post #27 of 29
http://www.dell.com/content/products...=19&l=en&s=dhs
Well then you should get the mother of laptops from Dell.

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http://www.dell.com/content/products...=19&l=en&s=dhs
Well then you should get the mother of laptops from Dell.

pink
thats a sweeet lappy!!!!! hmmmmm anyway with the 70% discount ill stick with a laptop cause i have my own desktop, the lappy is just for when im playing games so my wife can surf.....but if i get such a good discount may as well go all out huh??
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Originally Posted by ColdTriton View Post
somewhat unrelated:

Lappy heat isnt too terrible when a good quality cooling pad is used. They can be hard to find for a 17", but even one designed for a 15.4"-ish lappy should suffice as long as it has good enough airflow though this is depending on the design of your lappy and where your vid card is located. Also, try to find one with an aluminum or copper surface that closely matches or conforms to the bottom of your lappy. It took me a while to find the right pad, but it does make a world of difference. Granted, my card isnt of the total high-end, heat-pumping variety, but having the right pad allows me to play BF2142 or just about anything else I can throw at it(med-high or high settings without AA/AF) indefinitely instead of just an hour or two. And, GPU stays below 60C ...not overclocked of course, and not the cool 40C or so my desktop card maintains, but not bad for hours and hours of laptop gaming.

cheap cooling pads seem to need space between lappy and pad for airflow otherwise they just arent effective.

good cooling pads seem to like good contact with bottom of lappy, and good airflow under pad.

And just a thought....anyone know of any water-cooled lappy pads?
now a water cooled pad would be nice!!!!!!
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