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Hello forum, I've been traveling a lot and was looking to get a nice laptop for gaming. Of course the first thing I looked at was the alien ware, they used to be so bad ass back in the days before dell brought them. Now they just seem like over priced rubbish. I am looking for 11"-13" display 1366x768 is good. Performance I would like it to play battlefield 4 without any problems. All in all I am just trying to get the best bang for the buck. Also are those website that will build a custom laptop for you worth a try? Thank you for your time.
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Your budget is important? Laptops with such a small screen, yet high performance can be very overpriced compare to a 17 or 15'' versions, something to consider as well.
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post #3 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by 21cage12 View Post

Your budget is important? Laptops with such a small screen, yet high performance can be very overpriced compare to a 17 or 15'' versions, something to consider as well.

This is true. The 13" models are pretty pricey but if you're not opposed to a thicker 13" gaming machine, there are a select few I can recommend right now. tongue.gif

The Sager NP7338 is probably the foremost and best choice for a super mobile gamer. smile.gif It gets a little warm under load, but it's the best choice by far.
     
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I see, it is not a huge deal being 13", I just thought it might be easier to carry since I am always going to have it in the messenger bag. As for the 15" and 17" versions I assume there would be no performance different just cheaper pricing? I would consider other sizes as well. The sager is looking very nice.
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post #5 of 17
For a strict $1000 budget I think Lenovo offers some of the best bang for the buck, as far as main brands go. If you look into Sager/Clevo laptop you can get a bit further.

For gaming though, I really think something like this http://www.msi.com/news/1834.html is the best. CPU's are become less and less important, so this would offer you an upgrade path, which for gaming, I think is important. If you look at some reviews on Techspot, they will compare performance of CPUs at varying speeds, and normally (a few outliers) a 4770k clocked from 2.5-4.5ghz will perform the same in games.

I don't just some thoughts, while more expensive, it may give you much more longevity than a typical gaming notebook.
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post #6 of 17
If the size can go up a notch, then go for the Sager NP7358 for sure.

Full fledged i7 with an 860M, twin 9.5mm HDD bays and an mSATA slot... AND a DVD drive... I think they're the same price as the other machine I listed...
     
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post #7 of 17
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Hmm seems like plenty of good choices, would you guys still recommend alienware? I do reallllly like their lighting system omg....
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Nope, $1000 alienware still has a 768p screen.
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Nope, $1000 alienware still has a 768p screen.

What is wrong with 768 screen? I suppose if the screen smaller it would be the same?
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post #10 of 17
It just looks terrible especially in comparison to a 1080p screen (my current laptop has a 768p screen and even with anti-aliasing things still look like jagged hell). Plus you're dropping 1k on a laptop, 768p is reserved for cheap low end laptops.
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