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Hey guys... Im planning on getting a gaming laptop now Im back inthe UK as I found prices really bad in Oz.

Anyways I have been looking around to find a decent yet reasonable priced laptop and have come up with these...

RIZEON = £959.51 Inc VAT & Delivery
Screen:15.4" Wide Screen WSXGA+ (1680x1050) Glare Type Display
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition
Warranty:2 Year Collect and Return Insurance Backed Service
Processor:Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T9300 2.5GHz 6MB L2 Cache 800MHz FSB
Memory:4GB Dual Channel DDR2 PC-5300 667MHz - 2x2GB
Hard Drive: 120GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive
Graphics:Nvidia Geforce 8600M GT 512MB
Optical Drive: DVD Super-Multi(DVD-RAM/-R/-RW/+R/+RW)
Sound Card: High-Definition Audio with 3D Effect & Full Duplex
Wireless Card: Intel® PRO/Wireless 4965AGN network card

PCSPECIALIST £1098 Inv VAT & Delivery
Screen:15.4" Wide Screen WSXGA+ (1440x900) Glare Type Display
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition
Warranty:2 Year Collect and Return Insurance Backed Service
Processor:Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7800 2.6GHz 4MB L2 Cache 800MHz FSB
Memory:2GB Corsair DDR2 PC-5300 667MHz - 2x1GB
Hard Drive: 160GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive
Graphics:Nvidia Geforce 8600M GT 512MB
Optical Drive: 8x DVD±R/RW/Dual Layer (+ 24x CD-RW)
Sound Card: Realtek ALC268 2 Channel High Definition Audio + S/PDIF OUT
Wireless Card: WIRELESS 802.11G NETWORK CARD
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No Gaming lappy is complete without -

-17" WUXGA LCD
-T9300 is ok!
-8800M GTX or GTS
-4GB DDR2 667Mhz RAM
-(at least) 200GB SATA II 7200RPM HDD!!!

With 8600M GT u wont be able to game decently!!
also i don't consider them to be gaming lappies either!!!
...but thats just me!!lol

Here r some awesome Gateway Gaming lappies( with 8800M GTS) nd ULTRA cheap!!! -
http://www.gateway.com/systems/series/529598006.php

And here r some ULTIMATE gaming lappies u should check out -
http://www.rockdirect.com/(Based in UK i guess!!)

And here's a ULTRA AWESOME guide u should again check out! - http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=91510

Hope this helps

EDIT :- Also check the vram of the lappies u mentioned!! whether GDDR2 or 3!!!
    
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RIZEON = £959.51 Inc VAT & Delivery
Screen:15.4" Wide Screen WSXGA+ (1680x1050) Glare Type Display
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition
Warranty:2 Year Collect and Return Insurance Backed Service
Processor:Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T9300 2.5GHz 6MB L2 Cache 800MHz FSB
Memory:4GB Dual Channel DDR2 PC-5300 667MHz - 2x2GB
Hard Drive: 120GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive
Graphics:Nvidia Geforce 8600M GT 512MB
Optical Drive: DVD Super-Multi(DVD-RAM/-R/-RW/+R/+RW)
Sound Card: High-Definition Audio with 3D Effect & Full Duplex
Wireless Card: Intel® PRO/Wireless 4965AGN network card

Gets my vote.

Cheaper, better display, newer GPU.
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I cant afford a 8800 model laptop... The 8600GT is quite alright with me.

I can and have been playing COD4 on a 8600GT in medium detail at decent framerates... Im not gonna be playing Crysis on this thing.

My budget is about £1000 a little more at a push but you cant get a 8800 model for less than £1500 and even if I pushed that much money I would have to downgrade on HDD RAM and CPU.
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What do you guys think of Rock and Sager laptops... I know there based on Cero and Asus bases but modded here and there but are they good quality aswell.

EDIT:

opinions please

Zepto = £1067.09 Inc VAT & Delivery

Znote 6625WD - Graphics

2.40 GHz Intel C2 DUO T8300 800MHz 3MB (Only works with Vista) (120632)

4 GB (2X2048) DDR2 PC5300 SODIMM (130133)

Zepto Zpro2 N-Standard (NBG) (260030)

Keyboard Znote 6x15W Grey English layout (170050)

SAMSUNG DVD-RW DL (150123)

15,4" WSXGA+ 1680x1050 - 6625WD (100308)

12 months pick up & return (300430)

6 Cell Battery for 6X24 (250324)

NVIDIA® Geforce 8600M GT (800104)

Online discount UK 6 (901314)

200GB 7200rpm SATA HÃ¥rddisk (140036)

Intel® Turbo Memory 1GB (148001)

Microsoft® Windows® Vista Home Premium - UK 32Bit (200223)
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post #6 of 13
I wouldnt go for an 8600gt for gaming, try to go for a 7950gtx or 8800 if you can, i know theyre expensive but i think you can get a lappy with a 7950gtx on dell for 1100 and you can get one with an 8800gtx for 1400 on alienware.
    
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post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by DeaDLocK View Post
I cant afford a 8800 model laptop... The 8600GT is quite alright with me.

I can and have been playing COD4 on a 8600GT in medium detail at decent framerates... Im not gonna be playing Crysis on this thing.

My budget is about £1000 a little more at a push but you cant get a 8800 model for less than £1500 and even if I pushed that much money I would have to downgrade on HDD RAM and CPU.
Is there Best Buy in England? if so they sell a cheaper version of the gateway with the 8800 called the P-6831 FX. Its normally priced at ~$1350 in America, worth every penny.

Anyway if i had to choose between the 3 you posted i would pick the Zepto.

Also Sager is highly regarded in the laptop world, you cant go wrong with one.
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post #8 of 13
the first one is cheaper, better screen, better CPU
post #9 of 13
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Well I have been looking and looking and I think I can do £1400 and get this...

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/s...e.html?NNB-596

Novatech - £1409.00 Inc VAT & Delivery

X80R

Screen 17" WUXGA 1920 x 1200 TFT Screen

Processor Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile T8300 3MB Cache Dual Core Processor

Processor Speed2 x 2.40GHz

Memory 2GB DDR2 667MHz Memory

Hard Drive 160GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive

Drive DVD/RW Multi Burner

Modem 56K Internal Modem

Graphics Nvidia 8800M GTX 512mb PCI Express Graphics

Sound Azalia High Definition Audio With SRS WOW Surround Sound Speakers 2 x 1.5 Watt & 1 x 2 Watt Sub Woofer
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by DeaDLocK View Post
Well I have been looking and looking and I think I can do £1400 and get this...

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/s...e.html?NNB-596

Novatech - £1409.00 Inc VAT & Delivery

X80R

Screen 17" WUXGA 1920 x 1200 TFT Screen

Processor Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile T8300 3MB Cache Dual Core Processor

Processor Speed2 x 2.40GHz

Memory 2GB DDR2 667MHz Memory

Hard Drive 160GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive

Drive DVD/RW Multi Burner

Modem 56K Internal Modem

Graphics Nvidia 8800M GTX 512mb PCI Express Graphics

Sound Azalia High Definition Audio With SRS WOW Surround Sound Speakers 2 x 1.5 Watt & 1 x 2 Watt Sub Woofer

Those are awesome specs, definitely go for it.


Judging by the orange lining it looks like its basically a customized Sager/Gateway FX laptop.
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