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Cheap LAPTOP that can play games?

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i need a laptop that can play games like bf2/2142/ source games on high settings. I figure as long as it meets my current rigs stats then the laptop will be more then able to handle games from just a few years ago. basically 2 gigs of ram (more if it has vista) 7200 RPM drive, amd64 dual core or better, and the equilivant of a 7900gt or better. roughly a 5000 point 3dmark 06 machine.
what should i go with?
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Laptop + Games + Cheap = Haha!

You want to find one with a good mobile GPU mainly. CPU isn't majorly important. Plus you can buy one with a slower HDD and just upgrade yourself.
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Sorry no Crysis for you .

Also , just get something with 2gb ram , Dual core and at least mobile edition of 8600.
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The laptops I've seen with an 8600GT start at around the $1300 mark for an acer, thats pretty much your entry for a laptop with the specs you want, if you consider that cheap then there are a lot of manufactures out there that have them.
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Cheap(ish) laptop that can run Crysis no problem?

Voila!

As a matter of fact it'll run everything.
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post #7 of 13
have u thought about a used laptop? u can get a uber used laptop cheap like me. i only paid 550 for this baby. it got 7800gtx and a pentuim m 2.0=3.4 p4.
i can play all the latest games on decent settings. run u about 700 bucks with the 7800gtx in it.
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by KGB11 View Post
Cheap(ish) laptop that can run Crysis no problem?

Voila!

As a matter of fact it'll run everything.
Wow that is an amazing deal for a laptop with an 8800GTS +rep
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post #9 of 13
I've seen that gateway deal posted many times on the laptop forum and I haven't seen any other company provide a laptop with similar power for nearly that price. Laptops with 8800gts or better are generaly in the 2000$ range or more. Keep in mind 17" laptops are not very mobile, they are desktop replacements. If you want something you can acutally take somewhere without a huge breifcase you'll probably have to settle for an 8600gt at the best. Also keep in the the 8600 gs is a really big step down from an 8600gt. I believe the 9500gs is the 8600gt (in disguise) though and some laptops that have it (asus) can be had for <1000
    
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post #10 of 13
i was going to get a 900 dollar laptop to play games. then it hit me... 900 bucks wont get you a laptop that can play games. so instead i bought my sig rig, does the job great. you better be prepared to spend a pretty penny and not have room for upgrading.
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