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My lady wants a new laptop, I on the other hand r noob to laptops except throwing em in fires to keep warm.

The Lady writes ::::

I want to find the most powerful gaming, editing, video editing and business machine all in the one laptop. Once I find the best one I can then work with it to build the best one within my budget range. I need one that is efficient for collage, gaming and side work , trying to get the best machine for my money,$1200-$1500cad if possible.I have been looking at a few selections such as the T9700 processor with 4 g's of ram , at least a 200 gig hard drive and vista ultimate x64 , also a nice size screen but not to bulky and lightweight if possible due to carrying it back and forth from school and work etc.... something with a nice graphics card for gaming as well, doesn't have to be top of the line graphics card just better run Sims 3 lol

" Daddy's dell will not run Sims 3 " lol

please exclude bad branded and low end machines !!!!!! Thank You in advance for all your insight and opinions on this topic. =)
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Here you are. http://www.overclock.net/sale/287062...50-laptop.html
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There's a nice Gateway FX series of 17" laptops that come with an 8800M GTS. That's the most powerful that I can think of for a reasonable price.
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Originally Posted by pbpenguins412 View Post
There's a nice Gateway FX series of 17" laptops that come with an 8800M GTS. That's the most powerful that I can think of for a reasonable price.
as an owner of one i second that idea
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$1500 isn't going to get you any of that.

The best you can get is from Dell:

XPS m1530
-2GB ram
-Home Premium(Ultimate is for noobs)
-T8300(2.4GHz/3mb)
-250GB HDD
-8600m GT
    
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What about the Dell XPS laptops? I thought they were the "ants pants" of performance laptops?
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Thread closed on that lappy it has been moved to ebay!!! Thank you though
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post #8 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by pbpenguins412 View Post
There's a nice Gateway FX series of 17" laptops that come with an 8800M GTS. That's the most powerful that I can think of for a reasonable price.
I was just going to post the same thing when I saw the title...

So I too would say look into the Gateway FX laptop with the 8800GTS.

Link: Gateway Laptops

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What about the Dell XPS laptops? I thought they were the "ants pants" of performance laptops?
They are, I mean you can't beat a 2.8GHz X9000 w/SLI 8800m GTX. But that costs nearly as much as Alienware's models!



The Gateway one looks good too, probably better than the baseline XPS.
    
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Thread closed on that lappy it has been moved to ebay!!! Thank you though
Yea I know. He said ebay failed. Wouldnt hurt to drop him a PM and see if he still has it.
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