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Thread Starter 
Hi there,

I was thinking of selling my PC and getting a laptop, but I still want to play all my games, so I was thinking of getting a gaming laptop instead, because I have a PS3 I dont really need the PC anymore.
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post #2 of 29
There is no notebook that will even come close to your 8800GTX SLI setup...
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post #3 of 29
Thread Starter 
Sorry ive sold 1 of them, its just 1 8800GTX now.
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post #4 of 29
Dell XPS laptops are the best next to Alienware.

My XPS M1710 (not sold anymore) is quite amazing piece of work with its 7900GTX. Ive played games like Bioshock quite nicely (yet to try something like crysis)
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post #5 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Willis1458 View Post
Sorry ive sold 1 of them, its just 1 8800GTX now.
Even one of them will completely destroy any notebook in performance. You would basically be doing a downgrade.
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post #6 of 29
Thread Starter 
They look nice actually.

Rock have a 8800M GTX 512MB SLi laptop. 3 thousand pounds

Im not looking to upgrade, I need a laptop, so I thought I would try to get the best of both worlds
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post #7 of 29
Not worth it imo. Gaming laptops are a lot more expensive than their desktop counterparts. The best deal I was able to find was on a Sager NP5793, I had it optioned up and was ready to spend $2,600 on it....figured I'd rather build a new machine and spent $2,000 and am getting better performance than I ever would out of the laptop I wanted. If you still want a good gaming laptop, check out http://www.notebookreview.com They can list some pretty good vendors for you.
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post #8 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28 View Post
Dell XPS laptops are the best next to Alienware.

My XPS M1710 (not sold anymore) is quite amazing piece of work with its 7900GTX. Ive played games like Bioshock quite nicely (yet to try something like crysis)

Completely misinformed individual. Alienware laptops have a lot of overheating issues, and fairly poor customer service on top of that. And Dell wants 4k for a WoW paintjob on a mediocre laptop. If you're willing to spend the cash on a laptop, Voodoo PC and Falcon NW build better machines. The best bang for the buck though will be found in Clevo/Sager models. Dell and Alienware are overrated.
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post #9 of 29
The Asus G1 and G2 are decent "gaming" notebooks.
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post #10 of 29
I believe I read that Dell is about to release their new 17" XPS. Although there are a few significant problem with any "gaming" laptop. The high powered components required more power, making for pitiful battery life, a big screen is also sucking serious juice effectively eliminating the "mobility" factor. The powerful components also produce a great deal of heat, making for a quite toasty lap. With those two factors in mind they generally become desk bound systems anyway. You also pay a ridiculous premium on components over their desktop equivalents. You would be better off with a small footprint chasis such as a Shuttle SFF barebones or a Thermaltake VF1000.
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