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OK choice, the CPU sucks balls. Get something 2 Ghz+ if you plan on gaming.

Real mature. "Sucks balls". Have any proof of that?
A 1.8 C2D can run every game fine. Maybe not Crysis maxed out, but what system can?
    
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As someone who owns one, I'd recommend an Alienware. I know they look expensive at first, but in reality it was a better buy for me because i needed something powerful (for CAD), and no other laptop could offer that amount of performance for that price, about a year and a half ago. They have okay customer service too that is moderately helpful.
lol, I hope you mean "in reality they are the worst buy in the world; you pay a ton for the title and get noting in the way of performance"

Anyways, if you want an affordable gaming laptop (like my 1 year old system that I got for $1050) you need to wait for a deal. For example when dell wants to get rid of the older E1705 because they are updating the model is the time to buy.. you just need to keep your eyes open and look for coupons!!!
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I would HIGHLY recommend the Dell Xps M1530

45nm T8300 2.4ghz proc
4gb ram
512mb 8600M
15" 1920x1200 full hd screen ^.^
built in IR media remote
slot-load dvd drive (blu-ray optonal)
touch-sensitive media buttons
Looks Kick Ass

I got it a few weeks ago and love it. Best $1500 I've ever spent.
Edited by jetboyf16 - 5/20/08 at 1:51pm
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NSFW: Damn, good my boss wasn't looking over here.

Anyway, I just bought a Gateway P-6860 for $1300 + tax ($1400 or so) at Best Buy.

1.83 GHz C2D
4GB Ram
320GB Hard drive
Wireless-N
Webcam/Mic
17" Widescreen (1440x900)
8800M GTS video with 512MB dedicated VRAM

Not too bad, eh? I also bought the *gasp* $350 3 yr accidental coverage.

If you aren't looking to go that high, then you can pick up a decent Asus with HD 2600 graphics, 2GHz AMD, 3GB RAM, 250GB HD on newegg for $900.
I'm about to get that same exact laptop, but a more recent one. Gateway does NOT make the model quoted above any more.
http://www.gateway.com/systems/product/529668033.php
This one is also a Gateway FX, but is the P-172S model. It has the same video card, smaller hard drive, but higher RPM (7200 instead of 5400), T5750 (2.00 GHz) instead of 1.83 GHz, and 3 GB of ram instead of 4. Almost the same thing basically.
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im thinking of getting a sager because its decently priced, has good specs, etc and is easily customizeable. http://www.sagernotebook.com/default.php
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Hate to say it, bud, but you may as well start learning how to peice components together.

"Gaming" and "Laptop" are two words that NEVER meet in MY Dictionary.

They have terrible airflow (In that TINY little space on your lap)

The Processors are commonly scaled down performance-wise to make for good battery life

and whatever graphics card you purchase, you will be completely UNABLE to upgrade from said card.

If you want gaming, get a desktop,

If you want portability/productivity, I would suggest a MacBook Pro.
Don't talk to me like I don't know. I'm not buying a laptop strictly to game on.

I need a laptop anyway to tune my car. And instead of buying an xbox or PS3 I figured I just spend some extra money on a laptop that could play my games smoothly.

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$1300
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....#productdetail

Great deal.. 8800GTS and 4gb ram. Not to mention the HDMI!

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Processor Speed
1.83GHz
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Display Type
WXGA+ widescreen TFT-LCD with Ultrabright technology (1440 x 900)
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Screen Size
17"
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System Bus
667MHz
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Cache Memory
2MB at die Level 2
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System Memory (RAM)
4GB
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Type of Memory (RAM)
PC2-5300 DDR2
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Hard Drive Type
Serial ATA (5400 rpm)
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Hard Drive Size
320GB
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Optical Drive
Double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW
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Optical Drive Speeds
2x DVD-R DL; 8x8x8 DVD+RW; 8x6x8 DVD-RW; 5x DVD-RAM; 24x16x24 CD-RW
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Yes
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Yes, digital media card reader
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No
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NVIDIA GeForce Go 8800M GTS
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Up to 512MB discrete GDDR3
That's a good deal but I'm really liking this one. I just want my laptop to be able to play COD4 and Crysis smoothly. I guess I could always upgrade the gateways CPU versus I couldn't upgrade the asus's graphics to 8800m GTS..

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im thinking of getting a sager because its decently priced, has good specs, etc and is easily customizeable. http://www.sagernotebook.com/default.php
Yeah my other choice is a sager! I'm trying to find the best performance for my price range.
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Don't talk to me like I don't know. I'm not buying a laptop strictly to game on.

I need a laptop anyway to tune my car. And instead of buying an xbox or PS3 I figured I just spend some extra money on a laptop that could play my games smoothly.



That's a good deal but I'm really liking this one. I just want my laptop to be able to play COD4 and Crysis smoothly. I guess I could always upgrade the gateways CPU versus I couldn't upgrade the asus's graphics to 8800m GTS..



Yeah my other choice is a sager! I'm trying to find the best performance for my price range.
The Asus laptop, the M50SV you quoted above, has a graphics card that simply cannot compare to the 8800M GTS. Look at this benchmark list... the 8800M GTS is ranked 8. The 9500M GS used in that Asus is nowhere near it, ranked 28th. The 8700M GT, which is right under the 8800M GTS is like... half the graphics card the 8800M GTS is. Get yourself a Gateway P-172S FX, best for your money.
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The Asus laptop, the M50SV you quoted above, has a graphics card that simply cannot compare to the 8800M GTS. Look at this benchmark list... the 8800M GTS is ranked 8. The 9500M GS used in that Asus is nowhere near it, ranked 28th. The 8700M GT, which is right under the 8800M GTS is like... half the graphics card the 8800M GTS is. Get yourself a Gateway P-172S FX, best for your money.
Yeah, but I figured that the 2.5ghz proccesor would make up the difference. The Asus is about 200 cheaper.. I still haven't made any decisions yet.
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