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My coworker has a 17" dell precision laptop with the quadro (office) version of 8800M I believe, a 2.4Ghz C2D (whatever T series that is), and 4GB of ram. Has an hour battery life, usually won't boot without the power plugged in, and it's ridiculously heavy.

You mentioned mobility being key, a 17" laptop is not mobile no matter what components it has. Barely fits in a backpack.

Get a killer i7 rig for $1700, and get a good M1330 or M1550 for $700.
Edited by Sheehanigans - 6/9/09 at 8:08am
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Get a killer i7 rig for $1700, and get a good M1330 or M1550 for $700.
This is the option is what I would go for. +1
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Why not get both? Cut costs on Desktop and get a decentish laptop
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I like the desktop and laptop ideas.

$1600 for an i7 rig should be WAY more than enough, and spending $900 on a laptop means you can get a decent laptop.
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Desktop imo I don't like laptops and they are harder to upgrade.
true that
id say get desktop

i got a laptop as well i got cheap(-50% deal)
thats being used for school mostly. otherwise it plays even COD4 on high getn 40fps
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you can get an 8600M or 9600M laptop with 4GB ram for the prices we suggested. Those will run all current games with mid to high graphics decently.
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2000$ for i7 gaming rig, rest for nice 10" netbook
    
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Being 14, what could you possibly need a top of the line core i7 rig for O_O

Save your money and go out on dates imo
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Being 14, what could you possibly need a top of the line core i7 rig for O_O

Save your money and go out on dates imo
dates at 14? that's even worse, lol.

I would NOT let my kid date at 14 yrs old...too young for that kind of action, even though there is plenty of stupid kids and parents that don't care.

Not saying this is you, but just in general.
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dates at 14? that's even worse, lol.

I would NOT let my kid date at 14 yrs old...too young for that kind of action, even though there is plenty of stupid kids and parents that don't care.
He should be just in high school, plenty of kids start dating as freshman

Besides that, that money is good to spend going out O_O.

But really, I dunno $2500 seems like overkill for a 14 year olds gaming rig call me jealous because thats just a bit lower than what I am spending on my own rig But I have uses for the rig beyond gaming, hah!
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