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so i helping my friend look for a gaming laptop for 800 absolutely must stay under 900. 90 percent of this guy will be used for gaming. the crazy bastard is going into the marines so i would like him to have the best bang for his buck possible so we can play some all nighters before he leaves:(. pls and thank you links if possible.
    
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You could get a really nice used laptop fot that much. You could look into the Gateway FX series.
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[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Acer-TimelineX-AS4820TG-7805-14-Inch-Aluminum/dp/B003ZUXX10/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1293306900&sr=8-3"]Amazon.com: Acer Aspire TimelineX AS4820TG-7805 14-Inch Laptop (Black Brushed Aluminum): Computer & Accessories[/ame]

Core i5 + Radeon 5650 makes this a decent deal.
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If you don't mind refurbished.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220733

I've got the 15.1" version of this, and it's beastly.
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which ever lap top has the best best gaming performance. can u guys tell me which one is the best so far, out of the ones listed .
    
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Originally Posted by scrotes;11773139 
which ever lap top has the best best gaming performance. can u guys tell me which one is the best so far, out of the ones listed .

Between the two above it would probably be the Acer. It actually has an iCore processor, and supports DX11.
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thx guys my friend is going with the acer
    
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Originally Posted by scrotes;11773410 
thx guys my friend is going with the acer

The refurb Asus G72GX was the way better pick in terms of pure gaming performance.

The HD 5650 Mobility does have DX11 however won't make use of it because it will not be powerful enough to handle it.

The GTX 260m on the Asus is around 70% faster then the HD 5650 on the Acer.
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Originally Posted by AsAnAtheist;11774495 
The refurb Asus G72GX was the way better pick in terms of pure gaming performance.

The HD 5650 Mobility does have DX11 however won't make use of it because it will not be powerful enough to handle it.

The GTX 260m on the Asus is around 70% faster then the HD 5650 on the Acer.

This. The GPU on the Acer is just going to hold it back in terms of gaming performance. Plus, having had laptops from both companies, Asus computers are just better built IMO.
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Originally Posted by FallenFaux;11774589 
This. The GPU on the Acer is just going to hold it back in terms of gaming performance. Plus, having had laptops from both companies, Asus computers are just better built IMO.

Not always the case, but in this exact scenario the build quality of the Acer is actually decent and more then likely on par with the Asus G72GX-RBBX05. The only thing that the Asus G72X has over the Acer is the better gaming performance and better maintenance design.
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