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Best laptop for gaming <$735

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I baught the ASUS U52F-BBL9 without checking around (at best buy) Its pretty good, and can handle CS:S and Garry's Mod no probs. But is there anything better for gaming that I could have gotten with the same amount of money? The Intel HD Graphics are surprising, but I want the best bang for my buck. I'm going to have to return this if you guys find anything better, and I LOVE this laptop.
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Check the internet for a gateway FX w/ a 9800m gts . I own one and it crushes those games
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Well I think thats rediculus for 1.3ghz -_-
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post #5 of 9
the m11x c2d with the 1.3ghz cpu can overclock through the bios to 1.7ghz if need to...it will cut the battery down to like 4-5.5hours but still better than most.

For someone on the go who needs something that packs the punch the m11x is awesome if you want to go more mainstream 15" - 17" then go with an asus, or the gateway fx.

The last generation asus are going very cheap my cousin got one for like $799 and that was 3 months ago..i am sure the c2d 2.5ghz model with a 200 series nvidia gpu is going for $700!

The thing with anything over 15" is that you won't find anything that will give you over 4 hours. I would suggest looking for something with optimus graphics, a c2d or icore cpu, and a 7200rpm hdd..
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My buddy owns an M11x and it plays Black Ops and Bad Company 2 with no issues. Not exactly high settings by any means, but they play smoothly at the native resolution, and on a 1600x900 external monitor.
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i got my g73 w/ gtx 260 off of compusa for $699 + $20 two day shipping. Love it and no problems with this refurbished system.
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post #9 of 9
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KEEP UP THE SUGGESTIONS

With these options, the laptop I have now seems like my best bet. I don't really want to sacrifice speed for being able to handle a game. I mean, I can handle the original Crysis on minal settings at 30fps.

I am really turned off of these by their CPU speed, or in the case of the core 2 duo, the RAM.
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AMD Phenom II X6 1055T ASUS M4A89GTD PRO MSI GTX470 G.skill Eco 7-8-7-24 @ 1600mhz 
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Modded Rosewill Challenger 
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Northern Warrior
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AMD Phenom II X6 1055T ASUS M4A89GTD PRO MSI GTX470 G.skill Eco 7-8-7-24 @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 Win7 Home Premium 64-bit Samsung SyncMaster 2233sw Sigma Monster 750w 
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Modded Rosewill Challenger 
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