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I have to disagree with alot of people here about not getting the 3D version of the G53. While I do agree that the 3D is a gimmick, I believe the extra cost is worth it simply for the 120hz monitor.

What I do find especially ridiculous is the 1920x1080 res for the regular G53 on a 15 inch monitor and especially so on a gaming laptop that doesn't even have the hardware to make full use of that resolution in most modern games. Note, when I say full use I'm talking about playing newer games on ultra with 40+ fps average.

Overall, I think the 3DE is the better purchase with better features where it matters for gaming performance.
    
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post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by Daax;11847104 
I have to disagree with alot of people here about not getting the 3D version of the G53. While I do agree that the 3D is a gimmick, I believe the extra cost is worth it simply for the 120hz monitor.

What I do find especially ridiculous is the 1920x1080 res for the regular G53 on a 15 inch monitor and especially so on a gaming laptop that doesn't even have the hardware to make full use of that resolution in most modern games. Note, when I say full use I'm talking about playing newer games on ultra with 40+ fps average.

Overall, I think the 3DE is the better purchase with better features where it matters for gaming performance.

Yeah we're going with a non-3d. Would you guys suggest the 120gb vertex 2 (sandforce controller) or 128gb crucial C300 for an ssd?
post #13 of 23
I really don't know why your looking at anything except this.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5725517&CatId=4938

2 year warranty
1 year accidental


The BEST spec's you will find for this price. A gaming laptop LEGEND!

The only downfall is the lack of no Bluray. They sell those drives on ebay.
Edited by THEoBZ - 1/2/11 at 10:53am
post #14 of 23
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by THEoBZ;11863853 
I really don't know why your looking at anything except this.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5725517&CatId=4938

2 year warranty
1 year accidental


The BEST spec's you will find for this price. A gaming laptop LEGEND!

The only downfall is the lack of no Bluray. They sell those drives on ebay.

Actually that IS the one he'll be getting wink.gif just have the customize option on xoticpc.com (yeah its a littel more expensive but he budgeted ~2k for the lappy). Its that G73 except with an ssd primary and hdd secondary, other specs basically the same
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post #16 of 23
Since you linked to the Alienware, I'll give you two high end dual-GPU laptops that are better or better priced.


http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np8120-built-clevo-x8100-gaming-laptop-p-2768.html

$1957

Sager NP8120 (Built on Clevo X8100) Gaming Laptop
- 5% Student / Military / International Cash Discount + Accessory Bundles for Students - Up to 50% OFF!
- 18.4" FHD WUXGA Super Clear Ultra Bright Glossy Dual Lamp Screen (1920x1080)
- Standard Dead Pixel Policy
- Intel® Core™ i7-740QM, 1.73-2.93GHz, (45nm, 6MB L3 cache)
- -Stock OEM Thermal Compound
- CrossFire Dual 1024MB ATi HD 5870's (2048MB Total) w/GDDR5 DX11 Video Cards (User Upgradeable)
- ~ 4,096MB DDR3 1333MHz Dual Channel Memory (2 SODIMMS)
- Standard Finish
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- ~ 500GB 7200RPM (Serial-ATA II 300 - 16MB Cache)
- Internal 7-in-1 Card Reader (MS/MS Pro/MS Duo/MS Pro Duo/SD/Mini-SD/MMC/RS)
- Internal Bluetooth + EDR
- Built-in 802.11 Wireless B/G/N - Stock Wireless Card
- Built in 2.0 Megapixel Camera
- Sound Blaster Compatible 3D Audio - Included
- Basic Black Business Case - Included
- Smart Li-ion Battery (12 Cell)
- Integrated Fingerprint Reader
- ~Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Installed (64&32-Bit CD Included) w/ Drivers & Utilities CD's
- 3 Year Labor* 1 Year Parts Warranty Lifetime -24/7 DOMESTIC Based- Toll Free Telephone Tech Support (Labor Warranty through Xotic PC)
Includes FREE Shipping Both Ways for Warranty Repairs

http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np7280-custom-laptop-built-the-clevo-x7200-p-2881.html

$2350

Sager NP7280 Custom Laptop (Built on the Clevo X7200)
- 5% Student / Military / International Cash Discount + Accessory Bundles for Students - Up to 50% OFF!
- 17.3" FHD 16:9 "Glare Type" Super Clear Ultra Bright LED Glossy Screen (1920x1080)-
- Standard Dead Pixel Policy
- Intel® Core™ i7-950 (3.06-3.33GHz) 8MB L3 Cache, 4.8 GT/sec QPI, LGA 1366
- Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - CPU + GPU
- SLi ENABLED DUAL (2) 1536MB PCI-Express nVIDIA GTX 460M's (3072MB Total) w/GDDR5 DX11 Video Cards (User Upgradeable)
- ~ 6,144MB DDR3 1066MHz Memory (3 SODIMMS)
- Standard Finish
- ~Combo 8x8x6x4x Dual Layer DVD +/-R/RW 5x DVD-RAM 24x CD-R/RW Drive w/Softwares
- ~ 500GB 7200RPM (Serial-ATA II 300 - 16MB Cache)
- Internal 3-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS)
- Internal Bluetooth + EDR
- Intel® Ultimate-N 6300 - 802.11A/B/G/N Wireless LAN Module
- Integrated Digital Video Camera
- Sound Blaster Compatible 3D Audio - Included
- Basic Black Business Case - Included
- Primary Smart Li-ION Battery Pack - Included
- Integrated Fingerprint Readerr
- ~Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Installed (64&32-Bit CD Included) w/ Drivers & Utilities CD's
- 3 Year Labor* 1 Year Parts Warranty Lifetime -24/7 DOMESTIC Based- Toll Free Telephone Tech Support (Labor Warranty through Xotic PC)
Includes FREE Shipping Both Ways for Warranty Repairs
Edited by thegreatsquare - 1/2/11 at 2:22pm
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Originally Posted by razr m3;11866000 
Get an Origin Eon 17 tongue.gif

An overpriced sager rebrand, XoticPC for better deals.
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post #19 of 23
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thanks for all the help guys. the roommate called xoticpc today get a guess of when they'd have lappys with SB cpu's and it'll be to late after he leaves. Also asked about the G73 that has the 5870M in it, and apparently they were having a lota problems with them burning out and are pretty much putting the 460M in everything now, so he's pretty much stuck there.

Lappy he's getting will most likely end spec same as the G53 linked by Unacceptable with the exception of the HDD's which will change to a 128gb Crucial 300 primary and 500gb 7200rpm secondary. Maybe keyboard backlighting too, but hardware will be the same otherwise.

Thanks for all the help smile.gif
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Originally Posted by thegreatsquare;11865929 
Since you linked to the Alienware, I'll give you two high end dual-GPU laptops that are better or better priced.


http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np8120-built-clevo-x8100-gaming-laptop-p-2768.html

$1957

Sager NP8120 (Built on Clevo X8100) Gaming Laptop
- 5% Student / Military / International Cash Discount + Accessory Bundles for Students - Up to 50% OFF!
- 18.4" FHD WUXGA Super Clear Ultra Bright Glossy Dual Lamp Screen (1920x1080)
- Standard Dead Pixel Policy
- Intel® Core™ i7-740QM, 1.73-2.93GHz, (45nm, 6MB L3 cache)
- -Stock OEM Thermal Compound
- CrossFire Dual 1024MB ATi HD 5870's (2048MB Total) w/GDDR5 DX11 Video Cards (User Upgradeable)
- ~ 4,096MB DDR3 1333MHz Dual Channel Memory (2 SODIMMS)
- Standard Finish
- ~Combo 8x8x6x4x Dual Layer DVD +/-R/RW 5x DVD-RAM 24x CD-R/RW Drive w/Softwares
- ~ 500GB 7200RPM (Serial-ATA II 300 - 16MB Cache)
- Internal 7-in-1 Card Reader (MS/MS Pro/MS Duo/MS Pro Duo/SD/Mini-SD/MMC/RS)
- Internal Bluetooth + EDR
- Built-in 802.11 Wireless B/G/N - Stock Wireless Card
- Built in 2.0 Megapixel Camera
- Sound Blaster Compatible 3D Audio - Included
- Basic Black Business Case - Included
- Smart Li-ion Battery (12 Cell)
- Integrated Fingerprint Reader
- ~Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Installed (64&32-Bit CD Included) w/ Drivers & Utilities CD's
- 3 Year Labor* 1 Year Parts Warranty Lifetime -24/7 DOMESTIC Based- Toll Free Telephone Tech Support (Labor Warranty through Xotic PC)
Includes FREE Shipping Both Ways for Warranty Repairs

http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np7280-custom-laptop-built-the-clevo-x7200-p-2881.html

$2350

Sager NP7280 Custom Laptop (Built on the Clevo X7200)
- 5% Student / Military / International Cash Discount + Accessory Bundles for Students - Up to 50% OFF!
- 17.3" FHD 16:9 "Glare Type" Super Clear Ultra Bright LED Glossy Screen (1920x1080)-
- Standard Dead Pixel Policy
- Intel® Core™ i7-950 (3.06-3.33GHz) 8MB L3 Cache, 4.8 GT/sec QPI, LGA 1366
- Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - CPU + GPU
- SLi ENABLED DUAL (2) 1536MB PCI-Express nVIDIA GTX 460M's (3072MB Total) w/GDDR5 DX11 Video Cards (User Upgradeable)
- ~ 6,144MB DDR3 1066MHz Memory (3 SODIMMS)
- Standard Finish
- ~Combo 8x8x6x4x Dual Layer DVD +/-R/RW 5x DVD-RAM 24x CD-R/RW Drive w/Softwares
- ~ 500GB 7200RPM (Serial-ATA II 300 - 16MB Cache)
- Internal 3-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS)
- Internal Bluetooth + EDR
- Intel® Ultimate-N 6300 - 802.11A/B/G/N Wireless LAN Module
- Integrated Digital Video Camera
- Sound Blaster Compatible 3D Audio - Included
- Basic Black Business Case - Included
- Primary Smart Li-ION Battery Pack - Included
- Integrated Fingerprint Readerr
- ~Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Installed (64&32-Bit CD Included) w/ Drivers & Utilities CD's
- 3 Year Labor* 1 Year Parts Warranty Lifetime -24/7 DOMESTIC Based- Toll Free Telephone Tech Support (Labor Warranty through Xotic PC)
Includes FREE Shipping Both Ways for Warranty Repairs

Unfortunately the Vram on the two cards don't combine. They use only one card's memory. The lowest number available so there's no stability issues. In SLI mode, I'd imagine that the Dual 460M setup would outperform the Dual 5870M.

The GTX 460M overclocks really well too. Don't know if that helps you factor in a choice. I've got mine at 800/1600/3000 (max memory overclock allowed in Afterburner). Not to mention they stay nice and chilly even in SLI mode as mine has yet to hit over 65*C with the overclock. biggrin.gif

If he's looking for a $2000 machine I can't really help you there but if he wants a machine that'll do whatever you really want, The high end Qosmio machines from Toshiba are pretty nice.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834214053
Edited by Qosmio - 1/4/11 at 9:22pm
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