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check out ebay / other sites to see how much a asus g73 runs ya... i just sold mine as i got back into my own 4 walls... done moving and training and such, the laptop is a beast, and for ~ 1100 you cant say the price is too high either, at least what i take off it
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...%20GX640-260US

$100 overbudget but hey, this is really nice.

both of these are nice laptops, i really do like the mobile 5850 in the MSI but i talked to my buddy and he definately wants something under $1000. he was hoping i would find something around $600 or so, but i told him he cant play games on a cheap laptop. so far the cheapest thing ive found that will play games at medium or so is the XPS 15, which is $800.

i try to stay away from dell as a general rule, but in this case i dont have much room. i may have to convince him to accept a hit on performance or spend more money.
    
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post #12 of 22
i one for support that lenovo.


but

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834157466

a little cheaper, but will still run games good. plus you can buy a nice mouse/mousepad and headphones =D
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looks like a good site, but terrible to search through.
The 8170 and 8150.

Customize them as you wish.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834214050

We have a winrar. 6570 and 5850 are weaksauce compared to a 460M!
post #15 of 22
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thanks guys, im liking these.

i got to talk to my buddy and see what he wants to do
    
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post #16 of 22
I'm on a Asus G73 x3c or whatever it's called. i5, 460m, 500GB HDD, blue ray. I got it for about 1.1k after tax on boxing day in Canada.

What I really love about the G73 is that the cooling is pretty neat. I can actually game with this laptop in my lap. The intake on the bottom is right in the middle, where your legs are not. The giant vents in the back are great. I've literally played Mafia II for hours with it sitting on my lap. Also, the palm rest is pretty spacious so I use my X5 on it....no need for mouse pad and it's really just great. Only downside is the 1080p screen could've been of better quality, or could be brighter. I usually hook up my laptop to my samsung bx2350 and the difference is quite noticeable.
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post #17 of 22
try to get your hands on an Asus laptop
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post #18 of 22
What about this ?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834246006

It has sandy-bridge i7 2630QM 2.0Ghz (2.9Ghz Turbo) and ATI HD 6570M

I think HD 6570M can run most games on high settings @ 1366 x 768
post #19 of 22

Perhaps we should determine from your friend if he wants a "gaming laptop" or a laptop that can "play games". The difference between the two is going to translate into $$$.

If he wants a "gaming laptop", he is not going to find a new one in the $600 price range. He will more than likely find a cheap middle of the road system, either an AMD, i3, or i5. If he wants a blue ray drive as well, you're looking at an even weaker GPU than a dedicated 5650 for the $600 price range.

The Core 2 Duo's with the GTX 260's by Asus are more in the $800 price range, for refurbished.

This is what I just bought, I haven't received it yet so I can't comment on its capabilities. I've read the LCD panel is not that great, but for the price point of $650, I couldn't find a more capable system that was able to "play games".


As for high end laptops and "gaming laptops", I would suggest http://www.powernotebooks.com

They have been around for years and are the only high end laptop company that I would recommend. Those laptops rival desktop systems but not even in the neighborhood of $600, not even for their weakest build.

If he's not against open box, refurbished, or used, he should be able to find something out there at that price point. He may need to drop down to a 14" screen and dump the blue ray drive to get a faster graphics chip.
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post #20 of 22
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he says gaming laptop but he really doesnt want to pay for one lol. he needs a laptop that CAN play games, not a 'gaming' laptop.

im pretty sure he is against refurb'd comps. and he wants as big of screen as possible, he wants a lot of stuff for nothing.
    
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