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post #1 of 21
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Am a hardcore gamer & video editor so i decided to customize a laptop on dell's site. Its over the 2k mark & before i buy, i would like to know could i get similar specs but for cheaper.. Ebay or online..
"I need to know this before buying"

"Specs"
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2nd gen corei7 2630qm
120hz screen w/nvidia 3d vision bundle
1.5GB GDDR5 Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M
4gb ddr3
blu ray drive

> Link http://configure.us.dell.com/dellsto...enware-m17x-r3

I customed it & now its 3d ready. & has the 2nd gen core i7. & a nice video card. My down fall is am educated on desktop hardware compared to laptop's performance..I have no clue how powerful a gtx 460m is? but a desktop gtx 460 i know what it has to offer..


Can you help me find a laptop which great specs like this but cheaper?

Ebay
craigslist> in Cincinnati
Online

Where ever... & oh yea..
For the person that gives me the best help i'll send you a free gift.


Check my traders rep.. I mean business ... thanks
Edited by Jago-Vs-Fulgore - 1/16/11 at 8:55pm
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post #2 of 21
If you can give it some time, more Sandy Bridge laptops will start rolling out, and I'm sure a ASUS G73 (<-- beast) Sandy Bridge model will come out. I don't see that one going 3D, however.

Otherwise, more SB models will be rolling out, the choices are limited at the moment. I'm actually waiting it out to buy one myself.
post #3 of 21
Check out the sager's offerings on http://www.xoticpc.com/ and sager's website.
post #4 of 21
GTX460M is roughly equivalent to half a desktop GTX460, and is one of the most powerful mobile gaming cards at the moment, other than the GTX485. The Sandy Bridge i7 is also one of the best mobile CPUs out at the moment, so you've got yourself quite a powerhouse there.

I dont see anything better than this going on ebay/craigslist, since these laptops just came out the more advanced options like the 460M will probably be customizable for quite some time now, unless like someone mentioned ASUS updates the G73.
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post #5 of 21
http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/c...7BBC3565008FE1


Im going to wait for the new F series Vaio's in February.
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post #6 of 21
Thread Starter 
How does 1.5GB GDDR5 Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M compare to Dual ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870?
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post #7 of 21
ASUS has the G73SW coming out soon with a SandyBridge i7 in it
G73SW\\

MSRP is $1849 so it's sub 2k

Edit: hell you can up it to 16gb of ram and it would be right at the 2k mark
Edited by Marafice Eye - 1/17/11 at 12:12am
 
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post #8 of 21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Marafice Eye View Post
ASUS has the G73SW coming out soon with a SandyBridge i7 in it
G73SW\\

MSRP is $1849 so it's sub 2k

Edit: hell you can up it to 16gb of ram and it would be right at the 2k mark
thanks man.. loving the advice guys. Gonna put me buying a laptop on ice & wait a week or so before i make a final decision..

This link Marafice Eye has been the most promising. Because i wanted a 3dready laptop & you've linked me to one & it cheaper
thanks again
Edited by Jago-Vs-Fulgore - 1/17/11 at 7:12am
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post #9 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jago-Vs-Fulgore View Post
thanks man.. loving the advice guys. Gonna put me buying a laptop on ice & wait a week or so before i make a final decision..

This link Marafice Eye has been the most promising. Because i wanted a 3dready laptop & you've linked me to one & it cheaper
thanks again
I would get the Sager, personally.

But the ASUS design has something to it.. I guess.

+1 for XoticPC.com.
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post #10 of 21
i would wait and get something with the 485M. that thing is way faster than most cards in SLI/Crossfire.
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