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What's the best laptop for these price ranges you ask??


$750 and below - Entry Level

Acer Aspire AS5742G-6600 - For if you want to do some gaming in between your work.
TOSHIBA Satellite A665D-S6091 - If you want a good gaming solution for the lower resolution it provides.
Gateway FX P7805u - Probably the best choice out of the bunch for this pricing range. Excellent for people who want to get into gaming but want something that they can grow on.


$750 - $1000 - Novice Level

MSI GT660-003US - For the price, there's not much better. Only downside is the poor resolution.
DELL Alienware M11x - Had to include this in the listing. You can cusomize it further from the company site but this is for reference. Awesome little gamer.
ASUS G60VX-RBBX09 - it's recertified, but it deserves a spot next to the first listed here.

$1000 - $1500 - Average Level

ASUS G Series G73JW-XN1 - This was the first thing that I thought of. Best price for the deal listed. No BluRay player, yet handles 1080p content.
Acer Aspire AS8943G-9319 - This deal was just jaw dropping. 2GB HD5850, 1080p screen, BluRay Player.
MSI GX660-260US - Great choice for any gamer. Low resolution is the downside. HD5870 GPU.

$1500 - $2000 - Veteran Level

TOSHIBA Qosmio X505-Q898 - This is the upgraded model of what I have. The one I wanted. Supports 1080p, GTX 460M, 64GB SSD + 500GB HDD, BluRay Player, etc.
ASUS G Series G53JW-3DE - ASUS as always. Need I say more?
DELL Alienware M17x - I know I'd have received a bit of grief from the folks here had I not added this monster. Perfect if you have the money to support the purchase.

$2000 and above - Elite Level

DISCLAIMER: You need to have serious cash for these machines and they are ALL well above the suggested $2000 mark.

mySN XMG U700 ULTRA - This is a prime example of what I was talking about. Pure RAW power. Yes that is a desktop i7 950 in a laptop.
MALIBAL Nine X7200 - Another example if you have pants made of gold. i7-980x in this one...
XMG P501 - This one isn't as extreme but it is still VERY expensive. More balanced actually and it isn't "stupid huge" or classified as a DTR (Desktop Replacement).
Sager NP7280-S1 - The new Alienware at a more affordable price... provided you have pants made of gold...




How's that look so far? I figured I'd go with just gaming laptops and such. If anyone can add to this list, post and I'll update.
Edited by Imglidinhere - 2/16/11 at 11:05am
     
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Asus g73!
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Updated!

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This isn't accurate at all unless you change the title to best gaming laptop. I know of some models that would be better than some of those listed for business or travel purposes. Its all depending on the point of view.
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You just linked to a bunch of products at retail price. None of these are even good deals. You didn't even give advice on how to save a couple of bucks on each of the laptops.

For example, for the m11x, you would tell someone to be on the look out for coupons. The m11x is constantly discounted up to several hundred dollars with the use of coupons.
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Not to berate the time you took to make up this list, but...it doesn't seem to be logical, and some of those prices aren't even accurate. And what are you using to come to the conclusions of what's the best? And why are you mixing recertified prices with new retail prices?
    
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m11x depending on how it's built
can vary from
699(c2duo)
850(ci5)


i'd suggest taking the off the m15x because although it may be "quality components"
the lowest price starts (1199.99) for a core i3 , and a gt240

you get stuck with the gt240 even with the i7 builds, starting at (1449)
you have to pay 1600+ in order to get the radeon 5780mobile

at that price point you can get a ASUS G73H(radeon 5780) at bestbuy for $1200

also the resolution for the asus g53jw-3de is kinda low , especially when the non 3d package could be listed on newegg for 1199, it'd be cheaper to buy that, upgrage ram , match harddrive size, and get 3d vision , and you'd undercut the 3d vision package by a good 300 bucks minus the blue ray drive

i think it'd be better to list all retail prices at least, and if your including refurbs or used ones, please list their condition or status or more info so other users don't have to click each link to find out some are refurbs or open box items
Edited by sirsycott - 2/15/11 at 3:48pm
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Originally Posted by Limes View Post
This isn't accurate at all unless you change the title to best gaming laptop. I know of some models that would be better than some of those listed for business or travel purposes. Its all depending on the point of view.
Noted on that. Changed

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Originally Posted by Idra View Post
You just linked to a bunch of products at retail price. None of these are even good deals. You didn't even give advice on how to save a couple of bucks on each of the laptops.

For example, for the m11x, you would tell someone to be on the look out for coupons. The m11x is constantly discounted up to several hundred dollars with the use of coupons.
Like I asked, please help out if you could. If you find a good suggestion, please link it to me. Otherwise, it's just criticism for the sake of such.

Quote:
Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post
Not to berate the time you took to make up this list, but...it doesn't seem to be logical, and some of those prices aren't even accurate. And what are you using to come to the conclusions of what's the best? And why are you mixing recertified prices with new retail prices?
I understand what you're asking and I'll note and change on that. This is why I asked for people to help out so I could potentially turn this into a decent thread. Obviously I will need some help as laptops and their components change all the time.

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Originally Posted by sirsycott View Post
m11x depending on how it's built
can vary from
699(c2duo)
850(ci5)


i'd suggest taking the off the m15x because although it may be "quality components"
the lowest price starts (1199.99) for a core i3 , and a gt240

you get stuck with the gt240 even with the i7 builds, starting at (1449)
you have to pay 1600+ in order to get the radeon 5780mobile

at that price point you can get a ASUS G73H(radeon 5780) at bestbuy for $1200

also the resolution for the asus g53jw-3de is kinda low , especially when the non 3d package could be listed on newegg for 1199, it'd be cheaper to buy that, upgrage ram , match harddrive size, and get 3d vision , and you'd undercut the 3d vision package by a good 300 bucks minus the blue ray drive

i think it'd be better to list all retail prices at least, and if your including refurbs or used ones, please list their condition or status or more info so other users don't have to click each link to find out some are refurbs or open box items
I'm not going to take the Alienware one off the list because if you can find a better deal then do so. This is to let you know what you should be looking for at these price ranges. Someone with eventually come back around and request to put a certain laptop back up. If a link doesn't work at some point I'll swap it out. I just saw what you said about the ASUS and I'll get rid of that. Bleh... can't believe I didn't notice that.




I want this to be the thread people eventually go to when they need something to act as reference for that set price-range.
     
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Noted on that. Changed



Like I asked, please help out if you could. If you find a good suggestion, please link it to me. Otherwise, it's just criticism for the sake of such.



I understand what you're asking and I'll note and change on that. This is why I asked for people to help out so I could potentially turn this into a decent thread. Obviously I will need some help as laptops and their components change all the time.



I'm not going to take the Alienware one off the list because if you can find a better deal then do so. This is to let you know what you should be looking for at these price ranges. Someone with eventually come back around and request to put a certain laptop back up. If a link doesn't work at some point I'll swap it out. I just saw what you said about the ASUS and I'll get rid of that. Bleh... can't believe I didn't notice that.




I want this to be the thread people eventually go to when they need something to act as reference for that set price-range.

the alien ware is my personal opinion, i just don't honestly beleive it would be worth it to build it up to match a g73 , but end up paying close to 1600+ for it, at it's base price of 1199.00 it's severly limited in GPU and CPU processing power, especially when all the laptops you list in that price range , will net you better performance.

if you can maybe, you should build it out , spec it and list it on the 1500-2000 level , because there's base- and there's the premium gap of $400-700,

if you keep it, that's fine, but please note it's base specs as priced at that point,

example: m15x base price 1199.00- 1899.00 (ci3 2.4ghz, gt240m, ect blahblahblah) (options ci7 740qm,GPU's gtx 460 gtx 260, HD5750M, )
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the alien ware is my personal opinion, i just don't honestly beleive it would be worth it to build it up to match a g73 , but end up paying close to 1600+ for it, at it's base price of 1199.00 it's severly limited in GPU and CPU processing power, especially when all the laptops you list in that price range , will net you better performance.

if you can maybe, you should build it out , spec it and list it on the 1500-2000 level , because there's base- and there's the premium gap of $400-700,

if you keep it, that's fine, but please note it's base specs as priced at that point,
I can't though. As that would skewer the entire list and I'd have to do that for the M17x too and place it in the $2000+ range and any other machine ever put into it.
     
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