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yeah i was initially thinking an xps 17.......but built the way i want it even that sucka is still 1900.00 with an nvidia 555m. i would like something a little more future proof than that 555m......just daily flash games will strain that thing in a year or so id think
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yeah i was initially thinking an xps 17.......but built the way i want it even that sucka is still 1900.00 with an nvidia 555m. i would like something a little more future proof than that 555m......just daily flash games will strain that thing in a year or so id think
Flash strains anything by design. But I have to wonder what possible flash game could depend so much on the GPU as oppose to the CPU? I hardly believe that flash will really be a problem for a 555m.
     
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post #43 of 49
Without reading anything but the title, I say Sager. Alienware and the entire XPS line are both vastly overpriced. Sager has better components too, more options, stuff like that.

Even if it IS on backorder or something, just wait. Seriously. Getting your money's worth feels better when you know you got something good.
     
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post #44 of 49
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next question.............with the sager............should i go with the GTX 470m OR the GTX 485m? i know that 485m is a beast but its also almost 400 upgrade putting the laptop highly upgraded with the i7-2820QM cpu almost at 3000.00...........will i notice that much difference between the 2? the good thing about the 485m, is that it says upgradeable in the future? maybe the 470m is soldiered in whereas the 485m isint?
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post #45 of 49
485m. The 470M is like an underclocked GTX 460 SE, where as the 485m is like an underclocked GTX 560. It's VERY powerful according to certain sources.
     
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post #46 of 49
either get the 460M or go all out and get the 485M. the 470 is just a joke, its not worth the extra price over the 460 or wait on the 6970 which should be aboue half the price of the 485 but only 10~15% slower.
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post #47 of 49
485m with 2720qm. 2820qm is a waste of money for the performance gains it sees.

And honestly you could even go with a 2630qm if you wanted to save the extra money, as the mobile cpu's perform VERY well compared to their desktop counterparts. Unlike mobile gpu's. So you'd still be limited by the 485m in games. (but still be maxing them)


NEITHER are soldered. the 8130,8150,8170 all have removable graphics cards no matter what gpu you choose. The 8130 cant power gpus that take much more power then a 460m though.



Side note- The 2720qm is roughly $150 at resellers and even other manufacturers like alienware and stuff. When it only costs like $30 more if you buy it separately... Such a huge scam.
Edited by s-x - 4/4/11 at 3:31pm
post #48 of 49
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thanks for that info there s-x. im definatley looking at the 8170...........and have been pondering that 2720qm vs. the 2820qm...........

QUESTION about that 2820qm.............on Intel's site it says the 2820qm only supports a max of 8gb memory?? is that right?
Edited by Squeeker The Cat - 4/4/11 at 7:39pm
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post #49 of 49
I doubt thats correct but either way unless you are doing some insane stuff on you laptop 4 gigs is fine, 8 gigs is future proof, more then 8 gigs is for a specialty computer which I probably wouldnt recommend a laptop to begin with.
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