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best gaming laptop for traveling abroad!

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hi all! you know I'm intrested in owning a gaming laptop because I do travel a LOT! from 12~18 hours in a plane kills me! now I use a netbook "asus 1201n" with ION chipset and it barely runs any decent game even my old TMNT from 2005 runs at 21fps! and last time I was forced to play trackmania at minimal settings though I could run it at medium w/ decent frames but to save some power for extra battery life!


now I need a laptop w/ decent GPU and maximum battery life! not the best but decent enough to play games on high teaching.gif I do care for battery life after all rolleyes.gif
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I hear the Alienware M11x is pretty good.
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What kind of games are you looking to play?

You're going to have a hard time finding a performance laptop with a decent battery life. The faster it is, generally the more power it's gonna use.
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Originally Posted by Flynny;13074629 
What kind of games are you looking to play?

You're going to have a hard time finding a performance laptop with a decent battery life. The faster it is, generally the more power it's gonna use.

if your really serious, id just buy a nice gaming laptop and then buy an extra battery for it.
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Macbook Pro's have a graphics switching; you can completely disable the discrete graphics chip and use the integrated one and get 6+ hours of regular battery use, and pop the discrete back on when you want to game (the software will automagically switch between the integrated and discrete options based on load, but sometimes the discrete is enabled unnecessarily and wears down battery).

On the Windows side... there are more and more options becoming available that offer the same kind of battery life as a MBP, thanks to Optimus and Sandy Bridge. They're only trickling out to market now, so if you can wait, that's your best option.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Flynny;13074629 
What kind of games are you looking to play?

You're going to have a hard time finding a performance laptop with a decent battery life. The faster it is, generally the more power it's gonna use.

All games my friend, but i'm more foucsed on games that are compatible with 360 controllers because the lack of space for mouse in the middle of flight

An extra battery is a must but the question is how many cells for one battery they could provide smile.gif


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post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by EfemaN;13074721 
Macbook Pro's have a graphics switching; you can completely disable the discrete graphics chip and use the integrated one and get 6+ hours of regular battery use, and pop the discrete back on when you want to game (the software will automagically switch between the integrated and discrete options based on load, but sometimes the discrete is enabled unnecessarily and wears down battery).

On the Windows side... there are more and more options becoming available that offer the same kind of battery life as a MBP, thanks to Optimus and Sandy Bridge. They're only trickling out to market now, so if you can wait, that's your best option.

Sorry dude, macs are really cool computers but i need a PC to play games with and bootcamp is somewhat doesn't cut it, weak wifi signal and slow and i cant replace the battery if the first one is drained and that IS a problem smile.gif


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post #8 of 13
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it appears that the alienware M15x basic specs will be the choice of mine!
how about it?
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post #9 of 13
what specs on the M15X? there are too many ways to configure it to just say the model name
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post #10 of 13
Skip the M15x, if you want solid battery life. They're fantastic machines, but not built for ultra-mobility. The M14x was recently leaked; that might turn things around.
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