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I posted earlier seeking help in buying a gaming laptop! I want to run gamesl ike SC2 and Civ 5 on it but also bring it to school and use it for life etc.

After some research and all your suggestions (thanks!), I have narrowed it down to a few laptops that I want to buy. The final step is choosing which one and buying it. I have $1500 CAD ish for this. I worry about performance, heating, and warranty the most.. battery life is secondary to me.

I was wondering if YOU had $1500 and need a gaming laptop which one would you choose from this list?

1) ASUS G53 -

a) Canadacomputers - $1399.99 (I can go to the store and buy it, meaning no shipping!)

b) Newegg - $1,144.99 Free shipping!

c) RelfexNotebooks
- $1536.00 Free Shipping

[side note on ASUS G53 for b and c, what's the difference? Sorry I'm a noob at this ]

[second side note on ASUS G53: I chose the G53 over the G73, good or bad idea?]

[Third side note on ASUS: I found a G51 for $1300 ish. Good or bad idea?]

2) Sager 8150 (This was the second suggestion given to me on a previous post, but I found out that I would need to get it from the states, which means it cost more, and might mean trouble... either way):

a) Reflex - $1302.46 + $109 fee/shipping = $1411.46

b) XOTICPIC - $1300ish + taxes + shipping = $1500 + ??

3) MSI Gx 660

a) NCIX - $999.99 + 8 bucks shipping

b) Newegg - $1055 + free shipping

4) Alienware M15x

a) Dell http://configure.us.dell.com/dellsto...79&lid=1533101 - $1300


Someone also suggested Acer TimelineX AS4820TG-6847? Any opinions on this?


Thanks for your help in advance! Much appreciated!
post #2 of 6
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More questions for the ASUS G53... there seem to be various versions of this laptop at various prices... can anyone advice if I do indeed pick this?
post #3 of 6
get the sager np8130 and u will be well under 1500 if you go np8150 it will be more expensive and the biggest reason for getting the 8150 is to get the gtx485m which will bust your budget.
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I have the acer 4820tg. Its a great laptop I take it to class its light and with an ssd taking notes I had it on for 4 hours still had half battery left. With websurfing it was like 5 hours with an ssd of course. The other thing I play bfbc2 on everything high except, hbao and bloom off, no aa and 16af (no oc as of yet) I get about 40fps. If you dont want battery life and portability, I would go with the sager you posted np8150. Sager has nice build quality. Acer would tend to have more battery life and be more portable.
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NP 8150 and upgrade to the 6970m. Slightly over 1500 but its definately worth it. The stock i7 2630QM and the 6970m beats the alienware m15x by a LONG shot. If i had 1500 set as my budget thats wat i wud do personally.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Uncivilised
The stock i7 2630QM and the
6970m beats the alienware m15x by a
LONG shot
The mentioned combination of proccy and gpu will really help you in gaming and cad.

The gpu is one of best available. The proccy is also awesome.
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