Gaming laptop up to $1,000 GO!

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#1 Posted by Stinger78 (5826 posts) -
#2 Posted by fnevaeva (497 posts) -

I'm looking for a gaming lapton up to $1,000. suggestions/links?

#3 Posted by homeboylizard (1289 posts) -

Alienware m14x first comes to mind...but I hate Alienware becuase they over-price their Desktops...never bothered looking into laptops.

Asus has the Zenbook which is pretty good, and Lenovo has some gaming laptops with GTX 650m.

Also, AnandTech has pretty good LAPTOP BENCHMARKS in most of demanding games.

#4 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6028 posts) -

you should get a laptop with 1080p resolution for that much money.  The lenovo y500 is good for that much.

 

here it is

#5 Posted by Cyberdot (3514 posts) -

Why laptop?

#6 Posted by fnevaeva (497 posts) -
Because it'll be useful in college and it would be nice to have a portable gaming machine with real games unlike consoles
#7 Posted by marcl18123 (2018 posts) -
#8 Posted by the_bi99man (11047 posts) -
#9 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6028 posts) -

[QUOTE="marcl18123"]

$999 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834312439

the_bi99man

This one looks to be the best power/price ratio I've seen here. 

 

pretty good.  But 2 major issues with this laptop.  1)6.4lb...thats pretty much like carrying a small baby around 

2) up to 3 hours battery life....expect 1.5.  They could have made this switchable graphics to preserve battery life. 

#10 Posted by Gammit10 (2250 posts) -

Why laptop?

Cyberdot
I agree. Most people I know want the portability, but then never take it anywhere.
#11 Posted by fnevaeva (497 posts) -

Actually, i'm gonna throw in the extra $200 to get http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+17.3%26%2334%3B+Laptop+-+8GB+Memory+-+1TB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/7674057.p?id=1218858193064&skuId=7674057#tab=specifications. And correct me if i'm wrong, but the 670m is good for graphics right?

#12 Posted by dxmcat (1121 posts) -

I was on a much tighter budget than 1k, but I've been more than happy with my $600 Lenovo y570 (core i7, 8gb ram, gt 555m 1gb)

Good for gaming, but still doesnt hold a candle to my desktop I just popped a 2gb gtx 560 ti into.

#13 Posted by Stinger78 (5826 posts) -
That ASUS on BestBuy sounds like a lot more ideal system than those previously mentioned.
#14 Posted by Beagle050 (715 posts) -
Try the Y500. You can have 2x 650m in sli. I wouldn't bother with Alienware or Dell unless if you want to get ripped off.
#15 Posted by marcl18123 (2018 posts) -

Actually, i'm gonna throw in the extra $200 to get http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+17.3%26%2334%3B+Laptop+-+8GB+Memory+-+1TB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/7674057.p?id=1218858193064&skuId=7674057#tab=specifications. And correct me if i'm wrong, but the 670m is good for graphics right?

fnevaeva
The 670m is a good laptop card, and the Asus is good laptop, just take in account 17.5 is a big laptop and its weighs almost 10 pounds.... still very portable, but your gonna need a big bag. (i have a monster of at laptop i drag everywhere)
#16 Posted by kraken2109 (12978 posts) -

$700 desktop and a $300 laptop for when you actually need to be portable.

Gaming laptops aren't portable.

#17 Posted by imprezawrx500 (19187 posts) -

$700 desktop and a $300 laptop for when you actually need to be portable.

Gaming laptops aren't portable.

kraken2109
that depends of you definition of a gaming laptop, a mid range 15" job with something around a radeon 7670 which will play in current game at decent settings is perfectly portable, will run for a few hours on battery a not get hot when doing normal stuff. Until the next console come out there is little point in investing in a highend system. Even the crappy in hd4000 can pretty much run any current game. Desktops take up lots of space and if you move lots are a pain, yes they are faster but for most people who don't need max everything you can get a decent 15" laptop that will be fine until the next gen really starts to push things. laptop tech has been developing much faster than desktop tech and the gap is quickly closing. At the highend a desktop will always win but most people don't go spending thousands just for a few fancy effects.