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Need a Laptop?

Post by Ringleader on Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:49 pm

Yes I do.

I need to get a good, medium sized laptop for school, but I also wan't something that can at least play Crysis on medium (if not higher). Preferably something between 750 to 1000 dollars and small and inconspicuous enough for me to take it around campus.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Need a Laptop?

Post by Felix on Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:53 pm

Play Crysis, but only around $1000?

that tech hasn't been invented yet.
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Re: Need a Laptop?

Post by Ringleader on Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:55 pm

I think my brother's laptop can do it, and it's almost a year old, and I think he only payed a little over 1k for it.
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Re: Need a Laptop?

Post by Felix on Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:00 pm

Eh, you could try alienware, but I don't know the exact cost of them, as I believe my friend paid $1,500 for his.
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Re: Need a Laptop?

Post by Ringleader on Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:03 pm

This one looks like it could get the job done:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=5270805&sku=G180-17007
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Re: Need a Laptop?

Post by Carlos Spicyweiner on Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:06 pm

That laptop looks badass. Just had to add my two cents Razz
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Re: Need a Laptop?

Post by Ringleader on Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:13 pm

Yeah, I would like something a little plainer though, something that would make people less inclined to steal it on the account.
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Re: Need a Laptop?

Post by Divine Virus on Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:54 pm

This day is creeping up on me as well...

Gettin' a laptop and all. Luckly, I got people. Smile
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Re: Need a Laptop?

Post by Felix on Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:16 pm

Eh, laptops are ok. I wish I had a gaming computer though, hopefully I can afford one soon.
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Re: Need a Laptop?

Post by Elabajaba on Sat Jul 17, 2010 3:36 pm

Felix wrote:Play Crysis, but only around $1000?

that tech hasn't been invented yet.

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/build_a_500_pc_play_crysis_40fps

That can run it on all high for less than $500 (its a few years old now, prices have dropped).

Now in terms of laptops, I would suggest going for these two, if you were willing to spend an extra $150. (they should run crysis on all very high, maybe with some AA, and are a lot better than the one from tiger direct):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152196
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152206

For under $1000, I would recommend these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834157298
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834114907
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834115792
(the benchmarks I looked at say that you can run crysis on med-high with a 5650, though the one you posted should be able to run it on high due to the 260m being a bit faster than the mobile 5650)

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Re: Need a Laptop?

Post by tiny tim on Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:50 pm

You might want to look at the Alienware MX11. It looks bad ass.

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Post by Elabajaba on Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:52 pm

tiny tim wrote:You might want to look at the Alienware MX11. It looks bad ass.

It's gpu isn't very good (bout the same as a 5650), and he doesn't want a flashy one. Also, its M11X according to their site.

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Re: Need a Laptop?

Post by KrAzY on Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:44 pm

Asus laptops

it will cost a slight bit more, but the quality is the best on the market
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Re: Need a Laptop?

Post by Felix on Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:46 pm

KrAzY wrote:Asus laptops

it will cost a slight bit more, but the quality is the best on the market

Just curious, which would be a better "gaming" laptop if I only had one for gaming.
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Re: Need a Laptop?

Post by PiEdude on Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:47 pm

I'm pretty sure you'd need at least one of these to play Crysis on full specs:
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Re: Need a Laptop?

Post by KrAzY on Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:51 pm

Felix wrote:
KrAzY wrote:Asus laptops

it will cost a slight bit more, but the quality is the best on the market

Just curious, which would be a better "gaming" laptop if I only had one for gaming.


lets just say my friend bought an Asus nearly 2 years ago for $1500 that plays crysis on high settings... not on full settings... but high.... and that was 2 years ago
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Re: Need a Laptop?

Post by Felix on Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:58 pm

KrAzY wrote:
Felix wrote:
KrAzY wrote:Asus laptops

it will cost a slight bit more, but the quality is the best on the market

Just curious, which would be a better "gaming" laptop if I only had one for gaming.


lets just say my friend bought an Asus nearly 2 years ago for $1500 that plays crysis on high settings... not on full settings... but high.... and that was 2 years ago

Interesting, looks like I know what I'm getting myself for Christmas Razz
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Re: Need a Laptop?

Post by Ringleader on Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:34 pm

SO, I should definitely get an Asus from what I hear.
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Post by A_Bearded_Swede on Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:13 pm

KrAzY wrote:Asus laptops

it will cost a slight bit more, but the quality is the best on the market

Asus G73 is amazing.

Its modeled after a stealth fighter!

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Re: Need a Laptop?

Post by Ringleader on Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:15 pm

Baconsen wrote:
KrAzY wrote:Asus laptops

it will cost a slight bit more, but the quality is the best on the market

Asus G73 is amazing.

Its modeled after a stealth fighter!
Aw man, I saw it at Best Buy, and I instantly wanted it.

The thing is huge!
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Re: Need a Laptop?

Post by Elabajaba on Sun Jul 18, 2010 2:49 pm

Ringleader wrote:
Baconsen wrote:
KrAzY wrote:Asus laptops

it will cost a slight bit more, but the quality is the best on the market

Asus G73 is amazing.

Its modeled after a stealth fighter!
Aw man, I saw it at Best Buy, and I instantly wanted it.

The thing is huge!

Just remember, its awesome (really kickass comp) but is meant to be a desktop replacement so it has a bad battery life.

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Re: Need a Laptop?

Post by Kasrkin Seath on Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:13 pm

I would personally say that laptop =/= gaming computer, but if you want to, go for it.

I just settled for a Dell since I got a discount on it.

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Re: Need a Laptop?

Post by CivBase on Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:21 pm

Felix wrote:Play Crysis, but only around $1000?

that tech hasn't been invented yet.
Mine can run Crysis on high and was $999.99. It's an ASUS, M60J model. However, that was many months ago. They have some more updated models now. Here's a good one: the G73Jh

And here's the most recent version of my M60J. It has an updated processor (now the Intel i7, top of the line at the moment compared to my lousy dual core) and a 500 GB hard drive instead of 300 GB (though I had trouble filling my old 120 GB).

These are a tad over $1000, but you can go to Best Buy and find a good version of these for only $800 to $1200 like I did. Sure, that's just ASUS, but mine has been very loyal to me. Hope it helps.

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Re: Need a Laptop?

Post by Ringleader on Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:54 am

So there are different versions of the M60J? I wonder if you can custom order one with the specs you want.

I probably should have posted the specifications I'm looking for.

1. 500GB storage capacity.
2. Crysis on high.
3. 4GB DDR3 ram minimum. (any more wouldn't be that useful)
4. durable, and plain.
5. Medium sized, as in not a netebook and not that giant stealth fighter laptop.
6. Inconspicuous, so people are less inclined to steal it, obviously the alienware laptops are not this.
7. UNDER 1000$!!!!

If possible, I would like to get the i7 processor, but it's not critical so long as the GPU can handle Crysis without it. So far the Asus laptops are looking like the best candidates. Also, super glossy laptops are fingerprint magnets, and I would like something that does not attract greasy smudge marks.

OH, and a Blu ray player is a big plus.
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Re: Need a Laptop?

Post by Felix on Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:02 am

CivBase wrote:
Felix wrote:Play Crysis, but only around $1000?

that tech hasn't been invented yet.
Mine can run Crysis on high and was $999.99. It's an ASUS, M60J model. However, that was many months ago. They have some more updated models now. Here's a good one: the G73Jh

And here's the most recent version of my M60J. It has an updated processor (now the Intel i7, top of the line at the moment compared to my lousy dual core) and a 500 GB hard drive instead of 300 GB (though I had trouble filling my old 120 GB).

These are a tad over $1000, but you can go to Best Buy and find a good version of these for only $800 to $1200 like I did. Sure, that's just ASUS, but mine has been very loyal to me. Hope it helps.

I assume no one got the joke, so I'll just leave it at that.
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