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    Buying a gaming laptop, need suggestions.

    Yes, it has to be a laptop. I'm in DEP with the air force, and I can't drag a desktop rig around with me after I finish basic training.


    Intel i7 processor [preferably the 4700HQ (Quad core w/ hyperthreading)]
    AT LEAST 8gb ram; preferable 12+
    Solid state drive or 7200RPM HDD
    17-17.9 inch screen
    DEDICATED NVIDIA GeForce 765, 770, 780 with 2 or 3 gb of ram.
    Backlit keyboard

    My budget can not exceed $1800, preferably less than $1600.


    I was originally looking at the ASUS G750JW and G750JX but they apparently have some problems with their keyboards and screens. I've hit a brick wall in selecting an alternative. MSI has a lot that would fit these specifications, but they have so damn many and I can only compare 3 at a time on their website. Need some suggestions.
    Last edited by Disturbed; 09-27-2013 at 10:42 PM.


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    I know it has to be a laptop, but for gaming you are better of getting a desktop, or a console

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    Or get an Alienware

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    Quote Originally Posted by InSane-sKilz View Post
    I know it has to be a laptop, but for gaming you are better of getting a desktop, or a console
    Quote Originally Posted by Disturbed View Post
    Yes, it has to be a laptop.
    Read god damn it.

    Quote Originally Posted by InSane-sKilz View Post
    Or get an Alienware
    Alienwares are complete and utter shit. I would literally rather have a fucking toddler build my computer than those hacks.
    When the earth is changed into a humid dungeon,
    In which Hope like a bat
    Goes beating the walls with her timid wings
    And knocking her head against the rotten ceiling;
    When the rain stretching out its endless train
    Imitates the bars of a vast prison
    And a silent horde of loathsome spiders
    Comes to spin their webs in the depths of our brains,
    All at once the bells leap with rage
    And hurl a frightful roar at heaven,
    Even as wandering spirits with no country
    Burst into a stubborn, whimpering cry.
    — And without drums or music, long hearses
    Pass by slowly in my soul; Hope, vanquished,
    Weeps, and atrocious, despotic Anguish
    On my bowed skull plants her black flag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aborted View Post
    Alienwares are complete and utter shit. I would literally rather have a fucking toddler build my computer than those hacks.
    This
    this
    and
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    @7200 RPM I might just leave the default hard drive in...

    I might be able to get the ASUS g750 JX (I was looking mostly at the JW ) at cost. If I can't, or the at-cost is still ~1600+ I'll probably do this. Thanks.


    (The JX seems to only have one of the problems that the JW does, and it's solved by removing a piece of bloatware.)
    Last edited by Disturbed; 09-28-2013 at 11:00 PM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by InSane-sKilz View Post
    I know it has to be a laptop, but for gaming you are better of getting a desktop, or a console
    i don't mean to be rude, but that was an extraordinarily useless remark... he clearly said he can't get a desktop. we're trying to help him find a laptop... as far as your computer sir, i'd get a new an Alienware 14 (customize it to your budget on their site).

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3kc View Post
    i don't mean to be rude, but that was an extraordinarily useless remark... he clearly said he can't get a desktop. we're trying to help him find a laptop... as far as your computer sir, i'd get a new an Alienware 14 (customize it to your budget on their site).
    Alienware is overpriced. Asus and MSI both have better laptops for less cash, and if you're really budget conscious you could get a customized Sager built on a Clevo.


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    Agreed,Alienware is really overpriced + most of their products are not good.

    If you want a decent gaming laptop,I think that building one yourself would be a good idea,since it would probably cost you less money.But anyhow that's just my opinion
    “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."

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    I would prefer a Alienware x14. From there, start upgrading all the things you want. It starts at only $999

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