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    Default what is a good gaming laptop

    Hi,
    im looking for a customisable gaming laptop. I was looking at the alienware m18x but was wondering if there are more options.
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    Default Re: what is a good gaming laptop

    Gaming + Laptop = ???

    If you're planning on playing all the recent games you'll have more than a few problems using a "Gaming Laptop". Better off saving up and buying a Desktop.
    Laptops arnt very customisable either..just throwing that in there.
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    Default Re: what is a good gaming laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by EmoCat View Post
    Gaming + Laptop = ???

    If you're planning on playing all the recent games you'll have more than a few problems using a "Gaming Laptop". Better off saving up and buying a Desktop.
    Laptops arnt very customisable either..just throwing that in there.
    I need something with the power of a desktop but something that is easy to move around. check out the alienware website and have a look at the custom specs.

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    Default Re: what is a good gaming laptop

    The Internet moves in mysterious ways.

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    Default Re: what is a good gaming laptop

    A small custom gaming PC with wheels.
    An Alienware is probably the best laptop for gaming, the Razer Blade is quite good too. Laptops are terrible for upgrading, once it's out of date you pretty much have to chuck it out. . If you want to play games and upgrade get a desktop
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    Default Re: what is a good gaming laptop

    Thanks

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    Default Re: what is a good gaming laptop

    It'll cost you a fortune if it's any good, serious gaming laptops cost double what a good desktop does and still aren't as powerful.
    How portable do you want it? a SFF pc can be built to game and be quite portable with careful choosing of components, although SLI is not really an option for SFF.

    You want an i5 or i7, 4GB or more of RAM, and the fastest mobile graphics card you can get. The m18x spec-wise looks about as good as it gets, the dual 580M/6990M is about equivalent to a pair of GTX560's in SLI which is pretty damn nice. Probably overkill in fact.

    My lounge PC is a micro ATX board in a silverstone sugo SG06 case. I've had a GTX460 in there and gamed @ 1080P quite successfully as an experiment. With 8GB of RAM and an i5 2500 it's hard to match with a laptop and a lot cheaper. That case allows 10.5" cards I think, there are slightly larger ones that allow full length cards.
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    Default Re: what is a good gaming laptop

    I was thinking of waiting for alienware m18x r2 and getting ivy bridge and nVidia geforce 675m sli. would it be worth it and do you think i could make a 3D setup with the gpu and a external display

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    Default Re: what is a good gaming laptop

    The m18x r2 sounds about the best you can get for a laptop, custom desktops are more bang for your buck, that's if you select the right parts at the right time.
    You could easily setup external display.
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    Default Re: what is a good gaming laptop

    Thanks for the help

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