Gaming Laptop

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log300
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hey i need a new gaming laptop but i dont know what i will buy somone have any ideas?

Hilmar
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Games you are playing?

Vortex88
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ASUS makes some really nice gaming laptops. It'll probably depend on what kind of games you're going to be playing, but if you're looking for a gaming laptop, I'm going to assume the most demanding games.

Here are some to consider:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220668

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220639

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220669

There are also some laptops out there that have Core i7 CPU's, but they're only clocked at 1.6Ghz.

Also, here's one from Toshiba to consider (has a Core i5, but GPU and resolution isn't as good):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834114796

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Yes, I would have to agree with Vortex. ASUS makes some really nice G series Republic of Gamers notebooks for mid-range gaming.

Vortex88
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Here's two more that are really nice (I'm still a little skeptical about a 1.6Ghz i7 though):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220695

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220704

Both of them come with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 and 8GB of ram. The only thing that I feel is missing is a blu-ray drive, and I would also like to see a higher clocked processor.

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Yeah, ASUS has recently released their G73 series gaming notebooks to the American market equipped with an i7 mobile, 8GB DDR3, and DX11 GPU.

Vortex88
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Do you think it's really worth it though with only a 1.6Ghz processor?

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Yes. I'm glad ASUS spent more on the video card than on the CPU because it is a "gaming" laptop, after all.

Hilmar
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Even though it says 1.6 ghz its quite fast. Turbo Boost guys!
And if you would find a Core 2 cpu at 1.6 ghz the i7 would beat it. Core clock is just a number! Not saying it doesnt matter, but the architechture is more important.

Vortex88
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If you had a Core 2 operate at 2.1Ghz wouldn't it beat out the i7 though? And what is Turbo Boost anyway?

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Asus G51VX is a beast.

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No it would not-the i7 is hyperthreaded so it can do up to 40% more at the same clock+turbo boost means that when a core is under load it "clocks up" faster than the normal speed.

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Vortex88
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Oh, well then get the i7 version, lol. Sounds amazing.

Hilmar
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THe i7s turbo mode can clock it to about 2.8 GHZ.
Also Hyper Threading makes each core emulate 2 cores. Giving you 8 threads. Turbo mode is nice in laptops, because when you dont need extra power you save battery :)
That CPU is extreme, so spend money on a graphics card, thats what makes most of the gaming difference.

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Asus simply can't be beat when you factor in price, quality, and performance. If you are looking for an all out bad boy and don't mind spending around 1500 I suggest you get an Alienware with an intel i/3/5/7 and a GTX 260 or better.

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