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#844679 - 10/25/12 04:16 PM Top 10 Best Gaming Laptops
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#844994 - 10/26/12 04:35 PM Re: Top 10 Best Gaming Laptops [Re: Donald]
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#845007 - 10/26/12 05:02 PM Re: Top 10 Best Gaming Laptops [Re: Donald]
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I think that site is mostly an advertisement for certain companies.

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#845150 - 10/27/12 10:48 AM Re: Top 10 Best Gaming Laptops [Re: Donald]
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And very pricey.... eek
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#845423 - 10/28/12 01:13 PM Re: Top 10 Best Gaming Laptops [Re: Donald]
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Pricey it is!!! I would like to get a new laptop but I really have no idea where to even start. I will tell you that there is no way in the world that I can afford any of the ones on that site. Are they really that expensive to get a decent laptop? I play adventure and lots of casual gaming. Some of the casuals lately are struggling with my computer and I have never had that problem before. Anyway does anyone have any recommendations for a decent laptop that let's say is not over $1,000.00. I've gone on the HP site and the Dell site but because I really am not that computer literate when it comes to building my own, I have no idea what I need and what I don't. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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Barbara

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#845499 - 10/28/12 07:12 PM Re: Top 10 Best Gaming Laptops [Re: Donald]
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Slyone you have to pay attention when it comes to lap tops. EcollegePC does not do lap tops however Cyberpower does. Several on here say they are reliable. I never dealt with them. However as I said you have to take care. Here is a link to Cyberpower's site. Note the page opens to their GAMING NOTEBOOK PAGE However, I'd take that with a grain of salt. Please note on that page they have a notebook for $699. There is no way it qualifies as a gaming notebook. When you dig down you discover it has Intel HD Graphics 4000 DirectX 11 Support Integrated Video. The absolute last thing you want for gaming. Worthless is the best descriptor I can think of for that non video card. It could not handle Sims 2. Now then for $839 they have one with, NVIDIA GT 650M 2GB PCIe Video. And $899 another with NVIDIA GT 640M 2GB PCIe Video.

Here is a link to that page

Cyberpower Notebooks

Here is a link to the Nvidia 650 info

Nvidia GT650M

A link to Nvidia GT640M
Nvidia GT640M

This is a start and you can see there are a few below $1,000. Either of these video cards should handle the games you want to play.

As you can see on Cyberpowers site you can customize those notebooks to certain extent. They do not offer a choice in video cards for the two I pointed to and they did not offer an upgrade from the integrated graphics on the lowest costs one.

But keep checking back there are more than a few who can answer questions and point you in the right direction on the choices offered in "customize" section.

I would not trust Dell or HP because often they give you too little info and charge more for stuff you do not want and neither of them charge a reasonable price for video cards they offer.

I hope this helps to get you started. You can see it can be done.

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#845530 - 10/28/12 09:48 PM Re: Top 10 Best Gaming Laptops [Re: Donald]
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Thank you oldmariner. That is definitely a start. I appreciate your help very much.

Barbara

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#847340 - 11/05/12 11:48 PM Re: Top 10 Best Gaming Laptops [Re: Donald]
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Great information, and very timely for me.

Three years ago, knowing nothing about gaming laptops, I took a chance on my 18" Acer gaming laptop (Aspire 8730). I took a bit of good-natured ridicule for buying an Acer for gaming, but I got the last laugh. It's been fantastic, running everything perfectly, even new RPG's. Only this year have I begun to encounter limitations. It's still going strong, but I know I'll have to replace it soon. I'll have a look at these ones. They look pricey compared to my Acer, though.

Cheers.
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