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Author:   wwwrupamborthakur2
Date:   Mar 03, 13 at 6:58pm (PST)
Subject:   New gaming laptop!
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Hello All,
I was looking for a gaming laptop and wanted to know what to get. I don't need portability. Basically i need a desktop replacement. These are the specs i am looking for-
i7 3940QM
GTX 680MX 2x SLI or AMD 7970 2x XFire
16 GB DDR3 @ 1600 Mhz
Blu-Ray Drive
Atleast 17.3" screen
2x 512 GB SSD in Raid + 1 Tb Hard Disc
Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional
Battery life doesn't matter that much. 2 hrs is enough.
I will basically i will use this for gaming and movie streaming hence the blu Ray drive. I will also need Wifi and Bluetooth and also the screen should have a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 and a good display. My max budget is 5000$.
So please give me some opinions on which laptop to pick. Let the answers roll in. I wanted to get this in about May!



Author:   Nagare
Date:   Mar 03, 13 at 8:11pm (PST)
Subject:   re: New gaming laptop!
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wwwrupamborthakur2 you can get all of that within an Alienware M18X. I know a lot of people give Alienware crap, but I couldn't quickly find anyone else offering SLI 680Ms so I just went with them. 18.4" 1080p screen and all. The on e I customized with a 3940XM with a 750GB HDD and 128GB SSD came out to just under $4600. Have fun with that



Author:   wwwrupamborthakur2
Date:   Mar 04, 13 at 1:25am (PST)
Subject:   re: New gaming laptop!
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Thanks for the reply Nagare but i want to know whats the best processor i can get in the Alienware.



Author:   wwwrupamborthakur2
Date:   Mar 04, 13 at 1:46am (PST)
Subject:   re: New gaming laptop!
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Also, where can i customize an Alienware.



Author:   Nagare
Date:   Mar 04, 13 at 4:20am (PST)
Subject:   re: New gaming laptop!
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Is don't know much about mobile processors so I assume that the one I chose was the best.biggest number and highest price this page should let you customize one though.



Author:   wwwrupamborthakur2
Date:   Mar 04, 13 at 7:58am (PST)
Subject:   re: New gaming laptop!
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Thanks Nagare i will see if i can get a fitting one for myself!



Author:   Nagare
Date:   Mar 04, 13 at 3:46pm (PST)
Subject:   re: New gaming laptop!
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Strangely enough, I was just browsing the For Sale/Trade forums on another site and found this guy selling his M18x. Has the 4GB 680M in SLI, 16GB of RAM, i7 2920XM @ 4.5 GHz, and a 256GB SSD with 500GB HDD. His listed price there is $2600. That processor is from 2011ish though, but should still be awesome.



Author:   wwwrupamborthakur2
Date:   Mar 04, 13 at 6:20pm (PST)
Subject:   re: New gaming laptop!
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All right but how does the 4 gb clevo 680M compare to the 2 gb Dell 680M.



Author:   Nagare
Date:   Mar 04, 13 at 6:24pm (PST)
Subject:   re: New gaming laptop!
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4GB 680M > 2GB 680M. Doesn't really matter which brand other than the cooling which I'm sure they optimize for the specific laptop anyways. Either way you should be fine for maxing out games on the 1080p screen.



Author:   helen786
Date:   Mar 04, 13 at 10:54pm (PST)
Subject:   re: New gaming laptop!
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I hope you get some idea or information from the following site.It will be helpful for you.
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2020688,00.asp



Author:   wwwrupamborthakur2
Date:   Mar 05, 13 at 1:19am (PST)
Subject:   re: New gaming laptop!
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quote Nagare
4GB 680M > 2GB 680M. Doesn't really matter which brand other than the cooling which I'm sure they optimize for the specific laptop anyways. Either way you should be fine for maxing out games on the 1080p screen.
If the Vram is the only difference then it is not worth it get the Clevo 4 GB because it costs much more than the Dell 2 GB. So is it worth it to get the extra 2 gb of vram for the cost?



Author:   Nagare
Date:   Mar 05, 13 at 3:00am (PST)
Subject:   re: New gaming laptop!
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How much of a difference in price is there? For 1080p, the 2GB should be fine.if you plan on playing via an external monitor set at higher resolution, the 4GBmay be justified.



Author:   wwwrupamborthakur2
Date:   Mar 05, 13 at 5:22am (PST)
Subject:   re: New gaming laptop!
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The Clevo 4 GB GTX 680M is over 900$- http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=680m&_osacat=58058&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313&_nkw=%09 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M&_sacat=58058

The Dell 2 GB GTX 680M is about 450$. When i was trying to customize an Alienware the price for SLI was about 450$. So i took it from there but i am not sure at all about Dell GTX 680M's.

And isn't there any Laptop with a GTX 680MX- http://www.geforce.com/hardware/notebook-gpus/geforce-gtx-680mx



Author:   wwwrupamborthakur2
Date:   Mar 05, 13 at 5:38am (PST)
Subject:   re: New gaming laptop!
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How's this laptop compared to the Alienware M18x- http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2410645,00.asp and what about these laptops- http://gaminglaptophome.com/best-gaming-laptop-comparison/



Author:   Nagare
Date:   Mar 05, 13 at 11:18am (PST)
Subject:   re: New gaming laptop!
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I found a comparison of the 680M 2GB, 680M 4GB, and a 7970M. The 4GB one is definitely the hottest in that comparison which could be a worry unless you're always at a desk and have a separate keyboard. The general consensus from this thread is that both are pretty much the same, but the 4GB should be better if you are using multiple monitors (like I said).

You can also check out a laptop round up that The Verge did which compared a few high profile choices, none with SLI though.

And for the 680MX the quick searching I did made it seem like for now it is limited to Apple hardware and eventually or soon it should spread out.


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