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Windows 7: Advice on a Gaming Laptop

08 Nov 2009   #1
ecks

Windows 7
 
 
Advice on a Gaming Laptop

Hi guys i'm helping a friend out who lives in Canada. She doesn't know much about laptops but i'm afraid my knowledge on laptops is not very good either.

This is the first option

Newegg.com - ASUS G Series G51Vx-X3A NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo P8700(2.53GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory 320GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M - Laptops / Notebooks

Is the cpu and the gpu good in that one?


This is the second option

Newegg.com - ASUS N51 Series N51Vn-X1A NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo P8700(2.53GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory 320GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M - Laptops / Notebooks

this has just about everything the same except the video card which is a GT 260M.


This is the third option

Newegg.com - ASUS N51 Series N51Vn-X1A NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo P8700(2.53GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory 320GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M - Laptops / Notebooks

This comes again with a GT 240M but with a quad CPU now.


Firstly is it worth getting a quad cpu if its 500 mhz lower then the dual core one?

The other thing, is there a huge difference in the performance between the GT 240M and the GT 260M?

If you guys could recommend anything else or one of these that would be awesome!

Thanks!


Budget around $1000


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08 Nov 2009   #2
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Gaming laptop's are useless. Crysis will crush them on high, which is the only option to play unless you can go higher. Build a new pc and spend what you save on laptops on new games. The best laptop chipset is either a 280m or one of ATI's - and that isn't saying much, a desktop 4890 is vastly better. Dual core is best unless you get a quad core with a high clock like a Phenom 955 @ 3.2GHz - equal to an E8500 in dual core games.
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08 Nov 2009   #3
ecks

Windows 7
 
 

I understand that desktop are far better but she doesn't want a desktop. I assume she will be taking the laptop around a lot but she likes to game. One thing i didn't mention was that the budget was around $1000 dollars give or take a hundred.
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08 Nov 2009   #4
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

What games does she play? New directx10 and 11 will be out if you want to play them the way they are supposed to play. Try alienware too. If not, go for the first option with a GTX260m.
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09 Nov 2009   #5
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

One of these would be good.

The Dell Online Store: Build Your System
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09 Nov 2009   #6
ecks

Windows 7
 
 

Guys dell/alienware are expensive...

Could someone kindly answer the few questions in first post

Thank you!
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09 Nov 2009   #7
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ecks View Post
Guys dell/alienware are expensive...

Could someone kindly answer the few questions in first post

Thank you!
iBUYPOWER Computer :: Battalion 101 CZ-10 [2] Ultra Notebook

This is $1052 which is a little bit over BUT there is no taxes on the purchase but of course the shipping still apllies

The reason I recommended this one over the ASUS and others above is that it is quite a bit more powerful...holds a ton of space...and the HD4650 is nothing to shake at

Browse around IBUYPOWER and play with their build configurator...you will probably find one at a better price than that
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09 Nov 2009   #8
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

You'd want something better than a 4650.
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09 Nov 2009   #9
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
You'd want something better than a 4650.
At his budget...getting anything better might be a little out of range
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09 Nov 2009   #10
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Actually...that ASUS is one hell of a deal (had to take another glance at it to see...)
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