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#1 +McCordRm

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 17:46

No replies in the gaming thread... bah.

 

So I'm going to splurge on a gaming laptop for the wife. She's biting at the bit for one with EQ Next coming out.

I was looking at the Razer Blade Pro (it small, light, and has that groovy screen/touchpad thing) but it's not

upgradeable. I'd like to have more memory and hard drive space.

 

There are a couple of "custom" sites that let you have artwork/paintjobs on the laptop, so that would be nifty.

So far: FalconNW and Origin come to mind. Any others I should look into?




#2 Mindovermaster

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 18:00

What does she play? Why not just make her a desktop? Easier to upgrade.

 

Ibuypower is pretty good, too.



#3 +Brando212

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 18:04

when i get a new gaming laptop after tax season I plan to get one of the MSI GS70s

i was planning on getting a razor blade as well before this came out a few months back. they seem promising

http://www.msimobile...px?cid=6&id=409

 

(edit: fixed link, had linked wrong model)



#4 Xerino

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 22:19

Cant go wrong with the Acer "Ferarri" Series, Alienware is always a good choice as well, MSI does pretty good ones too, Razer not so sure, I mean they are super thin, super light, and pretty powerful, but at the prices they want, you would be better off just buying a macbook pro lol



#5 Bray

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 01:54

what's your budget?



#6 Bray

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 01:55

Look at here http://pcgamerhome.c...ops-under-1000/



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 02:23

Cant go wrong with the Acer "Ferarri" Series, Alienware is always a good choice as well, MSI does pretty good ones too, Razer not so sure, I mean they are super thin, super light, and pretty powerful, but at the prices they want, you would be better off just buying a macbook pro lol

 

I tried gaming on a MacBook Pro. Gets way too hot, noisy fan, and uncomfortable on the wrists.



#8 nvllsvm

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 02:24

Sager makes some powerful, although ugly, laptops for decent prices. I was thinking about picking up a Sager NP8265 from XOTIC PC.



#9 +goretsky

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 05:56

Hello,

 

A few manufacturers that have gaming laptop sections on their websites:

 

•  Alienware / Dell

•  ASUS

•  AVA Direct

•  Falcon Northwest

•  Lenovo

•  Maingear

•  Origin PC

•  Sager Notebook Computer

•  Toshiba

•  Widow PC

 

Perhaps one of these will meet your needs.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky



#10 dead.cell

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 06:12

CNet has some pretty reliable reviews, but I always cross reference if anything.

 

http://reviews.cnet....101502_9614452_

 

Also, take into consideration whatever warranties are offered at the places you shop. I prefer desktop computers for PC gaming, but if a laptop is a must, then I personally wouldn't want to spend $1000+ on what could essentially become a brick if something were to go out that's not easily replaceable. Just food for thought.



#11 chrisj1968

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 06:13

Qosimo by Toshiba are nice. Toshiba has great customer support and repair services.



#12 MissGalvin

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 15:09

Toshiba Satellite (if you need to be on the move) or Toshiba Qosmio.



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 15:20

Qosimo by Toshiba are nice. Toshiba has great customer support and repair services.

True. A friend of mine told me how Toshiba repaired his laptop which he dropped on the ground by accident.