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What gaming laptop to buy without breaking my piggy bank :)?

Posted by Trixey on Jan 25, 2012

I want to buy a gaming notebook, 15'' or 17'', but don't want to spend much money. Can you recommend something guys?

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2 jonathan1250 on Jan 26, 2012
Level 3 For $899 you can get that 15-incher:​et/52305/iBUYPOWER+Battalion+1​01+W251HPQ

For $1319 17" FullHD:​et/52307/iBUYPOWER+Battalion+1​01+W170HR

There are probably quite a few companies that can get you a fairly strong gaming configurations for around $1000. IMO saving some cash for DELL Alienware or ASUS ROG entry models would be well worth the wait.
9 sgrinavi on Jan 30, 2012
Level 4 Personally I think the Sager / Clevo line of laptops is a better option for gamers - you have a very wide range of graphics cards to choose from which can be upgraded as you would any PC without any warranty issues.

They have several selections in your price range. I would look for a system with the fastest dual core i5 processor you can afford with a minimum of 6 GB of memory. An SSD is nice, but probably out of your price range right now, but be sure to get a 7200 RPM drive.

Check out the owners forum at notebook review​m/sager-clevo/

Then head over to xotic PC and configure one

If you need to compare specs of processors or graphics cards you can do so at​obile-Graphics-Cards-Benchmark-List.844.0.html​obile-Processors-Benchmarklist.2436.0.html
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1 ChiX017 on Jan 25, 2012
Level 2 We need to know your budget to give u more accurate advices..
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3 sgrinavi on Jan 27, 2012
Level 4 What is not much and what kind of games?
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4 Trixey on Jan 27, 2012
Level 3 My budget is around $900-$1000, I play different games, like to try what is newly released :))
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8 Dexter on Jan 27, 2012
Level 5 A little over $1000 -​et/43507/MSI+GE620

I expected MSI to be way cheaper, however that's their cheapest gaming notebook and despite the looks it packs a lot of power inside. Should be fine for most of the games, I think.

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