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Old 03-11-2012, 08:38 PM   #1
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Gaming laptop

Ive been thinking about getting a new laptop for gaming and work. Seems like every sub 500$ laptop I have or have had, has had problems.
I don't know much about gaming laptops other than I want to be able to run games like mass effect 3 and bf3. I have a 360 and ps3 but am wanting something portable for trips and to be reliable.

I was looking into alienware m11x and the asus 74sx. Anyone have any suggestions?

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Alienware is probably what I would go with as that's what they're designed for. Cnet has a review of the m11x. They mentioned the M11x R3 which has some upgraded features.
http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/alie...e&tag=mncol;1n

Note that it doesn't come with an Optical drive so you'll probably need an external one for installs.
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I personally am an ASUS fan I use their MoBo in my gaming desktop and plan on picking up one of the G74SX when my laptop craps out.
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how much is that lap top in the picture?
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how much is that lap top in the picture?
$899
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Alienware is probably what I would go with as that's what they're designed for. Cnet has a review of the m11x. They mentioned the M11x R3 which has some upgraded features.
http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/alie...e&tag=mncol;1n

Note that it doesn't come with an Optical drive so you'll probably need an external one for installs.
r3 jsut means the updated version right? Ill definitely be buying new
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r3 jsut means the updated version right? Ill definitely be buying new
I think so. I didn't see the R3 in the name of any store that sold them. I'd probably buy it from Dell just for the support you would get by buying it from them. Look for some Dell Coupons on eBay. Sometimes you can find some decent coupons that can cut the cost or give free shipping.
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Time to bump this thread as Im about ready to buy one, any computer gurus out there?

Im looking to spend 1100+- 100

This is what im looking at right now.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834200417
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i have an m11x and love it! id say go alienware it runs fast and smooth! well worth it!
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i have an m11x and love it! id say go alienware it runs fast and smooth! well worth it!
Hows the screen and not having a disk drive?
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the screen isnt bad at all i came from a 13 inch mackbook pro and had no problems and the disk drive isnt a big deal most everything can be downloaded online
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Good to know, I have my 32in lcd tv hooked up to my computer
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Xotic PC has some sweet deals, and cyberpower also has good prices. However, you have to select very carefully with Cyberpower. You really get what you pay for with them. (order crap -> get crap)

I had an old M15X and the Video card went out after two years. Wouldnt be too bad if you could replace them. I liked it, but I think you can get more bang for your buck with some lessor known companies. Just as good quality, just doesnt have that nice alien head
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Good to know, I have my 32in lcd tv hooked up to my computer
haha i have mine hooked up to my samsung tv too!
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Ive been to both of those sites, seemed like decent prices but I didnt know what the hell I was looking at as far as all the upgrades and hop up parts you can put on them.
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Ive been to both of those sites, seemed like decent prices but I didnt know what the hell I was looking at as far as all the upgrades and hop up parts you can put on them.

Xotic PC is super customer friendly. You could call them and just tell um your price range and what your looking for. They would walk you through the whole thing
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Xotic PC is super customer friendly. You could call them and just tell um your price range and what your looking for. They would walk you through the whole thing
Ill give them a call sometime tomorrow then, I just know so little about what all the tech specs of a computer means
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just out of curiosity, what games are you guys into? also i know someone who had an alienware a few years ago and loved it.
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just out of curiosity, what games are you guys into? also i know someone who had an alienware a few years ago and loved it.
I have played so many, but right now Ive been playing bf3, ghost recon, skyrim, minecraft and I would like to play some of the pc only games but I dont have a pc to run them
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I have played so many, but right now Ive been playing bf3, ghost recon, skyrim, minecraft and I would like to play some of the pc only games but I dont have a pc to run them
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