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Need a gaming laptop...which brand

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WHICH LAPTOP?
Which should i get
I need a laptop but i don't know which to get can someone help me?
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04/20/2013 3:35 am
Level 58 Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
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Locked for necro
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04/20/2013 2:15 am
Level 39 Artisan Architect
mrjrbacon
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Asus for sure.
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02/14/2013 10:02 pm
Level 29 Expert Spider Rider
lotmom
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I swear, if you go for a mac...
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02/14/2013 10:45 pm
Level 18 Journeyman Narwhal
swalshey123
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im not
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02/14/2013 9:29 pm
Level 13 Journeyman Musician
Ehnderzz
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I use a macBook pro, but I bought massive upgrades to RAM and memory. :p So...
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02/14/2013 9:56 pm
Level 44 Master Narwhal
MegaNarwhal_
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But RAM is memory.

Anyway, the brand DOES NOT matter, it's the specs that matter. Any given Dell laptop won't perform better than an HP laptop with the same specs. If you've been using Windows for a long time and have a lot of programs that you use, I wouldn't recommend getting a Mac. I have a crappy HP all-in-one desktop with an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz processor, 4 gigs of RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS, and on average I get 100fps or more in Minecraft. For a relatively future-proof, fast laptop, I'd recommend:

Operating system: Windows 7 64-Bit. Windows 8 is a pain in the ass to use, I've experienced it first hand. Go with 7, you'll thank me. As for the 64-bit part, you can't use more than 4 gigs of RAM unless you have a 64-bit OS.

Processor: 2-4 cores, at least 2GHz but preferably around 3

RAM: 4 to 8 gigs, I'd go with 6-8 so you can dedicate extra to Minecraft if you want
Graphics card: Specs are too confusing here, so I'd just go with something that's at least $100...

Hard drive: If you aren't abusive with your hard drive (I know I am ) I'd go with an SSD, maybe 320 gigs.

Anyway, do some searching and find the right laptop for you. Remember, it's not the Alienware sticker that matters, it's what's inside the computer. Hope I helped
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02/14/2013 9:05 pm
Level 1 New Network
CaptainAshicus
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Well my specs are windows 8 hp beats audio. but honestly with MC i wouldnt use windows 8 because its a pain with everything being an "app" but thats just my personal opinion. It runs with little to no lag, very rarely will it crash so hp is my vote.

good luck with your Laptop decision
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02/14/2013 9:01 pm
Level 37 Artisan Princess
Dialga
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alien ware use all the same components as dell like soup said
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02/14/2013 8:54 pm
Level 8 Apprentice Architect
_Tom_
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I would have to recommend A Dell Alien Ware gaming laptop, not to big in size, but what size it lacks, it makes up for in Memory/ capacity etc.
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02/14/2013 8:45 pm
Level 37 Artisan Princess
Dialga
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a suggest dell with windows 7 or 8. their really good for gaming
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02/14/2013 8:46 pm
Level 16 Journeyman Wolf Whisperer
DeleteThisPleaseThan
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But the motherboards are flimsy and cheap.
ive gone through 2 dells within 3 years.
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02/14/2013 8:59 pm
Level 37 Artisan Princess
Dialga
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ive gone through one dell within 6 years. no joke
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02/14/2013 8:39 pm
Level 7 Apprentice Explorer
MrWaffler
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If it's for school, go laptop. If you want power, Macbooks are high priced, but HELLA good. Just because it doesn't say 'FOR GAMING' on it, you TRY and find a game a Macbook Pro won't handle.
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02/14/2013 8:36 pm
Level 48 Master Artist
Soda
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I would actually highly suggest a desktop. Much, much more power.
Around the same price range of most laptops.
I run minecraft at around 150+ FPS, Chivialry, and League of Legends around the same. On max settings. Though I paid around 1000 bucks for my computer (same as most decent laptops today) it was very worth it for gaming.
Try Cyberpowerpc.com
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02/14/2013 8:34 pm
Level 16 Journeyman Wolf Whisperer
DeleteThisPleaseThan
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heres a good generic image of balance i made.



Seriously though. Get technical and find the one with the best balance in hardware.(not to mention cooling)
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02/14/2013 8:24 pm
Level 1 New Explorer
OnyxTitan
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I have an HP Pavilion dv6 and I hardly have any lag
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02/14/2013 8:21 pm
Level 36 Artisan Network
-Rusty-
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An HP (what I have)

I have a desktop computor, thats of course, HP, and it runs minecraft up to 69-89 FPS
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02/14/2013 8:19 pm
Level 21 Expert Engineer
rock1234rock1234
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I say get an HP they are the best kind of computes mine is a HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC.
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02/14/2013 8:15 pm
Level 50 Grandmaster Grump
Azie
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"GreenGemExtreme"Alienware.


"Daryoush2000"It all depends on what you will use it for. If you're going to mainly use it for games I recommend Alienware.


Don't buy Alienware. You can buy a computer with the same specs for $500 less. Dell knows that Alienware has been branded as "a gaming computer". Just because it says "gaming computer" on the label doesn't mean it'll be good for gaming at all.

For example, I need a new laptop for both gaming and for college. My mom immediately started looking at Alienware laptops starting at $2000. I was able to find a $1500 ASUS with nearly the same specs and a better graphics card and more RAM.
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02/14/2013 8:07 pm
Level 2 Apprentice Miner
GreenGemExtreme
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Alienware
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02/14/2013 8:05 pm
Level 18 Journeyman Narwhal
swalshey123
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I might make my own or get an ASUS
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02/14/2013 12:22 am
Level 33 Artisan Dolphin
notnobody
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Check out

Cybergamingpc.com
Pretty good prices.
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02/13/2013 10:30 pm
Level 14 Journeyman Dragon
CodeMasterCody
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Try a MacBook Air Cause You Can't Get a Virus on it so Try That Laptop it's Small & if You Type in You're School Name on Apple.com You Will Get a Discount
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02/13/2013 11:04 pm
Level 33 Artisan Dragon
Find Them Creepers
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Macbook Airs, ( Like most apple products) Are Over priced ( ) and the Air isn't meant for gaming. I don't know where you heard it can't get viruses, but that's definitely not true. It really depends how cautious you are in the internet.
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02/13/2013 10:51 pm
Level 50 Grandmaster Baconator
Diamonddozen
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I don't know about the school name thing, but the can't get viruses is a lie. Apple products can get viruses just like Microsoft products. The difference is virus coders don't want to waist their time with Apple, because of the number of people. The viruses are there just in fewer places.

Anyways, I suggest a Dell. I personally don't have a Dell, but my friend has one, and it seems to work very well. You can run multiple programs at once.
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02/13/2013 10:28 pm
Level 33 Artisan Dragon
Find Them Creepers
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I use my Dell Inspiron, Core I5, It runs minecraft well, for me (With optifine) Around 50 FPS... If you want to have flawless FPS, (In other words, around 100) I would go with a desktop because they have raw power... If you want portable gaming, I would suggest going for a moderately priced laptop with lots of RAM and Dedicated Graphics.
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02/13/2013 10:08 pm
Level 25 Expert Scribe
_DioM_
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I find it best to build your own desktop.

Possibly cheaper, more fun, and a great experience all around.
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02/13/2013 9:48 pm
Level 21 Expert Pokemon
_Nemesi5_
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I use a Compaq Presario CQ56 and it works very well.
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02/13/2013 9:28 pm
Level 18 Journeyman Narwhal
swalshey123
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If i were to make mods on it which should I use
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02/13/2013 9:25 pm
Level 1 New Explorer
Larvitarian
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"piratescott"Usually toshiba or asus, they're reliable, have good customer service compared to the dreaded HP, and others that just repeat excuses.(snip)

I agree. I have a $300 toshiba satellite, and I easily run a good 30 fps on minez.
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02/13/2013 9:18 pm
Level 11 Journeyman Modder
Goudeyman
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the one im using is a quad core amd and it can play skyrim on full hd no lag 30fps and it has a 500 gb hardrive
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02/13/2013 9:13 pm
Level 69 High Grandmaster Button Pusher
the_soup
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Whatever you do, be sure to comparison shop. Some (most) of the big-name brands can and will rip you off, so the best way to avoid that is to really do some comparison shopping. Laptops have a shorter lifespan than desktops and they're much more difficult to fix if they break, so you really want to make sure you don't end up throwing money away by overpaying.
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02/13/2013 9:11 pm
Level 3 Apprentice Miner
Pikchuu
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02/13/2013 9:07 pm
Level 30 Artisan Geek
Z645
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If you're asking for a Gaming Laptop. Please don't even bother XD
You're pretty much doing what one of the posts on first page said. You're better off with a desktop, can do much better.
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02/13/2013 9:06 pm
Level 18 Journeyman Narwhal
swalshey123
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How much will it cost?
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02/13/2013 9:03 pm
Level 3 Apprentice Miner
Pikchuu
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Alienware is a shit laptop, it freezes up alot, make your own gaming computer
or get a cyberpowerpc
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02/13/2013 8:57 pm
Level 26 Expert Geek
RoboSharks
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I would use HP Pavilion g7-2240us 17.3" Laptop


It is great with gaming, I can host a server and play minecraft, or I can have 2 minecrafts open no lagg with highest settings, I can also record with camtasia
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02/13/2013 8:52 pm
Level 13 Journeyman Architect
xXEthanPowerXx
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Go with a desktop. If you can. If not, look for a intel i7 laptop or intel i5. If you go with i5 make sure it is 2.5ghz + with quad cores
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02/13/2013 6:42 am
Level 38 Artisan Pirate
piratescott
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Usually toshiba or asus, they're reliable, have good customer service compared to the dreaded HP, and others that just repeat excuses.

Toshiba have their own page of driver downloads for each seperate laptop if anything ever goes wrong software wise (toshiba does not sure about asus)

Asus laptops have a realy good cooling system (not using fans) that makes them more like a fridge than a leg burner.

Both have a good history and barely any complaints, but I'd usually say asus is cheaper than toshiba mainly if you're looking for price, but that all depends on where you buy from.

Then there's Alienware, you can get premade or custom made, but theyre bought out by HP I believe, so if they don't have their own customer service seperate, I wouldn't trust them. Plus money for value, they overcharge but I guess thats for the labour put in to make the laptop

I gave up on laptops though, too small for me, just built a gaming tower and plugged it into my tv
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02/13/2013 6:34 am
Level 30 Artisan Ranger
Polar_The_Archer
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Alienware FTW
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02/13/2013 8:58 pm
Level 18 Journeyman Narwhal
swalshey123
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Plz stop spamming that
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02/13/2013 6:36 am
Level 18 Journeyman Narwhal
swalshey123
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Some say it is good, some say it is bad
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02/13/2013 6:38 am
Level 30 Artisan Ranger
Polar_The_Archer
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I have a ITV desktop thing idk really
i just heard that Alienware was really good for gaming....
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02/13/2013 3:30 am
Level 38 Artisan Enderdragon
tom101_12
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do not buy an alienware unless there are desktop they are over priced i would suggest this site pccasegear.com
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02/13/2013 3:35 am
Level 55 Grandmaster Programmer
kippykip
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or just go to a computer shop and ask for custom...
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02/13/2013 3:15 am
Level 55 Grandmaster Programmer
kippykip
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You most likely don't want a desktop but laptops aren't as cheap desktops and are ridiculously godawful even if it's expensive, if your trying to do let's plays, recording etc, buy a desktop, if your bringing it to school and over friends houses everyday then get a laptop

What I recommend:
Click to reveal
Custom built gaming computer
nuff said
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02/13/2013 8:48 pm
Level 19 Journeyman Architect
pixeledme
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I would not agree with that statement about laptops... Any computer is only as good as the upgrades you choose to customize it with. I would never recommend just buying a laptop or desktop for that matter, off the shelf in a store with basic, factory pre-sets. You need to upgrade 3 main components in every computer: Ram, Processor, and Graphics Card... Unless the computer you are buying is already equipped with really good specifications.

The reason why a lot of people recommend Lenovo, is because their parts are not cheap... not like a lot of the ones you will find in a BestBuy or Apple store. But just about any computer can become a "gaming" computer with the correct amount of upgrades ... you just must have had a bad experience with a cheap laptop
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02/13/2013 3:14 am
Level 51 Grandmaster Network
Lithia
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i found a few good ones here
http://www.chillblast.com
I believe they allow custom builds?

Id have to say at least 8gigs of ram
a 64bit OS
and maybe over 4.40 GHZ of processing power
and of course a good graphics card like the radeon graphics cards

Remember to keep your insides nice and cool!
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02/13/2013 3:19 am
Level 44 Master Enderdragon
l_Pro_Assassin
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4.40GHz!! That is overkill, seriously. I haven't even seen a game that requires more than 3.4GHz. It is obvious that you don't know much about PCs.
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02/13/2013 6:29 am
Level 18 Journeyman Narwhal
swalshey123
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