Thin and Light 11-14 notebooks gaming worth compendium 2013 update

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by Karamazovmm, May 10, 2012.

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  1. JTF2

    JTF2 Notebook Consultant

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    I think Asus may be notorious for having overweight laptops in their mid-range. I believe this 14" weights 5.7 pounds, which is roughly 2.5/2.6kg. It was a minor sacrifice compared to 2-2.5 hours of battery life during note taking, however.

    Sadly, at the time, it was one of the best value budget gaming laptops around, at a cool $1k +. Oh, technology...
     
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    krismax24 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Ah I see the troublemaker Y480 from the previous thread did not make the cut.. was it bc of weight?
     
  3. Karamazovmm

    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    it was because it packs a old gpu, with not enough power, waiting for the revision, but I will add it, and put a note to it. Have to see the weight though

    NEIN NEIN NEIN NEIN! no laptop will come over that weight!

    Im even thinking of putting the acer timeline U m3, although 15'' it weights much less! or the envy 6t!

    the weight as the size is important for mobility!

    Im going to put the second post for the notebooks that didnt make the cut, maybe someone doesnt care about the excess
     
  4. Xrave

    Xrave Notebook Enthusiast

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    Gigabyte P2542G (unreleased), 2.6kg with GTX 660M

    Market is pretty stagnant right now though, this thread will probably sink due to lack of new materials. I'll look forward to reading it in two weeks/a month, however :)
     
  5. Karamazovmm

    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    its 15'' and weights too much, although its lighter than the usual laptops that come with that gpu
     
  6. RefinedPower

    RefinedPower Notebook Deity

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    the Gigabyte U2442 looks promising... wonder if it will be a kepler GPU or the old fermi rebadge.

    has thunderbolt though which is nice.

    I never had a gigabyte laptop though... they have decent build quality/customer support?
     
  7. Karamazovmm

    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    I never saw a gigabyte laptop in my life. so dunno about the build quality and the CS, just hoping that the gpu is indeed kepler
     
  8. forumbrah

    forumbrah Notebook Guru

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    yea, that u2442N looks great

    the Pxxx with the yellow lid....nice specs..not so nice choice of colour
     
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    krismax24 Notebook Enthusiast

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    The GPU is old, but power?

    Edit: I may be mistaken but I was under the impression that "Intel Core I7-3610QM Processor ( 2.30GHz 1333MHz 6MB)" was pretty good..
     
  10. Karamazovmm

    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    the power comment is related to the gpu, the 640m. The real one, not the LE that they put, squashes it, its a 30% increase.

    yes the 3610qm is quite a great cpu, no need to upgrade past that
     
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