Hello, while doing some research i found out about this awesome forum that could save me from choosing which Gaming laptop i should get.
Here we go.
1) What is your budget? Precisely 3000$
2) What size notebook would you prefer? 17'' screen
3) Where will you buying this notebook? You can select the flag of your country as an indicator. I'm not too sure about this, i'm from Canada but i can see a lot of good US Storess
4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
a. Like: Asus, Alienware, MSI, Clevo
b. Dislike: Lenovo
5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?
6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?
I'm going to be carrying it when needed to some friend house, so i'll have a backpack for this
8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? If so, please state which games or types of games?
Of course, i currently own: BF3, The Sims 3, Unreal Tournament, MW3 and a lot of MMORPG
9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
10) Would you prefer to see the notebooks you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK?
i would go to buying online without seeing
11) What OS do you prefer? Windows (XP or Vista or Windows 7), Mac OS, Linux, etc.
12) From the choices below, what screen resolution(s) would you prefer?
13) Do you want a Glossy/reflective screen or a Matte/non-glossy screen?
Any of those 2
Build Quality and Design
14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
I go for performance over sexiness
15) When are you buying this laptop?
Around end of April or beginning of May
16) How long do you want this laptop to last?
2Years+ would be nice
17) How much hard drive space do you need; 80GB to 640GB? Do you want a SSD drive?
I'm going to need a lot, i've been told to get a SSD with an Hybrid.(Combo)I don't know if they are good
18) Do you need an optical drive? If yes , a CDRW/DVD-ROM, DVD Burner or Blu-Ray drive?
if possible all those 3, but i'm more into DVD-ROM
only to specify, this is going to be my first purchase online and i'm a novice in computer. Another thing, for the power of the laptop, i want to at least be able to play BF3 at Medium or High ( i don't care about Ultra seriously ). If you need more information of my needs please ask them here.
Oh yes, i'll accept also customizing laptops ( i only know gentechpc )
Thank you !
Last edited by NyreLy; 12th April 2012 at 02:50 AM.
Reason: lil mistake
I agree with Person395. Every year around Summer time (June-August) we see new tech with better graphic and CPU capability for games and 3D graphic apps. So save your money and just buy a $1000+ laptop every year for 3 straight years instead of one monster $3000 lappy. You could always sell your 1 year laptop and keep trading up every year. And you'd still be ahead on your budget and performance/ "bragging rights of greater laptop gaming rig than your neighbor", every year.
With that budget buy a 7970m or wait for a gtx680m. They should be coming out in a month for the 7970m and maybe slightly later for 680m.
I personally think $2000 will get you a top end laptop and $3000 should get everything maxed out.
Anyway BF3 will easily run on ultra with your budget. $1500 should be what you should be looking to spend soon as you are a novice and anything more is to expensive to take around with you.
Dell looks like a good place to start along with Alienware notebooks, but for good prices also checkout Newegg for MSI and Asus brands. Maybe Alienware or Sager notebooks are other options to look for.
I don't know what is the best brand & best price on a premium laptop but (I assume they are all $100-250 overpriced compared to a real bargain deal).
Alienware is sold at Dell:range between $2000-3200 (Dual 6900M crossfire and 580M SLI) http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-m18x/fs
Thank you for all your suggestion, i've noted them as a possible purchase.
I saw today from some reading around the forums about G75 and Sager NP9170.
And i'm considering getting one of those two if they have good reviews.
So i'll be okay to wait for G75 to get released to be sure. Do you think it is a wise choice to wait or is there better ?
Last edited by NyreLy; 12th April 2012 at 04:39 PM.
G75 looks terrific with faster ivy bridge and lighter weight than old G74 models! But gpu is a 660m in the $1400 models. With your budget you might want the gpu to be better like 675m or Dual 6900M crossfire or 580M SLI. But I honestly think they're all fine and the G75 will keep you far under your budget, so you can make even a better upgrade 2 years later .
Your budget is super high considering your usage. I am getting Sager 9170 to play BF3. it costs me about $1500 but I am pretty sure that I can BF3 in high or ultra setting. For gaming, I was told that it is GPU that is a botteneck but not CPU. So, I think you should care more about GPU than CPU when you are picking amoung Laptops, and for now the best laptop GPU is Nvidias GTX 675m.