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Title: Buying a laptop
Post by: zlake on June 11, 2012, 12:42:26 am
I was thinking of buying a gaming laptop. With work I go all over the damn place. In a year I'm hopping to have a job that I wont hardly be stateside and just be flying all over the damn world.

Anyway I need a laptop for gaming

I was thinking of getting on from cyberpower or ibuypower.
Id build my own but too bad newegg does not offer the parts for it.

Any input on where to get a good deal would be great. Don't say dell since they are overpriced fuckers.
Title: Re: Buying a laptop
Post by: XJ on June 11, 2012, 01:12:02 am
Get a good one.
Title: Re: Buying a laptop
Post by: zlake on June 11, 2012, 01:16:27 am
y3S
Title: Re: Buying a laptop
Post by: Coronel_Niel on June 11, 2012, 01:18:23 am
Buy alienware.
Be lazy and waste 2 grand.
Jack off over your new "Super Cool Laptop"
Some random guy bought one just as powerful for 1 grand.
 :icon_cry2
Title: Re: Buying a laptop
Post by: MrMedic on June 11, 2012, 01:21:58 am
Buy alienware.
Be lazy and waste 2 grand.
Jack off over your new "Super Cool Laptop"
Some random guy bought one just as powerful for 1 grand.
 :icon_cry2

Im in ts now.
Title: Re: Buying a laptop
Post by: Coronel_Niel on June 11, 2012, 01:27:23 am
Buy alienware.
Be lazy and waste 2 grand.
Jack off over your new "Super Cool Laptop"
Some random guy bought one just as powerful for 1 grand.
 :icon_cry2

Im in ts now.

Your in the wrong TS
Title: Re: Buying a laptop
Post by: zlake on June 11, 2012, 01:29:58 am
Buy alienware.
Be lazy and waste 2 grand.
Jack off over your new "Super Cool Laptop"
Some random guy bought one just as powerful for 1 grand.
 :icon_cry2
Alien were you are buying mostly a brand name tbh. You are paying x ammount for the brand name.
Title: Re: Buying a laptop
Post by: ZOldDude on June 11, 2012, 03:53:38 am
Wait until the end of summer.
Prices will both drop and the latest amd apu will be sold by all the laptop builders.

Myself I am waiting for the GPU/CPU and board prices to drop at about the same time for my main system rebuild that has been offline for 2 months or so now.
Title: Re: Buying a laptop
Post by: zlake on June 11, 2012, 04:01:54 am
Thank you for the info on price trends. Ill start searching again around September than.
Title: Re: Buying a laptop
Post by: ZOldDude on June 11, 2012, 09:12:29 am
Thank you for the info on price trends. Ill start searching again around September than.

I'm thinking...October.
Just before the upswing for the Xmas up pricing as per past yearly trends.
Title: Re: Buying a laptop
Post by: [TKC]Symantic on June 11, 2012, 08:13:26 pm
im using me a dell 17.47" studio at the current time. Im a fan of building my own tower rigs, but fkn laptops go to a reputable company and get a fkn parts warranty.

You said not to say dell because they are just overpriced. Well, they may be over-priced, but ive never had another company overnight me a new print head + new ink for a problem i did myself. i called after 5:00PM and i got it before noon, the next day. I wasn't even aware that our shipping system was so fast out here.


But, when you pay dell you are paying for the customer service, and when you find that you longer have time to piss off hours a day fixing everything in your life all the fkn time, send em the extra couple bucks just so you can have a day to fk off in the future.

Something magical happens when you start to value your time more than everyone elses, try it for a few months and see if things don't improve for you a bit. (disclaimer: Im not held responsible when you misrepresent the definition of being an asshole and loose all your friends). Just have it in your mind that if you are making 75 an hour, it is financially beneficial to hire someone else to make your damn food and wash your shit.


Title: Re: Buying a laptop
Post by: joopig on June 11, 2012, 08:56:02 pm
I have the Dell XPS 17, its a very good laptop.
Title: Re: Buying a laptop
Post by: darkrounge on June 11, 2012, 10:50:40 pm
Laptops are "alright" if you're continuously on the move.
Otherwise, computer rule.
Title: Re: Buying a laptop
Post by: zlake on June 12, 2012, 07:29:01 am
Yeah I built my own tower that blows and sucks very well.

Still lacking any options besides dell you guys have stated  :icon_laugh
Title: Re: Buying a laptop
Post by: Cryout on June 13, 2012, 02:52:20 am
Thank you for the info
Title: Re: Buying a laptop
Post by: ZOldDude on June 13, 2012, 07:26:55 am
I have the Dell XPS 17, its a very good laptop.

It's a monster.
Right now with an i7 it is $699 USD.

Battery life is a comedic story.
Title: Re: Buying a laptop
Post by: [TKC]Symantic on June 13, 2012, 09:35:04 am
I have the Dell XPS 17, its a very good laptop.

It's a monster.
Right now with an i7 it is $699 USD.

Battery life is a comedic story.

yeah, thats what im running is the i7 and the battery life brand new i think was 2hours 30 minutes life with the "upgraded" 9 cell.
Title: Re: Buying a laptop
Post by: Rewhymo on June 20, 2012, 06:09:16 pm
i went to a small computer store that sells everything at factory price and not retail and bought a 300 dollar laptop thats better then most alien wares
Title: Re: Buying a laptop
Post by: Wiggs on June 23, 2012, 12:44:54 am
Try looking up "MSI." It's not a well-known company, but they have great gaming laptops at great prices. That's where I got mine and it works flawlessly.  :icon_thumbsup
Title: Re: Buying a laptop
Post by: MrCamo on March 14, 2016, 02:36:50 am
Get Alienware.
Title: Re: Buying a laptop
Post by: ZOldDude on March 14, 2016, 09:37:20 pm
I have a Aspire 15 for the past year.

TDP is only 15 Watts and battery lasts 7 hours per charge!

i7 2 core/4 threads 2.4/3 Ghz
8GB DDR3 RAM
NVIDIA 840M w/2 GB of dedicated RAM
Title: Re: Buying a laptop
Post by: mReURO on March 14, 2016, 10:19:17 pm


Agree. If u got 4-5k spare money.
Get Alienware.
Title: Re: Buying a laptop
Post by: MrCamo on March 14, 2016, 11:10:13 pm


Agree. If u got 4-5k spare money.
Get Alienware.

Aggre.
If you do not. Do not buy a cheap chinesse crap.
Title: Re: Buying a laptop
Post by: MrCamo on April 28, 2016, 01:34:14 am
Laptops are "alright" if you're continuously on the move.
Otherwise, computer rule.

Computer = laptop,PC,tablet etc...
PC = what you call computer.
Title: Re: Buying a laptop
Post by: MrCamo on June 30, 2016, 06:20:25 pm
Alienware or pc specialist. Gaming variations are not cheap but worth it.