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 Post subject: Gaming laptops
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:47 pm 
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Does anyone have or have used any of these gaming laptops? I am still doing some heavy research into a new machine on what to get.

ASUS G46VW 14"

MSI GS60 or GS70

RAZOR BLADE

ALIENWARE 14


any experience with any newer gaming machines? I had just about decided, then the next day I looked the new 8xxM series came out and now I am looking again.

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming laptops
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:26 pm 
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Well ASUS when it comes to warranty work in terrible . My step son bought one of there gaming laptops and the screen went. So after over a month of playing phone tag with them to get it fixed they say sorry but your laptop is a week out of warranty now. That was it so almost $1500.00 down the drain so he got ticked off and drove it and well its no Toughbook so it got busted into a million pieces. I would go with ALIENWARE/Dell, they have better warranty and tech support and if you need to send it back they ship you a box at no cost and have it back most times in a week. My XPS needed warranty work, they dropped off a box on Friday, picked it up on Monday and I had it back on Friday. Now with the XPS gaming laptops at the time they were not cheap (mine was $2675.99 on sale) had special tech support line that you called and not once did I have to wait for a live operator. From what I have read and heard its that way with the Alienware but I would look into it more to be sure.

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming laptops
PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:29 am 
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I got three alienware laptops, but they were all bough used. The newest one is a M11x R1, My big 17" one is a M9750. T7200 core 2 duo with 8700M GT. That video card can barley play skyrim with out lagging. When a lot of stuff comes on the screen the frame rates drop. I was considering getting a used machine but for just a little more I can get new with warranty.

I was considering a ASUS because of the specs vs size. Thanks for the heads up on there real world warranty.

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming laptops
PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:26 am 
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I think in the video card dept for a Nivida card a 7xx or 8xx series card will do. What I want now, and later down the road. I haven't seen too many newer dedicated gaming machines have ATI cards. IF they do they are A10 class machines. Maybe I should gut that rough CF-30 Mk2 and just drop in a desktop motherboard, lol. If the screen and keyboard wasn't a problem I might just do that, lol.

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Voodoo Envy M355 / M360 / M515 / M780 / U703 / Voodoo Hexx / Voodoo Idol / Voodoo Rage F1 / Voodoo Rage F1 / Voodoo Rage F1 "signed case" / Voodoo Omen
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