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 Post subject: Need suggestions - desktop replacement laptop
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 9:00 am 
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After sending my HP Pavillion in for the second time to have the video card replaced due to overheating during gaming I've decided it's time to shop for a new laptop. I'm starting to get a little out of the loop on hardware, especially video cards so my specs are fairly vague. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

I'm looking for the following:
- $800-1200
- 17" display (+/- 1" ok)
- Suitable for gaming, mainly DX9 titles
- 3GB+ Ram
- Decent videocard
- 200 GB+ HDD
- Built in number pad, good keyboard with few key location "optimizations"

To give you an idea of what I'm looking for, I've been using this HP for the past year. Other than the overheating problem it has treated me well. I'm looking for something similar, though probably not an HP.


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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 10:11 am 
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Either of these fit the bill nicely.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6834114649

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp ... 8043606827

The first one has a faster CPU, and the second one has a faster GPU. Your call on which is more important to you.


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 2:12 pm 
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Going along with your HP theme:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834147919


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 3:07 pm 
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Airheadq wrote:


He said he doesn't want another HP.


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 Post subject: Re: Need suggestions - desktop replacement laptop
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 6:00 pm 
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forumjunkie wrote:
I'm looking for something similar, though probably not an HP.


Other than that, as of this post there are 29 other 17 inchers on newegg.


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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 5:42 am 
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Toshiba Build your own.
http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/cdetland.to?poid=433646
Setup with T6400 processor, 64-bit vista, 3 or 4 gigs of ram and either ATI 4570 or 4650 for under $1200

Toshiba that avanish suggested
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834114649

or look around for one of these
http://explore.toshiba.com/laptops/satellite/X205
They run nvidia GPU's in SLI, may be able to find one a bit cheaper than on thier webiste.


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