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Old May 13, 2008, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Cardboard box with DSL View Post
If your looking for well priced and spec'ed laptops, check out the Acer 6920G/8920G lineup. With acer I find that you get what you pay for, cheep is cheep and good is good, especially for the price (Compaired to other notebooks in their spec range).

Currently I have one of these on order from Staples (with an additional $60 off in coupons, I couldn't let the deal slide), it should arrive in the next day or two and when it does I'll post an initial review (quick benches) and a follow up larger one after a week or so with the notebook.
With a budget of not over $2000... the OP does not need to go Acer

I suggest an Asus (if battery life is not a concern) or a Dell XPS. And please do not buy any preconfigured Dell from Staples or Best Buy!! You can get a much better unit and deal buy paying attention to the website.

NCIX and other Canadian online retailers always seem to have excellent deals on Asus laptops as well. For ~$1500 you can get a smokin Asus M50, M51 or G1S or from Dell an XPS M1530.

As I said before you really should head over to notebookreview.com There is a ton of information on this topic over there.

Originally Posted by Jmac View Post
Be prepared to be underwhelmed by the performance ... at least until you uninstall everything Acer has pre-installed on there :p
Yes as above... a reformat or at least a thorough bloatware removal is the crucial 1st step upon receiving any new laptop.
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Old May 14, 2008, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Thund3rball View Post
And please do not buy any preconfigured Dell from Staples or Best Buy!! You can get a much better unit and deal buy paying attention to the website.
Yeah im wanting to buy from the site.
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Old July 1, 2008, 06:25 AM
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I picked up my laptop at FutureShop for $999 on sale...

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15.4" screen, 320gb hdd, AMD TL-64, 4GB RAM, Vista 64-bit, wireless n/bluetooth, lightscribe burner, webcam/mic/fingerprint reader... and the nVidia Geforce 8400 resulting in HDMI out. <3
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Old July 17, 2008, 11:19 PM
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gaming on a laptop is an oxymoron.

Just a few months ago i deployed a fleet of Asus G2S laptops at a company that wanted high performance everything. These things were loaded at $2900 each.

With these new laptops in hand i (of course) took one for a gaming spin. I was very un-impressed by their gaming performance and their 3d mark scores (2006) rivaled nothing more than home desktop PC with a 7600 GS video card.

3D performance asside i was still quite impressed by the unit, big beautiful screen and CPU horse power to spare.

I hear alienware has a SLI laptop for sale if money is no object.
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Old July 25, 2008, 12:11 AM
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I bought a Dell XPS M170 about 2.5 years ago and it worked for new games up until recently (past 6 months)... but it could never really play anything above medium graphics...(7800 gtx go) If your getting a mid-high end gaming laptop it should be able to play games with fairly high graphics for games that are out now... but it will quickly not be able to keep up. Unless you opt to spend more then $2000 on the laptop (for somethign really high end)

Looks like dell is trying to let alienware take most of the business for gaming laptops now.
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Old July 25, 2008, 04:51 AM
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Yup lol. Alienware is owned by Dell. Voodoo is also appearing on HP's site as well. They're just so darned expensive though! I seriously wish that we could build laptops like we do PCs! That would lower the cost considerably!
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