Go Back   Hardware Canucks > HARDWARE > Mobile Computing

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old January 26, 2012, 11:03 AM
Top Prospect
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 104

Well that does make sense although it's still a lot of money.

How about the Dell XPS17 series? I've tried some different stuff and have made this build:
OS: Win7 64-bit
HDD: 750 GB (couldn't get 500GB)
CPU: Intel Core i5-2430M processor 2,40 GHz, Turbo Boost up to 3,00 GHz (only 2 cores I believe)
GPU: Nvidia Geforce GT555M (1GB). Could get 3GB but won't that be a bottleneck?
Price: 1108US$. With 6GB ram it's 1160US$.

The screen resolution is 1600x900 as I thought 1920x1080 (+141US$) would be less smart due to the performance of the GT555m.What do you think?
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old January 27, 2012, 01:44 PM
muse108dc's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Vancouver North
Posts: 1,744

I"d recommend a Sager laptop,they have some impressive gaming laptops and are normally better value than their competition. And they have amazing screens, I just recently got mine and I'm really enjoying it. It may be made of plastic but it hides the power well and isnt completely ugly with LED lights everywhere.
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old January 28, 2012, 05:32 AM
Top Prospect
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 104

Been looking on the Sager website and they do seem to have som very interesting offers. It's not the most beautiful design I've seen but that's not the key factor.

So I put together a system cheaper than the Dell XPS17 (1039US$) but with a more powerful processor (i5-2520M, 2,5GHz) and more ram (8GB). The GPU, GT555m, is the same although it's 2GB and not 1GB. Will that be a bottleneck? All in all, will a GT555M 2 GB be enough to run games like Dawn of War 2, Starcraft 2, Diablo 3 and similar on best settings with good FPS (30+?) on a 17,3" 1920x1080 screen?

Also, what is "Thermal Compound"? I can choose between "Stock Standard Thermal Compound" or "IC Diamond Thermal Compound - CPU + GPU [+$25.00]". What is it, what is the difference, which should I choose?

Thanks, as always your help and advice is much appreciated.

Edit: But of course since I live in Denmark, the world wide delivery will be 294,90US$ Dell will ship for 35,5US$ as it is not worldwide. Anyone know a European shop that has varied Sager laptops that can be customized?

Last edited by Marute; January 28, 2012 at 05:42 AM.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[WTB] PC and PS3 Games cb2222 Buy/Sell & Trade 1 February 17, 2010 07:30 AM
FS: NDS lite package, PS3 games+accessories, PC games+accessories... 56k BEWARE snaggletooth Buy/Sell & Trade 9 November 25, 2009 10:21 PM
FPS GAMES! shayan288 Gaming 11 November 17, 2008 11:04 AM
used games WolfBane Buy/Sell & Trade 0 August 9, 2008 12:38 PM
WTB: PS3 Games Primu$ Buy/Sell & Trade 1 May 28, 2008 04:47 PM