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#1
Hey i just got accepted into binghamton and my parents want to buy me a graduation present. They were going to buy me a laptop anyways butsince i got into binghamton they are letting me beast it out. I dont want to pass 2600, Im looking for for a screen at least 15 inches big, 1.5 gigs for graphics and overall a beast laptop. i know im not being too specific but i just want to shoutout my situation and get an opinion.
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#2
Give me your money and I'll build you a sweet gaming PC
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#5
If you want an actual tits-out-the-ass gaming computer, get a desktop. Other than that, I heard Sager does a good job with those kinds of laptops. But I'm not a computer guy at all, that's just what I've heard.
#6
FYI TS

you could get a nice laptop and still have enough leftover to buy one beastly mother**** of a gaming desktop
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#10
TS, if I were you I'd get a decent laptop with good battery life then spend the rest on a desktop or a new amp. The reason is you're not going to get much educational use out of a glorified desktop w/ 45 minute battery life.
#11
Quote by Pat_s1t
Overpriced as balls.


meh

gaming laptops in general are.

Alienware's stuff is cheaper though
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#12
Quote by Carswell98
meh

gaming laptops in general are.

Alienware's stuff is cheaper though
Well laptops would cost more because of all that heat and parts stuffed into a small space. But aren't FNW laptops like $4000?
#13
Get a Macbook Pro. Steam works for Macs and everyone knows that Apple is obviously superior to just about everything else.
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Well laptops would cost more because of all that heat and parts stuffed into a small space. But aren't FNW laptops like $4000?


yeah, top of the line ones, they do have better configuration options than a lot of other builders though.
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#15
Quote by Carswell98
meh

gaming laptops in general are.

Alienware's stuff is cheaper though

they aren't overpriced. the components might not be as good as a desktop, but they are a lot more expensive to make and to put together, so that adds to the cost.

get a sager with the 6990m instead of the gtx560m and you've got yourself an amazing laptop for 1600
http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=product_info&model_name=NP8150
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Get a Macbook Pro. Steam works for Macs and everyone knows that Apple is obviously superior to just about everything else.

I hope this is trolling. And I ain't even a hater, I'm typing this on my Macbook Pro.

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#19
check out asus.

i picked up a gaming laptop from asus a few months ago and i love it. i can run skyrim on ultra like a boss. only cost my like $1,300 off newegg. second gen i7 processor and all that jazz.

yeah, a gaming desktop is better for the money, but i need/want a laptop and im not going to buy two computers. the only down sides ive noticed is that my laptop is as heavy as a sack of bricks and it gets pretty hot while gaming if you arent using a cooling pad. you will need a cooling pad for gaming.
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#20
As has been said before, get a cheap, mid range laptop with good battery, and then build (not buy) a bitchin desktop and use that for gaming.
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#21
Get the Lenovo w520. I'm lucky enough to have one (courtesy of my school ) and they're pretty beast.

But I know shit about computers/laptops so it's probably not that great a gaming laptop
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#22
Welcome to Binghamton.

Professors are amazing, the students are assholes.

We have a LAN every semester that has tournaments and prizes.

Also, gaming and laptops don't go together. Get desktop like a real man.
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#23
2600 USD?

Also, does it have to be laptop? Can you go desktop? Cos if so there's so much more power you can get for the difference in money.

I just dropped £1000 GBP on a desktop PC which included everything and it's pretty ****ing powerful. Room for improvement definitely.

So I suggest building yourself.
#24
You want to buy a computer just so you can play games? Video games? Oh heavens, the youth of today!

Play a real man's game, like Chess.
#25
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You want to buy a computer just so you can play games? Video games? Oh heavens, the youth of today!

Play a real man's game, like Chess.


Aren't you the one who got fingered by your best friend and enjoyed it?

I think when you didn't immediately reject the anal tampering you gave up all rights to tell anyone to "play a real man's game".
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#26
Quote by TunerAddict
Welcome to Binghamton.

Professors are amazing, the students are assholes.

We have a LAN every semester that has tournaments and prizes.

Also, gaming and laptops don't go together. Get desktop like a real man.

Could you describe campus life or the people of binghamton .also how are the parties/drugs?
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#27
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Could you describe campus life or the people of binghamton .also how are the parties/drugs?


go get yourself some speedies. they are the greatest thing ever.

there isnt terribly much to do in the area. the school is on a parkway thats pretty much all restaurants and shopping centers. other than like applebees, i dont think there are any bars within walking/stumbling distance.

drugs are readily available throughout the binghamton area. from what i gather there is a decent party scene there.

i cant really speak to campus life or anything. i didnt go to binghamton, i just grew up in the area.
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#29
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go get yourself some speedies. they are the greatest thing ever.

there isnt terribly much to do in the area. the school is on a parkway thats pretty much all restaurants and shopping centers. other than like applebees, i dont think there are any bars within walking/stumbling distance.

drugs are readily available throughout the binghamton area. from what i gather there is a decent party scene there.

i cant really speak to campus life or anything. i didnt go to binghamton, i just grew up in the area.


Pretty much this. If you are into art (like paintings and sculptures) there is quite a bit of that in the downtown area now. Bunch of independent art galleries. I don't know what to say about campus life really, because its pretty much normal college type stuff, i.e. dorms and dining halls separated into living communities. They have different things going on at different times of the year in different communities. Bunch of new dorms just got built too, high luxury type stuff.

But Laurel, where you from? I'm from, and still live in, Windsor.
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http://www.ibuypower.com/IbpPages/Notebook.aspx

Also, if this is your first time, PC gaming isn't as great as everyone makes it out to be. Everyone is a stuck up hipster or 30 year old, the community is boring as shit, I feel like I'm in an MLG game or something. And WASD + mouse is uncomfortable as f*ck. I wasted 900 bucks on a gaming desktop and I'm having more fun playing Happy Wheels than anything else. Mobility > processing power, desktops get old fast. I regret dishing out that 900, I'm probably gonna sell this thing and get a half decent web-surfing laptop.
#31
Dog House Systems imo
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Also, if this is your first time, PC gaming isn't as great as everyone makes it out to be. Everyone is a stuck up hipster or 30 year old, the community is boring as shit, I feel like I'm in an MLG game or something. And WASD + mouse is uncomfortable as f*ck. I wasted 900 bucks on a gaming desktop and I'm having more fun playing Happy Wheels than anything else. Mobility > processing power, desktops get old fast. I regret dishing out that 900, I'm probably gonna sell this thing and get a half decent web-surfing laptop.



Get a 360 controller if you hate the mouse so much, I use one for shooters like BF3, and a mouse/KB for RPGs, also the quality of your mouse and keyboard are going to have a big effect on comfort and ergonomics.
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#34
i built a pretty nice desktop in september that definitely has gaming written all over it. yet i don't game at all...lol but i do use it for recording and graphic design. The best part i can lazy as hell and not close anything and have a full taskbar of shit open. And my computer is still running smoothly.
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#36
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As has been said before, get a cheap, mid range laptop with good battery, and then build (not buy) a bitchin desktop and use that for gaming.
Also this. Building computers is way cheaper than buying one.
#37
Build a kick ass desktop for serious gaming, and with the money left get a tablet for portability.
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#39
It took that long to suggest Alienware? It seems like you're paying a lot for the name and looks though.
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#40
Quote by Arfey McFeeshy
It took that long to suggest Alienware? It seems like you're paying a lot for the name and looks though.


Look up the info. It seems pretty close to what he wants in a laptop. Also, the phrase "You get what you pay for" is too true it seems.
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