#1
Yo. I'm wondering what laptops I should look at, I want it for gaming.

I've looked at a few Dell XPS's and customized to my specs they are like $1200, NVIDIA 8000 series 256mb card, 4 gigs of ram. Also something I wasn't sure of, a 2.16 ghZ processor (sp ) Is that decent? They are really expensive to upgrade so..

Anyway what other gaming laptops could I look at? And what other components are vital to upgrade?
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#2
clock speed of the processor is unimportant these days, what the processor is will tell us more than the clock speed alone.
#3
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5850 (2MB cache/2.16GHz/667Mhz FSB)

$50 more then the stock one which is 2.0 GHz
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#5
That's a decent processor.

What's the card? Nvidia 8000 series is pretty uninformative since it covers dozens of cards, some of them years old.
#7
256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GT
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#8
The card is coming up for about 2 generations out of date, it'll run new games at lower quality for maybe a year from now before it won't be able to handle new games.
#9
Oh wow.^
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#10
This may interest you when looking at that graphics card. BTW Dell has been trying to fix the problems but hasnt really achieved anything, so far has sent out BIOS updates and extended warranties by 1 year

Might want to look at one of these if performance is more important to you then looks, it has great specs but is around $300 more than the dell you are looking at.
PS i dont like dells that much, and have no experience with gateways.
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#11
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Not really serious, I play WoW, and plan on playing some other maybe fps's or offline games not sure yet.
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#15
^ Lol, i assumed one link would be enough :P

btw am i right in think it doesnt affect the 9800? If it does then dont go with my recommendation, but I thought I heard it didn't.
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^ Lol, i assumed one link would be enough :P

btw am i right in think it doesnt affect the 9800? If it does then dont go with my recommendation, but I thought I heard it didn't.

The 9800 may be at risk. Look at the second gizmodo article. The Wallstreet Journal published something about Nvidea's cards but I felt the links I provided were enough for now.
#17
So how do I join the law suit that will probably be coming up against Nvidia for the faulty chips. =/

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#18
you are only going to get something if the chip fails.

if u want to make it fail try covering your laptop in blankets and playing crysis in the middle of the desert.

^I am not recommending this.

and you will also need to be under warranty still (in most cases)
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#20
if you really want to run high end games (ie: Crysis, Stalker, Gears 2 ect..) you might want to look into an Alienware laptop but it will probably be +$2500, if you want to play games like Starcraft 2, Diablo 3 or basically any game from a year ago or earlier, than it looks like what you have should be more than enough.
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#22
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Not really serious, I play WoW, and plan on playing some other maybe fps's or offline games not sure yet.

If you don't need raw power, the new Dell Studio's are nice and have average video cards. Also, they aren't NVIDIA cards so they won't assplode :p
The Studio 17 has a better card than the 15, but it's much bigger.
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#23
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#24
World of Warcraft is now what....4 years old? I think more than just the top of the line gaming laptops will be able to run it.
Personally I find the entire gaming laptop concept a bit counter-productive, because as soon as you add a big screen and fancy videocard you've turned it into a big heavy thing with crap battery life
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World of Warcraft is now what....4 years old? I think more than just the top of the line gaming laptops will be able to run it.
Personally I find the entire gaming laptop concept a bit counter-productive, because as soon as you add a big screen and fancy videocard you've turned it into a big heavy thing with crap battery life


Who cares, it's portable and I really won't ever be playing unplugged ;\, I have wireless net so I can go anywhere in my house, bring it to my cabin. Bring it over to friends house to game on their wireless net. School.

Also WoW has new expansions.
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The prices made me wee... The specs also made me wee.
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