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Old 3rd Feb 2013, 20:25   #1
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11" Gaming Laptops

Scan, PC Specialist and XMG have these at the moment at roughly the same price.

I was wondering if anyone had any experience with them? I thought they might be a good option for me take away to uni next year. Something nice and portable with a bit of gaming potential.

My current Acer laptop is such a pain, it overheats and turns itself off under any stress. I suppose i worry that with decent hardware packed into a small laptop overheating might be an issue.

Anyway if anyone had any thoughts or experience with these kind of laptops i'd really appreciate it.

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Old 3rd Feb 2013, 20:34   #2
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Why 11inch? Can get a nice Alienware mx14r2 for around 900.
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Thanks for the response and the suggestion, I hadn't considered an Alienware. I have no problem paying more for better quality. I lesson i have learned with my Acer!

The Scan 3XS comes with a 2GB GT 650M whereas the Alienware has a 1GB GT 650M. Would there be a noticeable difference in gaming?

They both seem to have roughly the same specs but the 3XS is considerably cheaper. Screen size is not a massive issue for me. For gaming i would most likely be hooking it up to a monitor.
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Thanks for the response and the suggestion, I hadn't considered an Alienware. I have no problem paying more for better quality. I lesson i have learned with my Acer!

The Scan 3XS comes with a 2GB GT 650M whereas the Alienware has a 1GB GT 650M. Would there be a noticeable difference in gaming?

They both seem to have roughly the same specs but the 3XS is considerably cheaper. Screen size is not a massive issue for me. For gaming i would most likely be hooking it up to a monitor.
alien cost more but hold there price better, the scan,and pc spec use the same barebone parts, all they do is add a cpu,hardrive and ram. if your a student see what dell offers you,

if not have a look for discount codes dell have. and keep an eye onen on offers.
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I've been really interested in these sorts, but I've not got the funds for one.

The one problem I can foresee is that 11in laptops have the tiniest keyboards, and I can't imagine it being very comfortable for gaming.

Personally, as well, I think the time of the netbook is over. something like a Nexus 10 would do it for me for sort of mobile gaming.

Anyway, for the price of one of these mediocre 11 in 'gaming laptops' you could get a half decent desktop for your abode, at around 600-700, and then spend the rest of your money on a tablet for portable things?
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Anyway, for the price of one of these mediocre 11 in 'gaming laptops' you could get a half decent desktop for your abode, at around 600-700, and then spend the rest of your money on a tablet for portable things?
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Do a mini itx build and buy a tablet for uni lectures etc.
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Old 4th Feb 2013, 01:51   #7
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Hi Dam

We've sold lots of LG5s (the Scan name for this 11in gaming laptop) and we've had no returns due to overheating.

Even if there was a problem, our laptops are covered by a 2-year warranty.
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