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Notebooks 11" Gaming Laptops

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Dam, 3 Feb 2013.

  1. Dam

    Dam What's a Dremel?

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    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.

    Thanks,


    Dam.
     
  2. rollo

    rollo Modder

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    Why 11inch? Can get a nice Alienware mx14r2 for around £900.
     
  3. Dam

    Dam What's a Dremel?

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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.
     
  4. cookie! nom nom

    cookie! nom nom Minimodder

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    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, :thumb:

    if not have a look for discount codes dell have. and keep an eye onen on offers.
     
  5. TheDodoKiller

    TheDodoKiller Minimodder

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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?
     
  6. atc95

    atc95 I have the upgrade bug!

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    ^ this

    Do a mini itx build and buy a tablet for uni lectures etc.
     
  7. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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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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