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Other Gaming Laptop: Deals/Where to get?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by benjamyn, 18 Apr 2010.

  1. benjamyn

    benjamyn What's a Dremel?

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    I'm considering buying a reasonably high spec laptop, any suggestions where any good deals are on at the moment?

    Looking for something with
    i3/i5 core
    Good graphics card
    4gb RAM
    500gb-1tb HDD
    Blu Ray
    15"-17" Screen
    Decentish battery life

    any help appreciated :)

    Budget: I'm not looking to pay above £1000
     
  2. benjamyn

    benjamyn What's a Dremel?

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    Laptop VPC-F11V - Configurable

    £846inc delivery from Sony Store. Is this a good price?
     
  3. benjamyn

    benjamyn What's a Dremel?

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    bigsharn Officially demotivated

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    I doubt if many people will be online at 3ish in the morning XD

    In any case, give Dell's refurb store a look... I think there are a couple of nice laptops on Ebuyer as well :)
     
  5. benjamyn

    benjamyn What's a Dremel?

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    wasnt planning for help/replies just tonight, whenever people can reply is fine :) not buying it in the next week or anything
     
  6. masterjonny

    masterjonny What's a Dremel?

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    Sony your paying hell of a lot for the name.

    I've not had a laptop in a couple of years now, but I always used to find Dell was the best value for money.

    Back in the day I had a Dell XPS M1710 and it was great, but that range appears to have fallen off the face of the earth
     
  7. M7ck

    M7ck Ⓜod Ⓜaster

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    Intel® Core™ i7-620M (2.66Ghz, 4 Thread, turbo boost up to 3.33 GHz, 4MB cache)
    Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
    Microsoft® Works 9.0 / English
    LCD 17.3” High Definition+ (1600x900) LED with TL
    4096MB 1067MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [2x2048]
    500GB (7,200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive
    1GB ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5650 Graphics Card
    DVD +/- RW Drive (read/write CD & DVD)
    Primary 6-cell 56 WHr Lithium Ion battery
    Dell Wireless 1397 Mini Card (802.11 b/g)
    2.0 Mega pixel Integrated Web Camera

    £939 from Dell

    You can have an i5 540m in place of the i7 and save yourself a further £140
     
  8. masterjonny

    masterjonny What's a Dremel?

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    What he said blow's the socks off that Sony at only a hundred quid more!

    Also what Dell range is that? I was struggling to find one that good :p
     
  9. M7ck

    M7ck Ⓜod Ⓜaster

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    Its the new Studio 17. Link
     
  10. sandys

    sandys Multimodder

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    Sony actually offer higher spec than the New Dell Studio for less, well depending on what you want from the laptop of course, particularly handy if you want 1080p screen and blueray.

    http://www.laskys.com/computing/laptops_and_pdas/laptops/sony_vpcec1s1e_bj.html £850 and you can get quidco.

    Specs Whilst they do both have 5650 I do believe the dell is a slightly faster config but I was more interested in high res screen for work and blueray playback.

    Sony has rubbish battery life compared to Dell though, sothing like 2.5hrs vs 4hrs.
     
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  11. benjamyn

    benjamyn What's a Dremel?

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    benjamyn What's a Dremel?

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    Found this deal at DELL:

    intel® Core™ i5-540M (2.53Ghz, 4 Thread, turbo boost up to 3.06 GHz, 3MB cache)
    Microsoft Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
    Memory 8192MB 1066MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [2x4096]
    Keyboard Internal UK/Irish Qwerty Keyboard
    Video Card 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 Graphics Card
    Hard Drive 1TB (7,200rpm) Serial ATA Dual Hard Drive (2x 500GB)
    Blu Ray Rom/Reader
    Wireless Networking Dell Wireless 1397 Mini Card (802.11 b/g)
    Primary Battery Primary 6-cell 56 WHr Lithium Ion battery
    LCD 17.3 High Definition+ (1600x900) LED with TL
    Backlit keyboard

    £944

    Good deal?
     
  13. sandys

    sandys Multimodder

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    Nope thats got the 5470, I have that too, it's not much cop at gaming, 1080p screen its great though, it'll play those things but not in real high quality, not that the 5650 is amazing either mind you.

    Nice table of laptop graphics performance on this site.

    http://www.notebookcheck.net/ATI-Mobility-Radeon-HD-5470.23698.0.html
     
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  14. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    I bought a Sony Vaio VPCCW2Z1E second hand recently and it plays Dirt2 at native res and with every option on, bar AA peaks at about 25fps. The GT330M was actually vastly underclocked from the speed it should run at but a little tinkering brought it back to spec. Apparently, most overclock very well. Very pleased with it, although the battery drains on its own and the vertical viewing angle isn't too hot. It runs very quiet and doesn't get uncomfortably hot. The chiclet keyboard is fab.

    I was originally after a 15-16" HD5650 laptop and Acer's offering looked to fit the bill perfectly (the product number is LX.PMB02.001) but there's no telling when they'll hit UK shores. It was due at the beginning of February and still isn't out yet.
     
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    Cosmot What's a Dremel?

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    Lenovo Y560A-ITH
    i3 core
    Good graphics card
    4gb RAM
    500gb HDD
    15.6" Screen

    £800 that's good.
     
  16. benjamyn

    benjamyn What's a Dremel?

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    Highly considering this one as my laptop:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/194800

    unless anyone knows reasons why not?

     
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    Ph4ZeD What's a Dremel?

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    Please remove the idea from your mind that you will be able to play Crysis on any laptop. I don't want you to get your hopes up :)
     
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    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Looks pretty good!
     
  19. AndyGoldie

    AndyGoldie 60Hz for Streets, 144Hz for Sheets

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    http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/index.cfm?reviewId=3211946

    Mesh Edge DX can play Crysis with mediumish settings on a low resolution. Its playable just not as enjoyable as a high end desktop. I'm getting this laptop soon for WoW and CS:S. It will run CS:S like a charm as my desktop which is now 7 years old and has 1gig DDR ram and 245mb unnamed graphics card can run it smoothly. And WoW it will also run pretty smooth seeing how my desktop can with just a few settings at minimum. Also noting that laptop probally about 8x better than my desktop.
     
  20. benjamyn

    benjamyn What's a Dremel?

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    Still looking for good suggestions :)
     

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