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Old 06-18-2009, 07:35 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a gaming laptop that is also suitable for editing. I need a 17+ inch screen and a dedicated GPU. Under $1,000 would be great.

This laptop seems like the best deal for me. What do you guys think?
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Depends. You're far better off sticking to a gaming desktop than you are with a notebook. Gaming notebooks at that price are going to come with compromises. You're better off looking for something that's not focused on gaming, but on general performance.
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Well, I need something to carry around during college. I just sold my i7 rig, so I have a bit more headroom than I did before.
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Are you sure you want a 17" notebook? It'll be a bitch to carry around.
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Really? Sold that I7 already? Check out some of HP's laptops. Their 15.4's are pretty hardcore.
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As 01001010 said, there will be compromises. Hope to heck you have a wall outlet everywhere you go because with a screen 17" or larger, your battery life is going to be shotty...and shotty-er yet with a dedicated GPU, I would imagine. I would also recommend just an overall good performer.
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I don't mind weight. I just want good performance while gaming and editing.
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first off, let me see what I can find in the way of decent 17 inch laptops.
Second, change your avatar and signature - they're lying.

EDIT: guess I should change mine - It ls lying, too >.>
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Here are some 15" notebooks I personally recommend.

HP EliteBook 8530w

HP EliteBook 8530p

Dell XPS M1530

Lenovo Elite ThinkPad T500
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Can you guys answer my original question? How well will the laptop I linked you guys to perform in gaming?
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