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Old 07-02-2012, 06:14 AM   #11
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Yup, some PCs last for years, others fail within a year, inconsistent.

Lenovos 'cheap' section :3
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:32 AM   #12
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Whats your opinion on the other laptops I have listed? Espicially alienware and pcspecialist.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:15 AM   #13
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alienware typically rip you off.
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:22 AM   #14
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Hi... Here is a email forwarded, I have a friend helping me decide on what laptop to buy...

"Hi,

Here are laptops from highly reputable brands (Acer, MSI, Asus etc.) i.e. brands recommended by others / those on forum...

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/156-msi-gx660r-650uk-266ghz-intel-core-i5-480m-8gb-ddr3-so-dimm-1tb-hdd-blu-ray-writer-win-7-hp
http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/MSI_GT780DXR-814U_1187562.html
http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/320938469268?var=lv<yp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var= sbar&cbt=y

On compsoc irc, I was also recommended...

http://www.ebuyer.com/271936-acer-ethos-5951g-laptop-lx-rgz02-050

Also, there was a conversation that the more you pay the less return you get in terms of future proofing of laptops / pcs on IRC.

Matt"

Consider I want to play gw2, dota 2, borderlands 2, diablo III, starcraft 2 etc etc.
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The bang for your buck ratio is way off leaning toward the amount you spend is the quality you'll get.
I feel you're getting taken in by the "Ooo Ahh" factor. Which is exactly what computer salespeople want you to do. If you fall in that trap you'll wind up buying sh*t for top dollar.
Shop around. Then shop around some more. Then go bargain hunting.
Keep in mind this laptop is not going to be just for gaming. You're going to wind up doing papers and all sorts of research.
Size and type of screen(led versus LCD), type of screen back-lighting(led versus fluorescent tube), keyboard layout, battery life, hard drive type and size, media ports(HDMI, media card types(camera cards), USB ports, amount of ram and how far it can be expanded, and last but not least, HOW GOOD IS THE WARRANTY.

Keeping looking...
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Most of all, visit your local superstores for electronics etc.

Don't necessarily buy from there, but see if theres any models you like the look and feel of, nice touchpad and keyboard etc, and look them up when you get home
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The bang for your buck ratio is way off leaning toward the amount you spend is the quality you'll get.
I feel you're getting taken in by the "Ooo Ahh" factor. Which is exactly what computer salespeople want you to do. If you fall in that trap you'll wind up buying sh*t for top dollar.
Shop around. Then shop around some more. Then go bargain hunting.
Keep in mind this laptop is not going to be just for gaming. You're going to wind up doing papers and all sorts of research.
Size and type of screen(led versus LCD), type of screen back-lighting(led versus fluorescent tube), keyboard layout, battery life, hard drive type and size, media ports(HDMI, media card types(camera cards), USB ports, amount of ram and how far it can be expanded, and last but not least, HOW GOOD IS THE WARRANTY.

Keeping looking...
I don't know what you mean. The specs for laptops designed for gaming is is around this region, yes maybe a bit more expensive but then I have reliable brands i.e. asus, acer, msi under my belt here so therefore it'll cost more then say novatech or medion. The products at the original post are bargains. Also, what is the preferred option in the type of screen, back-lighting, media ports, how far it can be expanded (what did you mean?), also battery life is impossible for gaming laptops as it only lasts for 1-2 hrs, but there should be ports everywhere I go. Also I alrdy have a laptop (typing using a laptop right now) so my gaming laptop will primarily be for gaming... it seems (as low battery life etc.).
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