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Old 01-11-2008, 04:38 PM   #1  
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i pretty much bought most of my high def stuff based on advice of this forum(very well pleased) and i was just curious as to what you all suggest for a laptop.

all i want to do really is enjoy wireless internet on the go, and i want to be able to run todays games without studdering.

17" or greater monitor and hdmi out are a few features i want

dont really care much about movies, cd's or hd drives

i looked at a few toshibas and a dell xps

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Old 01-15-2008, 07:35 PM   #2  
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any thoughts on the dell xps m1730
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Well, if you want the best gamming laptop on the market, that would be the HP Voodoo Envy series. But if course it will cost you $$$$$.. The Dell XPS series is not a bad choice either.

http://www.voodoopc.com/?jumpid=re_r...oodooblackbird

If you are looking for a good gamming laptop for just under a $1000, I would recommend the HP dv9700 series:

Vista Premium
AMD Turion(TM) 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Tech TL-60 (2.0 GHz, 512KB+512KB L2 Cache )
17.0" WSXGA+ High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1680 x 1050) BrightView improves color contrast images and video
2GB of DDR Ram (up to 4GB)
256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS (HDMI support is available with discrete graphics)
Microphone/Webcam
802.11b/g WLAN and Bluetooth
250GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-RW with Double Layer Support
Free Deskjet printer or HP Photosmart C4280 All-in-One upgrade for $29.99

Not a bad setup for around $979 + tax shipped... The Extreme series includes a 20.1'' widescreen , better video card, processor and a HDTV tuner card ect.. But will run you about a G note more..

http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/sh...dv9700z_series

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Old 01-15-2008, 11:20 PM   #4  
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if you can, check out a local CompUSA. i was there last week and they were having 15% off sales due to them going out of business. don't know what kind of selection they had off the top of my head, obviously, but i do remember seeing a few 17 and 20 in. models.
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Old 01-18-2008, 05:55 PM   #5  
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Well, if you want the best gamming laptop on the market, that would be the HP Voodoo Envy series. But if course it will cost you $$$$$.. The Dell XPS series is not a bad choice either.

http://www.voodoopc.com/?jumpid=re_r...oodooblackbird

If you are looking for a good gamming laptop for just under a $1000, I would recommend the HP dv9700 series:

Vista Premium
AMD Turion(TM) 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Tech TL-60 (2.0 GHz, 512KB+512KB L2 Cache )
17.0" WSXGA+ High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1680 x 1050) BrightView improves color contrast images and video
2GB of DDR Ram (up to 4GB)
256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS (HDMI support is available with discrete graphics)
Microphone/Webcam
802.11b/g WLAN and Bluetooth
250GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-RW with Double Layer Support
Free Deskjet printer or HP Photosmart C4280 All-in-One upgrade for $29.99

Not a bad setup for around $979 + tax shipped... The Extreme series includes a 20.1'' widescreen , better video card, processor and a HDTV tuner card ect.. But will run you about a G note more..

http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/sh...dv9700z_series
i cant find the "extreme" series you speak of on that site could you give me a link, that sounds like it might be more of what im looking for....thanks
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i cant find the "extreme" series you speak of on that site could you give me a link, that sounds like it might be more of what im looking for....thanks
What's your budget.. You can get 4GB of DDR3?
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Arrow Hypersonic - Aviator EQ7

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http://www.hypersonic-pc.com/EQ7/index.asp

Intel® Core 2 Duo ® Extreme Processor
Intel® P965 + ICH8-R
1066 MHz Front Side Bus

80MHz PC2-6400 SODIMMS
Supports up to 4GB DDR2 DRAM
Dual Channel Memory Architecture (Memory must be selected in pairs)

Dual nVIDIA® GeForce® 8700M GT in SLI
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16X PCI-Express Architecture
External VGA, DVI, HDMI, and TV Out Support
Microsoft DirectX® 10 Support

17.0" WXGA TFT Wide Screen (16:10)
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Bluetooth module (Optional)
Integrated Camera
56K Modem with V.90&V.92 compliant

1 x DVI
1 x VGA
4 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x Headphone, Mic & Line-in jack
1 x RJ45 for 10/100/1000Mb LAN
1 x RJ11 Jack for 56K (V.92) Modem
1 x IEEE 1394b
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1 x S-Video jack for TV output
1 x ExpressCard Slot 34/54
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1 x S-Video Out
Bluetooth (Optional)

Built-in 8ch Azalia Sound System
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DVD-RW/CD-RW/Combo Drive DualLayer
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What's your budget.. ?

about 2500
also is sli gonna be the thing of the future or will i be ok with a regular nvidia card
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Just go the hpshopping.com, go to laptops and then choose Extreme HDX series.

http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/sh...eme+multimedia

You will get prett much the same as the laptop I listed above other than:

Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo Processor T7500 (2.20 GHz, 4 MB L2 Cache)

20.1" WUXGA High-Definition HP Ultra Brightview Widescreen Display(1920x1200) - "True HD" 1080p res. Industry`s first 20.1" true HD 1080p high-definition resolution

256MB ATI(TM) Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 2600 XT
They just recently offered 8600 GT mobile with 512mb so I would call and see if they can add it..

Integrated HP HDTV Hybrid TV Tuner and 4 Altec Lansing speakers +the HP Triple Bass Reflex subwoofer

Ultra Fast 240GB 7200RPM SATA Dual Hard Drive (120GB x 2)

For around $2199..

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mmmkkayy....

any thoughts on the dell xps m1730
The XPS rocks! The specs are pretty impressive and it's reasonably priced.
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about 2500
also is sli gonna be the thing of the future or will i be ok with a regular nvidia card
oKAY found the one I was looking for SAGER this one ...
http://www.sagernotebook.com/product....php?pid=29175

Intel® Core 2 Duo E6750 (2.66GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 1333FSB)
Intel® Core 2 Duo E6850 (3.0GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 1333FSB)
Intel® Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.40GHz, 8MB L2 Cache, 1066FSB)
Intel® Core 2 Quad Q6700 (2.66GHz, 8MB L2 Cache, 1066FSB)
Intel® Core 2 Extreme Edition X6800 (2.93GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 1066FSB)

Internal TV-Tuner with Remote (Mini-PCI interface)
External USB ATSC HDTV / ANALOG TV-Tuner with Remote
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The unit includes an Unique Dual Programable Gaming Buttons - Two completely user definable buttons to allow ultimate control over your gaming experience.





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oKAY found the one I was looking for SAGER this one ...
http://www.sagernotebook.com/product....php?pid=29175

Intel® Core 2 Duo E6750 (2.66GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 1333FSB)
Intel® Core 2 Duo E6850 (3.0GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 1333FSB)
Intel® Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.40GHz, 8MB L2 Cache, 1066FSB)
Intel® Core 2 Quad Q6700 (2.66GHz, 8MB L2 Cache, 1066FSB)
Intel® Core 2 Extreme Edition X6800 (2.93GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 1066FSB)

Internal TV-Tuner with Remote (Mini-PCI interface)
External USB ATSC HDTV / ANALOG TV-Tuner with Remote
External USB Floppy Drive
damn that thing is a beast, how is that company ive never really heard of sager before, and thanks for the help everyone
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just find the quad processor, geforce 8800 and there you go..make sure the ram is at least 2gb though..
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If this is still on time , and the cost doesn't matter.
I'd say to go for the Dell M1730.
It has AGEIA .
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I would rather take the NP57092 which outperforms the M1730 and costs significantly less. There are better choices now though.
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