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    i've been lookin around for a solid high speed laptop, now i dont want to overclock it or anythign like that, i just need a high speed laptop that is very stable and runs games well. the only one i have currently found is one at alienware.com, but it's like 3k. does anyone know of a cheaper laptop or anywhere that sells fast quality laptops?

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    Dell has some for around 1200-1300 that run games pretty good. But remember the monitors on Laptops arent nearly as good with games as CRT's.
    New Sig soon, old one was way outdated.

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    I'm not an expert on notebooks, but I thought the only ones that did really well with games were the ones classed as "desktop replacements". These start at around $2500us and go up.

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    For gaming, I would not go laptop. Of course technology has allowed decent game laptops, they're more, shall we say, 'able' to play games.

    For the price it would cost to have a good gaming laptop, with a monitor with a fast enough refresh rate would be way more than a great gaming desktop.

    I work do 3D on computers all day long, the best laptop I have come across to come close to a desktop would be the one we just purchased from Dell. I don't recall the model, but it's a 2Ghz and I belive cost about $3000-4000US. Yet still the refresh rate is still not good enough. I hate it when the mouse flickers across the screen, I need clean screen movement. I deal with it when I have to go out of the office, but I try to be at a desktop when possible.

    Plus, they've made some destops so small, and monitors that you can make them super compact and portable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmm0324
    i've been lookin around for a solid high speed laptop, now i dont want to overclock it or anythign like that, i just need a high speed laptop that is very stable and runs games well. the only one i have currently found is one at alienware.com, but it's like 3k. does anyone know of a cheaper laptop or anywhere that sells fast quality laptops?
    Alienware buys these from Sager and just rebrands them and tweaks them. if you know how to tweak on your own buy one of these for half the price of Alienware:

    http://www.discountlaptops.com/index...ude_type=sager

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corbinator
    For gaming, I would not go laptop.
    I don't think its cause he wants to, there has to be a need for immediate mobility. Like while your in class on a campus with wireless networking. Get on the internet, play a little CS, you know - class related stuff.

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    I like the look of the ECS desknotes - you can get them with a real P4 or AthlonXP and 184pin DDR Ram - not the mobile types...the graphics are still the integrated type though. the drawback is that they don't have an internal battery - it's either AC power or an external battery pack - I don't know if that's important to you or not.
    On the plus side they're way cheaper than conventional laptops, I can get one with a P4 2.0a & 256MB DDR333 for under $1000USD & it's upgradeable to 2.8GHz & 1GB Ram using std. desktop components

    AMD - http://www.desknote.net/a929.html
    P4 - http://www.desknote.net/a928.html

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    Don't the non-mobile proc types create too much heat for a Laptop?

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    they have a fairly compact heatpipe type of CPU cooler, with the heatsink structure off to the side of the CPU - Anandtech had pictures of it in their reveiw - not having owned one myself I can't say how effective it is - but they gave it the thumbs up.

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    I guess if Anand gave the thumbs its worth saving the thousand bucks er whatever it is...

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