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Old 01-22-2015, 02:43 PM   #1
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Which gaming laptop?

My wife ordered a Dell Alienware gaming computer that would have cost around $1,800. Dell is having problems fulfilling their orders so she cancelled it. Now she is looking at the Asus gaming laptops. This is for my son who plays World of Tanks, Star Citizen, World of Warcraft, Minecraft, and a few others. What do you guys recommend in the $1,800 range and where is a good place to order it?
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Old 01-22-2015, 03:59 PM   #2
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In the $1800 range I'd build a nice desktop with a couple 24"+ ips monitors.


May be able to get something similar to that dell through sager. They do more of a custom shop type thing.
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Old 01-22-2015, 04:01 PM   #3
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That graphics card is going to kick ass!

B&H is a good place to order from but I'd look around to see if that's the best price....they usually have it but it's always good to double check.
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Old 01-22-2015, 04:19 PM   #4
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In the $1800 range I'd build a nice desktop with a couple 24"+ ips monitors.


May be able to get something similar to that dell through sager. They do more of a custom shop type thing.
He already has a nice desktop. The laptop is for when he goes to his friend's house.
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Old 01-22-2015, 04:26 PM   #5
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I bought a Malibal laptop. They are a Clevo reseller. Clevo makes laptops but doesn't sell directly to the consumer. Good hardware and a good price

http://www.malibal.com/

Pro-Star is another good Clevo dealer

http://www.pro-star.com/index.php?r=...index&filter=7
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Old 01-22-2015, 04:31 PM   #6
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I think sager and clevo are together. Build a mini/micro atx cube and screw a strap on it. Call it a lan box.
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Old 01-22-2015, 06:53 PM   #7
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He already has a nice desktop. The laptop is for when he goes to his friend's house.

Let me know when he wants another new gaming laptop in a few months to visit his friends house with, I'll buy the one you're getting him now.
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:39 AM   #8
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He already has a nice desktop. The laptop is for when he goes to his friend's house.

Buy a 24 inch monitor, keyboard to leave at the friends house. $200-ish.

Then get one of these
http://www.amazon.com/GearGrip-Deskt.../dp/B00021UJ62
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Old 01-24-2015, 10:11 AM   #9
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I'd say buy him a guitar and a hockey stick, and have him do something that may be a little more useful.. just sayin.
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Old 01-24-2015, 10:46 AM   #10
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He already has a nice desktop. The laptop is for when he goes to his friend's house.
Don't forget to buy him a nice brand new Mustang so he'd be able to go to his friend's house by himself.

This and a gas card would be cool.
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Old 01-25-2015, 08:46 AM   #11
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I hope your kid is a straight A student, and a genius.
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Old 01-25-2015, 09:44 PM   #12
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That graphics card is going to kick ass!

B&H is a good place to order from but I'd look around to see if that's the best price....they usually have it but it's always good to double check.
That's what my son has as a gaming laptop, got it due to graphics card. It's awesome as a gaming laptop, but heavy and fugly. The Asus ROG series was far better than Dell Alianware from everything I read when we got my sons.
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What need needs an 1800 dollar gaming laptop?

Furthermore, why the fuck are you buying it for him?
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