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Well I narrowed down to two laptops.
I need some assistance on which one to get.

Here are the laptops:
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vs

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Both are great laptops, but it seems like I am getting a bit more with the Gateway one, better graphics card, more HDD space, and a better gaming processor compared to the i7 920M.

Need some feedbacks.
 

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Alienware!

Well I narrowed down to two laptops.
I need some assistance on which one to get.

Here are the laptops:
Amazon.com: Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q830 TruBrite 18.4-Inch Gaming Laptop: Computer & Accessories

vs

Amazon.com: Gateway P-7908u FX Edition 17-Inch Black Laptop - Up to 3 Hours of Battery Life (Windows 7 Home Premium): Computer & Accessories

Both are great laptops, but it seems like I am getting a bit more with the Gateway one, better graphics card, more HDD space, and a better gaming processor compared to the i7 920M.

Need some feedbacks.

IF you want a gaming laptop with power for gaming, have you thought about Alienware? I just purchased one for a friend and they really like it. I got a discount through work (7% off) but the final price was just over 4K. Lots of money for a laptop but it is an awesome machine! :)
 

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I wouldn't want to buy anything past 1.7k maybe 2k...


You can get a similar spec Gateway in a Alienware for $1903 without a sale. Watch the net an you will find it coupons getting more to your liking. I would take a Alienware by Dell over Gateway. Alienware is the Gaming Laptop leader.

Edit: My work gets a discount which makes it $1642. Contact me via PM if you would like the link and passcode. I don't think any other verification will be needed.
 
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How powerful of a gaming device do you want? You can get something that'll get it done for around $1k. Just don't expect to run a Crysis tech demo with it.

Alienware is a simple way to go though. You can get something quite powerful for under 2k (not counting tax and shipping.) I was able to configure this for just under 2k:


System Color:
Lunar Silver - Anodized Aluminum QSMSIL 1 [224-8108] 1
Processor:
Intel® Core™ i5 540M 2.53GHz (3.06GHz Turbo Mode, 3MB Cache) 540M 1 [317-3655] 2
Operating System:
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English AW7HP6E 1 [420-6436][420-9691][421-1400] 11
Service:
1 Year Basic Serivce Plan S1OS 1 [421-1721][908-2207][922-3410][950-3337][950-9797][994-3730] 29
Video Card:
1GB ATI Radeon™ Mobility HD 4870 ATI 1 [320-8857] 6
Display Panels:
17-inch WideXGA+ 1440 x 900 (900p) LCD900 1 [320-8854] 5
Memory:
4GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz 4GB 1 [317-3660] 3
Hard Drive:
500GB 7,200RPM SATA-II HDD 500GB72 1 [342-0668] 8
CD ROM/DVD ROM:
Slot-Load Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD+-RW, CD-RW) DVDRWRX 1 [313-8565][421-1304][421-1305] 16
Sound:
Internal High-Definition 5.1 Surround Sound Audio IS 1 [313-8944] 17
Bluetooth:
Internal Wireless Bluetooth® 2.1 with EDR TM370I 1 [430-0628] 606
Wireless:
Wireless 1520 802.11n Half Mini-Card DW1520 1 [430-3688] 19
Adobe Reader Acrobat SW:
Adobe Acrobat Reader ADOBER 1 [410-1883] 15
AlienFX:
Quasar Blue BLU 1 [313-8792][421-2261] 10
Avatar:
Alienhead 3D AVITR1 1 [421-1573] 12
Wallpapers:
Alienhead 3D WAL1 1 [421-1591] 13
Factory Installed Games:
Steam and Portal™ Factory Installed STEAM 1 [421-1360] 73
Power Adapters:
150 Watt Adapter ADT150 1 [330-7840] 4
Automatic Updates:
Automatic Updates: On AUTOON 1 [330-6348] 20
Standard Nameplate Trigger:
Standard Nameplate SPLATE 1 [330-6175] 748
Security Software:
McAfee® VirusScan Plus – 30-Day Free Trial 7MCF30E 1 [410-0203] 25
 

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