Is there a Windows gaming laptop with the Apple build quality?

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  1. miffywiffy

    miffywiffy Master Guru

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    I'm not a fan of Macs but seeing the build quality of the one my Boss has it's amazing and the screen is so nice. It's all metal and just feels really tight with no bits that move or creek. My last laptop was an Alienware one but I sent it back because it was so loud, felt cheap, got so hot and the screen was just horrible.

    So I'm just wondering if there is a nice one for Windows, a nice compromise maybe of build quality and performance.

    Thanx.
     
  2. allesclar

    allesclar Ancient Guru

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    fail, anything by samsung if top quality.
     
  3. ScaryClown

    ScaryClown Master Guru

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    Alienware!
     
  4. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    Hes wanting something that isnt cheap plastic, and i cant think of any alternatives that are aluminum.
     

  5. scatman839

    scatman839 Ancient Guru

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    current dell xps are semi alu
     
  6. WaroDaBeast

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    Don't quite understand why you said fail (unless you're referring to the fact that he had an Alienware beforehand), but I think Samsung makes nice laptops regarding build quality. I think the 700G7A would fit your needs.

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    I like Toshiba as well, as far as build quality and software support is concerned. (You might run into BIOS issues, but I don't know if the newer models still do the same "BIOS password" request crap when you've never set any password before. Anyway, that's easily fixable.)

    There's Asus too, but ya gotta like the looks of their gaming laptops.
     
  7. miffywiffy

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    I had a look today and nothing has the build quality of the lovely Macbook Air, Samsungs version just feels like a cheap knockoff. So I'm just going to wait for Gaming to come to Apple Laptops on the scale of Windows or for a Windows Laptop to come like the Macbook Air.
     
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    Just noticed after my first post, the new Asus Zenbook

    Amazing, but not built for gaming, looks to have intel graphics:bang:

    http://zenbook.asus.com/
     
  10. Wrigleyvillain

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    I am too lazy to look what GPUs are offered at present but why not just run Windows on a MacBook Pro?
     

  11. kanej2007

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    Coz macs suck at gaming. Their really only used for music software/production, video editing, etc...
     
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    Um, derp? Mac OS X may suck for gaming relatively speaking due to lack of titles but the hardware is a PC with full support from Apple for running Windows.

    Along with the hardware inside, Apple's prices are more in line with that of other OEMs these days too. I bet it's competitive with a similarly-equipped Alienware or such, at least. Again, don't care enough to actually look...
     
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  14. The Chubu

    The Chubu Ancient Guru

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    Nah, it cant be that bad, lets see wh... OH GOD JESUS CHRIST


    :wanker: :wanker: :wanker:

    I was checking prices, if where i live i can get a similary packed Acer (SB quad core, 2,0Ghz, GT540M) for 1500 USD, i cant imagine the stuff you could buy in USA with 2000 USD, let alone 2500 USD.

    That said, i give a sht about full aluminum case and such. As long as the screen is good and the touchpad is smooth, im set.
     
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    The recently announced Razer Blade meets your criteria very much so. It's virtually a 17" MacBook Pro, designed in conjunction with an unnamed Apple engineer/s too. Unfortunately, along with the Mac looks it also carries the premium price tag ($2799). Surely a unique gaming laptop tough - not perfect, but quite unique. Might be worth checking out.

    http://www.razerzone.com/blade
     
  17. WaroDaBeast

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    Errr... $201 short of $3000 for a laptop with a "next-gen" GT555m? Thanks, but no, thanks. You can get gaming laptops with a GTX570m for half that price. Oh, and the Geforce 500 series is the currrent generation of nvidia GPUs. Jus' sayin'.
     
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    My new MSI GT780R isn't all aluminum - just the palm rest and LCD back cover - but it's pretty well built, excellent specs (i72630QM, 4 SODIMM slots with 4GB DDR3 each, GTX560M 1.5GB, 2x 500GB in RAID0) and only set me back about $1600, not including warranty.
     
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  20. anticupidon

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    i deal with laptop repairs daily.
    i can say the Apple standards are very high regarding manufacturing ,and attention to details.But also a royal pain in the back if you need to repair them *some models*
    now,finding a laptop with the almost the same standars..hmm..kinda dificult,but doable.
    you need patience,and a pretty fat wallet.
     

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