What's the best laptop I can get . . .

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  1. Cartman372

    Cartman372 Maha Guru

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    for a maximum of $4,000 USD?
     
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    Why do you need a 4k laptop?
     
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    Clevo Base Systems Sager variant of Clevo I have and so far even for just 2k-3k its performing very well. Ran Crysis Warhead well too
     
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  6. MM10X

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    thats only the 8800m GTX SLI max, the 8800m GTX has 96 sp's and that model does not have centrino 2(with the 1066Mhz FSB) while the sager has centrino 2, and the other one actually uses desktop CPU's.... just to be aware of that...
     
  7. Cartman372

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    The really nice Sager I saw was sold out of the 9800m GTX and the only option was a Quadro card. And I know for a fact I don't want a Quadro card.

    Now I looked at Dell, I looked at Sager, and I know you guys HATE Alienware but I looked at them as well.

    I know for a fact that I love how the Alienware laptops look and perform. I have a friend that has an Area-51 m15x. And the look and build quality of it is phenomenal and it's performance is pretty nice too.

    I was really looking at getting an Alienware M17. Fully loaded with a bunch of accessories aswell the total price comes to about $4,000 USD.

    Here are the specs:

    Video Card: Dual 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD3870
    CPU: Intel Core 2 T9600 2.8GHz 6MB Cache 1066MHz FSB
    Screen: 17" Wide 1920x1200
    Keyboard: Illuminated Keyboard
    OS: Windows Vista Ultimate x64 SP1
    RAM: 4GB DDR3 1066MHz
    HDD: 2x 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache (RAID1)
    DVD Drive: 8X DualLayer DVD Burner w/ LightScribe
    Wireless Card: Intel Ultimate N 5300 a/b/g/Draft-N

    Total w/o Accessories: $3.089.00

    Accessories:

    Additional 12 Cell Battery
    Vehicle AC Adapter
    Belkin Mini Surge Protector
    Additional AC Adaptor (For The House)
    Logitech VX Revolution (Mouse)
    Firewire Adapter (9-pin to 6 pin)
    32GB Patriot USB Flash Drive
    Alienware Orion Backpack
    25ft Ethernet Cable

    Total w/ Accessories: $3,628.00


    Now I could upgrade the CPU from a Core 2 T9600 2.8GHz to a Core 2 Extreme X9100 3.06GHz and the total will be bumped up to $3,978.00. I highly doubt that the upgrade would be worth it, but I'm unsure about mobile CPUs. Anyone want to provide insight?


    Here is the list of CPU's

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    Intel® Core™2 P8400 2.26GHz (3MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB) [-$500]


    Intel® Core™2 P8600 2.4GHz (3MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB) [-$450]


    Intel® Core™2 T9400 2.53GHz (6MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB) [-$250]


    Intel® Core™2 Quad Q9000 2.00GHz (6MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB) [-$200]


    Intel® Core™2 T9600 2.8GHz (6MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB)


    Intel® Core™2 Extreme X9100 3.06GHz (6MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB) [+$350 or $11/mo.]


    Intel® Core™2 Extreme Quad QX9300 2.53GHz (12MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB) [+$700 or $21/mo.]

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    wut?

    this is an optional config for the m1730

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    Sager also offers desktop Processors in the 9262 Which i have Dual Core 3.33ghz CPU compaired to cut down Laptop CPU's is a nice benefit
     

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    So what do you guys think about the list? (since no one responded)
     
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    Asus W90. That's it.
     
  14. MM10X

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    sorry, i would not ever touch a dell or alienware. they are both ripoff's. the 3870's are crap IMO and the 9800m GTS/GTS 160 pretty much at par with them.

    as the person abuve said, if you do not mind a 18 inch screen, the W90 is great w/ the 4870x2.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220503

    much much better deal than the aliencrap (refering to the price, im sure their notebooks are great quality.).

    malibal also sells the same sager stuff, its the clevo design re branded to a manufacturer if you didnt know. so is alienware(OCZ sells a DIY M17).


    BTW on sager's website its showing the quadro as sold out, looks like the 9800m GTX is in stock...
     
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    Well F*** Alienware. They have nice build quality, but I've been looking at that W90. And I looks like I'll be spending $1,800 less than originally planned. Now to wait till that W90 comes in stock. And an 18Inch screen is even better.

    How good of a CPU is the T9600? What can it be compared to?
     

  16. MM10X

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    the T9600 will perform almost exactly the same, or better than the E7400.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115206


    you should most likely love the W90 if you get it, and it will easily hit 14000 in 3dmark 06.
     
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    Now I looked at ASUS's website for the W90 and I've noticed it has a selection of CPU's.

    There are 4 CPU's: T9600, T9400, P8600 & P8400 What are the P8600/P8400 comparable to? And how much faster are they from the T9600. Because if there is a faster CPU, then I'll try and get it.
     
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    4k on a laptop is retarded
     
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    Not if you are going to Afghanistan for a year and playing computer games is your only escape from reality available.
     
  20. MM10X

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    T9600 = 2.8Ghz 1066Mhz FSB 6MB L2 35 watt.

    T9400 = 2.53Ghz 1066Mhz FSB 6MB L2 35 watt.

    P8600 = 2.4Ghz 1066mhz FSB 3MB L2 25 watt.

    P8400 = 2.26Ghz 1066Mhz FSB 3MB L2 25 watt.

    i'de say either get the sager w/ the 9800m GTX SLI and E8500(please note if you get one of their quad cores, they are 120 watts wich means no battery life.) or the one w/ the GTX 280m and T9600.
     

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