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Wannabe Geek


Topic # 138462 5-Jan-2014 14:40 Send private message

Howdy,

I currently own a Desktop PC - i7 2600k and HD 7970 - which is now infrequently used and am wishing to sell it to pick up a new laptop. I have anywhere around 1800 - 2000 to spend on a new laptop. Im looking for a laptop which is capable of running the likes of Battlefield 4, BF3 and Arma 3 on medium to high settings. Other than gaming the laptop will be used for browsing the web, and video/photo editing. It is essentially required to replace my Desktop, without losing the whole gaming aspect but I'm wiling to decrease the performance side of things for the improved portability. 


Any advice is much appreciated.

Cheers

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  Reply # 961529 5-Jan-2014 15:02 Send private message


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  Reply # 961532 5-Jan-2014 15:06 Send private message

looks like the $1800+ asus will fit. the main thing is a high end GPU and the screen resolution of 1080p. don't get anything with a lousy GPU or you won't get what you want.

(of note GZ wants you to use the geekzone price search but i am not sure if the filters are as good as pricespy)

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  Reply # 961548 5-Jan-2014 15:44 Send private message

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=NBKASU501409&name=ASUS-R501JR-Gaming-Notebook---Intel-i7-4700HQ-16GB

something like this laptop will be a good gaming laptop and run bf4 on the specs you want 

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  Reply # 961694 6-Jan-2014 03:44 Send private message

hmm the asus doesn't have a 1080 screen ... up to you ...



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  Reply # 961812 6-Jan-2014 11:58 Send private message

Thanks for the quick replies :) 

Yeah, i am looking for a screen which is 1080P. I just found a Sager NP7330on Trademe which looks like it has good specs and all, although it is second hand. The reviews about Sager seem pretty positive online, at the moment its a toss up between the MSI for 1900 or the Sager.

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  Reply # 961817 6-Jan-2014 12:05 Send private message

VagueLines: Thanks for the quick replies :) 

Yeah, i am looking for a screen which is 1080P. I just found a Sager NP7330on Trademe which looks like it has good specs and all, although it is second hand. The reviews about Sager seem pretty positive online, at the moment its a toss up between the MSI for 1900 or the Sager.

Cheers


I used to own a Sager - in fact, just a couple of months back I sold it with a 680M. It's a great laptop. Comes in very understated, unlike the MSI which "screams out" in terms of colour and design. 

I highly recommend a Sager.

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  Reply # 961823 6-Jan-2014 12:14 Send private message

are you sure you want to game on a 13" screen? i'd be pushing for 18" if i were to game on it. unless you need to lug it around then bulk and weight is a big no no no.

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  Reply # 961833 6-Jan-2014 12:31 Send private message

(PS you probably know this but i read that GDDR5 is definitely superior to DDR3)

if i were you i'd pick one of these http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentsearch.asp

there is a amd + radeon 8970M one - what do people think? it's cheap .... but is it as good as an intel + nvidia combo hmm ...

edit something wrong with the link go to gaming laptops (MSI ones)

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  Reply # 961873 6-Jan-2014 13:46 Send private message

www.logicalblueone.com.au

specifically the P150SM.

You lose a little build quality over a name brand but get significantly more grunt for your money.



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  Reply # 962099 6-Jan-2014 20:11 Send private message

Cheers for the advice.

Yeah the Sagers definitely look and sound like quality laptops. On the topic of the screen size 13" is fine, as i would be having to lug it around rather frequently. 

Cheers for sharing that website - logicalblueone.com - and it has some really good pc's, although the only issue is that it is Australian based therefore i will be having to pay for taxes etc? is that correct?

Cheers

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  Reply # 962123 6-Jan-2014 20:51 Send private message

Hmm - didn't consider that - woops.

They charge a flat delivery fee but yeah I imagine you would have to pay duty which would drive the price up considerably (GST would be 300 by itself).

Good point...

whats my duty suggests $350 for a 2k laptop with 50 dollars shipping..



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  Reply # 962296 7-Jan-2014 08:49 Send private message

Yeah, well that Clevon laptop priced at 1400 looks rather decent, including shipping and taxes it comes to 1700 which is cheap for such a high end PC.

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