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# 183680 26-Oct-2015 15:37
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HI.

I am looking to buy a gaming laptop somewhere in the next 2 weeks.

 

My current  laptop is an Alienware 14X from the year 2012 and needs replacing.

I hear that Alienware is overpriced and i was wondering if you guys could recommend me a good alternative.
I'm looking for a 17 or 15 inch.
AT least 12 GB of ram
I was thinking of getting a Nvidia 980M but maybe there is a cheaper alternative that is as good as this one.

Thanks in advance.
Regards Andy Tellier.

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Wannabe Geek


  # 1414036 26-Oct-2015 17:03
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Jase2985: http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/notebooks/componentlist.asp?parttypeid=0&t=1
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/notebooks/componentlist.asp?parttypeid=0&t=2

you never mentioned a budget


Thanks.
My budget is about 3000-4000 NZD.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1414040 26-Oct-2015 17:12
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any reason for not getting a desktop?



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  # 1414044 26-Oct-2015 17:22
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Jase2985: any reason for not getting a desktop?


I'm a traveler so i can't take a desktop with me :)

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  # 1414051 26-Oct-2015 17:44
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  # 1414059 26-Oct-2015 18:07
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timmmay: Lenovo gaming laptops.


You can get 17'' laptops with Nvidia GTX960M for about half the price. I got myself an Acer Aspire Nitro V Black Edition with the same GPU, worth max NZ$1800 new.
There's a new range of laptops sporting a GTX980 (non M, rather the desktop version!). With your budget I would certainly look out for those
http://www.geforce.com/hardware/notebook-gpus/geforce-gtx-980



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  # 1414067 26-Oct-2015 18:28
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ZiglioNZ:
timmmay: Lenovo gaming laptops.


You can get 17'' laptops with Nvidia GTX960M for about half the price. I got myself an Acer Aspire Nitro V Black Edition with the same GPU, worth max NZ$1800 new.
There's a new range of laptops sporting a GTX980 (non M, rather the desktop version!). With your budget I would certainly look out for those
http://www.geforce.com/hardware/notebook-gpus/geforce-gtx-980



Do you know where i can find a laptop with one of those?


 
 
 
 


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  # 1414068 26-Oct-2015 18:33
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I've got an Alienware 14 and it is great! I wouldn't put it into the "overpriced" category just yet.




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  # 1414075 26-Oct-2015 18:45
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tellierken: 

Do you know where i can find a laptop with one of those?



Unfortunately they're not available yet, maybe Q1 2016, but if you can wait, I wouldn't go for anything less. Here's a list of the early models

http://www.pcgamer.com/nvidia-is-putting-desktop-caliber-gtx-980-gpus-in-laptops/


 

  • Asus GX700
  • Clevo P775DM-G
  • Clevo P870DM-G
  • Gigabyte Auros RX7Y4
  • MSI GT72
  • MSI GT80

This one will be the first mobile GPU to support Oculus Rift, nice to have for a future appkication



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  # 1414159 26-Oct-2015 21:44
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ZiglioNZ:
tellierken: 

Do you know where i can find a laptop with one of those?



Unfortunately they're not available yet, maybe Q1 2016, but if you can wait, I wouldn't go for anything less. Here's a list of the early models

http://www.pcgamer.com/nvidia-is-putting-desktop-caliber-gtx-980-gpus-in-laptops/


 

  • Asus GX700
  • Clevo P775DM-G
  • Clevo P870DM-G
  • Gigabyte Auros RX7Y4
  • MSI GT72
  • MSI GT80

This one will be the first mobile GPU to support Oculus Rift, nice to have for a future appkication


Thank you.

 

I'll keep an eye out for these.

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