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I'm in the market to buy a new laptop. I'm a writer, and when I'm not writing I'm playing D3.
I will be primarily using the laptop as a desktop unless I'm traveling.
Any preferences out there on system. Specs? Etc.
I would like to stay under $2k so that probably rules out the Alienware.
Any advice from any pro techs or gamers out there would be greatly appreciated.
People who aren't "computer guys" buy gaming laptops. I'm a computer guy.
Pay no attention to the kids giving you grief about asking about a gaming laptop. Yes you get more bang for your buck out of a custom build desktop gaming rig but when you're on a budget and need your gaming to be mobile you get the laptop. When these kids grow up and have to spend a few nights in a crappy little hotel room and their big bad gaming rig is back at home cause they can't pack it up and take it on the plane with them they'll understand.
I have a decent custom build too but i also understand the need for mobility
Alienware has become over priced crap since Dell took them over.
I'm very happy with my Asus Rog g53sx. It's a little heavier and bulkier than some of the others but it's got proper cooling. Consider a good headset. the built in speakers are lacking.
good luck with however you decide to go.
Edited by Lizard#1681 on 4/17/2013 6:56 PM PDT
buy a crappy netbook for typing up crap on...
if you want a gaming machine just get a small tower and pump that beast full of the good parts, ROG is good, but its almost like Alienware (not horribly overpriced but its getting there.) trust me desktops destroy laptops everyday of the week, and for a lot less.
Now I know someones gonna say a laptop is portable and go and list all the advantages that go with that, but you're building a gaming rig not some floofy carry it in your apple handbag POC. Do the right thing and build a desktop!
Edited by Hallze#1206 on 4/18/2013 2:32 AM PDT
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