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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:12 pm 
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I have been looking at a few forums in search of a gaming laptop under $1500 without much luck. Specifically looking for something that will last for at least 2 years and able to handle the latest high intensity games.

I will be using it mostly for gaming and work. 1TB hard drive minimum with no less than 8GB of Ram, Any suggestions will be highly appreciated.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:00 am 
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Several good and reliable brands of laptops that are suitable for gaming. Search for "top 10" listings of gaming laptops. You should get at least 4 or more years from a good laptop, but may need new main and BIOS battery after 2 or 3 years. If the laptop has HDMI output, then an external monitor can be used when wanted, reducing system power needs.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:12 pm 
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you might wanna look at ROG gaming laptops


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:35 am 
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Gaming and laptops are a misnomer! You will never get the same experience on a laptop than gaming on a PC or console due to screen size and control. laptop keyboards don't generally survive the stress of gaming as do the mouse pads (gaming with a mouse pad!). The hardware on laptops are usually geared for energy efficiency and not gaming so power is less to the CPU and GPU (usually tell, CPU usually has a U and GPU usually have M to denote mobile). However you can attach a usb keyboard and mouse or uses a USB controller to take the stress off the laptop keyboard, and you can run a laptop video out to a big screen. But then you would be as well carrying a console around with you, or a mini ITX gaming rig.

All in all, gaming on a laptop is bad (even on Alienware) due to lower spec components, keyboard and mouse ware and smaller lower spec screens. And if you are gaming on your laptop and it fails, then you realise you have that important bit of work to do and you cannot access it - nuff said.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:44 am 
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I agree with Mr T. I bought my son a HP gaming laptop and whilst I got 4 good years out of it. It ran hot all the time and basically cooked itself. I Just finished building him a gaming desktop now and filled it full of fans. Gaming machines get hot.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:51 pm 
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The best gaming laptop in 2019—Elegant. Portable. Powerful.

CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H | GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q | RAM: 16GB DDR4-2400MHz | Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) wide-view 144Hz | Storage: 512GB M.2 SSD | Battery: 82 Whr | Dimensions: 9.75 x 14.08 x 0.69 inches | Weight: 4.14 lbs
Sleek and powerfulLong battery life144Hz screenNo G-Sync
The GS65 Stealth Thin delivers everything I want in a gaming laptop. It has the convenience and portability of a productivity notebook—light and thin enough that I can toss it in my backpack, tote it to meetings, and comfortably use it on the couch—married with the internal guts of a gaming PC—powerful enough to play the latest games at high or max settings once the workday is over.

It has a sleek matte black aluminum body with gold accents that feels sturdy and luxe—and thankfully lacking in obnoxious gamer aesthetics. Best of all, in addition to a slim, 18mm thickness, the screen's 4.9mm thin bezels allow for a overall chassis size that's about an inch smaller than most 15-inch laptops.

Performance-wise, the GS65 doesn't disappoint. The base spec features a GTX 1060 Max-Q GPU, but I recommend the GTX 1070 (again Max-Q) model for a few hundred dollars more. It brings with it an upgraded SSD and Killer wireless networking. This spec lets the GS65 maintain framerates above 60 fps in most of the latest games with settings maxed out. And by tweaking a few settings and disabling some of the more demanding, less visually-impactful options, you can easily push your framerates up to 100 fps and above, taking advantage of the system's 144Hz display.

There are other nice details, too: a keyboard from SteelSeries that's solid and responsive (and RGB-lit, if you care about that sort of thing), a responsive touchpad, and a webcam that's placed at the top of the screen, thankfully avoiding the abysmally unflattering "nose-cam" found on most thin-bezeled laptops like the Dell XPS 13.

The only gaming feature missing here is G-Sync, but that's a forgivable offense as the omission allows for both a lower price tag and battery life that legitimately lasts through a whole day of email, web browsing, and streaming video.

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