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    Need help to find a laptop

    Hey guys im currently looking into a notebook/laptop. I have about £1200-1300 to spend.

    I would like it to be fast with 2gb ram and pref a 17inch screen and a half decent graphics card. I know i wont be playing crysis on it anytime soon but would like to be able to play games on it while im on a train etc. I have looked at rock direct and dell but not sure what to get Are my ambitions too high?

    Anyone got any ideas?

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    Re: Need help to find a laptop

    Something like the vostro 1700 could be specced very highly in that budget.

    Rock are a good place to get higher spec laptops but they are a bit pricey.

    you can pretty much tick the highest box on everything with the vostro
    The Dell Online Store: Build Your System

    and it still comes out less than £1200 inc vat and del.

    If you want to prioritse gaming then this is an older model but you can get a 7950GTX within budget
    The Dell Online Store: Build Your System

    fairly sure evesham went into administration but this is probably the cheapest way to get an 8700GT
    can't seem to post the link for this one but it's on evesham.com and under notebooks select ultimate.


    High spec on this on as well, it's the same as the vostro but silver with a custom lid colour
    The Dell Online Store: Build Your System

    for rock this is quite nice on a budget
    rock :: Welcome :: Ultimate performance gaming laptops and notebooks

    HD Dvd ROM but lower graphics power than the dell and no idea about the build quality. Rock have a forum that may be worth checking out.
    Last edited by staffsMike; 03-01-2008 at 07:09 PM.

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    Re: Need help to find a laptop

    Thanks very much Mike. Reason why im only spending £1200 is cause i have to build up a server to back up my HDD's after one of mine dying last month! Think you may have posted in that thread too.

    I like the idea of having the 7950go in the laptop as i know its a good card.

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    Re: Need help to find a laptop

    Yeah even though it's an older model it's a great laptop. There should be some very cheap ones on ebay.

    NEW DELL XPS M1710 LAPTOP 2.16GHz 2GB RAM T7400 on eBay, also, Laptops, Computing (end time 03-Jan-08 19:30:00 GMT)
    this one has a 7900GTX

    Shame you couldn't stretch to this one
    NEW DELL XPS M1710 LAPTOP 2.33GHz 4GB RAM T7600G on eBay, also, Laptops, Computing (end time 04-Jan-08 16:30:00 GMT)

    overclockable CPU

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    Re: Need help to find a laptop

    Well guys i now have about £1800 to spend.

    At the minute i have this spec with rock direct

    Your current Xtreme 770 (X770-T9300) configuration:
    NVIDIA GeForce 7950 Go GTX 512MB / WSXGA+ X-Glass rock logo Orange / 2GB DDR2 667MHz / 160GB 7200rpm SATA HDD / HD DVD-ROM / +/- DVD Writer / No TV Tuner / No additional option / Standard UK qwerty Keyboard / Windows XP Pro / No Thanks / No Thank you I will be selecting a Pakuma / No additional software / No Office Software required / Pixel Guarantee option not taken / UK Power Lead

    Total Price £1425.95ex VAT
    £1675.49inc VAT

    Is this the best for the money or is there others im missing?

    hope to hear your opinion on it staffsMike

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    Re: Need help to find a laptop

    i have no experience with rock but the dell vostro 1700 mentioned by staffsmike should be pretty good (although it might be pretty heavy)...

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    Re: Need help to find a laptop

    The vostro when custumised to be on par with the rock ends up costing more and is slower as the processer only goes up to 2.33ghz (which they are charging £410 for on its own)
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    Re: Need help to find a laptop

    on an £1800 budget this is the one to get
    rock :: Welcome :: Ultimate performance gaming laptops and notebooks

    Now they are using the 8800GTX don't bother with the 7950 as the 8800 is about about twice as powerful

    You could go a spec lower on the CPU to save a bit of money but I really would get the 8800GTX if you can.

    KiMi. (aka staffsMike )

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    Re: Need help to find a laptop

    he's right you know

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