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    Re: 'Gaming' Laptop for about £700 (+/-)

    Quote Originally Posted by aeonf242 View Post
    Looks interesting.

    If I could beg one more pearl..is
    a Intel Core i5-520M 2.4Ghz
    any match for a
    Intel Core i7-720QM 1.6GHz (turbo up to 2.8GHz)?

    This article might be of interest to you:
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/lap...-benchmarked/2

    Doesn't have i5 benchmark, but does show the performance of the 1.6GHz Core i7 720QM. Quite impressive.
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    Re: 'Gaming' Laptop for about £700 (+/-)

    This is for anyone watching this thread..
    Acer Big un £699

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    Re: 'Gaming' Laptop for about £700 (+/-)

    Quote Originally Posted by aeonf242 View Post
    This is for anyone watching this thread..
    Acer Big un £699
    Ha, we've been browsing the same HUKD deal. My link above was from the same thread ;-)

    I think it's going to be hard to beat your linked deal in terms of bang for buck. A quad core cpu, 4 gig ram, blu-ray, HD 4670... although surely 18.4 inches is pushing the limit of the whole 'laptop' definition! ;-)

    Would be curious if the battery could last the full way through a blu-ray!
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    Re: 'Gaming' Laptop for about £700 (+/-)

    Depends if you watching the extended version of lord of the rings or not lol. I hardly dout it would do the 3.5hours it says it will.

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    Re: 'Gaming' Laptop for about £700 (+/-)

    For those curious, the ATI gfx card on that linked laptop is pretty strong:
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-ATI...0.13881.0.html

    It's faster then the nVidia GT330m found on a number of high-end laptops. Although I suspect the 2.0Ghz Core2 architecture will hinder the cpu bound games which aren't specifically multi-threaded and don't take advantage of 4 cores.
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    Re: 'Gaming' Laptop for about £700 (+/-)

    It seems that the Mobility HD5650 is faster than the Mobility HD4670:

    http://www.notebookcheck.net/ATI-Mob...w.24035.0.html


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    Re: 'Gaming' Laptop for about £700 (+/-)

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    It seems that the Mobility HD5650 is faster than the Mobility HD4670:

    http://www.notebookcheck.net/ATI-Mob...w.24035.0.html
    Agreed, and I suspect the Core-i3 @2.13Ghz would also be faster in most games then the Core2Quad @2.0Ghz (some exceptions could inc. GTAIV which is heavily multi-threaded). Not got benchmarks to hand but the i3/i5 architecture is faster clock for clock then c2d/c2q.

    Still - £700 for a blu-ray quad core "laptop" is still pretty good bang for buck.
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    Re: 'Gaming' Laptop for about £700 (+/-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Covenant View Post
    Still - £700 for a blu-ray quad core "laptop" is still pretty good bang for buck.
    I'm actually quite tempted, as I need a desktop replacement in some shape or form...just not too sure this worth £700....for Vista aswell..a review

    Also seen a core i7 Studio 1558 - 1.6Ghz - 500.00Gb HD - 4gb RAM - DVD/RW fro £595 from the outlet
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    Re: 'Gaming' Laptop for about £700 (+/-)

    Think this one could fit the bill:
    http://www.simplyasus.com/ASUS_G70S-7S007C_609949.html
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    Intel® Core 2 Duo Penryn (T9300 - 2.50 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 6MB)
    17" WXGA (1440x900 Color Shine)
    RAM 4096MB, Hard Drive 640GB (2 x 320GB HDD)
    Blu-Ray Writer (Blu-Ray HD Writer + DVD-RW & CD-RW)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® 8700M GT SLI with 1GB Dedicated Memory

    Old technology (Hence knock down price), but that would be plenty fast enough games I think... just a warning though, review shows battery only lasting 1hr 20min! So specifically a desktop replacement.

    /edit Gfx is the 8700M GT SLI - quite a big ommition apologies!
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    Re: 'Gaming' Laptop for about £700 (+/-)

    The 8700M is massively slower than a Mobility HD4670 or HD5650 as it is basically an underclocked desktop 8600GT.


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    Re: 'Gaming' Laptop for about £700 (+/-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Covenant View Post
    Think this one could fit the bill:
    http://www.simplyasus.com/ASUS_G70S-7S007C_609949.html
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    Intel® Core 2 Duo Penryn (T9300 - 2.50 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 6MB)
    17" WXGA (1440x900 Color Shine)
    RAM 4096MB, Hard Drive 640GB (2 x 320GB HDD)
    Blu-Ray Writer (Blu-Ray HD Writer + DVD-RW & CD-RW)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® 8700M GT with 1GB Dedicated Memory

    Old technology (Hence knock down price), but that would be plenty fast enough games I think... just a warning though, review shows battery only lasting 1hr 20min! So specifically a desktop replacement.
    I ended up buying a Dell Outlet Laptop for £800.

    Studio 1747, Win7 Ultimate, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 1 GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
    Core i7-820QM(1.73GHz) Mobile CPU, 8 X DVD +/- RW, 17.3in Full High Definition (1920X1080) LED with TrueLife
    State: Certified Refurbished

    This seemed OK value, though the various Asus clearance deals seemed tempting

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    Re: 'Gaming' Laptop for about £700 (+/-)

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    The 8700M is massively slower than a Mobility HD4670 or HD5650 as it is basically an underclocked desktop 8600GT.
    Think you mean overclocked: Desktop 8600GT had core/mem 540/1180. Mobile 8700M GT has 625 / 1250. Possibly you've confused it with the 8600M GT, not sure.

    Anyway, forgot to mention that it has 2x 8700M GTs in SLI (have updated post), so benchmarks put it ahead of the HD4670:
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-...LI.6933.0.html
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-ATI...0.13881.0.html

    I only posted it was because it fitted the "Gaming" Laptop for £700 title pretty much perfectly, and had a blu-ray writer thrown in for good measure ;-) Might work for someone on a budget.

    Anyway, aeon seems to have found himself a pretty smart machine with an i7 cpu. Nice.
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    Re: 'Gaming' Laptop for about £700 (+/-)

    Go for a Asus G73 but it seems quite expensive in the UK side...hmm sorry about that.

    But not sure why you want a laptop for gaming?

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    Re: 'Gaming' Laptop for about £700 (+/-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Covenant View Post

    /edit Gfx is the 8700M GT SLI - quite a big ommition apologies!
    Absolutely. Although old those GT's in SLi are formidable in games than harness SLi well.

    this is easily the best alrounder for the money imo. MSi next port of call.

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    Re: 'Gaming' Laptop for about £700 (+/-)

    Quote Originally Posted by usxhe190 View Post
    But not sure why you want a laptop for gaming?
    Because I need to have a PC that I can hid when not in use and play games on :-)

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    Re: 'Gaming' Laptop for about £700 (+/-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Covenant View Post
    Anyway, aeon seems to have found himself a pretty smart machine with an i7 cpu. Nice.
    Or possibly a lemon.....stupid Dell Outlet

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