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    Laptop advice Budget of £1200

    Hello people

    I am back for more advice before I spend my hard earned notes.

    I'm looking to spend a max £1200 on a gaming laptop.

    I'm not to fust about the screen size just want to be able to play games like BFBC2 and the new HAWX when it comes out.

    I've priced up a dell studio 17 with the below spec for £1084
    i7-720
    4 gig ddr3
    500 gb HD
    1GB ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 560v < no clue if this is any good
    17.3” 1600x900 LED with TL
    and 3 years cover

    I'll be surprised if I will get a better deal than this but any suggestions are more than welcome and would be a great help

    is the ATI 560 a rebranded card? will it cope ok with the 17 inch res?

    Thanks peeps

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    Re: Laptop advice Budget of £1200

    I have also found this Kobalt, I have not herd of Kobalt has anyone had any dealings with them
    I'm leaning towards this build over the dell

    Kobalt G860
    Screen - :: 15.6" 1600x900 HD+ X-Glass 1
    Processor - :: Intel® Core i5 520M Dual Core 2.66GHz - 2.93GHz 3MB Cache 1
    Video Card - :: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 1
    Memory 1 - :: 4GB DDR3 1333Mhz CAS9 2x 2GB DIMMs 1
    Hard Drive - :: 500GB Western Digital 7,200rpm with 16MB Cache
    Operating system 1 - :: Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 1

    Total £1,229.54

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    Re: Laptop advice Budget of £1200

    You probably already considered it but you know you'd get a heck of a lot more for your money if you bought a PC instead of a laptop, do you really need it to be a laptop? Bear in mind gaming laptops are usually very heavy, large and get really hot which kind of removes the portability advantage of laptops. Also note that 5870 mobility is much slower than a proper desktop HD 5870. For that much money you could get/build a high-end gaming PC that would cope with pretty much any modern games running on high.

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    Re: Laptop advice Budget of £1200

    Hey watercooled

    I built an i7 rig a few months ago, the laptop is to use at my girlfriends and to sometimes take to my mates, with the aid of a forklift

    If I did build another desktop for use at my girlfriends I would need to get a desk and chair aswell as another monitor. So i figured a laptop would probs be the best bet.

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    Re: Laptop advice Budget of £1200

    Take a look at this

    Ah sorry just noticed that with the VAT it puts it over your price range

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