Miscellaneous laptop discussions forum: Looking for a Good Gaming Laptop

by: Kilim June 7, 2005 7:08 PM PDT

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Looking for a Good Gaming Laptop

by Kilim - 6/7/05 7:08 PM

So does anyone have any suggestion on what and where to get a decent Gaming Laptop?

So far I have a couple I have my eye on:
(below is with just the Base price.)

WidowPC: Sting 917- Base: $2,695 / Customized: $2,910
[list]I just read a few good reviews about this company.
Suppose to be better than Alienware in Customer Service and pricing.
Makes PC & Laptops specificly for Gaming.
Financing plan not as great as the other 'Brand names'

[list]
Sting 917 Gaming Laptop $2695.00 $2695.00
Weight: 12.00 lbs. each
Additional Shipping ($49.00)
Processor is Intel P4 530J 3.0Ghz LGA 775 1024KB L2 Cache with Hyper-Threading
Memory is 1GB - 2 x 512 MB 533Mhz PC4200 DDR2 $120.00 $120.00
Hard Drive Bay One is 60 GB 7200 RPM ATA 100 $65.00 $65.00
Hard Drive Bay Two is Not Selected
Hard Drive RAID Configuration is None Selected
Screen is 17 inch 1900 x 1200 WUXGA+ LCD, with ClearView SuperBrite Technology - BEST DETAIL
Video Card is ATI m28 x800 Mobility 256MB DDR3 PCI Express
Operating System is Microsoft Windows XP Home
TV Tuner is None Selected
Optical Drive is 8x24x10x24x DVD/CD-RW
Second Optical Drive is None Selected
Battery is Li-ION Long Life
Telephone Modem is Built In Fax Modem 56K v.90
Network Card is Built In Gigabit LAN Card
Wireless Network Card is Internal Wireless 802.11b/g 54 Mbps with Bluetooth $75.00 $75.00
Floppy Drive is External USB 3.5 inch 1.44 MB Floppy
Warranty is Widow PC One Year Parts and Labor
Advanced Cases is Deluxe Carrying Case with Shoulder Strap - FREE
Extra Battery is None Selected
USB Optical Mini Mouse is None Selected
Docking Port Replicator is None Selected
Additional AC Adapter is None Selected
Office Software is None Selected
Special Discount is None Selected
Total Shipment Weight: 12.00 lbs. Subtotal: $2955.00 [/list][/list]

Dell: XPS 2 - Base: $2349 / Customized: $2,737(AFTER $400 Mail-in rebate)
[list]Suppose to be the top of the line in multimedia and gaming.
Also have a financing plan.

[list]
Inspiron XPS Gen 2 Intel Pentium M Processor 760 (2 GHz/2MB Cache/533MHz FSB)
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
LCD Panel 17 inch UltraSharp Wide Screen UXGA Display with TrueLife
Memory 1GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz 2 Dimm
Video Card 256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra
Hard Drive 60GB 7200rpm Hard Drive 60GB7
Network Card Integrated 1 Gigabit Network Card and Modem
CD ROM/DVD ROM 24X CD Burner/DVD Combo Drive
Wireless Networking Card Intel PRO/Wireless 2915 Internal Wireless (802.11 a/b/g, 54Mbps)
Office Productivity Software (Pre-Installed) No productivity suite - Corel WordPerfect word processor only
Primary Battery 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery (80 WHr)
Limited Warranty, Services and Support No Extended Service, Support or Ltd Warranty
XPS Specialized Support Inspiron XPS, Specialized Support
Digital Imaging Photo Album SE Basic
Wireless Personal Networking Card Dell Wireless 350 Bluetooth Internal(2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate)
Mail-in Rebate SAVE $400 with mail-in rebate! System price shown before rebate!
Miscellaneous Award Winning Service & Support
[/list][/list]

HP: zd8000 - Base: $1,149 / Customized: 1,699 (AFTER $50 Mail-in Rebate)
[list]Not top of the line but has what is needed.
Really wish the Graphics card is better (256MB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) X600).
Also have a financing plan.
Looks the best for the buck in whole package.
best keyboard layout.

[list]
Operating System Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Home Edition with SP2
Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 630 w/HT Technology, 3.0GHz
Display 17.0'' WSXGA+ BrightView Wide Viewing (1680x1050)
Memory 1.0GB DDR2 SDRAM, 533MHz (2x512MB)
Hard Drive 60 GB 4200 RPM Hard Drive
Primary CD/DVD Drive FREE Upgrade DVD+/-RW/R CD-RW Combo w/Double Layer
Graphics Card 256MB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) X600
Networking 54g(TM) Integ. Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN & Bluetooth
Primary Battery 12 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
Productivity Software Microsoft(R) Works/Money
[/list][/list]

Fujitsu: N6000 - Base: $1,749 / Customized: $1,929 (AFTER $50 Mail-in Rebate)
[list]Also have the great Keyboard layout I like.

[list]
Processor Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor 538 supporting HT (3.2 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 1 MB L2 cache)
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home
with Microsoft Works
Display 17'' wide-aspect WXGA+ Crystal View display
TV Tuner None
Main Memory (first slot) 512 MB memory module
Extended Memory (second memory slot) 512 MB memory module
Hard Drive 60 GB hard drive (5400 rpm)
Optical Drive DVD/CD-RW combo drive
Video ATI Mobility RADEON 9700 with 128 MB of dedicated video memory
Additional Main Battery Options None
[/list][/list]


PS:
This is w/o any warranties added.
When I do buy, how much or should I get the extended warranties?
(It looks hefty sad )

Also what is the difference between Intel Pentium 4 and Intel Pentium M?
(Due to 2 of the Laptops are Intel 3.0 Ghz and the Dell is Pentium M 2.0 Ghz.)

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