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Looking for a new gaming Laptop

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Hi everyone

I'm not a huge technical guy so i need some help.

I'm looking to buy a new laptop and i play a lot of games (Tiger Woods 2008 and NHL 2008) are my two big ones.

I don't want to break the bank on a new one but i want one that will play these games. I currently own a two year old Sony Vaio VGNN170G and it won't play either one of these.

I'm looking at HP, Sony and Dell right now and don't want to spend more than $1500.00 Canadian.

Any suggestions will be great

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Take a look at the Dell XPS 1530 c2d 2.4 8600mGT video, depending on the options they are running $1100 - $1500 us after discounts.

See if this link works for you
Take a look at the Dell XPS 1530 c2d 2.4 8600mGT video, depending on the options they are running $1100 - $1500 us after discounts.

See if this link works for you

thanks so much

I just actually talked to an online agent before i logged back in and that is what they recomended.

PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T8300 (2.4GHz/800Mhz FSB, 3MB Cache) edit
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® Vista Ultimate Edition SP1 edit
SYSTEM COLOUR Tuxedo Black edit
LCD AND CAMERA Full Hi Definition, glossy widescreen 15.4 inch LCD(1920x1200) & 2MP Camera edit
MEMORY 3GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz (2 Dimms) edit
HARD DRIVE Speed: 250GB 7200rpm SATA Hard Drive Free Fall Sensor edit
GRAPHICS CARD 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 8600M GT edit
OPTICAL DRIVE 8X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer DVD+R write capability edit
WIRELESS CARD Dell Wireless 1505 Wireless-N Mini-card edit
BLUETOOTH Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth Internal (2.0+Enhanced Data Rate), for XPSM1530 edit
BATTERY OPTIONS 56 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery edit
SOUND OPTIONS Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy HD Software Edition

after discounts it's going to run $1650.00 which is okay

let me know what you think
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I got my son one about 2 months ago nice piece his is 2.2g T7300 but fast
only change I would consider is to upgrade the battery to the 9 cell as normal the faster the hardware the more the power draw. His will only run
about 1.5hrs on a charge while gaming and about 2.5hrs normal use.
Its a nice computer for the gaming you want to do. If you want to go overboard like I do and spend the big bucks, Gateway makes a great gaming laptop. Its the Gateway FX which comes for both desktop and a laptop. I have been able to play on it and it seems nice and all. The real turn on for me is the fact that even though its vista (a flaw in my opinion) it is a 64bit system, 4GB of ram, I think about 320GB for a hard drive, and a 8800 graphics card.

HP's are nice laptops too, don't get me wrong. I am working off of an HP right now that is 32bit with 2GB of ram and a 8800M GTO graphics card. The thing about HP laptops is they give you a more relaxed media feel. You get a small remote with it and a sensor so you can watch movies and not be up at the screen. So thats why I like them. That and they are great at making laptops.
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