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Jeratain
11-11-2003, 02:21:55
Looking for the best possible mobile gaming system I can get for no more than $2000.

Alienware's systems start at 2400 and up, so they are not feasible.

Unfortunately this is for my brother and not for me; he's moving away somewhere that he can't take a desktop, but he loves to play games, so if you guys know of good models or brands please recommend them :)

Sir Penguin
11-11-2003, 02:52:31
You mean a laptop, not a light desktop?

SP

Darkstar
11-11-2003, 07:11:50
For $2K, you should be able to find something that will play most games (games with moderate requirements).

Jeratain
11-11-2003, 11:40:27
Originally posted by Sir Penguin
You mean a laptop, not a light desktop?

SP Yeah.. I'm actually surprised I never used the word laptop.

I'm looking for a laptop, yes :)

He's into 3D intensive games, so a high end video card is the preferred. I tried looking into the Dell systems, but I only looked for a while and didn't see any "custom build your own" options for laptops. Do they offer anything of the sort? Am I just blind and cant find that option?

zmama
11-11-2003, 12:16:47
http://www1.us.dell.com/content/products/category.aspx/notebooks?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs

Go about halfway down the page and click on Inspiron 8500 more details. Upgrade the vid card...lots of memory, and a bigger hard drive...Comes out to $2001

Deacon
11-11-2003, 16:37:45
There was a story in the tech news a while back about a man who burnt himself by using his notebook as a laptop. :)

Resource Consumer
11-11-2003, 18:06:42
they really should disable those ports :-)

MDA
11-11-2003, 21:57:50
Mine gets uncomfortably hot just resting on my knees, through my jeans. I wouldn't dare play SMAC naked. :)

Aredhran
11-11-2003, 23:55:26
Don't tell me you still play SMAC... Even I gave up on that

Darkstar
12-11-2003, 04:28:01
OK then, we won't tell you.

MDA
12-11-2003, 18:23:42
It was just a quick game on a small planet! I can quit any time I want! :nervous:

Jeratain
18-11-2003, 09:58:17
Well we ordered it.

He was actually willing to go for the Alienware laptop (the 2500 dollar one) but unfortunately they wouldn't deliver in time and he didn't want to do an overseas thing, so he opted for the Dell. He got the 2600 and did a few upgrades to things, like RAM, processor, video card, etc. Ended up costing about 2050 dollars.

Thanks for the help.

Now all that remains is my personal upgrade that will be ocurring soon. Does anyone know when newegg is going to have some good sales on processors and motherboards?

Sir Penguin
18-11-2003, 09:59:27
Immediately after you buy new ones.

SP

Jeratain
18-11-2003, 10:59:52
:lol: So true and so sad.

MDA
20-11-2003, 17:42:53
SP, so wise, and so sad.