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OfflineShroomism
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Gaming laptop FTW
    #15668 - 04/30/08 02:19 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

My laptop is so pimp.. http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/pdet.to?seg=HHO&poid=412522&coid=-33936

Only I installed XP on it and upped it to 4GBs of RAM.. fuck Vista.

Day of Defeat Source I get ~120 FPS solid with all settings on high.

Only thing is on the battery.. it runs down to 50% after about 15 minutes :crankey:

Still fucking nice.

And yes.. I know I could have built a desktop that's twice as good for that much money. But that's not the point.
I needed something I could take with me on the road, and this thing is a beast... best gaming laptop value in that price range by far.


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Re: Gaming laptop FTW [Re: Shroomism]
    #15672 - 04/30/08 02:21 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Can you connect a gamepad/joystick to it?


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Re: Gaming laptop FTW [Re: andyistic]
    #15674 - 04/30/08 02:24 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

I would assume so. it has 6 freaking USB ports, bluetooth, and a bunch of other shit.

The other badass thing about this laptop is the sound system. Most laptops have shitty speakers.. not this thing.. it fucking cranks. 4 Harmon Kardon speakers, with a subwoofer on the bottom. Fuckin a.


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Re: Gaming laptop FTW [Re: Shroomism]
    #15675 - 04/30/08 02:25 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

wanna trade?

does that shit heat up pretty quick?


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Re: Gaming laptop FTW [Re: Dunno]
    #15676 - 04/30/08 02:27 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

No.

And yeah.. it can get pretty hot after a few hours of gaming. But it has hella fans on it... 5 I think. I just keep it on my desk with a fan blowing in behind/underneath it to keep it cool.. when it gets hotter out I'll probably just stick it in front of the AC.

The other thing is 2x video cards in SLi. Yeah, you heard that right.. SLi on a laptop.


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Re: Gaming laptop FTW [Re: Shroomism]
    #15677 - 04/30/08 02:30 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

... and the entire thing is slimmer than the new one Apple came out with. :thumbup:


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Re: Gaming laptop FTW [Re: andyistic]
    #15678 - 04/30/08 02:33 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

i got the Alienware Aurora mALX several months ago

http://www.alienware.com/Review_Pages/alx_review_template.aspx?FileName=review_laptop_1106.asp

for $5k i kinda wish i built a desktop. oh well


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Re: Gaming laptop FTW [Re: andyistic]
    #15679 - 04/30/08 02:34 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Is it really? It's pretty thick for a laptop.. about 2". And it's heavy too.. about 9lbs I think. But who expects a super thin super light laptop for heavy duty gaming really. This thing is a beast.

I didn't know anything about Toshiba laptops but I read a lot of reviews and this one blew everything else away in that price range.. I have not been disappointed.


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Re: Gaming laptop FTW [Re: Yrat]
    #15680 - 04/30/08 02:34 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

$5000 would make an awesome desktop.

I used all high-end parts in mine, and I did it for under $3000.


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Re: Gaming laptop FTW [Re: Yrat]
    #15681 - 04/30/08 02:35 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

what the hell do you all do for a living on order to buy a 5k laptop and not be hurt? 5k could finish paying off my car, well sort of.


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Re: Gaming laptop FTW [Re: andyistic]
    #15682 - 04/30/08 02:38 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Alienwares are really nice but they are generally way overpriced for what they are. Like, this laptop has more hard drive space and better video cards then that thing and it was half the price. That one does have a bigger screen though, and I would guess a slightly faster processor. But still.

And yeah for 5k I could build a fucking amazing desktop.
I thought about building one.. and I figured for 2.5-3k I could basically build my dream gaming rig with all the highest end stuff in it.. but I decided I want the portability of a laptop more atm.


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Re: Gaming laptop FTW [Re: Shroomism]
    #15684 - 04/30/08 02:43 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

Shroomism said:
No.

And yeah.. it can get pretty hot after a few hours of gaming. But it has hella fans on it... 5 I think. I just keep it on my desk with a fan blowing in behind/underneath it to keep it cool.. when it gets hotter out I'll probably just stick it in front of the AC.

The other thing is 2x video cards in SLi. Yeah, you heard that right.. SLi on a laptop.



All that money on a laptop, and it has to sit on your desk....nice.
Hindsight FTW


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Re: Gaming laptop FTW [Re: Shroomism]
    #15685 - 04/30/08 02:43 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Laptops certainly have their advantages, especially when you can roam around town and steal Internet service at key locations.


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Re: Gaming laptop FTW [Re: blewmeanie]
    #15686 - 04/30/08 02:47 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

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blewmeanie said:
All that money on a laptop, and it has to sit on your desk....nice.
Hindsight FTW




Well.. since I can't play it for more than an hour or so without killing the battery.. I have to leave it plugged in. It doesn't get hot unless I'm playing a graphics intensive game for multiple hours. But name me a gaming laptop where the battery lasts for more than an hour and a half... yeah....

And I travel a lot so it's nice to be able to take it around in a backpack with me. There's outlets everywhere so I don't see the problem... I certainly couldn't cart my desktop around everywhere I go.


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Re: Gaming laptop FTW [Re: andyistic]
    #15687 - 04/30/08 02:50 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

im stealing it now. i guess my neighbor has a router or some shit. i bought this laptop a month ago and wasnt gonna get service until i moved, but once i got home and started it up i noticed the little connect signal. im also getting free cable. who ever lived here before me rigged it up to our neighbor and never disconnected before they left.

free internet and cable FTW!

i almost dont want to move.


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Letting go, stripping naked to scream
I am not perfect, nor do I strive to be
I am alive in this world of face-first falls and public breakdowns
I'm a retarded, disfigured clown
Dying to be heard for the simple art of letting this heavy wall finally fall
I'm an equal being of no race or color
A hallucination if you will
Sneaking into the lives of strangers and letting them fall apart
To a new rhythm, just to feel better


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Re: Gaming laptop FTW [Re: Shroomism]
    #15690 - 04/30/08 02:53 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

I got the first generation Dell XPS when it first came out. It was sort of a similar situation to this, although that computer is ancient now. I was totally stoked to have one of the best gaming laptops of the time, and wasn't concerned with how heavy it was (pretty much the same size as Shroomism's). Although it was occasionally irritating to have a heavy ass backpack when traveling, it was really nice to have a powerful computer always in my hotel room.


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Re: Gaming laptop FTW [Re: Shroomism]
    #15692 - 04/30/08 03:06 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

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Shroomism said:
Quote:

blewmeanie said:
All that money on a laptop, and it has to sit on your desk....nice.
Hindsight FTW




Well.. since I can't play it for more than an hour or so without killing the battery.. I have to leave it plugged in. It doesn't get hot unless I'm playing a graphics intensive game for multiple hours. But name me a gaming laptop where the battery lasts for more than an hour and a half... yeah....


And I travel a lot so it's nice to be able to take it around in a backpack with me. There's outlets everywhere so I don't see the problem... I certainly couldn't cart my desktop around everywhere I go.




Ive heard really good things about the Sony vio's battery life. (6+hours) I havent really checked out the spec's on it though.

Personally I would rather just have a decent laptop, and an awesome gaming tower. I mean if your going to have to keep it on a desk to stay cool, and plug it in why not just get a desktop computer.


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Re: Gaming laptop FTW [Re: blewmeanie]
    #15699 - 04/30/08 03:28 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Vaios don't come in SLi.. and they aren't really ideal for gaming.

The reason I got a laptop is because I travel a lot.. I go to a hotel and bam.. plug it in.. instant gaming action. Friend's house.. plug it in. Who wants to cart around a big ass tower and monitor everywhere?


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Re: Gaming laptop FTW [Re: Shroomism]
    #15707 - 04/30/08 03:54 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Nice.


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Re: Gaming laptop FTW [Re: Shroomism]
    #15733 - 04/30/08 05:27 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Yeah. I want a laptop :frown:


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