Which LapTop For Gaming, Etc???

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March 16, 2009 at 06:09:15
Specs: Windows XP,
Considering a laptop for gaming as well as other tasks including utility tasks when not around the desktop and need to be able to play games like Assassins Creed and other high resource required PC games and noted a few laptops that might work out and I have tried to find laptops that had hardware that should be able to handle just about anything well for years to come, although I also need a durable laptop as well.
The laptops that I noted that might work are the:
AlienWare M17X, the ThinkPad W700 or the HP EliteBook 8730W, of these which would probably be the better choice in terms of overall performance and reliability including durability?
Any other laptop ideas that would meet this criteria would be appreciated as well.
Thank you.

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March 16, 2009 at 10:40:24
money no object & creed thrown in for free,
win7 is just around the corner, id wait a bit.

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March 16, 2009 at 10:51:57
Well, money is always an object, but if you really want to play apparently you will have to pay for it and unfortunately a good amount of money, as always going the cheap route gets you what you paid for, or so it seems unless someone has a better alternative, as I would be interested in some other ideas then.
I do however want to stick with the WinXP for now, as I really don't care for Vista and I am in the U.S. and prefer to deal with a U.S. based company.
What about the Win7, can you elaborate some?

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March 16, 2009 at 17:08:22
Win7 is just another step in the Windows NT series:

NT5.0 = 2000
NT5.1 = XP
NT6.0 = Vista
NT6.1 = Win7

As for the laptops you mentioned, only the Alienware is a gamer...the other two are workstations. Which type of laptop do you need?


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March 16, 2009 at 19:33:18
Right I understand that, I just thought there was something else in terms of a new gaming system either out or close to being out and was curious as to its capabilities is all.

I am looking for the ultimate gaming laptop that is both capable of high performance that will last into the near future, but also be reliable and durable and I am very familiar with Panasonic ToughBooks from the military, although they are extremely expensive and unfortunately not gaming machines either, at least not playing games like Assassins Creed anyway.

Nice comparison on the laptops and even though its not necessarily considered a gaming machine, the ThinkPad W700 seems to be better built in terms of ruggedness than the AlienWare M17X and HP EliteBook 8730W which do not seem to be built as tough.
I would prefer the ThinkPad W700 due to it being built heavier than the others with a metal chassis and having some very nice features including some high end performance capabilities, do you feel that the ThinkPad W700 could run Assassins Creed well along with other high performance games and tasks?

On that note since I can build how feasible is it to build a gaming laptop as well as a gaming desktop as opposed to buying prebuilt gaming machines, is there a large price difference?

Thank you.

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