Is this a Good Bargain?

Enduring_Warrior

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I am looking for a Medium level laptop with some gaming capabilities. Aftr reading some reviews here at HardOCP I have found out that for the new games you need a Video Card with at least 512MB for high quality textures.

So far I have found these laptops based on the Core 2 Duo T7700 and Nvidia 8600 GT:
Asus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220213
Toshiba
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834114399

Apple
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834100024

I want it for tavelling and bussiness mainly but also for playing games like Crysis. It doesn´t matter if its just @ 1280x720 or 1024x768 but at least with some decent AA and AF and quality textures.
 

Azazel90x

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Toshiba it has DUAL 8600GT's and a HDDVD Drive!! and a great price! theres really no contest pick the toshiba!
 

Blackjack

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The only problem with the macbook would be that youd need a full version of xp or vista in order to play games. Otherwise for business apps and especially music id go with the macbook. Second choice would be the toshiba
 

Azazel90x

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Has anyone else looked at the Toshiba? it has TWO 8600 GTs in SLI with a HDDVD drive and tons of great features for a LOW price! I mean why would u pick a Macbook Pro over it? or the Asus G1? makes no sense to me...
 

RangerXML

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I'd get a Mac Book Pro over a Toshiba for that wonderful low price, 'cause I've been screwed by Toshiba before.
 

z3r0-

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Has anyone else looked at the Toshiba? it has TWO 8600 GTs in SLI with a HDDVD drive and tons of great features for a LOW price! I mean why would u pick a Macbook Pro over it? or the Asus G1? makes no sense to me...

It's only a 1440*900 display... Why HDDVD when you cant run 1080p?
 

Azazel90x

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It's only a 1440*900 display... Why HDDVD when you cant run 1080p?

So what its not like ur really gonna miss an extra 340*180 extra pixels(16/9)....i mean seriously are u really gonna have ur face a few inches from the laptop screen trying to see every pimple?

and besides all he cares about is gaming performance so the SLI would definitely help with the games...
 

Enduring_Warrior

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Thank you guys for the recommendations!!!!

. But There is no only gaming performance in my best interest, but also portability. I plan to carry this laptop around a lot!!!

So what do you think is the best all around machine?
 

mitcity22

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What is your budget?

What do you plan on doing with this notebook?

How long do you plan to keep it?
 

taylorwilsdon

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The toshiba would be like carrying a car around. Go with the macbook pro, its light as hell (lighter then most 13 inch notebooks, let alone 15 inchers) and pretty fucking fast too.
 
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the toshiba looks like the winner better price better specs a little heavy but you would like it better.
 

Gaiden133

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If you want dual 8600M GT's, go with the Toshiba.. I don't know how you feel about Dell's, but I just picked up an Inspiron 1520 with 8600M GT w/ 1680 x 1050 15.4" screen, 4 yr accidental warranty, 2GB of ram, vista home premium, dvd burner, 9 cell battery for 1100~ shipped. Just throwing that out there :)
 

Zero82z

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Don't expect much portability from that Toshiba. Toshiba laptops in general are fairly heavy, and since that one is 17" it'll be a pain to carry around.
 
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