I am thinking about getting a new laptop and I don't know which one to get. Since I am going to University in just over a year I want one that will last for a while (Not inculding battery which probaly would have to be replaced). I also want one that can play games since I won't be able to bring a desktop on a plane I want a gaming laptop. It is also a must that they can play battlefield: Bad Company 2. I am thinking about the Alienware M11x:
but it is a overpriced computer though it has really good build quility but it has old CPU in it and not very good graphics card but it is still a very nice computer. Another thing I don't like is that it doesn't have a disk drive but that would mean I would have to use steam but that is also a problem cause I can't apply for a credit card till i'm 18 and that still almost a year away. The price of the computer is $1200 Canadian and really is not worth that much. If I went up to the m15x it starts at $1500 and after some basic upgrades is at $1700 and that is slightly above what I want to spend on a laptop.
There are also other gaming laptops on the market, like ASUS G73Jh DX11 Gaming Notebook Review - ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 which is also a bit too expensive but is just as good as the ~$5000 M17x and it is only going for $1400.
I might think about one of the lesser models in this line but right now I'm on a school computer and the internet has the speed of a _________(Fill in the blank) and I can't even open the page -.- anyway that is an other option. So right now it will be between the Asus or Alienware but if anyone else has good sugestions for laptops make sure to comment. I have never used a Asus computer but I do like Dell somewhat but I am still in the research stage of finding out what I want to buy.
Edit: I just was looking at the IBuypower Battalion 101 CZ-10 and that is a 15 inch computer that is pretty good, I'm just wondering if anyone has bought anything from IBuypower and if so are they a good site? I want a computer that will last hopefully 5 years (Which is streching it) and I want to make sure it is a good computer. This laptop is under $1000 and is way better then the m11x but as I said before I won't mind paying a bit more if it will last longer.
Second Edit: I am much more interested in the ASUS computers. The one above is insane here is what can be in it and it is for a decent price but the laptop is massive.
Processor & Cache MemoryIntel® Core™ i7 Processor 620M/820QM/720QM : 2.66 GHz - 1.6 GHz, with Turbo Boost up to 3.33/3.06/2.8 GHz;
Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 540M/520M/430M : 2.53 GHz - 2.26 GHz, with Turbo Boost up to 3.06/2.93/2.53 GHz
Intel® Core™ i3 Processor 350M/330M : 2.26 GHz - 2.13 GHz,
Operating SystemGenuine Windows® 7 Ultimate
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
ChipsetMobile Intel® HM55 Express ChipsetMain MemoryDDR3 1066/1333 MHz up to 8GB (Intel® i7-720QM / i7-820QM platform)
DDR3 1066 MHz up to 4GB (Intel® Core™ i7-620M/ i5 / i3 platform)
Display17.3" Full HD (1920x1080)/HD+ (1600x900) Color-Shine (Glare-type)
Video Graphics & MemoryATI Mobility™ Radeon® HD 5870, 1G GDDR5 VRAM
Hard DriveDual SATA support up to 1TB (5400 rpm/ 7200 rpm)
Dimension & Weight42.0 x 31.0 x 1.89~5.68 cm (W x D x H)
3.85 kg (with 8 cell battery)
Third Edit: I think I found the one I was looking for (thanks to scarecrow) it is the G51JX-A1 from ASUS and I might buy that sometime this month.
Forth Edit: From the looks of it I will order it this monday