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Great Laptops to Play swtor


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TheHunterC
07.14.2012 , 08:59 AM | #1
Hi all! My Birthday's coming up and I wanted a new laptop to play swtor and multitask etc. I've narrowed down two suitable laptops for me and was wondering which would be best (price doesn't matter right now) both are new and are meant mainly for gaming. Both also have excellent software. I also don't want them just to play swtor but to use to browse internet and play music etc. This would be a great place for any computer geniuses to post!! (Still post your reply even if you don't know much about computers). I posted the links to these laptops below. PLEASE post which one you think is better!! Thanks!!!

http://www.lenovo.com/products/us/la...y-series/y580/

http://us.toshiba.com/computers/lapt...870/X875-Q7290
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jarjarloves
07.14.2012 , 09:29 AM | #2
I recently bought the 15 inch Lenova for a quick replacement for my old laptop it has a i5 2.5 and a Nvidia 630M card in it. I was EXTRMELY suprised to find out it can run SWTOR at max settings and get 45fps. The laptop itself is sturdy and well constructed. It is quiet and doesn't get that hot even when I play BF3.

I highly recomend Lenova laptops now.

IMPORTANT The only thing you need to know is that on mine there is a swtich on the front of the comptuer to switch between the intel graphics processor and the Nvidia one (this is to save battery when you aren't playing games) you need to switch it on to run the games well. Also you need to go into the Nvida inspector and set up profiles for your games or just set one global profile set to high settings.

here is the one I got a month ago http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834246327 for $600 it was an amazing purchase.

edit: oh also there was very little bloatware on the computer.

and here is the laptop cooler i got for it
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-...+laptop+cooler

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Eillack
07.14.2012 , 09:59 AM | #3
Lol Lenovo?

I don't know what to say to that...

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jarjarloves
07.14.2012 , 10:02 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Eillack View Post
Lol Lenovo?

I don't know what to say to that...
say what you will I thought it wouldn't be good but they actually really kick ***.

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testszag
07.14.2012 , 10:03 AM | #5
op, is there any reason you can't get a desktop?
no f2p 4 me

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Andryah
07.14.2012 , 10:09 AM | #6
ASUS Republic of Gaming Laptop series. Best value for performance in laptops for gaming IMO.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=...ice=&x=14&y=15
"We don't see the world as it is. We see the world as WE are." ~Anais Nin

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testszag
07.14.2012 , 10:13 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Andryah View Post
ASUS Republic of Gaming Laptop series. Best value for performance in laptops for gaming IMO.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=...ice=&x=14&y=15
the prices for a gaming laptop are just incredible. if it is the only thing that a person has room for, or somebody must have a laptop, i guess i can understand. however, if all someone wants to do is play games and socialize, i think it is a waste of cash. you can build a great desktop for half the price of one of those things.
no f2p 4 me

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magecutter
07.14.2012 , 10:15 AM | #8
I have a Toshiba x505 - 870 (older machine I know) still runs good and has the 17" screen. The Toshiba you linked to is the better machine (mem, hd, screen size, ect). If cost is really not a factor then imho the Toshiba is the better gaming machine. you should be able to max out the graphics on any game including swtor. remember you can not upgrade the graphics in a laptop and the Toshiba is a very heavy beast also your battery life will be very short when running any game. btw Toshiba's come with a ton of bloatware.

Good Luck!

P.S Testszag is correct, unless you really need a laptop for some reason you can get a better desktop rig (dual GPU's for example) for a lower cost and you can upgrade all the hardware when needed.

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Andryah
07.14.2012 , 10:23 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by testszag View Post
the prices for a gaming laptop are just incredible. if it is the only thing that a person has room for, or somebody must have a laptop, i guess i can understand. however, if all someone wants to do is play games and socialize, i think it is a waste of cash. you can build a great desktop for half the price of one of those things.
True. However, desktops lock you down to a fixed location. personally, I don't want to be hunkered down in a fixed location to play. I like to move around and play in different places in my home. Today's performance laptops are not really laptops, they are portable desktop replacements.
"We don't see the world as it is. We see the world as WE are." ~Anais Nin

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magecutter
07.14.2012 , 10:26 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Andryah View Post
True. Today's performance laptops are not really laptops, they are portable desktop replacements.
agreed