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Throw Lemons
03-02-2012, 07:24 PM
Hey there, I am new to this website and I have a question for all of you. What kind of notebook should my friend get, if he has lots of money to spend on it? This is a list directly from him with what he wants:

-Lots of RAM! I don't mind overkill!
-Lots of HDD space, witn a decently sized SSD for the boot drive.
-The best graphics card suitable for a notebook.
-NO 3D! I can't see it!
-What is the speediest Blu-Ray drive you can get? Will a DVD drive be as just as good for gaming?
-Backlit keyboard. (I like them!)
-What is the best WLAN card like? What can it do?
-At least one USB 3.0, can you get a USB 3.0 splitter so you can have more ports?
-Bluetooth
-Really good speaker system, what is the best gaming headset you recommend?
-I like the shape and design of the Asus R.O.G notebooks, but if there are any other notebooks that maybe fill more of the above needs, what are they?
-The best gaming mouse.
-What other accessories do you recommend? I would quite like a laptop rucksack.

Budget: 10'000

This is what he would like, and if you are wondering, why does he have such a big budget for a notebook? He works for his money, he is a doctor.

Thanks for any help you may provide!

dstrakele
03-02-2012, 07:32 PM
I'd probably send your doctor to Gentech PC or Xotic PC to get a customized system with all the goodies he wants.....

Area 66
03-02-2012, 07:45 PM
$ 15,000 , Is this a Joke ?

Boosted_R
03-02-2012, 07:46 PM
If he has that much money to spend, there is WAY BETTER laptop out there than ASUS G series...... do what dstrakele suggested

Throw Lemons
03-02-2012, 08:36 PM
This isn't a joke! He just wants a half decent portable entertainment system I suppose! He just thought 10'000 and I thought you would be able to get a lot with that!

Thanks, for the links for those website, I have never seen those before as we are based in the U.K!

He only said those things because that is what he first thought of, plus we both don't know a lot about computers, but enough to get us by.

Sorry if I sounded a little, uhhh, cocky, or posh or something or offended you. I was only trying to make sure that you don't think he is a drug dealer or something!

I posted on this website, because I am looking for something a little cheaper, and one of these will be great, but I am not in the market for one at the moment.

dstrakele
03-02-2012, 08:44 PM
You could also search for other sites that offer to customize the laptops they sell. You may find a local retailer. Those 2 I referenced were right off the top of my head.

Don't worry about anyone being offended. I think JEALOUSY is the emotion in play here..... ;>{)>

With a budget like that for an entertainment laptop, I would probably be looking at a Macbook Pro (you know with the whole iPad, iPod, iPhone, upcoming Apple TV ecosystem sort of thing...). You have the ability to get a really tightly integrated total entertainment system.

If YOU are looking for a lower budget system, ASUS, MSI, and Sager would be worthwhile investigating.

Boosted_R
03-02-2012, 08:55 PM
Thanks, for the links for those website, I have never seen those before as we are based in the U.K!

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since your based in the UK, you might save some money from buying from north america, because the prices seem to get jacked up in europe.... depending on your import laws... good luck

Throw Lemons
03-02-2012, 09:05 PM
Yep, Jealousy is definitely in play here! Especially on my part! I am a junior doctor and he has been qualified for 10 years, doesn't have a family, and gets a very healthy wage...

He has a MacBook Pro, but it isn't great for gaming. He wants a gaming notebook like this because MacBook isn't great for that.

I checked the websites you linked me, and the xoptic one, I managed to get a 17" Saga notebook up to $8000 with the specs that he would want!

But, what 5.1 / 7.1 surround sound system would you recommend? Decent gaming headset?

What gaming mouse would you recommend, because I definitely know that the most expensive isn't always the best!

Doan
03-02-2012, 10:42 PM
But, what 5.1 / 7.1 surround sound system would you recommend?This alone, has an entire community of support at avsforum.com. They'll provide much more information in much more depth than the advice you would get here.

Dominus
03-02-2012, 11:36 PM
clevo is a nice choise too...

edit:

What gaming mouse would you recommend, because I definitely know that the most expensive isn't always the best!
i'm using Roccat Kone+.... and i'm very happy with the choice i made!

Devilonearth666
03-03-2012, 04:37 AM
you can build custom laptops, but I would not recommend them as I have had bad experiences with them. They tend to heat up too quick and do not have great cooling systems! Also, I would like to say that if you do get a custom one, get it from a well trusted store who are experienced and good at making gaming laptops (not sure of UK stores that fit the bill). But yeah, if you have such a large budget, wait for the Ivy Bridge and the Nvidia GTX 680, and then spend some on 16-32 Gb of 1866 MHz Ram, a decent Motherboard in addition to the GPU and CPU (maybe you'll even get to get a SLI on the GTX 680). You would not regret the choices and still have enough to buy a G75 when it comes out since you'll still have $1500-ish left

chrsplmr
03-03-2012, 05:00 AM
For that kind of money he could mod a briefCase ... Gene... with a 24" screen .... or 3.

Throw Lemons
03-03-2012, 12:10 PM
clevo is a nice choise too...

i'm using Roccat Kone+.... and i'm very happy with the choice i made!

Looks like a very nice mouse! I like the rainbow LED's on the side!

Throw Lemons
03-03-2012, 12:12 PM
you can build custom laptops, but I would not recommend them as I have had bad experiences with them. They tend to heat up too quick and do not have great cooling systems! Also, I would like to say that if you do get a custom one, get it from a well trusted store who are experienced and good at making gaming laptops (not sure of UK stores that fit the bill). But yeah, if you have such a large budget, wait for the Ivy Bridge and the Nvidia GTX 680, and then spend some on 16-32 Gb of 1866 MHz Ram, a decent Motherboard in addition to the GPU and CPU (maybe you'll even get to get a SLI on the GTX 680). You would not regret the choices and still have enough to buy a G75 when it comes out since you'll still have $1500-ish left

I was probably going to tell him to wait until Ivy Bridge comes out...

chrsplmr
03-03-2012, 02:14 PM
With that kind of coin? Tell him to get a G ... with the 1920x1080

and with the $8k change i would build a 'real' gaming rig ...
(no offense to the G ... that is a 'real' 'portable' gaming rig ... but ... has its limits)
with $10k..... your doctor friend can ROG both ur brains out ... and have
enough left over for a game and a coupla happy meals.... best of luck.c.

potna
03-04-2012, 07:01 AM
while the g74sx was and is still a great laptop, it was also a good value. now asus hasnt done much to upgrade what i would consider the main component ,the gcpu, but other companies have. I would look at the best msi 17 inch laptop that new egg sells.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152305

they have different stuff all the time, they normally have a better one then what i listed above but what i have read about it is:

best singular gcpi gtx580 256bit 2GB
lots of ram
lots of hd
best sound
great keyboard

although i love my g74sx, my next laptop will most likely be a msi.


alien ware are over priced when specs are compared to g74sx, but i think you can get sli which asus doesnt offer in the g series, that i know of

Dominus
03-04-2012, 07:14 AM
although i love my g74sx, my next laptop will most likely be a msi.
personally i had a bad experience with a msi laptop, it wasn't a gaming laptop.... it was an entertainment one but with dedicated graphic card, the cooling system sucked way too hard... i hope they have better cooling system on those laptops.