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Old 08-09-2010, 04:28 AM   #16
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What does touchpad accuracy have to do with gaming? That's what mice and controllers are for. I would only play super casual stuff or maybe a slow RPG with a touchpad, and even then I'd be making unhappy faces.

Also, if the laptop has any kind of horsepower it won't get good battery life. The solution is to take your AC adapter everywhere, not to get a weak laptop that won't be able to run newer games.
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Old 08-09-2010, 08:13 AM   #17
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I know its impossible to pick the best kind of laptop for the job for someone else. I'm probably keeping it at a 15". He still goes to school, and 17"+ monitors weight like 100 pounds.

I'm not worried about heat. He will be getting one of those fan stands for underneath. There's one that has 3-4 hours of battery life. He's also got a mouse for his laptop! I wouldn't do any kind of 'gaming' on a touch pad!

Thanks again for the help so far!
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:07 AM   #18
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What does touchpad accuracy have to do with gaming? That's what mice and controllers are for. I would only play super casual stuff or maybe a slow RPG with a touchpad, and even then I'd be making unhappy faces.

Also, if the laptop has any kind of horsepower it won't get good battery life. The solution is to take your AC adapter everywhere, not to get a weak laptop that won't be able to run newer games.
You wont be using the touchpad for gaming. You'll be using it for everything else. Some laptops have better pads then others, including better keys. Also you can get a good portable thats good for gaming. The Lenovo X200 for example is godly. Excellent keys and touchpad. Heat doesnt rise past the 80s which is rare in a netbook/laptop. Dual core 2.4gig cpu, and the 4500 video card I think, which plays most games at medium easily. Games like Left 4 dead for example should run at max smoothly. Also battery life at 10hours. Problem is its a little expensive. Its also a class netbook in terms of quality and durability.
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:32 AM   #19
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My cousin would only be playing like a couple hours a day, not hardcore. The Lenovo one looks really nice too, but it's a bit of a pretty penny for what my cousin wants to spend. I think he'll be okay with one of those Sagers. If not, then he'll probably just get the ridiculously expensive Alienwares, since it has monthly payments. (The Sager he'd have to pay for all up front)
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:10 PM   #20
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The sony vaio's are pretty good and fairly cheap.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ef=oss_product


Very good power, a little large if thats what he wants. Otherwise theres smaller sizes with decent power. But for the price its got some impressive power in it.
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:44 PM   #21
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I advise against anything dell, even the alienwares....
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:59 PM   #22
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what's wrong with alienware?
i was looking into the new m11x at one point
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:00 PM   #23
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Alienware is just too expensive.
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:16 PM   #24
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I loved my first dell. It lasted 6 years. Yeah it was expensive back then, but I was happy with it.

My cousin just went with the Alienware from Dell. It was one of the two sites his mom could get a credit check payments from since she can't put it on creditcard, or pay for it all at once. That was one of the problems in the first place. Thank you for all your input!
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