Midrange gaming laptops?
October 16, 2007 10:30 AM   Subscribe

Recommend a midrange gaming laptop for around $2000?

I've got my sights set on the Asus G1S right now. Are there any other comparable models out there that:

1) Cost around $2000
2) Have a 15 inch screen
3) Include decent (~8600GT or comparable) discreet graphics

Thanks folks!
posted by trokair to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This Toshiba Satellite P105 is the one I've had my eye on. Their new Satellite X205 series offers similar specs.
posted by IndigoRain at 10:50 AM on October 16, 2007

Definitely take a look at the Killer Notebooks series. My SO ordered a kickass 17 inch from them over the summer and he's definitely in love. Awesome parts, ridiculously superior customer service, and reasonable prices. The Wakizashi seems to fit what you're looking for (minimal knowledge about computers...).

Either way, email the owner of KN Mark about customizations and upgrades and stuff. Very friendly and very approachable.
posted by Phire at 11:16 AM on October 16, 2007

The MacBook Pro fits the bill pretty nicely. Depending on which games you want to play, you would want to install Windows on it via Boot Camp, which is coming out of beta with the release of Mac OS X 10.5 later this month.
posted by jedicus at 12:30 PM on October 16, 2007

posted by geos at 1:24 PM on October 16, 2007

Consider a $1000 IBM/Macbook + $1000 Desktop Gaming Rig. If you choose your parts carefully from a custom builder (there are many out there, one of my favorites is AvaDirect), you will get a far better gaming rig and a lighter/smaller laptop, satisfying the functions at which each excel.
posted by sophist at 2:26 PM on October 16, 2007

There was a question like this just two days ago. I like my Thinkpad T60 with the gaming GPU in it.
posted by Nelson at 2:30 PM on October 16, 2007

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