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    I was just looking for some advice on what would be/might be a suitable laptop to choose from.

    I'm not too fussed about the cost, looking to spend around £900 maximum! Preferably AMD over Nvidia, not sure really as I have used AMD in the past and they seem to work well for me, not sure which would bring the most benefits.

    Generally I want to be able to play all my Steam games and the odd MMO when I'm in the mood. I have had a look around and been suggested a few but I'm not sure whether I'm being ripped off or not.

    Is there anything, anybody can recommend? :-)

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    I just got one of these and its excellent for all the games I play, including rift

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...tem=34-231-089

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    Not exactly current-model, but I've had a couple of the ASUS Gxx series (G53, G55) and been pretty happy with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydron View Post
    I just got one of these and its excellent for all the games I play, including rift

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...tem=34-231-089
    What frame rates do you get in CQ with that asus?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muffinmans View Post
    What frame rates do you get in CQ with that asus?
    CQ is still rough but it doesn't "tick" or whatever you want to call it. It sits around 20 fps if there is like 40 people or so people fighting at an extractor, I have zero issues healing. This is on medium setting. Maybe squeeze 2-4 dps if I turned it to low but doubt much more. I also have all shadows and capes off.

    TB around prime time sits around 35-50

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydron View Post
    CQ is still rough but it doesn't "tick" or whatever you want to call it. It sits around 20 fps if there is like 40 people or so people fighting at an extractor, I have zero issues healing. This is on medium setting. Maybe squeeze 2-4 dps if I turned it to low but doubt much more. I also have all shadows and capes off.

    TB around prime time sits around 35-50
    Thats quite good. Better than my 200$ AMD 8 core 8350 Watercooled CPU overclocked to 4.5 ghz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muffinmans View Post
    Thats quite good. Better than my 200$ AMD 8 core 8350 Watercooled CPU overclocked to 4.5 ghz.
    Maybe that's the problem, amd?

    My desktop gets much better than the laptop on ultra, although that was $4k+ and intel+nvidia

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_real_seebs View Post
    Not exactly current-model, but I've had a couple of the ASUS Gxx series (G53, G55) and been pretty happy with them.
    I run a G73S and it runs Rift horribly, 20fps and then intermittently chops to 10fps. I run the game with low quality graphics and textures ticked and I get to 40fps, which I would consider a minimum for a game to be playable.
    My Mrs has a G74 and it performs much better.
    Hence my advise, if you want to run Rift in a playable form, benchmark equivalent to G74.
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    Stay away from AMD with Rift. I like AMD with laptops but Rift and the AMD stuff just doesn't play well together.

    Have a Sager or Clevo built from Cyberpowerpc or one of the similar companies. 900 pounds is uh 1500 bucks.

    http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/F...aming_Notebook

    is 1600 US (only a few pounds more) and will perform very well on Rift (benchmarks at 57 fps).

    Thats a Clevo I believe.

    Edit: They don't ship overseas (I'm assuming you are in England) so you will need to find a company like that who does, but there are alot of companies offering the same sort of thing for similar pricing.
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    I've always been a huge Sony fan, so when the time to buy my first laptop came I bought a Sony-Vaio VGN-FZ31Z, this was march 2008. It's been used more then most laptops, and I can highly recommend a newer Vaio if you want a great computer that will last for a long time and do almost everything you want it to do!
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    *BASE_PRICE: [+1149]
    Notebook: CyberPowerPC FANGBOOK EVO 15.6" FHD LED-Backlit 1920x1080 Display w/ Red backlit performance keyboard with programmable keys, Built-in 720p HD webcam, HDMI Port, Li-Ion Battery, & Universal AC Adapter
    Notebook Color: Fangbook EVO HX6 Cover
    CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-4800MQ Mobile Processor 2.70 GHz 6M Smart Cache, Max Turbo Freq. 3.70 GHz
    Motherboard: Mobile Intel HM87 Express Chipset Mainboard
    Memory: 16GB (8GBx2) DDR3-1600 SODIMM Memory (Kingston or Crucial)
    Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 765M 2GB PCIe Video
    Freebies: Free Call of Duty: Ghost Coupon
    mSATA SSD Drive: 128GB (1x128GB) Plextor PX-128M5M SATA 6Gb/s SSD - 540MB/s Read & 320MB/s Write [-49] (Single Drive)
    Hard Drive: 750GB 5400RPM SATA300 Hard Drive [+8]
    External Hard Drive (USB 3.0/2.0/eSATA): None
    USB Flash Drive: None
    Optical Drive: 8X DVD±R/RW/4X + DL Super-Multi Drive
    Sound: Supreme HD Audio w/ THX True Studio Pro Technology
    Wireless 802.11N Network Card: Standard AW (WLAN802.11a/b/g/n + Bluetooth4.0) Wireless Combo Card Module
    LCD Monitor: NONE
    Speakers: Premium Stereo Speaker System
    Network: Killer E2200 10/100/1000 Mbps Gaming Network Card
    Keyboard: Built-in 15.6" US Full Size Keyboard w/ Red Backlight
    Mouse: Built In Multi-Touch Pad
    Mouse Pad: None
    Headset: None
    Gaming Gear: None
    Tablet: None
    External Wireless Network Adapter: NONE
    Wireless 802.11B/G/N Access Point: NONE
    Bluetooth: Built-in Bluetooth
    Flash Media Reader/Writer: Built-In 2in1 Media Reader
    Battery: 6-Cells Lithium-Ion battery pack 11.1Vdc 7800mAh 87Wh
    AC Adapter: Full Range AC adapter 180W, AC in 100~240V ~ 2.5A 50~60Hz, DC output 19.5V, 9.5A
    Video Camera: Built-in HD Webcam
    HDMI Output Port: Built-in HDMI Port
    Cables: None
    Power Surge Protection: None
    USB Port: Built-in 2x USB2.0 Ports + 3x USB3.0 Ports
    Operating System: NONE - FORMAT HARD DRIVE ONLY(NO OVERCLOCKING AVALIABLE) [-59]
    Software: None
    Games: None
    Insurance: NONE

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTailsEffect View Post
    *BASE_PRICE: [+1149]
    Cyberpower is awesome. Just know they only ship US (and maybe Canada) Since you had said 900 pds I thought you were overseas
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    You could build your own AMD desktop for £900 it would work a lot better too AND has room for future upgrades. I used to game on laptops but its just not worth it anymore. If you got to pcspeciaist.co.UK and build your own machine on there, do a little research and then build it yourself because pcspeciaist is very expensive. Pcpartpicker is also a great site for a first time builder.

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    https://www.cyberpowersystem.co.uk/s...lorer_X7-7650/

    English version :-)

    I am thinking this now. I do have a desktop.. However I feel that a laptop would suit me. I don't socialise too much and having a laptop I could game and keep important documents that I need for work.

    Plus it's portable, which for me is an enormous bonus!

    Xplorer X7-7650

    *BASE_PRICE: [+788]
    ADAPTER: Full Range 120W AC Adapter AC-in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, DC output 19.5V, 6.15A
    BATTERY: Removable 8 cells smart Lithium-Ion battery pack 76.96Wh
    BLUETOOTH: Built-in Bluetooth
    CD: 8X DVD±R/RW/4X + DL Super-Multi Drive (NB-384-DVDRW)
    CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-4800MQ Mobile Processor 2.70 GHz 6M Smart Cache, Max Turbo Freq. 3.70 GHz [+78]
    FLASHMEDIA: Built-In 9in1 Media Reader
    FREEBIE_VC1: Free Call of Duty: Ghost Coupon [+0]
    HDD: 750GB 5400RPM SATA300 Hard Drive
    HDD2: NONE
    HDMI: Built-in HDMI Port
    INSURANCE: NONE
    KEYBOARD: Built-in UK Keyboard (W370ST)
    MEMORY: 12GB (4GBx3) DDR3-1600 SODIMM Memory [+31] (Kingston or Crucial)
    MONITOR: NONE
    MOTHERBOARD: Mobile Intel HM87 Express Chipset Mainboard
    MOUSE: BUILT-IN TOUCHPAD
    MSSD: 128GB (1x128GB) Plextor PX-128M5M SATA 6Gb/s SSD - 540MB/s Read & 320MB/s Write (Single Drive)
    NETWORK: Built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps Network Card
    NOTEBOOK: Clevo W370ST Gaming Notebook 17.3" Full HD 1920x1080 Display w/ Built-in 2.0 MP Webcam, HDMI Port, Li-Ion Battery, & Universal AC Adapter
    NOTEBOOK_COVER: Xplorer X7 Gaming Notebook Cover - Original Black
    OS: NONE - FORMAT HARD DRIVE ONLY(NO OVERCLOCKING AVALIABLE) [-59]
    RAID: Non-RAID Storage
    SOUND: HD Audio
    SPEAKERS: Stereo Speaker
    TABLET: None
    UPS: None
    USB: Built-in 1x USB2.0 Ports + 2x USB3.0 Ports
    VIDEO: NVIDIA GTX 765M 2GB PCIe Video
    WAP: NONE
    WARRANTY: LAPTOP STANDARD WARRANTY: 1 Year Labour, 1 Year Parts, 1 Month Collect and Return plus Life-Time Technical Support
    WEBCAM1: Built-in 2.0 Mega Pixel Webcam [+0]
    WNC: Killer Wireless-N 1202 802.11 a/b/g/n Half Size Adapter [+19]
    XWNA: NONE
    _PRICE: (+857)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTailsEffect View Post
    The Fangbook is much nicer. Also that doesn't have an SSD, the fangbook does. You want an SSD.

    As far as what Shorty said, AMD is normally great. But not for Rift. There is an entire thread about it in general forums if you care to look. Avoid AMD for Rift.
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