I turn 40 in June and decided I was due for a new laptop, and I want a gaming system not on of the slim little tiny ultra portable notebooks. Anyone have some really good first hand knowledge on these?
Currently I run a three year old Toshiba that was top of the line back then, with it state of the art ATI mobility video card. Of course it is worthless now days, and even back then it was a problem running a game with good graphics because of the heat it produced.
So what I am looking for is a 17" or larger screen. At least 8GB ram, at least 750GB 7200 RPM hard drive. Good video card most seem to be the GTX 560M which should be plenty? Good cooling system, no over heating. Back lit keyboard.
What would be nice to have, but not a must have is the Nvidia 3D vision kit in it, bigger hard drive, more ram, etc...
So far looking at the ASUS G74SX series, they have one matching all of my requirements, plus has the 3D vision kit for under $1900. And the Alienware systems, I can get with in my requirements for under $2000.
Has anyone had the Nvidia 3D vision set up that can tell me it's worth it? And does anyone have experience with ASUS, or Alienware? I have had a few Dells, which owns Alienware and never had major issues, and what little issues I did have Dell dealt with easily, but that was years ago, and I have read a lot of poor reviews on their customer service lately. ASUS I have had dealings with when buying PC parts, but never bought a machine from them.
Or does anyone have any other recommendations for laptops I should look at?