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Advice on gaming laptop choice?

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Hey guys,

Going to be living out of hotels/temporary apartments for awhile.

Any advice on what would work best for this? Though I work in IT I don't keep up with the newest hardware anymore....have listed a few options I have seen...if anyone else has a better idea fire away!

Alienware 17" M17x from Dell Outlet - $1,419

http://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnlineSales/Online/AccessoriesAndWarranties.aspx?familyId=1019&categoryId=PC&c=us&cs=22&l=en&s=dfh

From Tigerdirect:

Toshiba Satellite with Intel COre i5 - w/ Nvidia GeForce GT 330m - $929

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6314146&CatId=4938

Toshiba Qosmio 18.4" w/ Core i5 - NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M - $1,049

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6314147&CatId=4938

Toshiba Qosmio 18.4" w/ Core i7 - NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M - $1,329

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6314148&CatId=4938

Any tips on the performance difference I might see between the Core i5 or Core i7? I am overwhelmed with choice!!!

Cheers

Coghall

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ASUS introduced its G73JH-X1 gaming laptop right at the start of CES this year, but it unfortunately didn't have much to say about pricing or availability at the time. That's now changed in a big way, however, as the laptop is available right now (at Newegg, at least) for the not-so-crazy price of $1,449.99. That will get you a 17.3-inch 1920 x 1080 display, a Core i7 720QM processor, 8GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 graphics, and a DVD burner, among other more standard fare -- all in a suitably angular, eight-pound package, of course.

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