October 30, 2009

Gaming Laptops with Core i7 Processors

Gaming Laptop Computers - What are Core i7 Quad Core Processors?

The best gaming laptops are now using the Intel Core i7 processors, so what is core i7? It is a series of Intel 64-bit x86-64 processors used in desktops and laptop computers. They are the first processors that use the Intel Nehalem microarchitecture and follow on from the Intel Core 2 family. For detailed technical info see - Wikipedia

Alienware M15x Gaming Laptop Computer with Core i7

The core i7 is described by Intel as being "brilliantly fast" that "applies processing power where it is needed most ... They are the best desktop processor family on the planet."

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You get maximum performance due to the combination of Intel® Turbo Boost and Hyper-Threading technology.

Core i7 Data and Figures

3.06 GHz, 2.93 GHz, and 2.66 GHz core speed
Eight MB of Intel® Smart Cache
Eight processing threads with Intel® HT technology
Three channels of DDR3 1066 MHz memory

All current core i7 models are quad core processors.

The Lynnfield model uses hyperthreading and the Clarksfield is the mobile verson of the Lynnfield. Hyperthreading technology means that they can handle a maximum of 8 threads at the same time.

The i7 processor has been described as the biggest leap forward since 2006 and dual cores. If you are looking for gaming power you will still need a powrful graphics card.

Gaming laptops to look out for that use Core i7 are the MSI GT640 (15") and GT740 (17") both use the nVidia GeForce 250M GPU - see here - fastest gaming laptop computer - for further information on the MSI GT740.

Alienware m15x and m17x- Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q830 18.4-Inch Gaming Laptop Computer - Asus G60J and G51J and ASUS G51J-A1 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop Computer
- Sager - NP8760

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October 18, 2009

Best Gaming Laptop Computer Specs

Best Gaming Laptops - How to Choose the Best Laptops for Gaming

Laptop computers today are amazingly powrful, so naturally enough people want to play computer games on them. Gamers generally want the best gaming laptop computer they can afford, which means plenty of power and a large screen. For power in a gaming laptop you need to pay particular attention to the following - system RAM, cpu, video card.
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RAM is a bit like money, you can never have too much, which at the moment means 4GB 1066 MHz DDR3. You can get 1GB but what's the point given that games are going to need ever more RAM, so why not be ready ? The large amount of RAM in your laptop will also ensure you can run multiple applications.

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CPUs in current gaming laptop computers are powerful - such as for example the Intel Core i7 920XM that runs at 2.0GHz - in the Alienware M15x - and they need to be powerful, they also need powerful fans and so can be a bit noisy. One tip is to not put your laptop on a blanket !

In addition to the CPU and the RAM don't forget the battery. Gaming laptop computers need good batteries too - such as 6-Cell Lithium-Ion battery - as you will often be using it on the move. Some laptops even have a second battery.

Last but least is the video card. A gaming laptop computer needs a good video card. An ordinary laptop can get by with an ordinary video card but a gaming laptop needs a quality video card such as the Graphics 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M for the most up-to-date games.

Some people say you are actually far better off with a desktop than with a laptop and that for the same money you will get a much better desktop than gaming latop computer could ever be, but that is to miss the point. Some people want laptops for their portability, you can't lug a desktop around with you, so really comparing a desktop to a gaming laptop is not comparing like with like. Gaming laptop computers have their place - but if you've got enough money then get a desktop and a laptop !

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October 13, 2009

Gaming Laptop Computers MSI GT740

Best Gaming Laptops - MSI GT740 17"

Which is the best gaming laptop?

MSI GT740 Gaming Laptop Computer

One serious contender for the fastest gaming laptop computer is the MSI GT740 17" which is the latest MSI gaming laptop to feature the Intel Calpella, the advanced Intel® Core™ i7 quad core processor plus Windows 7. The display is described as 17? cinema grade using a nVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M 3D discrete graphics card (DDR3 1GB VRAM) and 5 speakers with true SRS Premium Sound plus 4GB of DDR3 memory, 500GB hard drive, Blu-ray drive, 4-in-1 card reader, WiFi, 2 Megapixel webcam eSATA port, and HDMI port.

The GT740 also features an ultra-thin aluminum alloy frame with brushed metal highlights. MSI describe the laptop as the world's "strongest gaming notebook computer".

The GT740 offers the ultimate in processing power via Intel® Hyper-Threading technology. With the high performance video processing capabilities, of the nVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M 3D discrete graphics card this gaming laptop offers the ultimMSI GT740 Gaming Laptop Computerate high-speed performance!

As a result of the ultra-thin aluminum alloy frame the 17" GT740 weighs only 3.2 kg with the battery. The fiery red frame accents and polished metal detailing create a futuristic look, additional speakers on the right and left of the frame ensure that the GT740 offers a professional audio/video combat gaming experience.

MSI GT740 Gaming Laptop Specifications
Genuine Windows 7®Home Premium
Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
Chipset Intel® PM55
LCD 17" TFT-LCD Display
VGA Controller nVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M 3D Graphic Card
Memory Type DDR3 1066/1333MHz
Maximum 4GB
Audio Speaker 4 Speakers + 1 Subwoofer
Webcam 2.0 M Webcam
LAN 10/100/1000 GB LAN
Bluetooth Optional
Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/draft n
I / O HDMI 1
Card reader 4 in 1 (XD/SD/MMC/ MS)
Mic-in / Headphone out 1 / 1
USB 2.0 3
RJ11 / RJ45 1 / 1
D-Sub 1
E-SATA(USB Combo) 1
Express card 1
Storage HDD form factor 250/320/500GB SATA
Optical Drive Super-Multi / Blu-Ray
Battery 6/9 Cells
Keyboard 103 keys
Power AC Adapter 120W
Dimensions 395 x 278 x 33-39mm
Weight 3.2kg (Wtih Battery)

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October 11, 2009

Gaming Laptop Computers Alienware M17X

Best Gaming Laptops - Alienware M17X

The Alienware M17x gaming laptop computer is described as the most powerful gaming laptop in the universe ! Quite a claim. Take a look at it in this video by Sallymail (if you are wondering what sort of accent the guy has it is from the north-east of England - somewhere in or around Newcastle). The 10 minute video gives a good look at the M17x and the description is clear and easy to follow.

As gaming laptop computers go I think it is fair to say that the Alienware M17x is extremely impressive.

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October 07, 2009

Gaming Laptop Computers Alienware M15X

Best Gaming Laptops Computers - the New Alienware M15X

Looking for the best gaming laptop computer with a 15" screen ? Aren't we all. One thing you can be sure of, unfortunately is that the best gaming laptop today will always be overtaken by the next new kid on the block. So you will be constantly upgrading and updating for the rest of your life ! So if you're a serious gamer then get yourself a job where they give you gaming machines for free ! That way you don't have to worry about finding affordable or the cheapest gaming laptop comAlienware M15X Gaming Laptop Computerputers.

So, after that piece of wise advice, on to the so-called best most powerful 15" gaming laptop computer in the known universe - the Alienware M15x ! (Not the same thing as the Area-51 m15x btw, a previous Alienware model with significant style and specifications differences. Nor is it a scaled-down version of the M17x. The M15x Alienware is one of the first mobile gaming laptops to feature Intel’s Core-i7 architecture.)

How do we know that the Alienware M15x is the most powerful 15" gaming laptop around ? Because the nice people at Alienware have told us so. How nice of them. The reviews have been generally positive however, some have been genuinely effusive but there have been one or two negative. In particular one guy who said that the most powerful gaming laptop is in fact the Clevo 15.6" with a i7 and GTX280m. So we'll check that out later.

At the moment we are dealing with the Alienware M15X. This beasty has the acclaimed new mobile ID which saw the light of day with the M17x, so you get AlienwaAlienware M15x Gaming Laptop Computerre performance in a smaller package which make your gaming laptop instantly more portable. The M15x is the first Alienware laptop with a mobile Core i7 processor, and it also has a 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M GPU* and up to 8GB DDR3 1333MHz memory (which is very good).

How much will the Alienware M15x cost ? In the region of $1,500+ so not the cheapest gaming laptop around but also not the most expensive.

Given that the M15x is the most powerful 15" laptop or gaming laptop computer that Alienware has created they figured that it deserves the best graphics. So you get the option of the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 260M graphics cards - that will keep you one step ahead of "them" (not sure who "they" but it's nice to know anyway) .

The Intel Core i7 Mobile Processor offers "Hyper-Threading Technology" "Turbo Boost Technology" to dynamically speed up the processor frequency for even faster performance, "Integrated Memory Controller" for low latency and high bandwidth (this improves performance when using data intensive applications), "8MB Shared Intel Smart Cache" which allocates shared cache to all four cores to guarantee you complete domination!

The design of the M15x’s case quickly dissipates system heat and looks good! But don't put it on a blanket ! That would be wet.

You also get the option of three colors - Metallic Red, Metallic Silver or Metallic Black.

As befits one of the best gaming laptops around it is fitted with a QuickTouch System Control Pad which uses touch-capacitive sensors to "access and manage power and volume controls, wireless connectivity and both Command Center and Stealth Mode launch functions. Illuminated by the dramatic AlienFX® lighting control system, QuickTouch renders mechanical buttons and control knobs obsolete."

Webcam — The 2.0MP webcam lets you broadcast across the web, and with the wireless capabilities you will stay up and running anytime, anywhere.

Personalized Plaque — the underside of your Alienware M15x features a laser-etched nameplate that lets the world know that your M15x is unique and belongs to you !

The Alienware Command Center gives access to a range of exclusive applications and controls, such as lighting effects and the power management system. Updates download directly into Command Center.

AlienSense facial recognition software uses the M15x’s webcam to verify biometric measurements to keep people out !

Alienware M15X Specifications

Microsoft Vista; Eligible for free upgrade to Windows 7
RAM Up to 8GB of DDR3 System Memory
Processor Intel Core i7 920XM (2.0GHz, up to 8MB Cache)
Graphics 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
Display 15.6-inch 1920×1080 LED backlit display
Optical Drive Slot-loading Dual Layer Blu-ray Disc Combo
Hard Drive Up to 500GB 7200RPM SATA HD or a 256gB SSD
Battery 6-Cell Lithium-Ion battery
Audio/Visual High Definition speakers, headphone and mic jack, 2 audio out connectors, VGA DisplayPort
Wireless 802.11b/g WLAN
Expansion Slots 8-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader
Ports 3x USB 2,0, power connector, 1 eSATA port via USB, RJ-45/Ethernet
Weight 9 pounds +
Warranty Standard 1-Yr Parts and Labor, 1-Year Battery

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