Good gaming laptops?

Hello, I'm hopefully going to university this September, and i need to invest in a computer, for work and hobby reasons. The obvious choice of a tower isn't really an option, as I'm going to need it to be portable for study and work purposes.

I did a little bit of research, And the best i can find seem to be alien ware. But my lord, are they expensive..!

So, anybody got any recommendations? My budgets going to be roughly 700ish, but i can eat out of the bins for a while if needs must.

It's Mutually exclusive, laptop are compromises that mean they won't ever be that good as a games machine and massively expensive.

Alienware are very very over priced. Asus and MSI also do gaming laptops, but 700 is going to be a tight squeeze to get a worth while gaming rig in a lap top.

this of course is my opinion after having owned a gaming laptop.

OK...700 is doable, but depends on what you want to play there.

Hoplon:
this of course is my opinion after having owned a gaming laptop.

Owned a laptop I've used for gaming. I'd agree that they aren't exactly gaming machines, but I'm OK with mine. I play old-ish games anyway, so it works for me. If you're not too demanding, then they can work, but if you do expect to play new games a lot...maybe not.

DoPo:
OK...700 is doable, but depends on what you want to play there.

Hoplon:
this of course is my opinion after having owned a gaming laptop.

Owned a laptop I've used for gaming. I'd agree that they aren't exactly gaming machines, but I'm OK with mine. I play old-ish games anyway, so it works for me. If you're not too demanding, then they can work, but if you do expect to play new games a lot...maybe not.

I was playing new games and at the time wasn't limited on price. Hot, noisy and easily broken because of the heat dissipation being so problematic.

But maybe I had a bad experience since I was trying to replace my desktop.

Small form factor builds are worth taking a look at.

Heard some good things about these:
http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/enigmaIV/ - You can configure this with an i5, 8 gigs of ram, a gtx 650m, a 1080p screen and 500 GB harddrive for about 700 pounds
or this: http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/optimusIV-15/ with all the same and a gtx 660m for 736.00.

cant go wrong with the asus gaming republic builds or the MSI steel series laptop lines.

Thanks for the replies everyone, i will look into them.

I'm not looking to play top of the range things on this, Just play my usual's

(Star Trek Online, Minecraft, Fallout ect)

Feel free to add more suggestions as you see fit.

DoPo:
OK...700 is doable, but depends on what you want to play there.

Hoplon:
this of course is my opinion after having owned a gaming laptop.

Owned a laptop I've used for gaming. I'd agree that they aren't exactly gaming machines, but I'm OK with mine. I play old-ish games anyway, so it works for me. If you're not too demanding, then they can work, but if you do expect to play new games a lot...maybe not.

It's not my absolute maximum, i will happily go over it if it means getting a reliable machine. I'm going to be horribly in debt by the end of my course anyway, May aswell enjoy myself, Advantage of not drinking means i can blow all my money on gadgets :D

I would go with an Asus RoG. It will be able to play most games but just keep in mind no gaming laptop can beat a desktop.

 

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