I love computer games so i concluded that i would get a beefed-up laptop to handle DX10 games i.e. Crysis, CoD 4
However, all i hear is that gaming laptops drain so much power and dont last long unplugged. But I cant really think of a reason why i wont be near a plug or need to spend an extra $1200 to get a good desktop and another $800 to get a decent laptop.
So i looked at an HP Pavilion
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)
Intel® Core 2 Duo processor T7700 (2.40 GHz, 4 MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)
17.0" WXGA+ High-Definition Ultra HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1440 x 900)
2GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
Networking Intel® PRO/Wireless 4965AGN Network Connection and Bluetooth
Hard Drive 120GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-RW with Double Layer Support
Primary Battery High Capacity 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
Productivity Software Microsoft® Office Home and Student 20
ASUS G Series G2S-A1 NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo T7500(2.20GHz) 17.1" Wide UXGA 2GB DDR2 667 160GB 5400rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
So is it a good idea to get one of these or do you think that power will be an issue??
Also: Is the lithium battery for the hp that much of an upgrade for power???
Does anybody have expierence with a high end gaming laptop??