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Looking for an average gaming laptop!

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My son has been wanting a new computer/laptop for a long time, and since Christmas is right around the corner, I finally submitted and agreed to buy him one.

Here's where you come in: I am looking for a laptop that isn't ridiculously overpriced, but then again isn't something that a welder put together :) . "Mid-range" you could call it.

I know he plays the video games: "World of Warcraft" (Not sure about the sequels) and "Warcraft 3" so I'm looking for a laptop that can run those games smoothly, as well as not crash or stall while he's playing them.

Price range is preferably under $1,000 CAD.

So if anyone can recommend a decent mid-range laptop, it would be very helpful and would probably save me a headache or two!

Thanks G2G!

Edited by oldman_needshelp, 07 December 2008 - 10:32 PM.

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Well I'm a Dell fan-boy myself, so I would recommend an XPS laptop. The XPS M1530 here is probably just what you are looking for. The upgrade I recommend (the video card bumped to a 256MB GeForce 8600M for $100) will bump your price to about $1100, but the laptop is a good one, and on sale through the end of the week. The M1530 comes with 4GB of RAM, which is great, a sufficiently large hard drive, and Windows Vista 64-bit so that you can use all the RAM. If you have concerns about your son being able to run World of Warcraft on a 64-bit Vista platform, you can read this thread for comfort.

That's my recommendation. :)
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