Which gaming laptop should I buy?

Brian Gove December 11, 2012

I am looking for advice with regards to buying a gaming laptop. Which would you recommend between the XPLORER X6-9120 and the Toshiba S855-S5378? Are there any others I should consider in a similar price range?

  1. Gen Drex
    December 20, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Lenovo Y580 or look into Sager ( http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php ).

    Definitely forget about that Toshiba, it only has integrated graphics. For the price, the Xplorer is kinda pricey for the weak graphics card it has.

  2. Âdil Farôôq
    December 16, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Dell alienware laptops

  3. Jose Paolo Gonzales Otico
    December 14, 2012 at 3:43 am

    The forums are incredibly useful as long as you've got a spec in mind for your laptop (try thinking what game you're going to throw on there that will have the highest specs).

    Alienware is really overpriced for a gaming laptop, unless it's the 14-inch, or the 11-inch because it's hard to find gaming power on anything that size, but if you're looking for a bigger screen with higher resolution Sager/Clevo laptops are incredibly good for their price. Again the forums on notebookreview will help a lot if you post your needs.

  4. Alison Gent
    December 13, 2012 at 4:48 am

    Please consider the razor gaming laptops. They are designed to deal with more recent games such as COD BO2, Borderlands, Skyrim and such. My friend has one and I was REALY impressed with the graphics and such. Gaming laptop wise I'd say there one of the best.

  5. Brenden Barlow
    December 13, 2012 at 3:54 am

    i personally enjoy http://www.ibuypower.com for getting things for gaming from. theyre fairly well priced, so not much worry there....(but i may be biased since i have my main machine through them lol)

  6. steven
    December 13, 2012 at 3:50 am

    The Toshiba S855-S5378 is not an option, its an obvious no since it uses Intel HD Graphics. You will not be able to play most games.

  7. Adinamo Alex
    December 13, 2012 at 12:02 am

    i never had an alienware but i recomend it.

  8. Yang Yang Li
    December 12, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    What reasons do you have for your statement? Why are Alienware computers "perfect for gamers"?
    An example of a helpful response:
    Alienware labtops are among the best gaming labtops money can buy because of their performance, packed features, and portability.

    • Gen Drex
      December 20, 2012 at 9:30 am

      Once upon a time (before Dell bought out Alienware), Alienware computers were great. Now they're mostly overpriced for the hardware and have mediocre quality.

  9. Ishan Gunawardana
    December 12, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    i think u should go for a Dell Alienware....


  10. Rohit Pandey
    December 12, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    choice proper laptop amonga few great and affordable laptops.......

  11. Ahmed Musani
    December 12, 2012 at 7:52 am

    ASUS A75VM-TB71 around $850 - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3184132&CatId=4938

    Intel Core i7-3610QM 2.3GHz, up to 3.3GHz with Turbo Boost
    8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 memory installed
    750GB (5400RPM) SATA hard drive
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M 2GB VRAM
    17.3" display with 1600 x 900 resolution

  12. prashanth singh rathore
    December 12, 2012 at 5:41 am

    Dell inspiron 15r would be better it has got superior graphic card ati Radeon HD7730..........!! :)

  13. Abba Jee
    December 11, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Yes !!! If you can afford, Dell Alienware is best for gaming. I'm not sure which is better XPLORER X6-9120 or Toshiba S855-S5378 :s

    • Vishal Srivastava
      December 13, 2012 at 4:39 pm

      And as is the tradition, I'll like to say that I'll love to have a Dell Alienware Laptop if I can ever afford one...

  14. Paul Girardin
    December 11, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    With companies like cyberpowerpc, it is always touch and go!

    Looking at reviews on the net, it is either overly positive or harshly negative but rarely in between!

    The Toshiba you mention is equipped with a GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) AKA chip that is not that good for gaming (Intel).

    Staying with Toshiba, you might find these more suitable for games:


    Specs for GPU: http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-7670M.69483.0.html


    Specs for GPU: http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-540M.41715.0.html

    Hope this helps

  15. Alex Perkins
    December 11, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Definitely the Xplorer, It has dedicated graphics, the Toshiba only has Integrated graphics which is terrible for gaming.

  16. josemon maliakal
    December 11, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    asus have some good laptops with cheap rates

  17. luis donis
    December 11, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Dell alienware laptops

  18. Lönja Selter
    December 11, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    ive got an acer 5755g, they come in a selection of specs, cant complain atm. gets a little warm after a time.

  19. pp potana
    December 11, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Dell alienware laptops are pretty costly...if not you can go for them...In the above i would chose toshiba one as i personally prefer them

    • ha14
      December 12, 2012 at 7:05 pm

      yap they are big for gaming, but i heard they generate more heat than others, maybe because they are made for high end gaming.

    • Just Moi
      December 12, 2012 at 9:22 pm

      But they have recently come out with a couple that are less expensive... around $1000.

  20. susendeep dutta
    December 11, 2012 at 10:55 am

    I recommend you Toshiba as it's well known company and you might get quick support for it.

    If you extend your budget,then you can get Razer Gaming laptop.

  21. ha14
    December 11, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Xplorer X6-9120: NVIDIA GT 640M 2GB PCIe Video

    Toshiba S855-S5378?: Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Intel HD Graphics 4000 The GPU is not future proof, of course, as users looking for a more middle-of-the-road offering should look towards systems with a GeForce GT 640M or GT 650M.

  22. DalSan
    December 11, 2012 at 9:20 am

    The Xplorer X6 seems like a very good buy. I like Alienware's design, but it is still made by Dell. So long as you have a good chipset (3rd gen i7) and at least 1GB video card, it should work out good for you. You don't have to get a "gaming" system just because it says it is for gaming since it usually costs more because of the "gaming" nomenclature. Dell XPS systems are far cheaper than Alienware, though the cases and lights are not as flashy. I would go with ratings and reviews before the name of a system as many have found out that many times flashy isn't everything. I have seen Dell XPS systems with i7 and 1+GB video for around $800, which leaves more room for games and peripherals that you may want. Honestly, the Xplorer, though I haven't heard of them, seems to be a good deal with good reviews.

    • Paul Girardin
      December 11, 2012 at 5:54 pm

      A little Addendum (correction) to your post:

      Alienware is now owned by Dell but manufactured in a different environment.

      XPS are MADE by Dell directly!

  23. Douglas Mutay
    December 11, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Dell Alienware are the best gaming pc ever...but quite expensive, I admit...

    • Yang Yang Li
      December 12, 2012 at 11:07 pm

      Oh really! What do you have to back up that claim? I can think of multiple gaming computers better than Alienware. How does the best Alienware compare to the Digital Storm Aventum? Look that beast up, it will blow your socks off and hopefully change your mind.

      • Michael Jan Moratalla
        December 13, 2012 at 12:52 am

        yeah asus and msi gaming laptop is much better for me

      • Douglas Mutay
        December 13, 2012 at 8:07 am

        Thank you Li. I have checked the Digital Storm Aventum and I must admit that I was quite impressed with the specs and...price!

  24. Hunbuhbhuygb Ygygbgybygb
    December 11, 2012 at 6:35 am

    If you get a desktop it is much cheaper and you can throw in great stuff at cheap prices(you build yourself)
    If you need portability get a small keyboard and mouse and screen,and make a nettop.though small,they have all desktop features.
    Some specs you can follow for the nettop:
    Intel core i5 3570T(low power)
    Asrock H77M-ITX
    8gb ddr3 1600mhz ram
    Any good low profile graphic card

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