In need of advice: gaming laptop specs

  NJC0788 11:32 AM 15 Sep 11
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Hey guys,

Basically ive got about a £1000 budget to get a new laptop. Id quite like one that could handle games for the next 2 years or so.

Ive been looking at PC specialist as they seem to have good reviews and are obviously a cheaper option.

I have a desktop that is about 3 years old and can still handle current games pretty well (such as deus ex and witcher 2 played nicely at high settings)

Ill give you the specs to help out:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 8GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 Ram 800mhz 500GB SATA II hard drive ASUS P5Q Pro motherboard Geforce GTX 295 graphics card

Ive been looking at a laptop which costs about £1000 specced like:

i7 2630QM (2.00GHz) 4GB Kingston 1600mhz DDR 3 RAM 1.5GB Geforce GTX 560m 250GB WB Scorpio black (16mb cache (7200rpm)

My main questions are:

is a laptop specced like this good enough to last the next 2 years? (in terms of gaming)

I dont mind stretching budget a bit to get something that will be more future proof so would an upgrade to the amd 6990m be worth it? (extra £200) Or are there any other components that you would reccomend upgrading instead?

Finally with my desktop in mind is it better to just get a cheaper laptop instead and upgrade parts of the desktop? bearing in mind i will get a completely new desktop in about 2 years

I guess really im still thinking my desktop should be my main gaming rig but id like a good laptop for when i travel.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks for reading

  NJC0788 11:34 AM 15 Sep 11

sorry about the listing of specs, they didnt appear the way id laid them out when i made the topic

  NJC0788 11:40 AM 15 Sep 11

Heres them again:

Desktop

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

8GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 Ram 800mhz

500GB SATA II hard drive

ASUS P5Q Pro motherboard

Geforce GTX 295 graphics card

Future Laptop

i7 2630QM (2.00GHz)

4GB Kingston 1600mhz DDR 3 RAM

1.5GB Geforce GTX 560m

250GB WB Scorpio black (16mb cache (7200rpm)

sorry about the double posts

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