Best gaming laptop
December 8, 2004
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What is the best gaming laptop that has good battery life, weighs less than eight pounds, and costs less than $1,700?
| |The bad news is that most
great gaming laptops are pretty expensive and pretty heavy. One of our favorites, the Dell Inspiron XPS Extreme Edition
, tips the scales at 9 pounds--too heavy to haul around on a daily basis.
The good news is that today's great gaming laptops are significantly lighter than the cream of the crop from a few years back, and we expect that trend to continue. CNET hasn't reviewed a laptop that fits your requirements exactly, but the 6.6-pound Acer Aspire 2020
, while a bit more expensive than your target price point, offers smoking performance and five hours of battery life.
lays his hands on lots of laptops, from the classy and cool to the really rotten. His mission is to cut through all the high-tech jive to help you figure out exactly what you need in a laptop and which ones are actually worth your money. His reviews and recommendations have appeared in publications that include Business Week
and the San Francisco Chronicle