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What is the best game laptop to buy now?

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NBC News announced Wirecutter’s top favorite pick for a laptop to be Toshiba Qosmio X75. For a price tag of $1700 you get great components and the high power.

In techspeak: It has a quad-core i7-4700MQ Haswell CPU, Nvidia GeForce GTX 770M, 16 GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 17.3-inch 1080p screen with good viewing angles. It runs Windows 8 and games from a 256 GB SSD and a 1TB mechanical drive for mass storage.

A machine with the same specs would cost hundreds more from any other brand.

Mike Brown at PCWorld declared the Qosmio X75 one of ‘the best Haswell notebooks you can buy today,’ and named it his pick for the desktop replacement category. Dan Ackerman at CNET only gave it 3.5 stars because he wanted a touchscreen. We think is absurd. There are no serious PC games that use touchscreens and having one would only lead to smudges.

If you want something more powerful, you’ll need an Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M graphics card. That means dropping $2,900 on a fully loaded Alienware 17, which is PC World top pick.

The Wirecutter and PC World spend hours of testing and review of models before it puts out a top pick. This may be a Merry Christmas for the game lover!

As you look for gaming laptops for Christmas, review the site comparisons on Wirecutter and PCWorld.


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