I'm hoping to get a gaming laptop for Christmas, and I need some precise specs. If possible a built in wireless card, 1 or 2 gigs of RAM and if possible a dual core CPU and an express upgrade to Vista (that last one can be scratched possibly). Do you have any idea where I could manage to get one? I look at some Alienware PC's, but the things I want knock the price up a bit. Any ideas?
Thanks for the great responses! Unfortunately, my parents don't want me to wipe out at least a decade of savings on a laptop that will apparently "be out of date within 6 months" and instead want to buy me a £600 one! And they think my expensive laptop will be out of date! Anyway, I found myself a Dell XPS and managed to customise it to get the same sort of specs I wanted, and that was about £1,300 (it's got the same sort of specs as the Mesh linked to above, but the processor is an T7200). What do you reckon I should do about my parents otherwise? (since I really need a laptop, this Dell Desktop that I use for gaming is aging rather quickly, and they're funny about upgrades :S)
Can you give us some examples (graphics card, processor model numbers) as to what you want, then we can help a bit more. Depending on where you shop you get different prices. For example a dell and and acer can have very similar specs but the dell can cost up to £150 more.
That laptop is fine for internet surfing and office use but it would struggle to play pacman.
The Dell quoted by hzhzhzh is around £1500 for the model you're after so it's up to you kid - a laptop from Evesham that can play Battlefield 2 with the settings turned down a bit or the Acer and an Xbox 360 or PS3.
I agree with Buck01, I have recently bought an acer aspire, does everthing you need, comes with MCE and a 128 ATI graphics card... I did upgrade the ram to 2gb and paid 649... not a bad deal at all, it's true to say that the most demanding of games will need to be run in lower resoloutions, IE: FEAR, DOOM etc, but I tend to run these on an sli machine with a dual core fx cpu and 2x 7600 gt cardsd.... not fair to compare that to a laptop.