The BetaForce GT17 is a 17-inch model with an affordable price tag. This gaming laptop comes with a NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M 2GB video card and an Intel Core i5 2450M 2.5 GHZ Dual Core processor. A Windows 7 Home Premium license comes standard along with 4GB of RAM. This system also features a 500GB hard drive and a DVD/CD drive. The networking card supports 802.11B+G+N networks and has Bluetooth capabilities built in. This system comes with a 1-year limited parts warranty.
For the price, this is an excellent entry-level 17-inch gaming laptop. With just a few upgrades, this could be turned into a titan in the gaming world. Start out by upgrading the RAM from 4GB to at least 8GB. For $25 there is no reason not to! Upgrade to a 750GB hard drive and a 3-year warranty. With these upgrades you will have a great laptop with exceptional performance and capability. You might also want to consider adding on a car adapter, an extra AC adapter and an additional battery for mobile gaming. Upgrade to the Blu-Ray player and you have a mobile gaming laptop and media center all in one. If you are worried about heating issues, consider adding the IC Diamond Thermal Compound to your laptop. This can cut down on the heat and give you some added performance from your system.
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