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Okay, I have a friend that wants to get a laptop and has $1200 to spend.

I have been doing my homework, and I have been trying to sort through all the choices.

So far I have looked at these choices:

ASUS G Series G53JW-XN1

MSI GX660-260US

MSI is my absolute favorite company for laptops. The RMA is probably the best out of any others. But I do love their laptops.

So my question is: Will the i5 bottleneck the 5870? Or should I go ASUS with the i7 with the 460m?

Are there any other laptops that have the i7 and the 5870? Within $1200 of course.
MSI EX625
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 MSI MS-1674 ATI Radeon HD Mobility 4670 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 320GB Sony CD/DVD writer Windows 7 Home 64-bit 16" 1366x768 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 MSI MS-1674 ATI Radeon HD Mobility 4670 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 320GB Sony CD/DVD writer Windows 7 Home 64-bit 16" 1366x768 
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post #2 of 4
well I got the i7 with the 460 and love it I got the asus g73sw-a1 and it was worth it
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1TB WDC CAVIAR 2 SAMSUNG DVD+- BURNERS WINDOWS VISTA 64bit 2-22 ACER WIDESCREEN 
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LOGITECH G15(BLUE LED) KING WIN MACH 1 1000 WATT MODULAR TAGAN BLACK PEARL MX REVOLUTION 
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Q6600 3.4ghz EVGA 780I FTW EDITION EVGA GTX295 8GB OCZ 4X2GB 1066 REAPER 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB WDC CAVIAR 2 SAMSUNG DVD+- BURNERS WINDOWS VISTA 64bit 2-22 ACER WIDESCREEN 
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LOGITECH G15(BLUE LED) KING WIN MACH 1 1000 WATT MODULAR TAGAN BLACK PEARL MX REVOLUTION 
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THERMALTAKE FLARE 
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Are there any games that you have trouble running max with?
MSI EX625
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 MSI MS-1674 ATI Radeon HD Mobility 4670 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 320GB Sony CD/DVD writer Windows 7 Home 64-bit 16" 1366x768 
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MSI EX625
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 MSI MS-1674 ATI Radeon HD Mobility 4670 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 320GB Sony CD/DVD writer Windows 7 Home 64-bit 16" 1366x768 
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What about one of the HP Envy models?
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