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So I was using a Dell xps m1530 for a long time and it served me well but I recently put together my first desktop using SandyBridge. I use the desktop for gaming(2500k / gtx 570) but am thinking of replacing the laptop this summer(its battery needs to be replaced and it is slow and the end is near).

I am hoping to find a laptop that has,

- 1920 x 1080 Display (prefer 15" for portability around campus)
- Sata III 6.0 GB/s interface (to install a Vertex 3 or Intel 510 120GB)
- Discrete Graphics Card (light gaming)
- 4 or 8 Gb ddr3
- SB 2nd Gen Core CPU (Dual is fine, quad is nice too)
- 802.11 bgn

Minor:
- Prefer slot load to tray disk drive but that is no biggie
- Dont need an OS (Can get Win7 Free via MSDNAA)

Most Importantly:
- Ships to Canada!! I got hosed by UPS with brokerage fees once this year on a pair of studio monitors I bought on ebay and I refuse to use UPS.

I realize it may be hard to find a Sata 3 (6gb/s) with 1920 x 1080 without spending a ton so I am willing to compromise. Hoping to spend about $1500 including the ssd. If I need I may reconsider to a Intel 320 or other similar Sata II (3gb/s) SSD. Right now I am using a Mushkin Callisto Delux(Sata II) as a boot drive in the desktop and it is fast but these Sata III drives seem sweet.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500k Asus P8P67 GTX 570 8 GB ddr3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Mushkin 60GB sata II / WD 500GB Win 7 Pro (x64) 21.5 LED 1920x1080 Logitech Illuminated 
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Corsair 650hx haf 912 Death Adder Razer Goliathus 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500k Asus P8P67 GTX 570 8 GB ddr3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Mushkin 60GB sata II / WD 500GB Win 7 Pro (x64) 21.5 LED 1920x1080 Logitech Illuminated 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair 650hx haf 912 Death Adder Razer Goliathus 
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I instantly thought about Sager. Found this for about a grand for stock specs. Looks to be fairly well set up actually.

http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.p...el_name=NP5165
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-6300HQ Dell Proprietary 4GB Nvidia GTX 960M Samsung 12GB (1x8GB 1x4GB) DDR3L 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB SanDisk M.2 SSD 1TB HGST 7.2k HDD Custom Cooling by Dell Solutions Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
15.6" 1920x1080 IPS Screen Dell 130w PSU Logitech G602 Wireless 
Mouse Pad
Xtrac 'Ripper' Mouse Pad 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2760QM Toshiba Qosmio X775 Nvidia 1.5GB GTX 560M 8GB DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120GB Samsung 830 SSD + 1TB HGST 7200RPM HDD CD/DVD-RW Stock Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
17.3" - 1600x900 Standard backlit 180w Power Adapter Logitech G500s 
Audio
Harmon/Kardon Onboard 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-6300HQ Dell Proprietary 4GB Nvidia GTX 960M Samsung 12GB (1x8GB 1x4GB) DDR3L 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB SanDisk M.2 SSD 1TB HGST 7.2k HDD Custom Cooling by Dell Solutions Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
15.6" 1920x1080 IPS Screen Dell 130w PSU Logitech G602 Wireless 
Mouse Pad
Xtrac 'Ripper' Mouse Pad 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2760QM Toshiba Qosmio X775 Nvidia 1.5GB GTX 560M 8GB DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120GB Samsung 830 SSD + 1TB HGST 7200RPM HDD CD/DVD-RW Stock Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
17.3" - 1600x900 Standard backlit 180w Power Adapter Logitech G500s 
Audio
Harmon/Kardon Onboard 
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