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I found this gaming laptop at iBUYPOWER and configured it to be a great deal. It actually comes out to be cheaper than this Acer I found. It has basically everything I need for $944. Here are the specs:

15.6in 1366x768 LED screen
i7 2630QM @2.0GHz
4GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
GeForce GT 540M 1GB
320GB 7200RPM HDD
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 + Bluetooth
Windows 7 Home Premium
Office 2010 Home & Student

This seems like a great deal and to my personal needs. Has anybody bought one of these or from iBUYPOWER?
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Never bought one, but it seems to be quite decent.
    
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Yeah with the Acer I was looking at, it had about the same specs but no Office and had a 5400RPM HDD for $850.

EDIT: They have some games tested and say most of the games run mid to high on the laptop. Black Ops runs on mid and so does BC2.
Edited by NuclearSlurpee - 5/9/11 at 5:41pm
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The resolution is very much the downside of this computer. The Sager NP5165 has a full 1080p screen, better GPU and probably better warranty for about $25-$40, give or take shipping.

The resolution should always be 1080p if you are going for a laptop. No lie. Seriously. Because if you want to watch any kind of movie from a bluray, you're forced to watch the grainy results of 720p.
     
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Originally Posted by Imglidinhere View Post
The resolution is very much the downside of this computer. The Sager NP5165 has a full 1080p screen, better GPU and probably better warranty for about $25-$40, give or take shipping.

The resolution should always be 1080p if you are going for a laptop. No lie. Seriously. Because if you want to watch any kind of movie from a bluray, you're forced to watch the grainy results of 720p.
It doesn't have Office on it and has an i5. The Battalion doesn't even have a Blu-Ray player in it so I won't be watching 1080p movies. I will just be playing games in HD and probably YouTube videos.
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Yea the GT540 is best suited to 1366x768 anyways. 1080p would be hurting it. Although the Sager NP5160 is I believe the basis for the Battalion. Try configuring one over at xoticpc you may get a better deal.
   
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I tried CyberPowerPC but they were a little expensive.
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The GT555M is a far more powerful gpu. If gaming is a concern I would see no other choice.
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I think the 720p LED and GT 540M is fine for me. I won't be doing extensive gaming. I'll just be playing Halo CE, Halo 2, GTA 4, and probably COD. Maybe BF3 on lower settings or what I can calibrate.

But do you think the 2630QM is ok? I mean it goes up to 2.9GHz and is quad core. Plus it has 7200RPM HDD.
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I think the 720p LED and GT 540M is fine for me. I won't be doing extensive gaming. I'll just be playing Halo CE, Halo 2, GTA 4, and probably COD. Maybe BF3 on lower settings or what I can calibrate.

But do you think the 2630QM is ok? I mean it goes up to 2.9GHz and is quad core. Plus it has 7200RPM HDD.
Just sayin. You can still down the resolution in games but have a nice high resolution for other tasks. You don't want to be limited to a 720p screen, trust me. I've got a 900p screen and it's fantastic, for what it is. Still wish I had gotten the 1080p model though. It makes a difference for sure.

Go for the Sager. The warranty is better, the GPU is more powerful and the CPU will do whatever you want. Seriously, I'm running a dual core from the previous generation i5 CPUs and it plays games like nothing. The SB i5 there surpasses mine like a breeze passes the everyday person. You won't need a quad if all you are going to do is surf the web and watch youtube videos.

EDIT:

Also, you can upgrade the number of hard drives your laptop has with the Sager. It's just an all around upgrade. Seriously.
Edited by Imglidinhere - 5/9/11 at 9:46pm
     
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