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I just found that Gateway. I am open to suggestions and thought that was good because it had an i7, 8GB RAM, GT 440, and a nice HDD. How is it bad though? just wondering.
It's a Gateway. Nothing else needs to be said about how bad it is. Again, do you want a laptop or desktop? If you want a desktop, change the topic in the OP and the body.

Again, pre-built desktops are a waste of money. The hardware you're getting on that Gateway is barely faster than that on the Sager laptop I listed.
    
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Check out acer my last gaming rig was an acer that cost $1200. They have great quality although I never would have thought it. Just dont buy one from bestbuy they tend to sell the stripped down versions for same price.

Or go custom the now dell way http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.p...selected_cat=3
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Ok, yeah Gateway blows. But what about that Asus G53SW? Also I found

running the GTA 4 intro pretty well on that Acer I found. Although its an intro video, it seems good. Here is that Acer 5750G
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Ok, yeah Gateway blows. But what about that Asus G53SW? Also I found this video running the GTA 4 intro pretty well on that Acer I found. Although its an intro video, it seems good. Here is that Acer 5750G
ASUS G53SW: a gaming laptop. Nothing else. With these types of laptops everything else is thrown out of the window. You get extremely low battery life, you get a heavy and big chassis, and sometimes a system you can't live with every day. The Acer has good specs, but again, the Sager I listed has a much better GPU and a better chassis as well. The GT 555M is around 40% faster than the GT 540M and the chassis is much better, using hard matte plastic instead of the gaudy cheap plastic Acer uses, plus XoticPC has better customer support than Acer. Also, the Acer comes with a 5400RPM HDD. That's gonna be awfully slow, and you're definitely gonna notice the difference in daily usage. On a laptop a 7200RPM HDD is almost like night and day if you can't afford an SSD. The screen on the Acer is also total crap, being glossy and only 1366x768. The Sager has a 1920x1080 screen, not to mention a higher quality panel.

Again, here is the link: http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np5165-...hr-p-3063.html

Customize it to your tastes.
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Do I need to pay extra for the paid Xotic PC services?
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Do I need to pay extra for the paid Xotic PC services?
Huh? What do you mean?
    
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Huh? What do you mean?
The warranty stuff at the bottom of customizing. Also is the 1600x900 ok? Because the 1920x1080 is glare. What about the other screens?
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The warranty stuff at the bottom of customizing. Also is the 1600x900 ok? Because the 1920x1080 is glare. What about the other screens?
Yes. They come with a 1 year warranty and 3 year parts labor. What that means is that in the first year they'll repair anything they need to for free but once that passes and it needs a repair you'll pay for the parts but not the labor the technician has to do.

I linked to the wrong one. The one I meant was the Sager NP5165, but I already revised the link. That's the one that comes with the GT 555M and the 1920x1080 screen. The Sager NP5160 comes with a 1600x900 screen but also a GT 540M, and the price is lower (though not much). I'd advise you get the NP5165 since it's only a bit more than the 5160 and you get a much faster GPU and a better screen as defaults.
    
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Ok. Tough just finding the perfect PC for me. The Gateway is speaking to me but that Sager has great performance and price. And that Asus just looks awesome.
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Ok. Tough just finding the perfect PC for me. The Gateway is speaking to me but that Sager has great performance and price. And that Asus just looks awesome.
Yeah, but the Gateway is a desktop. If you want a desktop, you build it yourself. If you need help with that, ask us. And with the ASUS you're gonna need to make some sacrifices. For one, you're gonna be carrying around an 8.3 pound laptop instead of a 5.7 pound one. Two, you're gonna get almost no battery life because the GTX 460M does not support Optimus. Three, the asking price is a good amount higher. Four, the chassis is much bigger. If you can live with those, by all means go for the ASUS. The Sager is just a much more balanced system I'd say.
    
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