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post #1 of 20
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Hey guys, I need a bang for the buck laptop for around $1000. My only requirements are:

- True quad core. None of that hyperthreaded dual core biznis.
- 4GB RAM
- At least 250GB HDD
- Discrete graphics (preferably enough to run Bad Company 2 at Medium or higher)
- No higher than 1600x900 res

That's pretty much it. Any recommendations?
Edited by Ipwnnubletz - 5/17/11 at 10:32am
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post #2 of 20
A friend of mine just bought a HP Pavilion dv6 that's pretty good and is within your price range. It's an i7 1.6 GHz, can run Bad Company 2 on Medium at around 40 FPS - he loves it.

Battery life obviously isn't great, though, but why would one expect it to be?
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post #3 of 20
At your price range - HP Envy 14 is a great option, as is the Lenovo IdeaPad Y460p. Both will come with decent discrete graphics cards that will let you play BFBC2 at medium at native resolution (1366x768). Are you a student? Both HP and Lenovo have student discounts.
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I still think going with the Sager NP5165 is the best move here. Best choice by far and the stock specs are perfect for what you plan on using it for.
     
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post #5 of 20
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Hmm. That Sager laptop looks really nice, but I don't recognize the brand. Looks like they're custom built, too. I will definitely bookmark that for my further reference.

As far as the laptop I'm planning to get, I'm thinking of getting an HP dv7t. i7 and a 6770M for $1025. Whatcha guys think?

EDIT: On further inspection, I'm definitely considering the Sager laptop. 1080p resolution. Anyone know if it support dual HDD? I'd like to pop an SSD in there sooner or later.
Edited by Ipwnnubletz - 5/16/11 at 10:41am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ipwnnubletz View Post
Hmm. That Sager laptop looks really nice, but I don't recognize the brand. Looks like they're custom built, too. I will definitely bookmark that for my further reference.

As far as the laptop I'm planning to get, I'm thinking of getting an HP dv7t. i7 and a 6770M for $1025. Whatcha guys think?

EDIT: On further inspection, I'm definitely considering the Sager laptop. 1080p resolution. Anyone know if it support dual HDD? I'd like to pop an SSD in there sooner or later.
I don't think this exact model supports dual HDDs, however, there are models above this price range that DO support multiple HDDs. The model just above this one definitely does.
     
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post #7 of 20
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Unfortunately I don't have $1300 to spend on a laptop

I'm definitely interested in the Sager. If I can't find a dual HDD laptop in time for my purchase, I'm gonna go with it. Thanks again.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ipwnnubletz View Post
Unfortunately I don't have $1300 to spend on a laptop

I'm definitely interested in the Sager. If I can't find a dual HDD laptop in time for my purchase, I'm gonna go with it. Thanks again.
You could use an external hard drive. Just throwing that out there.
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post #9 of 20
If you don't need an optical drive it can have a second hdd, otherwise no.
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