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Hopefully my build will sell soon and I'll have enough money for a decent gaming laptop and some extra money left over.

I'm currently looking at a Sager notebook with an i7 2630 and a 555 w/ Optimus.
Unless I'd be better off going with a Q2Q 2.0ghz processor and CF 3870's.

What is the best laptop I can get for around $1,000?
(I have extra O.S.'s so they don't matter in the price)
    
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Sager with the i7. For a few reasons:

1) Build quality. Sager is one of the very few companies that actually manufacture their own systems. Most of your more well known brand names are actually build, from top to bottom, from companies like Sager or Compal.
2) The benefits of an i7 vs. C2Q will last MUCH longer (in terms of being able to handle current titles) than dual CFs.
3)Speaking of CF, I'm not too sure how much benefit those would serve over the 555 after you take into account the massive CPU performance gap.
    
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Sager with the i7. For a few reasons:

1) Build quality. Sager is one of the very few companies that actually manufacture their own systems. Most of your more well known brand names are actually build, from top to bottom, from companies like Sager or Compal.
2) The benefits of an i7 vs. C2Q will last MUCH longer (in terms of being able to handle current titles) than dual CFs.
3)Speaking of CF, I'm not too sure how much benefit those would serve over the 555 after you take into account the massive CPU performance gap.
I noticed that Sager has great reviews which is why I'm highly considering going with them. Is the 555 enough for gaming or would I be better off going with a different card?
    
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I noticed that Sager has great reviews which is why I'm highly considering going with them. Is the 555 enough for gaming or would I be better off going with a different card?
The GT 555M is good for High settings on almost all games at 1600x900. Go for the Sager. It strikes a great balance between everything: price, performance, weight, size, and battery life. The 2630QM will run circles around the mobile Core 2 Quad, and the GPU should be faster than the 3870 CF, also. The 1920x1080 15.6" display on the 5165 is pure awesome, as well. There's really no reason to go for the other one. It doesn't offer anything worthwhile.

I will recommend you, though, that you order Sager laptops from XoticPC. They have better customer service and prices than buying directly from Sager.
    
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post #5 of 42
Can't go wrong with the Asus G73 models. Quite a bit more GPU power.
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Can't go wrong with the Asus G73 models. Quite a bit more GPU power.
Only 20% faster than the GT 555M and you have to deal with a heavy, big laptop that has almost no battery life because there's no Optimus. And those are priced higher than $1000, too.
    
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I will recommend you, though, that you order Sager laptops from XoticPC. They have better customer service and prices than buying directly from Sager.
That's where I planned on buying from as they give student discounts.
    
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post #8 of 42
I was in the same position as you last year and ended up going with an Asus G53. I somewhat regret getting such a huge laptop now since it barely fits in any backpack. For $1000 I would consider ones that can play games rather than trying to get something bleeding edge.
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No such thing as a gaming laptop :/
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I've moved this to the Laptop section since it is a discussion about a laptop.
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