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Looking to sell my sig rig, and get a gaming laptop that will also function as a work laptop.

-Prefer 15-17" screen
-4GB RAM
-Best cpu possible (the new sandy bridge ones)
-Decent GPU 460M or higher
-Large hard drive or 2 internal HDD bays if possible
-Built in Wifi N

Budget is from $1300- $2600 (£800-£1400)

Shipping to the UK if possible.

Any reccomendations guys I'm open to them.


Thanks for anyone who replies
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post #2 of 16
Brands I would trust for this: Asus and Dell. With either of them you should be golden. But dont look forward to spending $1300/£800 on a laptop with those specs. You will be spending around $2000/£1200.
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Asus G73

My uncle has one and its awesome!

LINK

i7 with turbo boost (auto overclocking)
8GB RAM
1TB (2 HDDs)
5870 mobility
17" screen
Wireless N
Bluray drive
awesome cooling

http://uk.asus.com/Search/?SearchKey=g73

It is absolutely stunning!
Edited by Jamyy10 - 5/18/11 at 12:22pm
post #4 of 16
Give Sager NP8170-S1 a look over at www.xoticpc.com, the hardwares of SB i7-2630 and the HD6970m. It'll be around 1.8k.
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post #5 of 16
it's not to your specs, but you could get one built to them, but i've been running sony vaios the last many years and they have absolutely rocked for me for just this. i'm not a huge gamer but i do partake from time to time and when i do i want it looking good and moving swiftly. right now i have a vaio vpc-f1190x and i'm playing DDO without a single hitch. my last machine was also a vaio and i played a lot of warhammer on it, again, no real performance issues at all and it looked/sounded great (trust sony for good a/v).

on the work side i'm an architect and run autocad, sketchup pro, graphics software and your standard office suite and there too, not any issue performance wise.

btw, this laptop i'm running now cost a little under $1,400.
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post #6 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jamyy10 View Post
Asus G73

My uncle has one and its awesome!

LINK

i7 with turbo boost (auto overclocking)
8GB RAM
1TB (2 HDDs)
5870 mobility
17" screen
Wireless N
Bluray drive
awesome cooling

http://uk.asus.com/Search/?SearchKey=g73

It is absolutely stunning!
Yes they are very nice indeed and run cool with dual fans. I know someone that has one. Just be careful and make sure you don't get one with the 1st gen i7's in them cause they were terrible(experience). This one looks very nice: http://uk.asus.com/Notebooks/Gaming_...specifications
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Also the m17xr3 and m18x fit your bill/budget
    
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Thanks rep+ all
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post #9 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Timlander View Post
Brands I would trust for this: Asus and Dell. With either of them you should be golden. But dont look forward to spending $1300/£800 on a laptop with those specs. You will be spending around $2000/£1200.
Says whom? o_O

You can get a killer laptop from Sager for something around $1500 and you'll be drawing crowds.
     
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