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What is your maximum budget? None really, or at least 'rents didn't give me one.

What country are you in? USA

What will be the uses of this laptop? "College" (aka gaming and movies and I guess homework)

Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you? I was thinking Sager

What screen size do you require? ~15" would be ideal

What screen resolution do you require? 1080p would be nice

Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay? Yes, new

How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet) No idea, a few hours?

What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings? Preferably high setting, all the games I own (Metro, BFBC2 (and 3), COD, etc.)

What operating system do you need? (if any) Windows

Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.) I'm not a fan of plastic-y laptops

How much hard drive space do you need? SSD for OS would be nice, 750-1000 GB for stuff

Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.) Nope, own a webcam already, no other stuff is necessary

Is there anything else we need to know? I liek turtles. And I was thinking about the Sager NP8150-S1, but I'm curious, how good are Sager laptop batteries? How long to they last? 3-4 hours?
Edited by razr m3 - 5/24/11 at 11:52am
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If you're going to game, go Sager. I used to own a Sager and the battery only lasted about 3 hours.
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Sager. XoticPC. Go Now.
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If you're going to game, go Sager. I used to own a Sager and the battery only lasted about 3 hours.
Was that 3 hrs of heavy usage? Or light usage?

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Sager. XoticPC. Go Now.
Haha I've got the one I want sitting in the checkout cart.
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sager is your best bet if you got the budget, otherwise you can go cheap with hp and dell.
    
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sager is your best bet if you got the budget, otherwise you can go cheap with hp and dell.
Alright, I'm pretty sure I've got the budget. Originally my dad wanted to get me a MacBook Pro but I convinced him that with that amount of money I could get a much more powerful laptop.
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Sager.
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This one look good?
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Was that 3 hrs of heavy usage? Or light usage?



Haha I've got the one I want sitting in the checkout cart.
3 hours of heavy usage. If I did light usage I would get about 4 1/2 hours. That G73 looks like a beast though, 5870 on a laptop .
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This one look good?
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I would go with the i7 2720QM - the extra 0.1ghz of the 2820qm isn't worth $190 IMO, while the extra 0.2ghz and ~.5ghz turbo of the 2720qm is totally worth $160 over the 2630qm. Go with Intel 6230 for wireless. Also, Office 2010 Pro academic version is like $100 from Microsoft. And last, get one of those 95% color gamut screens, they're awesome.

Otherwise it looks good though.
 
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