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Okay so today has been a kick butt day. In the morning i opened a letter that said I have received a scholarship to my community college for getting a 27 on my ACT so pretty much my parents are relieved that they don't have to pay for the next 2 years and so am I.

Then my dad calls me and tells me that they're buying me a laptop tomorrow, however they should know I have someone high expectations for any machinery i buy, and I said i'll pitch in if it is out of their reach.

The trick is, it most likely has to be from Best Buy (the evil empire) since my parents have a credit card with them. I'd like a laptop that I can play CSS and COD on but also not too exepnsive. I don't expect it to run COD at 150FPS like my desktop but something to mirror the experience. I'd like to say that my budget is under $1,000, and if anyone says macbook I'll kick their ass. Plus you get a free Xbox with any Win7 Laptop lol.

I've been debating between a laptop with a GT540m and GT525m.
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post #2 of 16
Try looking for a Asus G73/53 series, because with a GT540m or GT525m, you're not going to go very far even if its paired with an i7.
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Originally Posted by Jcyle View Post
Try looking for a Asus G73/53 series, because with a GT540m or GT525m, you're not going to go very far even if its paired with an i7.
Those are both over my budget, and are not at my Best Buy store
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The free Xbox only applies to qualifying HP, Dell, and PCs bought at Microsoft Store.
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The free Xbox only applies to qualifying HP, Dell, and PCs bought at Microsoft Store.
False it qualifies for any Windows 7 over $699 at a certified retailer such as Best Buy. I was there today, I would know.
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False it qualifies for any Windows 7 over $699 at a certified retailer such as Best Buy. I was there today, I would know.
Huh, I was told wrong.
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Huh, I was told wrong.
Drugs are bad lol
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KrisBKreeme View Post
Okay so today has been a kick butt day. In the morning i opened a letter that said I have received a scholarship to my community college for getting a 27 on my ACT so pretty much my parents are relieved that they don't have to pay for the next 2 years and so am I.
How about the Sager? My friend is ready to attend university or college with a Sager NP3250 (I believe one of the middle tier models or lowest) and they are running the 2nd gen i5/7. Check them out man.



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post #9 of 16
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Thanks! I actually will try to shoot for the G53 at Best Buy, since they have no interest for 18 months which would equal about $61 per month to get it paid off. However if they say that's too much, i'll just settle for a laptop with an OK graphics card so i can at least play css while im on campus lol
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post #10 of 16
does it have to be at bestbuy ? lol try ALIENWARE m11x
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