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post #1 of 9
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Before you recommend me a laptop+desktop ill be moving into a dorm most likely and I can't take my current comp with me. So a desktop replacement is more ideal. Ill be using my tablet pc to take note amd etc since it lighter and longer on batt life. If I move into an apartment ill probably bring my desktop+tri

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post #2 of 9
Well, I had typed a good length reply, but then the server crapped out on me so in recap:

Sager or Asus are good choices for desktop replacement laptops.
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post #3 of 9
Maybe a Dell XPS 15" - best sound, best screen with the 1080p LCD upgrade and reasonable everything else.

review here
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post #4 of 9
My brother has a Toshiba Qosmio 8100. That thing is a beast, both in size and in performance. Power adapter is low-quality, and battery life is terrible, but apart from those two things, it's a great lappy.
    
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post #5 of 9
Desktop replacement. Ok. Whats your budget?
Sager will be the best value and they kick ass. Asus has really nice gaming laptops also. Theres Alienware but the M17 and M18 are pretty expensive with any upgrades.

XoticPC Asus and Sager at best prices

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post #6 of 9
Sager = Value/Performance
Asus G73/74 = Quality/Performance
Toshiba Qosimo = Beast Status/No Portability
Dell XPS 15" = Value
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post #7 of 9
Acer TimelineX 4830T $700 or 5830TG for another $100 gets you decent gaming performance. I think there's a version with an ATI card with significantly better graphic performance and same price.

Both have great battery life and pretty sweet design, in my opinion. Moderate CPU and gaming power.

Edit: I have the older version. It runs Crysis on high detail at 1366x768. Runs Premiere Pro pretty well, too--for a laptop.
Edited by asantas93 - 7/19/11 at 10:51am
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post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
I think the cap is 3000 for the budget. I have powernotebooks as one of the places i want to buy from. Alienware might be another possibility but i'm very hesistant. There also like origin and digital storm and etc.
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Intel i7-970 @ 4.2 Asus Rampage Formula III Asus DC2 R9 290X @ 1110 24GB of Samsung DDR3 @ 1866 
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Dell 2407WHFP-HC and Crossover 27Q LED-P Deck Legend tactile frost Seasonic 700watt M12 Coolmaster Haf 932 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
DeathAddder 3.5 Black edition TeamLiquid Goliathus Titanium HD AudioEngine A2 and ATH-700D 
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Samsung 840PRO 256GB LG 10x Blu-ray Burner Swiftech H220-X Window 8.1 Professional 64Bit 
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Crossover 27inch Acer XB270HU 144Hz G-Sync Deck Legend tactile frost EVGA G2 750W 
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Intel i7-970 @ 4.2 Asus Rampage Formula III Asus DC2 R9 290X @ 1110 24GB of Samsung DDR3 @ 1866 
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Samsung 840PRO 256GB | 2x Samsung F4 2TB | WD 6... LG 10x Blu-ray Burner H70 with 2x GT2150 Window 8.1 Professional 64Bit 
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Dell 2407WHFP-HC and Crossover 27Q LED-P Deck Legend tactile frost Seasonic 700watt M12 Coolmaster Haf 932 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
DeathAddder 3.5 Black edition TeamLiquid Goliathus Titanium HD AudioEngine A2 and ATH-700D 
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post #9 of 9
Please use the proper format next time, found here. It'll be much easier to get recommendations that way.
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