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What is your maximum budget? 3000

What country are you in? United States

What will be the uses of this laptop? programming / digital arts / games. Will be left in the dorm. I have a tabletpc i use for class.

Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you? not really. I do like powernotebooks who handle clevo and sager tho.

What screen size do you require? 17

What screen resolution do you require? 1920x1080 ( i think this is the largest resolution a laptop carries)

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

How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet)

What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings?

What operating system do you need? (if any)

Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.) Gaming / Desktop replacement

How much hard drive space do you need? 1 SSD and a 2TB should be able to sustain me.

Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.)

maybe a blu-ray drive but that about it.

Is there anything else we need to know? dont think so.
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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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post #2 of 8
Wow, with $3,000 you can but a lot. Well, how bout these?

Alienware M17x

Asus G74SX A1

Asus G74SX 3DE

Sager NP7280

MSI GT780R 012US

Sager NP8170
post #3 of 8
I need to raid your piggy bank, mistax. i don't have 300 to spend on college let alone a secondary laptop.
post #4 of 8
The asus G series are really good laptops. I had the 15 and the cooling system was pretty superb.
post #5 of 8
If it were me? with 3k? i'd spend it on an M18X with 2 6990m's in it, upgrade to an SSD, give it a bluray drive, thats an 18incher, 1920x1080P (Isn't actualy the largest for laptops, i've seen bigger but its really expensive) You could run anything in it.
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Hmm...i tricked out my m17xr2 here for less then 2g's

and no 1920x1080p isn't the best resolution or screen...that goes to these babies, of course you will have to give up some other goodies, so it is a bit of a tradeoff.
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Im an australian so prices are a bit more expensive here, but i got my M17x r3 on order with a 6990m on its way for 2.4gs
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post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by trulsrohk;14278954 
Hmm...i tricked out my m17xr2 here for less then 2g's

and no 1920x1080p isn't the best resolution or screen...that goes to these babies, of course you will have to give up some other goodies, so it is a bit of a tradeoff.

im just assuming that the highest most laptop screen goes to. I would like 1920x1200 if possible. For upgrade im skipping getting ram/hd upgrade from the dealer since a quick peek at newegg all of it can be had for less.
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Samsung 840PRO 256GB LG 10x Blu-ray Burner Swiftech H220-X Window 8.1 Professional 64Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Crossover 27inch Acer XB270HU 144Hz G-Sync Deck Legend tactile frost EVGA G2 750W 
CaseMouseAudio
Coolmaster Haf 932 DeathAddder 3.5 Black edition Titanium HD | O2 DAC + AMP 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-970 @ 4.2 Asus Rampage Formula III Asus DC2 R9 290X @ 1110 24GB of Samsung DDR3 @ 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840PRO 256GB | 2x Samsung F4 2TB | WD 6... LG 10x Blu-ray Burner H70 with 2x GT2150 Window 8.1 Professional 64Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel - 3630QM Nvidia GTX 680M 8 GB DDR3 1600 500GB 7200 | 128 GB Samsung 840 Pro 
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