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I'm in a bit of a dilemma right now. I'm not planning on bringing my desktop to college so I'm looking to spend about $2000 on a new laptop. I want to be able to do some light gaming on it, but I know I'm gonna feel like a total douche when I lug my massive alienware to class for notes, so I want it to be portable (thin, light, and preferably 15") and I'd like for it to have a somewhat decent battery life.

So guys, what are my options?
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Macbook pro 15". You will have the longest battery life out of any 15"er
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post #3 of 35
Just for consideration, you could bring your rig with you and just get a netbook or small laptop for notes and work stuff. Battery life is key.

But one of these Macbooks w/ a student discount?
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15inch macbook pro
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My friend just received his Sager NP8130 from here with a 2630QM and a GTX 560M for around $1400. It's a very solid machine with a good price, especially for gaming.

I went with a Lenovo W520 with a 2720QM and Quadro 2000M, which is also an amazing laptop, but not quite as suited to gaming.
    
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Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
Macbook pro 15". You will have the longest battery life out of any 15"er
I've been seriously considering that... but the Apple hating voice in the back of my head keeps trying to convince me that there are better options. So far I have found none


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Just for consideration, you could bring your rig with you and just get a netbook or small laptop for notes and work stuff. Battery life is key.
I'm going about 2000 miles away for college. I don't think it would be worth it.
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My friend just received his Sager NP8130 from here with a 2630QM and a GTX 560M for around $1400. It's a very solid machine with a good price, especially for gaming.
6.8 pounds? really?

And take it from someone who needed a lappy for college, the macbook pro is the right choice.
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post #8 of 35
Its either the 15 inch apple macbook pro or this.

You are going to look like a total douche with a big 7 pound brick that will start over heating in the middle of class. Do not take it personally but just take my advice.
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post #9 of 35
I don't know much about specific models, but I can definitely tell you one thing: Llano.

Come on, you said light gaming. Do you REALLY need a full-on dedicated GPU for that? Surely the highest-end A8 APU would work fine...
 
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Its either the 15 inch apple macbook pro or this.

You are going to look like a total douche with a big 7 pound brick that will start over heating in the middle of class. Do not take it personally but just take my advice.
Lol that sony is suuuper nice, very sexy but @ 3 grand? man.
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