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Hey guys! What gaming laptop is for me?

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What is your maximum budget? $1000

What country are you in? U.S.

What will be the uses of this laptop? Gaming!

Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you? Dont care

What screen size do you require? Dont care as long as its not like super small I guess.

What screen resolution do you require? Doesnt matter as long as the games look decent.

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

How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet) Ill be hooked up to an outlet 99% of the time.

What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings?
Games coming out mainly. MW3-Old Republic-Diablo 3-Skyrim

What operating system do you need? (if any) Windows 7

Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.)Gaming I dont care if its painted like a rainbow as long as it plays games well.
How much hard drive space do you need?250 gig+

Is there anything else we need to know? I dont have to play games at the highest settings or resolution but it needs to be fast enough to where I dont have any hiccups during gameplay.
Edited by PapaShroom - 7/25/11 at 10:43am
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$800.00

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834152253

$1000.00 - better processor, bigger HDD, less ram though, and you would get a free Xbox 360

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/...7600/list.true
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Nice both look about what I'm looking for.
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may i ask?why bother going for a laptop when you're hooked in a power grid 99% of the time?
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may i ask?why bother going for a laptop when you're hooked in a power grid 99% of the time?
Good question, Im direct care staff in a home with a mentally challenged individual. I work 8-8, 7 days a week and was told I could bring a game system and or laptop to help me pass the time.
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$800.00

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834152253

$1000.00 - better processor, bigger HDD, less ram though, and you would get a free Xbox 360

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/...7600/list.true
That stuff won't play MW3, Diablo 3, or probably Skyrim.
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People on OC seem to really like Xoticpc.com, you could always browse their laptops over there. I recently ordered a Sager direct from them and have thoroughly enjoyed my purchase. A friend went through Sager as well and he raves about their customer service.
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I like the prices on these, do you think buying referb is safe? What kind of performance do you think ill get from the games I listed above with these models?
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I like the prices on these, do you think buying referb is safe? What kind of performance do you think ill get from the games I listed above with these models?
Those games aren't out yet so I have no clue. The only one I could estimate on would be MW3. You could probably get high settings at a lower res like 720p with mayb 30 or 40 FPS. Estimate
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