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Hello all -

Ready to pull the trigger on a laptop. Looking for recommendations roughly based on the following:

Budget: $1500 USD - Software + Peripherals = $1200 USD

Main Uses/Function: Moderate Gaming, Audio Editing, and Video/Image Editing, in addition to the basics (Word Processing, Browsing, Music, etc.) Nothing too intensive, but I need this system to hold its own.

Size: The bigger the better. I LOVE really high resolution, and I don't travel a lot so other than taking this guy to school with me it will be largely stationary. 17in screen would be ideal but 15 is good too, and as high of resolution as we can get

Sound: I can deal with integrated sound - I don't need anything advanced for this. I have a desktop that I use for most of my music needs, this would just be for basic music listening and I almost ALWAYS have my headphones with me.

Graphics: I would love for this system to be able to play most current games at normal to high settings. I don't need ridiculous amounts of detail but I would like it to keep up with me

Memory: I don't need an SSD, I don't need 127613647234 gajillabytes of space. Just enough to get a reasonable amount of music/movies on it. 7200 RPM would be preferred for load time reasons

RAM: preferrably 6 or 8 gb to keep up with my multitasking

Webcam: would be nice, I like to skype with family now and then.

Ports -
Inputs: USB of course, and an SD card reader would be the icing on the cake but not really necessary
Outputs: HDMI OUT is a must. I will be running this out to my 42in LED TV for movies, games, etc.

Battery: Would love to get a couple hours on battery doing non-intensive stuff, but it will be plugged in 80% or more of the time

I do not have OS so having Win7 preloaded is a definite bonus.

Additional notes: I really prefer the quality of ASUS laptops. But I am willing to compromise if the price and capabilities are right


Thank you all for your help!


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Get a sager and customize it a bit or you could get a HP DV6 and customize that.

http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.p...el_name=NP8130
Edited by Ubeermench - 7/26/11 at 6:46pm
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