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Laptop config look good? Or suggestions

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So after looking through tons of laptops I'm thinking of purchasing the Xplorer X6-7200 configured like so: http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/saved/1DDWWF

So I'd like to get your thought and opinions on the configuration and if you think a different laptop looks more suited to my needs please let me know

My needs/usage:
1. Any res 1400x+
2. I have a killer rig at home so this laptop wont really need to game much. Being able to play TF2 and movies at HD would be fine. This is primarily for light gaming, movies, programming etc...
3. Battery 2hr+ is fine, my uni has plugs everywhere you look

Thanks for your help!
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Honestly, that GPU is severely underpowered.

A sager NP5165 from Xoticpc would do much better, if you can spend $60. Is $780 the maximum you can pay?
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I'd like to keep it as cheap as possible, but based on http://goo.gl/QHIXE it doesn't look too bad for medium graphics.
I'd love to see the other build you mentioned tho. I had a custom np5160 built but that ended up being around $100 more.
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Yes, but that comes with a 1080p screen, the one you selected does not have that. it is 1366x 768, which is below the res you want. $100 more buys you that full HD screen and a MUCH better graphics card.

SAGERs are also known for their quality, and are the most respected laptop around OCN, for good reason. I would get the NP5165 with the 2630QM and leave it at that. also, 8 gigs of ram is a complete waste on a laptop, unless you REALLY need it, but your intended uses won't ever breach 4 gigs.
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Thanks for the heads up! I must have been looking through so many laptops I suddenly overlooked it +rep

Yeah I was thinking about the NP5160's. So it looks like my choices are between:
1. NP5160 from sager http://goo.gl/ow7oU with an upgrade to 8GB of ram and cpu to 2630qm
2. NP 5165 http://goo.gl/qdmB8 with only the upgrade to 2630qm as I cant afford the upgrade to 8gb

Right now with all my apps open I'm using 5.1Gb of ram, so I can hit 4GB. Think the upgrade from the 540 to the 555 is worth it for my uses?
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The 540m is about 20-30% slower than the 555m, which is significant. As for RAM, all it takes is a little resource management, and you will never go past 4.

Id say the 5165 with an upgrade to the 2630QM is the way to go. Also, since that 4 gig memory is 4gig x 1, you can easily add another stick to make it 8 gigs later, as opposed to NOT being able to upgrade the video card.
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That's a rather good point... guess my only question left is: think it's worth adding the better thermal paste for $20? You know if these laptops tend to run hot cpu wise?
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post #8 of 8
Ive seen some pretty atrocious Laptop temps, so honestly, I would do it.

You don't want your hardware running hot.
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