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Gaming laptop, $1k?

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Hi there! I'm still getting used to the site, but anyways...

Recently I've been looking around for a powerful laptop to fit my $1k budget, and I've concluded with the best deal was this ASUS laptop on Newegg. Could I possibly do any better? I don't mind getting a refurbished laptop as long as it has a i7 2630+ and hopefully an Nvidia 560M+, this one has a 460M or an equivalent ATI. So far I'm really digging that
ASUS laptop, but I'm not sure where else a better deal could be found.

Thank you
post #2 of 12
Check these out: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834230174

You could get this new with an i5: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834214393
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if you can bump it up a little, I would go with this. it is an i5, though.
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if you can bump it up a little, I would go with this. it is an i5, though.
How much better are the i7s than i5s? I wanted an i7 for quicker encoding but the i5s are duals
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How much better are the i7s than i5s? I wanted an i7 for quicker encoding but the i5s are duals
i have had both i5's and i7's in laptops and I never noticed any real difference (to be fair, this was 1st gen, not sandybridge). I do not think that the difference will be large enough, though.
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Check out some from MSI. I think they make some really nice gaming laptop.
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How much better are the i7s than i5s? I wanted an i7 for quicker encoding but the i5s are duals
If you are doing small videos the difference won't matter much, plus you should get better battery life with the i5.
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I think Dell makes great laptops for that price range/gaming laptop. XPS 15-17
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I think Dell makes great laptops for that price range/gaming laptop. XPS 15-17
They are a little over priced though...
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If you are doing small videos the difference won't matter much, plus you should get better battery life with the i5.
I guess it's down to an i5/560 or an i7/460... this is tough, I kind of need more processing power than graphical power, though I'm not too concerned about battery life... I still think the refurb models on Newegg have the best prices
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