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Maybe look into the lenovo brand? Professional but I'm not sure about component selections

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Oh very good point about the lid materials! I like the brushed aluminum but I'm leaning towards the np8130 now which has a matte black lid which is also very appealing. I'm leaning towards the 8130 because it has the gtx560m and actually ends up being cheaper than the 5165 configured the same, except with a gt555m.
8130 is a decent choice but the 560M doesn't have Optimus, meaning it'll kill your battery pretty quick vs. the 555M and Optimus. Also the 8130 weighs a pound more. Not a bad choice but those are the tradeoffs for a little more performance.
 
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I guess I should look into how much of a performance gain I would get from the 8130, because the weight and battery life of the 5165 would be nice for a change from my current 1hr battery life
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post #14 of 14
The 560M is far superior. It has a much stronger core, and double the memory bandwidth.

Remember that there are several different gpus called gt555m. I'll post a gpuz screenshot of mine tomorrow. I didn't bother bringing my laptop home from work.
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