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post #1 of 15
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What is your maximum budget?
No hard limit, i'd say 1.5k-ish
What country are you in?
USA
What will be the uses of this laptop?
swtor raiding when i don't have access to my box
Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you?
no, seems a lot of sager here, haven't really heard of them so what makes them so good?
What screen size do you require?
15"ish
What screen resolution do you require?
no real preference, more is better ofc
Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay?
new
How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet)
would like to get 5 hours of surfing, but not a deal breaker
What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings?
swtor and only swtor. enough setting to avoid the fire.
What operating system do you need? (if any)
7, preferably pro, but whatever works
Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.)
no preference
How much hard drive space do you need?
360+
Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.)
nope
Is there anything else we need to know?
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post #2 of 15
I like Sager and Digitalstorm

You can build a rig for about 15-1700 with a 15 inch screen, full 1080 display, GTX 560 1.5 gig card and 500 gb hard drive with cd rom for around that price.
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post #3 of 15
Sager NP8170
http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np8170-...hm-p-2971.html

Sager has an incredible warranty through xoticpc, is cheaper than other competitors by $100 - $200 on average, and has great cooling. Plus you can take the laptop apart and do any upgrade without voiding the warranty.
Edited by TEntel - 10/28/11 at 9:25pm
post #4 of 15
I have said this before and will say it again, buy a cheap laptop for school/work and a dedicated gaming desktop. If for some reason you really want a laptop, I love Falcon NW, but they are expensive and take a long time to build. Really any thing with a 560m should be able to handle swtor.
post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by OutlawNeedsHelp View Post
I have said this before and will say it again, buy a cheap laptop for school/work and a dedicated gaming desktop. If for some reason you really want a laptop, I love Falcon NW, but they are expensive and take a long time to build. Really any thing with a 560m should be able to handle swtor.
Yeah, i've been of the same ilk, but my EEE 1005 isn't cutting it anymore, and I travel a bit for work and want to be able to at least log for dailies etc as i plan to be leading a raiding guild
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post #6 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by OutlawNeedsHelp View Post
I have said this before and will say it again, buy a cheap laptop for school/work and a dedicated gaming desktop. If for some reason you really want a laptop, I love Falcon NW, but they are expensive and take a long time to build. Really any thing with a 560m should be able to handle swtor.
Seconded.

Gaming laptop is an oxymoron.....I have a cheap $400-500 AUS laptop which does the trick for uni and it is fine....yes it is slow, but I would rather it be slow loading a journal article then when I'm trying to load BF3!
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post #7 of 15
Take a look at the Clevo (Sager) P151-HM1 (http://www.avadirect.com/gaming-lapt...asp?PRID=19603 http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np8130-...m1-p-2973.html http://www.mythlogiccorp.com/configure.php?id=84).

I'd suggest getting a decent SSD for Windows and your game, and then replacing the ODD (optical disk drive) with an enclosure and a hard drive (you can fit some of the taller laptop hard drives in that way, so a 1TB 7,2kRPM hard drive could be yours).

Good luck!
post #8 of 15
I say go for Malibal machines. They provide more options than Sager for equivalent quality and lower pricing for similar components.

If I ever upgrade from this Toshiba, it'll be Malibal.
     
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post #9 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Koozie View Post
Seconded.

Gaming laptop is an oxymoron.....I have a cheap $400-500 AUS laptop which does the trick for uni and it is fine....yes it is slow, but I would rather it be slow loading a journal article then when I'm trying to load BF3!
And you've just negated any chance of your opinion mattering.

I swear we should start handing out bans for people posting this type of comment.

OP: Anything i5 + GT550m or above sounds like it will do on reduced settings. But if you want the best and to max out your budget then you'll be looking to the Asus G series, Malibal, or any Clevo OEM (best to get them through xoticpc it seems).
     
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post #10 of 15

get a sager np8130, and you can play BF3 on it (probably the hardest game out there till next year I'd say)

video for reference if you'd like

    
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