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Originally Posted by Wildcard36qs View Post

I still think you should have gotten the one with the 540m. I know it was refurbed though. For $600 you definitely can find a laptop with dedicated gpu.

It was the warranty. I just could not justify having a warranty for only 90 days with the track record I have had with laptops. They have almost like clockwork had something defective with them in the first 6 months to a year that I have needed to be repaired.
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Originally Posted by eternallydead View Post

I don't like the laptop as much, particularly for gaming. If you need the laptop now I would go with:
http://www.amazon.com/U31SD-AH51-13-3-Inch-Light-Laptop-Black/dp/B005UUS5PC
or
http://www.xoticpc.com/asus-u31sddh31-p-3347.html?wconfigure=yes
If you don't need it soon, then I would pre-order: http://www.xoticpc.com/asus-u31sgds31-preorder-p-3552.html
I have been a fan of ASUS for their 1 year accidental 2 year global warranty. The above laptops a dedicated GPU for gaming, and intergrated Intel graphics (optimus) for web browsing allowing up to 8 hours battery life while web browsing). I believe it is 2-3 hours for intense gaming though.
They are closer to teh $700 cost, but that $100 extra should allow you to play SC2 and other games at med-high settings.
*edit - added information below*
The 540M metioned earlier would be in 14" + models like: http://www.xoticpc.com/asus-u46svdh51-p-3349.html
However, you are looking at $850-$900 budget for them.

Sadly I am not looking a $700 or higher laptop. $600 was pretty much my limit and I am still debating if I can find a similar laptop for less money.
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Sadly I am not looking a $700 or higher laptop. $600 was pretty much my limit and I am still debating if I can find a similar laptop for less money.

That is hard then, the last thought would be a gen or two old Alienware m11x I have seen them in the $600 - 6500 range (mind you cheapest build / ram), check www.slickdeals.net they often list some "slick" deals where you price match / use coupons etc.

$600 is essentially the cusp of low end laptop to the mid-ranged with a dedicated GPU. I would definitely recommend going for a laptop with a GPU.


*edit*
also, some larger laptops may be cheaper around the 15" range, it's easier to fit all the parts, thus it is often cheaper.
Edited by eternallydead - 1/12/12 at 1:31pm
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I wouldn't have paid that much for anything less then a 3830tg imo the gt 540m makes a big difference.
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