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I am having some trouble picking out a new laptop to replace my 2008 MBP. I dont want another mac, and my budget is ~1000 CAD (willing to go a little higher if justified). My main uses for the laptop would be: school (notes, etc), general browsing at home, and playing League of Legends with friends. I want at least 4 hours of battery out of it too.

So far, this is what I am most interested in.

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX37261

It seems like it suits all my needs, but I havent seen it in person and have read bad things about the touchpad. Does anyone have any other suggestions that I can look into?
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post #2 of 8
I would recommend this instead;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834214490
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Don't go with a Toshiba, trust me.

I don't particularly like Samsung either, but I've never had one so I won't knock it.

A lot of people here seem to like the Sagers, they give good gaming performance for the price.

If all you want to play is League, you don't need anything super duper. Lenovo's thinkpad T series uses Nvidia quadros, which are a professional grade GPU, but the 1000m can certainly handle League of Legends. The benefit to the Nvidia GPUs for laptops is optimus is quite good at power saving, so you'll get good battery life out of it. If you want battery life, I'd recommend any Nvidia GPU. I have a radeon 6470m in my laptop, and battery life the battery life is 3-4 hours on the default balanced power plan. It isn't bad, but it isn't fantastic.

The asus laptops tend to be a bit chunky, but they offer great gaming performance. You can probably find some from a reseller for good prices.

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=asus+g53sw&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=15632015007742282657&sa=X&ei=YLQoT8mxE8fCgAfZ_bTdBA&ved=0CFMQ8wIwAQ#scoring=tp

Google search page, lowest price is $1112. Its got full 1080p, quad core 2630qm, 8 GB RAM, and a GTX 460M. the 460M is good, but like I said if all you want is League of Legends it might be a tad overkill.
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^ sager is my fave smile.gif

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If you're looking for bang for buck, try websites like slickdeals.net that advertise manufacturer/retailer specials with stackable coupons.

For $798 I was able to get a 15.6" LED-backlit HP DV6T select edition (a quality build, unlike the POS HP Pavilion's) with an i5-2410M, HD 6770M, 6 GB RAM, BD-ROM drive, 500 GB HDD, USB 3.0, 6 cell battery, and a free Xbox 360 (Microsoft had a promotion at the time).

Sold the 360 which brought the cost down to $598. Sold the HDD later and replaced it with an OCZ Vertex 2, and wham! Got a nice machine that can play BF3 fairly well.
post #6 of 8

I would recommend this laptop http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230098.

 

It'll handle everything you've mentioned easily. Also with the money you'll save you could afford an SSD to reduce heat and power consumption.

For an in-depth review you can visit this site http://www.laptopmag.com/review/laptops/asus-a53t.aspx.

    
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Here's a good deal...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230111

Huh.
I just noticed nVidia has released a couple 600M series graphics units.
Wonder when the rest are coming... smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Rezard View Post

Here's a good deal...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230111
Huh.
I just noticed nVidia has released a couple 600M series graphics units.
Wonder when the rest are coming... smile.gif

3 months give or take on the higher end GPU's
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