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Impressive specs for only $500


I'm selling my current laptop. (it's TOO slow for i need it for.

A8 3500M + HD 6620G..
(the cpu is to slow)
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post #12 of 24
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Should i jsut the probook?
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post #13 of 24
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Ok change of plans.

I managed to determine that $1,000 is my limit.

cna any one suggest either a 15.6" or 17.3" laptop?

(I'm looking for HOPEFULLY a core i7 2670QM + GT 555M or GTX 560M for no more then 1k)

(Alienware M14X actually seems decent but it's just under $1100) - i'm not a fan of em.. but it fts the bill.

hopefully something cheaper?
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post #14 of 24
try sager np5165

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Originally Posted by nifatech2120 View Post

Ok change of plans.
I managed to determine that $1,000 is my limit.
cna any one suggest either a 15.6" or 17.3" laptop?
(I'm looking for HOPEFULLY a core i7 2670QM + GT 555M or GTX 560M for no more then 1k)
(Alienware M14X actually seems decent but it's just under $1100) - i'm not a fan of em.. but it fts the bill.
hopefully something cheaper?

IMO the Lenovo Ideapad Y470 and Y570 are the best midrange gaming laptops that aren't completely ugly/fat. I think there's also a HP dv6t quad-core with either something like AMD 7690M or 6770M for ~$900ish. Well, the dv6 is a bit overpriced compared to the Lenovo, it's only advantage being looks and the 1080p option for $150.

Ideapad Y470/570: http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:category.details?action=init&current-catalog-id=12F0696583E04D86B9B79B0FEC01C087&current-category-id=C46D71ACFD7C4475B8E490358F8CA8C3

HP dv6t quad: http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/computer_can_series.do?storeName=computer_store&category=notebooks&a1=Category&v1=High+performance&series_name=dv6tqe_series&jumpid=in_R329_prodexp/hhoslp/psg/notebooks/High_performance/dv6tqe_series


And then there's always the option of a full-blown gaming laptop, like Asus G53, G74, MSI Force 16F2, Sager 5165, etc. I don't think they're really worth it for the negligible performance gains vs. their aesthetics (lack thereof), weight, and thickness.
 
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I have the G770 and it does anything I need it to.

i5 2410M
6GB DDR3(I upped it to 8GB)
17.3"(1600x900)
HD 6650M Discrete Graphics
Blu-Ray Reader
USB 3.0

http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-10372KU-17-3-Inch-Laptop-Brown/dp/B0051OJTPM/ref=dp_return_1?ie=UTF8&n=541966&s=pc

I find the case really attractive as well with the brown brushed aluminum, which is also refreshingly cool to the touch when typing.

It's $799 right now on Amazon, but I believe I got it on sale for $700.
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post #17 of 24
I believe in the news threads a week or two back there was talk of AMD releasing ultrabook style Laptops in the $500 range... I'd maybe do some more research into that before you buy right now!

Edit:
here's the thread I read about it from!
http://www.overclock.net/t/1198699/time-amd-s-answer-to-ultrabooks-make-em-cheap
Edited by Samurai707 - 2/3/12 at 12:35pm
post #18 of 24
Definitely Sager 5165 or even the 8130 for under $1000. The ASUS G53 or even the G73 are a lot better imo than the m14x. I'd swing for the Sager NP8130 personally.
   
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Can the GT 555M even power games at 1080P?

How is the 555m compared to a desktop GPU? (What is a equivilent of it)

I don't want a large res screen. i plan to play games in best settings i can.
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Originally Posted by nifatech2120 View Post

Can the GT 555M even power games at 1080P?
How is the 555m compared to a desktop GPU? (What is a equivilent of it)
I don't want a large res screen. i plan to play games in best settings i can.

Good to hear! The 555M doesn't do well at 1080p (560M is decent, but it's also 40% faster and drains battery like it's nothing). The 555M is between a desktop GT 430 and GT 440.

This benchmark chart can rapidly help paint a picture of it's relative performance. http://www.notebookcheck.net/Computer-Games-on-Laptop-Graphic-Cards.13849.0.html

Specific benches here. Clicking on the FPS score says which laptop got it: http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-555M.41933.0.html

And the caveat: Nvidia is beyond stupid in regards to naming laptop GPUs. There are 555M's with 144 CUDA cores, and 96 CUDA cores. It varies by laptop. The Y570 has 96. So the 96-Core is halfway between a 550M and 555M.

Basically, 555M is good for mostly medium at 1366x768. Also, the i5 and i7 models get roughly the same FPS, so you could save $1-200 on an i5 if you don't need the quad. i7-2670QM is very close to a desktop i7-920 at stock (within 10%). i5-2410M is pretty close to a desktop i3-2100.
Edited by jrbroad77 - 2/3/12 at 2:38pm
 
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