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What is your maximum budget?
$1000USD

What country are you in?
Hong Kong but you can quote from newegg etc.

What will be the uses of this laptop?
Taking notes, solidworks and some games (SWTOR, BF3)

Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you?
Quality brands (Asus, lenovo thinkpads etc)

What screen size do you require?
13-14"

What screen resolution do you require?
don't mind too much ~

Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay?
I would prefer new

How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet)
5-6hrs+ would be ideal

What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings?
SWTOR and BF3

What operating system do you need? (if any)
W7

Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.)
Don't mind

How much hard drive space do you need?
500GB should be enough

Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.)
Blu-ray would be really nice but not required

Is there anything else we need to know?
I was debating waiting for ivy bridge but I have no idea when it's going to be released ~
I was also thinking that APU's would be a perfect fit but I have no idea where to start.
post #2 of 11
http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=product_info&model_name=NP5175
Products QTY Unit Price Total Price Removed?
NP5175 $1,084.00 $1,084.00

Display 17.3" Full HD LED-Backlit Display with Super Glossy Surface (1920 x 1080)
Video & Graphics Card 2GB GDDR3 Nvidia GeForce GT 555M GPU with Optimus Technology / Embedded Intel HD Graphics
CPU Processor 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM Processor ( 6MB L3 Cache, 2.20GHz) [$80.00]
Thermal Compound IC Diamond Thermal Compound - CPU + GPU [$25.00]
Operating System Genuine MS Windows® 7 Home Premium 32/64-Bit Edition ( 64-Bit Preloaded )
Memory 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz - 2 X 4GB
Primary Hard Disk Drive 500GB 7200rpm SATA 300 Hard Drive
Optical Drive Bay — Optical Drive or Hard Disk Drive in Optical Drive Bay with Caddy case 8X DVD±R/RW/4X +DL Super-Multi Drive & Software
Wireless Network Card Internal 802.11 B+G+N Wireless LAN + Bluetooth Combo Module
Primary Battery Smart Li-ION Battery Pack
Microsoft Office Microsoft Office Starter 2010 - Included in Price
Warranty Sager 1 Year Limited Parts and Labor Warranty
Carrying Bag Standard Carrying Bag

HD screen, quad core, 8gb ram. A bit over budget, sowwy.
     
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If you don't mind going up to a 15.6" screen http://www.xoticpc.com/force-16f2012-msi-16f2-p-3376.html

That is going to be the best gaming laptop you could get for under $1000.
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www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246326

that would be a great laptop to get. It beats the sager in price and has better specs in some departments.
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Originally Posted by InEeDaJoB View Post

If you don't mind going up to a 15.6" screen http://www.xoticpc.com/force-16f2012-msi-16f2-p-3376.html
That is going to be the best gaming laptop you could get for under $1000.

Nice find, gtx 570m under 1k

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www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246326
that would be a great laptop to get. It beats the sager in price and has better specs in some departments.

Nice too, lol I thought I was getting a good deal from the Sager site. Nice job you guys.
     
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Originally Posted by InEeDaJoB View Post

If you don't mind going up to a 15.6" screen http://www.xoticpc.com/force-16f2012-msi-16f2-p-3376.html
That is going to be the best gaming laptop you could get for under $1000.

Not bad link

Quick search on newegg and best I could find was this - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215267

Screen size is like 17" though and im not sure about the AMD Radeon HD 6650M GPU, but it does have i7-2670QM and is under buget.

Or similar priced ASUS laptop here - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230255, has same processor as above but has nvidia Geforce GT 630M gpu.
Edited by $ilent - 2/19/12 at 5:40pm
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post #7 of 11
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Thanks for the replies guys! But I was kinda hoping for a 15"screen max.

What if I bumped the budget up to 1200? im looking more for a light-med gaming system with decent battery life fit more taking at school
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Thanks for the replies guys! But I was kinda hoping for a 15"screen max.
What if I bumped the budget up to 1200? im looking more for a light-med gaming system with decent battery life fit more taking at school

Maybe something like this: http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:category.details?current-catalog-id=12F0696583E04D86B9B79B0FEC01C087&current-category-id=7794F9514CE80460C7C2782FB02A5EB6

Or this if you want a ThinkPad: http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:category.details?current-catalog-id=12F0696583E04D86B9B79B0FEC01C087&current-category-id=AA35DF77B594680023A04BD6BB1B6878
Edited by rdfloyd - 2/19/12 at 6:08pm
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Thanks for the replies guys! But I was kinda hoping for a 15"screen max.
What if I bumped the budget up to 1200? im looking more for a light-med gaming system with decent battery life fit more taking at school

bump it to $1250 and we're cooking with gas!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152266

GTX560M gpu in that, screen size 15.6", 12GB ddr3 ram, 1TB HDD.
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http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=product_customed&model_name=NP8130

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230141

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dkcwbn3&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&model_id=alienware-m14x

http://www.xoticpc.com/force-16f2012-msi-16f2-p-3376.html?wconfigure=yes

MSI was already recommended above
     
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