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I recently purchased an XoticPC Force 16F2-012 which is built on an MSI chassis and I've been pretty impressed with the quality.
For ~1350 USD I got a 2670QM, 570m, matte 1080p, 8GB HyperX 1600MHz, bluray 6x player, 750GB WD Scorpio Black, 60GB SSD (bought myself), etc.
Can't beat that price. I think the comparable MSI branded GT683 with the same specs cost something like $350 more so I think it was worth it.
Cooling is not too bad either. Obviously running Prime 95 you'll see temps in the low 80s, same with Furmark but games are something like 60-65 on each at stock clocks on the 570m when playing Skyrim on high @ 1080p.
If you want something to play games on you really shouldn't settle for anything less than a 6970m or a 570m. 560m only has 192 CUDA as opposed to the 336 on the 570m, albeit at a lower clock speed (200 MHz).
But as you can see with the somewhat low temps in games you could probably get away with some overclocking. Some people were able to get 700+ MHz on the same chassis.
Obviously YMMV but it's a great laptop. The brick is huge though (180w) and you NEED to use it to wake up the 570m from it's slumber. Other than that I love it.

Haven't seen many gaming laptops with 6970m compared to the 570m, but I do agree that nVidia seems to have better mobile video cards for gaming. Unfortunately, they drain battery life away quite quickly unless you have the option to switch graphics like nVidia's Optimus (unlikely on higher-end video cards).
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Haven't seen many gaming laptops with 6970m compared to the 570m, but I do agree that nVidia seems to have better mobile video cards for gaming. Unfortunately, they drain battery life away quite quickly unless you have the option to switch graphics like nVidia's Optimus (unlikely on higher-end video cards).

Gaming laptops are almost always left plugged in, too. Battery life isn't a big deal in this case.
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Ive heard of sagers before, but there not nice looking lol

Try some Malibals if Eurocms are too expensive for you and Sagers are too ugly for you.
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post #24 of 69
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I recently purchased an XoticPC Force 16F2-012 which is built on an MSI chassis and I've been pretty impressed with the quality.
For ~1350 USD I got a 2670QM, 570m, matte 1080p, 8GB HyperX 1600MHz, bluray 6x player, 750GB WD Scorpio Black, 60GB SSD (bought myself), etc.
Can't beat that price. I think the comparable MSI branded GT683 with the same specs cost something like $350 more so I think it was worth it.
Cooling is not too bad either. Obviously running Prime 95 you'll see temps in the low 80s, same with Furmark but games are something like 60-65 on each at stock clocks on the 570m when playing Skyrim on high @ 1080p.
If you want something to play games on you really shouldn't settle for anything less than a 6970m or a 570m. 560m only has 192 CUDA as opposed to the 336 on the 570m, albeit at a lower clock speed (200 MHz).
But as you can see with the somewhat low temps in games you could probably get away with some overclocking. Some people were able to get 700+ MHz on the same chassis.
Obviously YMMV but it's a great laptop. The brick is huge though (180w) and you NEED to use it to wake up the 570m from it's slumber. Other than that I love it.

Haven't seen many gaming laptops with 6970m compared to the 570m, but I do agree that nVidia seems to have better mobile video cards for gaming. Unfortunately, they drain battery life away quite quickly unless you have the option to switch graphics like nVidia's Optimus (unlikely on higher-end video cards).

I think what shocked me the most was the fact that it wouldn't raise clockspeeds over 72MHz on battery. Skyrim was playing at 8 FPS on high where full speed was pulling in like 40-45 on high.
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If you can spend a little more go for 120hz
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I just got the Asus G53SX two weeks ago. It gets my vote but not at the price from BB. Tigerdirect has it on sale at $999 in theirs. The dual hard drive bay without losing the bluray is what sold it for me. I dropped in a Corsair Force GT 120gb SSD and added 8 more gigs of ram for 16gb in total. This thing is fast. It is not super portable though. Battery life is decent for something this powerful. I can usually go for nearly 3 hours in high performance mode 6 or so with battery save mode. If you have any questions on it let me know. I don't regret this purchase at $999.
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post #27 of 69
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Sagers are more of a gaming laptop in disguise.

Then I think the appropriate laptop for you would be a 17" Macbook Pro.
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Then I think the appropriate laptop for you would be a 17" Macbook Pro.

Can't stand apple.
    
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Then I think the appropriate laptop for you would be a 17" Macbook Pro.

Apple can't game.
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Apple can't game.

300

http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-6770M.43955.0.html Battlefield 3 on Low, Skyrim at High. Can't game?

Don't bring up price/performance, that isn't what we are talking about.
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