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Need to be careful with the Qosmios. Most of their 17" laptops are not offered in 1920x1080 which is generally standard for most other laptops. This one is only 1600x900.

Why would you need to be careful about that?

Have you ever seen how poorly a 560M runs any game at 1080p?

1600x900 is the best spot for a single 560M. Heck, the 570M that the MSI line uses happens to be a bit bogged down @ 1080p.

I vote for the Qosmio if the OP was still looking.
     
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post #12 of 14
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Why would you need to be careful about that?
Have you ever seen how poorly a 560M runs any game at 1080p?
1600x900 is the best spot for a single 560M. Heck, the 570M that the MSI line uses happens to be a bit bogged down @ 1080p.
I vote for the Qosmio if the OP was still looking.

I meant be careful to look at all the specs to see if it is indeed a 1900x1080. Not necessarily for games but for everyday use. I'm looking for a laptop right now to replace my Gateway P-7811FX and spent quite a bit of time looking at Qosmios before I even realized all but their highest $$ system only had 1600x900. If the OP prefers 1600x900 that's cool. I prefer 1900x1080 for everyday use. For the most part 1900x1080 is pretty much standard on most laptops that are considered "gaming" laptops (at least as far as 17" go) and it kind of surprised me that almost all the 17" Qosmios were only 1600x900. I'm looking for a comparable laptop to what I have now and was pretty impressed with the Qosmios until I saw the smaller resolution. Other than that I am impressed.
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I'd also like to point out that the Toshiba Qosimo X775 has the best battery life of any 17" gaming laptop with a 560M at the ~$1000 mark. Nvidia Optimus is a requirement if you want to get close to 5 hours with a Nvidia 560M laptop. Personally I'd go with lower-resolution and good battery life over the opposite config... and the OP mentioned battery life, said no preference for resolution. Just sayin....
 
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Another vote for the Lenovo Ideapad Y470p, specs are i7 2.2 (boost to 2.9), 8gb ram, 750gb hdd, 7690M 1GB for 749~799, cant go wrong with that.

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