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post #1 of 9
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Hi guys,

I am looking for a laptop that is in the 15-16 inch range with a few certain specs.

1. I will be using it to game, so a good graphics card is a must. I would prefer a 580M or 6990, or even something better if there is something out there.
2. It needs to have a resolution of 1080p.
3. I would really like a backlit keyboard, but it isn't a must.

All help is welcome smile.gif

Thank you!

EDIT: I cannot get a desktop at the moment because I do not have enough room for it. I will get a new place in a few months where I will.
Edited by bigal1542 - 3/25/12 at 5:37pm
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post #2 of 9
Why not desktop? 580m is like GTX 560 desktop :/ not really that good..
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Wow, may I be the first to suggest a 500 dollar laptop with a 1000 dollar desktop and 1000 dollars left over to pocket. A laptop is never really going to live up to a desktop in terms of gaming and if you do insist on it they tend to be heavy and and burn batteries fast (let alone the price).
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post #4 of 9
Build yourself a Sager or Malibal or Eurocom.
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post #5 of 9
Yeah, I'd suggest a desktop as well. With your budget, you could easily afford a nice desktop as well as a laptop for on to go (if you need to take one to class or something).

Why are you looking into a gaming laptop? It's going to be really heavy and bulky, which is really going to cut into its portability as well as battery life. A desktop and a laptop might be a better solution. Or do you really need a desktop replacement? (traveling, splitting living time, etc)
post #6 of 9
If you need a gaming laptop then that is a very easy question to answer. Get a Clevo in any of their incarnations; since your in the US the most common from what I hear is a Sager. I have a Metabox, which is also based on a Clevo. If you want it for gaming I promise you that you will not be disappointed!

EDIT: Although what everyone else is saying is true, unless you want to be able to game wherever you go, you would be better off with a cheap laptop and a good desktop.
Edited by DirektEffekt - 3/25/12 at 12:10am
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Pay me to build a Desktop for you thumb.gif
It will blow you away, win win!
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check into the ASUS G53 series... they come with a gtx560m, just make sure that it has either a 1 gig or 3 gig card. They have the 192 bit bus while the 2 gig version has a 128 bit bus. I currently have one myself and it has the 2 gig card and it is running everything very well. i7 8 gig ram expandable to 16 gig, 2 HDD slots, running a 128gig ssd with a 500gig hdd. it runs 1900x1080 all day long with no hiccups... comes with win7 pro 64bit. some bloatware, but overall is very stable. The addition of the ssd has really made this come alive and it is very quiet. Battery life sucks, but it is a gaming laptop overall. get about 2 hours while playing a game on max settings You also may wish to wait until the newer laptops are released..... should come with better graphics, but really everything currently out there is playable and very smooth... while some may say things about these laptops, they are sturdy durable heavy almost 10 lbs. and they also have a backlit keyboard...

good luck with whatever you choose...
post #9 of 9
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Thanks for the help guys. I will take a look into everything recommended.

I edited my first post, but I actually don't have room for a desktop where I am now. :/
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