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Help me find a gaming/work laptop!

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Hello OCN,

It is almost time for me to part out my sig rig and purchase a laptop so I can travel more in the future.
Current budget is around $1000. (Would like to purchase from newegg since I have a business account) biggrin.gif
I will be doing the following on the laptop
  • Photoshop
  • Lightroom
  • Diablo 3
  • Word
  • E-mail

Aside from those, I would like to have a 15.6 inch laptop. Battery life isn't a big deal breaker for me as well.
Thanks in advance! thumb.gif
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well, i tried to search with minimum and a little bit more of power for you to choose from, i would recommend getting something with a little more power, cuz you know, programs are always updating and requiring more resources as well as games, so getting something with a bit more of power will guarantee the usability over time of your investment. so, these are some of the options:
HP

pros: blu -ray unit, good video graphics card, decent processor and enough ram for what you need

cons: i dont have experience using this laptop, so you might want to look for referrals and see if someone could tell you how reliable it is, 17 inch laptop, might be a bit bigger according for what you're looking for

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834158214

ALIENWARE M14X

PROS: good stuff for the price, 3GB of video memory that can be upgraded, enough ram and the possibility to expand your memory, good processor,

CONS: might be a little bit overkill for what you need, but for the price is worth it

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834200417


THIS ONE FOR ME LOOKS LIKE A PERFECT CANDIDATE: MSI

PROS: good everything, cpu, gpu, and i have only read good things about MSI laptops, might want to research that on your own

CONS: don't really see one, haven't used the laptop, but for the looks, other peoples' experiences and price, looks perfect

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152307


hope this helps tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by Wolfnuka View Post

well, i tried to search with minimum and a little bit more of power for you to choose from, i would recommend getting something with a little more power, cuz you know, programs are always updating and requiring more resources as well as games, so getting something with a bit more of power will guarantee the usability over time of your investment. so, these are some of the options:
HP
pros: blu -ray unit, good video graphics card, decent processor and enough ram for what you need
cons: i dont have experience using this laptop, so you might want to look for referrals and see if someone could tell you how reliable it is, 17 inch laptop, might be a bit bigger according for what you're looking for
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834158214
ALIENWARE M14X
PROS: good stuff for the price, 3GB of video memory that can be upgraded, enough ram and the possibility to expand your memory, good processor,
CONS: might be a little bit overkill for what you need, but for the price is worth it
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834200417
THIS ONE FOR ME LOOKS LIKE A PERFECT CANDIDATE: MSI
PROS: good everything, cpu, gpu, and i have only read good things about MSI laptops, might want to research that on your own
CONS: don't really see one, haven't used the laptop, but for the looks, other peoples' experiences and price, looks perfect
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152307
hope this helps tongue.gif

Thanks for the reply.
Forgot to mention that I would never go with a Dell/Alienware, MSI, and Asus due to my previous experience with those. biggrin.gif
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Dell S2740L Logitech K750 Antec 850w 
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