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Edit: Just saw the looking for laptop post....


What is your maximum budget? $1,000

What country are you in? United States

What will be the uses of this laptop? Gaming and School

Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you? None

What screen size do you require? Prefer Smaller but any size will do.

What screen resolution do you require? I am not picky.

Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay? New only Please.

How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet) At least 3 hours for one class.

What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings? Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Minecraft, Everquest 2. I like to run the games at the highest that I can; however, everquest 2 I don't expect on the highest.

What operating system do you need? (if any) N/A

Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.) N/A

How much hard drive space do you need? Does not matter, just support for an SSD later in time along with a normal drive.

Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.) Gigabit Ethernet preferred, backlit keyboard preferred, SSD support required but does not have to come with an SSD installed.

Is there anything else we need to know? See details below.


Hello members of overclock.net,

I am looking at getting a new laptop "soonish" that can do video games better then the one that I have now and I am hoping to get some ideas from others.
The games that I mostly play are Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Minecraft, and Everquest 2.
I have been looking at the AMD APU's... the A6 with a dedicated card and the A8 and A10's with the integrated cards as I have seen what they can do within video games; however, I am interested into looking at intel CPU's with dedicated graphics cards as long as the price tag is below 1k.
Screen size I would prefer it to be smaller but any size works, the smaller screen makes it easy to carry around on campus for class, A non-glossy screen is preferred but not required.
Support to add an SSD later.
Hard drive does not matter, will add an SSD later and upgrade to a higher capacity, faster RPM drive later.
Gigabit Ethernet is preferred but not required; however, a Ethernet port IS REQUIRED.
A back lit keyboard would be nice but not required.

That is about all that I can think of right now, if you have any questions, feel free to ask away.

Thanks
Joe
Edited by 3dhomejoe - 8/23/12 at 2:14am
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Lenovo Y580.

Nothing can beat it under the $1000 price point (excluding coupons and sales I am unaware of)

Pros: i7 3610QM (Almost matching desktop 2500k performance), 660M 2GB graphics. You could easily hook it up to a larger monitor or TV if you wanted to. Supports MSATA: Able to support msata SSD + HDD for storage if you wanted to.
Downsides: 1366x768 screen, 4.5hr battery life.

It has a 1080p version but it is $1200+, if you wanted a 1080p screen and longer battery life you'd be shelling out over $1000 regardless.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/872545-REG/Lenovo_20994CU_20994CU_Y580.html
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Yep, Y580 is the best thing since the budget gaming machines came out. It's everything that the G55 is without the 1080p screen...and for $500 less.

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