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Hello, I am a first year university student and am in the market for a gaming laptop. My old laptop which had the A6-3420 (HD 6520g) could not meet my standards. I am located in Canada, however I am willing to buy from a US website (I hate the bilingual keyboard). I will mostly be playing SC2, other games on the side maybe.

My ideal laptop:
- =<14"
- i5 or i7 are preferred
- Good battery life (While not gaming)
- US keyboard
- <$1200
- Light and portable (preferred)

I was looking at these models:

Sager NP6110 (http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np6110-clevo-w110er-p-4343.html)

MSI X460DX-291US (http://www.xoticpc.com/msi-x460dx291us-p-4008.html)

Lenovo Y480 (http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?GroupID=457&Code=209388U&category_id=C7563337D3E07CC4B84607F2E57AE7FD)

I am rather interested in the Sager NP6110, but am unsure whether the 11.6" would be sufficient. Could anyone with that that particular model or a 11.6" netbook/notebook share their thoughts/experience? Also does anyone else have any other suggestions?
Edited by D-Quong - 9/13/12 at 3:59pm
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I will tell you this now, and most people will agree with me, there is no such thing as a gaming laptop, but i do recommend a sager : http://www.sagernotebook.com/
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Yeah, I can understand. But I want something that can play SC2 with at least constant 60fps on low.
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For good battery life how long you looking for roughly?
Out of those the MSI has the best battery life. It will beat the 11" Sager. i was looking into it to buy it from MemoryExpress (before I found this MBP on craigslist). Battery life was around 6-7 hours for productivity/mixed usage in reviews for it.
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Originally Posted by arkenex View Post

I will tell you this now, and most people will agree with me, there is no such thing as a gaming laptop, but i do recommend a sager : http://www.sagernotebook.com/

I have no idea what that means.
post #6 of 10
He means that laptops will never come close to the performance of a desktop in gaming smile.gif but I do second the Sager, it is built in a really nice way, easy to work with by yourself. Also, the newer sager models don't come with the weird scratchy material on the older 8130/8150, so that's a big plus.
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For good battery life how long you looking for roughly?
Out of those the MSI has the best battery life. It will beat the 11" Sager. i was looking into it to buy it from MemoryExpress (before I found this MBP on craigslist). Battery life was around 6-7 hours for productivity/mixed usage in reviews for it.
The most I would probably need would be 3 hours, there's plenty of power plugs at my school.
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He means that laptops will never come close to the performance of a desktop in gaming smile.gif but I do second the Sager, it is built in a really nice way, easy to work with by yourself. Also, the newer sager models don't come with the weird scratchy material on the older 8130/8150, so that's a big plus.
I also really like the concept of the sager 11.6", however I am very worried about 11.6" being too small.
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Oh I think that's something that most people know, but I don't understand how there is no such thing as a gaming laptop, what is my G53 it might not play games as good as a desktop, but it was still built for gaming.
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Originally Posted by arkenex View Post

I will tell you this now, and most people will agree with me, there is no such thing as a gaming laptop, but i do recommend a sager : http://www.sagernotebook.com/

And you call my machine a what now? There is such a thing as a Gaming Laptop. If you refer someone to a site that sells something that's been around for over a decade, yet claim that this item line doesn't actually exist, context aside, you're only pulling the wool over your own eyes. rolleyes.gif

The sad thing is, my machine will smoke a good majority of the desktops around the site here. thumb.gif
     
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And you call my machine a what now? There is such a thing as a Gaming Laptop. If you refer someone to a site that sells something that's been around for over a decade, yet claim that this item line doesn't actually exist, context aside, you're only pulling the wool over your own eyes. rolleyes.gif
The sad thing is, my machine will smoke a good majority of the desktops around the site here. thumb.gif


Amen brother, I wish I still had my M18x with the Dual 6970m
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