Originally Posted by ComradeNF
Vaio S15. Got mine OC'd to GTX 660m speeds, runs BF3 at Medium settings at 1080p perfectly. CPU and GPU never exceed 80 degrees C. Laptop costs under $1000.
I have the S13A though, but if I could purchase it again I would go with the S15 due to the IPS display.
When switched to the iGP battery lasts 6 hours.
iCrap has a larger budget than that, but the sony size wise is a good recommendation....
I personally have never been a fan of sonys computers, theyre expensive, and to be honest the ONLY time ive ever had them in my hands, is when they were broken and people needed help fixing them. But this was years ago now... It still makes me hesitate. How is the construction of the one you have?
Unfortunately most notebooks are going to be of plastic construction. The Sager NP8130/8150 line is all plastic, it doesnt feel cheap (maybe a little compared to my metal bodied m18x) but they arent top of the line build quality either. Not sure about the MSI/Asus I mentioned, i must have overlooked where you said metal construction.
Samsung offers some nice, sleek metal/plastic bodied notebooks, not sure what they pack for hardware, a friend has a 15.6" samsung chronos (maybe) notebook that had a decent amd gpu paired with an i7, caching ssd with the hard drive, his only complaint was the space bar on the keyboard.Edited by identitycrisis - 11/7/12 at 6:34am