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Ok so my dad told me to start looking into laptops since mine is falling apart. I have a gaming computer that i built myself so i probably wont be doing a whole lot of gaming on my laptop besides the occasional BF2 / TF2/ minecraft. But i still like having the nice higher end parts inside so that i can have all 500000 apps open and not have to worry about stuff. My dad will most likely only pay $600 or so towards it and i have to foot the rest so if there's an equal quality for less i will most likely look at getting that one. I very much like the MSI gaming laptops but don't like their bulky top of the line ones. What would you guys say about this one. is there anything i might be missing that i wouldn't want to get this one?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152370
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You should definitely look at the Y580: http://www.lenovo.com/products/us/laptop/ideapad/y-series/y580/. It has the same specs as the GE60 and is usually regarded as the best bang for the buck on this site. If your budget will allow you can also look at the Sager NP9130: http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np9130-gaming-laptop-clevo-p151em1-p-4340.html

It comes with the GTX670MX upgrade for free right now and that chip will be much better than the GT660M especially when overclocked. I have seen people his the same level as the GTX675mx with a good overclock.

There is also the NP9150 on that same site that is basically the same laptop but with a backlit keyboard and the graphics card is user upgradeable. But the machine costs a bit more.
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That MSI is solid has all the higher end specs that laptops usually skimp on like 1080p, 7200rpm hdd, just wondering what speed the ram is though...
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I dont like 1366xwhatever screens, i have one on my current laptop and it annoys me to no end. and the sager is ok but i feel like the msi is better since i dont need more than what is in the msi for graphics, thanks though
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I agree a 1366x768 screen is aweful. But they do make that laptop with a 1080P screen. It looks like they are not listed on the site, but NewEgg.com or eBay may have them still.
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The weak link is there are better options for the money.

Other Options:

$1050

LENOVO IdeaPad Y500
i7 3630qm/2-GT 650m GDDR5 SLI/8GB/Windows 8 [...no optical drive]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834312439

$1200 each

SAGER NP9130
i7 3630/ GTX 670MX [free upgrade]/8GB/DVD-RW/ Windows 7 or 8
http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np9130-gaming-laptop-clevo-p151em1-p-4340.html

MSI GX60
A10-4600m/HD 7970m/8GB/Blu-Ray/Windows 8 [W7 extra]
http://www.xoticpc.com/msi-gx60-1ac021us-p-5009.html
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thegreatsquare View Post

The weak link is there are better options for the money.

Other Options:

$1050

LENOVO IdeaPad Y500
i7 3630qm/2-GT 650m GDDR5 SLI/8GB/Windows 8 [...no optical drive]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834312439

$1200 each

SAGER NP9130
i7 3630/ GTX 670MX [free upgrade]/8GB/DVD-RW/ Windows 7 or 8
http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np9130-gaming-laptop-clevo-p151em1-p-4340.html

MSI GX60
A10-4600m/HD 7970m/8GB/Blu-Ray/Windows 8 [W7 extra]
http://www.xoticpc.com/msi-gx60-1ac021us-p-5009.html

The GX60 is a killer option if you want the best that your money can get and don't care about upgrading it later on. biggrin.gif Otherwise, go for the Sager NP9130.
     
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post #8 of 8
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I dont like the looks of the sager, I love the lenovo but i noticed the 5.4k rpm hdd.
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