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It's looking like the 9150 with a 675MX or maybe the special edition with a 680M is the best deal. Kind of too bad the Asus G7 series is ridiculously priced, I really like their design.
    
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It's looking like the 9150 with a 675MX or maybe the special edition with a 680M is the best deal. Kind of too bad the Asus G7 series is ridiculously priced, I really like their design.

Can I ask you a questions because I am quite curious?
What games are you planning to play on?
Do you really need a super powerful GPU to play the games you want like BF3, Crysis 3 and other hard-core games (I assume that's the game you are playing, right?)
I mean, I am pretty sure you can manage playing those games at medium or high settings with decent FPS rather at ultra/maxing it out.

Didn't mean to offend you or anything. I was just curious that is all.
     
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post #13 of 26
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Originally Posted by Supacasey View Post

It's looking like the 9150 with a 675MX or maybe the special edition with a 680M is the best deal. Kind of too bad the Asus G7 series is ridiculously priced, I really like their design.

Whatever happened to you wanting a "light" laptop? The Asus G7's are 10 lbs.

I think the Lenovo Thinkpad Y500 is the best one for you.

It has everything you need (SLI GT 650m's, Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD + 16 GB SSD, 1080p screen, and it's 6 lbs) all for only $1,100
Edited by Bitech - 3/18/13 at 8:23pm
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Can I ask you a questions because I am quite curious?
What games are you planning to play on?
Do you really need a super powerful GPU to play the games you want like BF3, Crysis 3 and other hard-core games (I assume that's the game you are playing, right?)
I mean, I am pretty sure you can manage playing those games at medium or high settings with decent FPS rather at ultra/maxing it out.

Didn't mean to offend you or anything. I was just curious that is all.

BF3, Crysis, Dota, Dishonored, COD, Bioshock: Infinite when it comes out. I play a bit of everything. That being the case, having a machine that's future-resistant is an important factor, and having an upgradable machine with a steady GPU to begin with gives me an edge in that uphill battle.
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Whatever happened to you wanting a "light" laptop? The Asus G7's are 10 lbs.
That went out the window when I decided that I won't exactly be moving much while using them, and that paying the same price for a laptop that's half as capable as another just because it's half an inch thinner is a little ridiculous.
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That went out the window when I decided that I won't exactly be moving much while using them, and that paying the same price for a laptop that's half as capable as another just because it's half an inch thinner is a little ridiculous.

So why get a huge gaming laptop at all? That's what your desktop is for.
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So why get a huge gaming laptop at all? That's what your desktop is for.
Because a 7lb Sager or even 10lb G7 is a lot easier to take to class/work/friends' than a 40lb water cooled desktop...
    
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Because a 7lb Sager or even 10lb G7 is a lot easier to take to class/work/friends' than a 40lb water cooled desktop...
A 6lb Lenovo Y500 would be even easier to carry.
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Because a 7lb Sager or even 10lb G7 is a lot easier to take to class/work/friends' than a 40lb water cooled desktop...
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That went out the window when I decided that I won't exactly be moving much while using them, and that paying the same price for a laptop that's half as capable as another just because it's half an inch thinner is a little ridiculous.
Wait, what?
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Wait, what?

As in, I won't be holding it while walking around. I suppose if you thought I meant I wouldn't be taking it anywhere when I first said I wouldn't be moving much with it when you suggested I just stick with my desktop then yes, getting a laptop would be absolutely pointless lol.
    
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Why not get that laptop link that I showed you?
Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 in bhphoto for around 800 dollar.
It has 1929x1080 resolution, 15.6", backlit keyboard, i5 ivy bridge, 16gb ram, 1tb HDD + SSD, dual/SLI GT 650m 1GB/2GB and etc.
Sure the CPU might be a little downside for you then again i5 is still decent for gaming.
     
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Why not get that laptop link that I showed you?
Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 in bhphoto for around 800 dollar.
It has 1929x1080 resolution, 15.6", backlit keyboard, i5 ivy bridge, 16gb ram, 1tb HDD + SSD, dual/SLI GT 650m 1GB/2GB and etc.
Sure the CPU might be a little downside for you then again i5 is still decent for gaming.

It's actually close to $900. The Core i7 version (With only 8 GB RAM and no SSD) is only $1049 on Newegg.
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