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Hi guys, im looking to pick up a new laptop in about a month or two and i found one that is almost perfect for me.

ASUS A56CB-XX053H
39.6 cm (15.6"), 1366 x 768 glare
Core i3-3217U 2x 1.80 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard Drives
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M 2.0 GB, DVD Writer
WLAN b/g/n, 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, HDMI / VGA
1.3 MP Webcam, Windows 8 64 Bit

http://www.computeruniverse.net/en/products/90504950/asus-a56cb-xx053h.asp
My budget is about 600euro and im looking for a laptop that is slim almost like an ultrabook ,but can also play almost any games ( something with like i3(non ULV) or i5 (ULV) and 730/740m.
The problem with the one above is that it only has i3 ULV cpu thats clocked at 1.8Ghz (has HT) and the i5 model is over 600 euro or the places that sell it for under 600euro don't ship it to Ireland/UK.

What i need is another laptop with everything that i just said and is under 600euro or a place that ships the one above with core i5 ASUS A56CB-XX055H to ireland and doesnt charge you a premium.
Any suggestions ?
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See this:

http://www.computeruniverse.net/products/90498334/lenovo-ideapad-z500.asp


The GPU is exactly the same as 740M, only 100Mhz lower, but that can be easily fixed with MSI Afterburner.

And Core i5, 8Gb RAM smile.gif
Way better than what you posted.
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Originally Posted by ronnin426850 View Post

See this:

http://www.computeruniverse.net/products/90498334/lenovo-ideapad-z500.asp


The GPU is exactly the same as 740M, only 100Mhz lower, but that can be easily fixed with MSI Afterburner.

And Core i5, 8Gb RAM smile.gif
Way better than what you posted.

I'd have to agree. It's considerably quicker. The 645M isn't a slouch for gaming. It's definitely on par with the older GTX 460M, which does very well in games to this day. biggrin.gif
     
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I found one problem with the lenovo notebook, it has non removable battery and i intend to keep it for 3-5 years so if i wanted to change the battery it wouldn't be possible with lenovo notebook where asus model has a removable battery.
Also the screen is even worse and in notebookcheck review they point out that you can see grey tint because of low brightness or something like that, they also state that asus one has a better screen compared to lenovo (asus screen is already not that good)
Edited by Martynas - 5/11/13 at 10:17am
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