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Yes but aren't all new laptops gearing towards touch screen? I don't want really anything to do with that technology.

Technically, those give more battery life to the laptop itself.
It is kind of like having a laptop CPU and ULV-CPU combine together.
Better battery life and without sacrificing the performance itself.

^^ Not sure if my facts are right that is what I ASSUME, so don't take it as a "facts", lol.
     
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My best guess would be this one here. Mostnew laptops come with win 8 so i suggest spend 5 dollars on start 8 i really like it but there are many free options as well.

I'm looking for a better option due to it have low battery life will update if i find something :I

Edit: also can you tell me what sort of games you will be playing?
Edited by ltpenguin - 5/19/13 at 12:03pm
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It does look good, however it looks geared towards Windows 8. I would really prefer a Windows 7 laptop. Are there certain manufacturers out there still mass producing Windows 7 laptops? I believe Dell is one, not sure who else is though.

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Some of the games I play are listed in the OP
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It does look good, however it looks geared towards Windows 8. I would really prefer a Windows 7 laptop. Are there certain manufacturers out there still mass producing Windows 7 laptops? I believe Dell is one, not sure who else is though.

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Uhh, dude, I just told you TWO MSI's laptop that use Windows 7, and you ignore it frown.gif
     
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unfortunately dell is a bit out of your price range from what i found. Regarding the laptop i linked if you configure start 8 you can disable all metro and return the start menu leaving only the benefits of win8. If you are still adamant on windows 7 you may have to get a refurbished laptop.
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Uhh, dude, I just told you TWO MSI's laptop that use Windows 7, and you ignore it frown.gif

Didn't even think of msi redface.gif but the ones you linked are near equal to the lenovo laptop pretty sure yo even mentioned it tongue.gif if he must have windows 7 i would agree $899 msi is pretty comparable to the lenovo
Edited by ltpenguin - 5/19/13 at 12:19pm
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unfortunately dell is a bit out of your price range from what i found. Regarding the laptop i linked if you configure start 8 you can disable all metro and return the start menu leaving only the benefits of win8. If you are still adamant on windows 7 you may have to get a refurbished laptop.
Didn't even think of msi redface.gif but the ones you linked are near equal to the lenovo laptop pretty sure yo even mentioned it tongue.gif if he must have windows 7 i would agree $899 msi is pretty comparable to the lenovo

Well, I think it is probably it use Windows 8 for Lenovo's laptop.
I assume it is Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 because the pricing is really similar.
     
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Or you can buy a Windows 7 OS CD and install it yourself to replace the Windows 8 PC.
     
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Or you can try Lenovo's Refurbished laptop.
There's some that used a workstation GPU which is quite neat for you.
     
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Uhh, dude, I just told you TWO MSI's laptop that use Windows 7, and you ignore it frown.gif

I did see it but I'm not entirely sure about MSI to be honest. My brother has one and the thing gets hot as hell and loud as hell. I'm not entirely sure if that's just his model or the brand itself.
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post #20 of 29
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I did see it but I'm not entirely sure about MSI to be honest. My brother has one and the thing gets hot as hell and loud as hell. I'm not entirely sure if that's just his model or the brand itself.

Well, I assume he does gaming, right?
Gaming does makes laptops hot, so there's no such thing as it'll be cool while gaming.
Loud as hell, I assume he either OC the CPU or GPU or increase the fan or too much dust in his vents OR just the games is too sexy for his laptop.

Again, you don't even game a lot and mostly use for Engineer Mechanical or whatever it's called, so it should be fine.
Just turn of the dedicated GPU and use the Intel HD 4000. And your games isn't even intensive, so I doubt you'll get hot as hell and loud as hell.
     
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