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post #11 of 19
Say, what type of gaming are you talking about?
I am curious about it, lol.

If it is nothing too high demanding games, then I think you can try Lenovo ThinkPad because they have a workstation GPU and really good for your multitasking except gaming.
     
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The K1000 is roughly the same performance as a GTX 630M and the K2000 is comparable to a GTX 650M. They have unlocked workstation features that the GTX series do not, but are otherwise the same core. Neither one is a spectacular gaming option, but the K2000 should hold it's own. I almost pulled the trigger on a Lenovo W530 with a K2000 before deciding to wait for the Haswell laptop refreshes.

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post #13 of 19
I was in the same situation as you a year ago. Trust me, you're never going to lug around a laptop to classes haha. I ended up buying a tablet, and LOVED using that in class, and the laptop stayed in my dorm.

I would get the Y500 I listed, or even the 14" variant, and get a tablet for class. All easily in your budget.
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My first year of college I brought my tower and laptop and very rarely had the opportunity to play games. Instead you will spend time networking, slamming beers, and getting laid. Don't waste your college experience.


My sentiments exactly (within reason of course).
post #15 of 19
Well, what games are you going to be playing, lol?
     
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post #16 of 19
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Ok, thank you guys for all the help. I listed the games in the OP. I Do think a workstation is a bit out of the price range. I was going to look at Eurocom, see what they can offer. I do kind of like the tablet Idea, but it's a bit of a stretch cash wise.

It's going to be about a month or two before I buy anything, so I have time to mull it over
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post #17 of 19
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Ok, thank you guys for all the help. I listed the games in the OP. I Do think a workstation is a bit out of the price range. I was going to look at Eurocom, see what they can offer. I do kind of like the tablet Idea, but it's a bit of a stretch cash wise.

It's going to be about a month or two before I buy anything, so I have time to mull it over

How so? The laptop I linked was $930, that leaves $300 for a tablet. Lenovo makes extremely good laptops, good customer support, and their products feel durable. I looked a bit more, but I haven't found much that compares to that Lenovo.
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post #18 of 19
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Ok, thank you guys for all the help. I listed the games in the OP. I Do think a workstation is a bit out of the price range. I was going to look at Eurocom, see what they can offer. I do kind of like the tablet Idea, but it's a bit of a stretch cash wise.

It's going to be about a month or two before I buy anything, so I have time to mull it over

Uhh, I mean the Lenovo ThinkPad T Series.
It has a workstation GPU and it cost 764.10.

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/t-series/t430/#customize

If you throw in either i5 or i7 CPU, either keep Windows 7 or change it Windows 8, increase the resolution to 1600x900, change the GPU to NVIDIA NVS 5400M Graphics with Optimus Technology, 1GB DDR3 Memory and increase the battery life to 9 Cell Li-on.
It cost 971.10 dollar without including shipping, taxing and few important parts such as buying an extra 4GB RAM, add at least 120GB mSATA, replace the HDD to 1TB HDD and maybe replace the optical drive for a SSD.

The system will become a quite badass.
I don't know how well it'll game.
     
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post #19 of 19
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Uhh, I mean the Lenovo ThinkPad T Series.
It has a workstation GPU and it cost 764.10.

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/t-series/t430/#customize

If you throw in either i5 or i7 CPU, either keep Windows 7 or change it Windows 8, increase the resolution to 1600x900, change the GPU to NVIDIA NVS 5400M Graphics with Optimus Technology, 1GB DDR3 Memory and increase the battery life to 9 Cell Li-on.
It cost 971.10 dollar without including shipping, taxing and few important parts such as buying an extra 4GB RAM, add at least 120GB mSATA, replace the HDD to 1TB HDD and maybe replace the optical drive for a SSD.

The system will become a quite badass.
I don't know how well it'll game.

Don't bother with the workstation graphics. I guess that depends on the CAD application...but I find a gaming GPU is more than adequate as long as you're not doing any crazy renders.. which you would only use for marketing purposes for the most part.
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