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What is your maximum budget? $1600

What country are you in? USA, Pennsylvania to be specific

What will be the uses of this laptop? Gaming (LoL, Starcraft, GW2, etc). I will also need to run engineering software ie. CAD.

Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you? No

What screen size do you require? 15in+

What screen resolution do you require? Would like 1920x1080.

Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay? New.

How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet) At least 3 or 4 hours.

What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings? LoL, Starcraft, GW2, etc It would be cool to run them on the highest settings and still get really good fps, but considering I currently run all of my games on the lowest settings I am not picky.

What operating system do you need? (if any) Windows 7 or 8. I also will be dual booting linux for programming work.

Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.) Nope.

How much hard drive space do you need? 1tb

Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.) Nope

Is there anything else we need to know? I think I covered it all, if not feel free to ask me questions.

Thanks smile.gif
post #2 of 6
These 2 laptops are the best ones in your price range:
ASUS G750JW-DB71
MSI GT Series GT70 2OC-065US
The ASUS one has 12 GB, while the MSI one only has 8 GB, but the MSI one has a better mobile GPU.
I'm not sure which one you would prefer (more RAM or a better GPU), so I'll let you make the decision. wink.gif
post #3 of 6
Lenovo y500.
Around $1000.
I Like asus g7xx series but portability is a joke. A y500 will get you a much thinner and lighter 15" 1080p laptop with ok gpu and ssd cashe drive + hdd.
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post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by dtolios View Post

Lenovo y500.
Around $1000.
I Like asus g7xx series but portability is a joke. A y500 will get you a much thinner and lighter 15" 1080p laptop with ok gpu and ssd cashe drive + hdd.
I considered suggesting the Lenovo y500 to him too, but then figured that the dual 650m's performance will soon not be able to catch up with future games, so I recommended the ASUS G750 and MSI GT70 instead. But I guess portability is an important factor too since it IS a laptop redface.gif.
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Originally Posted by BuizelON View Post

These 2 laptops are the best ones in your price range:
ASUS G750JW-DB71
MSI GT Series GT70 2OC-065US
The ASUS one has 12 GB, while the MSI one only has 8 GB, but the MSI one has a better mobile GPU.
I'm not sure which one you would prefer (more RAM or a better GPU), so I'll let you make the decision. wink.gif

I would pick the MSI one over the Asus.
How do you think this sager NP8230 compares to the MSI laptop?
http://imgur.com/DLY8abX
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Originally Posted by ipki View Post

I would pick the MSI one over the Asus.
How do you think this sager NP8230 compares to the MSI laptop?
http://imgur.com/DLY8abX
Well, the Sager definitely beats the MSI in raw performance. I also personally think the Sager's $270 higher price is also justified with the better CPU, 128 GB SSD, and 12 GB RAM. I would go with the Sager, but if money is a concern, the MSI is perfectly good too biggrin.gif.
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