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Refurbished: DELL Inspiron 17R-5720 CR Notebook Intel Core i7 3632QM(2.20GHz) 17.3" 8GB Memory 1TB HDD DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M

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I edited the original post because I have a new budget. Thanks for your earlier contributions, but i had the feeling some of you wanted to reccommend more that what i was thinking about.
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Refurbished: ASUS G75 Series G75VW-BHI7N07 Intel Core i7 3630QM(2.40GHz) 17.3" 8GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M Notebook

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Battery life: Up to 2 hours and 36 minutes

There is no way you can achieve a 4 hour life battery from a gaming laptop like the asus g75
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Well, then aside from the G75 series, are there any line of laptops with similar performance that can have battery saving modes up to 4 hours use?
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The 710m is barely better than the 610m. Having been able to compare the 610m to the hd4000, I can tell you that the 610m is 10 to 20% slower than the hd4000 in most games.

I think that the only reason that the 610m is being sold, is for people who believe that having a discrete gpu will automatically faster than an integrated card.
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Well, then aside from the G75 series, are there any line of laptops with similar performance that can have battery saving modes up to 4 hours use?


You won't get 5 hours on a 17" laptop. You have to look @ 15" laptops, if 4hours is what you are looking for. I have a Toshiba Satellite P50 with an I7-4700QM 1TB hard drive, 16GB of ram and a GeForce GT740m with 2 gigs dedicated ram and a 1080p resolution for $1000.00 in Canada. You might be able to find this laptop for cheaper online. The battery autonomy is around 5 hours streaming videos and close to 6 hours for general use.

With this laptop, I can game @ 1080p if I'm willing to lower the détails, or with high détails @ 720p.

If you don't want this laptop, but, you still want a good gaming experience look for at least a GeForce 640m or 650m.
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You won't get 5 hours on a 17" laptop. You have to look @ 15" laptops, if 4hours is what you are looking for. I have a Toshiba Satellite P50 with an I7-4700QM 1TB hard drive, 16GB of ram and a GeForce GT740m with 2 gigs dedicated ram and a 1080p resolution for $1000.00 in Canada. You might be able to find this laptop for cheaper online. The battery autonomy is around 5 hours streaming videos and close to 6 hours for general use.

With this laptop, I can game @ 1080p if I'm willing to lower the détails, or with high détails @ 720p.

If you don't want this laptop, but, you still want a good gaming experience look for at least a GeForce 640m or 650m.

Thats awesome. I'm cool with 15" laptops. I was basically looking at 17 inchers because they have higher res displays. Would it be possible to get something like this with a higher res display? It has a Geforce GT 730M and I hope that would be good enough. I suppose 1366x768 can provide good pixel density for 15" displays, right?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834314017
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My Toshiba P50 has 1980 resolution. If you want more than 1366 you'll have to up your price to around $1000.

1366 on a 15" is like 1600 on a 17". What is more important than resolution is screen brightness and contrast.

You should really go in stores and try a few, to see how you like their screen displays.
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Originally Posted by glussier View Post

My Toshiba P50 has 1980 resolution. If you want more than 1366 you'll have to up your price to around $1000.

1366 on a 15" is like 1600 on a 17". What is more important than resolution is screen brightness and contrast.

You should really go in stores and try a few, to see how you like their screen displays.
Alright good. I dont need to go 1080p on 15". I have a 20" 1600x900 monitor on my main desktop, so 1366x768 on a 15" would be higher density. thumb.gif

For sure, i'll go look at some lappies at best buy or something too see what kind I like.

EDIT:
Ok, take a look at this beast. Says up to 6 hours of battery life and the hardware looks great. It's one of asus's G series lappies. 14" seems small, but it sounds like a power house that sips the battery. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834231001
Edited by jtc10512 - 7/23/13 at 11:21am
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Believe-it or not, this one does do around 4 hours on battery. This is also a very good gaming laptop.

Note that you won't do 4hours gaming with the gtx 660m, but for general computing, surfing the web etc, you would.

The advantage of this one, it also has excellent cooling, it insures that your processor, while on power, will always be able to have maximum turbo and the gpu will be able to work at it's highest clock speed, without any throttling down of the cpu and/or gpu.
Edited by glussier - 7/23/13 at 12:27pm
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