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Laptop for Dev, School, and Light Gaming

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What is your maximum budget?
$1500 (Canadian)

What country are you in?
Canada

What will be the uses of this laptop?
Dev - Win and Linux
University work - Note taking
Light Gaming

Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you?
I don't really care but I like ASUS and Lenovo

What screen size do you require?
13 - 16(max)

What screen resolution do you require?
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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)
4+ Hours preferably

What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings?
- Final Fantasy XIV: ARR (Medium settings+)
- Feed the Beast / Minecraft (30+ FPS)

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

Not bulky or above 5.5 lbs.

How much hard drive space do you need?
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Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.)
Nope.

Is there anything else we need to know?
Open to laptops that can transform into a tablet as well.


Thanks in advance!
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C300 128GB SSD,2 x WD Cavier Black 1TB,500GB Green Asus DVD-RW Windows 8 64-bit 3 x Asus VE248H (24') 
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Das Mechnical Corsair Professional HX850W Lian Li Lancool PC-K62 Logitech G9x 
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Xoticpc ships internationally. These two are far below your max budget.


http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np7330-clevo-w230st-p-6163.html

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-765M.92907.0.html



http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np2740-clevo-w740su-p-6201.html

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Iris-Pro-Graphics-5200.90965.0.html
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Thread Starter 
I like the NP7330 you listed. Also like the http://www.xoticpc.com/asus-n550jvdb71-p-6115.html

I am really trying to decide whether I want touch functionality and whether I want 13 or 15 for display size. I like the idea of having more then just intel graphics to work with.
Edited by canadianpanda - 9/17/13 at 11:18pm
Chidori
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intel i7 870 Asus P7P55D-E PRO Sapphire 7950 OC 8GB - G.Skill DDR3 1600 (Ripjaws) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 128GB SSD,2 x WD Cavier Black 1TB,500GB Green Asus DVD-RW Windows 8 64-bit 3 x Asus VE248H (24') 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Mechnical Corsair Professional HX850W Lian Li Lancool PC-K62 Logitech G9x 
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Chidori
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intel i7 870 Asus P7P55D-E PRO Sapphire 7950 OC 8GB - G.Skill DDR3 1600 (Ripjaws) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 128GB SSD,2 x WD Cavier Black 1TB,500GB Green Asus DVD-RW Windows 8 64-bit 3 x Asus VE248H (24') 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Mechnical Corsair Professional HX850W Lian Li Lancool PC-K62 Logitech G9x 
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Qck+ steel 
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