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thx alot, i'll keep that in mind since i'm not sure anymore if the laptop is worth the money. the point is I don't play anymore but maybe I will start again in the future while i don't really do cad but I have some project that might require me to do some.

ty everyone i will take some time to think again with your answers in mind and i'll post back before purchasing
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post #12 of 18
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thx alot, i'll keep that in mind since i'm not sure anymore if the laptop is worth the money. the point is I don't play anymore but maybe I will start again in the future while i don't really do cad but I have some project that might require me to do some.

ty everyone i will take some time to think again with your answers in mind and i'll post back before purchasing

Do you mind if you can clarify what you are really be doing on a laptop?
Maybe I can help you narrow down a recommendation laptop.
Also what country are you currently in?
     
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ok basically laptop should be FAST, I will mainly use it for programming in VS2012 and I plan on developing a some object model, I don't mind running the simulation on my main rig, as long as i can edit the model without the laptop lagging. Plus as I said, maybe some games, higher graphics the better but medium-high is good for me

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i'm in canada
Edited by remz1337 - 9/27/13 at 7:45am
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ok basically laptop should be FAST, I will mainly use it for programming in VS2012 and I plan on developing a some object model, I don't mind running the simulation on my main rig, as long as i can edit the model without the laptop lagging. Plus as I said, maybe some games, higher graphics the better but medium-high is good for me

edit:
i'm in canada

Ahh, VS2012, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012.
Okay, then I guess Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p should be a decent laptop, but I can't guaranteed you get a nice battery life.
You can throw in another GT 750m to make it SLI.

Now, that you clear up some things, you can get a Sager laptop with GTX 770m in XoticPC because I believe it is still enough for gaming.
Basically, any laptop that use Intel Core i7 Quad Core CPU and NVIDIA GPU with or without SLI.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p with mSATA, 1TB HDD and another GPU to make it SLI should help.
     
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thx man i'll be looking into that
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post #16 of 18
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hey guys, just stumbled on this review. They say the 7970m is a better choice for overall cad vs 780m so would the 8970m be good?
the review is in French but the graph are understandable
http://www.notebookcheck.biz/Au-banc-d-essai-Nvidia-GeForce-GTX-780M-GTX-770M-GTX-765M.95289.0.html
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hey guys, just stumbled on this review. They say the 7970m is a better choice for overall cad vs 780m so would the 8970m be good?
the review is in French but the graph are understandable
http://www.notebookcheck.biz/Au-banc-d-essai-Nvidia-GeForce-GTX-780M-GTX-770M-GTX-765M.95289.0.html

The 8970m is just a rebadge of the 7970m with a higher clock and boost feature, so what goes for one goes for the other.

I don't know if your budget is still $2k, but you could swing another $100 you could get the NP9380 with two 8970m.

Check out the benchmarks.
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post #18 of 18
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yea that could be an option but with everything I want (i7 4800,250gb ssd, dual band wifi) it comes to 2,4k.

Since I doubt I will be satisfied with the price/performance ratio of any laptop, I'm currently looking at a tablet that would connect to my pc, that way I have best of both world. The only problem with tablet is screen size. I think 11" will be to small for coding (even 13... )

so maybe I could get a cheap 15" ultrabook (very lightweight). The point is that I wont use it often but I will always carry it in my bag so have a 7lbs laptop + power supply in my backpack all the time.. not the best idea. Tablet+keyboard = wow but little screen..

I was looking at the Lenovo yoga13. Since I don't plan on working remotely more than 1-2 hours per day I think I could handle the smaller screen.
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