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I love everything bout this computer, except the battery life. It's the same battery as the 2013 version right? With the same cpu but more power hungry gpu. This would have been a perfect computer if it has a better battery life. But, I think I'm still gonna order it! lol!

Nvidia does say that they introduced "Battery Boost" features to make GTX 800M series GPU less power hungry than 700M counterparts, so it might be a bit early to predict that GTX 870M as significantly more power hungry than the GTX 765M in the old Blade.
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I forgot where I read, but it just limits the fps to like 30 or something to save power. Thoughts?
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I forgot where I read, but it just limits the fps to like 30 or something to save power. Thoughts?
Well it would be downclocking the card, so it could be very beneficial for batterly life. In addition the 870 should barely be functioning outside of games right? I thought this has intel IGPU as well or did I make that up.
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Well it would be downclocking the card, so it could be very beneficial for batterly life. In addition the 870 should barely be functioning outside of games right? I thought this has intel IGPU as well or did I make that up.

This have the HD4600 from the CPU to do all the 2D graphics(web browsing,etc) and with Nvidia's Optimus feature 870M should be off when it is not needed.
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I love gaming at 1440P, I find it is a nice balance in performance and information on the screen. This is even more true in games that allow for HUD scaling, where you can push the HUD out of the way and really open your view up!
Yeah, I miss having a 1440p resolution display. Really immersive.
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Why aren't you sure it will be able to play bf4 on MEDIUM with 30 fps at native?
Such a high resolution to push. I'm not convinced yet.
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Yeah, I miss having a 1440p resolution display. Really immersive.
Such a high resolution to push. I'm not convinced yet.

No AA, things like post processing off I think its totally possible. I'm more curious how the scaling at 900p looks but I will test all that out when I get mine. I just need mobility and the only thing that game close was the rMBP but they price for the only one that offered gaming capability was not worth it in my opinion. 2500base vs 2400 here and much more powerful. If it was not for gaming I would have gotten the rMBA hands down.
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I know the optimas switching is automatic, but can you force the igpu only?
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Good luck gaming at those resolutions with that gpu.

Are you kidding? Look at the specs, its practically a GTX 660 Ti with some memory bandwidth cuts.
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Is this going to be a good computer for video editing and photo editing too? I sometimes play some games in my spare time
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Is this going to be a good computer for video editing and photo editing too? I sometimes play some games in my spare time

It is not going to be any where close to the performance of a stock desktop i7 Haswell(3.5Ghz with 3.7Ghz quad core boost), but for video editing a Quad core i7-4702HQ( 2.2Ghz) with HT will be pretty good. It will depend on how high it can quadcore boost(the listed max boost frequency is 3.2Ghz but that is most likely the single core max boost, quad boost for a 37W TDP CPU is probably in the 2.5-2.7 Ghz range.)
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