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If you don't want to spend your whole budget, the laptop in my sig Y510p i paid $950 shipped for it brand new, and i think it meets all your requirements, it will play BF4 maxed at playable FPS and the i7 will and 8GB of DDR3 will run Autocad fine (My highschool auto-cad class we used older gateway desktops with like dual cores and 2gb of DDr2)

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1038682-REG/lenovo_59406636_y510p_i7_4700mq_8gb_1tb_8ss_windows_8_1_15_6.html They bumped the price up like $70 but they went to dual 755M's instead of 750m's

My battery last 3-4 hours using chrome and skype/irc

And yes your college does discount software most of the time, my college has a DreamSpark Premium account for students (all Microsoft software ever made free) but nobody knows who the administrator to activate your account is... and i go to a state technical college....

EDIT: Your student ID works at places like bestbuy that offer student discounts but most places online for students require your student email to be verified. My college keeps student emails open for 5 years after graduation biggrin.gif

Ok thanks shorty, I'll probably try to find something with a bit better battery life
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I would advise looking at some of the members of NBR and how modular you can make the y410p

additional power states, shutting down two cores for additional battery life and/or putting it to a lower watt consumption plus using the IGP when you dont need it.

Though thats only if you want to lol

Also they have higher capacity batteries than when they were initially released, not by much but its something to consider
    
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Ok thanks shorty, I'll probably try to find something with a bit better battery life

hmm, probably going to be a stretch to get much more battery life and still keep such a powerful laptop.
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hmm, probably going to be a stretch to get much more battery life and still keep such a powerful laptop.

There is one way to get that, but I believe some of the user might hate it.

That is getting a Macbook Pro 15 Retina or wait for 2014/2015 model that I am assuming it'll have IGZO Display and NVIDIA Maxwell.

To me, Macbook Pro is probably the only laptop that is powerful while maintaining a good battery life compare to most PC laptops.
You can do dual boot for Windows 8 if you want.

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To me, Macbook Pro is probably the only laptop that is powerful while maintaining a good battery life compare to most PC laptops.

That's illogical since MBP use the same hardware as PC laptops....

Same CPU, same RAM, same storage, same chipsets, equivalent displays in terms of power consumption....
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Definitely not going with apple. Some of the newer lenovos look pretty good. You guys might hate me for this, but I do think that the Razer Blade 2014 has some very attractive specs even with the price.
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While it is minimalistic and can draw a crowd for that type of appeal. I just cant see it as a functional machine with its limited ports

I know its not available in the U.S. but the msi ge40-2oc is pretty nice as well

nevermind, the price is pretty outrageous in the U.S., it was 1000 in S. Korea without OS
    
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Ok, if you think of anything else let me know. Are you referring to the visual output ports on it?
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If he don't mind 17 in : http://www.xoticpc.com/custom-gaming-laptops-notebooks-aorus-laptops-ct-95_51_462.html

 

If not, don't look at it :P

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You might be interested in the W230ST

Its 13.3 inches though, 1080p screen, i7, 765

The Auros X7 is an excellent machine, but has horrible timing with mobile maxwell around the corner
    
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