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So i have give or take a 700$ budget to buy a laptop, this will be my first time getting a laptop.

It is possible for me to maybe raise the budget to around 1100 IF NEEDED.

I'd like a solid machine that can be reliable for school work and social networking, but as far as gaming now and then, i'd really like it to do the following:

Be able to play WoW, Pref at high graphics.
Play Starcraft 2/ diablo 3 (once it comes out) at decent graphics.

can anyone make some suggestions? I'm REALLy out of my element with laptops as i always built my desktops


Thanks~!
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either of these will be great for WoW, Starcraft and Diablo 3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220715

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220733
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Originally Posted by overclockingXTC View Post

Was just checking them out, is Re-certified relatively reliable?
I live in california so it would be to my benefit to order from amazon and avoid the tax.

Should either of those two machines be able to play the games i listed on high?

Anyways, thank you. I may increase my budget to say 900-1000 IF the extra 200-300 makes a -big- difference, i'd like to avoid the diminishing returns of higher end products.
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Newegg is also in California. Should be no taxes there as well.
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Originally Posted by Diabloplayer75 View Post
Was just checking them out, is Re-certified relatively reliable?
I live in california so it would be to my benefit to order from amazon and avoid the tax.

Should either of those two machines be able to play the games i listed on high?

Anyways, thank you. I may increase my budget to say 900-1000 IF the extra 200-300 makes a -big- difference, i'd like to avoid the diminishing returns of higher end products.
Newegg recertified is good, and at the resolution of those screens (720p) you should be able to max out WoW and Starcraft.
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yeah,it is good.
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is it a good idea to wait till the day after Christmas to buy a laptop?

Edit: How are the alienware? are they still the power house? I am being directed to m15x too lol
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is it a good idea to wait till the day after Christmas to buy a laptop?

Edit: How are the alienware? are they still the power house? I am being directed to m15x too lol
the new dell xps are really nice (not a big fan of the looks though)
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is it a good idea to wait till the day after Christmas to buy a laptop?

Edit: How are the alienware? are they still the power house? I am being directed to m15x too lol
Well the m15x is really overpriced. In order to get the gtx 260m option on it the price is $1,500. However, if you really want an alienware, the dell outlet often has %20 off deals on their refurbished notebooks.
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