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post #11 of 14
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A lot of people now a days are on the move, and a desktop just doesn't fit the picture like a laptop does.


OP - I sent you some links to a great place to get just what you need.
Exactly. I can think of lots of uses for a small laptop that can play basic multiplayer games. Even though this will only be my main pc for a few months, I'll be using it for long after!

Oh, and thanks for the link. I'll look into it!

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I would avoid any Optimus/hybrid graphics laptops. My ASUS uses optimus, with the Intel HD and the Nvidia G310M, and the hybrid drivers causes conflicts with other drivers (namely wifi)--this is likely model-specific, and not a generality, but it's one more thing you need to worry about. and having operated my laptop using either only the Intel or only the nvidia card, battery life isn't significantly different (defeating the purpose).

I don't know the big deal about a laptop having an aluminum chassis--actually, I think it's a down-side because plastic chassis replacements are way cheaper, in case it gets damaged.

I'm not a fan of MSI.

People bash HP's, but I've only ever had good experiences with them.
I've never heard about driver conflicts between the two... Maybe it's something I need to read more about.

I just really like the look and feel of aluminum. It's really the only thing that makes me jealous of the mac users. I just think aluminum looks so much nicer, and more professional (and sometimes it's the same price as a plastic model).

I can't find much info on MSI laptops, but the FX600 (larger version of the FX400) got good reviews, so I'd assume the FX 400 is good. Personally, I've worked on HP laptops before, and I was pleasantly surprised at their good quality!
    
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Alright, I'm adding a new one to the list:


I like the GPU on this thing, but I'm worried about the low speed Core 2 Duo. I know this notebook has a big following, so I suppose I just need to read up on it and see how it really performs.

But I have to admit, I love the idea of a 72 core Nvidia GPU in a Netbook
    
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Go bigger and get the Lenovo y560 $899 after a coupon, or get a refurb one, cost almost same though. i7 740, 8gb ram, and a 5730 is decent for low res gaming.
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Go bigger and get the Lenovo y560 $899 after a coupon, or get a refurb one, cost almost same though. i7 740, 8gb ram, and a 5730 is decent for low res gaming.
I looked at that one. I can get the Core i5 version for $739 with student discount. I like the GPU, but overall, I'd pick the HP Pavilion dv6 over the Lenovo. Even though the Pavilion has a slightly slower GPU, I get a better student discount, it's aluminum, and it has a backlit keyboard

However, I was interested in the Y460 with the 5650, but they pulled it from their site a few days ago for some reason
    
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