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I've never owned a laptop so Im not sure what to look for
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First of all, you should decide on diagonal. Bigger ones are better as replacement for desktop, but are cumbersome to carry around. I would suggest 15.6' one.
Secondly, most of your money will go into the processor. I would get i5. That way you will get decent horsepower without overloading your budget. Check specifications for more details http://www.intel.com/products/proces...ifications.htm
Get as maximum RAM as possible. Sticks aren't that expensive.
And get brand and not Lenovo or Acer if possible.
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I would advice buying RAM from a third party. Replacing / adding RAM in a laptop is only slightly harder than on a desktop and usually cheaper than ordering your laptop custom made.

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What do you want the laptop for? General use or Gaming? Do you mind a refurbished? You can get the laptop in my sig for that money as a refurb when the ASUS G73 comes up at newegg/tigerdirect/other.
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What do you want the laptop for? General use or Gaming? Do you mind a refurbished? You can get the laptop in my sig for that money as a refurb when the ASUS G73 comes up at newegg/tigerdirect/other.
Here.


Tell us your wants and needs. We can work from there.
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First of all, you should decide on diagonal. Bigger ones are better as replacement for desktop, but are cumbersome to carry around. I would suggest 15.6' one.
Secondly, most of your money will go into the processor. I would get i5. That way you will get decent horsepower without overloading your budget. Check specifications for more details http://www.intel.com/products/proces...ifications.htm
Get as maximum RAM as possible. Sticks aren't that expensive.
And get brand and not Lenovo or Acer if possible.
Lenovo makes some of the finest quality mainstream laptops available, but you have to pay a premium. Anything more than 4 GB of RAM is overkill, 6 if running triple channel.
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Personally I believe that a high power but small laptop is best. You want something small and portable while traveling. When you get home you can just plug it into a full size monitor. I find 15 inch and above laptops clumsy and heavy. I prefer something around 13 inches. The cheaper 13 inch will usually save you enough to buy a decent 19 inch or 24 inch monitor. I bought my Asus 24 inch for $200 on Newegg.

I bought one for my girlfriend too. She uses her Macbook Air as her primary computer. She was getting tired of the small screen. Now when she gets home all she has to do is plug the 24 inch monitor into the side of the Air, touch her wireless keyboard and mouse to wake them up, and it's like she has a full size computer.

I think 15 inch and 17 inch laptops defeat the purpose of a laptop. But that's just my opinion...
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834152204
GTX 285M should be close to a 9800GTX and would play most games, though this laptop's 1366x768, kind of a dealbreaker.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...CE&PageSize=20

I would suggest something that's full 1080p and at least a GT 435 or 5730. Anything below wont really cut it as a desktop replacement. Preferrably Lenovo or Asus.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220700

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-050-_-Product <-Dual core, but a winner with a pretty decent GTX 460M(Similar to a GTS450) until, holy cow. What an odd resolution. D:
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What do you want the laptop for? General use or Gaming? Do you mind a refurbished? You can get the laptop in my sig for that money as a refurb when the ASUS G73 comes up at newegg/tigerdirect/other.
i sold laptops all last year for best buy,
g73 hands down most bang for about 1k,
it has 2 hard drive bays haha,
throw in an ssd later for boot.

if you want something smaller and cheaper, there is one asus g-sixty something that is the best deal, less than 700 for mobile gtx460 or 70 card and i5. its got green camo which makes it cost like 600 in alot of cases cause nobody wants it lol. of course, a mobile gtx 460 isnt as good as a desktop one.
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