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bestbuy has it for like 300 dollars less than amazon lol
its 1199 there,
i remember when i worked there we had an instore one with built in 3g internet for 100 dollars less, simply because some percent of people would activate the 3g so id make sure to ask about that one
1100 for it is a deal
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Originally Posted by Epitope View Post
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...
i agree, but show me one for less than 1000 thats a real gaming machine
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post #13 of 17
Here is all I could find, I am including a few up to 10% over budget.

The refurb Asus G73 isn't currently available, last I saw it was due 1/4/11. I think that is the best in budget, a i7 720QM and Mobility HD5870 [Underclocked HD5770].

Then there is the refurb ASUS G72 for $730 P8700 and GTX 260m as the cheapest.

For $1080 there is a really nice Toshiba with an i5 460m and a GTX 460m. [You can never have too many 460Ms]

For $1100 there is an MSI with an i5 450m and a Mobility HD5870.

STAY AWAY FROM THESE, they seem to have heat problems form poor cooling or other problems:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834157278
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834152204
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I've never owned a laptop so Im not sure what to look for
Well I have owned a few laptops in my day. Iv had 2 dells, 1 hp(would not recommend, its got alot of issues) and 1 Powerbook G4. I like the Powerbook the most, excellent battery life, and dosn't get too hot. The HP ive had to bake 2 times, and upgrade its cooling system. I would not recommend getting an HO laptop. Both dells Ive had werent bad computers. I had an older one, it was a P3 system, wasnt to bad of a computer, my new dell was one I got for school, and then i traded it for some other computer stuff. It wasnt a bad system. Didnt run too hot. Could play some games on it, etc. Id recommend a Macbook, like a 13 or 15 inch, or maybe a Dell or ASUS.
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I think 15 inch and 17 inch laptops defeat the purpose of a laptop. But that's just my opinion...
I entirely agree, especially for those that want real portability. I prefer 12", but they are so hard to find these days. 13" is a little bulky, but not as bad as some of the pizza boxes that pass for laptops these days.

Although I do not like some of the features of the Lenovo (mostly the dorky eraser mouse garbage that ruins the keyboard), they do stand up, and along with Asus and Acer, make machines that are far and ahead of their competition. Dell is perhaps adequate, if one is really picky about the model - but alot of their stuff is dreck.

The worst is HP, terrible machines, bad trackpads, bulky, inelegant design, lots of crevasses, hyper-glossy screens that are useless at HotSpots, etc. Oh, but they are excellent if you have something break, because they charge $700 per part, any part - more than double the actual value of their machines...
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I entirely agree, especially for those that want real portability. I prefer 12", but they are so hard to find these days. 13" is a little bulky, but not as bad as some of the pizza boxes that pass for laptops these days.

Although I do not like some of the features of the Lenovo (mostly the dorky eraser mouse garbage that ruins the keyboard), they do stand up, and along with Asus and Acer, make machines that are far and ahead of their competition. Dell is perhaps adequate, if one is really picky about the model - but alot of their stuff is dreck.

The worst is HP, terrible machines, bad trackpads, bulky, inelegant design, lots of crevasses, hyper-glossy screens that are useless at HotSpots, etc. Oh, but they are excellent if you have something break, because they charge $700 per part, any part - more than double the actual value of their machines...
HP's also have terribale cooling system designs for what they try to run. Coz they overheat bad, especially the infamous DV series entertainment PC's they made. My DV 9000 dosnt overheat any more coz after baking it 2 times, I decided to mod the cooler. But of course this voids an HP warranty, so I wouldnt recommend it.
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post #17 of 17
The Toshiba Qosmio. I got mine for a dollar over $1100 and it's got the GTX 460M. This thing is wicked. I stopped playing on my desktop because of this thing. It's got a huge display and worked right out of the box. Got mine from Newegg.

I actually am selling my desktop because my laptop performs on par with my expectations.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834214050
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