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Thinking about downgrading to a laptop....

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Ok with baby number 2 coming, I am thinking I need to downsize my computer equipment. So with that, I am thinking of getting a gaming laptop as a replacement.

So I need some recommendations as far as gaming is concerned.

Games I play are:

COD MW2
COD BO
BF BC2
L4D
L4D2

Games I intend on playing:

BF3
Crysis 2

Budget:

$1000 USD

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-004-_-Product
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This is the model I was thinking of.....
http://www.laptopmag.com/review/lapt...15.aspx?page=1
    
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meh, dell. I haven't been impressed with dell since a long time ago.

I would really look into the lenovo computers, they are the company that builds the Thinkpad line also for IBM.
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This is the model I was thinking of.....
http://www.laptopmag.com/review/lapt...15.aspx?page=1
Great audio, but lacklustre colour quality in games due to the nVidia chip.
In laptops, the ATI ones tend to provide the better colour.

Also, both the left and right side palmrests do get pretty hot, and under intense gaming, the fan just does not gather enough speed to keep things under 90 in the CPU and GPU department.

I would think the Lenovo is a better choice, or if you don't mind, the Asus G73JH-A1 Recertified is selling for $919 on the Egg.
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Do you have a soft deadline? Once they get the SB issues worked out, a whole bunch of laptops should be coming out with better performance, battery life, and gpu power. Just a thought.
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A sager 8130 (~1200)
http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np8130-...wconfigure=yes
or a sager 5160 (789+)
http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np5160-...er-p-2999.html

The main differences between the two are additional ram but more importantly the 8130 has a 460m.. but the 5160 has optimus.

take a look at the options via the links i gave you, if you're interested I can help you find a better price.
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Do you have a soft deadline? Once they get the SB issues worked out, a whole bunch of laptops should be coming out with better performance, battery life, and gpu power. Just a thought.
Oh yeah.....Sandy Bridge laptop does sound nice....
    
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Oh yeah.....Sandy Bridge laptop does sound nice....
But will the GPU's in the SB laptops be up to par? That's the question.
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Originally Posted by bluedevil View Post
Oh yeah.....Sandy Bridge laptop does sound nice....
Because they are, look at dem pretty graphs..
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-...s.43714.0.html

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