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I can't though. As that would skewer the entire list and I'd have to do that for the M17x too and place it in the $2000+ range and any other machine ever put into it.
you might want to edit your first line
"What's the best laptop for these price ranges you ask??"

to:

What laptops go in which price ranges.
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MSI GT660-003US seems to be the best deal hands down. $900 after rebate for a 720p laptop with a quad core and a 285m with a 16" screen which is just about the maximum comfortable size and the largest you can fit in most backpacks.
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I can't though. As that would skewer the entire list and I'd have to do that for the M17x too and place it in the $2000+ range and any other machine ever put into it.
Think of it this way. The way the list is set-up now, the MSI in the 750-1000 range (with it's gtx 260m) outperforms the configuration of the M15x at its $1500 price point (with it's gt240m)--why would someone who would consult with this list be interested in the price of a base M15x at that price point when the MSI would outperform it? Why would they be interested in buying a computer for $500 more that wouldn't perform as well in games? Tiering the different computers makes no sense if the ones in the higher tiered range don't out-perform the lower-tiered ones.

If you want people to use this list, you might as well make the information contained in it useful and representative. I know that sounds harsh, but otherwise it's just a bunch of nonsense.
    
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Think of it this way. The way the list is set-up now, the MSI in the 750-1000 range (with it's gtx 260m) outperforms the configuration of the M15x at its $1500 price point (with it's gt240m)--why would someone who would consult with this list be interested in the price of a base M15x at that price point when the MSI would outperform it? Why would they be interested in buying a computer for $500 more that wouldn't perform as well in games? Tiering the different computers makes no sense if the ones in the higher tiered range don't out-perform the lower-tiered ones.

If you want people to use this list, you might as well make the information contained in it useful and representative. I know that sounds harsh, but otherwise it's just a bunch of nonsense.
that's exactly what i was trying to point out about the m15x

there are better laptops out there,

your paying for looks and licensing , not performance

at least m11x has something going for it
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you might want to edit your first line
"What's the best laptop for these price ranges you ask??"

to:

What laptops go in which price ranges.
Thank you much for that! I was having the hardest time wording this topic correctly. XD +Rep for that!

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MSI GT660-003US seems to be the best deal hands down. $900 after rebate for a 720p laptop with a quad core and a 285m with a 16" screen which is just about the maximum comfortable size and the largest you can fit in most backpacks.
Yeah, I saw that and had to drop that into the list.

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Think of it this way. The way the list is set-up now, the MSI in the 750-1000 range (with it's gtx 260m) outperforms the configuration of the M15x at its $1500 price point (with it's gt240m)--why would someone who would consult with this list be interested in the price of a base M15x at that price point when the MSI would outperform it? Why would they be interested in buying a computer for $500 more that wouldn't perform as well in games? Tiering the different computers makes no sense if the ones in the higher tiered range don't out-perform the lower-tiered ones.

If you want people to use this list, you might as well make the information contained in it useful and representative. I know that sounds harsh, but otherwise it's just a bunch of nonsense.
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that's exactly what i was trying to point out about the m15x

there are better laptops out there,

your paying for looks and licensing , not performance

at least m11x has something going for it
I get what you two are saying now. Are there any other laptops you all know of that I can replace it with? My apologies about earlier.
     
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Updated! (minor)
     
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Some things to consider, or as others have mentioned. You may want to alter the wording on the categories you have listed. I think in general, this is a good idea, and could consolidate a lot of useful information to potential new buyers.

BIOS abilities are a pretty big reason to classify one laptop as Veteran over Novice. Just an example, the MSI GT660-003US has a very basic BIOS, there is really nothing you can set in it aside from date/time, boot order, and peripherials toggle.

The Alienware m11x BIOS will allow you to change the FSB and other settings which are more in-line with desktop boards designed for OC'ing. Even though the MSI GT660-003US is a more powerful gaming system than the m11x, it's not a more advanced system as far as BIOS level tweakability.
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Sorry for double post, I meant to make a suggestion to the wording

Perhaps Low-End, Budget, Mid-Range, High-End, Extreme. If we're measuring performance comparisons between categories.
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Some things to consider, or as others have mentioned. You may want to alter the wording on the categories you have listed. I think in general, this is a good idea, and could consolidate a lot of useful information to potential new buyers.

BIOS abilities are a pretty big reason to classify one laptop as Veteran over Novice. Just an example, the MSI GT660-003US has a very basic BIOS, there is really nothing you can set in it aside from date/time, boot order, and peripherials toggle.

The Alienware m11x BIOS will allow you to change the FSB and other settings which are more in-line with desktop boards designed for OC'ing. Even though the MSI GT660-003US is a more powerful gaming system than the m11x, it's not a more advanced system as far as BIOS level tweakability.
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Sorry for double post, I meant to make a suggestion to the wording

Perhaps Low-End, Budget, Mid-Range, High-End, Extreme. If we're measuring performance comparisons between categories.
Noted, I'll get to reorganizing the list today. or I'll just leave the price-ranges separate. Like one category for each.
     
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