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Hi everyone, I'm looking at getting a new laptop because my brother wants to buy the one that I'm using right now. Here's what I've got:
Dell XPS M1530
  • C2D T7700 2.4GHz
  • 4GB DDR2 800MHz RAM
  • 320GB 7200RPM HDD
  • 256MB nVidia 8600GT M (dedicated card)
  • 6 cell battery
So I want something that would be an upgrade from that for $1000CAD (preferably closer to $800CAD). Here's my list of wants in a new laptop:
  • a screen between 13" to 15"
  • able to play BC2 at decent settings (and maybe BF3 when it comes out)
  • Long battery life (This is not really essential since I work at best buy and i can get my manager to order parts for really cheap)
  • DVD Drive is essential
For brands I'd like to stick to Dell, Asus and Toshiba since I've dealt with them before. Please don't recommend HP's or Acers. So what do you guys think that I should get? And what do you think would be a fair price for my laptop (I dont want to rip my brother off but I also dont want to give it away for free).
UNDER $1700!!!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7-2600k [5.0GHz Daily] ASUS P8P67 Deluxe eVGA GTX 580 SLi 8GB Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 510 120GB WD Caviar Black 2TB LG Blu-Ray Burner EK HF Supreme Gold Edition+Black Ice GTX 480 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
2x Koolance VID-NX580 Windows 7 Ultimate Dell U2412M+Acer H233BMID Steelseries 6Gv2 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone ST-1000 Silverstone TJ07 Logitech G9x Razer Vespula 
Audio
Sennheiser PC-350 
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UNDER $1700!!!
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7-2600k [5.0GHz Daily] ASUS P8P67 Deluxe eVGA GTX 580 SLi 8GB Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 510 120GB WD Caviar Black 2TB LG Blu-Ray Burner EK HF Supreme Gold Edition+Black Ice GTX 480 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
2x Koolance VID-NX580 Windows 7 Ultimate Dell U2412M+Acer H233BMID Steelseries 6Gv2 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone ST-1000 Silverstone TJ07 Logitech G9x Razer Vespula 
Audio
Sennheiser PC-350 
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Depending on the shape of that Dell, I'd say 400 or a bit less. As for a new comp for you, here are my suggestions in no particular order:

ASUS N82JQ-B1

ASUS K52JT-B1

XPS 15


Couldn't find a decent Toshiba with competing specs around 1K. As for battery life.. just go with one that has switchable graphics/optimus technology. My Acer 3820TG has this feature and it lasts well over 7 hours on a single charge when not in gaming mode. Anyway, good luck!
Edited by Kold - 2/19/11 at 4:51pm
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