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I want a laptop to replace my desktop due to space constraints and having a 2nd child in the household. I just need to be able to do/have the following:

15.6" screen (1366x768 or higher res)
i5 SB CPU (don't really need a i7 quad)
GTX 460m GPU or equivalent
Decent keyboard
$1200 or less

All I really want to do with the lappy is game on it, as well as general web surfing. I am consolidating my desktop and netbook to get a gaming lappy. I get that the gaming lappy won't give me the same performance as my desktop does, but alas I just want decent fps in:

BF3
Crysis 2
COD BO

If ya'll could post up some links and some recommendations, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks.
    
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dell xps 15/17? little less performing in graphics.
g73 once the sandy bridge models come out
or
Sager NP5160

only things that come to mind that could be kept under 1200.
Edited by mr. biggums - 3/5/11 at 6:38am
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The new Macbook Pro 17" would be perfect but it runs OSX and not Windows 7.

Try this.

Edit: $1200 or less isn't going to get you a 460 or higher. A decent SB rig with a 460 will end up costing $1200(2500K $250, motherboard $140, PSU $50, GTX 460 $200, lame case $60, hard drive $80, optical drive $30, Windows 7 Pro $150, Monitor $200, KB/Mouse $40) This rig costs exactly $1200. Since a laptop has to be crammed into a small case, it'll end up costing a good $2200 for a decent gaming laptop.
Edited by Lostintyme - 3/5/11 at 6:40am
    
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Originally Posted by Lostintyme View Post
The new Macbook Pro 17" would be perfect but it runs OSX and not Windows 7.

Try this.

Edit: $1200 or less isn't going to get you a 460 or higher. A decent SB rig with a 460 will end up costing $1200(2500K $250, motherboard $140, PSU $50, GTX 460 $200, lame case $60, hard drive $80, optical drive $30, Windows 7 Pro $150, Monitor $200, KB/Mouse $40)
Laptop my boy, laptop.

Might look more in the Dell XPS 15 with the GT540 in it, might be fine at 1366x768.
    
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Laptop my boy, laptop.

Might look more in the Dell XPS 15 with the GT540 in it, might be fine at 1366x768.
i just picked up the 17 myself with the 555m waiting for it to ship out, nice desktop replacement for school purposes.
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i just picked up the 17 myself with the 555m waiting for it to ship out, nice desktop replacement for school purposes.
My only concern with that is, does it game ok?
    
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Originally Posted by bluedevil View Post
My only concern with that is, does it game ok?
i was just checking here at benchmarks for the 540m in a similar spec'd laptop as the xps 15 and it looks to do med settings with over 60 frames, the only problem with these benchmarks is they don't list the res there at.

edit:
your going to have a bit of a though time finding anything better graphics wise is the 15" range, besides actual gaming laptops (alienware, rog) i have seen a few but they where notorious for over heating.
Edited by mr. biggums - 3/5/11 at 6:50am
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My only concern with that is, does it game ok?
I'll let you know that Black Ops and the current Battlefield: Bad Company 2 take up a good 2-3 cores out of the 6 I have at 4.1GHZ. BO is a seriously CPU intensive game, but not so GPU intensive. BFBC2 is both CPU intensive AND GPU intensive. Current Crysis 2 scores show a 5870 getting 40FPS average on DX9 mode. Now when the real Crysis 2 comes out with DX11, results will lower 30-40% and if I lose 35%, I'll be getting a lame 26 FPS.. Now, consider the GTX 460 OR the GTX 470 can't beat a 5870, and you'll know that it's gonna be hard to find a laptop that will run Crysis 2 at all.
    
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This is really not what you are looking for, but if you see the specs for the price, perhaps it is!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834152203

MSI GT660R-004US - $1199
•Intel® Core™ i7-740QM Processor
•Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit
•16" TFT-LCD Display (LED Backlight)
•NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 285M 3D Discrete Graphics Card (DDR3 1GB VRAM)
•6GB (2GB x 3) DDR3 1066 MHz System Memory
•1TB (500x2) 7200RPM Hard Drive
•802.11 b/g/ n Wireless LAN with Bluetooth
•Dynaudio Premium Sound Speakers
•Dual SATA Hard Drive with Raid 0
•Accelerated CPU+ GPU performance with MSI TDE Technology
•MSI Cooler Boost Technology
•USB 3.0 for high speed data transfer
•Blu-Ray Optical Drive
•Built-in 720p HD webcam
•HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) output

If you look at other models with the same specs, they're going to be priced a lot higher. This is a really neat laptop, one button system overclock, one button fan boost, both really nice gamer features.
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Asus G73 From best buy with the 740 quad core, and the 640gb hard drive and 5870 gfx you cant go wrong for 999 refurbed, or 1200 new, or 829 for the refurb with 720qaud core

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....String=&catId=
Edited by Xx573v3xX_Z28 - 3/5/11 at 8:05am
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