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how much is a macbook pro sandybridge 15" in canada?
    
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how much is a macbook pro sandybridge 15" in canada?
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Is portability a concern? Many of the laptops recommended in this thread are quite large and heavy, and get very poor battery life. If you want something with a 14-14.5" screen, check out the HP Envy 14 or the Acer TimelineX AS4820TG-6847. They are both powerful enough for medium intensity gaming but won't kill either your budget or your back.
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Yeah yeah. Aside from the anti-Mac bias, do you have a legitimate reason *not* to pick the MBP 15"? Great machine, solid build quality, and if you get the extended warranty, the best support in the industry.
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Is portability a concern? Many of the laptops recommended in this thread are quite large and heavy, and get very poor battery life. If you want something with a 14-14.5" screen, check out the HP Envy 14 or the Acer TimelineX AS4820TG-6847. They are both powerful enough for medium intensity gaming but won't kill either your budget or your back.
If he is worried about portability and battery life, I would say the 5160.
other than that many good laptops have been recommended.
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Yeah yeah. Aside from the anti-Mac bias, do you have a legitimate reason *not* to pick the MBP 15"? Great machine, solid build quality, and if you get the extended warranty, the best support in the industry.
price to performance ratio. Im not anti mac, just dont think people should over pay cause its apple looks. /discussion
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http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?minorcatid=1323

Choose a laptop with at least a GTX 460M, at least an i5 450, and the screen size you want at the price you want. Asus and MSI are the brands to pick from, because they put a stronger GPU in the machine than HP or Lenovo etc.

This site ranks GPUs and CPUs as objectively as they can-

GPUs

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If I was in your situation, I would save a bit of cash and go with this laptop:
MSI GX660

$1000 before tax, has a top notch GPU (5870M), a fast quad-core and 4gb RAM. That's all you really need to run games at these resolutions.
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Originally Posted by KittensMewMew View Post
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?minorcatid=1323

Choose a laptop with at least a GTX 460M, at least an i5 450, and the screen size you want at the price you want. Asus and MSI are the brands to pick from, because they put a stronger GPU in the machine than HP or Lenovo etc.

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If I was in your situation, I would save a bit of cash and go with this laptop:
MSI GX660

$1000 before tax, has a top notch GPU (5870M), a fast quad-core and 4gb RAM. That's all you really need to run games at these resolutions.
for that last MSI, I would wait. There was an announcement that its been updated with the new i7's.
post #19 of 26
Does the i7 (which all have a much lower clock speed) perform better than the i5 in games? Just wondering, the i7s are all around 1.8-2.0 GHz whereas the i5s are all around 2.4-2.5. I would think the much higher clock speed of the i5 would win in gaming over the extra threads of the i7. But I can't find any benchmarks to substantiate/disprove my suspicions.
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post #20 of 26
The lowest end Qosmio is what I would recommend if you want to have a little breathing room. $1279 and is around $1,300 after all the extra costs, shipping, taxes, etc.

Though, personally I would go for the Sager notebooks. Wish I had known about those. Then again, I got my Qosmio for $1101 shipped. $200 off retail shipped in three days with a two year warranty? Yes please! Six months later it's still kickin ass.
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