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Sager no doubt.
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i still think you should reconsider the ASUS laptop
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if someone can show me which laptop from asus is kick a$$ ill look into it...........staying with a 17" quad core in the $2000.00 range
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Squeeker The Cat View Post
if someone can show me which laptop from asus is kick a$$ ill look into it...........staying with a 17" quad core in the $2000.00 range
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-021-_-Product

Any good?

EDIT: It's a refurb, but a new one like that is the asus you want?
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Build your own for $1200.
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GTX 460M

The stock m17x r3 comes with a 6870m.
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post #28 of 49
Clevo(the case manufacturer for sager) doesnt do backlit keyboards and even though they are requested all the time i'm not sure if they ever will. If you can remove that one specification the sager beats all other brands hands down, unless you or a family member is part of the military(in which case you can get dell/alienware for cheap(ish))

If you really have $2000 to spend and are totally fine with spending it all..

Get the sager 8170 with the 2720qm cpu, and the nvidia 485m. That right there will land you at $2k, but you'll have the fastest gpu you can get for a laptop, and the best price/performance quadcore cpu.

If you have time on your hands and dont mind doing it, you can save AT LEAST $200+ by buying the laptop shell (the same that sager uses) and buying the parts yourself and putting it together. http://rjtech.com/shop/index.php?dis...oduct_id=30028 for buying just the shell.
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great ideas guys thanks......looking at all those options now............the main reason i was looking into the alienware is cause of a family members crazy discount.........but im looking at other options now.....
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post #30 of 49
With $2000 get a sager np8170 and the 485m, strongest mobile gpu currently (I think)
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