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I'm looking for something that will suffice for school

Particulars
-Battery life ~5+ hours
-Power - Perhaps some light gaming, nothing too heavy
-Price - $600-$800


I was looking at this, but just wanted to get some other looks before I pull the trigger.
http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np5160-...er-p-2999.html
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That actually looks pretty sweet and you could probably even do some gaming or folding on it.
From all the specs I would reccomend it, but if you arent going to be playing any games at all I would go with something with less of a GPU and the price would go down with it aswell.

You can even customize it to suit your needs.
Edited by L3gacy - 4/4/11 at 7:12pm
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Originally Posted by LiquidBlack View Post
I'm looking for something that will suffice for school

Particulars
-Battery life ~5+ hours
-Power - Perhaps some light gaming, nothing too heavy
-Price - $600-$800


I was looking at this, but just wanted to get some other looks before I pull the trigger.
http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np5160-...er-p-2999.html
5+ hours is something hard to come by without a 9cell/high Whr batt and/or massive tweaking for anything beyond the netbook and lower power end.

That one you linked should do more than light gaming so long as you lay off the AA because the 128bit buswidth for the VRAM is a choke point. Definitely add the 30 and get the first quad core. That's too small of a price increase to not do it.

I would get that one but I wouldn't expect more than 4 hours tops battery life.
     
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