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- SB processor (thinking i5?)
- Mild gaming (low settings are fine (SC2, BFBC2, CRY 2), I game mostly on sig rig)
- Programming
- Internet
- 15" Screen and under
- SSD optional (will prolly dual-boot with linux distro)
- Would be nice if it wasn't ugly as sin

What is your maximum budget? 1500

What country are you in? Canada

What will be the uses of this laptop? Programming/Internet/SC2/Cry2 (low settings)

Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you? No

What screen size do you require? 15" and under

What screen resolution do you require? Best (1920x1080?)

Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay? either/or

How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet) Doesn't matter, longer the better obviously

What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings? Cry2/SC2/BFBC2 low settings

What operating system do you need? (if any) Gonna do a linux distro/windows dual boot

Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.)

How much hard drive space do you need? 500 Gigs should be good

Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.) No




where to find such a thing?

Current laptop 15"
Model Name:MacBook
Model Identifier:MacBook4,1
Processor Name:Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed:2.4 GHz
Number Of Processors:1
Total Number Of Cores:2
L2 Cache:3 MB
Memory:2 GB
Bus Speed:800 MHz


Sudden Motion Sensor:
State:Enabled
Edited by Tralala - 4/5/11 at 12:57pm
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220921

Will do you fine then.
     
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Originally Posted by cyanmcleod View Post
Well butter my backside and call me a biscut!

*cough*

Nice find. Better than mine. ^_^
     
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Intel Core i7-2760QM Toshiba Qosmio X775 Nvidia 1.5GB GTX 560M 8GB DDR3 1333 
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120GB Samsung 830 SSD + 1TB HGST 7200RPM HDD CD/DVD-RW Stock Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
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HP Envy 17 with a Core i7 2630QM + this coupon NB1977 for $1,250

http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/sh...ies&aoid=35252
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post #6 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by cyanmcleod View Post
I question if people actually know about sager/clevo or if they just read what I and a few others write and recommend something blindly.

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Op- For what you are looking for one of the best choices would be a sager 8130.

http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np8130-...m1-p-2973.html

The 460m will play all the games you listed at medium-high with that resolution. I know you said low was fine, but weaker cards have trouble keeping 60 fps at 1920x1080 even on low.

The 8130 is most likely a better buy for you as the 8150 only has two perks compared to the 8130, one being upgrading the gpu, which i doubt youll ever do as the 460m will play games on high-medium and low for a few years, and laptop gpus are expensive.
second perk of the 8150 is that it has a soft rubber coating, which people seem to like, EXCEPT it covers the trackpad which EVERYONE hates.

At your price point You'll be able to buy it and install your own ssd, or have one installed for you. Please note that the 8130 doesnt have two HDD bays, so you either have to choose a 500 gig HDD, or SSD OR you can remove the optical drive and have both.

Also, I'd stick to the 2630qm for the cpu, as you mught be able to afford a 2720qm which is great, but the resellers are tacking on $160 the cost of it. (the 2720 is only $30 more if you buy it retail)

Both will be amazing though as they are both sandybridge and crush the old mobile i7's. They even compare quite well to stock desktop i7's.


EDIT: forgot you were in canada, Xotic will ship to canada but there's also a reseller in canada if you want to deal with them:
http://www.reflexnotebook.ca/index.p...er-np8130.html
Edited by s-x - 4/5/11 at 11:38am
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I question if people actually know about sager/clevo or if they just read what I and a few others write and recommend something blindly.

dont kid yourself


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Originally Posted by cyanmcleod View Post
dont kid yourself
haha nice; didnt mean to offend you its just that so many other people seem to be recommending sager recently, and I just dont want people to be recommending an $800+ device based on them seeing other people recommending it. As that could lead to misinformation and problems. You know?
post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by s-x View Post
haha nice; didnt mean to offend you its just that so many other people seem to be recommending sager recently, and I just dont want people to be recommending an $800+ device based on them seeing other people recommending it. As that could lead to misinformation and problems. You know?
oh i understand, i know how people can fanboy it up without even owning a product.... at least i can speak from first hand experience
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bump with specs of current lappie posted in OP
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