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post #1 of 6
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What is your maximum budget?
1000 - 1200

What country are you in?
USA

What will be the uses of this laptop?
Gaming(mostly), Videos, reg stuff

What screen size do you require?
biggest i can get for the money?? (not sure the prices for this stuff)

What screen resolution do you require?
720p min i would hope

Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay?
anything is fine

How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet)
Dosent really matter i would carry charger

What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings?
The newer fps games and maybe some mmo's. Medium to high preffered.

What operating system do you need? (if any)
Windows 7

How much hard drive space do you need?
500gb

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

Is there anything else we need to know?
going to college, i am taking my desktop with me, but i would like a laptop that can run most of my games on a decent setting. but it will mostly be used for videos and like maybe the mmo's that i get addicted to for a while.
Edited by illum - 4/8/11 at 7:08pm
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At 13" you won't find a laptop with a graphics card that can play FPS at med-high settings. Best thing you may find would be one with a 6550m

It's either you go up to 14"-15'6" or you get an Alienware m11x(11") which may have a hinge issue.
Edited by WannaBeOCer - 4/8/11 at 7:17pm
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Thread Starter 
sorry i thought smaller would be better, the bigger the better for me.

EDITED OP to reflect this.
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sager np8130... just like i always recommend
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This is probably the best laptop you can get for $1000-$1200, I was also looking at the Asus RoG laptops but the ones with a GTX 460m that were in your price range had the old Core i7. The 17.3" screen laptops with GTX 460m and Core i7 2630QM cost $1,300+

http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np8130-...wconfigure=yes

Edit: cyanmcleod got to it first
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220921

Not the biggest screen but is on budget ,1080p, will run almost every game on max/near max settings.
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