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Looking for something to game with while in college, now that I have the time and money for the hobby. Been haunting the "For Sale" section here awhile and tried to steal away some Asus G-series a few times, but someone always gets to them first. So looking at my retail options!

Rules are simple:
~1,000 pricetag.
~1920x1080 resolution.
~Can game well.

Not expecting 60FPS on Metro on Ultra, but as high as you can find within the limits!

So far Asus and Sager seem my best bets, though I only know to look on Amazon/NewEgg.
    
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Best Buy always has the G73 refurb for $999. Here. Thought the screen is only 1600x900, but that means it will game even better.
   
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Truthfully I would go with Sager. The NP5175 Notebook is probably one of the best you'll find in that price range. If you're willing to go used/refurbished you can find a much more powerful laptop however.
    
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well if you can come up with a little more then you can get teh sager NP8130 for like 1200 and it is a super nice laptop that should keep you happy for a while. check out xoticpc and see if you can come up with 200 more bucks.
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I have a g73 (bought 2 weeks ago for 2k) love the thing, it will truely be a good laptop for 2 years
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If I raise the bar to ~1,200, which is my absolute limit, any better recommendations? Preferably two of these three:

460M or better. (Unlikely to find better for the price. )
1920x1080
17"

I've been checking out Xoticpc.com and another Sager retailer I forget the name of based on your guys recommendations. Definitely some really nice stuff there..
    
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post #8 of 8
The NP8130 is definitely around $1200 and is my top pick latop right now.
   
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