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September 8, 2013 4:16:37 PM

What is your budget?
1200-1500

What country will you be buying this in?
USA

What size notebook do you prefer?
Mainstream (15 - 16-inch screen)
Desktop Replacement (17-inch + screen)

What brands do you like or dislike?
Like: Asus, Msi
Dislike: Lenovo

Would you consider a refurbished laptop?
No

What are the primary tasks you need this notebook for?
Web Surfing, Listening to Music, Video Editing, Computer Programming, Movie Streaming and Viewing, Graphic Intense 3D Gaming

What games will you be playing?
Crysis Series, Just Cause 2, Assassins Creed Series, Portal 2, Far Cry 3, LoL, Tribes Ascend, Planetside 2, Warframe.

Where will you be using this laptop?
Will be used different places

How many hours of battery life do you need?
3 or above

Will you be buying online or in store?
online or in store

Which OS do you prefer?
Windows 8 or Windows 7

List the screen resolutions that interest you:
Max Resolution (1920 x 1080)

Do you prefer a glossy or matte screen?
Glossy or Matte is fine

Is the laptops design important to you?
No

Approximately what date will you be buying this laptop?
Around 09/25/2013

How long do you want this laptop to last?
5-6 years

How much storage capacity do you need?
250 GB

Are you interested in SSD for storage?
Yes

Do you want a built-in optical drive, what type?
DVD Burner

Which should I get?

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September 8, 2013 4:39:52 PM

Not going to lie, if u get the student discount on the brand new alienware m14xr3 and then choose the upgraded graphics option, a 765m and 4700 series i7 sounds great too me. Plus the lighting system is supreme, the keyboard is standard(Or so i am lead to believe alienware is the last to have the standard, non-chiclet laptops...the r2 was...), and furthermore the new airflow system in the m14x is FANtastic...no really though, its ice cold compared to its predecessors. Oh and also 1080p is doable within your 1500$ budget, and also be sure to upgrade ur wireless ot the bigfoot killer wireless option, it really is worth it imho.

Also so you know, NO, and i mean NO gaming laptop has a 3 hour battery life under full stress. I mean when not stressed they will last above 3 and probably around 6 with new haswell proc's but just dont think you can go have a three hour gaming session anywhere u want without a power adapter ;) 

Just my two cents. The next comment will probably be about how lenovo gives you the most bang for your buck and then something about the build quality of alienwares from someone who has never owned one (I currently own alienware, msi, lenovo, and an origin laptop.....so i do have first person experiance and my choice would still be what i have said here....
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September 9, 2013 5:44:35 PM

Chaos2Theory said:
Not going to lie, if u get the student discount on the brand new alienware m14xr3 and then choose the upgraded graphics option, a 765m and 4700 series i7 sounds great too me. Plus the lighting system is supreme, the keyboard is standard(Or so i am lead to believe alienware is the last to have the standard, non-chiclet laptops...the r2 was...), and furthermore the new airflow system in the m14x is FANtastic...no really though, its ice cold compared to its predecessors. Oh and also 1080p is doable within your 1500$ budget, and also be sure to upgrade ur wireless ot the bigfoot killer wireless option, it really is worth it imho.

Also so you know, NO, and i mean NO gaming laptop has a 3 hour battery life under full stress. I mean when not stressed they will last above 3 and probably around 6 with new haswell proc's but just dont think you can go have a three hour gaming session anywhere u want without a power adapter ;) 

Just my two cents. The next comment will probably be about how lenovo gives you the most bang for your buck and then something about the build quality of alienwares from someone who has never owned one (I currently own alienware, msi, lenovo, and an origin laptop.....so i do have first person experiance and my choice would still be what i have said here....


Thanks for the replies guys, just wondering, How much is the student discount. and is this a good option? http://www.amazon.com/MSI-GT70-2OC-059US-9S7-176312-059...
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September 9, 2013 6:27:24 PM

BranFlake5 said:
Rahul Rajkumar said:


I think that seems good but is this a better option? I have heard things about msi fans though. http://www.amazon.com/MSI-GT70-2OC-059US-9S7-176312-059...


I don't think the student discount is very much and yes it is better, but much heavier and more expensive.


It is 2 pounds lighter and 20$ more expensive, is it worth it
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September 9, 2013 7:30:12 PM

Rahul Rajkumar said:
BranFlake5 said:
Rahul Rajkumar said:


I think that seems good but is this a better option? I have heard things about msi fans though. http://www.amazon.com/MSI-GT70-2OC-059US-9S7-176312-059...


I don't think the student discount is very much and yes it is better, but much heavier and more expensive.


It is 2 pounds lighter and 20$ more expensive, is it worth it


Yes, sorry got it back wards.
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