Hi. I ordered a Valkyrie cz-17 off Ibuypower for around $1550. Specs are below.
1 x Case Valkyrie CZ-17 17.3" Full HD 1920x1080 LED-Backlit Display Laptop w/HDMI Port, E-SATA, USB 3.0, Illuminated Keyboard, Li-Ion Battery, Universal AC Power Adapter - Original Metallic black 1 x Processor Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM Mobile Processor (4x 2.4GHz/6MB L3 Cache)
1 x Memory 8GB [4GB x 2] 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM [Laptop Memory] - Corsair or Major Brand **FREE Upgrade to 8GB [8GB x 1] DDR3-1600 G.Skill** 1 x Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M 4GB GDDR5 Video w/NVIDIA Optimus [CZ-17] 1 x Primary Hard Drive 180 GB Intel 330 SSD - Single Drive *FREE Upgrade from 60GB Intel 330 after MIR* 1 x Data Hard Drive 750 GB 7200rpm Serial-ATA Super Slim Laptop Hard Drive 1 x Optical Drive 6X Blu-Ray-R/8x Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + 24x CD-R/RW Combo Drive [CZ-17] 1 x Flash Media Reader / Writer Built-in 4-in-1 Media Card Reader/Writer [Laptop] 1 x Sound Card HD Audio with THX TrueStudio Pro 1 x Network Card Killer E2200 Gaming Networking 1 x Internal Wireless Network Adapter Intel Ultimate-N 6300 802.11 a/b/g/n 450Mbps Dual-Band Wi-Fi 1 x Operating System Windows 8 + Office 2010 Trial [Free 60-Day !!!] - 64-bit 1 x Mouse iBUYPOWER Precision Gaming Mouse - Midnight Black 1 x USB Ports Built-in 2x USB 2.0 Ports + 3x USB 3.0 Port [Laptop] 0 x Carrying Case None 1 x Video Camera Built-in 3.0 Mega Pixels Digital Web Video Camera 1 x Warranty Standard Warranty Service - Standard One(1) Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support
1 x Rush Service Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - Deferred Delivery (Ship Out in 15 ~ 20 Business Days) - 5% OFF on systems over $999 (Coupon Code: defer)
I was going to get this laptop for a mix of things. Plan on starting online college and needed the portability as I only have dial up at home, maybe getting dish internet if we are able to. But I also wanted to be able to play high end games on high settings. That is why I chose the valkyrie, but I have read mixed reviews about ibuypower. Also being able to take my laptop to work or anywhere with wifi so I can update and patch my games, can't do that with a desktop at my house.
So here comes the questions.
Should I go with the valkyrie? Reliable, fast? Or should I cancel the order?
Is it possible if I get a gaming desktop, no internet connection at my house, to update games if I get a laptop and download the patch onto a disk, then bring the disk to my desktop?
If I can somehow put game updates/dlc/patches onto a disk with a laptop and bring them to my desktop I would gladly grab a cheaper laptop and pay for a desktop.