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New Laptop Build Please Critque

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November 8, 2011 2:54:08 PM

Biggest uses will include some decently strong gaming, Minecraft, Wow, maybe Skyrim (though that is not a breaking point if it cant run that beast, the prior two tho a must)

Processor 1 x Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM Mobile Processor (4x 2.20GHz/6MB L3 Cache)
Memory 1 x 8GB [4GB x 2] 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM [Laptop Memory]-Corsair or Major Brand
Video Card 1 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M 1.5GB GDDR5 Video [P151HM1]
Primary Hard Drive 1 x 60 GB ADATA S511 SSD-Single Drive

Subtotal $1,332.00



It's from IBUYPOWER if anyone cares.
Anyone thoughts?

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November 8, 2011 3:04:51 PM

Honestly, I think you should stick to the desktop. There is more out there for you to upgrade in the future and gaming laptops are close to obsolete because the market doesn't demand them. Also deals with such a small space to build in, so you lack the resources to gain maximum power.
November 8, 2011 3:10:28 PM

Agreed, but my job has a high amount of mobility and ALOT of down time. Could really use a distraction.
November 8, 2011 3:47:30 PM

A single 60GB SSD in a laptop with no secondary storage option is going to be pretty useless. It will fill up really quickly then you'll regret not having any extra storage space. If you can get a 500GB Seagate Momentus XT SSD hybrid in your laptop that will be a far better option.

Make sure your display is at least 1080p or better and you'll definitely want to inquire about the real battery life vs. the advertised battery life and see if your manufacturer has any extended batteries available.

Stay away from IBUYPOWER - they are not a good company to deal with on the support side. Try Falcon Northwest, Origin, Sager, or something else if you want a high end laptop, but with IBUYPOWER it's definitely buyer beware. If you want something less expensive try a Toshiba QOSIMO or higher-end Lenovo for good measure.
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