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Best laptop , performance and durability (up to 3k$)

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October 11, 2006 6:58:43 PM

I'm checking out Killernotebooks, but was wondering in the main name brands, what would be best? Also I must add, I am in Canada (which makes me hesitate to order from KN)

Usage :

Gaming
Presentations
Movies
Work

basically good all around laptop, willing to dish out up to $3000.
October 11, 2006 11:00:15 PM

What size of screen are you looking for? There are many models from Asus and Sager that provide very good video performance but it depends what balance you want of performance / mobility.
October 12, 2006 2:49:43 PM

15 or 17, smaller than 15 is way too small, and more than 17 starts to get kinda bulky
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October 12, 2006 4:05:21 PM

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15 or 17, smaller than 15 is way too small, and more than 17 starts to get kinda bulky


Killernotebook seems good bang for buck, but maybe a Dell Xps is the way to go for you. Check out both stores online customisation options to see where your money is oging first would be my advice. 8)
October 13, 2006 12:49:11 AM

couple thoughts for you. Do you need vga or dvi connections for a "flame thrower"/ Projector? DVI-(A)nalog, (D)igital or (I)dual. Asus A8js was just released with Core2duo, and the Nvidia go 7700. Yes it's a 14", but it's quite powerful. As far as size go, that's the most powerful 14" you'll find, to my current knowledge. Asus A8js If you really hate being stuck on a 14 or 15.4 screen, spend a grand on a 23" display for your home/office.
15.4 lappy's seem visually to be a bit larger, and often range in resolution up to 1600/1200. The most powerful graphics i've seen is the 7600gt.. which is pretty darn good for most of today's games. Better than that for games gets you into the 17"+ arena. That will include more weight (about 1.5+ pounds or more), decreased battery life, Increased graphics potential (x1800/7900gs/7900gtx), increased screen resolution.
A 15.4"/15" can still be considered, semi-portable for business unless you're 5'2"/100 pounds. =P If you can spend up to 3k and WANT to spend that.. you could always get a MacbookPro fully maxed out, or a sony vaio.
October 13, 2006 12:33:54 PM

A couple good laptops that have good bang for the buck (15.4") is the Compal HEL80, ASUS Z96J (Core 2 Duo's) and for 17" take a look at the Sager NP5750 (Core 2 Duo) or MSI 171772 (AMD Turion X2) or 171544 (Core 2 Duo). All of these laptops use the 7600 256MB and some use the ATI X1600. If you are after a maxed out unit using the 79xx series fron nVidia look at the Sager NP5760. :) 
October 13, 2006 2:56:41 PM

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A couple good laptops that have good bang for the buck (15.4") is the Compal HEL80, ASUS Z96J (Core 2 Duo's) and for 17" take a look at the Sager NP5750 (Core 2 Duo) or MSI 171772 (AMD Turion X2) or 171544 (Core 2 Duo). All of these laptops use the 7600 256MB and some use the ATI X1600. If you are after a maxed out unit using the 79xx series fron nVidia look at the Sager NP5760. :) 
Yes, excellent choices, especially since their configurable. Perhaps only one other I'd add is the Asus z92t. I think the msi looks better, but if you want Asus with AMD x2 and Nvidia..it's a good one. All of those choices would roughly be under 2k fully maxed out, depending on where you shop of course.
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