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Barebones desktop replacement laptop

1_What is your budget? Not more than $600 (including shipping...)

2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 13-15" or so..

3_What screen resolution do you want? Good enough to play 3D games like WoW or Ion...

4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? A little of both, I do a lot of traveling, but I don't use it while traveling, if you get my drift...

5_How much battery life do you need? Doesn't matter. Just enough to check my e-mail or a little light web-surfing while waiting to catch a flight...

6_Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)? Yes! World of Warcraft... High...
- I may also want to play new games that come out. Maybe...

7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing, surfing the web, playing music, watching movies, Etc.) Word processing, playing music, watching movies, surfing the web, and gaming...

8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need? Around 250GB...

9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post the links to them.
No one in particular, just looking for ideas, I am looking for a barebones that I can build myself. Since I cannot upgrade my Toshiba Satellite A105-S361. Though I would love to if possible, just to upgrade the graphics card, CPU, RAM, & HDD

10_How long do you want to keep your laptop? 3-4 years.

11_If you would like to mention some other things about purchasing your ideal laptop, post them.
I am also wondering if is it possible to install a motherboard/GPU assembly from another laptop into my Toshiba case, if there is one out there that will fit and meet my needs that would be great. I can do the CPU, RAM, & HDD myself.

12_Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
I do like Toshiba, they have a very solid product in every sense, it is just that the store baught machines are too much of what I don't need and not enough of what I do need. But if I am building it myself I don't care about the brand...

13_What country do you live in? United States.

Thanks for your help!
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  1. Best answer
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834114702
    It has a HD 4750 which can handle WOW at med-low settings and new games on low settings (some on medium) with a low resolution
  2. ^Thats a pretty good graphics card for <600

    Another idea--Play around with this:

    http://www.logicbuy.com/deals/-200-off-Dell-Latitude-E5400-14-1-in-2GHz-Centrino-2-Business-Laptop/7856.aspx

    I managed to get a good Core 2 Duo and Nvidia 9700M, for $584 after the coupon code.
  3. Nice deal,yes go for it 9700M is better than HD 4570
  4. I'm not certain what the downside to purchasing a "business class" laptop is other than that it comes with Vista...
  5. Best answer selected by nesto76.
  6. Thanks guys I did end up going with the Toshiba Satellite. It works great...
  7. No problem hope you will enjoy it :)
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