I'm looking to pick out a new laptop. I need a desktop replacement that's good for gaming with a budget of around $1200. I've had bad experiences with HP and am wondering which other brands to consider. Anybody have any suggestions as to what to look for.
Word- thanks a bunch. Here's where I'm at right now:
# Intel® Core™ i7-720QM processor (1.60GHz) with Turbo Boost up to 2.80GHz (vs. 1.73GHz w/ 3.06 turbo for $285 more)
# 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3-SDRAM-1333
# Blu-ray Disc™ player/burner
# Keyboard Backlight
# Standard Capacity Battery
# No Engraving
# Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
# 500GB Hard Disk Drive (7200rpm)
#16.4" VAIO Premium Display (1920x1080) with NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M GPU (1GB VRAM)
Nobody thinks that I'm going to regret taking the less powerful processor right? I mean, they're both quad core so it doesn't seem worth $300 for that small of an upgrade. I'm going to get a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate and office software through my school so I just got the basic deal to save dough.
The total comes to $ 1,473 .68 w/ shipping.
If anybody comes up with another gaming laptop solution I'm still open to it for a day or two. I'm feeling pretty good about this one though. I'd like others' opinions of how this compares to similarly priced laptops, how fast it's going to be, and how long it's going to last me.
How do you guys feel about getting this laptop without a service plan? bad idea?