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Looking for a new laptop preferably close to 1599

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August 21, 2010 4:48:32 AM

1_What is your budget?

<1600 maybe 1650

2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?

14-17 inch

3_What screen resolution do you want?

1440x900 or higher

4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?

A portable laptop that is powerful enough to be used as a desktop replacement

5_How much battery life do you need?

>2 hours

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)?

Crysis on medium BF:BC2 on high settings (maybe medium) call of pripyat and some old games like age of empires 2 and 3. Mostly light to medium gaming

7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)

Watching movies surfing the internet heavely and playing games

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

Anything over 320gb is overkill to me honestly as I rarely exceed 50-60gb basicly i will take the lowest hdd capacity

9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.

10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?

2-3 years i will use this in college

11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?

At least a dvd-rw but a blu ray player would be nice but not a necessity.

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 like hp and asus a lot. I hate apple more than anything in this world, but am considering a macbook pro 15 i5 for $1550 slightly used. (i dont hate there products just the people they tend to attract :) 

13_What country do you live in?

USA

14_Please tell us any additional information if needed.

I am considering the macbook pro 15 i5
core i5 at 2.4ghz
320gb hardrive
4gb ram
256mb vram
1440x900 display or 1680x1050
9 hour battery

and the hp envy 17
core i7 at 1.6ghz
8gb ram
1gb 5850
1920x1080
2.5 hour battery (6 cell) with a extra (9 cell) battery free

I need a new laptop because my asus g73-a2 died on me and i got a refound

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August 21, 2010 4:08:05 PM

well i dont think im going to be doing any heavy gaming any time soon on my laptop as I have a desktop for that.
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August 21, 2010 6:13:27 PM

Well if you aren't going to play those games that you mentioned, then you don't need a VGA as powerful as 5850M/5870M, something like GT 330M/HD 5650M suffices.
Sager NP7110 would be a great choice
http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np7110-built-clevo-b7110m-...
Between this and MBP,well the Sager one will give you more performance and costs cheaper,whereas MBP has a better build quality,more battery life and better display quality and its lighter too
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August 22, 2010 2:04:57 AM

I order a new MSI GX660R, you will found it near you whant spend.

GX660R-060US
• Intel® Core™ i7-740QM Processor
• Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit
• 15.6" Full HD Display (LED Backlight; 1920 x 1080)
• ATi® Radeon® HD 5870 Broadway XT Discrete Graphics Card (DDR5 1GB VRAM)
• 6GB (2GB x 3) DDR3 1066 MHz System Memory
• 640GB (320GBx2) 7200RPM Hard Drive
• 802.11 b/g/ n Wireless LAN with Bluetooth
• Dynaudio Premium Sound Speakers
• Accelerated CPU performance with MSI TDE Technology
• MSI Cooler Boost Technology
• USB 3.0 for high speed data transfer
• Blu-Ray Optical Drive
• Built-in 720p HD webcam
• HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) output

I do not believe exist a better option.

BR
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October 12, 2010 6:21:12 PM

Best answer selected by daniel123244.
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