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Advice on 17' laptop ~1400$ for internet/office+gaming

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December 8, 2010 7:52:44 PM

hello
i want to buy a 17' laptop for home use, the laptop will be used for internet, office and to play civ 5 at higther settings as possible :bounce: 
it it very inportant for me that the build quality will be good and a comfortable keyboard
ability to connect to LED TV with HDMI or DP
backlit keyboard and usb3 will be nice adition
thank's
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December 9, 2010 7:30:20 PM

DavidW31 said:
hello
i want to buy a 17' laptop for home use, the laptop will be used for internet, office and to play civ 5 at higther settings as possible :bounce: 
it it very inportant for me that the build quality will be good and a comfortable keyboard
ability to connect to LED TV with HDMI or DP
backlit keyboard and usb3 will be nice adition
thank's


Hi there,

You should check out the Sony Vaio EC. It has an i5 processor and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 graphics, so it is great for casual gaming, entertainment, and basic productivity. If you are looking for a high powered gaming laptop, check out the Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q880. It has an 18.4" screen and is made for gaming.

What do you think?

Cheers,
Isabella
MSFT Windows Outreach Team
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December 9, 2010 9:13:06 PM

^damn beat me to it lol.

This may sound a bit... Out of touch but have a look at an alienware. An m15x with an i5 and awsome graphics. Backlit keyboard and really snazzy looks :)  2 times lighter that the sony above :) 
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December 10, 2010 11:20:09 AM

hi,
thank for your answers
the m15x has 15' screen and i want a bigger screen :) 
i saw the Sony Vaio EC, Qosmio X505-Q880 and Acer AS8943G-9429 and thay look and and sound very good
the toshiba costs above 1900$ and the acer and sony is cheaper
does the addition worth it? what is the key advantages of the thoshiba laptop?
thank's
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December 12, 2010 12:37:40 PM

go with the asus g73 with nvidia gtx 460m and usb 3.0 support.
it has a comfortable backlit keyboard and it comes with i7 cpu starting with the 720 and going all the way up to 940xm.
it has hdmi and its an overall great laptop.
it costs around 1300-1500
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December 12, 2010 1:54:34 PM

take a look at this asus N73Jq. 17" screen, core i7, full HD. at $1,500 :) 
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December 12, 2010 5:56:47 PM

if i was choosing i would be between the g73 and the N73.
both are excellent choices.
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