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January 24, 2011 10:53:47 PM

Hi, I think I found myself the perfect laptop for gaming for me, as this is a good price and the specs look pretty good. I want it to last me for the next 3 years. Do you think the default specs on this customization page for this is good enough? Or is there anything I should upgrade.

http://www.powernotebooks.com/configure.php?special=861

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January 25, 2011 6:29:55 AM

It's a good choice but you can find better laptops with sandy bridge CPUs.
http://www.xoticpc.com/custom-gaming-laptops-notebooks-...
Even ASUS is going to release the updated G73/G53 laptops with sandy bridge.(They'll be named as G73SW/G53JW)
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February 14, 2011 9:33:54 PM

Do u think its worth it? Like is it that much better?
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February 15, 2011 10:29:02 AM

What's worth it ? Sandy bridge CPUs? If,that's what you are asking,then yes. They're signifcantly faster than current CPUs and have better power consumption and battery life.(With a much more powerful IGP as well)
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February 16, 2011 1:31:42 AM

Ok, I see. So Sandy bridge is for the CPU? Do u know when they're coming out? And what the price range will be? I want to get a good laptop, and i dont really have a budget right now, as im going to have to earn the money for the laptop. Just so you know what im looking around, i dont want to have to spend more than $2000. Give or take maybe a few hundred dollars depending on how good it is. And I'm not really an expert with computers, so could you just briefly explain what an IGP is? Thanks so much for your time!
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February 16, 2011 10:08:04 AM

Yes,Sandy bridge are the next gen Intel CPUs.
SB notebooks should be available from late March I think.If you wait,you can buy a very powerful laptop within your price range.
And IGP = Integrated Graphic Processors,which comes with SB CPUs.They aren't very powerful but are fine for low-end gaming,watching/converting videos.
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February 16, 2011 10:28:34 AM

nadim615 said:
Ok, I see. So Sandy bridge is for the CPU? Do u know when they're coming out? And what the price range will be? I want to get a good laptop, and i dont really have a budget right now, as im going to have to earn the money for the laptop. Just so you know what im looking around, i dont want to have to spend more than $2000. Give or take maybe a few hundred dollars depending on how good it is. And I'm not really an expert with computers, so could you just briefly explain what an IGP is? Thanks so much for your time!



IGP means Integrated graphics processor which are inbuilt in processors.If the laptop supports it when you want to save power it switches off the deicated GPU and starts the IGP giving you a better battery life.The new i7 processors have Intel HD 3000 IGP which are equivalent to ATI HD5470 or NVIDIA GT310M.

If i were you i would have got the sager np8130 from sager and customised it to this config....

15.6” FHD 16:9 LED Backlit Wide screen (1920x1080) Super Clear Matte Type Screen
2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-2820QM, 2.3-3.4GHz, (32nm, 8MB L3 cache)
16GB DDR3 1333Mhz
IC Diamond Thermal Compound - CPU + GPU
nVidia GeForce GTX 460M 1,536MB PCI-Express GDDR5 DX11
Combo 8x8x6x4x Dual Layer DVD +/-R/RW 5x DVD-RAM 24x CD-R/RW Drive w/Software
500GB 7200RPM (Serial-ATA II 300 - 16MB Cache)
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Installed (64&32-Bit CD Included) w/ Drivers & Utilities CD's + Microsoft Office Starter 2010 - Included with OS Purchase
1812$
If you want blu ray drive you can shed 4gb ram for this same price or get it for additional 70 bucks.
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February 18, 2011 2:56:01 AM

ok now idk wut to get.................... Lol. I pretty much want the best laptop i can get for within my price range. Im probably gonna be getting it around June/July, which is a good 5-6 months from now... So if anythings coming out within that time, i can wait.
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February 18, 2011 3:35:10 AM

Then you can buy SB notebooks which will be availalbe in late April i think.
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February 21, 2011 10:52:37 PM

kk. Can u give me a link when they come out? that wud be great! thx
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February 22, 2011 4:33:48 AM

There is no "exact" release date;however,Apple is releasing their updated MBP's with SB this thursday so other manufactures will follow soon.
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February 22, 2011 12:34:13 PM

There also may be better video cards released around the July/August time. So you might be able to get a better deal on an "older card" that happens to be new or newish right now.

In your scenario, odds are that at your price range SB will become the default chipset. So you probably won't have to worry about that choice come June/July. The good thing for you is that all versions of SB should be released by then.
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February 26, 2011 2:46:11 AM

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March 1, 2011 11:19:35 PM

:D  they're shipping soon! Well that means that by june/july time hopefully they will have gone down in price...
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