Help finding laptop

1. What is your budget? $700-$1300

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 15

3. What screen resolution do you want? 1080

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? Doesn't matter

5. How much battery life do you need? 1hr+

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 on medium or high

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

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? minimum 500gb HDD

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

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop? Few years

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? DVD writer, possibly bluray but doesn't really matter

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.
Asus seems good. I had an HP but it broke in less than a year. I was looking at Alienware, but they are really expensive

13. What country do you live in? USA Honolulu, Hi

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
-I built a PC a year but have not kept up with the trends and I'm very unfamiliar with Laptop specs. It's seems, for what I've read that the new sandy bridge CPUs are the way to go, but I am unfamiliar with them. I was also thinking about purchasing from xoticpc. Is xoticpc a safe site to purchase from?

-Plz Help. Thanks
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  1. If you are willing to spend the money, I think that the Asus G73 would be a good choice. It'll last you awhile performance wise, so the need to buy a new laptop would be a few years down the road at the very least.
  2. how is that g53 compared to the g73? and how is the new sandy bridge CPUs?
  3. SB CPU's have been great, the MoBos have defective SATA on 2 of the 6 ports. Whether that's an issue will depend I guess on what ports were used in the build.

    SB 15" jobs starts at just under $1200.
  4. wow that's nice laptop. I might just buy from pro-star. I was browsing xoticpc, I was thinking about getting a Sager from them.
  5. xoticpc is handy since you can compare the Asus and MSI options (and a few others) as well.

    It's not often you find and having identical prices on their identical systems. Industrial espionage?
    Sager NP8130 (P151HM1)

    A creative person might turn that situation to his advantage.
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