Looking for a new laptop

Hello to everyone!
I'm currently looking for a new laptop, I need it to be good at graphics, I'm usually using modeling software like maya, and etc... I'm kinda lost in all those new CPU's like i3 i5 and i7 please help me to choose a good model, please name me some cause maybe I won't be able to find some in my country. my budget is about 1000-1250 bucks but I can add a bit more if there is a good reason.

thanks in advance for your help.
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  1. Hello and welcome to the forums
    We need more info,so fill the FAQ first(link in my sig)
  2. 1. What is your budget? 1000~1300$

    2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 13-14

    3. What screen resolution do you want?

    4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? Kinda...
    5. How much battery life do you need? Avrage, about 1:30 - more, I guess it's enough for me

    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)? well, It's miainly not for the games, but for 3d modeling so I guess it somewhere close

    7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.) 3d modeling and watching full hd movies

    8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? 300 (500+ is preffered)

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

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

    11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? I don't care as far as I can buy an external one

    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 want those who don't over heat and they have a good quality, I heard lenova are low quility (but maybe some models are good, I'm not sure, that's why I ask

    13. Please tell us any additional information if needed. basicly I need this laptop to run good 3d modeling software like maya and being able to watch hd movies on my tv (so hdmi out is a must)
  3. Sager NP5160 is a great choice
    (I know you mentioned 13-14" screen but this one is definitely worth a look,let me know what you think about it)
  4. thanks for your reply! 1st I haven't ever heard of this brand 2nd I couldn't find in my country a laptop from this brand, 3rd I would still prefer 13-14, maybe you can guide me and tell me for what proccesor should I look and what type of GPU card?
  5. OK then.
    HP Envy 14 is a good choice(14") and if you prefer 13",have a look at Acer timelineX 4820
  6. the acer has Ati Radeon 5470 graphic card is it enough?
  7. where I live I can find only the HD 5470 version of this laptop
  8. How about Envy 14 then ?
  9. It's over priced I guess, it costs here about 2600$
  10. I double checked the Acer one, and the exact model name is
    Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820TG which is powered by 5650M.If you still can't find it,then are there any notebooks available there with 5650M ?
  11. how about 6550? or which one equals from nvidia to ati hd 5650?

    also I found this one:

    Asus A42JA
    ‎‎Intel® Core i7 740QM Processor, 1.73 GHz, 6MB L2 Cache,1066MHz FSB‎
    ‎4GB DDR3 1066MHz (2 x 2048 MB), Up to 8 GB‎
    ‎640GB (SATA) 5400rpm‎
    14.0'' 16:9 HD (1366x768) LED backlit‎
    ‎‎ATI Mobility™ Radeon® HD 5730, 2G VRAM‎
    ‎DVD Super Multi ‎
    ‎Webcam‎ ‎0.3 Mega Pixel web camera‎
    ‎Sound‎ ‎Built-in speaker and microphone‎
    ‎Altec Lansing® speakers‎
    ‎SRS Premium Sound‎
    ‎Bluetooth‎ ‎Yes, Built-in Bluetooth™ V2.1+EDR‎
    ‎Wireless‎ ‎Integrated 802.11 b/g/n ‎
    ‎External Ports‎ ‎1 x Headphone-out jack ‎
    ‎1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor‎
    3 x USB 2.0 ports‎
    ‎1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert‎
    ‎1 x HDMI‎
    ‎Card Reader‎ ‎Yes, SD,MMC card reader ‎
    ‎OS‎ ‎Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
    ‎Weight‎ ‎2.20 kg (with 6 cell battery)‎
    Battery‎ ‎6 cells‎
  12. Yes 6550M will give you pretty much the same performance of 5650M(if not faster)
    As for ASUS A42,well the specs look great but I don't recommend a 14" notebook with a quad core CPU(because of overheating problems)
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