The processor is better than my computer's but the video card is a little worse and I was wondering if I could play Bad Company 2 on high settings and FFXIV on medium-high with good fps as on the PC, I could only play BC2 on medium and FFXIV on low-medium.
I'm also looking to use the laptop for at least 3-5 years.
What screen resolution did you run with your HD 5670 graphics card?
The GTX 460M is slightly more powerful than your desktop HD 5670.
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@ 1920x1080 resolution on the laptop that GTX 460M won't quite manage the same performance if your HD 5670 was running 1600x1200 resolution or less.
The GTX 560M is due out shortly and will be replacing the GTX 460M which is showing up in short supply in some places.
If you want to expand your budget a bit you can get a HD 6970M which sits somewhere between the desktop GTS 450 and GTX 460. Sager NP8150 ~$1554
Core i7-2630QM & HD 6970M
Also @ ExoticPC: You can get the Sager NP8130 / Clevo P151HM1 ~$1200 (without Win7 included)
Core i7 2630QM & GTX 460M, 8GB RAM, 500GB 7200rpm HDD, 15.6" 1920x1080 LCD.
They do price-matching and might come close or beat the CyberPower Xplorer X6-9300.
I'm interested in the Sager NP8150 at ~$1554 because it looks like it can last longer or keep up with high-end games for a lot longer but what are your opinions on how much the prices with the current laptops will change 4-6 months from now?