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Looking for a laptop around $1400

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June 18, 2011 11:50:19 PM

1. What is your budget? around $1400, can go up to $1500

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 14-15 inch

3. What screen resolution do you want? anything above 720p

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? more portable

5. How much battery life do you need? at least 3 hours

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, it should run games like crisis 2 and upcoming battlefield 3.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.) video/photo editing

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? doesn't matter

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

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop? 3-4 years

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? any

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. any brand should do.

13. What country do you live in? Canada

(backlit keyboard is preferred, but it doesn't really matter)

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June 18, 2011 11:56:47 PM

ASUS G53SW-N1 from Newegg, that's the one I am leaning towards.

There is also Sager NP8130

Both, with TAXes and Shipping at around 1400$.

I'm waiting for the reply on Sager NP8130, from Reflexnotebook, once confirmed, I'm going to buy one of the two.

I did some extensive research, Crisis 2 requires quite a bit of GPU power, so you need GPU from GTX 460m and up.
June 19, 2011 12:02:31 AM

how about gt683 from msi?
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June 19, 2011 12:07:20 AM

gt683, while a good option, costs 1,599$ before Taxes and Shipping. That'll be around 2k.

Sager, after Taxes and Shipping roughly 1400$

Asus is even cheaper, at around 1300$

Paying extra roughly 600$ for MSI, which is below the Asus and Sager quality, just doesn't seem appealing to me.

Sager/Clevo are actually the company that used to make Alienware, so quality is fantastic.
June 19, 2011 12:14:51 AM

Still, for 1450, it seems like a rip off, given that GTX 560 is based on the same chip as GTX 460, with slightly better clocking speeds.

Its up to you, just saying what I have learned :) 
June 19, 2011 12:16:23 AM

i think ill go with np8130 thx!
June 19, 2011 12:16:51 AM

Best answer selected by x-RoBoTz-o.
June 19, 2011 12:22:28 AM

how big the difference is between g53sw and np8130?
June 19, 2011 3:58:21 AM

x-RoBoTz-o said:
how big the difference is between g53sw and np8130?

They are practically identical except:

Newer video card in NP8130 (GTX 560m) vs G53SW (GTX 460m)
More RAM NP8130 (8 GB) vs G53SW (6 GB)

NP8130 also has Matte finish to their screen, where as ASUS is glossy.

Otherwise, they practically same.