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Architect Laptop - GPU too risky?

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August 4, 2011 12:42:00 AM

I am looking for a cheap top of the line laptop for work and was hoping you could maybe help me!

I tried building a XPS 17 but I don't know how the GPU's going to go with the CPU I want.

I'm looking at an asus but thats a bit expensive.. HELP!!!!

XPS spec:
XPS 17 XPS 17
Operating System Genuine Windows® Home Premium, 64-Bit, English
Processor 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7-2720QM processor 2.20 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.30 GHz
Memory 8GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory
Keyboard Backlit Keyboard - English
LCD 17.3" FHD (1080p) with 2.0MP HD Webcam & Facial Recognition
Video Card NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 555M 3GB graphics with Optimus
Hard Drive 750GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive
Color Elemental Silver Aluminum
Integrated Network Adapter Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Card
CD ROM/DVD ROM Tray Load Blu-ray Disc BD-Combo (Reads BD and Writes to DVD/CD)
Sound JBL 2.1 Speakers with Waves Maxx Audio 3 + Creative SoundBlaster X-FI MB 1.2
Wireless Plus Bluetooth Intel© Centrino© Advanced-N 6230 and Bluetooth 3.0
Battery 90 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery

OH! I almost forgot:

I'm looking for +2.0 GHz processor, top of the line GPU, best available screen, good sound, good wireless/bluetooth
my budget is around $1500

I think I can scavenge a cheap mem. online so min. memory
August 4, 2011 1:39:39 AM

I would recommend looking at Dell Latitudes and Lenovo "W" series. These are both business class machines. I have a 2.5 year old Dell Latitude E6500 and I run AutoCAD and Revit on it.
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