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Gaming/music production laptop for 1100 euro.

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September 7, 2011 11:21:18 PM

Hello,
I'm heading to college soon and am looking at investing in a laptop that will allow me to do some gaming while I'm away.

1. What is your budget?
€1000 but I can probably stretch to €1100 if it's a good enough laptop.

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

3. What screen resolution do you want?
Doesn't need to be full 1080 and I'm pretty sure thats not possible at my budget.

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Will be on my desk most of the time so desktop replacement.

5. How much battery life do you need?
Not important as I'll have it plugged in.

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)?
Battlefield 3, Fifa 2012 and Football Manager 2012 when they're out. Doesn't need to be max settings just decent.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
Music production/editing so it needs to be able to run cubase, ableton, reason with plugins etc. So a decent amount of ram.

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
250gb at least.

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
Have looked on www.pixmania.ie www.konplett.ie www.dabs.ie

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
2-3 years at the very least.

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.
Don't particularly like flashy looking laptops with bells and whistles attached (e.g. alienware) but don't mind if they're an option.

13. What country do you live in?
Ireland

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
a c 571 D Laptop
a b 4 Gaming
September 8, 2011 12:32:15 AM

Hello emcg;

A desktop replacement type 17" laptop 1600x900 LCD screen resolution with laptop mid-range Geforce GT 540M graphics card. Samsung RF711 Core i5-2410M, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD & Blu-Ray @ €1,001
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M review

Something that's a very portable 13.3" 1366x768 with an entry level graphics card. Samsung SF311 Core i5-2410M CPU, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD 13.3" 1366x768 LCD w/ GT 520M graphics €784
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M review

and something in the middle range of 15" laptops:
Samsung RC520 Core i5-2410M 6GB RAM 750GB HDD 15.6" 1366x768 LCD w/ GT 520M graphics €670
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