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Any recommendations for a laptop - i have a spec but can't find a match !

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September 18, 2011 12:51:23 PM

Hello,

thought I'd try this ot as seem to have hit a bit of a brick wall on finding the right laptop with the specification I want !

Spec :

17" 1900x1080 HD screen

i7 2630QM Chip (not sre if the i5 2540M would be as good ?)
4gb ram
Nvidia GTX560M (or equilavent)
DVD r/w (no need for blu-ray)
500gb HD (7200rpm SataII)
bluetooth
USB 3.0 (at least1 port)

hope you can help make some suggestions.....

Ideally udget is no more than £900

Fingers crossed !!

Glen
September 18, 2011 12:58:52 PM

1. What is your budget?
Max of £900
2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
above 15.6"
3. What screen resolution do you want?
1900x1080 HD
4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
desktop replacement - mnimal use porting it around
5. How much battery life do you need?
as much as possible but will mainly be 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)?
yes, Dungeon siege III, Diablo III preferably at medium-high settings
7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
general surfing and work things - nothing specific, maybe some sound editing
8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
at least 500gb
9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
looked at dell xps 17 but no option for gpu i wanted, also looked at kobalt custom laptops but coming in at just under £1100 :( 
10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
as long as possible - would be good to get a system i can upgrade gpu and cpu in at later date
11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
dvd writing would be useful
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.
no preference really
13. What country do you live in?
Scotland, UK
14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
nothing else i can think of - but open to suggestions - especially on gpu and cpu configs !

Thanks in advance and hope you can all help out !!

Glen
September 18, 2011 2:28:37 PM

Mobile versions of i5 are 2 core /I think all of them/, not quad, so for mobile processors there is big difference between a i7 and i5.
Clevo/Sager are a good choice.
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September 18, 2011 2:32:00 PM

Well, if you wanna save some money instead of the 560m, you could get this hp. The 6770m is better than the 555m but not quite the 560m.

ends up at £675 which is a steal.


September 18, 2011 2:46:11 PM

This Sager/Clevo at the UK Amazon looks to me pretty expensive.
This is the same model at the Sager's site:
http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=product_cus...
and you can get it for some ~200$ less at some sites in US.

Sager is the largest Clevo distributor in US, check for a distributor in UK.
a c 572 D Laptop
September 18, 2011 2:57:16 PM

What your £900 budget will cover: Dell XPS 17
The £899 model has the Core i7-2630QM, 6GB RAM, 1TB 7200rpm HDD, 17.3" 1600x900 LCD w/ GT 555M graphics.
a b D Laptop
September 18, 2011 2:58:46 PM

Important note:

For most laptops the CPU and GPU are NOT upgradeable. Only high end laptops (meaning expensive) have a replaceable graphics.
September 18, 2011 3:21:08 PM

WR2 said:
What your £900 budget will cover: Dell XPS 17
The £899 model has the Core i7-2630QM, 6GB RAM, 1TB 7200rpm HDD, 17.3" 1600x900 LCD w/ GT 555M graphics.


I would recommend the HP over this though, 15.6" screen like he specified, 1920x1080, and a 6770m which is equal to/better than the 555m. And I have a general distaste for dell.

and it's £225 cheaper
a c 572 D Laptop
September 18, 2011 3:30:53 PM

Abyssalx said:
and it's £225 cheaper
If only that were true.
As far as I can tell there are no HD 6770M models available in the UK.
September 18, 2011 3:37:41 PM

MSI GT683DXR

Intel Core i7 2630QM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M (DDR5 1.5GB)

1TB hard drive

12GB DDR3 memory

USB 3.0

HDMI Port

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a c 572 D Laptop
September 18, 2011 3:42:28 PM

From the HP UK website @ £899 HP Pavilion dv6-6157ea
Core i7-2630QM, 6GB RAM, 750GB 5400rpm HDD, 15.6" 1366x768 LCD w/ Radeon HD 6490M graphics + Blu-Ray optical drive.

With Radeon HD 6490M graphics an i5-2410 CPU might be a better match and HP has a £679 HP Pavilion dv6-6153ea
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