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September 27, 2011 3:47:53 AM

Hello,

I am searching for a laptop (desktop replacement) that can handle games on high graphics say for a while, and so it lasts more than 2 years without its motherboard burning to crisp (had a Toshiba years ago and it just died on me, buut it overheated anyways =P )
My budget is of around $1500 and the specs I would want are:

CPU: i7 or i5 of highest GHz (not going to convert videos so no real need for cuad-core, but not sure if games do support it already)
RAM: 8GB and up
GPU: something in proportion of the RAM, so that in this example it would be a 2 GB video card. no preference on brand.
Size : 15" and up since i dont really travel alot.
optical drive: DVD doubled layer writer at max.
Hard Drive: the more the better but around 750GB is fine
Video cam: dont really care about HD video cams
Resolution:the higher the better
Battery life: maybe 1 hour or more (i know the arts of under clocking to save battery)
Aditional features: Would like it to have a back lit keyboard and preferably a nice design, and a nice cooling system for it

Im not planning to do any real CPU intensive tasks like converting music or videos, also I live in Panama so its not the easiest thing to ship a laptop over here =P

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a c 572 D Laptop
September 27, 2011 4:20:39 AM
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alex5152 said:

RAM: 8GB and up
GPU: something in proportion of the RAM
Hello lex5152;
There is no relationship or dependency between the RAM and VRAM. They don't exchange data and are fully independent.

A good example of a laptop I think meets your requirements. You might need to work other websites to find one that ships to your location.
ASUS G74SX-XN1 Notebook 17"$1400
Core i7 2630QM(2.00GHz) 12GB RAM, 500GB 7200rpm HDD 17.3" 1920x1080 LCD w/ GeForce GTX 560M
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September 27, 2011 9:11:08 PM

yes thanks for it and also i meant that too keep the ratio of the RAM to the VRAM (just in case), and also is it worth it to build your own laptop over buying one already made?because i know assembling your own desktop is better but with a laptop i have my doubts about the difficulty.

also, the G74SX-XN1 looks pretty good for me now just gotta find a way to get it here =P
a c 572 D Laptop
September 27, 2011 11:44:48 PM

Check Amazon.com and Ebay

Building your own laptop is an option but probably won't save you much in the long run - since you'll be buying parts at retail prices. And warranty support could be a nightmare - especially from your location.

MSI GT683R Laptop BAREBONE Nvidia GTX 560M MS-16F2-ID1 $800

You'd need to add CPU/RAM/HDD/Wifi Card and OS.
Core i7-2630QM CPU $400
8GB RAM $40
WD Scorpio Black 500GB 7200 RPM $70
MSI 802.11n Mini PCI Express WiFi Card $27
Win7 OS $100

September 27, 2011 11:52:21 PM

Well alright thanks for everything, also I finally found someone in panama that can ship laptops from the US.
So I'm getting the ASUS G74SX-XN1, and most likely ill write a review about this pretty powerful laptop when it ships here.
a c 572 D Laptop
September 28, 2011 12:00:29 AM

For the next shopper from Panama - why not list the business who you're working with.
That will be useful in the long run, no matter what laptops they want to buy.
a b D Laptop
September 28, 2011 12:08:54 AM

I suggest getting a custom built Clevo 150HM or 170HM available from numerous sources (xoticpc / prostar, etc.):

http://forum.notebookreview.com/sager-clevo/91510-clevo...

17.3" 1920 x 1080 Full HD (16:9) LED
Intel Core i7-2630QM Processor, 2.0 GHz (Max Turbo Frequency 2.8GHz), 6MB Smart Cache
8GB, PC3-10600/1333Mhz DDR3 - 2 x 4GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M w/1.5GB GDDR5
500/7200rpm GB Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid Drive w/4G SSD Memory SATA-300 (SATA II 3GB/s) [added $65.00]
6x Max. Blu-Ray Writer/Reader / 8x Max. DVD±R/2.4X Max. +DL Super-Multi Drive [added $175.00]
8 Cells Lithium-Ion Battery Pack 76.96WH
Integrated 802.11 b/g/n + Bluetooth V3.0 Combo
Built-In 2.0M Pixels Digital Video Camera
Built-In Fingerprint Reader
Built-In Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Built-In 9-IN-1 Flash Memory Reader(MMC/RSMMC/MS/MS Pro/MS DUO/SD/Mini-SD/SDHC/SDXC)
1 IEEE-1394a Fire Wire
2 USB 2.0 Ports
2 USB 3.0 Ports
1 eSATA Port
1 HDMI Output
1 DVI-I Port
1 CATV Port
1 Kensington Lock Port
Built-in Microphone, 4 Speakers and 1 Sub-Woofer
4 Audio Jacks for Headphone, Microphone-In, S/PDIF-Out, and Line-In
1 100/240V Autoswitch AC Power Adapter
Standard Carrying Case with Strap

Should run ya about $1570 (w/o OS) ....add $80 if ya not a student and need Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
September 28, 2011 12:10:27 AM

Well of course,
Companies name is PTY shopping
and you can contact them at their email at: info@PTYshopping.com
or see their website
September 28, 2011 12:42:39 AM

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