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
RAM: 8GB and up
GPU: something in proportion of the RAM
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
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
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.
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.