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Need gaming laptop suggestions (<$1000)

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October 2, 2011 12:42:35 AM

Hi, I've been looking at a bunch of laptops and I would love some more opinions and suggestions.

Here are my ideal preferences:
Budget around $1000, hopefully under.
15.6" only.
i7 (but I'm willing to settle with an i5)
As for hardrive space, 500gb is good enough. 7200rpm.

I've got a good gaming desktop so I'm looking for a portable laptop that I can bring around to game on.
I don't care much about battery life (but obviously the longer, the better.)
I'd like this laptop to play the latest games at around high+ settings with 60+fps (such as Starcraft 2 and the upcoming BF3)

I live in Canada and have been looking at NCIX and
I really like this one
ASUS G53SW with the GTX 560M. It's a little outside my budget, but hopefully I can find a similar machine on sale if I'm patient enough. A saw a similar model on the US Newegg for $200 off.

I'm leaning towards ASUS. MSI's are okay, but I really hate the keyboard layout so I'd prefer to stay away from them.
I want to keep this laptop for 3+ years.

Anyways, I would love your suggestions and some info on how to on top of notebook deals in Canada.

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October 2, 2011 7:54:36 AM

You can't find a gaming laptop(w/560M) under $1000,so you have to stretch your budget a bit and get the G53SW.
Also consider Sager NP8130
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October 4, 2011 12:30:46 PM

Thank you all for the replies and links!

I'm really leaning towards shelling out an extra few hundred dollars for this Sager notebook.

So far the total price before tax/shipping is $1,209. Are there any upgrades you guys would recommend to get on the NP8130?

Also, how long would you estimate this laptop lasts me? 4 years? More?

Thanks again! Feel free to post more laptops that you think would be suitable for me.
October 4, 2011 3:26:15 PM

I would step up to the I7 and the 500 gig with the SSD but that is just personal preference. As for a how long it will last you, build/hardware wise a good while, specs wise they are always coming out with bigger and better so I could tell ya.