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Need a gaming laptop ~$1,000

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October 17, 2011 3:44:02 AM

1. What is your budget?
$1,000-$1,300

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

3. What screen resolution do you want?
full hd.

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
a bit in between. not something super heavy.

5. How much battery life do you need?
i realize i'm probably looking at three or four hours at best, so...

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. high most of the time.
witcher 2, mass effect 2, deus ex human revolution, fallout: new vegas, elder scrolls 5.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
i would be streaming video through an hdmi connection to my tv, and i'd possibly do some video editing.

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
500-750 gigs will suit.

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
seriously considering buying the np8130 from xotic or sager, but i want to know my options, especially if those options are cheap.
please throw some ideas at me!

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
2 or 3 years.

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
a blu-ray drive would be great, but i can manage without one.

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 really want an asus gaming laptop since i've heard that their line has had some problems.
i'm liking sager, i've heard good things. i especially like schenker, but i'm not sure how i'd get one here in the us. like i said: i want to know my options. go all out.

13. What country do you live in?
united states.

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
i'd like something with a high quality screen and a full size keyboard that is comfortable. i will also need an hdmi port.

i don't want something flashy.

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October 17, 2011 7:30:24 AM

Have a look at Sager NP8130/8150
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October 18, 2011 5:41:16 PM

edit: oops I missed that you wrote you don't want an asus laptop. I also was scared by the negative newegg reviews on power buttons not working, but I've used one in person and the power button worked. That sager n8130 also looks good.

I've been looking at these ASUS laptops. I haven't decided yet myself, let us know which one you choose.

$1300
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS G74 Series G74SX-XN1 Notebook Intel Core i7 2630QM(2.00GHz) 17.3" 12GB Memory DDR3 1333 500GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M

$1200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS G53 Series G53SX-XN1 Notebook Intel Core i7 2630QM(2.00GHz) 15.6" 8GB Memory DDR3 1333 500GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M

$900
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS G Series G53SW-XN1 Notebook Intel Core i7 2630QM(2.00GHz) 15.6" 6GB Memory 500GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
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October 18, 2011 8:47:58 PM

Like Cloudy said, Lenovo IdeaPad Core i7 looks good, cheap and competitive for me too, I got this one back home and very smooth for gaming...
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