I'm in the market for a new laptop. I've been looking for the last two weeks to find the best build for the money. I can be swayed to spend a little more or a little less. I'm not the best with upgrading / installing parts although it is attractive to have a laptop that things can be upgraded on. Below are some of the things I'm looking for in the laptop. I'd really appreciate any advice.
15" and up
Would hope for 1900x1200 (will make exceptions for better parts)
Intel i7 or greater
Graphics Card preference:
Nvidia or AMD, doesn't matter much to me and I'm willing to try SLI or Xfire
I'm hoping for at least 12gb
Does this need to be mobile:
Not really, I won't be leaving the house (I have to play in the living room on the couch to make the wife happy.)
Will this be on a desk or a lap?:
Lap, I'm also in the market for a good cooler, I currently run a 17" 8 pound laptop that runs way to hot.
Laptop Maker Preference:
None except I probably don't want to go with Asus (only because they only seem to support single 560m or lower)
Are you willing to order online?:
Hard drive preference:
I've never done a Raid 0 system but I wouldn't cry if I lost all the data on my laptop (have backup external drives) I also have never done a SSD.
What games are you intending on playing?:
I mainly play MMOs, addicted to SWTOR and for see Guild wars 2 in my future. (Looking for max settings on SWTOR in Ilum PVP zone, yes I know not even the best desktops can eliminate the lag their completely due to poor coding)
In all the laptops I've bought I've never had to do a warranty exchange, I do prefer the security of having one of some sort though.
I've never overclocked anything and would be worried I would break it but I don't mind others doing it.
yes ( I know I know, I'm so lazy, if it’s a must to get the most I could look at doing without)
What laptops have you looked at for the past two weeks?