I want a laptop that can game decently (I use a gts450 for my desktop something with this performance is ok)
Good battery life probably around 4 hours for like working,not gaming, but if it can do that too...
I was looking at laptops with a GT 555m, but the performance in gaming based on notebookcheck, don't seem too impressive... http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-555M.419...
Can't really afford a GTX 580m, was hoping new keplar series was going to push price down but I heard it may take 4-6 months....
I was looking for more options with the new Keplar series, but I hear its mostly a bunch of rebadges, and only the top end will actually be KEPLAR...(if I can't afford a 580m already not point right?)
Not sure about the info I'm reading - so question is: Is it worth waiting for Keplar, or should I just buy a laptop now?Quick Info:
screen resolution doesn't matter much I will use external moniter
SSD is nice, but not NEEDED storage doesn't matter much
I like Alienware! (looking at m14x),I can go with any brand really
Don't need optical drive
I live in US!
P.S Would it matter what CPU I get as long as its i5 or up(for gaming on the laptop)?
I was looking at a laptop, uses i5 CPU and wasn't sure if upgrading to i7 was worth it
Heard its really all about the GPU so Ivy Bridge is kinda pointless/irrelevant unless I'm going integrated graphics right?
No, the 600m series (some GT 640m and all GPU above that) are not rebadge.
MetabBox (rebadged Sager and Clevo) in Australia will come with the GT600m (from 650m to 675m) and 7000m (don't know which one but I suspect the lowest will be starting from 7870) and available by the end of April.
660m and *down* are not rebadges. The 670m and 675m are both Fermi (GF114) rebadges. There very much is potential that the 660m, if overclocked and so on, could easily outpace the rebadges.... we just have to wait and see.