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May 24, 2012 2:59:41 AM

1. What is your budget?
500-700$

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
Max 14.3" x 10.6" x 1.32-1.55"

Can probably be bigger but will have to buy new laptop backpack for it.

3. What screen resolution do you want?
Doesn't matter

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Portable, going to be used for slight gaming/college

5. How much battery life do you need?
Preferably a fairly long lifetime as it will be used for college too.

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)?
Battlefield 3, low/medium Really one high end game I would want it to play

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
At least 500

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
Newegg.com Asus.com/ trustworthy sites

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
4+ years

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
at least DVD ROM, Writers and bluray would be liked but are entirley optional

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.
ASUS Toshiba HP Dell Acer, Mainly just want quality and something that wont give out in a year

13. What country do you live in?
United states

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.

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a c 572 D Laptop
May 24, 2012 9:15:24 AM

venemesmike said:
2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
Max 14.3" x 10.6" x 1.32-1.55"
Are you sure it can't fit a 14.8" x 10" x 1.4" notebook? That's the typical 15" screen notebook size.
If not, you're looking at 14" or smaller notebook screens.
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a c 572 D Laptop
May 24, 2012 9:28:12 AM

Not seeing much in 14" right now.
This model is out of stock but it's an example of a 14" model in your budget range.
Acer Aspire AS4830TG-14" Notebook
i5 2450M(2.50GHz) & GeForce GT 540M graphics
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

In your budget range BF3 on low graphics settings is probably what you'll need to use to get smooth, fluid frame rates.
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a c 572 D Laptop
May 24, 2012 10:05:03 AM

Can you nudge your budget to $800?
http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/pd/HP-Pavil...

Core i5-2450M 2.50 GHz CPU and 15.6" 1920x1080 anti-glare LCD w/ Radeon HD 7690M XT for $800 is very good deal right now.

And if you qualify for the free Xbox 360 and it's something your family can use it might help swing the deal.
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May 24, 2012 10:15:37 AM

If you have your heart set on a 14" laptop you may want to check out the Lenovo Y470, Core i5 w/ a 7690 1 gb vid card
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May 24, 2012 7:34:36 PM

It doesn't have to be that size, but that's the biggest my laptop bag fits. It can be bigger though, a new laptop bag is cheaper then laptops.

I'll have to talk to my parents about that. It's a graduation present and they're supplying 500 dollars towards a laptop. So since I wanted a more powerful one I have to pay the difference.

The HP laptop you posted WR2 is amazing, I'll have to see if I can get a coupon or something to lower the price. (Don't really care about owning a 360 to badly)

Thanks for all the feedback.
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May 24, 2012 8:01:31 PM

WR2 said:
Can you nudge your budget to $800?
http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/pd/HP-Pavil...

Core i5-2450M 2.50 GHz CPU and 15.6" 1920x1080 anti-glare LCD w/ Radeon HD 7690M XT for $800 is very good deal right now.

And if you qualify for the free Xbox 360 and it's something your family can use it might help swing the deal.


i wish i trusted hps for gaming. the heat my other one experienced was simply unacceptable.
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May 25, 2012 12:25:20 AM

Best answer selected by venemesmike.
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