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July 18, 2012 8:23:21 AM

Hi guys im currently shopping for a new laptop for gaming and college.

Can you guys help me search for the best laptop under these prices?

-Weight is no problem but lets keep it 15.6 inches in terms of screen size.
-I want to stay away from brands like Dell, Toshiba, and HP because ive had bad luck with them.
-Since i'll be gaming im looking for a laptop that wont burn my thighs or overheat lol
-i know this might sound stupid but is it possible to get a laptop under these prices with a nvidia 650 or something as good? im not too good with specs of graphics cards but i want something that performs very well, well enough to run Diablo 3, WoW, LoL, and HoN. Dedicated graphics pls
-also 1920x1080 resolution
-ivy bridge i7?

This new laptop will pretty much replace my 10 year old desktop that ive kept from dying with upgrades.

Thanks guys for your any of help!


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July 18, 2012 11:20:31 AM

Here is something closer to the requirements you mentioned:

Asus N56VZ-ES71 Notebook 15" $1000
Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.30GHz CPU, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD 5400rpm, 15.6" 1920x1080 LCD w/ GeForce GT 650M
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July 18, 2012 1:57:58 PM

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If the budget can go up to $999, then the ASUS N56VZ-ES71 is not a particularly good option. The problem with the N56VZ-ES71 is that it is a $1000 laptop with a 15.6" 1366x768 display. 1366x768 resolution in a 15.6" display makes things onscreen large, and 15.6" displays that have 1366x768 resolution tend to have very poor image quality due to low contrast. 17.3" 1600x900 displays are the same, and this general class of display should be avoided when it is reasonable to do so, unless the larger text is required for eyesight-related reasons.

The N56VZ-ES71 isn't a particularly good option, but if one wants to buy the ASUS N56VZ, then the similar N56VZ-RB71 is worthy of consideration. Contrary to the ES71, it comes with a 15.6" 1920x1080 matte display, and also a larger/faster hard drive, for the same price of $999.

Keep in mind that the version of the GT 650M included with the N56VZ is the GDDR3 version, instead of the GDDR5 version that is included in many other laptops. The GDDR3 version is negligibly slower in some games, but noticeably slower in others.

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If you don't mind buying from HP (which is on your dislike list). I would suggest checking out the HP DV6z or HP DV6t, in a configuration that includes the upgraded 1920x1080 display and the Radeon 7730M (z) or GT 650M (t).

HP DV6t (i3-3110M, NVIDIA GT 650M, 15.6" 1920x1080 matte IPS display) - $766 + tax after coupon code NBQ1148
- http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/load_configu...
- You could more than likely get away with keeping the CPU at the Core i3, since most games will be bottlenecked by the GT 650M before being bottlenecked by the CPU. The Core i3-3110M is faster than a Sandy Bridge Core i5-2410M (and similar to a Core i5-2450M) anyway, so you should be just fine. Don't skimp on the GPU or display just to upgrade the CPU.
- Worthwhile upgrades: Backlit keyboard, Larger or faster HDD.
- Don't upgrade memory on the configuration page, because it's much cheaper to do it yourself if you need to upgrade it.
- Don't downgrade the GPU to the GT 630M or Integrated Graphics if game performance is important to you.
- Don't downgrade the display to 1366x768. The HP DV6 generally should not be bought in any configuration that includes the default 1366x768 display, unless its larger text is required for eyesight-related reasons. 1366x768 resolution in a 15.6" display makes things onscreen large, and 15.6" displays that have 1366x768 resolution tend to have very poor image quality due to low contrast.
- Remember: Apply coupon code NBQ1148

HP DV6z (A8-4500M, AMD Radeon 7730M, 15.6" 1920x1080 matte IPS display) - $693 + tax after coupon code NBQ1148
- HP® Official Store — Buy and Customize your dv6 and dv6z-7000 series PC direct from HP
- Don't downgrade the GPU to Integrated graphics if game performance is important to you.
- Don't downgrade the display to 1366x768 for reasons unrelated to eyesight. The HP DV6 generally should not be bought in any configuration that includes the default 1366x768 display. 1366x768 resolution in a 15.6" display makes things onscreen large, and 15.6" displays that have 1366x768 resolution tend to have very poor image quality due to low contrast.
- You could probably get away with downgrading the CPU to the A6-4400M, because games tend to be bottlenecked more by the GPU than by the CPU. The A6-4400M is similar in performance to a Core i3-2350M (but slower than a Core i3-3110M)
- Some worthwhile upgrades: Larger or faster HDD, Backlit keyboard.
- Remember to apply coupon code NBQ1148

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With this DV6t configuration, you get one of the fastest GPUs available for under $800. With this DV6z configuration, you get a good price to value ratio.

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Alternatively, with a considerably slower GPU, there is this: http://www.amazon.com/N53SM-AS51-15-6-Inch-Laptop-Silve...

I'd consider the above models first though.

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July 18, 2012 3:49:14 PM

nightstrife408 said:
Hi guys im currently shopping for a new laptop for gaming and college.

Can you guys help me search for the best laptop under these prices?

-Weight is no problem but lets keep it 15.6 inches in terms of screen size.
-I want to stay away from brands like Dell, Toshiba, and HP because ive had bad luck with them.
-Since i'll be gaming im looking for a laptop that wont burn my thighs or overheat lol
-i know this might sound stupid but is it possible to get a laptop under these prices with a nvidia 650 or something as good? im not too good with specs of graphics cards but i want something that performs very well, well enough to run Diablo 3, WoW, LoL, and HoN. Dedicated graphics pls
-also 1920x1080 resolution
-ivy bridge i7?

This new laptop will pretty much replace my 10 year old desktop that ive kept from dying with upgrades.

Thanks guys for your any of help!



gaming laptop=oxymoron. I can't blame you for wanting all this but it's not going to happen especially on your budget. People in hell want ice water.
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