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Looking for a new laptop for gaming & School

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July 22, 2012 9:59:22 PM

1. What is your budget?
Up to 1000$~1100$

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

3. What screen resolution do you want?
Not quite sure

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Desktop replacement

5. How much battery life do you need?
Relatively decent

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)?
BF3, Diablo 3 Med-High

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
School works, probably a little graphic works

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
500GB is fine

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
Amazon, Frys, Neweggs, Bestbuy etc

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
as long as i could, trying to look for a decent one so i won't have to upgrade for a while

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
Don't matter

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, Acer, Sony, Samsung, Lenovo, don't prefer dell, hp as i heard a lot of bad comments on their computers

13. What country do you live in?
USA

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.

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July 23, 2012 2:55:36 AM

I'm looking for the same thing actually, although my budget is a little tighter. Howeve, a Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 seems to be a good choice for your specs. It's got pretty good reviews (only major complaint I found was some models have pretty low screen resolution, if that bothers you don't get a model with 1366x768 display). Prices start at $900 on Lenovo's website and other than the most "tricked out" version all of the sub-models under the Y580 category are under your budget. It's got an Nvidia GTX 660M, which should run Diablo on ultra settings easily, and Battlefield 3 should run on medium/high settings, although on high it might be a little slow. Oh, and it's a 15.6" laptop. Hope this helps you out.
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July 23, 2012 4:53:09 AM

sagernotebook.com that is all!
No, really the sager notebooks seem to be quite good gaming machines!
I have seen an MSi GE60 in this price range before but I am not sure if it was refurbished or not. But it may be worth it to take a look.

If you want BF3 on medium high, I would get at least a GTX 660M. Especially if you want 1080p.
The 650M may be able to get by, but wont be great. (Same with an overclocked 640M LE like in the Sony Vaio S). If you are ok with lowering the resolution while playing more intensive games (like BF3) and quality to medium, let us know and I am sure people - including me - can give you more options!
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July 23, 2012 7:46:26 AM

actually i found the acer aspire v3 771g which is not bad, what do you guys think?
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July 23, 2012 8:14:42 AM

$?
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July 23, 2012 11:03:28 AM

$830 on neweggs and $900 on any other places
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July 23, 2012 11:09:06 AM

Good enough. But I still recommend Y580.
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July 23, 2012 2:17:38 PM

Personally I'd check out xoticpc for those sagers, or go with the Lenovo, but the Acer sounds good enough.... Just make sure it has good reviews, Acer doesn't have the best rep all the time.
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July 23, 2012 8:02:00 PM

Which one is it better? and how big the difference between this two cards?
Geforce GT 650m 2gb DDR3 or
Geforce GT 650m 1gb DDR5

i googled it and see what other had to say, but all they said was the bandwidth of the card, which isn't what i want to heard
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July 23, 2012 9:27:23 PM

GDDR5, the DDR3 version will be slower.
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July 23, 2012 11:17:05 PM

even gddr3 have 2gbs ram and gddr5 only have 1gb, gddr5 will still be better?
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July 23, 2012 11:36:03 PM

Yes.
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July 23, 2012 11:39:41 PM

and i'm thinking to buy the laptops from ibuypower, just debating which one to get now
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July 27, 2012 7:37:57 PM

bought y580 eventually, there was a lenovo weekly deal, got it for cheap, full hd screen, 8gbs ram, i7, gtx 660m, except hdd was a bit small, 500gbs 7200 rpm, still good enough, thank you whoever that helped
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