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October 4, 2012 3:21:07 AM

1. What is your budget? $600-$700 but if the deal is worth it I could add more.

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? I am leaning towards a small laptop since I recently found out I have a tumor pushing on the nerves of left leg, so I need one I can use while laying down.

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

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? Doesn't matter, but like I said before, please not too big.

5. How much battery life do you need? The bigger the better, but I am mostly going to be using it at home.

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)? I really am looking for one that could play games really well. Only games I am probably looking at right now are Crysis 2 and Borderlands 2, so I want one that can run those at a good setting.

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

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? enough ;)  lol.

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links. no preference, but I do have some Best Buy gift cards I could use if it's from there.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop? Hoping to keep it for a while.

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

13. What country do you live in? United States.


I found this, but don't know how well it would run games or if it is a good deal to begin with, lemme know? thanks.

http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-IdeaPad-261729U-15-6-Inch-...

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October 4, 2012 3:33:13 AM

Chanman23 said:
I really am looking for one that could play games really well. Only games I am probably looking at right now are Crysis 2 and Borderlands 2, so I want one that can run those at a good setting.

A gaming laptop is more around 1500-2000$ so for 700, don't exect anything really good playing everything on high. The one you listed might be good at low but nothing more.
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October 4, 2012 3:39:24 AM

2260121 said:
A gaming laptop is more around 1500-2000$ so for 700, don't exect anything really good playing everything on high. The one you listed might be good at low but nothing more.


It doesn't have to run Crysis 2 on high lol. I would like one that can run Borderlands 2 on at least medium settings though.
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October 4, 2012 1:33:29 PM

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Two options I think are the best, both HP this time (they have good coupons currently)

1. HP dv4t-5100 14.0", GT 650M GDDR5 + I5 performance (Crysis2 on high probably), 6GB DDR3, 500GB HDD + 32GB mSSD:
http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com/hp-dv4t-5100-gt-650m/
For 715$ you get unmatched performance.
Cons: no backlit keyboard, average 768p screen.

2. HP dv6z-7000: Quad A10-4600M, 6GB DDR3, Radeon 7730M, good matte FullHD screen, backlit keyboard:
http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com/hp-dv6z-7000-gaming-l...
Pros: best gaming laptop with such a good screen for 700-750$. Good performance overall.
Cons: lesser performance than the above


How do you get the first one to be $715? After I put in my zip code the laptop is $767.42 with Standard 5-7 Business Days shipping.
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October 4, 2012 1:48:49 PM

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715$ before tax and shipping


Oh, okay. My last questions is: How much better is the NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 650M Graphics with 2GB GDDR in the HP than the NVIDIA GeForce GT640M LE in the Lenevo?

And also, is the HP worth the jump in price and like 20 day wait, rather than getting the Lenevo now? Thanks.
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October 4, 2012 4:22:07 PM

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a lot faster. Easily 50-60% more


So the HP is worth the price difference and wait time?
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October 4, 2012 5:20:38 PM

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in terms of gaming performance - yes, very much so.
But wait, why did you ask about the GT 640M LE?
I suggested two options: one with the 7730M and fullhd screen and a backlit keyboard and another one with GT 650M but no fullhd screen


I was comparing to the Lenovo someone posted earlier.
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October 4, 2012 7:13:08 PM

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It can probably be overclocked pretty heavily


The Lenovo? I think I might be getting it.
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October 4, 2012 7:24:56 PM

Overclock any laptop component is not recomendable i think.
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October 4, 2012 7:52:56 PM

Well for 50$ you get a better gpu, a higher screen resolution and +2Gb of ram.

For nvidia, the mobile gpu hierarchy at this pricepoint goes like this:
630<640 le<635<640<645<650 so you get a much better gpu.

For the screen, you get about 37% higher resolution.

And for the ram, 6 is enough but 8 is better.

Other differences are up to you.
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October 4, 2012 7:54:01 PM

Chanman23 said:
Yeah, I don't like overclocking anyways. Okay, I have finally made up my mind lol. It's between these two.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...


Is the price jump worth it?


The Acer looks nice, it has a better graphic card than the lenovo, but Acer has bad reputation about their laptop build and it's on Canada Newegg.

I recomend you to take care of not obstruct the ventilation holes at the side of the laptop, i guess you are going to be on bed, i hope you recover your health (eat more vegs please).
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October 6, 2012 2:45:21 PM

Best answer selected by Chanman23.
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