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Powerful laptop for 1000-1300$

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October 19, 2012 7:05:04 PM

Hello everybody.
1. What is your budget? 1000-1300$

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 15-17"

3. What screen resolution do you want? 1080p (!)

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

5. How much battery life do you need? Doesn't much matter. 2+ hrs

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)? Fallout 3 New Vegas - Med+, Borderlands 2 - Med+, Dirt 3 - Med+, BF3 - Med+

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.) Programming, video editing, sound design, gaming, web browsing

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? 500Gb+=

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop? 3-4 years

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? DVD-RW

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. Prefer: Dell, Lenovo, MSI, HP - trusted brands, IMO.

13. What country do you live in? Ukraine

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed. i7 quad-core CPU is must have.

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October 19, 2012 7:44:15 PM

It's important for laptop I want to have 1080p.
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October 19, 2012 7:46:35 PM

What about Dell Inspiron 7720 (1200$)?
October 19, 2012 7:51:04 PM

Both the lenovo and the msi are 1080. The only 1080 "gaming laptops" under $1300 are the 15" lenovo
or the 17" Msi GE70 $1050

the gt70 at $1400 has a lot of good features like a backlit keyboard, and a gtx 675 that is much better then the 660 the laptop looks better and is 17 inches.
October 19, 2012 7:52:22 PM

both the lenovo or the GE have better specs then the inspiron

EDIT sorry about the double post.
October 19, 2012 9:05:03 PM

I would take a look in here:

I just got a laptop form there and they have really good prices.

October 19, 2012 9:33:08 PM

The sager NP9170 would be a good choice with the gtx675.

It is the msi gt70 chassis if I remeber correctly. Its 1300 its a gt70 202 with a "worse" network card and a slightly better cpu. It says $1399 but it is $100 at checkout.
October 20, 2012 8:28:09 AM

Games are not really important. The key is combination of 1080p and qc i7.
October 20, 2012 2:48:04 PM

If games are not important then the lenovo. If you want a 17 inch then the ge70. if you want a backlit keyboard then the sager. The sager is the best listed in both build quality and computer. The ge70 cheaps out on its case a little compared to the sager. And I'm not a big of a fan of lenovo after working with there think pads but it is a great computer for the money.

The lenovo has slightly better specs then the ge70. If you do not want to play any of your games then you could have a good laptop for 800. My endorsement is the sager NP9170 with a gtx675 (because its a free upgrade). The choice is yours.

BF3 - Med+
This recommended sys reqs are a gtx 560, a 675m is 1 step on toms gpu chart below it. a gtx 660m is above the minimum reqs but BF3 requires a lot of horse power.
October 20, 2012 9:35:37 PM

There's a 14" chassis in the Sager list that can do an i7 with a GT650M for 1k.

I was targeting that one at first, but then I realized that 15.4" is not that big and had more options.