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Desktop replacement laptop - gaming included : Advice

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August 7, 2013 9:08:19 AM

My Sony Vaio - VGN-AR320E is going out the door after about 6 years and it has faired me very well in most aspects.

Im trying to replace it with a laptop that is going to last me another 5-6 years. This is a desktop replacement so it will be my primary computer being used a good amount each day (mostly plugged in so battery life isnt TOO important)

Ive been looking at the Lenovo Y500 for a bit trying to get lucky on the outlet site at a decent price (been popping up around 700 for dual 650m - 8-16gb - i7 - 1080p screens) but i am open to all suggestions

What Im looking for:

- 15 inch
- i5 minimum - pref i7
- pref backlit keyboard
- hdd isnt a huge deal as I plan on popping in an SSD almost immediately
- graphics - I want to be able to run current games on high settings so that I will be able to play new games as they come up and not be held back because of the gpu
- webcam
- price: max about 1000 but prefer in the 7-800 range

thanks for the help in advance!
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