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Looking to buy a gaming laptop with £1000 budget (UK)

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June 26, 2012 2:15:53 PM

1. What is your budget?
£1000 (GBP)

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
14"-15.6"

3. What screen resolution do you want?
Not bothered

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Either will do

5. How much battery life do you need?
About 4 hours

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)?
Diablo 3 (High)
Starcraft II (High)
Dark Souls (High)

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

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.
Any reputable online retailer

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

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
DVD drive if going for a 15.6"

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.
Any reputable brand, I would prefer a well known brand.

13. What country do you live in?
England

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
I was waiting until the new XPS was released today. However to get a model with at least a "NVIDIA 640M Graphics Card" would set me back £1199.
a c 244 D Laptop
June 27, 2012 6:54:27 AM

http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/optimusIII-15/
Customize these parts:

Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Mobile Processor i7-3610QM (2.30GHz) 6MB

Memory (RAM)
8GB SAMSUNG 1333MHz SODIMM DDR3 MEMORY (2 x 4GB)

Memory - Hard Disk
500GB WD SCORPIO BLACK WD5000BPKT, SATA 3 Gb/s, 16MB CACHE (7200 rpm)

Battery
Upgrade to 62.16WH 6 Cell Lithium-ION Battery (£39)


June 27, 2012 2:07:20 PM

How would that laptop compare to the "Lenovo Ideapad Y580"? For £999 I could get a Nvidia 660m 2GB, 1TB hard drive, blu-ray combo and a i7-3610QM.
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a c 244 D Laptop
June 28, 2012 9:52:37 AM

If it comes with 8GB RAM's,then go for it.
July 4, 2012 2:30:44 PM

Does anyone have any other recommendations? I would prefer something that is a bit lighter than the "Y580" like the "HP Pavilion dv6t-7000 Quad Edition" but that hasn't been released in the UK.
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