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Old January 14th, 2011, 02:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need new laptop recommendations

I will be buying a new laptop in the next few months. I want a high performance, desktop replacement with at least 8GB of RAM. I would like to keep it under $2,000--under $1700 if possible.

I will be playing games, watching BluRay movies, running VirtualBox, as well as using it for day-to-day tasks.

I've looked at the HP Envy and Asus G73JH. The MSi GT 680 looks beautiful, but I think I want a 17" and I have no idea how much it's going to cost.

Thoughts?

I do not want a MacBook.

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Old January 15th, 2011, 08:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would even dare say you shouldn't spend over $1500 USD for those specs. I've come across a few powerful laptops (I'm in the market for purchasing one for myself as well) which I'll link a few to you.

Newegg.com - ASUS G Series G73JW-XN1 NoteBook Intel Core i7 740QM(1.73GHz) 17.3" 8GB Memory 500GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M

Newegg.com - DELL Alienware M15x(m15x-472CSB) NoteBook Intel Core i7 740QM(1.73GHz) 15.6" 6GB Memory 500GB HDD 7200rpm DVD±R/RW ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850

Newegg.com - lenovo IdeaPad Y560p (4397-22U) NoteBook Intel Core i7 2630QM(2.00GHz) 15.6" 6GB Memory DDR3 1066 750GB HDD 5400rpm DVD±R/RW AMD Radeon HD 6570M

Newegg.com - TOSHIBA Qosmio X505-Q898 NoteBook Intel Core i7 740QM(1.73GHz) 18.4" 6GB Memory DDR3 1066 500GB HDD + 64GB SSD HDD BD Combo NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
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