Hello, So my laptop is getting a little bit long in the tooth (Asus G71, core2, 260m) and I was thinking it's about time to buy a new one. It is also of special note that I live in Canada. So the top 3 brands i was looking at were Asus, MSI, and Sager/Clevo. I'm giving myself a budget of around the $2k mark after taxes. Not overly strict, would prefer to spend less but willing to spend more if it's really really worth it. The Sager one i can customize to a great degree. The one i was the most focused on is called the special edition and has a few free upgrades that make it a slightly better deal. Even have the option to put in a 780m for +$400 but I'm doubtful the gains are worth it. I configured it like so: http://www.reflexnotebook.ca/laptops-notebooks/screen-size/17-displays/sager-np8270-special.html So that's my current top pick so to speak. Asus and MSI offer similar models at roughly the same price point but any sage TPU knowledge would be greatly appreciated.