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Best gaming laptop for around 2000$ from Bestbuy

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    1) What is your budget?
    2000-2300$


    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    17"

    3) Where will you buying this notebook? You can select the flag of your country as an indicator.
    Bestbuy US

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Like: MSI and ASUS
    b. Dislike:

    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?
    sure

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Playing games (WILDSTAR!!)

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?
    Yeah lan with friends

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? If so, please state which games or types of games?
    WILDSTAR!

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    Dont care really

    10) Would you prefer to see the notebooks you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK?
    seeing it online would be nice

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows (Windows 7 / 8), Mac OS, Linux, etc.
    Well 8 sucks... but MSI and Asus have it so ill go with it

    Screen Specifics

    12) From the choices below, what screen resolution(s) would you prefer? Keep in mind screen size in conjunction with resolution will play a large role in overall viewing comfort level. Everyone is different. Some like really small text, while others like their text big and easy to read.
    best one

    13) Do you want a Glossy/reflective screen or a Matte/non-glossy screen?
    dont care

    Build Quality and Design
    check the link on top, want something like that

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    nah just a good computer

    15) When are you buying this laptop?
    This week

    16) How long do you want this laptop to last?
    4 years plus

    Notebook Components

    17) How much hard drive space do you need? Do you want a SSD drive?
    16gb ram

    18) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a DVD Burner, Blu-ray Reader or Blu-Ray Burner?
    dont care
  3. yogurt_21

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    for that price point I'd much rather have the 880M than 4GB of extra memory.
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/msi-gt7..._clickid=2ada0ddc-a535-fbc8-2be0-000000b20c8b

    Though this one doubles the ssd and has the memory
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-ro...lack/5419233.p?id=1219128145308&skuId=5419233

    To get both puts you a tad higher than your highest price point on ASUS

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-ro...cmcat247400050000&cp=1&lp=2#tab=buyingOptions

    or just in it for msi
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/msi-gt7...cmcat247400050000&cp=1&lp=5#tab=buyingOptions
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    Why limit yourself to Worst..........I mean Best Buy?

    Amazon and Newegg will have more options.
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    When buying a laptop ordering is a better option in general because of selection. If your limited to bestbuy well you do have some options but your going to pay a premium.

    If you are spending the money, you need to get a gpu of either the M290X or the 880m.

    I have owned both MSI gaming laptops and asus. I personally prefer MSI because the parts are upgradable beyond what asus used to be in the past. However the design of the asus do look better to me.

    I would recommend this MSI from bestbuy as it will give you the most bang for your buck!
    http://m.bestbuy.com/m/e/product/fe...duct=hardGoodPrd:mp1310683464&id=mp1310683464
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    I would also get that one!
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    I too would recommend the MSI GT series with the GTX880M - you won't be sorry :) . You will love the SteelSeries keyboard, it does make a huge difference

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