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Less than 15" system with decent power and performance for Canadian Customer. ~$1000

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  1. Klean New Member

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    Basically I am looking for a small system that has some pretty good performance, battery life and build quality that can fit in my back pack and I can carry it around campus or to a coffee shop. I also want it to last, be upgradeable, have enough performance to play most games and applications. Some suggestions would be great. Thanks.
     
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    Gigabyte P34G

    http://www.gigabyte.com.au/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4636#kf
     
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    Lenovo Y410P comes to my mind. Just note that you can't have everything you want in laptops. Gotta give some and be taken some.

    But Clevo W230ST has pretty much everything you've stated plus a gorgeous screen. It's out of your budget by 300 dollars tho. I personally own the laptop.
     
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    Clevo W230ST Got one of these myself.... Really nice laptop..
     
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    I just grabbed the Lenovo Y510P for $850. Arrives tomorrow, but when looking it seemed like one helluva deal.
     
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    Lenovo has had Y510P for around 800 from the beginning.
     
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    With SLI, 4th gen i proc, a hybrid 1TB HDD, and 1080p res?
     
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    Pretty much. At lunch, they had it for around 900 USD. I am also active on http://forum.notebookreview.com/ . Sli config was the default from the start. You can get it down to 800, I believe, if you haggle certain rep.

    Mind you that Lenovo Y series has some issues. They are dirt cheap for a reason.
     
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    from what I saw Lenovo had them on site for over $1000 when I grabbed it from newegg. Not saying you are telling stories or anything, just stating what was available the other day. Also like I said, helluva deal is compared to other laptops with similar specs, as they are also $1000+ to get something similar (again from what I saw).

    I did find ones in the $800 range, but they came with less memory, smaller spinner, not a hybrid, and they have 1366 resolution. (y510p variants I'm talking about)
     
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    I guess we will see.

    Also do you have any specific threads to point to, or are you just going to keep spamming the forums link?
     
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    I'm just saying it would help if you are going to down play a product to point more directly to proof rather than what I see searching there. Most of the issues I see are trackpad and card issues. Thing is I don't have the cards they had issues with, and I don't use a trackpad on a gaming laptop, or any laptop for that matter. Give me a few to sift that link and see what I think then.

    yup same thread I found...they are non issues with the model I bought and my personal habits. Even the WiFi complaints don't matter since I will be wired 99% of the time anyways.

    It is fine if you had it and hate it, that is your right. Like I said earlier, we will see when I boot it soon enough!

    you also realize there are 4 versions of that laptop? here just to be specific, this is the one I am speaking of... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834313583
     
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    I assumd right out the gate it was going to be hot and had no doubt that that much tech would drink batteries.
     
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    Wow! Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I posted that question hast night and then BAM! tons of responses and help. Thanks again.

    I have heard a lot of love toward the w230st and it fits right into my size range. I have also heard about the W110 which is 11.6" that interests me and I think I will be able to get it much cheaper.

    I will look around online and get back to you all. If you have any more advice please pass it along!!
     
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    I was just on NBR and a guy posted this link for a W230 for $825 from Eurocom. I'm not sure if the link is still valid but I am going to give them a call tomorrow and check if is still valid that is one crazy deal.
     
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    I have contacted Eurocom and they offered me a 10% student discount. I am also Canadian so I feel a little more comfortable buying form a local company. I had a lot of people from NBR recommending the w230 so it made my decision a little easier as well.

    Here's my configuration.

    13.3" fhd display
    Core i5-4200M (probabky upgrade this later when I have some more $$$$)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
    8 GB
    1 TB
    802.11 wifi

    It came to $979 - 10%(97.9) for $881 and they calibrated my screen for free.

    When I get it in the next few days I will take some pics and let you know how she is. I cant wait! Thanks for the help guys!
     
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    pleas watch the multiple posts, we appreciate if you could use the edit button.

    Seems like a pretty kickass lappy you got there, very similar to my specs, only a smaller screen and res.
    On a side note, this Lenovo, against all the hate thrown out at it, is one awesome laptop!
     
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    oh wow, 4 posts in a row. Sorry about that. I just wanted to keep you all updated on my purchase process jk

    Ya I have heard a lot of love for Lenovos online over the last few days. And the w230 as well. Anyway, I'll let you know how the little m3 turns out.
     
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    So I posted on here a few days back. I was looking for advice on a system to get. Not sure if there is a reseller feedback area here so I'm posting here.

    Based on the feedback I got here and on a few other forums I decided to go with the Eurocom M3. Thanks a lot for the help guys!

    Here's my configuration.

    13.3" fhd display Core i5-4200M (probabky upgrade this later when I have some more $$$$) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M 8 GB 1 TB 802.11 wifi

    I got a pretty low end configuration with a 10% student discount. I have had it for a few days now and I am quite impressed by its speed, performance and small size. It is small enough to easily fit it in to my backpack its only 13”. With a full hd 1920x1080 screen it is quite sharp with a high pixel density. I haven’t benchmarked it or anything I am sure those are easy enough to find online.

    I’ve taken a few photos from their website and included them so for those of you who are not familiar with the system have an idea what I am talking about. http://web.eurocom.com/ec/ec_images(242)x

    The purchase process was quite smooth, I sent my configuration in and then sent them a photo of my student card and bam 10% off. Not too shabby at all. No complaints so far. I’m not too technical so I may be coming back for some expert advice. I have thought about upgrading the processor in the future when I get some more money, I'll keep you guys posted.
     

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