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Wow, it's been a while since I've been by the forums... :slap: *dusts off his login info*

So, I'm getting $1400 on Friday and want to replace this piece of crap Dell laptop that I've been using since last May. This thing is just horrid. It works, but at $600 it was not worth it in retrospect, other than that it runs Guild Wars okay. :ohwell:

I want a gaming laptop (cannot do a tower sadly, I'm living in someone's living room and they'd throw a fit if I set up a tower) which is under $1,000 and PWNZ this Core 2 Duo, GeForce Go 7900 GTX geriatric machine in every way possible. :nutkick: A high screen resolution would be useful too, for Photoshop, web, gaming, FL Studio ect...

This is something I've stumbled accross - I like the HD web cam, the CPU, the RAM but dislike the low screen resolution, A LOT. :mad:

MSI GT660-003US NoteBook Intel Core i7 740QM(1.73G...

So, er... ideas, please? :cool:

EDIT: My eyes are still on the MSI - the graphics are still one of the best in the mobile arena, and it has USB 3... Still put off by the low rez screen though.
 
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I have this Asus N61J here.
It even has a BluRay drive. Also it holds up pretty well in gaming, and using Photoshop with it is also satisfying. Battery lifetime is a laughingstock, but it seems you'll have it stationary anyway.
I myself do not regret buying this laptop.

The 90 bucks its above your budget is easy to obtain. Just save on tissues by fapping less.
 

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I have this Asus N61J here.
It even has a BluRay drive. Also it holds up pretty well in gaming, and using Photoshop with it is also satisfying. Battery lifetime is a laughingstock, but it seems you'll have it stationary anyway.
I myself do not regret buying this laptop.

The 90 bucks its above your budget is easy to obtain. Just save on tissues by fapping less.
if you are spending $90 a year on tissues for fapping you may have a problem

back on topic, that does look like a solid laptop to do some mid-range gaming. but do expect it to get hot!
 

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OMFG... is that a Sandy Bridge chip in this? xD
sure is, quad core with HT too, it will be hugely fast for a laptop, and I know from eperience that GPU will hold up well, A laptop I recently sold with a dual core i5 and mobility 5650 did really well for itself in games (mostly high/max details with AA @ 1366x768 [native res]) and the mobility 6570 definitely has the leg up.
 
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Have fun keeping the laptop from overheating. Over heating killed my friends laptop that had 3870's in CF (or a lesser model of graphics card, cant remember exactly)
 
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I haz muh Dell on a cooler-base thing - I plan to place the new machine on it as well. -.-
 
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Have fun keeping the laptop from overheating. Over heating killed my friends laptop that had 3870's in CF (or a lesser model of graphics card, cant remember exactly)
Just ran a Vantage test while monitoring the GPU. 69° celsius tops, in ~22° celsius ambient. Mind you I played hours of CoD in environments of 30°+ celsius and a few sweaty men (army) without problems. Just don't place the laptop on your lap unless you enjoy cooking your unborn child.
 

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Just ran a Vantage test while monitoring the GPU. 69° celsius tops, in ~22° celsius ambient. Mind you I played hours of CoD in environments of 30°+ celsius and a few sweaty men (army) without problems. Just don't place the laptop on your lap unless you enjoy cooking your unborn child.
That has to be one of the best responses I've ever had on one of my posts.
 
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www.malibal.com

Best looking laptops Ive ever seen and more customization options then anywhere else Ive ever seen. Killer support, read the reviews.

Im eyeing the Lotus for when my old ass dell kicks the bucket.
 
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www.malibal.com

Best looking laptops Ive ever seen and more customization options then anywhere else Ive ever seen. Killer support, read the reviews.

Im eyeing the Lotus for when my old ass dell kicks the bucket.
They musn't be updating their site, they stil only use the Nvidia 4XX series of graphics cards, or they are still working on an efficient way to cool them.
 
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Acer Aspire AS7552G-5430 Notebook
-AMD Phenom II Triple-Core N830(2.1GHz)
-17.3" (1600 x 900) LED backlight & Acer CineCrystal Technology
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Acer Aspire AS7552G-5430 Notebook AMD Phenom II Tr...
 
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Thanks guys ^^

(more ideas are always welcome too! ^_^)
 

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I have the HP ENVY 17 3D. It has just about everything most high end laptops would get you, even 3D (although I rarely ever use it). I just personally wouldn't get a laptop without 1080p resolution, and I've played recent games like Two Worlds 2 just fine on it.
 
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Have fun keeping the laptop from overheating. Over heating killed my friends laptop that had 3870's in CF (or a lesser model of graphics card, cant remember exactly)
my laptop has no problems with heat, your friend just made a bad choice in model.

I have the A2 revision of this. very good laptop.

sure is, quad core with HT too, it will be hugely fast for a laptop, and I know from eperience that GPU will hold up well, A laptop I recently sold with a dual core i5 and mobility 5650 did really well for itself in games (mostly high/max details with AA @ 1366x768 [native res]) and the mobility 6570 definitely has the leg up.
I have found that I am entirely GPU limited (with a i7 720QM and a 5870M) in most games. so while the faster CPU might help, really a better GPU is what you need to look for.
 
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keep in mind that under full gaming mode most of these laptops will drain the batt in under an hour...