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Looking for help on a new gaming/school laptop! 1500+- budget

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#1 blakea97


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Posted 29 September 2013 - 09:45 PM

Well, I'm having a bit of trouble making a decision on my new purchase hoping someone could help with any suggestions!


Budget 1200-2000


-a quad core (2.7GHz base preferable)

-8/16 GB of ram (16 is preferable)

-something around NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 780M quality.

-screen size doesn't matter

-would like to have win 7.. but win 8 is okay if NEEDED

-needs to have a nice battery life 3 hours + (i need it for school lectures and meetings as well as gaming.)

-Would like it to have a SSD and HDD or a hybrid such as seagate's

-lightweight would be nice, but I understand that what I'm asking for might need to be in a larger one.


Thanks for the help in advance! 


P.S. game's I'd be running are things like BF3, BL2, CoD, and other FPS or Third person shooters.


Have been looking at these with upgrades - 




Edited by blakea97, 30 September 2013 - 04:08 AM.

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#2 Netghost56


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Posted 01 October 2013 - 11:59 AM

First off, "Gaming" and "laptops" in the same sentence is an oxymoron. Laptops are not made for gaming- however the vendors try to dress it up. Mostly just to justify charging customers waaaay too much money for systems that perform the same as systems that cost half as much.


Secondly, 16 Gb of RAM is not going to help you. The only reason to have 16gb or more is either for video production, Bitcoin mining, or for future applications which will probably not arrive until your current system is outdated anyway.


Third, the links to xoticpc won't tell us anything because your saved form data is specific to your computer, ie, when we click on them it just goes to a default page (Assuming you've made changes to the specs- if not, nevermind)


Now, if you're still insistent on getting a gaming laptop, I would urge you to check out these pages:









#3 blakea97

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 04:04 PM

Already had an alienware and falcon's out of my price range. The other two are very nice references though, thank you! Editing my post to accommodate the 16gb ram, my friend said PC ram was slower so I should go for 12 or 16 instead of 8 like a normal desktop standard would be. 

EDIT: It won't let me edit the main post?

Edited by blakea97, 01 October 2013 - 04:07 PM.

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