Laptop Recommendations

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  1. Hyro-Sama
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    I'm looking for a decently priced laptop w/ a mid to high level GPU. Looking in the $800 - $1500 range.
     
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    just outside the 13th hierarchical city of kagutsu
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    I would probably buy ASUS as well.
     
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  4. ILuvGames

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    Base level MSI GE70 :-

    http://www.amazon.co...TF8&me=&seller=

    Good, with the $80 rebate. You lose 4GB ram over the Asus but get a bigger Hard Drive and a 1080p screen over the Asus's 1600x900 screen for $30-$110 less.
     
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  5. Originality

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    Both are pretty awesome... I'm surprised really.
     
  6. Hyro-Sama
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    Thanks for the suggestions so far. I'm open to anyone else willing to share their suggestions as well.
     
  7. Celice

    Celice GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Maybe get a heat-shield for your lap--or if it's cold in your region, use it as a new-found heater :)
     
  8. Foxi4

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    I wholeheartedly recommend ASUS-branded laptops - they have a no-nonsense policy as far as hardware is concerned, you will not regret that purchase. With your budget, you can get quite a beast, really.
     
  9. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Any brand but Dell, Compaq, or Apple will do fine.
     
  10. Hyro-Sama
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    *facepalm*

    Thanks?
     
  11. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Sorry, there are too many people who believe Dell to the be the messiah of laptop brands. Lenovo is good, and reliable; the IdeaPad Y570 is what I have.
     
  12. Hyro-Sama
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    That can be true. My friend has a Lenovo and he's in love with it.
     
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    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Sure, the Y570 isn't top of the line, but considering the hardware (8GB DDR3 SDRAM, 500GB HDD, Core i7 26070QM which clocks up to 2.8GHz in Turbo Boost, nVidia GT555M w/1GB GDDR5), $850 was a real steal.
     
  14. BoxmanWTF

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    I also have that laptop, and it works like a charm. Glad to have it as my first laptop.
    Since the y580 is out, try that since it's now $850 IIRC.
     
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    I've been using ASUS for 5 years.

    Been having a great time with the brand so far
     
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    http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model/LX.RW602.033