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About to order a new laptop

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Current laptop is crappy and can only handle the typical MS office/etc applications. Since I've got a decent amount of money saved up I've decided it's time to upgrade and potentially replace not only my laptop but my PC as well.

Any recommendations? I've had good experiences with Dell, and while HP isn't my favorite company my current laptop has been good given it's cost.

Also, solid state drives... worth it? money isn't really an issue for this(budget is around $2500 total...) so leave that out of it. I've heard amazing things about them, but I have never used one, and frankly don't know much about the pros/cons/how they work/etc.

Will be used primarily for gaming, and I want games released within the next couple years to run flawlessly on high settings.

no macs

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I would buy a cheaper laptop for work for around 600 dollars then build a 1900 dollar gaming computer. Although you may not be comfortable with that.

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^ what he said.

Just get a cheap laptop capable of media stuff and set it up with professional work environment in mind. This way the bulk of your money goes towards gaming for the future. And seriously, Build your own desktop. It is so much worth it over getting say a Dell XPS. Do not overkill on big hard drives and anything that you can easily upgrade later at bargain prices. Save your money for the jizzmachine GPUs and CPUs along with so much ram that you'll never need to worry about having to run 3 porn vids and 24 tabs in firefox with a flash video on each screen ever again.

For SSDs, make sure it's at least 80gb. Windows grows in size pretty rapidly. Win7 not so much an issue, although it still grows. It can take up to 40gb easily, so if you wanna put like games and stuff on it, you'll need a lot of space. I made the mistake of getting a 40gb SSD, and now I only have like 10gb free after like 3 or so months of win7. I only have League of Legends and Minecraft as my games on it too. Majority is Windows.

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I have a SSD on my current laptop and have never really noticed all that much difference...

I'm kinda with those guys, I don't think I would put over $1000 in a laptop, even though I did... I do almost everything on mine for work. If you've got that kind of cash to spend having a separate desktop isn't a bad idea.

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Having a gaming desktop is definitely the way to go but you can get an all in one "laptop". If you want to go that route I would suggest one of the ASUS, Republic of Gamers series laptops. I had an old Gateway FX from Best Buy that had the black tie geek squad protection on it for 2.5 years. Last Summer the laptop started having unexpected lockups and freezes, soon after two of the fans on the machine died followed by the hard drive failing. After sending the computer in twice for repairs Best Buy replaced my http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/gateway-p-6860fx/4507-3121_7-32976305.html?tag=mncolBtm;rnav For this ASUS machine http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/laptops/2010/06/02/asus-g73-gaming-laptop/1

Needless to say the 300 dollar warranty and several angry conversations with Geek Squad reps was well worth it....I would always have a dedicated gaming desktop but it certainly is nice being able to play the same games on the road as well....

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The thing with desktops is I already have a pretty nice one that can play most games. I just want a laptop for the convenience of being able to use it anywhere.

I'll probably build a desktop soon too(have built one before using Newegg), but that'll probably be after the laptop.

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If you don't mind a heavy laptop then definitely look into the ASUS ones...they are insanely fast and reasonably priced for the hardware inside....

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The thing with desktops is I already have a pretty nice one that can play most games. I just want a laptop for the convenience of being able to use it anywhere.

I'll probably build a desktop soon too(have built one before using Newegg), but that'll probably be after the laptop.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-20063052-64.html?tag=topTechContentWrap;editorPicks

Lightweight...

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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004RM940E

Quad core i7 processor, 8gb ram, 1TB hdd. $1,099. Haven't seen anything that beats that deal.

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Nice laptops. May end up ordering one.

I decided I'm just going to sell my desktop and build a whole new desktop too. Damn you guys. Was dead-set on a laptop and now I'm gonna have to spend an additional $1500 for a desktop lol.

Building it now via newegg, will post the specifics soon and you can critique them! :D

would you rather go all out on a sick processor, or get a good one with a good video card?

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