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    Need advice on buying a laptop!

    I am looking to buy a new laptop that is portable, somewhat powerful and under $1000.
    Here is a list of things that I need/prefer...
    Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GT 540M or above
    Battery: 8 cells, like the Asus U56 with 10 hour idle battery life would be amazing
    RAM: 6 gigs at least
    Size: 14" or bigger

    The closest thing I found to this was the new samsung 7 series laptop but I hate their 500 mb AMD Radeon 6450M.

    Basically, as a student I am looking for a laptop which can play WoW on high setting with decent fps while still being able to take around college for
    the majority of the day without dying on me.

    Any advice/help in this matter would be much appreciated. Thank You.

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    Here's one from Ibuypower.com that just about fits your budget: http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/Batta..._Gaming_Laptop

    I owned the CZ-7 Ultra back in the day and Ibuypower adds no bloatware whatsoever to your system. My CZ-7 was so bloatware free that all I had installed were the basic drivers and a few cool looking wallpapers they included. Case is used by many laptop manufacturers. 8 gigs is free upgrade now, not sure if that's limited time offer! Honestly i'd jump at this one if I didn't splurge almost $3k on an Alienware M18x!

    This one from Cyberpowerpc.com is good too. I have not purchased from Cyberpower but I have heard good things: http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/X...ming_Notebook/

    Is your willing to spend a bit more money ($35) this is upgraded to the GT 555 instead of the 540 (Not quite out yet, but soon): http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/X...ming_Notebook/

    I know it might be a bit funky to buy from an online custom pc company like these, but there are many success stories. There are return policies and warranties just in case. This is what the budget-concious gamer does when he wants to save money but not sacrifice on hardware!
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  3. #3
    Here's another possibility:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834246222
    Pretty much the same specs as the last one isendar linked but 8gb ram and costs less.
    The other main difference is it's a 1366x768 res instead of 1920x1080. You'll get much higher settings/fps at lower res though.
    If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One... now I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds.

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    And yet my choices were gaming laptops with no bloatware. The Lenovo is fine, but if you want something with an emphasis on gaming, my choices seem impressive! Also its not like the price was that dramatically more!
    "Quit rolling your fat, greasy, cheetos grubbing fingers all over the keyboard!" - Random Burning Crusade Raider circa 2007
    "...tinkering with hardware...more or less electric LEGO for masochists." - Partial quote from Joel Johnson of Kotaku.com
    1/11/06 N/A Ten Day Guest Pass Expired = Vanilla Veteran Proof! (Haters still gonna hate)
    Never forget, that you were warned about the Mists of Pandaria. YOU were WARNED! (10/21/11)

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