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    Looking for a new laptop <$1001

    Hey guys,

    I'm looking for a new laptop. The one I was going to purchase after my Vegas trip just went up $100 from being a killer deal at $850 to a "meh I might be able to do better" at $950. As a result I am restarting my search.

    I'm looking for a laptop that is:
    -$1,000 or less. $1,050 being the absolute max
    -17-17.3 inch screen
    -Dedicated GPU (prefer 650m+)
    -Prefer 1080p resolution but I understand that is a stretch at this price range
    -3rd gen Intel CPU, i7? I understand an i5 is perfectly acceptable for desktop gaming and an i7 is overkill but am unsure about laptops.
    -On the fence about refurbs/open boxes. Are they legit? If so, I am open to them.
    I drink craft beer, listen to a broad spectrum of music, and am an avid Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco Giants fan!

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    Finding i5 laptops w/ GPU's is near impossible, finding anything under $1000 atm will be difficult given your parameters.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834152339

    http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np6165-...wconfigure=yes

    http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np6350-...wconfigure=yes

    Honestly none of these are worth the money, they all feature 650m's and the last featuring a 660m, thing is even so the 660m is not equal to the 660 desktop card. The current Ideal laptop GPU is the 670m.

    My advice would be save up a few more dollars and aim for this laptop.

    http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/Batta..._Gaming_Laptop

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    argh must say it is easier to find a good 15" with QM + good gpu.
    is 17" really a must for screen size?
    else the 4th yurano listed is likely best to suit your needs.
    Last edited by shroudster; 2012-12-02 at 12:02 PM.

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    it is not wise to ever open a warrantied laptop it is not a desktop, buy it how your want it or do not bother purchasing. It doesnt sound like this guys income is disposable his warranty will be needed.

    I'd also note you showed a ton of laptops over his price range severely, you linked bottom barrel 5400rpm HDDs and No OS...note I went into detail about his parameters being a bit of a stretch and showed it w/ laptops under $1000 featuring gimped situations, then went on to show the $1100 laptop which is by far the best deal close to his pricing.
    Last edited by Milkshake86; 2012-12-02 at 01:50 PM.

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    Thank you all for the help and suggestions!

    I can stretch the budget to $1,200 if payment options are available. I was planning on getting in touch with one of the retailers and inquiring about a payment plan, say for example $600 up front, $600 over the next 12 months at whatever APR or 4 payments of $300, something along those lines.

    I listed $1,000 as a budget because that is what I'm willing to put down all at once.

    As for the 17 inch screen I would say it is important as the laptop is for both myself and my significant other who is helping finance and as such has a say in the matter.

    If anyone has information regarding retailer payment options I would love to listen. Obviously prefer interest-free if payed by whenever their arbitrary date is. I would just rather not spend all that money at once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asics View Post
    Hey guys,

    I'm looking for a new laptop. The one I was going to purchase after my Vegas trip just went up $100 from being a killer deal at $850 to a "meh I might be able to do better" at $950. As a result I am restarting my search.

    I'm looking for a laptop that is:
    -$1,000 or less. $1,050 being the absolute max
    -17-17.3 inch screen
    -Dedicated GPU (prefer 650m+)
    -Prefer 1080p resolution but I understand that is a stretch at this price range
    -3rd gen Intel CPU, i7? I understand an i5 is perfectly acceptable for desktop gaming and an i7 is overkill but am unsure about laptops.
    -On the fence about refurbs/open boxes. Are they legit? If so, I am open to them.
    How about MSI GT70 0ND-202US? It features 17.3-inch FHD, 1920 x 1080, ntel Core i7-3610QM (2.3GHz), 750GB 5400RPM, 12 GB DDR3(MAX 16GB),
    As I know, this item is close to your budget, you can search the recent price

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    Quote Originally Posted by carson11 View Post
    How about MSI GT70 0ND-202US? It features 17.3-inch FHD, 1920 x 1080, ntel Core i7-3610QM (2.3GHz), 750GB 5400RPM, 12 GB DDR3(MAX 16GB),
    As I know, this item is close to your budget, you can search the recent price
    :O gtx 670m for a price of 1000$? Thought they were selling it for 1.5K atleast..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faithh View Post
    :O gtx 670m for a price of 1000$? Thought they were selling it for 1.5K atleast..
    Asics said the budget can up to $1200, I searched the price get $1400. Just for reference. A little out of the budget, but still can consider

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    Quote Originally Posted by carson11 View Post
    Asics said the budget can up to $1200, I searched the price get $1400. Just for reference. A little out of the budget, but still can consider
    that is really going over the budget .....
    perhaps you were looking for this one? (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16834152335R)

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    Quote Originally Posted by shroudster View Post
    that is really going over the budget .....
    perhaps you were looking for this one? (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16834152335R)
    It's discontinued..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faithh View Post
    It's discontinued..
    likely was a demo model , staying within budget (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...658&IsNodeId=1) QM + 660M is best combo in range of the budget.

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    So there is this refurb on NewEgg that looks like it could fit my description:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834230580

    Put a $10 off coupon code in there too. I trust NewEgg but refurb makes me a little uneasy.
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    refurb are just patched up products which are most of the time on par with quality as brand new ones. (i got a wd green 3tb for +-65% of original retail price and it works 100% like any other, perhaps 1 in a dozen but refurbs are usually tested the same way as "new" laptops)

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