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    Laptop Suggestions?

    Hello folks, i know this forum probably gets a bunch of these per day but I've always had great success from the community here. I'm looking for a new laptop to purchase and the specs I'm requesting are below. I dont think I'm asking for too much...lol. Thanks in advance for your responses.

    Primarily looking for something in the super light/ultra thin arena
    Intel Core i3/i5
    6GB RAM
    13"-15" LCD decent resolution (No touch!)
    HDD/SSD Size (Dont care)
    Web cam
    Back lit KB (HUGE Bonus!)
    HDMI Port (Must!)
    Decent battery life
    Do not exceed $600.00

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    Glossy or matte screen? Dunno if that will help people narrow down options, but its an important factor for me... I've always worked on matte screens, though the glossy ones do seem nice for movies. Seems like the reflections would drive me crazy though.

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    There are a lot of laptops available in the market with a lot of features. It's not easy to decide that which is better. however, Here are some suggestion about best laptops.
    Alienware M17xR4.
    Alienware M18x.
    Dell XPS 15 (Summer 2012).
    Eurocom Scorpius.
    Maingear Pulse 11.
    MSI GT70 0NC-011US.
    MSI GT70 0NE-276US.
    Origin EON17-S.
    Razer Blade (2012).
    Samsung Series 7 Gamer
    I hope above mention list help you to choose one best.

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    From what you listed as must haves, it sounds like you are looking at an ultra book.

    Ultrabooks between $500-$750 - 6GB RAM
    Gaming / Streaming Rig:
    CPU: i7 980x @ 4.2
    Cooler: NH-12U
    RAM: GSkill 1600Mhz 12GB
    Mobo: Asus R3E
    GPU: MSI R9 290x
    Storage: OS: Adata 128GB SSD Data: 4 x 1TB in RAID5
    Case:800D
    PSU: Revolution 85+ 1020w

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    I prefer a matte screen myself but could "deal" with glossy. WOW, their are a TON of options in my price range..lol. This might make it more difficult. Thank you for the suggestions so far I'll be looking into all your posts!

    PS: No Dell, I find them to be cheaply built...

    I guess a more important question is what BRAND of laptop do you prefer & why?
    Last edited by Techie714; 03-07-13 at 11:14 AM.

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    If price were not the limiting factor, I would get this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834230669

    I prefer Asus products myself. I have had several, and they hold up to my daily routine for years. That being said I also have an old (from 2002) Acer that still works to this day!
    Gaming / Streaming Rig:
    CPU: i7 980x @ 4.2
    Cooler: NH-12U
    RAM: GSkill 1600Mhz 12GB
    Mobo: Asus R3E
    GPU: MSI R9 290x
    Storage: OS: Adata 128GB SSD Data: 4 x 1TB in RAID5
    Case:800D
    PSU: Revolution 85+ 1020w

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    Yea, I'm thinking of either ASUS or Lenovo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techie714 View Post
    Yea, I'm thinking of either ASUS or Lenovo?
    Both have decent products in the price range you are looking at it seems!
    Gaming / Streaming Rig:
    CPU: i7 980x @ 4.2
    Cooler: NH-12U
    RAM: GSkill 1600Mhz 12GB
    Mobo: Asus R3E
    GPU: MSI R9 290x
    Storage: OS: Adata 128GB SSD Data: 4 x 1TB in RAID5
    Case:800D
    PSU: Revolution 85+ 1020w

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    Man, ASUS has SO many different options! I was going to go with that Lenovo U410 but it got a lot of bad reviews? I "think" I'm going to get one of these, but not sure which one would be the best fit for me.
    http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-U47A-RS51...I2Q0RWPHYSUDKC

    http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-U47VC-DS5...I2N171Y1MSL7V3

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    Both look very similar in performance to me.. But one has discrete graphics (nVidia 620) and 2 extra GB of RAM. I guess its up to you if you think the nvidia GPU / bonus RAM is worth the extra couple hundred bucks!
    Gaming / Streaming Rig:
    CPU: i7 980x @ 4.2
    Cooler: NH-12U
    RAM: GSkill 1600Mhz 12GB
    Mobo: Asus R3E
    GPU: MSI R9 290x
    Storage: OS: Adata 128GB SSD Data: 4 x 1TB in RAID5
    Case:800D
    PSU: Revolution 85+ 1020w

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