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Lark_216

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1. $3,000 USD budget

2. 13"-17", weight doesn't matter

3. 1400x???

4. It is a desktop replacement

5. Battery doesn't matter, min 2 hrs

6. only basic games like WoW or DotA, regular quality

7. primarily used for programming (compile/debug, local db operations, some web design e.g. Photoshop)

8. min 256 GB with SSD option (8gb+), prefer 32GB RAM

9. no specific sites

10. 2-4 years+

11. No optical drive needed, dvd or bluray reader optional

12. previously used a Dell Precision 6800 and was satisfied; shying away from ASUS based on reviews

13. Living in the US
 

Lark_216

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Thank you. I've had several recommendations for MacBooks and Sager notebooks. I settled on a customized Sager NP8171-S
 

JacobVR

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The specific work you are going to do on the laptop should not be done on a laptop. You can split the $4000 in half, build a high end desktop and get a very powerful laptop as well. Having two separate computers would also help for testing your game builds on different machines. Along the lines of filming, get a laptop/monitor that has an IPS screen in it.
 

Lark_216

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Yep, this is my plan. I'm salvaging parts from my old desktop whose mobo failed and buying a few new parts with my remaining budget.

 
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