Gaming Laptop Reccomendation

Zgranowitz

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Hello,
Hello,
I want to buy a laptop for school and home. I am looking at alienware m14x but am looking for other choices

My budget is up to $2000

I will need it to last 4 years if not more

I need at least 6 hours of battery life non gaming

I want a 6mb of cache with a core i7 processor with up to 3.7 ghz with turbo boost 2.0

Also I want 16 gb of memory

A 750gb hard drive with 7200 rpm hard drive with 64gb msata caching ssd

A blu ray internal optical drive

A memory card reader

14 to 15.4 in screen

With office home and student and windows 8 already installed

 

JackNaylorPE

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You'll see 4-5+ hours of battery usage with Optimus on performance power settings but not when gaming

I'd suggest a Clevo P150EM often marketed as a Sager NP9150 (Asterisked items are upgrades from base build). Clevo made Alienware laptops before Alienware was purchased by Dell. The 17" model is only $50 more

15.6" Full HD 1080P LED-Backlit with Super Clear (1920 x 1080) Display
Switchable GPU by NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology
Intel® GMA HD GPU
NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 675MX 4GB GDDR5 Memory *
Intel® Core™ i7-36340QM Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz) *
Intel® HM77 Express Chipset
Genuine Microsoft Windows® 8 64-Bit Edition *
Microsoft Office 2010 Home & Student Edition*
16GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 2 X 8GB* (upgradeable to 32GB)
Crucial® 128GB CM4 Series mSATA SSD - Preconfigured as an OS Drive (Primary Drive C) *
750GB 7200rpm SATA 300 Hard Drive *
6X Blu-ray Reader/8X DVD±R/2.4X +DL Super-Multi Drive*
Integrated 802.11 b/g/n wireless LAN + Bluetooth*
8 cells smart Lithium-Ion battery pack 76.96Wh
Integrated Fingerprint Reader
Free Shipping
LIFETIME Limited Labor and 3 Year Premium** Parts Warranty
$150 Discount
High Definition audio interface
S/PDIF digital output
Built-in Microphone
Built-in two speakers made by Onkyo
Built-in one sub-woofer
External 7.1CH audio output supported by headphone, microphone, S/PDIF and Line-in jack
THX TruStudio Pro
Illuminated Full size keyboard with numeric pad
W/A/S/D gaming key
Integrated touchpad with Multi-gesture and Scrolling function
1 HDMI 1.4a output Port (with HDCP)
1 DVI-I output Port (single link)
1 DisplayPort 1.1 output Port
1 USB 2.0 Port
3 USB 3.0 Ports (One powered USB port, AC/DC)
1 eSATA Port (USB 3.0 combo)
1 Mini IEEE 1394a Port
1 Headphone Jack
1 Microphone Jack
1 S/PDIF output Jack
1 Line-in Jack
1 RJ-45 LAN (10/100/1000Mbps)
9-in-1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/MS/MS Pro/MS Duo/SD/Mini-SD/SDHC/SDXC)
Built-in Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Built-in 2.0M Digital Video Camera
Kensington® Lock

Total = $2,002 after max discount
http://www.lpc-digital.com/notebook-review-members-military-and-student-discounts.html
 

JackNaylorPE

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You'll see 4-5+ hours of battery usage with Optimus on performance power settings but not when gaming

I'd suggest a Clevo P150EM often marketed as a Sager NP9150 (Asterisked items are upgrades from base build). Clevo made Alienware laptops before Alienware was purchased by Dell. The 17" model is only $50 more

15.6" Full HD 1080P LED-Backlit with Super Clear (1920 x 1080) Display
Switchable GPU by NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology
Intel® GMA HD GPU
NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 675MX 4GB GDDR5 Memory *
Intel® Core™ i7-36340QM Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz) *
Intel® HM77 Express Chipset
Genuine Microsoft Windows® 8 64-Bit Edition *
Microsoft Office 2010 Home & Student Edition*
16GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 2 X 8GB* (upgradeable to 32GB)
Crucial® 128GB CM4 Series mSATA SSD - Preconfigured as an OS Drive (Primary Drive C) *
750GB 7200rpm SATA 300 Hard Drive *
6X Blu-ray Reader/8X DVD±R/2.4X +DL Super-Multi Drive*
Integrated 802.11 b/g/n wireless LAN + Bluetooth*
8 cells smart Lithium-Ion battery pack 76.96Wh
Integrated Fingerprint Reader
Free Shipping
LIFETIME Limited Labor and 3 Year Premium** Parts Warranty
$150 Discount
High Definition audio interface
S/PDIF digital output
Built-in Microphone
Built-in two speakers made by Onkyo
Built-in one sub-woofer
External 7.1CH audio output supported by headphone, microphone, S/PDIF and Line-in jack
THX TruStudio Pro
Illuminated Full size keyboard with numeric pad
W/A/S/D gaming key
Integrated touchpad with Multi-gesture and Scrolling function
1 HDMI 1.4a output Port (with HDCP)
1 DVI-I output Port (single link)
1 DisplayPort 1.1 output Port
1 USB 2.0 Port
3 USB 3.0 Ports (One powered USB port, AC/DC)
1 eSATA Port (USB 3.0 combo)
1 Mini IEEE 1394a Port
1 Headphone Jack
1 Microphone Jack
1 S/PDIF output Jack
1 Line-in Jack
1 RJ-45 LAN (10/100/1000Mbps)
9-in-1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/MS/MS Pro/MS Duo/SD/Mini-SD/SDHC/SDXC)
Built-in Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Built-in 2.0M Digital Video Camera
Kensington® Lock

Total = $2,002 after max discount
http://www.lpc-digital.com/notebook-review-members-military-and-student-discounts.html
 

Zgranowitz

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Nov 5, 2012
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