How is this laptop? (Gaming & College)

Elrondel

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http://www.costco.com/HP-ENVY-17-Quad-Leap-Motion-Laptop-%7c-Intel-Core-i7-%7c-4GB-Graphics-%7c-Backlit-Keyboard-%7c-Home-%2526-Student-2013.product.100095362.html

I saw this deal at Costco. The 4GB graphics definitely seemed too good to be true (I e-mailed HP and have not yet received a response; Costco was e-mailed as well and replied that it was what HP told them to put up or something to those words). How does the rest of it look for the price? LEAP tech. certainly looks interested to me; even if it doesn't work well, it's a show-off piece of tech. really.
Thanks for any opinions. My real question is if it's worth the price point it's at.
 

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I have the 17" version of that Fangbook, but with a GTX770m. It's brand new, but I'm impressed with the quality and performance. The only games I play Flight Sim 9 & 10, otherwise the GTX765 would have sufficed. The 4700MQ and HQ are both great CPUs. Enjoy whatever you buy.
 

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In my opinion smaller is a lot better in college as battery is usually longer and it makes it more portable. I would recommend a maximum size of 15-16 inches based on my experience. For the specs it is relatively expensive and only has 1600 by 900 screen, not good for 17 inch.
 

Elrondel

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Not so concerned about the size because I've been carrying around a heavy load for the past few years anyway :) I realize 17 inches is fairly large but I'm not worried about that; more worried about the specs vs price.
 

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Absolutely do not buy HP/Compaq as they are some of the worst that anyone can buy as their machines are prone to board issues, even a Mac would do you better than HP and they don't need repairs as often.
 

Elrondel

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I despise Macs.
Any other suggestions besides the Battalion laptop?

Currently considering

Case 1 x Battalion 101 W355STQ 15.6" Full HD 1920x1080 LED-Backlit Display Laptop w/ Fingerprint Reader
Processor 1 x Intel® Core™ i7-4800MQ Mobile Processor (4x 2.7GHz/6MB L3 Cache)
Memory 1 x 16GB [8GB x 2] 1600MHz DDR3 SO-DIMM Laptop Memory - **FREE Upgrade to G.SKILL** Corsair or Major Brand
Video Card 1 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M 2GB GDDR5 Video w/ NVIDIA Optimus [W355STQ]
Free Stuff 1 x [FREE] - GG Cruiser PC200-I Headset /W 4-Pole and 57mm speaker within. - FREE with any System ($29 Value)
Free Stuff 1 x [Free] Connected Travel Power Adaptor - FREE with any Laptop ($29 Value)
Free Stuff 1 x [FREE Game Download] - GRID2 - FREE with Intel 4th Gen Processor
mSATA SSD Drive X
Primary Hard Drive 1 x 1 TB 7200rpm Super Slim Laptop Hard Drive - Single Drive
Data Hard Drive 1 x 64 GB ADATA SP900 SSD - Single Drive
Optical Drive 1 x 6x Blu-Ray-R/8x Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + 16x CD-R/RW Combo Drive [W355STQ]
Flash Media Reader / Writer 1 x Built-in 9-in-1 Media Card Reader/Writer [Laptop]
Sound Card 1 x Creative Sound Blaster Cinema/W 2 Built-in Onkyo Speakers
Network Card 1 x Built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN [Laptop]
Internal Wireless Network Adapter 1 x 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi + Bluetooth Combo [W350ST]
Operating System 1 x Windows 8.1 + Office 365 Trial [Free 30-Day !!!] 64-bit
Mouse 1 x iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Mouse
USB Ports 1 x Built-in 1x USB 2.0 + 2x USB 3.0 + 1x USB 3.0 / eSATA Combo Ports [Laptop]
Carrying Case X
Video Camera 1 x Built-in 2.0 Mega Pixels Digital Web Video Camera
Warranty 1 x Standard Warranty Service - Standard One(1) Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support
Rush Service 1 x No Rush Service (Ships in 10-15 Business Days)

$1306 with coupon
 

rpjkw11

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I have the 17" version of that Fangbook, but with a GTX770m. It's brand new, but I'm impressed with the quality and performance. The only games I play Flight Sim 9 & 10, otherwise the GTX765 would have sufficed. The 4700MQ and HQ are both great CPUs. Enjoy whatever you buy.
 
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