Laptop Sub $1200 - Detailed / Need a good build

Corvai

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Hi all,

I am looking for a laptop that will allow me to do some gaming (nothing too hardcore, but I still want to be able to play Batman AO, Xcom, FC3, Metro etc... and probably some MMO'ish type stuff.)

I would prefer to keep the cost Sub $1200, as I plan on buying a warranty of some type because I am paranoid like that :) But I could go higher if the manufacturers warranty is awesome.

I would prefer i7, but would be ok with i5.
I want a dedicated card with a mid/high capability so I can least run most of what I want.

I want at least 8gb of RAM, a 15.6 monitor or above, Wireless+BT, Would love an SSD or hybrid, but not completely necessary in this price range.

But the biggest piece of this is build quality. I need something that will last me a good long while, as it will be toted along to various countries/states etc during my non profit adventures.

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!

PS: I've heard from friends Lenovo build quality has gotten worse.. as has Dell and a few others. Wonder if that is fairly common these days.

PPS: Also, Do any of you know of any 3rd party warranty services that also cover accidental damage that are any good?
 

rpjkw11

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I lean towards the MSI because the HDD rpm is 7200 and I was unable to find the rpm on the Asus, leading me to think it's 5400. Not a deal breaker, but I have two laptops, one at 7200 and I notice the faster HDD adds "zip" to most everything I do.
 
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