Looking for a new laptop with preferred specs

serenepain

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Hi. I am looking for a new laptop and Ive been looking around for a while but cant seem to find anything close to these specs for around $1000.

Specs that I want are as follows:

2 hard drive bays (for ssd and hdd)/(important)
include at least 1 7200rpm HDD with 500gb+ (I will buy and install SDD)
i7 quad core processor, 2ghz+
8gb ram
nvidia graphics card 740m or higher
17.3" screen with 1920x1080 res
CD drive
at least 2 USB 3.0
4-5 hours of standby battery life or a expandable removable battery (important)

If anyone has a clue as to which laptops come close to these specs please help me.
 

velo3100

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Personally I would go with the asus as they are known for gaming. But if you provide the specs I can have a look.
 

orlbuckeye

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The Acer has a HD and SSD. My Alienware has a 256 SSD and 1 TB HD. They also have a model with 4 256 SSD RAID 0.
http://www.cnet.com/products/acer-aspire-v3-772g-9460-17-3-core-i7-4702mq-windows-8-64-bit-12-gb-ram-1-tb-hdd-plus-120-gb-ssd/
 

serenepain

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but the acer has an ssd and an extra bay for a 3rd harddrive which is tempting

 

orlbuckeye

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Yes you can always upgrade to a ssd but if the machine only has one drive bay it could cost at least double to get a ssd the same size as your HD. Plus alot of high end game machines will allow you to upgrade CPU and GPU.
 

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The ASUS has two drive bays as well as mSATA. SSD upgrades cost MUCH less than CPU/GPU upgrade. You're not making much of a case.
 

orlbuckeye

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I'm not trying to make a case I think the Asus is a good machine and a good choice. I'm just saying that some system allow you to upgrade the CPU and GPU. My statement is about other computer besides Asus. I myself need a second hard drive with a SSD while others a 256 SSD alone will fit their needs. I'm just bringing up a point of what he need to think abotu when purchasing, I'm not trying to push away from Asus.
 
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