Need suggestions for 1500 - 2000 usd laptop (lightweight, 14-16 inches)

Magnusbbc

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Hey there. I am looking for a good quality, light weight (under 2.5kg), gaming laptop. Since I already have a desktop, I am mostly gonna be using it for school use and visiting friends. I also need it for travel purposes. (I am out of country 3 months a year).
Things I need:
At least 3 hours of light duty battery life
Really good gaming performance
Mobility

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE
■ Country of purchase: USA
■Budget range: 1500-2000, if less then great.
■Purpose : School, gaming (when visitng friends and traveling), light weight
■Screen size preference: 14-16 inch
■OS preference (Windows/ Mac/ Linux): Windows 8.1
■Gaming requirements (example games and desired fps/settings): Battlefield 4, arma 3 on very high or ultra with 40-60 fps.
■Performance requirements (video, CAD, etc.): General use
■Brand preferences and reasons : No preference
■Any particular style that you like (examples are great): N/A
Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced)
■Long battery life -vs- Low weight: balanced
■Build quality -vs- Low price: Build quality
■Low noise/heat -vs- High performance: High performance
Would you pay a premium for something that has:
■High resolution screen: Yes
■A great keyboard: Yes
■A great touchpad/mouse buttons: No
■ Great audio: No

■Atleast 128 gb SSD, preferably more.
Backlit Keyboard
 

XtremeAero426

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Here's some good recommendations:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834233053
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152601
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152398
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834233043
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834198040
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152549

This is the best 14" gaming laptop ($2200):
http://www.razerzone.com/store/razer-blade

I personally recommend this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834233043 @ $1700
GTX 880M + 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD + 8GB DDR3 RAM + Intel i7 Quad Core @ 2.8 Base 3.8 Turbo
 

XtremeAero426

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Jan 4, 2014
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Here's some good recommendations:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834233053
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152601
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152398
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834233043
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834198040
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152549

This is the best 14" gaming laptop ($2200):
http://www.razerzone.com/store/razer-blade

I personally recommend this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834233043 @ $1700
GTX 880M + 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD + 8GB DDR3 RAM + Intel i7 Quad Core @ 2.8 Base 3.8 Turbo
 
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