Solved! New Gaming/Portable Laptop for College?

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Hey everyone, I've been doing a lot of research and am in need of a gaming laptop that is also mobile for college. I need to be able to stream/play sc2 on it, while also being able to take it to class and take notes if needed. I don't want to be hauling around a 50 pound device. I've been doing a lot of research and found some good laptops, and I'd like to get the community's advice as well :)

My budget is around $2k, so I have a wide range of laptops to choose from.

15.6" or 14" seems to be the best monitor size, I had a macbook pro that was 15" for the past 4 years of high school, but I want to stay clear of macs. a 14" would be perfectly fine as well

The "F Series" by MSI seems like a good line of laptops, although I'm not sure how well the 1 gb ddr3 nvidia graphics card will work for sc2 & streaming?

http://www.msimobile.com/level2_productlist.aspx?id=110&order=priced

Asus also has a good line of laptops here:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006550%2050001315%2040000032%20600004344&IsNodeId=1&name=15%22%20-%2015.6%22

I was also thinking of customizing a clevo laptop on avadirect as well, but time is running short and I'll need my laptop in about a month from now:

http://www.avadirect.com/Gaming-Notebooks

and I've heard good things about this laptop:

http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np5160-clevo-w150hn-p-2999.html

thoughts n help? :)
 

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Thank you for the recommendations Pyree :)

I'm also looking at 14" notebooks, since 15.6" seems a bit big to carry around so any recommendations on those would be great too :)
 

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I think 14-inch is ideal for carrying than 15-inch screen laptop. But if you need the super performance : Asus G53 might be a good choice.
 

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We rule that out already. The G53 series still on 1st gen i5/i7 and not cheaper than Sager using faster 2nd gen i5/i7.
 

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i am just gonna throw this out there...

have you considered splitting your budget between two systems?

you could get a i5 13.3"-14" laptop from toshiba, lenovo or sony, and leave yourself with ~$1200 for a desktop, which would be plenty to build a i5 2500k system. I think you would get a much better bang for your buck this way and fulfil both your mobile needs and high quality gaming ambitions.
 
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