Recommend an Ultrabook for Gaming and Photoshop?

anhizer

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Im looking at purchasing a gaming ultrabook, mostly to play WoW but also newer games in the future. I also want a system that will work well with editing photos using Photoshop and possibly lightroom. I want to get a very up to date system that is near the beginning of its life cycle. Some other requirements that i would like it to have:
Fast processor (I7)
16gb Ram
Fast GPU (maybe the newer gforce 970?)
SSD w/ min 256gb
I would like a HDD too, but this isnt a firm requirement.
I would like to spend around $2,000, but $2,500 is OK.
I am located in the US if that matters.

I like the look of the new Razer Blade as it meets most of my criteria.

I have also looked briefly at the MSI and Gigabyte systems, but i am a little concerned about their build quality. Are there any other systems i should be considering?
 

anhizer

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So yeah, i guess "ultrabook" is not exactly the correct term. I want to get something similar in build quality to a macbook pro - size and weight are important to me as I would like to use it for travel.

what about the 970 leads you to believe that it will die in a year? is it the thermal properties?

i don't plan on doing a LOT of gaming, but i want something that is powerful enough that i dont have to keep using a desktop. I have an older desktop that i have been using for photoshop and gaming, but i would prefer to use a laptop.

Honestly, if i cant find something that fits my criteria im probably not going to bother buying anything at all.
 

Ragez234

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You're looking for a gaming laptop, Ultrabook is a type of Intel laptop that has a low power Intel processor and is a very small form factor with increased battery life. Gaming laptops are very bulky/heavy and have very minimal battery life.

You are looking for the gaming laptop type right?
 

velo3100

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This is very difficult as gaming laptops tend to be big. Ultrabooks and gaming don't go together. I would suggest a gaming desktop and maybe an ultrabook for photoshop. This is so that the laptop you choose won't die in a year, trust me, it will if it has a gtx 970m in a this chasis.
 

anhizer

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So yeah, i guess "ultrabook" is not exactly the correct term. I want to get something similar in build quality to a macbook pro - size and weight are important to me as I would like to use it for travel.

what about the 970 leads you to believe that it will die in a year? is it the thermal properties?

i don't plan on doing a LOT of gaming, but i want something that is powerful enough that i dont have to keep using a desktop. I have an older desktop that i have been using for photoshop and gaming, but i would prefer to use a laptop.

Honestly, if i cant find something that fits my criteria im probably not going to bother buying anything at all.
 

Ragez234

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I custom built my laptop on http://www.sagernotebook.com/home.php, I too traveled a lot and she was my pride and joy. You can custom build your laptop to your liking.

I've had mine for over 4 years and am still able to play new games on high 1080p settings. Price is a little steep, but the build quality is superb.
 
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