Wanted: Lightweight performance discrete-GPU laptop

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Jul 17, 2013
1. What is your budget?
As low as possible to fulfill the requirements below.

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
I don't really care about screen size, I could get by with an 11" or 17" screen just as long as the weight is below 1.4 kg/3lbs. However under 15" would be nice.

3. What screen resolution do you want?

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Very portable.

5. How much battery life do you need?
Three or four hours should be adequate.

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
Minecraft high detail
Nitronic Rush/Distance high detail
I want flexibility to expand into more demanding games as well.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
Gaming is the most high-performance task I will be performing.

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
I don't care, I never really maxed out my 160gb HDD from my desktop.

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
Three or four years.

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc
A lack of an optical drive is preferred as it will take up space and weight.

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
I prefer Asus but don't tend to judge laptops by brand.

13. What country do you live in?

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.

Three laptops I'v been considering:

Gigabyte p34g: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4636#kf
probably too pricy though, and more power than I really need.

Eurocom Monster 1.0: http://web.eurocom.com/ec/ec_model_config1(1,228,0)
Heavy and somewhat outdated hardware.

Sony Fit E14:http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SYCTOProcess?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&LBomId=8198552921666564152&categoryId=8198552921644944498
Perfect, only two pounds too heavy. Touch screen is always a plus.
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