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Old 01-13-2012, 04:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Guys,
Well i'm a guy from India. And my friend is getting me a laptop from US.

My budget is 1300 dollars, but i wanna keep it to 1250 as 50 for a good cover and mouse :P

Let me tell u my laptop needs:
1. Internet browsing
2. Gaming, but not as a pro gamer. I never got to play real games like cod mw3, crysis, etc. but i want to. i want to play the high end games.
3. Watching HD movies.
4. Doing Sony Vegas
etc.

i want a laptop cuz im going to start my college soon so i might move out and need to carry it out with me all the time.

Things i particulary need :
1. inbuild hd webcam.
2. 16.5 + inch screen size.
3. 500-750 GB hard drive
4. 6 + gb ram
5. Wifi
6. bluetooth
7.HD screen


Here is what i looked out :

Sony Vaio F series for 1340$:
  • Intel® Core™ i7-2760QM quad-core processor (2.40GHz / 3.50GHz with Turbo Boost) (Save $100, reg. price $150.00)
  • Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • 16.4" 2D LED backlit Full HD display (1920x1080)
  • Matte Black
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M (1GB) dedicated graphics
  • CD/DVD player / burner
  • 750GB (7200rpm) hard drive
  • 6GB (4GBx1 + 2GBx1) DDR3-SDRAM-1333
  • Large lithium-ion battery (7500mAh)



Any other ones guys? and is that one good for gaming / normal usage?

and do i need a cooling pad?



please suggest me a good laptop cuz im not that good.


i choose the vaio one cuz its sony :P but maybe its expensive :P
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Newegg.com - MSI GT683R-242US Notebook Intel Core i7 2630QM(2.00GHz) 15.6" 12GB Memory 1TB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
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Never heard of MSI. how is it? and does it have international warrenty?


and how is this better than the sony config?

Talyor, how is that better than the sony config?

and is MSI a good company?
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The MSI has:

RAM: 12GB vs 6GB
HDD: 1TB vs 750GB
GFX: 560M vs 540M

CPU is a bit lower, but you won't notice a whole lot between the 2.

MSI is an excellent company. They're almost at the same level as Acer.
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the CPU doesnt matter much? im not very smart with computers, so i kept on looking for the faster ones.

this doesnt have a HD screen.

buying from new egg is safe? i have never browsered it :/
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You are dealing with the high grade stuff. You are talking about 2 very close cores here. Will you ever notice a difference if you get both? I doubt it. Because the CPU is not the deciding factor in a computer. You have to weigh out the other parts.

I bought all my computer stuff that I have in my sig from Newegg.
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Newegg.com - MSI GT683R-242US Notebook Intel Core i7 2630QM(2.00GHz) 15.6" 12GB Memory 1TB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M

there are soo many cons, and ppl have alot of compaints.

why arnt my posts coming???

minidrover, well the same link that the above guy showed, the reviews are good and bad... the keyboard they say isnt good. The screen isnt.

im not sure :/
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Your first few posts may have to be moderated. Just be patient.

Do not rely wholly on Newegg reviews. Almost all of those bad reviews were written by stupid people. Read professional reviews. From other sites. General ideas.

MSI GT683R-242US With GeForce GTX 560M Review - HotHardware

MSI GT683R-242US - Notebookcheck.net External Reviews

MSI GT683R-242US 15.6 Inch Gaming Laptop Review
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wow im impressed with the reviews.

im actually buying it in May, and im excited already :P

this will be my pick unless till then something comes up which is better :P
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There will bound to be better mobile processors and gpus by then so make sure to look around when may comes because 5 months is a long period of time

and if you want a laptop cooler its good to buy from well known brands like rosewill or cooler master. I like this one because it comes with 2 fans and 4 usb ports http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834998921
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