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Buying new high performance laptop

by Rangerbob86 / July 13, 2013 6:11 AM PDT

I'm looking to buy a new laptop that is fairly top of the line. I currently have an older macbook and was looking into the macbook pros, but since I want a smaller screen (I have 13.3" right now), I can't get a macbook pro that size with a quad core i7. I am now considering switching over to windows. I would prefer windows 7, but would give windows 8 a try. Things I am looking for are:

-i7 quad core
-8 gb ram w/ possibility to expand to 16gb
-13-14" screen
-ssd or the possibility to put one in
-as small/lightweight as possible
-backlit keyboard would be nice
-decent battery life

The only thing I've found so far that looks good is the MSI GE Series GE40 2OC-009US. I would rarely, if ever, play games though, and this is continuously being called a gaming laptop, so I'm not sure if that matters.

any advice would be great!!! thanks!

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Sort of like what we call cars.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 13, 2013 6:53 AM PDT

If the performance is high enough we call them a sports car. So while someone may want to call it something else such as high performance, the words still are used.

As to Windows 8, it was a no-sale for me until folk here and articles brought up Classic Shell (free and makes you wonder why MSFT was being so stubborn about it.)
Bob

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Alienware makes small screen
by orlbuckeye / July 15, 2013 9:31 PM PDT

machine like that. One thing is most likely a laptop with that small of a screen will probably only have 1 HD/SSD bay and your looking at 160-200 for a 256 GB SSD and close to 500 for a 480 GB SSD. So depending on how much you plan to store you need to consider this. I would look for 4th generation i7 as the battery life is way imporved over the rd generation i7.

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