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Laptop with the longest longivity and durablity

I've been looking to buy a laptop for quite a while now. I'm not sure if i would call myself a hardcore gamer since I do play games quite a lot but I don't really care for the games that have high demands like Crysis and such (not saying that they are bad games or anything). What I'm looking for is a labtop that will last me at least 5 years of fairly frequent use without any serious problems but the specs are high enough that it can play the mid-level games within that time. $1200 is probably as high as I'll go.

ATM, I'm looking at this Asus laptop (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+Laptop+with+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B2+Duo+Processor+-+Black/9556125.p?id=1218124208054&skuId=9556125&st=asus). I'm no computer expert but it looks fairly good,

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See your title?

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Remember that laptops are 5 year designs. Get a gaming laptop and that drops since all the heat and more kill the longevity.

And how about the battery? At 300 cycles that's one year. You have to upgrade that if you must be on battery power often.

So let's be honest here. Gaming laptops have shorter life spans. If you want good game for the money, get a console or desktop. Cramming it all into a laptop ups the price and lowers the life span.
Bob

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I'm well aware that desktop are much better suited for gaming and are more powerful dollar for dollar but they don't have the convenience of a laptop. Like I said though, I'm not looking for a laptop to play high end games, I just want one that can last the longest (it doesn't have to compare with a desktop, just last the longest compare to other laptops). I don't care too much about how long a battery can last without an outlet as long it doesn't affect the overall longevity of the laptop itself since I'm gonna be at an outlet fairly often.

Also, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M (http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-260M.14559.0.html) or NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M (http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-330M.22437.0.html). The former has a larger memory but the latter seems to have faster speeds. I've heard that you don't need more than 512MB video memory since you're usage is not gonna go pass that so speed is better. If the former is better, by how much is it better?

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To see how much better one chipset is over the other.

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