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willing to spend 2300 before taxes?

by aaron123de / June 24, 2012 5:17 PM PDT

My budget is 2300, I dont really want to go over that. What is the best laptop/ gaming laptop I can get? should I go with the new macbook retina because of the screen and mobility?

I have also looked at the Alienware m17x. I customized it with these specs:

i7-3820qc up to 3.7GHz
8 gb ram
2 GB AMD Radeon HD 7970
and the true HD screen.

With these customizations it comes in at 2379.99, so a little more than i really want to spend. Is it worth it to save $200 and go with the i7-3720QM up to 3.6GHz?

What other options are out there? Battery life is somewhat important to me as I will be taking it to school, do you think the m17x will last on low settings just taking notes and browsing the web??

Any suggestions welcomed! Thanks.

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Which makes me ask if you would be upset
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 24, 2012 5:57 PM PDT

If the average gaming laptop would need repairs in year 2 or 3. Gaming laptops are still shorter life span laptops with repairs running more than double a desktop.

Is that OK?
Bob

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Yes save the 200
by orlbuckeye / July 1, 2012 3:12 AM PDT

because the power in gaming is the graphics card over the processor.

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