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Need a laptop for video editing and gaming...

#1SlashmanSGPosted 10/9/2013 8:24:51 PM
Or at least as much gaming as I can do. Needs to have a good processor and lots of RAM and hard drive space, though I can get an external later. Some sort of dedicated GPU as well. Looking for something around $1k. Any help would be great.
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#2HydroCannabinolPosted 10/9/2013 8:27:45 PM
1k would get you a desktop. Try double that.
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#3dennis941012Posted 10/9/2013 8:32:42 PM
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#4mess98Posted 10/9/2013 8:32:56 PM

I'm going to get a lot of flack for this... but Alienware doesn't really have that "brand tax" that they used to have and are fairly close to market standards when it comes to pricing their hardware.

The $1000 model comes with a decent gaming GPU.
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#5MasterDonGeroPosted 10/9/2013 8:34:52 PM
dennis941012 posted...

$2,000 laptop with a 735M? What kind of idiot would buy that?
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#6ATARIJAWAPosted 10/9/2013 10:33:59 PM
MasterDonGero posted...
dennis941012 posted...

$2,000 laptop with a 735M? What kind of idiot would buy that?

Lol that's not even a gaming level card. It's a multimedia card.
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#72Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 10/9/2013 10:35:47 PM

I'd go for the 949.00 one.
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#8DoramiPosted 10/10/2013 6:52:45 AM
My suggestion is large screen and high resolution to accommodate the video editing. You can turn down the resolution for games, but you can't make screen real estate appear for video editing if your resolution is too low.

So something like this:
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#9SlashmanSG(Topic Creator)Posted 10/10/2013 7:31:22 AM
Some nice options guys, thanks. I went to ibuypower and started playing around, what do you think about...

Battalion 101 W670SRQ 17.3" Full HD 1920x1080 LED-Backlit Display Laptop w/ HDMI Port, USB 3.0, eSATA port, Li-Ion Battery, Universal AC Power Adapter
Intel® Core™ i7-4800MQ Mobile Processor (4x 2.7GHz/6MB L3 Cache)
8GB [8GB x 1] 1600MHz DDR3 SO-DIMM Laptop Memory - Corsair or Major Brand
Video Card
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2GB GDDR3 Video w/ NVIDIA Optimus [W670SRQ]
Primary Hard Drive
1 TB Laptop Solid State Hybrid Drive with 64MB Cache Single Drive
Optical Drive
8x Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + 16x CD-R/RW Combo Drive [W670SRQ]
Flash Media Reader / Writer
Built-in 9-in-1 Media Card Reader/Writer [Laptop]
Sound Card
3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
Network Card
Built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN [Laptop]
Internal Wireless Network Adapter
802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi + Bluetooth Combo [W670SRQ]
Operating System
Windows 8 + Office 2010 Trial [Free 60-Day !!!] - 64-bit
USB Ports
Built-in 1x USB 2.0 + 2x USB 3.0 + 1x USB 3.0 / eSATA Combo Ports [Laptop]
Carrying Case
Video Camera
Built-in 2.0 Mega Pixels Digital Web Video Camera
Standard Warranty Service - Standard One(1) Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support
Rush Service
Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days
Free Stuff
1 x [FREE Game Download] - GRID2 FREE with Intel 4th Gen Processor
1 x Extra Li-Ion Battery [W670SRQ]
1 x Extra Universal AC Power Adapter [W670SRQ]
Free Stuff
1 x [FREE Game Download] - Final Fantasy XIV: ARR Free with purchase of any Intel 4th Generation Processor

For $1164?
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#102Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 10/10/2013 4:45:28 PM
That looks good for the price. I didn't notice any obvious problems.
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