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    Laptop buy, can you beat it...

    I think not...

    if your looking for a laptop...

    this is i7 speed for 550$ shipped.

    MSI A6400-042US 15.6-inch Core i5 2.3GHz Laptop - LogicBUY

    my friend is looking and I cant find anything even CLOSE to this speed.

    MSI's are good quality also.

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    not bad....but the resolution is piss-poor for that size, and i'm sure the GPU is a pile of horsedung--not to mention the hard-drive is slow (7200rpm min, imho). i LOVE my msi 15.6"...but there's no way i'd have bought it if it didn't have a 5870 & at least 1080p resolution.

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    7200? please... Cmon get an SSD drive... why do you need the resolution? This would be a software development machine... speed is king.

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    That's a pretty good deal. I think I would drop a new HD in it and call it a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikes2nd View Post
    7200? please... Cmon get an SSD drive... why do you need the resolution? This would be a software development machine... speed is king.
    ask everyone that same question about the iphone4. i mean, i don't even like apple...but there's a reason for the resolution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inperfectdarkness View Post
    ask everyone that same question about the iphone4. i mean, i don't even like apple...but there's a reason for the resolution.
    I've said this in about every thread you complain about screen resolution.... MOST consumers don't care. Until they do and start buying more expensive models to get the better screens then nothing is going to change, and YOU will still be paying more for you gaming video card/screen.

    I have NEVER in my life had a customer come in looking for 1080p 15" screen on a laptop. granted I get more business oriented customers, and every day joe's than college kids or gamers.

    That is a killer price for an i7 laptop.
    Edit: its only an i5.... still a good deal though for a sandy bridge.
    Last edited by 91stealthrt2; 05-02-2011 at 03:13 AM.

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    Personally, I need high res because I can't stand working on a "small" screen. With the higher res, I can fit more on my 15.4 or 15.6" screens.

    I can't stand it either when i get on my computer at work and the screen is set to 1024x768 or even 800x600.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NickS VR4 View Post
    Personally, I need high res because I can't stand working on a "small" screen. With the higher res, I can fit more on my 15.4 or 15.6" screens.

    I can't stand it either when i get on my computer at work and the screen is set to 1024x768 or even 800x600.

    this x 1000. screen real-estate is a big factor for me. even if it wasn't...having a higher resolution screen means that the same size image/gif/icon is displayed with a larger pixel count, rendering it sharper, crisper, clearer. yes, i know i'm the minority. i also know that 6 years ago, business laptops had higher resolutions than today's offerings. i'm baffled by consumer's welcoming of reverse-progress in mobile computing.

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    actually found a better deal... Toshiba... 539$, not the newest chipset but Toshiba with one of the best quality laptops..

    yes STILL the lower resolution... Smaller screen is a requirement btw...

    $539 Toshiba Satellite L655-S5144 15.6" Notebook: Core i5-480M 2.66GHz, 4GB Memory, 320GB HDD, Windows 7 Premium - PSK2CU-11R01U

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