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Old Apr 25, 2012, 11:35 AM   #1
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Default Laptop: Cheapest option with these requirements?

17" screen
1TB HDD
6GB of RAM
Either AMD or nVidia GPU
Upper end i5/i7

I've been out of the laptop world and didn't even know about this "turbo" mode crap they're doing now. I was wondering why there are so many low clocked i7s out there, but I guess that's the whole idea.

So, what would something like the above run?
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Easily $1000+
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Hmm, that's what I was seeing, but there were so few choices at the $1k level I wasn't sure. I'm guessing the GPU is the biggest price hike, the RAM seems pretty standard anymore and i5s are all over the place.
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Keep an eye out for deals on Dell Outlet, I got a like new XPS 17 with 8gb ram, 2.2ghz i7, 750gb HD, 1080p screen, 3gb Geforce GT555M for $750 shipped.
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Keep an eye out for deals on Dell Outlet
Also look on craigslist/ebay. Someone might have a powerful laptop they are just trying to get rid of. If you are a student, Dell and HP have discounts you can get if you have a .edu e-mail address.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834214604

This is the closest thing I can think of -- it has relatively weak CPU, though (and it is out of stock, too).

http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np6175-...er-p-4345.html

If you are willing to opt for non-major brands, you can get this, too -- can be configured with quad-core, too. I am not sure about its quality though.

Adding 200-300$ more would give you far more options.
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