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New Laptop Search

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by AlbusPHolmes, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. AlbusPHolmes

    AlbusPHolmes The Alchemist

    Aug 18, 2011
    After committing the rookie sin of spilling soda over my current gaming laptop and possibly wrecking the motherboard (I'm still holding out on a tiny bit of hope that my job's IT guy will be able to bring it back to life, but it's not turning on so...) - I'm in the market for a replacement. I looked on Amazon and Newegg but there's just too much variety and noise to wade through, so I thought I'd hit here for recommendations.

    My budget is somewhere between $1000 - $1200, but I can shell out something a teensy bit more if worth it - I just want something with specs better than my oldone, something that can handle current game titles at decent fps. Just for reference, these are the specs I had before:
    • Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz (Turbo to 3.5 GHz).
    • 1TB 7200RPM Hard Drive. 16GB RAM.
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB GDDR5 with Optimus Technology.
    • 3x USB 3.0, 1x HDMI, 1x MiniDisplay. SDXC Card Reader. 802.11 A/B/G/N. Gigabit Ethernet Port. 720P HD Webcam
    Thanks in advance for suggestions!
  2. carl

    carl Slug Club Member

    Oct 25, 2006