Gaming Laptops w. Good Warranty Service (Do I Need It?)

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  1. dkris2020

    dkris2020 Notebook Evangelist

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    I wanted to ask this because I recently because I was curious about buying a new laptop from a company with a good warranty service. I had an Alienware 17 that I used regularly and I was very pleased with their tech service (under warranty), however I would want the AW 15 and yet there are a few things about that notebook that keeps me from buying. What I was wondering is if there are other manufacturers with similar warranty services (accidental damage, tech repairs, etc.)?

    This is what I am primarily looking for in laptop specs:
    - 15" or 17" (if 17 - under 7lbs)
    - FHD display with IPS and/or high sRGB coverage (80%+)
    - 4+ hours battery (Balanced/ non-gaming)
    - 965m or better/ i7 Quad Core (no ULV)
    - Full Numpad
    - DURABLE (Less plastic, more metal)


    General Questions

    1) What is your budget?
    - $1000 -$1500+
    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    - 15" / 17" Thin + Light
    3) Where will you buying this notebook? You can select the flag of your country as an indicator.
    - US

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Like: Dell/Alienware
    b. Dislike: None
    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?
    - New Redistributed

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    - Streaming, Video/Photo Editing, Gaming

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?
    - Taking different places

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? If so, please state which games or types of games?
    - Yes/ CoD, CS:GO, Minecraft, Tera/MMORPGs

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    - 4 hours non-gaming

    10) Would you prefer to see the notebooks you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK?
    - Online is Ok

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows (Windows 7 / 8), Mac OS, Linux, etc.
    - Windows/Mac

    Screen Specifics

    12) From the choices below, what screen resolution(s) would you prefer? Keep in mind screen size in conjunction with resolution will play a large role in overall viewing comfort level. Everyone is different. Some like really small text, while others like their text big and easy to read. Click here for Screen resolution information.
    - 1920x1080 - IPS/High sRGB coverage (80%+

    13) Do you want a Glossy/reflective screen or a Matte/non-glossy screen?
    - Matte

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    - Yes

    15) When are you buying this laptop?
    - June - July

    16) How long do you want this laptop to last?
    - 2+ years

    Notebook Components

    17) How much hard drive space do you need? Do you want a SSD drive?
    - 1tb storage/ SSD is ok but not needed

    18) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a DVD Burner, Blu-ray Reader or Blu-Ray Burner?
    - No
     
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  2. Quikster

    Quikster Notebook Deity NBR Reviewer

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    I'd look at the Sager NP8651/Clevo 650SE 970m 5.5lbs 4720HQ CPU and you can configure RAM/HD/OS how you want
     
  3. dkris2020

    dkris2020 Notebook Evangelist

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    So how's Sager's warranty service?
     
  4. KCETech1

    KCETech1 Notebook Prophet

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    depends on the retailer you purchase from. it will be a depot warranty however as AW tends to be the only one that has an onsite service unless you get into non gaming business units.
     
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    dkris2020 Notebook Evangelist

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    I mean the Sager looks pretty good, but most outlets don't offer true accidental damage coverage ( considering the cost of the machine, it is much needed).
     
  6. Quikster

    Quikster Notebook Deity NBR Reviewer

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    if you're really that concerned could always get something like a squaretrade warranty, their accidental coverage is very good and reasonably priced at least, on my netbook it was which is the only time i've bought it and used it myself.
     
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    Ramzay Notebook Connoisseur

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    Lenovo offers on-site warranty service.
     
  8. TomJGX

    TomJGX I HATE BGA!

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    However the Y50 only has a 860M/960M and they have quite a few limitations with HDD space etc..
     
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