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    Us light laptop with discrete video card

    1) What is your budget? max $1200

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?

    b. Ultraportable; 11" - 12 screen
    c. Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen

    3) Where will you buying this notebook? You can select the flag of your country as an indicator.

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Like:
    b. Dislike: hp

    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistrubited?
    No

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    light gaming if needed/ hd videos

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

    8) Will you be playing games on it; if so, which games or types of games?
    yes

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    at least 5 hr if possible

    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?
    buying online is okay
    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows (XP or Vista), Mac OS, Linux, etc.

    windows 7

    Screen Specifics

    12) From the choices below, what screen resolutions would you prefer?
    (For more details, please scroll to the glossary section at the bottom)

    d. WUXGA - 1920x1200; Very small text and icons, that can be hard to read. Lots of stuff fits on the screen, which means less scrolling. Good for applications that require a high level of detail like CAD or Photo Editing.

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen?
    (For more details, please scroll to the glossary section at the bottom)

    doesn't matter

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you? no

    15) When are you buying this laptop and how long do you want this laptop to last?
    3 years

    Notebook Components

    16) How much hard drive space do you need; 80GB to 500GB? Do you want a SSD drive?

    no ssd, at least 360 gb

    17) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a CDRW/DVD-ROM, DVD Burner or Blu-Ray drive?
    not needed

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    Default Re: light laptop with discrete video card

    Hi there! And welcome to the NBR Forums!

    You could give a look to the Sony VAIO SR series that carry a 4570HD.
    They are quite nicely priced for what you get, and that is a quite capable GPU.

    BTW, WUXGA on laptops smaller than 15 inches is impossible to find. Highest you are going to get is 900P like Sony VAIO Z or Dell Studio 14z.

    Hope this helps!
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    Default Re: light laptop with discrete video card

    Serg is right, however a Vaio Z with that res would be out of your price range, and the Dell 14z screen is okay(from what I am told), and isn't as nice as the Vaio Z's screen.
    Sony Vaio TT-160N 4gb of ram.

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    Default Re: light laptop with discrete video card

    14.1" Asus UL80VT to be released around 18/10. G210M/X4500 hybrid with SU7300-1.3 in 14.1" form factor for ~US$850. Asus also has turbo33, allowing a 33% overclock. This system will move the goalposts.

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    Default Re: light laptop with discrete video card

    Last edited by ahl395; 10th October 2009 at 01:12 PM.

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    Default Re: light laptop with discrete video card

    Wasnt the F6Ve discontinued? I havent found it, but if not, that is a great option to consider, using a mainstream GPU (128bit card) in a 13 inch body, that is a great laptop with some power inside!

    Thanks ahl395, I had forgotten about that one.
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    Default Re: light laptop with discrete video card

    I would suggest the Vaio SR over the F6ve as they both have the same spec, but the Sony, has a better screen quality, and last I heard better battery life(around 4.5 hours).
    Sony Vaio TT-160N 4gb of ram.

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    Default Re: light laptop with discrete video card

    Quote Originally Posted by Serg View Post
    Wasnt the F6Ve discontinued? I havent found it, but if not, that is a great option to consider, using a mainstream GPU (128bit card) in a 13 inch body, that is a great laptop with some power inside!

    Thanks ahl395, I had forgotten about that one.
    Gentech says: Temporary Sold Out, Pre-Order

    So, my guess is either they just dont have any in stock right now. Or it is being refreshed maybe?

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    Default Re: light laptop with discrete video card

    thanks for the help
    i think i'm going for the asus ul30vt

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    Default Re: light laptop with discrete video card

    great choice. It just came out, and the switchable on it sounds like a win to me.
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